What does swtor have to do to push me over the line? To cause me and thousands of others to unsub? To lose the following they have. What will it take to cross the point where they are no longer forgiven? Where they are no longer trusted? I think I'm nearing that point.
For me the game just isn't much fun anymore. I can say I'm tired of playing the same old stuff. I can say that I hate the new gearing system. I can say I dislike their recent focus on single player story. I can say I dislike their 1 boss at a time new ops release strategy. I can say all of this but really it just comes down to one fact. I feel no incentive from RNG based rewards. None. To me it's similar to playing the lottery or hitting the slots both of which I have no interest in doing. No, less than no interest really. I personally think it's a waste of time, money, and effort. And that is how I feel right now.
Sure it's all about perspective. Some people may like this system, they may like playing the slots, I do not. So this system and Bioware/EAs insistence on using it is driving a firm hard wedge between me and a game I've spent far too many hours playing.
What does it take to push me over the line? A reward system I despise and cannot get behind. An insistence on breaking something that wasn't broken. An inability to listen to their community. A stubbornness to continue onward despite the hatred received. They've done so much that I dislike and yet here I am still subbed, still on the wall threatening to jump, to run away and not look back. But is it enough to push me over the line? I think it is.
So, how do you guys feel? Am I full of shit? Should I just stop bitching? or do you agree with me?
Agree with you. As evidenced by the fact that I left the game some months ago and let my sub lapse in Jan. I left a game that I had been excited about since it was announced and played in beta. I left it and didn't miss it. I never even finished the last original story (Sith Warrior) because the changes just soured the whole game for me to a point I couldn't finish enjoying one of the portions that made the game excellent.
I MISS *YOU* GUYS. But I don't miss the game. It had gone from something I enjoyed logging in to play into something I actively dreaded pretty much for exactly the reasons you listed.
I honestly would have quit a while ago if I didn't have the guild keeping me here. I am not having fun when I log in solo. It feels like work. One of my favorite hobbies has turned into work. I am on the fence about whether or not I want to keep playing. I do want to keep hanging out with guildies and running group thing and showing up to RP even if it is infrequently but I have zero drive to play solo content or play the lotto to get gear.
I loved 5.0 when it first launched because I really enjoyed KOTET. Then I got to the new post-story content. I do not like it. The Uprisings were kinda fun. Honestly the only thing that would keep me playing is the story content & you guys aka the guild. But they're not gonna release the continuation of KOTET for months so *shrug*. Anyways, I let my sub expire a few weeks ago since I rarely log on anymore. I've just got too much going on IRL right now, but as soon as things quiet down, Imma jump back into the game. Hopefully by then they'll have actually changed things for the better.
I'm playin' RIFT now. It's 99% FTP if y'all wanna join in, has skill-tree spec systems, almost completely cross-faction/server, and has lots to do. Made a guild, <Cowboys of Telara> and if you DL it you can find it in the guildfinder. I'm still playing SWTOR as needed, but I'm not gonna lie, it's got no magic. As much as I love smugglers and lightsabers, if something doesn't drastically change Ima be moving on after over 5 years of dedication to SWTOR.
Rift is seriously an RPers dream. You have a large amount of freedom to create whatever you want in the Dimensions. The story is decent if you like to read and lots of freedom to create a character inside of it.