The Honeymoon Period Is Over
I’ve had a couple big disappointments from Bioware recently. There have actually been more, but these are more the straw that broke the camel’s back so to speak. SWTOR is my first and only Bioware game to date, so all my experiences relate directly to this game. There is one other game though that I have already started having bad experiences with…
Galactic Starfighter Stalled
I was listening to Ootinicast recently (Great SWTOR podcast if you’re looking for one), and they did interviews with the community team. One question posed to Eric Musco was about what was on the horizon for GSF. The answer was ‘nothing’. Nothing at all through the end of the year at the earliest. That was really surprising given how they had talked about new game modes. It was even more surprising given how they already nixed the stealth ship. I’m guessing GSF isn’t very popular at all for Bioware to cut and run from it to this degree. Sure, there could be more in the future, but no content for GSF for 6 months or more? Not planning anything at all right now? That’s really harsh to me. It’s completely killed my desire to even log in anymore. This is reminiscent of when they offered no PvP content for 10 months last year. The writing has really been on the wall about PvP in SWTOR since they cancelled the cross server queues for ranked. I’ve been going on hope ever since. Think I just ran out of that.
Bioware Email Spam
I keep tight reigns on my personal email. I hate getting spam. HATE IT. So when I got an e-mail from Bioware about being ‘Chosen’, I thought it was some kind of SWTOR content. As we all know now, it wasn’t. I hadn’t signed up to receive any email from Bioware except SWTOR, so I went and checked my preferences. Sure enough, the generic Bioware info box and SWTOR were checked. I opted out of the generic Bioware alerts and chalked it up to my forgetfulness. Everything went though, and it said I was unsubscribed.
And then I got another ‘Chosen’ email.
I feel slapped in the face here. I just told Bioware to send me only SWTOR emails, and the FIRST thing they send me is something completely unrelated to SWTOR. I marked it as spam. That really ticked me off. I think i’ll just uncheck everything now since they can’t seem to follow simple directions.
UPDATE: I looked over my email a second time and noticed this gem at the bottom. Talk about epic fail.
Developer Hate Rising
All of this piled on top of my recent debacle where I spent over 30,000 Cartel Coins on more than 5 hypercrates and failed to get a single walker. None of my friends that bought packs or crates got one either. After a little research, I discovered they had changed the way do things when it comes to cartel market packs. The short version is, they shrank the size of the overall set, but made a higher percentage of the items rare, and kept the cost the same. And since you only get one rare per pack, your chances of getting a particular rare is diluted. You have to buy more packs than usual as the end result.
So is anyone else having trouble with Bioware? Or is it just me? Anyone else violated by the ‘Chosen’ spam? Still logging into SWTOR regularly? Tell me whether you think I’m overreacting, or not.