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Cover-up: MMORPG.com staff is trying to conceal TOR's low population!

nekrothingnekrothing Blah, CAPosts: 302Member

http://screenshot.xfire.com/s/121712995-4.jpg

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I've recently been posting some screenshots of TOR's population, only to have them be continually deleted by the MMORPG.com staff. They're trying to cover-up the fact that this game is dying, even when hard evidence is being provided, by deleting any screenshots that showcase this game's true population. These three screenshots were deleted within minutes of being posted to the gallery.

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  • TalgenTalgen Reading, PAPosts: 400Member

    meh.

  • just1opinionjust1opinion Kansas City, MOPosts: 4,844Member

    Xfire only tracks Xfire users.  In the entirety of my gaming career since 1995, I have never known an Xfire user.  I'm not sure who uses Xfire, but it's far from a number that creates a scientifically or statistically accurate profile of ANY game's population.

     

    This doesn't mean SWTOR's population is healthy, it simply means that Xfire is not the way to analyze it.

    President of The Marvelously Meowhead Fan Club

  • ktanner3ktanner3 lakeland, FLPosts: 4,074Member Common

    Never a dull moment.Some of the conspiracy theorists here are more entertaining than 9/11 truthers.

    Currently Playing: Star Wars The Old Republic

  • nekrothingnekrothing Blah, CAPosts: 302Member

    Originally posted by just1opinion

    Xfire only tracks Xfire users.  In the entirety of my gaming career since 1995, I have never known an Xfire user.  I'm not sure who uses Xfire, but it's far from a number that creates a scientifically or statistically accurate profile of ANY game's population.

    I'm not tracking statistics through xfire. I used xfire to take pictures of my character in what are supposed to be highly populated areas during prime-time hours, only to end up being the only character in the zones at the time.

    xfire has nothing to do with any of this other than the fact that that's where I hosted my pictures.

  • Four0SixFour0Six Missoula, MTPosts: 1,181Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by ktanner3

    Never a dull moment.Some of the conspiracy theorists here are more entertaining than 9/11 truthers.

    +1

     

    Might I tweak it a bit?....ToR Truthers...

  • nekrothingnekrothing Blah, CAPosts: 302Member

    Originally posted by ktanner3

    Never a dull moment.Some of the conspiracy theorists here are more entertaining than 9/11 truthers.

    It's not a "conspiracy theory" if it's true.

    Whenever I post photos like these in the MMORPG.com gallery, they are always deleted within minutes of being uploaded.

  • KakkzookaKakkzooka Waterbury, CTPosts: 591Member

    Wow! Only 1 other person in that zone during prime time? I knew things were grim in World of TORcraft . . . but not that grim.

     

    Are the Jedi Pandas any fun to play?

    Re: SWTOR

    "Remember, remember - Kakk says 'December.'"

  • Ambros123Ambros123 Neverneverland, TNPosts: 877Member

    Originally posted by just1opinion

    Xfire only tracks Xfire users.  In the entirety of my gaming career since 1995, I have never known an Xfire user.  I'm not sure who uses Xfire, but it's far from a number that creates a scientifically or statistically accurate profile of ANY game's population.

     

    This doesn't mean SWTOR's population is healthy, it simply means that Xfire is not the way to analyze it.

    Actually what X-Fire DOES show is the decrease thrend.  It IS a sample.  It shows a proportionate decrease or culmative frequency more or less I beleive is the term.

    Regardless you might want to look at the pics before responding as it apears you didn't since as the pics are not graphs but in-game pics.  What I got out of it was that there was one or two people in a zone.  A republic fleet, Illium, and forget the third at what should be peak hours.  Midnight, 9 PMish and forget the third.  Granted the biggest fault is there is display of the server which not sure you could even display it in game.

  • BardusBardus Cornet, ALPosts: 460Member

    So you make a thread on MMORPG.com about MMORPG.com deleting your stuff? We'll see how long this one makes it LOL.

     

    Keep up the tenasity bro, maybe you'll find some outlet that will cover the story for you that doesn't get paid off by BioEA.

     

    Yeah yeah tin foil hat but I like it.

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  • just1opinionjust1opinion Kansas City, MOPosts: 4,844Member

    Originally posted by nekrothing

    Originally posted by just1opinion

    Xfire only tracks Xfire users.  In the entirety of my gaming career since 1995, I have never known an Xfire user.  I'm not sure who uses Xfire, but it's far from a number that creates a scientifically or statistically accurate profile of ANY game's population.

    I'm not tracking statistics through xfire. I used xfire to take pictures of my character in what are supposed to be highly populated areas during prime-time hours, only to end up being the only character in the zones at the time.

    xfire has nothing to do with any of this other than the fact that that's where I hosted my pictures.

     

    Ahh, gotcha.  I don't always click on links that I'm unfamiliar with so....didn't quite get your point.  Thanks for clarifying.

    President of The Marvelously Meowhead Fan Club

  • reploidxreploidx Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 320Member Uncommon

    cute how you're screaming at the top of the mountain declaring the death of TOR and you haven't disclosed your Time Zone and what server you are on. [mod edit]

  • EnoshEnosh SulinciPosts: 140Member

    cool,

    DOOOOOMED

    along with

    in one post

  • PsythosPsythos Muncie, INPosts: 123Member

    Tor is doing fine. Its a fun game. its still very young and that is no excuse for it, it is a fact. people will come and go but you can bet it will be doing just fine for years to come.

    I see a lot of these types of posts and to be very honest it reminds me of small children hinting something to an adult to get their opinion because children have a hard time forming their own.

    The fact is plenty of people are playing and really like the game. If you dont why would you waste time in your life to preach about it. This is what tells me you are looking for help in forming an opinion.

  • darkehawkedarkehawke SouthendPosts: 178Member

    I have footage of Obama personally ordering the cover up of the SWTOR population figures. Meet me under the water tower at midnight and I'll tell you everything. Come alone, and make sure you're not followed.

     

    Currently playing- SWG PreCU & GW 2
    Have tried WoW, AoC, & Vanguard, SWG:NGE, GW, LOTRO & SWTOR
    Best MMO: SWG
    Worst MMO: SWTOR

  • crysentcrysent cedar rapids, IAPosts: 837Member Uncommon

    While I usually avoid conspiracies - mmorpg.com has raved about ToR in recent months.  I can't remember how many times in articles about the game they have used the words "groundbreaking", " Innovative", "fun" and other hyperboles to describe the subpars mechanics or ToR.

    Would it really surprise anyone that a gaming company paid a gaming website to give them some good press?  Is it that far fetched? 

  • arctarusarctarus nilPosts: 2,570Member Uncommon
    TS, it'll be good if you can.post it at the.official forum.also. there's an out cry over there for server mergers for quite sometime now, which I think bw refuse to do it in hoping that patch 1.2 will bring players back.

    if this site really deletes thread bade on truth than its really sad, means only glorified discussion regarding games are allow.

    phew ... good thing I didn't bash wow XD

    RIP Orc Choppa

  • UkiahUkiah Austin, TXPosts: 273Member

    I don't QUITE think this is what they had in mind when they came up with the Infinity Monkey Theorem...

  • KorgborgKorgborg waldorf, MDPosts: 116Member

    Originally posted by just1opinion

    Originally posted by nekrothing


    Originally posted by just1opinion

    Xfire only tracks Xfire users.  In the entirety of my gaming career since 1995, I have never known an Xfire user.  I'm not sure who uses Xfire, but it's far from a number that creates a scientifically or statistically accurate profile of ANY game's population.

    I'm not tracking statistics through xfire. I used xfire to take pictures of my character in what are supposed to be highly populated areas during prime-time hours, only to end up being the only character in the zones at the time.

    xfire has nothing to do with any of this other than the fact that that's where I hosted my pictures.

     

    Ahh, gotcha.  I don't always click on links that I'm unfamiliar with so....didn't quite get your point.  Thanks for clarifying.

    +1  just1

    We need more of this type of exchange. :D

    If you cut it too short you can always nail a piece on the end.

    If you cut it too long then what the hell are you gonna do?

  • BardusBardus Cornet, ALPosts: 460Member

    Originally posted by nekrothing

    Originally posted by just1opinion

    Xfire only tracks Xfire users.  In the entirety of my gaming career since 1995, I have never known an Xfire user.  I'm not sure who uses Xfire, but it's far from a number that creates a scientifically or statistically accurate profile of ANY game's population.

    I'm not tracking statistics through xfire. I used xfire to take pictures of my character in what are supposed to be highly populated areas during prime-time hours, only to end up being the only character in the zones at the time.

    xfire has nothing to do with any of this other than the fact that that's where I hosted my pictures.

    Just1opinion this is your lucky day! Meet the OP, he's an Xfire user. 1st time for everything I guess huh? Also, like he said, he's not posting Xfire statistics so that debate does not count here.

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  • KakkzookaKakkzooka Waterbury, CTPosts: 591Member

     

    "Hello! I'm looking for a group for Hammer Station. Come in."

     

    ::pensive static and crackling::

     

    "Hello? Hel . . . damnit. Maybe if I put this tinfoil hat on, I'll be able to boost my signal. LFG for Flashpoint!!  DPS Jedi Panda, looking for Tank and heals, Hammer Station. Mom, QUIT LAUGHING AT ME BACK THERE!"

    Re: SWTOR

    "Remember, remember - Kakk says 'December.'"

  • arctarusarctarus nilPosts: 2,570Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by reploidx

    cute how you're screaming at the top of the mountain declaring the death of TOR and you haven't disclosed your Time Zone and what server you are on. Fail troll is Fail

     

    TS is from US, screen shots showing 8pm, which is prime time, sometimes a little bit of clicking helps...

    RIP Orc Choppa

  • RefMinorRefMinor MyTownPosts: 3,452Member
    Originally posted by reploidx

    cute how you're screaming at the top of the mountain declaring the death of TOR and you haven't disclosed your Time Zone and what server you are on. Fail troll is Fail

     

    http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=350700&page=98

     

    This is a 98 page thread on the official Forum entitled "are Server populations dropping" I don't believe when a game is booming that type of thread gains so much traction, it is not the only thread, there are massive "please merge the server" threads and "SWTOR is dying" ones too. It seem the SWTOR players also believe that there is a problem, or maybe they are the players who don't believe in SWTOR hard enough.
  • ByzokByzok Kenosha, WIPosts: 8Member

    What is the point of your post?  If you do not like the game, move on or return to what ever entertains you. 

  • spookydomspookydom BristolPosts: 1,782Member Uncommon

    As much as I want to flame the O.P the pictures do not lie. What I would like to ask though is what server where you on? Not that it really matters but a few of them did turn into ghost towns a month after release. I do remember beeing the only toon in fleet once but that was one morning at 4am not at peak time like this.  Also, I am pretty sure I have seen one of these pictures before in the gallery a few months ago, it was on the front page for some time  It was one of these or somebody elses doing the same thing. It would have been cool if your player search was for the whole server rather than specific zones.

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  • ktanner3ktanner3 lakeland, FLPosts: 4,074Member Common

    Originally posted by darkehawke

    I have footage of Obama personally ordering the cover up of the SWTOR population figures. Meet me under the water tower at midnight and I'll tell you everything. Come alone, and make sure you're not followed.

    I KNEW IT!!! Not only can Obama hide his birth certificate and make the media not care, but he is now reaching into gaming. This man MUST be stopped. 

    /SARCASM OFF for those that can't tell sarcasm when they read it.

     

     

    Currently Playing: Star Wars The Old Republic

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