Friday, December 21, 2012

One Year of SWTOR

Has it been a year already?  Star Wars: The Old Republic turned one yesterday.  It feels like it just launched to me.  It has been a year of highs and lows for the game.  You can check out a neat infographic of the years events over at TORWars.

I am still a big fan of SWTOR, as it holds the second of my two subscription slots, even though it is free to play.  That doesn't mean it has lived up to all of my expectations though.  There are definitely some weak spots.

The biggest one for me is the side quests.  You can slap a voice over on them, but that doesn't have them fun.  I had hoped for more quality quest chains instead of numerous one step quests that just served to get you XP and move you to the next hub.

The game really shines when it comes to the Class Stories and World Quest Arcs.  Those are where BioWare comes through and keep me hooked on the world they created.  So far, I have only really seen 7 Chapters out of 32 ( 8 classes x 4 chapters including prologue ), so there is plenty of game left for me.

The upcoming year is shaping up to be a good one too with the release of their first expansion: Makeb.  I was disappointed to hear that our individual class stories will not be continuing.  Instead we'll get Faction specific world arcs.  Those can be very interesting too, so I'm not that disappointed really.  As long as it is quality storytelling, I'll be happy.

Happy Birthday SWTOR!