I couldn't believe my eyes when I checked the "current forum activity" this morning: There was no SWTOR hate thread anywhere to be seen! Even though that might have been entirely coincidental - me picking the very ten seconds of unusual silence - I will try my best to remedy the situation.
The game is boring.
I can't stand it anymore. All the quests are the same. They have no context. It's all grinding. And every time I want to speed-click my way to a new quest reward, some NPC insists on telling me his entire life story. Why would story ever help with immersion? All I want is kill ten rats and get loot! Who cares about conspiracies, Sith politics or treasure hunts.
That's it, I am leaving. EQ, World of Aion, Tabula Conan, Rift of Eve and all the others are so much better because they have this feature... you know, this one feature that SWTOR doesn't. You know what I mean.
There is no innovation!
You have to do quests. Klick buttons to make monsters drop dead. Ew. Tera - now there is innovation. Sure, I have to do quests and klick mosters dead - but it's like... totally different! It will never get old, not like SWTOR does. It's a game I will play forever. And that's what I am looking for, after all. The perfect game, that will I will never get bored of. Because I really hate all this variety, hate all this switching games after a month or three. An MMO should never end! I want to stick around to make all the effort I put into gearing my character mean something.
Anway, it's the same old. Totally nothing new. That would be porcupine player characters that can fell trees by sneezing at them to craft real world objects by converting the virtual lumber into real jelly.
It has no endgame.
The game ended and now there is no endgame. No game after the end! It's like... over now! That annoying story I was forced to live through is over. The character is maxed out and I worked my way through all of the content.
There is nothing left. Except that other faction and classes. But why play alts? It's the same content. What's the difference between the Republic and the Sith Horde anyway? Playing alts in that other game was so much better. In any case, the game is over and I don't know what to do. This has never happened before!
It's like WoW.
Yes, I said it. It's a WoW clone. Wow is king. I am not saying WoW is the best because it was my first MMO. I am not insisting that it's the king of MMO world because it was the first game in which I completed the long journey to the top, decked myself in the best possible equipment and went through the hassle of actually doing all the time consuming stuff. It's not like the race to the top got old after that, making it impossible for any MMO to satisfy me ever again. No, it's because WoW is so much better. Better graphics, better gameplay, better community, better dental plan.
The PvP is terrible.
Every time I play, I find myself owned by a class other than mine. Seriously, why do I always end up playing the worst of classes? Why do I always lose against those OP sorcerers, assassins and bounty hunters? There is no balance! It's boring, too. Aion, now that is a good PvP game. This one open zone that, the abyss, where only more skilled players would win against me. Not like in SWTOR, where it's only equipment. Only those blasted lightsabers +10. Not to mention the CC lasting for a quadrillion of seconds. Also, everyone has CC but me. And the moment I switch to the OP class, it is immediately nerfed. I think I am cursed.
It's a themepark.
I don't even know that that is supposed to mean, but it's a bad thing. It's apparently the opposite of sandbox. Or was it a zoo? Anyway, SWTOR is like linear and stuff. I can't go and kill newbies at their spawn point, climb the mountaintops and dragon-shout at passing birds. Now that would be fun. Like that one MMO with the arrow in the knee. Instead, I am forced to do places in sequence and go where the developers want me to go and not a step further. Even KotOR was better. And that other MMO. At least that's what my "happy shiny - in the past, everything was better" brain-section keeps telling me.
Space combat is bad.
I expected fleet management, and my personal escort wing of those funny ships that look like an X. And space I can actually freely fly around in. All I got was a minigame. And since the minigame is not what I wanted, I hate it. I wanted SWG 2 and all I got was Starfox. It makes the game bad when it does not live up to the hype. Did I mention that the world will be a better place after Guild Wars 2 released? Provided we survive the lethal solar flare in December 2012, that's the game I will play for the rest of my life. It will be so great! Also, it will have underwater combat. That implies submarines, blue-green lasers and those supersonic torperdoes the Russians developed a while back.
Why did I write all this? What's the point?
I want all of you - the entire internet - to know how bad SWTOR is. It's not merely my opinion. It's a fact. I played all the MMO's, beginning with Alexander the Great's conquest of the known world and Meridian 66 up to Perfect World and Beach Volleyball Online. I know everything. I am infallible. I want you to feel confirmed in your own hatred. You, who hates SWTOR like an ulcer on your private parts. You, who keeps telling the world how it has failed. You, who keeps saying that all the servers are empty (and they have to be, since you are not logging in any more).
Nurture your hatred. It's good for your health. And now off with you; go write this post about how much The Secret Realm of Evercraft was/is/will be the best MMO ever. I think I will play a little SWTOR later on. Or Skyrim. Or maybe I will read a book. You know, whatever hobby a person may enjoy. I will inform you if the book is bad, don't worry.