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The returning player and the future

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The returning player and the future

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Filipos
01.21.2019 , 02:26 PM | #1
Hi there,

I hope that there is no such a topic. I am a returning player to SWTOR, but I still have doubts.
We know that there are rumors on the Internet regarding the future of our beloved game, namely, more and more players are leaving the game, the developers may shut down the servers, etc. I want to return to the game, I am familiar with the fact that patch 6.0 has been announced, but can we be certain that it won't be the last patch of the game? I would like to return to the game and spend more time with it, but I won't want to be surprised of the situation that I have wasted my time. Is there any information related to more patches, like 6.1, 6.2, etc or other infos saying that the game will be supported in the future. Could someone help me with an answer?

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Paulsutherland
01.21.2019 , 02:28 PM | #2
Other than 6.0 is coming. We know nothing at this point other than there could be more 5.# releases.

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SteveTheCynic
01.21.2019 , 02:47 PM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by Filipos View Post
rumors on the Internet
"Rumours on the Internet" is a strange way of spelling "meaningless noise".

[citation needed]

More seriously, without solid evidence to back them up, rumours on the Internet, just like rumours anywhere else, are worth more or less exactly nothing.
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Ylliarus
01.21.2019 , 03:07 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by SteveTheCynic View Post
"Rumours on the Internet" is a strange way of spelling "meaningless noise".

[citation needed]

More seriously, without solid evidence to back them up, rumours on the Internet, just like rumours anywhere else, are worth more or less exactly nothing.
I wouldn't pay attention to rumours on the internet either. Or at least, not a lot of attention.

OP, the game is going to be here for a long while, definitely several years. 6.0 is incoming and supposedly the director of Bioware said 2019 is going to be the game's greatest year yet!

Quote:
"In the meantime, our Star Wars: The Old Republic team is hard at work on some amazing plans for the coming year, with new features and surprises that I think makes it the game’s most exciting year yet." - Casey Hudson, Bioware's general manager
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HoloTweed
01.21.2019 , 03:29 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Filipos View Post
I am a returning player to SWTOR, but I still have doubts.
We know that there are rumors on the Internet regarding the future of our beloved game, namely, more and more players are leaving the game, the developers may shut down the servers, etc. I want to return to the game, I am familiar with the fact that patch 6.0 has been announced, but can we be certain that it won't be the last patch of the game? I would like to return to the game and spend more time with it, but I won't want to be surprised of the situation that I have wasted my time. Could someone help me with an answer?
Look at it THIS way... if/when 6.0 arrives and you enjoy it, you won't have "wasted" your time if/when they finally shut down the servers. It's a GAME, you're already "wasting your time" playing it. If you enjoy - PLAY! If you can't enjoy what you have because you're worried about how long it will last, then this game - and most interpersonal relationships - are not for you.

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FlameYOL
01.22.2019 , 02:32 AM | #6
Like many others have already pointed out, its baseless rumors or click-bait content. I feel like the game has a new influx of players, which is good and hopefully we'll keep some of those up as time goes on after the last patch. And although we know very little about the expansion, we know its coming. I'd expect an announcement over at Star Wars Celebration in a few months, as far as immediate content is concerned Ossus is getting a new instanced world boss soon enough which is already available on PTS for testing purposes. Much like Yill already said I think the game has a few years ahead of itself, I believe that EA loses the license for SWTOR around 2021, or possibly 2023 if their exclusivity contract also re-worked their SWTOR license, so either way we still have a few years to enjoy the game.
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LordDarrack
01.22.2019 , 04:20 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Ylliarus View Post
I wouldn't pay attention to rumours on the internet either. Or at least, not a lot of attention.

OP, the game is going to be here for a long while, definitely several years. 6.0 is incoming and supposedly the director of Bioware said 2019 is going to be the game's greatest year yet!
LOL how's that turning out so far?
Its neither exciting or the greatest ever, in fact so far all they have done is drive folks away.


Be safe
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Ylliarus
01.22.2019 , 04:23 AM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by LordDarrack View Post
LOL how's that turning out so far?
Its neither exciting or the greatest ever, in fact so far all they have done is drive folks away.


Be safe
2019 has just begun... we're just 22 days in into the new year. That's like telling someone who just made the first stroke in his painting "well, that doesn't look like much, does it?". They're still in their meetings, getting the budgets finalized and everything. You expected them to what, release an expansion on the 1st of January? Don't be unreasonable.
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LordDarrack
01.22.2019 , 05:02 AM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Ylliarus View Post
2019 has just begun... we're just 22 days in into the new year. That's like telling someone who just made the first stroke in his painting "well, that doesn't look like much, does it?". They're still in their meetings, getting the budgets finalized and everything. You expected them to what, release an expansion on the 1st of January? Don't be unreasonable.
I admire your optimism, I really do.
I've been a supporter (and Subscriber) of this game since day one, I brought over at least 30 guild mates from EQ back in the day when this adventure was really amazing but its time to put down those rose tinted spectacles and have a real look what's going on here.

There have been no replies to players concerns over the recent disastrous update, community relations are non existent and all they did over the holidays was their best impression of an ostrich.

Look deep in your heart and you will realise that 6.0 is but a distant hope and possibly years away, all they are doing is putting a carrot on a stick to keep folks in the CM store.

I cannot express how much I want this game to continue but the lack of any response over recent weeks or any clear vision for the future says everything.

I sub to a number of games, just go look at their websites and see the exciting new stuff planned not for this year but the next few months, try ESO's website for instance, I pay the same amount of money to play that game as I do SWTOR, am I getting value here?

Be safe
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Ylliarus
01.22.2019 , 05:49 AM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by LordDarrack View Post
I admire your optimism, I really do.
I've been a supporter (and Subscriber) of this game since day one, I brought over at least 30 guild mates from EQ back in the day when this adventure was really amazing but its time to put down those rose tinted spectacles and have a real look what's going on here.

There have been no replies to players concerns over the recent disastrous update, community relations are non existent and all they did over the holidays was their best impression of an ostrich.

Look deep in your heart and you will realise that 6.0 is but a distant hope and possibly years away, all they are doing is putting a carrot on a stick to keep folks in the CM store.

I cannot express how much I want this game to continue but the lack of any response over recent weeks or any clear vision for the future says everything.

I sub to a number of games, just go look at their websites and see the exciting new stuff planned not for this year but the next few months, try ESO's website for instance, I pay the same amount of money to play that game as I do SWTOR, am I getting value here?

Be safe
I'm playing ESO regularly myself and I do admit that the difference between that and SWTOR is mastodontic. But that is why I passionately believe this MMO deserves more funding, resources and manpower, because then they can start to do things they way ESO is doing.

There are many issues with SWTOR, the bugs that have been introduced with 5.10 are tremendous and definitely a severe problem. But currently their inability to quickly do stuff comes from their lack of resources and manpower. If they had more of that, the issues would have been fixed much earlier.

I definitely do see your point, I promise I am not blinded by my own optimism. The critiques you just expressed are very valid and 6.0 does feel like a carrot on a stick trying to get players to stay in the game that much longer. But if the community speaks up, if the community lets their voice be heard, I believe things can be changed
The SWTOR Revitalization Petition
This MMO deserves a revitalization, by receiving more funding, resources, manpower and publicity. If you agree with this, sign the petition to EA and Disney here!
And here is my referral link.