Tuesday, January 10, 2012


Star Wars: The Old Republic has been out for a few weeks now, and I am still enjoying the game quite a bit.  It is the best PvE MMO I have ever played.  That being said, I am a little nervous about what the future holds for SWTOR.

This is, of course, all very subjective.  SWTOR was made to appeal to a wide audience, which leads to the risk of certain segments being alienated by future development.  That's just the way it goes for large projects.  My fear is that I will be in one of those segments.

It really boils down to one type of content which I do not enjoy at all:  Repeatable PvE.  That includes Dailies, Flashpoints and Operations.  I don't like to do the same PvE stuff over and over again.  If SWTOR makes that kind of content their primary development path, I'm not sure how long SWTOR will be for me.

What kind of content do I like?  New story content and PvP.  SWTOR is not a PvP focused MMO so it will probably never really satisfy me on that front.  However, combine that with interesting story content and I am pretty happy.

With their first major patch ( 1.1 ), SWTOR is adding new Operation bosses, a new Flashpoint and Daily missions for them both.  So it really does nothing to assuage my fears.  On the bright side, I still have plenty of content I do like ahead of me, so there is time for BioWare to address my concerns.