These 12 servers will shut down Oct 15 2009 at 5 PM PST rgiht before they go home for the weekend!
Now before you jump to conclusions and call me a SOE fanboy lets take this into perspective!
13 servers are still running after Oct 15 thats a preety good size list of servers running! Yes Star wars the old republic will take more players away from SWG but really for how long? From what I have seen so far Star wars the old republic does not have the open world like SWG has for starters! Also could this be the start of classic servers? The EMU is almost done so most of the code is right there almost completed for SOE to use.
Here is also some food for thought awhile ago SOE made a mistake in listing other SWG servers on Station Launcher there was 9 I think. I tried to find it but after all the news today and the EMU its kind of lost inside google lol. These were said to be for Q & A and the devs well now they might have 21 alltogether. Could something actually be in the works here or could it be wishful thinking? SOE The Agency has allready failed before it had a chance for release to the public. There was talks and rumors that I would not call rumors since all SOE mods were told not to delete conversations about SOE's new web based Star Wars mmo (like free realms).
SOE will have to do something and it needs to be big. rumor is also planetside will be closing its doors really giving SOE 2 games that have subs over 50k that is EQ and EQ2 im not including free realms either. This will be intresting to watch either we will have SOE really fall flat on there faces again or we might get something big out of all the consolidating they have been doing!