Four years ago, when I was a member of a Jedi Academy clan, I remember there was a post about Jedi Academy being a dying game ’cause it was really old (back then, it was 4 years old) and that there were only like 500 servers left (I guess there had been a lot more at the beginning).
True, games like Modern Warfare have a lot more servers, but 500 is not a small number either, especially for a four year old game.
Four more years have passed now (yeah, the game is twice as old now as it was back then) and I can’t say that the number of servers hasn’t dropped since ’cause I’ve hardly numbered the servers, but the fact is that Xfire still lists a lot of Jedi Academy servers. I just took a little look through them – there are like dozens of different clans. Probably a lot more ’cause Xfire doesn’t list all the servers (it does most, but not all) and these were just the ones with an obvious clan name (e.g. EK clan server; there are like a lot of servers with the beginning of the name ………………………………………).
Anyway, how the hell can an eight year old game with a fair number of servers and clans be dying?
Posted on 23rd May 2012 at 10:28 GMT
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Update August 14th, 2013
The release of The Old Republic on December 20th, 2011 (1st March 2012 in Australia) was a blow to Jedi Academy. The game had one million subscribers within three days of its release.
Further blow to Jedi Academy was when The Old Republic became free-to-play* on November 15th, 2012. Because of The Old Republic, I don’t have Jedi Academy installed any more… though that is probably going to change eventually 😀
*Subscription is still available and there are a lot of subscribers because free-to-play players have many limitations.