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  • orionblackorionblack Wichita Falls, TXPosts: 474Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by BadOrb
    Originally posted by tordurbar

    I am still subbed but am on a hiatus for a couple of months. I enjoyed my time with SWTOR but it never was the "Star Wars world" that I was hoping for.

    Long term I expect SWTOR to be shut down sometime next year. The mention that it was not in a good place in the EA report to the investors I believe is a key indicator that SWTOR is not making the big bucks that f2p was supposed to provide.

    The reason it will be shut down is that it takes big bucks to keep the Star Wars license. Every gaming company that I have seen that got a Star Wars license has failed or gone critical in time. EA is not the type of company to put up with money losers - eventually SWTOR will be dropped.

    Not sure what investors report you read but it wasn't the one that all the other people read obviously. SWTOR coupled with FIFA is making EA quite a lot of money atm. As to the SW IP , well EA got the rights to nearly all SW games recently , that is well after the license for SWTOR started. So for them to shut down a SW MMO , when they are about to release more SW games is silly IMO. Also they are hiring testers for October , possibly for the SSSP or other content / expansion. Shutting down next year ? My a**e.

    Cheers,

    BadOrb.

    Just wanted to touch a little upon what you say here Mr. Orb ^^

     If you remember when they released the statement saying that EA had exclusive rights to produce Star Wars games, BUT that Disney Interactive reserved the rights to make any online Star Wars game. Not everybody seem to grasp this small detail.So while yes they got the rights to make games based on the Star Wars ip, they did not retain exculsive rights for any other "online game"...kinda vague if ya ask me. image

  • didjeramadidjerama MirPosts: 201Member
    Originally posted by BadOrb
    Originally posted by Demmi77
    Originally posted by BadOrb
    Originally posted by tordurbar

    I am still subbed but am on a hiatus for a couple of months. I enjoyed my time with SWTOR but it never was the "Star Wars world" that I was hoping for.

    Long term I expect SWTOR to be shut down sometime next year. The mention that it was not in a good place in the EA report to the investors I believe is a key indicator that SWTOR is not making the big bucks that f2p was supposed to provide.

    The reason it will be shut down is that it takes big bucks to keep the Star Wars license. Every gaming company that I have seen that got a Star Wars license has failed or gone critical in time. EA is not the type of company to put up with money losers - eventually SWTOR will be dropped.

    Not sure what investors report you read but it wasn't the one that all the other people read obviously. SWTOR coupled with FIFA is making EA quite a lot of money atm. As to the SW IP , well EA got the rights to nearly all SW games recently , that is well after the license for SWTOR started. So for them to shut down a SW MMO , when they are about to release more SW games is silly IMO. Also they are hiring testers for October , possibly for the SSSP or other content / expansion. Shutting down next year ? My a**e.

    Cheers,

    BadOrb.

    on their last quarter investor report they didn't even mention star wars. You don't give away an expansion for free if you are doing good as a business.  The swtor forums are incredibly doom and gloom as well. What other Star Wars games is EA releasing?

    although mmorpg.com got some love on an ea press release :)

     

    http://investor.ea.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=790434

    Well according to the link below it was mentioned and has help boost EA's digital revenue.

    http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=664635

    As to the giving the RotHC away free , then I was a bit puzzled , but if you think about it all MMO's give older expacs away cheap or free eventually. You see if you give it away free ( it was only $10 - £20 anyway ) then they get those people to subb for 1 month and try it out maybe stay subbed , also they must be moving the game forward , ready for the next expansion , the circle continues. Eventually maybe on the release day of the expac they will probably give RotHC away to F2P people too , it all makes sense.

    They are releasing Battlefront 3 and you can bet your bottom dollar there will be more , they got the exclusive license from Disney.

    Cheers,

    BadOrb.

    "boosting digital revenue" means it sold stuff. In other words it means nothing. especially coupled with fact fifa makes boatload of money on its own and swtor is pretty shady on how much it makes, even if it makes money.

    I have now resubbed for a month and played through Makeb and i can say it really wasnt worth the price for subscribers and it should have been free to subscribers in the first place. Its the harsh truth. Giving it "free", what 4-5 months after release, somewhat proves that point.

    SWTOR is still nice passtime game, playing as preferred is decent value, warzones are getting unlocked, next week i think.

    And another point, ive played at launch, at F2P launch and plaiyng it now and number of people dropped drastically from F2P launch. Its another harsh truth. I am a bit sad as it probably seals the deal on class stories. The only thing that really shined in SWTOR.

  • ShortyBibleShortyBible Posts: 397Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by DocBrody
    Originally posted by Fruxy

    I guess there is no answer.  Fans want to say a dying game is thriving, and people who want the game to be better will continue being honest.

     

     No one says it is "dying" (I guess)

    I think EA has truckloads of cash they will keep investing until it finally gets good and with lots of new game mechanics at some point.

    When this will be, who knows. SWTOR 4.0 or 5.0 maybe?

    Look at Age of Conan, was a trainweck at release and now Age of Conan 4.0 is a magnificent MMO, one of the very finest out there.

    MMOs need to mature like a good wine

     

     

    Of course it could happen that EA gets impatient or sick of it next year, or has another SW title coming up and they put SWTOR on maintenance mode. Then of course it´s over and everyone will say "It had potential, too bad that yadda yadda happened / didn´t happen"

    I need an mmo to play. Will give AOC a try on your recommendation :)

  • Demmi77Demmi77 philly, PAPosts: 225Member

     i grew up on star wars (i saw return of the jedi in the theatres at 4 years old). When this was announced , i was counting down the years till it was coming.

    I think with most of us , "hope it fails people" , just felt completely let down. For various reasons, whether right or wrong , it didn't live up to expectations. That's not really an opinion, the game had one of the largest drop offs in the history of mmo's. I want a star wars game and an mmo i just don't want this one.

    I am tempted from time to time to resub, because i love star wars and i loved the stories. I stop and i ask myself, is it worth it, what will you do after leveling another alt. There just isn't anything, pvp is in a terrible place. Space combat may bring me back if it has some depth. 

    I have this protest mentality with swtor. Having played cbt and tested it and played and subb'd i feel a strange and passionate hate for what bioware did to this game. I don't know why, i just want this game to shut down. Someone can do a much better job with much less and the longer this stays up the longer i have to wait for a "real" star wars mmo. i wanted and tried to love this game. 

    i think after reading the cantina transcript and seeing them say "sitting in your ship seat was a hack", i was scratching y head. They have no clue how to make their customers happy. Little things that provide immersion go so far in games. In cbt we told them the amount of zoning took away from immersion. Dev response was locking the thread with no reply.  You see no real passion from them on this game and no desire to do anything but milk this game with cartel packs and vanity items to the end.

  • eddieg50eddieg50 Tolland, CTPosts: 1,614Member Uncommon
    I have TOR on my computer and play 2 or 3 times a week, I just find it so much more satisfying than a game like ff14 which is so bland to me. That being said most mmo's are bland to me so I do like TOR's hook with cut scenes and story. If they come out with an excellent space game that would be fantastic, even a jump to lightspeed would be welcome
  • didjeramadidjerama MirPosts: 201Member
    Originally posted by eddieg50
    I have TOR on my computer and play 2 or 3 times a week, I just find it so much more satisfying than a game like ff14 which is so bland to me. That being said most mmo's are bland to me so I do like TOR's hook with cut scenes and story. If they come out with an excellent space game that would be fantastic, even a jump to lightspeed would be welcome

    Yah, i guess SWTOR kinda became my "fall back to" MMO, being free helps if you want just jump in and out, and it does some things miles above all other MMOs.

    I mean just look at FFXIV (and i like FF franchise!, just recently played through VII, Steam goodness), but damn....

    If SWTOR was just better overall game WITH story and cutscenes there wouldnt even be a contest.

  • AroukosAroukos AthensPosts: 571Member
    Originally posted by Asm0deus

    From the perspective of someone that wanted to try the game when it went f2p but didn't because the "f2p" of it is so suck arse and badly done I still will not try it for the same reasons.

     

    IF the f2p version was not so damned restrictive I might try it, like it and put money into it. Alas they nickle and dime way way WAY too much so I will keep on passing.

     

    So for me yes it is still failing.

     

     

     

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  • gervaise1gervaise1 .Posts: 2,069Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by BadOrb
    Originally posted by Demmi77
    Originally posted by BadOrb
    Originally posted by tordurbar

    I am still subbed but am on a hiatus for a couple of months. I enjoyed my time with SWTOR but it never was the "Star Wars world" that I was hoping for.

    Long term I expect SWTOR to be shut down sometime next year. The mention that it was not in a good place in the EA report to the investors I believe is a key indicator that SWTOR is not making the big bucks that f2p was supposed to provide.

    The reason it will be shut down is that it takes big bucks to keep the Star Wars license. Every gaming company that I have seen that got a Star Wars license has failed or gone critical in time. EA is not the type of company to put up with money losers - eventually SWTOR will be dropped.

    Not sure what investors report you read but it wasn't the one that all the other people read obviously. SWTOR coupled with FIFA is making EA quite a lot of money atm. As to the SW IP , well EA got the rights to nearly all SW games recently , that is well after the license for SWTOR started. So for them to shut down a SW MMO , when they are about to release more SW games is silly IMO. Also they are hiring testers for October , possibly for the SSSP or other content / expansion. Shutting down next year ? My a**e.

    Cheers,

    BadOrb.

    on their last quarter investor report they didn't even mention star wars. You don't give away an expansion for free if you are doing good as a business.  The swtor forums are incredibly doom and gloom as well. What other Star Wars games is EA releasing?

    although mmorpg.com got some love on an ea press release :)

     

    http://investor.ea.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=790434

    Well according to the link below it was mentioned and has help boost EA's digital revenue.

    http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=664635

    As to the giving the RotHC away free , then I was a bit puzzled , but if you think about it all MMO's give older expacs away cheap or free eventually. You see if you give it away free ( it was only $10 - £20 anyway ) then they get those people to subb for 1 month and try it out maybe stay subbed , also they must be moving the game forward , ready for the next expansion , the circle continues. Eventually maybe on the release day of the expac they will probably give RotHC away to F2P people too , it all makes sense.

    They are releasing Battlefront 3 and you can bet your bottom dollar there will be more , they got the exclusive license from Disney.

    Cheers,

    BadOrb.

    There are better threads - in this forum - that discuss EA's last set of results. Ones that avoid assuming that EA are just talking about SWTORs and start high fiving Bioware. 

    EA's first mention: SWTOR contributed more money to EA's "F2P pot" than it did 12 months ago. Reason: 12 months ago it wasn't F2P and EA put all the SWTOR revenue into the "subscription pot". So from zero to whatever: a huge increase!

    EA's second mention: SWTORs was the main reason for the drop in EA's subscription revenue. Reason: 12 months previous SWTOR had 500k to 1M subs. So no big surprise. SWTORs contribution to the drop may have been bigger it may have been smaller. EA simply gave SWTOR as the main reason. We know that SWTOR has lost many subs though and if the $20M drop was solely due to SWTOR then, allowing for the free month EA threw in, it would be 660k or so. Maybe it was 500k, maybe 700k. Either way EA citing SWTOR as the main reason makes sense. 

    And whilst EA went on to say that their "F2P pot" + their "sub pot"  was up, again, this was for many games. It was making nice noises to the shareholders. As far as SWTORs is concerned they avoided saying that the gain in SWTORs F2P revenue off-set SWTORs drop in sub revenue. Let alone went up 10%!

    EA's third mention: subs down 25% since the game went F2P - which I took as a good number. However It underlines that the "just under 500k" number announced in the previous quarter - remember that - was a blip (due to Makeb) and highlights that EA (and other companies) will pick out bits that make them look good / cover up the bad news.

     

    Next year guess what? WAR will contribute less to EA's F2P pot. Obvious given that it is closing. The point however is that SWTOR could be doing "as well" as WAR and we wouldn't know. (And yes it will be doing better but it is the fact that we wouldn't know.)

     

  • SarykSaryk Tallulah, LAPosts: 476Member
    I subbed for 6 months. I tend to like it when I play with my friends. But other than that, I don’t feel the necessity to log in. I wish they had gone the guild wars 2 route of B2P. I find myself more apt to play GW2 because of the dailies and other things besides the main part of the game. Right now I play War Thunder (utterly addicted), Guild Wars 2 (will do at least the dailies, everyday), and log in a check on SWTOR. 
  • Ender4Ender4 milwaukee, WIPosts: 2,253Member

    No way that it recovers. The free to play model is awful and restrictive and the game itself is broken on almost every level. The combat is clunky, the crafting is underwhelming, the PvP is awful. I'm shocked that the game hasn't closed like WAR did, they should be thanking someone that they are bringing in any revenue at this point.

  • maxima29maxima29 iowa, IAPosts: 203Member
    Originally posted by Ender4

    No way that it recovers. The free to play model is awful and restrictive and the game itself is broken on almost every level. The combat is clunky, the crafting is underwhelming, the PvP is awful. I'm shocked that the game hasn't closed like WAR did, they should be thanking someone that they are bringing in any revenue at this point.

     

    Ah yes the famous not free enough speech well done. Combat is clunky? Get a better PC and internet. Crafting is underwhelming? Yeah making 31 mods armiyrs and enhancements means nothing right. Why post on a game you clearly have not played in a long long time. Pathetic attempt here buddy
  • DavisFlightDavisFlight Talahasee, FLPosts: 2,556Member
    Originally posted by maxima29
    Originally posted by Ender4

    No way that it recovers. The free to play model is awful and restrictive and the game itself is broken on almost every level. The combat is clunky, the crafting is underwhelming, the PvP is awful. I'm shocked that the game hasn't closed like WAR did, they should be thanking someone that they are bringing in any revenue at this point.

     

    Ah yes the famous not free enough speech well done. Combat is clunky? Get a better PC and internet. Crafting is underwhelming? Yeah making 31 mods armiyrs and enhancements means nothing right. Why post on a game you clearly have not played in a long long time. Pathetic attempt here buddy

    I can only imagine the two militant SWTOR fans on this site are employees, right?

     

  • maxima29maxima29 iowa, IAPosts: 203Member
    Originally posted by DavisFlight

    Originally posted by maxima29
    Originally posted by Ender4
    No way that it recovers. The free to play model is awful and restrictive and the game itself is broken on almost every level. The combat is clunky, the crafting is underwhelming, the PvP is awful. I'm shocked that the game hasn't closed like WAR did, they should be thanking someone that they are bringing in any revenue at this point.

     

    Ah yes the famous not free enough speech well done. Combat is clunky? Get a better PC and internet. Crafting is underwhelming? Yeah making 31 mods armiyrs and enhancements means nothing right. Why post on a game you clearly have not played in a long long time. Pathetic attempt here buddy

    I can only imagine the two militant SWTOR fans on this site are employees, right?

     

     

    Nope but the haters probably are. Most swtor fans are busy playing I'm at work and confused by the haters wasting two years now crying about a video game they don't play.
  • GrailerGrailer HamiltonPosts: 876Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Fruxy

    This game just seems to fall and fall and fall with no end in sight.

     

    Fleets that were once popular with 3 X 250 players are now populated with 1 X 150 players (sometimes 2 X), the downsize is because EAWare determined that, as everyone already knew, their engine sucks ass, so to make the game playable, smaller numbers of players are necessary in any zone.  EAWare capped zones at 150 players instead of 250.

     

    This is primetime.  I wondered if it was just my server, and http://www.torstatus.net/shards/us/stats confirms my observations.  Last I checked servers were around 3.0+ or at least 2.5+ (TorStatus numbers) .. now they are struggling to keep above 2, with many servers in the dead region.  Europe is tanking worse.

     

    So, can this game ever recover?  I'd love to see a 5 star Star Wars game!!  or even a 3 star game if I had to compromise.

     

     

     

    They would have to close down the game ,  do a total overhaul of the graphics and engine .  Basically make an entirely new game for me to come back .

  • ignore_meignore_me Apple Valley, CAPosts: 1,987Member
    Originally posted by maxima29
    Originally posted by DavisFlight
    Originally posted by maxima29
    Originally posted by Ender4

    No way that it recovers. The free to play model is awful and restrictive and the game itself is broken on almost every level. The combat is clunky, the crafting is underwhelming, the PvP is awful. I'm shocked that the game hasn't closed like WAR did, they should be thanking someone that they are bringing in any revenue at this point.

     

    Ah yes the famous not free enough speech well done. Combat is clunky? Get a better PC and internet. Crafting is underwhelming? Yeah making 31 mods armiyrs and enhancements means nothing right. Why post on a game you clearly have not played in a long long time. Pathetic attempt here buddy

    I can only imagine the two militant SWTOR fans on this site are employees, right?

     

     

    Nope but the haters probably are. Most swtor fans are busy playing I'm at work and confused by the haters wasting two years now crying about a video game they don't play.

    I took your challenge and patched it last night. The game does look better now with graphics updates. It ran a little spiky but nothing too out of the ordinary. The gameplay has not changed, and the game still fails to actually have any feeling of life to it. The game world feels like it was populated by an accountant.

    I imagine the people who are still playing are just really into repeating the normal fare offered by the game with friends, and so the communal experience must be the glue. The game itself sure doesn't offer it, and there really is no realistic fix.

    The best way I can describe SWTOR is that it is just very boring whenever you are not in one of the stories. There is no point to anything outside of match PvP or following class stories, so SWTOR still fails to achieve any kind of relationship with the player beyond its canned stories.

    Survivor of the great MMORPG Famine of 2011

  • didjeramadidjerama MirPosts: 201Member
    Originally posted by ignore_me

    The best way I can describe SWTOR is that it is just very boring whenever you are not in one of the stories. There is no point to anything outside of match PvP or following class stories, so SWTOR still fails to achieve any kind of relationship with the player beyond its canned stories.

    Yup, pretty much sums it up, but its good because those parts of game are free.

    Vast majority decided SWTOR is not really worth paying more than the box price.

    We kinda told them that long before launch, Its a real pity, true opportunity was there, funding, people, time....

  • KissThaRingKissThaRing Sacramento, CAPosts: 71Member

    As long as this game uses the Hero engine, there will  never be a true recovery. They still can't even get chat bubbles to work yet, which has been a MMO stable since like, 1998. Just ridiculous.

     

    I enjoy undercutting people in the market place - it's the only PvP a crafter gets.

  • keithiankeithian Los Angeles, CAPosts: 3,042Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by KissThaRing

    As long as this game uses the Hero engine, there will  never be a true recovery. They still can't even get chat bubbles to work yet, which has been a MMO stable since like, 1998. Just ridiculous.

     

    The engine I can understand to some degree even though it was never an issue for me, but when people tie a recovery to such ridiculously minor features which quite frankly most could care less about I think its obvious that some people have their priorities in the wrong order. I mean is a chat bubble really so critical? I agree it should be an option but I never really thought about it when I used to play this game.

    There Is Always Hope!

  • tommygunzIItommygunzII Roanoke, VAPosts: 321Member
    After playing the first three months with a buddy who wanted to play the game I came back to give it another run 2 months ago and the first thing that came to my mind is EA wants this game to die.
  • Masonic1Masonic1 mesa, AZPosts: 41Member

    no and it wouldn't come as any shock if tor gets shut down next year.

    case in point for the last two days i've played tor and have asked the players that are playing what they think. most feel that the free to play system is the worst ever. and after looking it over i can say it really is, even funcom doesn't rip players off as badly as tor does. the classes are boring everyone gets a 'pet' and there's no real way to make your own character. if you play a smuggler you will be just like every smuggler in tor. this is a far cry from swg where you could take skills in smuggling, bounty hunting and medical skills.

    pvp is just lackluster and broken. it's not fun and it takes a good 20 to 30 minutes at prime time to get into a pvp match. and even then half the team will bail on the match leaving you under manned. classes are just broken really if you want to do anything in pvp? play a jedi or sith. even then they are not as fun pvp wise as jedi was on swg. on swg you had danger around you if you went jedi, bounty hunters would hunt you down and look for you. you don't even have that on tor.

    crafting? heh what crafting? everything is from the cash shop now with nothing that sells as a crafter. sure maybe you'll be lucky and can sell a weapon or armor mod but even then it's rare. an old guildmate of mine told me he just gears his alts up by giving them cash shop weapons and armor then runs a few low level flashpoints and buys the gear with the badges you get from doing them.

    the worlds are just lifeless and boring. there's no day and night cycle something that players have been asking for from launch onward. you barely see friendly npc's well now and then you will see one or two talking about the same thing over and over again. look at games like Age of Conan where you get tons of npc's wandering around the cities or even in little townships when you are out in the world. or swg where at one point i once followed a r2 droid around just to see where it would go. and i noticed it was going from a spot near a cantina to a hide out for some npc's. I mean it was spying on people in the cantina! where's that in tor? don't even get me started on the fact that tor doesn't have swimming or housing with player run cities.

    the pve is a joke too. the class stories are just boring. I decided to try out a smuggler this time around and *yawn* all i did is run around saying the same lines over and over again with a storyline that i already knew how it wound end. really it was more rewarding to just look it up on TV Tropes rather then play it. as for end game content? the raids are broken and only the truely hardcore guilds do them. a far cry from games like swg, wow and aoc where people are looking for classes all the time to do raids. flashpoints get old fast and the daily areas are much like other planets lifeless and boring.

    and what does the player base think of tor? well the few fanboi defenders on here will claim people are busy playing the game and i can tell you that's not true. the pvp community is up in arms over this space thing, they want ground pvp and they want open world pvp. the raiders are bored one of the big raiding guilds i talked too summed it up the minute wildstar and EQ:Next come out they are heading there. I told a number of them to check out TSW and told them how much fun it is and I think I won a few people over. and the role players are just leaving the game, they wanted space that they could go explore in not fighter combat. and no housing no way to get rp clothing other then the cash shop.

    tor had two years to turn it's self around. and i remember back in beta begging the dev's to ditch the game they had and make it more like swg pre-cu or even cu. groups begged that they ditch the hero engine and go with something that worked and wasn't as ugly.

    really tor sunk the only things that are left are a few people and crew members in air pockets thinking they will be saved at the last minute. there is no saving this, there's only sunseting it and making a new star wars mmo that can give players a complex sandbox world to play in.

  • RenoakuRenoaku Posts: 1,005Member Uncommon

    Nope SWTOR is not likely to recover it is sad, but I installed the game at least a few weeks ago I check out the game it lacked the cash shop content, and customization  I want to enjoy my experience in the Star Wars Universe so I deleted the game from my pc again.

    SWTOR could be a good game, but not in the hands of BioWare I hope that someone comes along and makes a new game or something that can be run and manage better.

    To be honest the game might stay open for many more years, but likely it will have an ever decline on the population of the game compared to what it did on launch the numbers are quite low and it just might come to the point where BioWare will say the game isn't worth the money and close it down or try to get rid of the game to someone else unless they get some developers who know what they are doing to fix the game for us.

  • GdemamiGdemami Beau VallonPosts: 7,865Member Uncommon

    There is nothing to recover about SWTOR, the game is more than fine and have very decent audience.

    What might be in need of recovery is EA for their enourmous investments into the game.

  • Lord.BachusLord.Bachus Den HelderPosts: 9,065Member Uncommon
    Can we please close this topic... its been here way to long, and swtor is actually quite healthy right now... not boasting WoW numbers, but making enough money to be a viable game with a bright future.

    Best MMO experiences : EQ(PvE), DAoC(PvP), WoW(total package) LOTRO (worldfeel) GW2 (Artstyle and animations and worlddesign) SWTOR (Story immersion) TSW (story) ESO (character advancement)

  • PhryPhry HampshirePosts: 6,290Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Renoaku

    Nope SWTOR is not likely to recover it is sad, but I installed the game at least a few weeks ago I check out the game it lacked the cash shop content, and customization  I want to enjoy my experience in the Star Wars Universe so I deleted the game from my pc again.

    SWTOR could be a good game, but not in the hands of BioWare I hope that someone comes along and makes a new game or something that can be run and manage better.

    To be honest the game might stay open for many more years, but likely it will have an ever decline on the population of the game compared to what it did on launch the numbers are quite low and it just might come to the point where BioWare will say the game isn't worth the money and close it down or try to get rid of the game to someone else unless they get some developers who know what they are doing to fix the game for us.

    I don't think SW;TOR will be closing its doors any time soon,nor do i think it will ever be one of the top 5 games, but i think it does have its own 'niche' it is a fun game after all, its just a shame that the gameplay itself is so limited, will the game get better over time, i really don't know, the space pvp part of the game might well appeal to some, but its not something i really see being all that popular once the 'newness' factor wears off.

     Its a game i still play, but i would be lying if i said i played it every day, as it is i probably only play once or at most, twice a week, for 1 or 2 hours tops, since FFXIV arrived i've been mostly playing that and Planetside 2, even Eve is on the back burner. I think the only real way for SW;TOR to hit the 'big time' would probably involve them redesigning the game around a new game engine as i don't think the hero engine is really capable of delivering the things that people seem to want from it, which is probably never going to happen.image

  • vveaver_onlinevveaver_online stockholmPosts: 274Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Phry
    Originally posted by Renoaku

    Nope SWTOR is not likely to recover it is sad, but I installed the game at least a few weeks ago I check out the game it lacked the cash shop content, and customization  I want to enjoy my experience in the Star Wars Universe so I deleted the game from my pc again.

    SWTOR could be a good game, but not in the hands of BioWare I hope that someone comes along and makes a new game or something that can be run and manage better.

    To be honest the game might stay open for many more years, but likely it will have an ever decline on the population of the game compared to what it did on launch the numbers are quite low and it just might come to the point where BioWare will say the game isn't worth the money and close it down or try to get rid of the game to someone else unless they get some developers who know what they are doing to fix the game for us.

    I don't think SW;TOR will be closing its doors any time soon,nor do i think it will ever be one of the top 5 games, but i think it does have its own 'niche' it is a fun game after all, its just a shame that the gameplay itself is so limited, will the game get better over time, i really don't know, the space pvp part of the game might well appeal to some, but its not something i really see being all that popular once the 'newness' factor wears off.

     Its a game i still play, but i would be lying if i said i played it every day, as it is i probably only play once or at most, twice a week, for 1 or 2 hours tops, since FFXIV arrived i've been mostly playing that and Planetside 2, even Eve is on the back burner. I think the only real way for SW;TOR to hit the 'big time' would probably involve them redesigning the game around a new game engine as i don't think the hero engine is really capable of delivering the things that people seem to want from it, which is probably never going to happen.image

    the game has failed, still its a nice little browser game, if it was a browsergame, cause it feels like one. a F2P generic space browser mmo.. one thing is sure, it has very little to do with star wars, its got the name, and glowsticks, thats about it.

     

     

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