EA says SWTOR’s sub numbers were way up last quarter

    
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Good news for MMORPG players coming from the preliminary EA quarterly financial results:

“In Q3, STAR WARS™: The Old Republic grew to its highest subscriber level in nearly three years.”

The third fiscal quarter ended December 31st, 2015, after the cinema release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which no doubt encouraged subs.

EA further touted the success of Star Wars Battlefront and Need for Speed in explaining its non-GAAP net revenue of 1.803 billion for the quarter.

Source: EA. Thank you, tibi!
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Valcan321
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Valcan321

Never been into star wars till i played the game. Has more depth than 90% of the mmo out there maybe more than most of those that do. Combat is a little meh for my taste but thats just because it’s tab targeted and such. But for that system pretty good. A lot of interesting concepts.

Bluetouchpaper
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Bluetouchpaper

The movie most likely gave it a boost . Nice thing about SWTOR it manages to tell interesting creative new and original stories set in the Star Wars universe unlike the Force Awakens :(

mysecretid
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mysecretid

Karl_Hungus Woetoo Sorenthaz Telos_ 
I know that the Fallen Empire storyline is what got my friends and I truly interested in the game again.
If, as you suggest, the upcoming story bits are merely “done in half-an-hour even when you’re consciously trying to take your time and enjoy it all”, then that will definitely be a problem, for myself and others.

That said, Star Trek Online has managed to offer an “intermittent story-content chapters”model which works very well, in my opinion.

Of course, all of us who play STO would like the story-chapters to come out more often than they do, but the length and depth of the content when it does arrive is typically decent, at least in my opinion. 
I’m a big ol’ Trek Nerd, but I never find myself saying, “Wait, I waited X months for only that much?”.

My point is, there’s a template which works already out there; I suppose SWTOR could always look over there and take notes, if their first attempts stumble.

And honestly, I do expect the first few SWTOR chapters could be underwhelming — it took the Star Trek Online devs a few tries to find the right “content length, depth, and release frequency” balance … I’ll be a bit surprised if SWTOR gets it right from day one.

Cheers, Karl,

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blizofoz

My youtube SWTOR videos got a major spike in viewage from mid-December till the middle of January.  I’m not saying it’s a scientifically accurate barometer of SWTOR’s population but I think it’s safe to say there was at least a surge of interest in the game because of the movie.

ComradeStanimir
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ComradeStanimir

SWTOR is a solid MMO for what it is. It’s carved out a decent niche for the themepark MMO crowd.
I don’t know why people who don’t like this kind of MMO have taken it so centrally in their focus. It’s not meant for you.

Kodimus
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Kodimus

They can count me on that list. I quit the original game at level 24 because of how much side questing was required. The change to story quest XP and the expansion have gotten me to level three characters to 65 so far. Being able to level almost exclusively via the story is awesome.

Estranged
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Estranged

Hirku Estranged The Jedi Knight is so full of lore points.  Be sure to hit those flashpoints!  

Read the Revan book if you can, it pulls everything together really well.

Hirku
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Hirku

Aricin I actually appreciate the haters, they’re a great help to me. Whenever I go to a forum for a game I’m considering and I see “game is dying” posts, I know I’m good for a couple years and start playing.

Hirku
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Hirku

Estranged Yes, I tried the first 15 minutes of most of the classes before starting my Jedi and I loved the Agent…and the Inquisitor…and the Smuggler…and all the rest…and I also love playing my Jedi…and I want to play all of them twice…arrrggh!

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Boardwalker

Nate Woodard Boardwalker Ekphrasis In terms of character movement, I’m not really a fan of GW2. It just seemed too…floaty to me. SWTOR movement and combat has more “weight” to it and feels more impactful (for me).

I haven’t played Tera so I can’t comment on it.