Star Wars: The Old Republic Continues to Post Impressive Numbers
Over the weekend, it was reported that BioWare's newest MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic was breaking launch day records, surpassing World of Warcraft as the fastest selling MMO to date. At the time it was reported that players had logged over 28 million hours and created 3.8 million characters.
Just yesterday, EA and BioWare released another press release detailing more specific in-game statistics.
The Old Republic has been lauded for bringing innovation to the MMO genre by adding fully voiced characters and placing a true emphasis on story and player choice. These new innovations, combined with highly polished gameplay and a smooth service, have led to a number of incredible gameplay achievements from the rabid community, including:
- 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
The most intriguing stat, for me anyways, is that there are more Sith Warriors than Jedi Knights. I thought that there would definitely be more Jedis in the game, but I guess it really is more fun to play the evil path. I, personally, chose to create a Bounty Hunter - and am loving every minute of it.
Over the weekend, players continued to flood the servers, a problem which has plagued Star Wars: The Old Republic since launch - and one BioWare is working hard to fix. BioWare has continued to add servers to alleviate some of the stress and has confirmed that they are "taking the matter seriously".
Long queues aren't stopping BioWare from pushing forward on the content-side of the game, however. Just last week, Game Director James Ohlen discussed some details for the upcoming Flashpoint and expanded Operation planned for release next month.