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Average play time for SWTOR is four hours, most prefer Sundays

Friday, 24th February 2012 15:36 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

BioWare has said the average SWTOR spends between four and six hours per gaming session, and more players prefer to play on Sundays than any other day of the week.

“When they play, their sessions are absurd,” BioWare co-founder Greg Zeschuk told Kotaku. “What it implies is that we’ve managed to pull off this ‘just-one-more-quest, just-one-more-thing’ feeling. I find myself doing that all the time. I just get sucked back in.

“The playing of the game is off the charts.”

Zeschuk and co-founder Ray Muzyza said the data was pulled from analytics and telemetry directly from the game.

“It’s just thrilling from the very first day watching the graph go,” Zeschuk continued. “You learn things like Sunday is the biggest play time of the week, [and] our average peak play time is mid-afternoon, because East Coast is getting off work, Europe is off work and in their peak, and as Europe goes down, North America goes up.

“The other thing that’s really funny is you can tell when things are going really well in the game, because the amount of forum chatter drops. People don’t go to forums. They just play.”

Zeshuck added that a “small percentage” of players have reached the game’s level 50 cap and “one of the main thrusts” is that the firm is working on end-game content for these folks, but the firm maintains there is still “plenty to do” in the game once the cap is reached. Because of this, Zeschuk said the game is still as “active as it was in November before we launched.”

Last month, EA said during its call to investors that the game had over 1.7-million registered users and the game had sold around 2 million copies.

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6 Comments

  1. Talkar

    That is pretty damn good o.O
    And i can support what is being said in the source about the very few who have reached the level cap still plays alot. I have 3 lvl 50′s and i’ve played about 1000 hours, and i’m still not sick of this game!

    #1 3 years ago
  2. TheWulf

    I don’t understand who has that sort of time to sit down with a game. I mean, 4-6 hours a day is nothing to sneeze at. But that just proves that this is one for the WoW fans, really.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. GrimRita

    And 2 hours of that is loading time.

    And this was interesting -Zeshuck added that a “small percentage” of players have reached the game’s level 50 cap and “one of the main thrusts

    -
    So this must be pretty old stats, before subs started. And if Greg reads his own forums, he will see it littered with posts saying that there is nothing to do when you ding 50 apart from redoing flashpoints over and over and over, and warzones – just to get your dailies

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Phoenixblight

    @3

    No one reads the forums. Companies create those for whiners,haters to be trolls. They have actual data to corroborate with their evidence. Forum posters never represent the actual whole of the consumer base.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. GrimRita

    @4 you keep telling yourself that. Lets see at the next EA investors call how many have stopped playing and then watch them put a positive spin on it.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Phoenixblight

    @5

    You are correct and then when it comes again and its an increase in Subs, you will say the same thing. You are a broken record.

    #6 3 years ago

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