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SWTOR player numbers quadrupled since F2P launch...

Nice to see the servers thriving and many former players returning as well as lots of new players trying the game out :)

 

http://beta.xfire.com/games/swtor

 

/lick

 

Driz

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  • tiefighter25tiefighter25 Winchester, MAPosts: 937Member
    Well this thread is if anything ironic.
  • TeknoBugTeknoBug Calgary, ABPosts: 2,156Member

    Lemme see, when STO went F2P it jumped in population, so did Aion and City of Heroes but they all dwindled down in a few months.

    So don't jump to conclusions, especially with this trashy F2P thing SWTOR has.

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  • saxifrsaxifr East Hartford, CTPosts: 381Member Common
    It'll last about a week.

    RELAX!@!! BREATHE!!!

  • ToxiaToxia Lake Charles, LAPosts: 1,319Member Uncommon

    Xfire users themselves must have gone up, what with the popularity of the threads around here that love to quote it .

    inb4 lawk

    The Deep Web is sca-ry.

  • mikahrmikahr ZagrebPosts: 1,066Member

    Give it a few weeks, and itll be back where it started.

    And, DONT post hours played as that means squat, post actual players login.

    Oh and yes, this thread is silly, wonder where old one is, would be hilarious to comapre lol

  • itsbigmikeitsbigmike Youngsville, LAPosts: 86Member
    only gonna last until the players hit all the f2p caps/restrictions, then they'll see it for the BS it is

    twitch.tv/boonmackle

  • OnomasOnomas Rock Hill, SCPosts: 1,128Member Uncommon

    F2P doesnt take away from the fact why the game failed to begin with.

    Most of the other paid games that went F2P were actualy pretty decent (lotro, ddo, aion, and others).

  • hikaru77hikaru77 buenos airesPosts: 1,035Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by itsbigmike
    only gonna last until the players hit all the f2p caps/restrictions, then they'll see it for the BS it is

    Thats only your point of view. 

  • rendusrendus smyrna, TNPosts: 327Member
    Like the others are saying, I expect a short term bump and then a population drop.  Same thing happened with ww2online's f2p. 
  • fenistilfenistil GliwicePosts: 3,005Member

    almost all games that go f2p have population increase.    It is normal.  

    Question is what will happen after few months.   Will they be able to still hold that much players or will it decrease like it frequently happens?

  • erictlewiserictlewis Cottondale, ALPosts: 3,026Member Uncommon
    quadrupled no, not according to torstatus.net. The real test is if they keep these folks, I dought they will. 
  • VrikaVrika FinlandPosts: 2,588Member Uncommon

    Last weekend SWTOR had about 12k hours played/day on XFire.

    The weekend before that SWTOR had about 5k hours played per day on XFire.

    As ImperialSun dictated that SWTOR player numbers quadrupled since F2P launch that must be true. That allows us to make a simple calculation that the playtime per SWTOR player decreased by 40% since SWTOR FP2 launch. That was a quick drop.

     

    Lies, damned lies, and statistics.

  • VladamyreVladamyre South Shore, KYPosts: 225Member
    Originally posted by ImperialSun

    Nice to see the servers thriving and many former players returning as well as lots of new players trying the game out :)

     

    http://beta.xfire.com/games/swtor

     

    /lick

     

    Driz

    So the game is up to about 100,000 players now. Nice.

    In a world of sharp knives, you would be a spoon.

  • altair4altair4 SkelleftePosts: 158Member
    They had about 700-800 players on x-fire till a few weeks before F2P. Then it increased to about 900-1000 just before the launch of F2P. And now it's at 2751 for a sunday which most likely will be the max it reaches during F2P. Will probably be downhill from now on again. It's not surprising to see a big surge just at release. I'm more surprised it wasn't higher than only about 3x more than before. But I would guess that population was down as low as about 250-300k only so.
  • Sevenstar61Sevenstar61 Centreville, VAPosts: 1,690Member Uncommon
    After what I read on this forum it is amazing that anybody even trying the game. So it's great that people try it despite all the poison leaching from the forums.

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  • TheLizardbonesTheLizardbones Arkham, VAPosts: 10,910Member


    Originally posted by tiefighter25
    Well this thread is if anything ironic.

    That's pretty much what went through my head too. :-)

    I can not remember winning or losing a single debate on the internet.

  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Stone Mountain, GAPosts: 13,670Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Sevenstar61
    After what I read on this forum it is amazing that anybody even trying the game. So it's great that people try it despite all the poison leaching from the forums.

    Forum readers make up a tiny percent of the MMO gamer population. Most gamers never see or hear about what happens here.

     

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  • ImperialSunImperialSun WorcesterPosts: 212Member

    Wow...

     

    Must really piss you guys off that there is anything positive to highlight.

     

    And for all of the times the usual suspects use x-fire as "definitive" proof of SWTORs failure...

     

    Thats a two way street...

     

    Enjoy your hating...I'm off to have fun ig :)

     

    Driz

  • AnubisanAnubisan Boulder, COPosts: 1,801Member
    Originally posted by Loktofeit
    Originally posted by Sevenstar61
    After what I read on this forum it is amazing that anybody even trying the game. So it's great that people try it despite all the poison leaching from the forums.

    Forum readers make up a tiny percent of the MMO gamer population. Most gamers never see or hear about what happens here.

    Exactly. Despite what people may think after hanging out on this forum, many people are actually playing and enjoying SWTOR. These forums are in no way representative of the actual health of the game.

  • azzamasinazzamasin Butler, OHPosts: 3,058Member Uncommon
    Sorry Dfire can not and should not ever be used to gauge any sort of population metrics.  Hardly any one uses it and definetly no one I know.

    Sandbox means open world, non-linear gaming PERIOD!

    Subscription Gaming, especially MMO gaming is a Cash grab bigger then the most P2W cash shop!

    Bring Back Exploration and lengthy progression times. RPG's have always been about the Journey not the destination!!!

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  • Sevenstar61Sevenstar61 Centreville, VAPosts: 1,690Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by azzamasin
    Sorry Dfire can not and should not ever be used to gauge any sort of population metrics.  Hardly any one uses it and definetly no one I know.

    At some point everybody agreed that xfire numbers are not about population but about trends, For now it's up. I hope it will stay that way :)

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    Sith Warrior - Story of Hate and Love http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxKrlwXt7Ao
    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

  • Threatlevel0Threatlevel0 Elizabethtown, KYPosts: 165Member
    Originally posted by Anubisan
    Originally posted by Loktofeit
    Originally posted by Sevenstar61
    After what I read on this forum it is amazing that anybody even trying the game. So it's great that people try it despite all the poison leaching from the forums.

    Forum readers make up a tiny percent of the MMO gamer population. Most gamers never see or hear about what happens here.

    Exactly. Despite what people may think after hanging out on this forum, many people are actually playing and enjoying SWTOR. These forums are in no way representative of the actual health of the game.

    No forums are ever representative of the actual health of a game.  Just like most healthy people don't go to WEBMD, most people simply enjoying the game don't visit the forums.    And if you're anything like me, going to WEBMD when you thought you were perfectly healthy leaves you suddenly second-guessing yourself....   Hence I don't visit forums for games I'm enjoying.    

     

    That said, SWTOR was soooo bad.  Hah.  :p

  • ImperialSunImperialSun WorcesterPosts: 212Member
    Originally posted by azzamasin
    Sorry Dfire can not and should not ever be used to gauge any sort of population metrics.  Hardly any one uses it and definetly no one I know.

    It displays trends though right?

     

    And if the trend on x-fire is up so sharply, given that hardly anyone uses it...I wonder what the trend is like accross the broader player base?

     

    Besides, according to the GW2 boards x-fire is definitive...or is that definitive as long as it shows what they want it to lol :)

     

    Driz

  • FromHellFromHell NY, NYPosts: 1,311Member
    xfire is complete crap, those numbers could as well prove that only jerks are using xfire, aka those numbers are meaningless

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  • ShakyMoShakyMo BradfordPosts: 7,207Member
    Get back when the first month honeymoon period is over.
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