I admit it, I bought the Collectors Edition of Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR to most) when it came out. I played for the first three months, then everything fell apart; it was yet another MMO. Something to possibly eat into the great behemoth that World of Warcraft is.
Yesterday, I got wind, via MMO-Champion, that Electronic Arts (EA) was converting SWTOR to a free-to-play limited-trial model, another item similar to WoW (level 15 max), and enticing previous players with a 7-day window to play without having to re-up their subscription. Tonight, I’m going to see if they’ve made changes and added things that should have been around since the launch.
Yeah. Nothing’s changed. At least, from my perspective, at a level 41 Smuggler/Gunslinger, with a level 2 in Legacy.
I find that the new Legacy reward system is lacking for lower level players, as Legacy is a leveling system all on its own. Mechanics are still the same for combat, companions are still the same for trade skills…
Now you can color your armor to match. Ooo. Ahh.
Oh, and plus I’m being forced from my native server of Fa’athra to Drooga’s Pleasure Barge. Where my character names are being taken by someone else. As my server is now very VERY lightly populated, I find this odd, as we were a full server when the game launched. But, as it happens, that’s the way it’s going.
So yeah, just going to pass on this, and realize I bought the CE version, and enjoyed it for a while.