Hoth is huge. Let me rephrase that… it’s huuuuuugggeeee. Our favorite ice planet that you visit in your late thirties in Swtor is one big zone. One big zone of white snow and ice punctuated by little in the way of technolgy except a few crashed ship here and there.
There’s good amount of travel time involved between each quest zone where often all the you see is snow, ice and a few tauntauns. It feels cold, isolated you could swear you’re going to freeze to death out there.
Yesterday, though, a fellow adventurer was making her displeasure known to all in chat by complaining and how all that travel time and wasted space was a big waste of time and ressources. All those things interfered with the leveling!
It’s sad honestly. We get The ice planet, Hoth, one of the most iconic Star Wars location and the ice planet that would be copied by a thousand other science fiction shows. All that snow, the huge spaces, the travel times are tools that Bioware uses to make you feel like you are actually in one of the most hostile environments ever. And it works… for me at least.
So when I hear that all of that passes right over someone head who’s in a hurry to get to 50 I feel bad for them. They’re missing out on a great experience just because they can only see numbers.