I’m hearing more and more often currently: ‘I’m not feeling it’, ‘I don’t feel the draw to log in’. This is slightly worrying in a game so new, however it is also very understandable. Aspects of the game don’t balance quite right. People have become scattered across worlds, and the quest levels don’t blur quite widely enough.
Many people have been patient, and will hold off on their levelling, or repeat quests to help someone else on the way up. But understandably some people want to race ahead, to see the new planets, explore the new flashpoints, reach that next level. It’s also understandable that there’s a level of burn-out for people who have been playing the game in beta – for them, some of the excitement of discovery has dulled. And there are some fine games appearing on the horizon, temptations to launch into other single-player worlds.
But for me, single-player holds no allure. I get bored. Surprisingly, I like to have people to talk to. Bet you’re all astonished, huh?
My highlight of SWTOR so far has been the laughter provoked by watching two guilds gather for a conga line at Nar Shaddaa, while the naked Elromir and Janek strutted their funky stuff. It’s never about the game, it’s always about the people.