View Poll Results: How many subs at the 3 month mark?

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  • Between 300k-500k

    19 4.52%
  • Between 500k-1 million

    33 7.86%
  • Between 1 million - 1.5 million

    60 14.29%
  • Between 1.5 - 2 million

    101 24.05%
  • Between 2 million - 3 million

    105 25.00%
  • Between 3 - 4 million

    56 13.33%
  • Between 4 million - 5 million

    15 3.57%
  • Above 5 million

    31 7.38%
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  1. #21
    I think it'll start pretty strong but like most MMOs it will have that "burst" of players buying, and a lot of people will find it just isn't their cup of tea. I don't think it'll be above the 1 million mark at the 3 month point, but it'll be pretty close (which is REALLY good for an MMO).

  2. #22
    Going for 1.5-2mill, everyone says its the star wars franchise it can't fail..... look at swg don't think that ever hit silly high numbers when game was fresh.
    Personally will see what the raiding will be like at max level, will be less than 2 months to lvl up and get ready hopefully, if it sux then won't hang around:P

  3. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by Dorfadin View Post
    Going for 1.5-2mill, everyone says its the star wars franchise it can't fail..... look at swg don't think that ever hit silly high numbers when game was fresh.
    Personally will see what the raiding will be like at max level, will be less than 2 months to lvl up and get ready hopefully, if it sux then won't hang around:P
    SW:G didn't hit large numbers primarily because of the era. EQ was the biggest MMO at the time, and I'm reasonably certain it never broke 1 mil subs. WoW was the first MMO to really hit big.

    SW:G could have carved out a sizable niche, but they decided, instead, to alienate most of their existing playerbase by taking out half the stuff that made the game unique and basically make it WoW with lightsabers, only they did a terrible job at it.

  4. #24
    3-4 million if the game gets good reviews and good word of mouth, and considering the awards it has already won, that is likely. From then on it's up to developers to release quality content to keep people happy and bring new subs.

    ---------- Post added 2011-11-10 at 02:43 AM ----------

    If a small company like Trion can churn out the fast content like they do, Bioware should have no problem with that.

  5. #25
    In three months I'll go with 2-3 million, which will make it close to WoW's NA/EU current number of 4-5 million. After one year if BW can keep turning out new content I see it surpassing WoW's NA/EU subscriptions if Warcraft continues in it's downhill subscription decline.

  6. #26
    Quote Originally Posted by Atrea View Post
    Three months in? It'll drop to about a million or so.

    It's not a good enough game to stay interested that long.
    Well that's a nice opinion too bad it's fantasy

    1-2 million is a safe bet.

    ---------- Post added 2011-11-10 at 03:08 AM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Jumpieboi View Post
    Interesting questing and lore is not enough to keep players coming.

    Which is what SWTOR is really good for.

    (And don't give me an infraction please, I know you give infractions to people that don't agree with the things you like)
    Interesting that you post your opinion as proven fact.

    Maybe for making things up you should be infracted, not because you don't agree.
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  7. #27
    Quote Originally Posted by Jumpieboi View Post
    Interesting questing and lore is not enough to keep players coming.

    Which is what SWTOR is really good for.

    (And don't give me an infraction please, I know you give infractions to people that don't agree with the things you like)
    And how exactly do you know that is all SWTOR will be good for? We've only seen lower level pvp and flashpoints, and only the first boss of an operation. Where on earth did you develop foresight powers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trollsbane View Post
    My version of this^ :

    3 months in? It'll gain another million or so.

    It's such a good game to keep bringing in more players.
    Let's agree to disagree, then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atrea View Post
    Let's agree to disagree, then.
    But of course. =)

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  10. #30
    I think at launch they'll have around 2-2.5 mil players (maybe a little bit more) but after 3 months I expect it to have 1.5 mil players. I think after 3 months the player base will increase at a steady pace since this game has alot of potential if they make higher level content addictive and challanging (tbc style).

  11. #31
    I think this game will grow quite well but really hard to say how many that will play it. I wouldn't be surprised if it's 3-4 million tbh seing how preordersa lready is between 1.5mil -2mil.

  12. #32
    As much as servers can hold

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    Well seeing as THIS time it will be a successful "alternative", I'd have to say around 2 million at the 3 month mark. However dropping following the first content patch. But I may be wrong as THIS time it really is going to be a successful alternative MMO, unlike the 10 or so before it...wait I already said that right?

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  15. #35
    if / when the games launched Globally we will know.

  16. #36
    Quote Originally Posted by Atrea View Post
    Three months in? It'll drop to about a million or so.

    It's not a good enough game to stay interested that long.
    What cracks me up is how most of the downers in this quote hasn't even tried it out. I have done all the beta testing that this game will blow your socks off on how good it will be. At least I tried before I denied.

  17. #37
    People need to get the WoW-syndrome out of their head. Millions here, millions there. Blizzard needed 6ish years to build up so many players, SW:TOR will need it aswell, especially since most MMO-fanboys are in love with WoW.


    3 Months? A million players isn't impossible.. 3 Years? 3 million players isn't impossible

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    Quote Originally Posted by TordFish View Post
    People need to get the WoW-syndrome out of their head. Millions here, millions there. Blizzard needed 6ish years to build up so many players, SW:TOR will need it aswell, especially since most MMO-fanboys are in love with WoW.


    3 Months? A million players isn't impossible.. 3 Years? 3 million players isn't impossible
    If you don't think there will be at least 1M people playing this game for the first 3 months... Well I just don't know what to say to you. I guess the 802k physical preorders in North America will all cancel them in the next 3 weeks i guess... It is possible I suppose.
    Last edited by Shamburger; 2011-11-10 at 07:34 PM.

  19. #39
    Quote Originally Posted by TordFish View Post
    People need to get the WoW-syndrome out of their head. Millions here, millions there. Blizzard needed 6ish years to build up so many players, SW:TOR will need it aswell, especially since most MMO-fanboys are in love with WoW.


    3 Months? A million players isn't impossible.. 3 Years? 3 million players isn't impossible
    WoW was at I think 5 million around the time of TBCs launch, and if I recall correctly, that was before they exploded onto the Chinese market. That was less than 3 years after release.

    Considering they are already looking at over 800k physical preorders in the US alone for SW:TOR, with the digital sales and Europe added in I can see 2 mil easy on launch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TordFish View Post
    People need to get the WoW-syndrome out of their head. Millions here, millions there. Blizzard needed 6ish years to build up so many players, SW:TOR will need it aswell, especially since most MMO-fanboys are in love with WoW.


    3 Months? A million players isn't impossible.. 3 Years? 3 million players isn't impossible
    Considering preorders are well over 1 million, Id say a million at 3 months is possible.

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