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Will it really be that crowded tomorrow?

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Will it really be that crowded tomorrow?

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Orlannd
11.14.2012 , 04:35 PM | #31
Never play, on patch day

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Elear
11.14.2012 , 04:36 PM | #32
Quote: Originally Posted by Kadin View Post
I expect to see a huge influx of old players that have been gone but regarding new players, not so much...
You know, many old players already resubbed for CC, so it's not like they all are going to suddenly come back, many already did(for some time). And even new players won't all drop on us tomorrow. It's F2P, it won't go back to being paid game, they have time, if not tomorrow then next day, next week, next month. Many people that really couldn't wait for F2P decided to buy game and are playing with us already. There might be new wayve of people that are strongly oposed to paying, but I doubt it's going to be that huge.

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NasherUK
11.14.2012 , 04:40 PM | #33
There will be a huge rush when it opens. Then in-game chat will be full of "OMG this needs to be like wow...wow does it this way so every other MMO in the universe should to!......its to hard, it should be easy like wow!" etc for weeks like it was at launch...

Then it will calm down again.

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CosmicKat
11.14.2012 , 04:51 PM | #34
Quote: Originally Posted by NasherUK View Post
There will be a huge rush when it opens. Then in-game chat will be full of "OMG this needs to be like wow...wow does it this way so every other MMO in the universe should to!......its to hard, it should be easy like wow!" etc for weeks like it was at launch...

Then it will calm down again.
Don't count on it. There are far more WoW haters than lovers out there. WoW bashing is a sport on other games with F2P.

If only developers could figure that out...

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TrakonBazzaak
11.14.2012 , 07:21 PM | #35
Quote: Originally Posted by Codek View Post
It sounds very much like your just burning through the new content after every patch and then join the group that cries "the end is near" as population drops before the next big patch. This cycle has been around for nearly a decade now across all MMO's. It not like any of this is new or even different in any way.

Every patch simply further progresses the game, the rate at which content is released will most likely not improve going forward so try not to get your hopes up if that's what you are looking for.
The end is not near..

The end is HERE.

There is no critical mass, This game is as much of a ghost town as any unpopular mmo out there.

If you are one of the folks who thinks the new billing model is going to bring about some huge resurgence in playerbase, you have another thing coming.


Nothing can stabilize this game outside of content that is not raids, warzones, or leveling. Something has to be done, and that stuff aint it.
It may be nobody wants to be heroes except when it doesn't count, when it isn't challenging, that people would rather fight "pretend evil" than the real thing, but I don't personally believe that. I still think people are better than that.
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Moorqueen
11.14.2012 , 07:23 PM | #36
ther will be no discernible increase in players

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grombrinda
11.14.2012 , 07:40 PM | #37
Quote: Originally Posted by TrakonBazzaak View Post
There are a two things people arent seeming to get about the model EA is going with here.

1. It will not be F2P, it will be buy to play with a freemium billing model. There is still the matter of a 15 dollar box cost that will keep most of the f2p crowd out of the game.

2. The free model is only there to get people who already played the game to return. Remember the quote by John Riccitiello that basically said the number one reason people left was due to the subscription costs.


The bottom line here is we wont see a resurgence in the population until EA developes and releases compelling content.

As it sits, I only stay subbed so my 7 year old son can play his way through the story on his guardian.

There is NOTHING compellin g about the endgame, the pve is too easy, and teh pvp is too repetitive.

No mini games, no world pvp, no compelling space experience....

The game isnt meant to be played like an mmo, and they have said as much. They expect people to play through the class stories they are interested in, buy crap from the item shop while leveling, muck around in endgame for a while, and stop playing.


Damion Schubert

"We have not focused on making our content replayable. We have taken a lot of heroic quests -- particularly the group quests -- and made all those replayable. What we have spent the most time on since launch is beefing up the legacy system, which is designed to get you to play the other really good content. We will probably continue beefing that up because it's our best stuff."


I dont see too much excitement in Swtors future honestly.

EA has pretty much chalked this one up as a fail, let go most of the staff, and given up on marketing.

The cash shop is pretty much there to milk what little money that can be milked from us until be get bored.
Have to agree with him. Learn to read between the lines.
Looks like they are only going to do fp's and op's from here on out with emphases on "legacy" .
Yeah..i wish this game works out..we'll see.
As for servers being healthy..go to the Apac server, roll a toon and tell me how they are before you throw that out there.
We didn't start the Star Wars,They were already fightin' em,since George was writing them!!

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ZirusZero
11.14.2012 , 07:47 PM | #38
All my characters that have ships are on them so I don't have to wait an eternity to load once the queue's up.
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HammersteinSW
11.14.2012 , 07:51 PM | #39
Kinda wondering about this.

I mean the game is dirt-cheap by now, some stores had CEs for less than 20$ and the regular game is currently 10.65$ on Amazon. I mean that is less than a cinema ticket plus snacks.

So considering the low entry fee I think that most people who want to try the game already did so.

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Codek
11.14.2012 , 07:55 PM | #40
Quote: Originally Posted by TrakonBazzaak View Post
The end is not near..

The end is HERE.

There is no critical mass, This game is as much of a ghost town as any unpopular mmo out there.

If you are one of the folks who thinks the new billing model is going to bring about some huge resurgence in playerbase, you have another thing coming.


Nothing can stabilize this game outside of content that is not raids, warzones, or leveling. Something has to be done, and that stuff aint it.
Why are you still here?
~Codek