Wednesday, December 28, 2011

VIDEO GAMES: Believe the hype!

Star Wars: The Old Republic is incredible. It is the closest I have ever felt to actually being in the Star Wars universe and its emphasis on story makes it all the more enjoyable than a traditional level grind in most MMO's. Clearly I'm not the only person who has become obsessed with SWTOR as the games official website just released some pretty mind-boggling stats from the first week of gameplay.

 - Over 60 million in game hours have been played! That's the equivalent of watching all six Star Wars movies over 4 million times.
 - Over 850,000 Sith Warriors and over 810,000 Jedi Knights created! Now the important thing to remember is that is only Warriors and Knights, there are still six other classes in the game that people have been creating!!!
 - Over 260 million quests completed.
 - Over 44 million PvP battles.
 - Over 9 million space combat missions completed.
 - Over 3 BILLION npc's killed!

These numbers are absolutely incredible for a first week, even for an MMO designed to attract as many players as possible. I think the greatest thing about this hype for SWTOR is that it's not oversold. Within the next couple of days I'll write up my "Early Review" of the game and, spoiler alert, I can't get enough of it! So if you haven't already, come join us in a galaxy far, far away!

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