We knew this was coming.
In the on-going debate between analysts, developers, and gamers, sides have been blurred as to who is telling the truth about health of SWTOR‘s server population. As stated previously, Cowen and Company, a respected financial firm, stated that the MMO’s population is on a decline, specifically stating that the 1.7 million subscribers will be the most the game will see and that by the end of March 2013 will have 1.25 million.
Lead Designer Daniel Erickson bit back at those statements by saying that there has been a drop in concurrent population but subs remain the same.
What does this recent expansion into new territory do for the subscription numbers? We know that every time SWTOR opens in a new market (first US and EU, then the Pacific) that the subscription numbers shoot through the roof.
What does this do for the overall health of the game? Will we see increased concurrent users or has that time come and gone?