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The Old Republic Stats

EA and BioWare announce more numbers from the launch of Star Wars: The Old Republic, their new Force-powered MMORPG. Word is: "Over this past weekend, players continued to flood the servers of the fastest-growing subscription MMO in history, immersing themselves in the game for over 5.5 million hours. Star Wars: The Old Republic is also proving to be a critical smash hit, with an average review score of 88*, making it the highest rated MMO of 2011, while also winning over 105 industry awards, including “Best Multiplayer Game of 2011” from MSNBC. Enthusiasm for The Old Republic has also gone viral, as over 1.6 million fans have viewed the Jedi vs. Sith Freeze Mob in Times Square on launch day, making it one of the most viewed videos on YouTube during this past weekend." Here is a breakdown:

  • Over 60 million in-game hours – roughly equivalent to watching all six Star Wars movies over 4 million times
  • Over 850,000 Sith Warriors and over 810,000 Jedi Knights created
  • Over 260 million quests completed
  • Over 44 million PvP battles
  • Over 9 million space combat missions completed
  • Over 3 billion NPCs killed

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28. Re: The Old Republic Stats Dec 27, 2011, 16:35 Ray Marden
 
My initial impressions stand - they brought the single-player RPG aspect (at least in KotOR terms) to the MMOG world, but there has been no reason to interact with anybody yet.

The combat is okay, though inferior to WoW's, and I still have no idea what the end game will be like. We're level 22 right now so we have access to the space ship which has helped open up the world slightly, but the planets feel a bit confined and, though fun for the first handful of times, the space combat ends up being another grind.

I will not stop raiding in WoW, but I want to play ToR during non-raid times and I actually have an idea of what my character is doing while leveling unlike any toon I have in Azeroth. More than anything, they need to make a number of fixes and tweaks right now - the AH is cumbersome, slicing has broken the currency values, some professions are complete money sinks, combat mechanics are not entirely clear, quest rewards are all over the place, harvesting frequently beaks companion AI, a number of (non-heroic) quests are resetting themselves, quests that don't show up today are magically available tomorrow, taxi cabs/anchors are placed chaotically, at least half of all the archaeology spawns cannot be looted ($@%$#,) etc.

Long term end game is still the unknown. These games are based around grinding to a certain extent, but I am concerned that ToR might enjoy the grind a bit too much - gear up your main, gear up your companion, gear up all your companions, gear up your ship, grind out commendations, grind out commendations per planet, grind out light/dark side, modify every gear piece, modify every gear piece with a handful of different items, gring out credits for mount skills, grind out space combat, etc.

We really are having a blast leveling up, but other than playing once on the Empire side, we are still not sure what we would be doing after hitting the level cap. With the low player population on each shard, there being no real need to ask for help from other players, and the limited communication and grouping options, we are not really interacting with anybody, not making any friends or acquaintances. I definitely care about my character's leveling story, but I don't feel any connection to the overall world.
Again, give me the leveling of ToR and the raiding of WoW.
Loving and hating holocron hunting,
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