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Star Wars: The Old Republic Server Mergers Are Possible

By Zak Islam 2012-04-24 07:28:17 discussion comments
BioWare's Star Wars: The Old Republic has been experiencing a decrease in player activity. Due to its decline, the game servers could be merged.

In speaking with PC Gamer during an interview, the developer's Daniel Erickson stated the amount of concurrent subscribers for Star Wars: The Old Republic playing during peak times has decreased. That said, the quantity of subscribers apparently hasn't experienced a decrease yet.

MMO server population issues tend to snowball. If someone logs on and finds that there isn't anyone else around to do group activities, they might be prompted to play less too. Merging light population servers together to create more active player communities is a common fix for this. While Erickson says server mergers are a possibility, it's not currently a priority.

"Nothing is off the table when it comes to making sure our communities are strong and active on each server," said Erickson. He also said BioWare would carry out "anything and everything" to see the ensure players continue logging in.

One way they hope to make the player base more active is by adding more variety to the daily quests. Patch 1.2 introduced a new quest hub in Corellia. Additional dailies could be added in the future to encourage players to keep logging in.

Currently boasting around 1.7 million subscribers from an initial two million, an analyst believes Star Wars: The Old Republic may experience further decreases in its amount of subs.
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