I’m going to be honest with you all. You’ve probably seen hints around the place of me feeling this way, but over the last couple of days I’ve been feeling really down about it.
I’m getting bored with SWTOR.
I’ve been playing for over 3 years. I’ve experienced almost the entire game (except for some of the harder raid content and a couple of flashpoints). The increasingly slowing content cycle and Bioware’s new found emphasis on story content (at the expense of endgame content) has me highly concerned for the future of the game. It’s getting to the point where we’re seeing a repeat of last year where went through a really long drought of no new content and no new information.
So my question is? Why should a long term veteran player keep playing SWTOR? What is there for me (and others like me) to do or look forward to?
This isn’t the first time I’ve felt like this though. I went through this same phase of boredom with SWTOR around this time last year as well. I had another game to keep me occupied while I played SWTOR a lot less. But my point is, this is not healthy for SWTOR. They can not keep being so quiet about everything and having long droughts between endgame content updates. I’m sorry (not really) but story content is not end game content.
What could Bioware Austin do keep long term, once loyal, players from leaving the game?
They need to stop being so silent about upcoming content. They can not be so quiet in their communication and interaction with the players. Their silence is driving the player base away. Their attempts to surprise us and hold out on content ultimately fails and leads to more frustration.
I guess I’m trying to find the motivation to play a game I once found a lot of joy in. But with no new endgame (PvP) content to keep me occupied or on the horizon and no desire to grind anymore alts or repeat the same old content over and over again, I’m struggling to log in*.
What do we know about upcoming content? We know we’re getting another stronghold and someday we’ll get the Togruta species. So basically, fluff. There isn’t even a timetable for the aforementioned ‘fluff’. All we’ve been given is a date (15th June**) which coincides with EA’s E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) Press Conference. Otherwise, we know absolutely nothing. In the meantime though? There’s nothing to keep me engaged while waiting for that day.
In the end I am first and foremost a Star Wars fan who wants to play a fun Star Wars or Sci-Fi game. There was a time when this game filled that role. But now, not so much…
SWTOR had so much potential but now it’s slipping through the cracks. It’s sad to see it in this state. I’m not really surprised it came to this though.
The E3 EA Press Conference is our only hope.
Do you still play SWTOR? Why do you still play SWTOR? Are you considering leaving or have you already left SWTOR? Why did you leave/why are you considering leaving?
*For now, I’m taking a break from SWTOR and will only log in sporadically (just to clarify).
**The date, along with the hashtag #FallenEmpire was found on the armbands given out at the recent Anaheim Community Cantina with no explanation or acknowledgement from the Devs whatsoever.