Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Missed Opportunity

I like Star Wars: The Old Republic, but there are times when the game just frustrates me.  I've been playing on my Jedi Knight, who just finished up Taris.  Most of the planet is themed around Rakghouls, which are not all that interesting to me.  However,  during one of my last missions things got interesting.  This post contains minor spoilers.

Then they got un-interesting very quickly.  I forget the actual name of the mission, but lets call it The Archive.  I was sent to see what was in there (other than Rakghouls, of course).  So I find a lone droid standing by a door.  Someone actually posted the cutscene...

I think that's pretty cool, except for the fact that is all there is to it. You don't get to go in the room, you don't get to learn anything more about who is in there. It ends up just being a one step side-quest.  This is where SWTOR frustrates me, why couldn't this have been more involved?  At least let me go in the room and read something.

It feels like such a waste since so little story was given. This could have made a very interesting story arc.  I've said it before, but the side quests are still the most disappointing aspect of SWTOR to me.  Grrr, that mission.  Give a 'tell me more' option, then say "My programming instructions end here."