/pokes blog with a stick
Two weeks without any serious posts… not happy with myself there and I do want to apologize for the silence. So what have I been up to? Well, endgame content in Swtor with a heavy dose of other gaming on the side.
Swtor at level 50
I’ll get right to the point. Is Swtor at level 50 any good? Is it interesting enough to keep me playing? Yes, but there’s a “but” that I’ll get to later. Swtor has a lot of the same activities other MMOs have at endgame. Raiding, heroics, pvp… the classics. For the most part I find also that they do it better than other games. Not radically different mind you, but different enough that it has its own flavor. As for doing things better, they do have years of examples to draw on.
Case in point would be Kaon under siege, the newest flashpoint. It’s not a revolution in instance design but the fights are more involved yet there’s a good flow, the visuals are great and there’s a few events I won’t spoil that make the experience truly unique. While I’m talking about Flashpoint flows, this is something I feel Swtor has really nailed, having interesting fights all throughout the flashpoint while keeping a good sense of pace.
So, Swtor does have all the elements of a succesful endgame, despite what some people would like you to believe.
But there’s always a but…
The “but” in this case comes from me and not from the game. As much as I want to pretend otherwise, I’m an explorer first and foremost when I play games. I love to complete games to see what it has to offer but once I explored said game, my interest dwindles rapidly unless there’s some other activities to engage in. In the case of MMOs, simply playing with others is enough to keep me entertained.
In the case of Swtor, I’m having a blast playing with my guild but I’m finding I won’t play for long on my trooper (my max level toon) if there’s no one around to do stuff with. I’ll play for an hour or so and move on to something. I’m not ready to pass long-term judgement yet because February is always a weird month for me but I was expecting to keep that new game feeling for a longer period and I’m finding I’m not.
So while I still enjoy the game and I see myself raiding and playing for quite some time, I’m wondering how it will play out this time.