BioWare Bailing Water; SWTOR Server Mergers a Possibility

While SWTOR subscriber numbers allegedly have not dropped, the number of concurrent users online at peak times clearly has, with only one server (Fatman) maintaining a healthy population. Because of this, BioWare is considering server mergers, something fans stuck on “light” population servers have been clamoring for for some time.

BioWare’s Daniel Erickson spoke to PC Gamer about the future of the game, stating that the team is doing “anything and everything” to bring that concurrent users number up — an admission both alarming in its transparency and comforting in knowing that BioWare is trying to deal with the issue.

Erickson said:

“Nothing is off the table when it comes to making sure our communities are strong and active on each server.”

He explained that while server mergers are in the cards, they are not a priority — it seems BioWare may still having an ace up its sleeve.

Are you in favor of server mergers?

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4 Comments on BioWare Bailing Water; SWTOR Server Mergers a Possibility

SXO

On April 24, 2012 at 11:13 am

Big Daddy (EA) will not approve of server merges because they feel that looks worse to investors because it’s an admission of defeat, and that they will never have the numbers of subscribers they’d planned for. So Bioware will be forced to drag this out until the bitter end, further damaging the game’s reputation. Make no mistake however that server will happen eventually, but by then they will have lost even more subscribers due to low population. Yet another example of EA being absolutely clueless as to how to deal with their customers.

Heru

On April 24, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Heres the problem; They totally misunderstand most of they’re subscriber base. People dig the out of the story and whatnot, but once you finish it what’s they’re left to do? The same basic that you do any every single other MMO on the market, that’s what. Give the players more of what they want, not just more filler.

Kyle

On April 26, 2012 at 2:14 pm

If they merged the servers I would subscribe again in a heart beat

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On May 14, 2012 at 5:26 am

“while server mergers are in the cards, they are not a priority ”
That stament is not a surprise, it seems that nothing is a priority with this company. They cant manage to make a single update / patch without screwing something up. The 1.2 update (*that they gutted all the pvp stuff from) was a dismal failure. They hemeraged subscriptions over that update.
If they dont get off there collective butts and fix the low population issues gamers are just going to play diablo III and wait for Guild wars 2 for thier MMO.