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Gamescom 2014 Swtor more then 1 mill log in every month

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  • DrannyDranny BarnsleyPosts: 276Member Uncommon

    Fake it must be a hacked live stream *wink*

  • TamanousTamanous Edmonton, ABPosts: 2,125Member Uncommon
    It is how successful f2p works. Tons of players but only a small percentage actually fund the bulk of the income. Only a small percentage of those players could be considered dedicated end game players. All that matters is money though and their cash shop has proven to work ... it is a fucking annoying mess to play because of it, but it works.

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  • PepeqPepeq Poway, CAPosts: 1,487Member Uncommon
    LOL, if a million people log on every month, a million people also log off every month... doesn't really say much does it?
  • 0effort0effort NicosiaPosts: 103Member

    How many clicks though?

    You what mate.

  • ElRenmazuoElRenmazuo Alexandria, VAPosts: 4,551Member Uncommon
    Is 1 mill monthly log ons a lot for a free to play game, especially one with Star Wars name attached to it?  Because league of legends has 12 million log ons "daily"
  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAPosts: 18,455Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Pepeq
    LOL, if a million people log on every month, a million people also log off every month... doesn't really say much does it?

    It says a million players play each month. That's what it says.

    Some games don't even have a million players.

    All they are trying to say is that their game has some appeal.

  • RobsolfRobsolf Grand Rapids, MIPosts: 4,247Member Uncommon
    given that their f2p model is pretty crappy, I'd bet that's mostly subbed players.
  • TyggsTyggs Syracuse, NYPosts: 412Member Common
    Originally posted by Robsolf
    given that their f2p model is pretty crappy, I'd bet that's mostly subbed players.

    Now that you can buy account unlocks from the GTN for credits, it isn't too bad at all (if you have tons of creds that is).

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  • Sevenstar61Sevenstar61 Centreville, VAPosts: 1,690Member Uncommon

    It's a great game, I love it, I play it from launch and I don't think I will get ever bored of it. Happy to hear from EA main guy that game is doing great. Not that I do not know that as a fact LOL. Logging every day and seeing plenty of people around just confirms it.

    And as someone says F2P is not bad, as you can get everything on galactic market for ingame credits.

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  • ArclanArclan Chicago, ILPosts: 1,494Member Uncommon

    There are a lot of star wars fans in the world; and marketing goes a long way. Telling us 1 million are logging in each month is pretty lame data. Why not tell us how much $ the cash shop is generating; how many subs they have; how long their average customer sticks around, etc; how much $ they are getting per player, and the standard deviation.

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  • BigdaddyxBigdaddyx California, WAPosts: 1,985Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by ElRenmazuo
    Is 1 mill monthly log ons a lot for a free to play game, especially one with Star Wars name attached to it?  Because league of legends has 12 million log ons "daily"

    Considering how crappy and limited F2P model of SWTOR is i don't believe that those are F2P players. So comparison with LOL is pointless.

  • BigdaddyxBigdaddyx California, WAPosts: 1,985Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Sevenstar61

    It's a great game, I love it, I play it from launch and I don't think I will get ever bored of it. Happy to hear from EA main guy that game is doing great. Not that I do not know that as a fact LOL. Logging every day and seeing plenty of people around just confirms it.

    And as someone says F2P is not bad, as you can get everything on galactic market for ingame credits.

    Sorry that is false. The biggest blow for F2P player is credit limit. And you can not remove that through GTN or CC.

    F2P is like a limited trial version good enough to play only storylines. Anything more and you are sevearly limited.

  • cerulean2012cerulean2012 Colorado Springs, COPosts: 367Member Uncommon
    Glad to see the game is still doing well.  I jump back to it every few months for a month or two.  If they ever change the ftp restrictions and improve on them then I would be back even more.
  • Sevenstar61Sevenstar61 Centreville, VAPosts: 1,690Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Bigdaddyx
    Originally posted by Sevenstar61

    It's a great game, I love it, I play it from launch and I don't think I will get ever bored of it. Happy to hear from EA main guy that game is doing great. Not that I do not know that as a fact LOL. Logging every day and seeing plenty of people around just confirms it.

    And as someone says F2P is not bad, as you can get everything on galactic market for ingame credits.

    Sorry that is false. The biggest blow for F2P player is credit limit. And you can not remove that through GTN or CC.

    F2P is like a limited trial version good enough to play only storylines. Anything more and you are sevearly limited.

    And it should be. If you enjoy the game, you should support it.  I am saying though that those who prefer to grind credits as F2P can get the unlocks and other stuff. it is available for those who want to do that.

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    Imperial Agent - Rise of Cipher Nine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBBj3eJWBvU&feature=youtu.be
    Imperial Agent - Hunt for the Eagle Part 1http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQqjYYU128E

  • BigdaddyxBigdaddyx California, WAPosts: 1,985Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Sevenstar61
    Originally posted by Bigdaddyx
    Originally posted by Sevenstar61

    It's a great game, I love it, I play it from launch and I don't think I will get ever bored of it. Happy to hear from EA main guy that game is doing great. Not that I do not know that as a fact LOL. Logging every day and seeing plenty of people around just confirms it.

    And as someone says F2P is not bad, as you can get everything on galactic market for ingame credits.

    Sorry that is false. The biggest blow for F2P player is credit limit. And you can not remove that through GTN or CC.

    F2P is like a limited trial version good enough to play only storylines. Anything more and you are sevearly limited.

    And it should be. If you enjoy the game, you should support it.  I am saying though that those who prefer to grind credits as F2P can get the unlocks and other stuff. it is available for those who want to do that.

    You said 'you can get everything'. i just wanted to correct that. Only way to raise credit cap is by subbing. 

  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryPosts: 7,205Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Sevenstar61
    Originally posted by Bigdaddyx
    Originally posted by Sevenstar61

    It's a great game, I love it, I play it from launch and I don't think I will get ever bored of it. Happy to hear from EA main guy that game is doing great. Not that I do not know that as a fact LOL. Logging every day and seeing plenty of people around just confirms it.

    And as someone says F2P is not bad, as you can get everything on galactic market for ingame credits.

    Sorry that is false. The biggest blow for F2P player is credit limit. And you can not remove that through GTN or CC.

    F2P is like a limited trial version good enough to play only storylines. Anything more and you are sevearly limited.

    And it should be. If you enjoy the game, you should support it.  I am saying though that those who prefer to grind credits as F2P can get the unlocks and other stuff. it is available for those who want to do that.

    Ah, the old, a sub is the only way to be a supporter angle. That's pretty original. I guess the nearly $200M (about half their revenue) in cash shop purchases that helped propel it to #4 as a sub-game don't count. If it weren't for players purchasing through the cash shop, and you don't need a sub for that, the game wouldn't have even made the charts.

    The game is fun playing with a sub. They did do that right. Their F2P model pretty much sucks though. It's better than ArcheAge or AoC, but worse than most others like STO, Neverwinter, LotRO, EQ2, Marvel Heroes, and Tera. If you want to play in the Star Wars universe this is a good game, but lets not get crazy and pretend they have a good F2P setup.

  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryPosts: 7,205Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Bigdaddyx
    Originally posted by Sevenstar61
    Originally posted by Bigdaddyx
    Originally posted by Sevenstar61

    It's a great game, I love it, I play it from launch and I don't think I will get ever bored of it. Happy to hear from EA main guy that game is doing great. Not that I do not know that as a fact LOL. Logging every day and seeing plenty of people around just confirms it.

    And as someone says F2P is not bad, as you can get everything on galactic market for ingame credits.

    Sorry that is false. The biggest blow for F2P player is credit limit. And you can not remove that through GTN or CC.

    F2P is like a limited trial version good enough to play only storylines. Anything more and you are sevearly limited.

    And it should be. If you enjoy the game, you should support it.  I am saying though that those who prefer to grind credits as F2P can get the unlocks and other stuff. it is available for those who want to do that.

    You said 'you can get everything'. i just wanted to correct that. Only way to raise credit cap is by subbing. 

    Also, don't forget the quest rewards restriction. That one was huge.

  • IkedaIkeda Largo, FLPosts: 2,204Member Uncommon

    Peaked in on this one the other night.  Sucked me in.  I'm "premium" because of my initial CE purchase.  Apparently my security token since launch has been giving me free creds for all my inactive time.  I'm still looking at it so I'm not sure all the paywall implications yet but there's quite a bit that seems to have been resolved/added in 3 years.  

    My ONE gripe... I lost Bob the Jedi.  I logged in during the initial wave of names and snagged Bob.  He has subsequently been lost to server merges.  I also lost Sgt. Shultz and Steve the Sith.

    So many lost.  "as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror"

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  • baphametbaphamet omaha, NEPosts: 2,838Member Uncommon


    Originally posted by Robsolf
    given that their f2p model is pretty crappy, I'd bet that's mostly subbed players.

    from their perspective, their F2P model is working as intended. it gets you playing the game and forces you to sub.

    the better f2p models out there from a players perspective usually are tied to older or crappy games.

    i haven't played SWTOR in a long while but i am happy people are still enjoying it.

  • TheLizardbonesTheLizardbones Arkham, VAPosts: 10,910Member
    Originally posted by Robsolf
    given that their f2p model is pretty crappy, I'd bet that's mostly subbed players.

     

    If most of a million people logging in are subscribers, I would be pretty happy, if I were EA/Bioware.  It's not the 2 million that some dumb @ss executive predicted, but it's nothing to sneeze at either. :-)

     

    The game has been at the "about a million people every month" for a long time now.  I did not particularly like it, either as a P2P or a F2P game, but they are obviously doing something right.  I could not tell you what it was, but it has to be something.

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  • BadOrbBadOrb ManchesterPosts: 791Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Arclan

    There are a lot of star wars fans in the world; and marketing goes a long way. Telling us 1 million are logging in each month is pretty lame data. Why not tell us how much $ the cash shop is generating; how many subs they have; how long their average customer sticks around, etc; how much $ they are getting per player, and the standard deviation.

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  • ThorkuneThorkune Eastern, KYPosts: 1,828Member Uncommon
    I played from beta to max level character. I found the replayability to be horrible. Going through the same side quest dialogue became monotonous and boring, so I quit. I tried again when it went F2P and it was way too restrictive. I may try it again someday, but I can't see me doing it anytime soon.
  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Stone Mountain, GAPosts: 13,662Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Arclan

    There are a lot of star wars fans in the world; and marketing goes a long way. Telling us 1 million are logging in each month is pretty lame data. Why not tell us how much $ the cash shop is generating; how many subs they have; how long their average customer sticks around, etc; how much $ they are getting per player, and the standard deviation.

    They share that with the people that it matters to. Out of all of the things you mentioned, none is as helpful or relevant to a consumer as the data they shared. Monthly Active Users (MAU) is a good indication of the health of the game and its player population. One million MAU is pretty damn impressive.

     

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  • KyleranKyleran Tampa, FLPosts: 19,994Member Uncommon
    Yet I wonder, did they really share the MAU, or did they tell is how many logins they had? ;)

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  • DamonVileDamonVile Vancouver, BCPosts: 4,818Member
    Originally posted by Kyleran
    Yet I wonder, did they really share the MAU, or did they tell is how many logins they had? ;)

    the game failed and went off line over a year ago, everyone knows that right ? Everything since then has all just been made up numbers to hide it's loss from investors.....and aliens.

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