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The morning of the all hands summon to the Blasted Lands, Aely went for a walk. The late fall air was clear and cool, and leaves crunched under their feet in the less-traveled parts of the streets. She and Roger took the long way around Old Town, south through Tanner Circle and down Bulwarks, across […]

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Leaving SWTOR?
comment 10 Written by on March 20, 2012 – 8:03 am

On one hand, all I’ve done for the last 6 weeks is log in, find the game channels deserted, not be interested in questing, and log out.

On the other, I wonder if I’ve really given the game a chance.

On one hand, the RP I thought would come out of playing Star Wars has utterly failed to materialize.

On the other, I wonder if I’m not a good part of that, and shouldn’t put more time and effort into writing it.

On one hand, Aely just isn’t working as a Jedi.

On the other, that doesn’t mean my other characters don’t have a story they’re waiting to tell, or that I’ve not actually given Aely a chance to really BE a Jedi.

On one hand, I don’t know jack shit about Star Wars lore.

On the other, maybe I can learn.

On one hand, it’s $15 I’m wasting.

On the other, it’s $15 I could be getting a lot more out of.

On one hand, I have very little time for gaming and no real interest to log into a game I’m not connected to.

On the other, I can experience the whole game in one-hour chunks if I want.

On one hand, I hate giving up.

On the other, there’s no reason I can’t re-up later if I have the time and desire.

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10 Responses to “Leaving SWTOR?”

  1. Maybe you should try another class. I know some classes just didn’t work for me.

    Try Imperial Agent. It has the best storyline, especially Light-side (in my view).

  2. I left SWTOR and haven’t looked back really. Lets be honest, SWTOR is a fine single player RPG experience with a MMO component hastily glued on with kindergarten paste. The people running the show are woefully inexperienced at running a premier MMO and it shows. The game is sorely lacking as an MMO, the PVP and Endgame experience is just deplorable.

    No, I say treat this game like KoToR 1, its a great single player game that you might come back to every now and then, but it’s no WoW. We’ll have to wait longer for anything to replace WoW as a role-players MMO, Star Wars just hasn’t the tools.

  3. I ended up leaving when I realized that after one character’s storyline quest, I couldn’t face re-doing all the “collect bear asses” quests I would have to do in order to do another character’s storyline quest. And on top of that, after 7 years of WoW I had no desire to do endgame content again — I mean, I loved raiding enough to do it for 7 years, but I just feel like I’ve done it now and doing it again would be a step backwards.

    Which maybe isn’t giving the game a chance; really, my objections come down to “I didn’t want to play their MMO because it was an MMO.” But I think at this point for an MMO to really grab me it will have to do what WoW did — completely redefine the genre, being totally unlike any MMO to come before it. And SWTOR doesn’t do that — it’s Star Wars WoW, which just wasn’t enough for me. I just found I’d rather be playing single-player games like Skyrim and Mass Effect 3 than SWTOR.

    I just wish Blizzard had made a desktop chat client for WoW channels back in the game’s heyday, so we could hang out in them even when not logged into the game. If they’d come up with that and a pseudonymous version of Real ID a couple years ago, I’d probably *still* subscribe to WoW even I didn’t play.

    By Valinar on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply
  4. I’m feeling this way about Rift lately (never even bought SWTOR). Part of me still wants to keep my sub running, just in case I get the urge to play…. but on the other hand, that’s what game cards are for, right? >.>

    Anyway, it’s like you said. If you do cancel and wind up wanting to play again, you can always re-sub.

  5. I’ve actually been fairly impressed with the RP opportunities on Lord Adraas, I’ve found it much more active than WoW. Admittedly I’m still struggling to commit the time, mostly due to ME3 and Thief/Thief 2 coming back out.

    So yeah, I can relate though I’m trying to dedicate more time.

  6. I unsubbed from SWTOR. Maybe I’m jaded now after playing WoW for so long.. but I wanted to recapture that same experience of first playing of being excited and immersed and having to learn to play… I enjoyed the story line but the game just felt too vanilla to me. I figure I might try again in the future but for now when I do find time to game WoW has got me interested again through leveling a forsaken character. The starting zone is awesome.

    By Jez on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply
  7. I cancelled my subscription to SWTOR once the initial month was up. By that time, combined with my beta play experience, I had seen all I had to see. I have no desire to do PvE raids in games (never have since EQ1, really), and if the PvP experience is weak, there’s just no reason for me to pay a subscription fee. But great PvP is what I want in an MMOG. I want to play _against_ other players on a huge scale, especially in a game that centers around a Galactic civil war. SWTOR was an entertaining experience for a bit. The storyline quests stayed pretty solid and immersive up until the point where I got my space ship, then it started to feel like more of the same with a lot of cut scenes.

  8. Don’t worry, Anna … SWTOR will still be here in a year or three and maybe they’ll have the type of content you seek. Who knows, eh? We’ll keep the house clean in case you decide to return.

  9. I am also think of cancelling my subscription to SWOTER due to some good reasons. Sorry about the present situation. Sicily Food & Wine Tours

    By Sarah Fath on May 5, 2012 | Reply
  10. You should check out patch 1.3, there is a lot of great stuff coming into the game.

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