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KeyboardNinja
01.30.2017 , 05:30 PM | #1
At one point, it was very fashionable for players ragequitting SWTOR to post their unsubscription rant in this subforum. Then unsubbing became more common (partially because of F2P), and I think also people got tired of reading the rants. Call me old fashioned, but I'm posting mine.

I have just canceled my subscription, and for the first time in over five years, I will not have an active SWTOR account. In the unsubscription form, you're asked to write some free-form text describing why you're leaving. This was mine:

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I hope this gets pulled up in one of your queries to find interesting people who unsubbed for interesting reasons. If it does, hi Eric/Tait! Hope you're doing well. Don't think I've forgotten that you both ignored my emails and text messages leading up to 4.0.

The group content release schedule is unacceptable. Five bosses, phased out over a year? After 2.5 years of nothing? And that's IF you keep to the schedule you've "committed" to, in which I no longer have any faith.

I'll be resubbing to try Tyth when it drops, mostly because Pucevich does an amazing job with group encounters. Maybe I'll stay subbed for a while then. But management's wide vacillation on endgame plans over the last five years have frustrated and jaded me. The development direction has been awful, and I haven't been happy with a class or content change for several years. The stat system is boring and trivializes theorycrafting. The story went off the rails with 2.0, briefly regained sanity in 3.0, and then apparently jumped the shark for good. I miss Daniel Erickson.

Nothing about the game is fun anymore, nor has it been for years. I excitedly logged into SWTOR less than 10 minutes after the servers turned on, just over five years ago. I poured countless hundreds of hours into theorycrafting and teaching other players, running a guild, raiding and optimizing. I was your easiest market segment. The player you had to work to alienate.

Congratulations on your hard work.
Since I was at one point quite well known on these forums, and since I still have several pinned threads on the class forums, I thought it was appropriate that the last ("most recent") post in my profile would be this one. I did everything in the game. Twice. (thanks Jessie Sky! next time listen to what I say when you ask for my opinion on something) I had a lot of fun over the years, but it's clear that those years are past and not future.
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SlthBounteHuntah
01.30.2017 , 05:34 PM | #2
Quote: Originally Posted by KeyboardNinja View Post
At one point, it was very fashionable for players ragequitting SWTOR to post their unsubscription rant in this subforum. Then unsubbing became more common (partially because of F2P), and I think also people got tired of reading the rants. Call me old fashioned, but I'm posting mine.

I have just canceled my subscription, and for the first time in over five years, I will not have an active SWTOR account. In the unsubscription form, you're asked to write some free-form text describing why you're leaving. This was mine:

Quote:
I hope this gets pulled up in one of your queries to find interesting people who unsubbed for interesting reasons. If it does, hi Eric/Tait! Hope you're doing well. Don't think I've forgotten that you both ignored my emails and text messages leading up to 4.0.

The group content release schedule is unacceptable. Five bosses, phased out over a year? After 2.5 years of nothing? And that's IF you keep to the schedule you've "committed" to, in which I no longer have any faith.

I'll be resubbing to try Tyth when it drops, mostly because Pucevich does an amazing job with group encounters. Maybe I'll stay subbed for a while then. But management's wide vacillation on endgame plans over the last five years have frustrated and jaded me. The development direction has been awful, and I haven't been happy with a class or content change for several years. The stat system is boring and trivializes theorycrafting. The story went off the rails with 2.0, briefly regained sanity in 3.0, and then apparently jumped the shark for good. I miss Daniel Erickson.

Nothing about the game is fun anymore, nor has it been for years. I excitedly logged into SWTOR less than 10 minutes after the servers turned on, just over five years ago. I poured countless hundreds of hours into theorycrafting and teaching other players, running a guild, raiding and optimizing. I was your easiest market segment. The player you had to work to alienate.

Congratulations on your hard work.
Since I was at one point quite well known on these forums, and since I still have several pinned threads on the class forums, I thought it was appropriate that the last ("most recent") post in my profile would be this one. I did everything in the game. Twice. (thanks Jessie Sky! next time listen to what I say when you ask for my opinion on something) I had a lot of fun over the years, but it's clear that those years are past and not future.
Can I have your stuff?

I'll buy no more Cartel Coins, no more subscriptions.

#RemoveRNG

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aceite
01.30.2017 , 05:59 PM | #3
I have used your recommendations for gearing over the years. Your contributions are appreciated. Thank you. You will be missed.
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FerkWork
01.30.2017 , 06:09 PM | #4
Honestly I am surprised you were still subbed at this point. I had thought you stopped after 4.0 but I guess I was wrong. Thanks for the threads and for teaching me how to be better at lightning on the forums almost 2 years. Cheers m8. #StoryisFlavorContentisSubstance
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ShieldProtection
01.30.2017 , 06:14 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by KeyboardNinja View Post
At one point, it was very fashionable for players ragequitting SWTOR to post their unsubscription rant in this subforum. Then unsubbing became more common (partially because of F2P), and I think also people got tired of reading the rants. Call me old fashioned, but I'm posting mine.

I have just canceled my subscription, and for the first time in over five years, I will not have an active SWTOR account. In the unsubscription form, you're asked to write some free-form text describing why you're leaving. This was mine:



Since I was at one point quite well known on these forums, and since I still have several pinned threads on the class forums, I thought it was appropriate that the last ("most recent") post in my profile would be this one. I did everything in the game. Twice. (thanks Jessie Sky! next time listen to what I say when you ask for my opinion on something) I had a lot of fun over the years, but it's clear that those years are past and not future.
Can I haz your stuff?

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Belegnole
01.30.2017 , 06:15 PM | #6
It's sad to see you go after all the work. Enjoy whatever you play next....
no matter where you go, there you are

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eriksarcasm
01.30.2017 , 06:27 PM | #7
Well damn, another one bites the dust...

Thanks for all your guides, some of it was very helpful. See ya 'round.

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Joonbeams
01.30.2017 , 06:36 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by KeyboardNinja View Post
At one point, it was very fashionable for players ragequitting SWTOR to post their unsubscription rant in this subforum. Then unsubbing became more common (partially because of F2P), and I think also people got tired of reading the rants. Call me old fashioned, but I'm posting mine.

I have just canceled my subscription, and for the first time in over five years, I will not have an active SWTOR account. In the unsubscription form, you're asked to write some free-form text describing why you're leaving. This was mine:



Since I was at one point quite well known on these forums, and since I still have several pinned threads on the class forums, I thought it was appropriate that the last ("most recent") post in my profile would be this one. I did everything in the game. Twice. (thanks Jessie Sky! next time listen to what I say when you ask for my opinion on something) I had a lot of fun over the years, but it's clear that those years are past and not future.
A huge loss for the community. You've helped countless people over the years! When one of the first 6000 players unsubs for the first time, it SHOULD say something (let's see if it does)...

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Fireswraith
01.30.2017 , 07:10 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by KeyboardNinja View Post
The story went off the rails with 2.0, briefly regained sanity in 3.0, and then apparently jumped the shark for good. I miss Daniel Erickson.
Hey for all we know he helped come up with all of it.

Anyways. Good work with all the stuff you've done on the forums here, a boon to many no doubt. But yes, it's been a long while since this game has held much enjoyment for me as well. You'll be missed by those you know you!

You could do what I've been doing for the last 2-3 years, keep a sub just to get Cartel Coins each month that you'll never spend (well mostly never spend hehe!).

EDIT: I too have been here since December 13, 2011.....go us for non stop subs!

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AllisonLightning
01.30.2017 , 07:22 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by SlthBounteHuntah View Post
Can I have your stuff?
You know, I used to make those pithy little comments but this system makes it decidedly not amusing. I don't want people's stuff, despite probably needing massive revenue to gear new endgame characters with crafted gear because the system is that broken. I'd spend hundreds of millions of credits just for competitive characters in PvP, I've spent what I can to do so and that just isn't right.

So "Can I have your stuff?" isn't witty- it's a death knell for this game.
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