i just came back after about a year of not playing because i now have more time on my hands but when ever i go to a planet theirs only 10-20 people there. i enjoy the game but it makes it really boring if theirs no one to play with. so im just wondering if i should just cut my losses and find a new MMO or stick around and hope for the best.
Will people come back?
Thats more about the rest of the industry then SW:TOR now to be honest.
I just cam back 2 months ago myself when housing was finally announced.
It was one of the key items I pointed out was missing (Along with RVR, Pazaak, Swoop Racing (ala KotOR1), and more) when I left an little over a year earlier.
So I think the devs are finally on the right course or path with adding in housing, strongholds, Makeb was very well done, future upcoming things sound good as well.
But here is the catch and its something I tried to bang into the beta devs heads (I failed clear or they understood and just ignored anyways)
You only get 1 chance to make a good first impression
And SW:TOR wasted their by honestly being far to arrogant and self centered that they ignore the genre and suggestions for what they wanted to do (as long as it allowed them to be home for supper on time).
So they lost that chance and subs vacated game
Now rather then crafting their own future they have to hope and pray other buss word games coming out make the same missteps they made so the player base does give them a 2nd or even 3rd chance.
I'm not bashing SW:TOR here btw.
As I said I like the new direction and did return myself.
But I also know its ALLOT HARDER to get someone to return then it is to get someone to give something its first try.
And SW:TOR has been given multiple chances by a great number of players who left disappointed earlier.
Truth is the direction we see now should have been in place well before launch.
So no one can accurately say if the new update will get people back
because for people to come back,
Its going to be about more then just direction and content update of SW:TOR
And EA has no control over that part of the equation
So cross you fingers and hope for all the new games to be disappointments as well.