The lights are on
In addition to announcing a new free-to-play option, Electronic Arts said today total subscribers for Star Wars: The Old Republic have slipped below 1 million. EA did not provide a new number, but did say it's "well above" the 500,000 subscriber mark the publisher needs to break even.
The publisher said this past May it saw subscriptions drop from 1.7 million after the game's launch to 1.3 million.
"The message from players exiting the game is clear – 40 percent say they were turned off by the monthly subscription," said EA Labels president Frank Gibeau. "And many indicated they would come back if we offered a free-to-play model."
Yikes, well its a good thing I didn't buy it. I was pretty excited for it, but heard mixed opinions on it, at least now I can give it a chance and see if its for me.
You know when you just don't want to see someone or something do badly and they do? It hurts. I love Bioware and TOR, but there just wasn't enough to keep me...or, apparently, many others. I am not wise enough to tell them what to do to make the game better, but I truly hope they figure it out. F2P is a good step (never thought I'd say that ***), so we'll see if things improve.
Good, this game was an abortion after 1.2, like I've said earlier, they should have focused on balancing the game based on metrics, not based on community tears. They ruined one class entirely and skewed all the others in some way as to make them unenjoyable.
Most definitely. When this game goes fully free-to-play, I will probably start playing it again. It just seems like some of the more successful new MMO IPs are going free-to-play. I did have a lot of fun playing SW:ToR, but not enough to justify the 15/month. So, yeah. I'm on board for this.
I was turned off by the subscription fee since it came out.
Im really not surprised. I played this game for 3 months after launch before the tedium set in. A good story doesnt make up for boring combat, and gameplay taken straight from WoW. As a Jedi I shouldent be right clicking bosses to death.
This isn't surprising at all. When it goes F2P would be nice to see how many active players there are
Well that's not good.