Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The force is gone. The finial entry for a while at least.

As the title suggested, this will be my last entry for a while. After a few months of SWTOR, I am finally totally bored with it. I have completed all 4 story lines in the Republic side and done most of the Imperial side. I have pretty much play all SWTOR contents at least once.

I really enjoyed my time with SWTOR but it seriously lack end-game contents. Also the player base has been slowly decreasing. It now take over 30 minutes to find a group for most FP (flash points) and 20 minutes for a War Zones during peak time. It seems no one is really interested in doing group activities anymore. I wonder why people play a MMO if they don't want to do group activities. Perhaps most people are bored with playing the same  FP for the 50th times.

With GW2 releasing the next few days, I am looking forward to move on. I will return to SWTOR when Bioware release more contents for SWTOR, Hopefully, I will return to a game with lot of new exciting contents.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

SWTOR F2P (Free to play) beginning of the end?

While I am waiting for yet another unscheduled server maintenance, I decided to look back on my experiences on  last few months of SWTOR.

I have to admit that I have really enjoyed playing SWTOR. I didn't start off with a very high expectation with all the negativity in the forums and  fan sites. I expected to play it for 3 months then move on to something else. But SWTOR had kept my interests for nearly twice my original estimated.

However, after nearly 5 months I begin to loss interest in the game. Many of the original complaints about lack of end-games contents and numerous unscheduled maintenances begin to take their tolls.

Don't get me wrong I still find it a very good MMO. But Bioware and EA really need to do a lot more work on it if they wish to compete with the current giant WoW and new MMOs that are to be release like GW2.

For me there is a serious lack of end-game contents. With only 4 PVP war zones and 3 operations (raids), it is not going to keep my interests in the game for long. Sad to say I am a bit bored with it.

Bioware recently announced new contents and SWTOR going F2P. To me it sounded like it is giving up. The new contents are no where near enough to keep the fans happy for long. Maybe another 2 to 3 weeks of gameplay for a casual gamer and a week for a hardcore?

Most MMO only become F2P at the end of its life cycle. It is sad to see SWTOR go this way in less than a year of its release. However, this is good news for the people who haven't try it. The free play up to level 50 is no doubt in my mind the best of SWTOR has to offer and you can now experience it free of charge.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

The hardest 2 bosses on Lost Islands FP

Been a while since I posted on this blog. Too busy playing :P

Here is some pictures where we beat the 2nd and 3rd bosses on Lost Island (the hardest FP on SWTOR).