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Posted: Mar 13th 2012 12:03PM (Unverified) said

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In before they it's because they are desperate.

Posted: Mar 13th 2012 12:16PM (Unverified) said

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In before you gain even the slightest grasp on the English language.
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Posted: Mar 13th 2012 12:17PM (Unverified) said

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In before you learn even the slightest grasp of the English language.
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Posted: Mar 13th 2012 12:34PM Optirion said

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talk about desperate there is rampant cheating going on in this game that they are trying to keep quite if you post about it in anyway on their forums you get your post deleted. if you call their tech support they hang up on you. i have never seen a game with this level of censorship. can i list the types cheats here? there are many
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Posted: Mar 13th 2012 12:59PM avaloner said

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@Optirion Any evidence that they censor posts about cheating or that customer service hangs up on you? Pics or it did not happen.
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Posted: Mar 13th 2012 1:17PM Optirion said

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Posted: Mar 13th 2012 1:21PM kalipou134 said

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@avaloner

Sorry bub but I only played Swtor for 2 months and even i can tell you, there's censorship going on hard on their forums.

Anyone that's even been following swtor loosely the last 6 months can tell they like to censor bad press.
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Posted: Mar 13th 2012 1:27PM Fabius Bile said

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in before preemtive damage control biodrones implying this is what all other successful games do, in spite of no other successful game ever doing it...

oh crap, too late....
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Posted: Mar 13th 2012 2:42PM drginger said

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@Optirion Thanks for the screenshot. I'll frame it, hang it above my bed and force myself to look at it whenever I get the urge to re-subscribe to TOR. The response you got from the moderators/CMs in that screenshot is just silly :P
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Posted: Mar 13th 2012 4:12PM DarkWalker said

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@Fabius Bile

Quite the contrary, every successful MMO does some kind of free trial.

They usually wait longer than this to start free trials, though. Might be that TOR sales have, up to now, followed the common blockbuster pattern - i.e., absurdly high first day sales, strong first week sales, and a sheer drop from then on.

If TOR is exhibiting this kind of sales pattern, given that it's a MMO, EA/Bioware really need to try and break it, rekindling sales. Even if it means starting free trials early.
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Posted: Mar 13th 2012 5:51PM Sunaris said

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@Fabius Bile WoW recently offered me a scroll of resurrection, with a free copy of cataclysm. Is it not successful? Free trials are common place in mmo's. It's not at all proof that the game is failing.
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Posted: Mar 13th 2012 7:31PM (Unverified) said

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@DarkWalker
Exactly. In recent memory, Bioware claimed SWTOR would be "the greatest and most ambitious achievements in video game history," and has not only made some promises to fans, but also guaranteed everything short of the moon and stars to their publisher and investors. Regardless of what you think about this game, some pretty unreasonable and unattainable expectations have been set.

Where were subscription numbers a month and a half ago? Hovering under 2 million. Where are they now? Hovering under 2 million. The main goal here is to assuage investor worries that they are unable to continue the growth road-map put forward. If even a few thousand new subscriptions show up because of this, it is just icing. The real thing to avoid is any more stock fluctuations.
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Posted: Mar 13th 2012 9:17PM Fabius Bile said

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7 years vs barely 4 months
the prosecution rests, your honor
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Posted: Mar 14th 2012 6:10AM wahahabuh said

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@(Unverified) nah, I'm quite sure their aim is to inflate their "registered users" number so the less savy investors will think "oh look, they have more subscribers now, the game must be doing well"
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Posted: Mar 13th 2012 12:04PM edgecrusherO0 said

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inb4 "SWToR is dying so they need new subscriptions!"

Every MMO should have some form of trial program, seriously.

Posted: Mar 13th 2012 12:47PM (Unverified) said

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@edgecrusherO0 honestly, i dont think many will say that, simply because of WoW and their scroll of resurrection program going on.
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Posted: Mar 13th 2012 1:37PM (Unverified) said

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@(Unverified) WoW lost most of it's subs long before SWTOR launched.
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Posted: Mar 14th 2012 7:45AM Ehra said

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Last I heard WoW still has at least 9 million subs. They lost a lot but hardly "most."
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Posted: Mar 13th 2012 12:15PM Wic said

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Its not because they are desperate you anti troll police! Its because they need slightly botched numbers to fabricate for their next financial report. They will probably add you and your family to their numbers.

Posted: Mar 13th 2012 1:22PM kalipou134 said

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@Wic

Pretty much
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