Is there pandas in my future? Today I’d say it’s likely, tomorrow I might say it’s not happening and who knows what I’ll be thinking two or three weeks from now.
I get more and more the distinct feeling that I’m sitting at a crossroad of some sort. Swtor is not turning out to be that great game I thought it would be. It’s buggy, the replayability is low for someone like me and really the only thing I find interesting in it is the raiding which I feel is nicely done and has some originality.
If it wasn’t for Snark Side I’d have likely cancelled my subscription in early summer. But I’m part of that wonderful group of people that is Snark Side most of whom I’ve come to consider as real life friends after all that time spent together. The original plan when we moved to Swtor was to have this great group and raid together forever in the new happy Swtor land.
But taken for its own merit Swtor isn’t that great and I feel Bioware and EA are wasting a ton of potential. The ingredients are all there to make a great game but it just doesn’t seem to be happening and Bioware/EA just can’t seem to fix their problems.
So what was bound to happen when you have a less than game is happening. Our group is starting to splinter due to simple attrition as people lose interest in the game. We have our die-hards but it still hurts the guild as a whole.
On my end I want to keep raiding with them and I don’t especially want to quit but the latest announcements to the f2p model are unnaceptable to me. I won’t subcribe to raid and on top of it pay for new content. Either I sub and have access to everything or I pay per content (like Lotro) but not both at the same time.
What I’m saying is the independent of my feelings toward my guildies which I thought I’d never ever leave, it seems like I found my limit when it comes to what I’m willing to accept from EA.
Back to WoW?
When I left WoW back in December I did so thinking I’d never return. I didn’t exclude it because you never know what can happen but I thought I was done with WoW for a very long time. Now, I’m not so sure.
See, some of the people who are leaving Swtor are heading back to WoW and I’m considering joining up with them if I end up leaving Swtor as well. Not because WoW is the best game ever but simply because it’s the game that happens to be one where some of my good friends are heading back to.
Like I said, nothing is certain and nothing is decided but here I am. I don’t really want to leave Swtor but the game has been letting me down and the recent announcements scare me. So… if I do happen to quit Swtor… looks like Pandas might be a reality for me…