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Old 07-31-2012, 04:37 PM   #511
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http://kotaku.com/5930634/star-wars-...on-subscribers

I think part of the reason they are going F2P is due to them losing alot of subscribers. They are sitting at less then a million right now.
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Old 07-31-2012, 04:44 PM   #512
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I think they could've handled that sort of subscriber base if they didn't spend $200+ million making the damn game.
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Old 07-31-2012, 04:54 PM   #513
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When did they every have more than a million? It's been in the hundred thousands since the start.
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Old 07-31-2012, 04:57 PM   #514
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No, it hasn't.

When I said months ago that it broke records as the fastest growing MMORPG ever, I meant exactly that. Its bubble has since popped, though.
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Old 07-31-2012, 05:09 PM   #515
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I wouldn't be surprised if they were 'embellishing' a bit, considering the stakes and the state of EA right now.
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Old 07-31-2012, 05:20 PM   #516
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Yeah, those aren't really the kind of numbers that can be "embellished". Because that would be fraud.
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Old 07-31-2012, 05:24 PM   #517
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Yeah, those aren't really the kind of numbers that can be "embellished". Because that would be fraud.
"Let's lie to our investors! That's totally cool, right?"
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:19 PM   #518
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"Let's lie to our investors! That's totally cool, right?"
In the conference call they had with some of their investors, like Goldman Sachs, I believe they did just that, or so I heard. (Said they didn't do the math for the numbers, not just of swtor, but stuff in general dropped them from the call or something)
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:07 PM   #519
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I think they could've handled that sort of subscriber base if they didn't spend $200+ million making the damn game.
BUT VOICE ACTING D:

Seriously, has there been any other game with that kind of ridiculous budget?
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:11 PM   #520
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Nope. It was the most expensive game ever made.

They did it because World of Warcraft is also the highest grossing game of all time. They wanted a piece of Blizzard's pie and saw all that money as an investment.

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In the conference call they had with some of their investors, like Goldman Sachs, I believe they did just that, or so I heard. (Said they didn't do the math for the numbers, not just of swtor, but stuff in general dropped them from the call or something)
You would have to cite that. They had unhappy investors, and for very good reason, but I don't believe they lied to anyone.
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:47 PM   #521
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What experience did Bioware have in multiplayer gaming before ToR started developing anyways?

Seems bizarre that they'd go from doing single player RPGs almost exclusively, to making the most expensive game ever, in a difficult to manage genre, that they've never dabbled in before.

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Old 08-01-2012, 11:01 PM   #522
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Neverwinter Nights.
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Old 09-02-2012, 02:25 AM   #523
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So, I bought this game. Finally. Getting close to a year after launch and right before it goes free to play (but not free to purchase). Saw it pretty cheap ($14), so I figured why not. Gonna give this a spin for a little bit. Not the best time for it, right before a new WoW expansion, but whatever. I never expected to play it for very long anyway.
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Old 09-02-2012, 04:33 PM   #524
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I'm sure no one plays this anymore, but what servers are people on?
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Old 09-02-2012, 06:54 PM   #525
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Oh well. Just picked The Bastion (PvP) as my server anyway. Went Empire. Bounty hunter. Name's Kaellisa.

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Old 09-02-2012, 09:28 PM   #526
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Some of the choices in this game are vague. I just ended up paying for some dudes' burials with my mission earnings and I so did not want to do that. I should've just said to let them rot.
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Old 09-03-2012, 01:08 AM   #527
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Had I seen this sooner I would've said that I'm on the Harbinger server (West Coast PvE). Currently have like 3 level 50s. Here's a pic of my Sith Warrior, Morganlafey, and my Trooper, Sharen. Both are level 50. The other 50 character is my Consular, Garnet'alexa. Hadn't taken a picture of her yet. Also, since you're just starting, here's a tip: If you don't like the choice of dialogue you chose, press ESC to leave the conversation and try again.



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Old 09-03-2012, 07:55 AM   #528
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Mako is a real bro. Lady. Person.

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Old 09-03-2012, 09:22 AM   #529
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I tweaked a familiar UI!



Also, Jesus was a pothead.
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Old 09-04-2012, 05:42 AM   #530
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I'm going to be a burn victim.
I don't even remember saying this, nor do I remember why, but it looks like it came true.
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:19 AM   #531
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New character. Sith inquisitor. Name's Azshylen.



Actually enjoying her more than the bounty hunter so far.
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:32 AM   #532
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She purty.
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:37 AM   #533
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Free to play starts today. I think.

So, time to track down a cheap copy of the game somewhere. This is pretty well timed too, cause my WoW subscription runs out in two days.
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:40 PM   #534
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The party jawa is hilarious.
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Old 02-07-2013, 11:04 AM   #535
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I played this back when it was subscription and quit.

Every time I go back to play it now that its F2P I can't play long because of how horribly gutted this game is for F2P players
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