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Posted: Feb 1st 2012 5:37PM (Unverified) said

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In before much-anticipated "sky is still falling" posts.

Posted: Feb 1st 2012 5:38PM rebelyankee said

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What's funny is Massively ate my comment about being in before the "sky is still falling" comments, and I see it happened on the very first one!

Posted: Feb 1st 2012 5:41PM (Unverified) said

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I predict calm and reasonable responses here.

Posted: Feb 2nd 2012 8:51AM Daverator said

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@(Unverified)

Quiet rightly so! No mechanism of the human creation has ever been created to so easily allow civil discourse as this great internet.
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Posted: Feb 1st 2012 5:41PM J45neoboy said

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1.7 million?!?! Holy crap, Haters can't hate now.

Posted: Feb 1st 2012 6:12PM KvanCetre said

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@J45neoboy
You underestimate massively.
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Posted: Feb 1st 2012 7:15PM Celtar said

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@J45neoboy


Now do the math and figure out how long it will take before they actually break even. Or did you miss the part where they mention a net loss of 205 million dollars. "If" they keep the current subscriber base, it still will be a long long time before they break even. Because they won't continue to sell "new" subscriptions at a 2million rate I can assure you.

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Posted: Feb 1st 2012 7:30PM Lafajet said

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@Celtar A net loss across the entire company for the quarter, including all the money they are spending on projects that may not see the light of day for years. I'm all for discussing the numbers, but let's keep things that bear no direct correlation to eachother separate, shall we?

The reports from the investor call indicate a stronger opening than EA was expecting. How it goes on from here is anyones guess, but it seems they are off to a good start financially.
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Posted: Feb 1st 2012 7:43PM Celtar said

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@Lafajet

I'll agree with that Lafajet, I'd rather have seen a break down of where SWTOR stand in relation to the total costs it took to bring it out. Since this news article ties Bioware and SWTOR together, that needs to be broken down for us.

The next six months to a year will be interesting to watch.
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Posted: Feb 1st 2012 8:38PM Utakata said

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@KvanCetre

Yes, like there's a hater under every bush here.
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Posted: Feb 1st 2012 11:48PM (Unverified) said

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@J45neoboy

You're so naive I want to hug you.
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Posted: Feb 29th 2012 8:40AM jonnyfrag said

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@J45neoboy
I want to live in the world where your logic works!
Anyone playing SWTOR can tell you pops are already starting to fall way way off already. In my office , my tiny sample pool puts it at 66% loss rate as 2 of the 3 of us have already cancelled. And I'm the one still playing by the way!
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Posted: Feb 1st 2012 5:44PM pcgneurotic said

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Man, the comments system here has been so screwed up for the last few weeks - main page says 5 comments, but click-through reveals just 2. Come on AOL!!

Posted: Feb 1st 2012 5:59PM Brianna Royce said

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@pcgneurotic I'm pretty sure the numerical display counts all the posts that have been lodged, whereas the actual comments list only shows the ones that have been verified by email.
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Posted: Feb 1st 2012 5:46PM Lafajet said

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Cool, even if there were to be a mass exodus on the scale that some people have been predicting, that would still leave a pretty healthy user base.

Then again, all the user base I need are my friends, and without them I would probably not be playing very much past the class stories.

Posted: Feb 1st 2012 9:00PM jslim419 said

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@Lafajet the problem is that most of the people that have predicted a mass exodus either haven't played the game, or have seen very little of it before conjuring up their grandiose conclusions.

much with how EQ, and old MMO players predicted that WoW would flatline not long after it's launch. it's the same knuckleheads, or at least new knuckleheads that have idolized the old knuckleheads that said the same for SWToR.
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Posted: Feb 1st 2012 5:48PM Wild Colors said

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That's a lot more than I'd guessed. I was thinking maybe 1 million would actually subscribe.

Big question is whether they can grow from here!

Posted: Feb 1st 2012 5:48PM chum said

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Sales must have been substantially more than 2 mil units; there's no way the game has an 85% resub rate.

Posted: Feb 1st 2012 5:53PM MtthwRddl said

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@chum either that, or that number was taken before the free month was over.

Either way, even if 50% of the 2 million purchases stay subscribed, that is still a clean million.
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Posted: Feb 1st 2012 5:53PM (Unverified) said

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@chum

Because you are the more trustworthy source than the actual stock numbers?
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