The unfortunate thing about that number is that it really says nothing about the state of the game. Sure, it’s a 25% drop from the 1.7 million sub reported last quarter, but a 25% drop is not unheard of even with successful MMOs. Our panel also didn’t know what to make of it. Justin Lowe pointed out that this is exactly what nay-saying analysts pointed out, but Larry Everett explained that the raw numbers tell us that SWTOR is the most successful MMO in history at its age. But as with anything in the MMO industry, the question remains not “Where is the game now?” but “How do we make it better for the future?” That where the player suggestions come in.
Developers are still everywhere talking about this game, and if you want the latest on what they’ve said, we have the show for you to watch. Every week, Gary Gannon gathers together a panel of MMO and SWTOR experts to discuss the latest rumors and news. Join Justin Lowe from Darth Hater, Larry Everett from Massively, and Ed Park from Taugrim on The Republic!