Saturday, January 27, 2018

🌌Turning the Lights Out at Star Wars the Old Republic?🌟

A disturbing news piece has been released about Bioware, the company that runs the PC game Star Wars The Old Republic.



MMOs come and go, so why is the prospect of this games demise so devastating? Here are 3 reasons.

1. I found this game by searching for "Star Wars MMORPG". When I started playing, I was happy to see that this game was unlike any other MMO I have played. In other games, I was achievement driven, but SWTOR had an awesome, addictive story that was presented in a truly engaging way.        If the lights get turned out on this game, I honestly don't know what game I can play that will give me the same joyful experience.

2. This game is a great way to immerse Star Wars lovers into the "galaxy far, far away". While there are some people who express changes that need to be made to the game, most people will not leave because of their love of the Star Wars franchise. If this game gets closed down, who knows how long it will be before we can get an engaging MMO for Star Wars lover. When we do get one, will it be able to maintain rich storylines as Star Wars the Old Republic has given us? Now, I will not deny that there are some hoping for the demise of this game so that someone else can have a shot at it.

3. I am a subscriber to the game, and I have put a lot of dollars into it, but there are those who have put way more dollars into it than I have. I can play content that I couldn't before, and I have a lot of content left to play. While losing your investment is always a risk when playing MMOs, I have never had a game shut down on me while I was still enjoying it. I have always left a game when I        wanted to due to boredom, time constraints, etc. If this game is discontinued while I am still playing, I honestly may never go to a subscription-driven game again. I think it will be time for me to break down and buy a console and stick to one-time purchase price games.

Do you play SWTOR? What are your thoughts on this game and the rumors swirling about its end? What are your thoughts on MMORPGs in general? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments sections. 

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