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Is swtor as successful as it was suppose to be? No and anyone who says it is is lieing. However I do beleive that dropping the price of the game has actually increased the amount of players and same and the trial right now. My guild just got 30 new members who are all new to the game and plan to sub even after it goes free 2 play. Not only that there are a lot of new people I've seen running around above the trial cap. I know they are new because of questions asked in general chat. The game is growing again in subs. Even if this number of new people arent the hundeds of thousands it is still good news.
SWTOR was never a bad game and as long as you didnt have unrealistic expectations you should have now what kinda game it wouldve been. They are improving the game. Adding a lv cap increase, new planet, new race, and still talk of guild capital ships coming. Someone even told me they have plan on having expansions still. This could be just a rumor or lie tho.
In my opinion I dont think the F2P was to help the game survive rather than jsut try to make the game more profitable. This is just by the number of returning players and new people i've been seeing. It is not doing nearly as bad as alot of people think it is. Just not as good as Ea/Bioware expected.
You have to remember Rift had this huge drop off as well and went down to like 250k subs and even that has been increasing again. This was before the expansion was announced when I was playing. SWTOR right now still has around 500k subs in my opinion and with the F2P it will probably end up being more not to mention the more money they will bring in with the F2P. However who knows what will happen.
Haters gonna hate and fanboy fanatics gonna praise. What can ya do?
Even tho they did server mergers remember these servers hold MANY MANY more players than the old ones use to. I think this was a smart move since they use phasing anyways. To be honest I want one big server kind of like EvE does especially if they are gonna use phases.
Im kinda neutral on the game. yes it is fun to me, but It could have been so much more.