EA has today revealed their latest financial report
showing Star Wars: The Old Republic has dropped from last year's reports
of 1.7 million active subscriptions to 1.3 million, a loss of 400,000 members.
EA has officially stated that the decrease in numbers is due to a cycling of "casual and trial players", or better known as the "Honeymoon" period of new MMOs. While not all bad news, the financial report did also bring a small hint at the next patch, titled "Allies". There is no word yet as to what will be in the patch, but likely something that can entice those numbers to come back.
In other EA news, the Q4 report revealed a staggering 6.8 million players still engaged in Battlefield 3's explosive warfare, with new content becoming available this May and June. EA's Play4Free brands are also generating roughly US$2 million each week, a staggering amount that just goes to show how profitable free-to-play brands are.
The full Q4FY12 report is available here
Posted 12:14pm 08/5/12
Posted 01:30pm 08/5/12
Tried to retrieve it the password/reset it and they refused.
On the other hand, my WoW account was cancelled sub before all the b.net linking and was stolen/linked to an 'exploit' account.
Blizzard quite easily retrieved my account after identifying names from Credit Cards matched my b.net account and not the other random thing (plus I knew the characters/account name/what the password still was).
Posted 02:10pm 08/5/12
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Posted 11:37pm 08/5/12
Same. The reddit commentary on this really didn't inspire me either, sounds as bad as I initially feared.
Posted 10:05am 09/5/12
Each to their own but I'm still enjoying it, its kept me from going back to WoW for the past 6 months or so and thats more than any other MMO has managed to do.
When you consider games like Warhammer Online or AoC were down to a few hundred thousand people a couple of months after release, holding onto 1.3 million players 6 months after release is not a bad effort at all.
Posted 10:10am 09/5/12
Posted 10:29am 09/5/12
Hahaha true, but, there was mostly negativity.
It's me. There was mostly negativity.
Posted 10:59am 09/5/12