Please use this thread to discuss the Galactic Civil War and Player City Statistics posted on Stratics News.
Are you after numbers for Sunrunner specifically? GCW, city or PvP kills?Is there any way we can get the numbers used for those graphs because it is rather cluttered down towards the bottom and the yellow colour used for Sunrunner is difficult to make out.
I certainly think it is a possibility and probably the most realistic option we have currently, the problem is that I do not believe that a FCTS will stop the game bleeding accounts so in reality a FCTS is just delaying the inevitable.Do you think that a FCTS with set closure date would be the best thing for Sunrunner?
Oh I realise they are limited but it is my opinion that if they are looking at keeping SWG going for another 7 years (not just limping along for a few more) they need to make a commitment to the game in the form of straightening it out and that will involve a cash injection and some serious work.I get the impression that the Dev team are quite limited in what they can realistically do with SWGs 7 year old server infrastructure. Although they can throw better hardware at problem areas there isn't much that they can do with the 7 year old code that was not originally designed to run in the way that it is currently used.
They have said that cross-server play is too challenging and that they aren't able to dynamically allocate hardware resources when demand in a specific area grows high.
Previous attempts to shoehorn in a working 3rd axis were shelved due to 1000's of bugs and would have represented an NGE level redesign of the game anyway.
I think we have to be realistic as to what can be done with the old technology that SWG was created with, that means keeping things simple.
I will see what I can find out about the possibility of FCTS with closure date for Sunrunner and Radiant, if that is what the players on those servers really want.
I don't think there is that much of a problem with subscription retention, SWG has a lot going for it on populated servers. SoE did merge/close on EQ and PotBS recently so it's not something that they fear doing, makes sense from a lot of perspectives to condense the population into more concentrated servers.The problem with FCTS is that they are admissions of defeat not solutions to the problem because no matter how few servers there are without knowing why there is a constant leaking of accounts it will just carry on and you will need another FCTS 1-2 years down the track.
I am not opposed to condensing servers I believe it is essential but until they improve the coding/architecture to support larger populations and until they address the reason the game is bleeding accounts it is a waste of time.I don't think there is that much of a problem with subscription retention, SWG has a lot going for it on populated servers. SoE did merge/close on EQ and PotBS recently so it's not something that they fear doing, makes sense from a lot of perspectives to condense the population into more concentrated servers.