Sunday, 3 June 2012

A TOR of boredom

In the last week and a half I have played one 40 minute session of TOR, after which I got bored and turned it off. The quests seem to have gotten a little less interesting,and slightly more generic, though still very well voice acted. However it is not this that is putting me off. The gameplay itself has always been the weakest part of the game, and even that the quests are still far from poor, they are not as engaging as they are earlier in the game. This is especially true of the class quests.

I am in the unfortunate position at the moment where my next payment for TOR is due on the 08/06/12, and I honestly can’t see me playing anymore. In most mmorpg’s you grind to gain levels, however in TOR I have been grinding to get to the cool story bits. And while the story is now far from bad, it is not quite great enough to make me want to do the grind to see it. It reminds me of the TV show Lost (stick with me, I am going somewhere with this honestly). I watched the first season and loved it, but the first few episodes of the second season were bloody awful and I stopped watching it. However I would still like to know what happens to the characters in the end, however I have no intention of watching the best part of 5 series of a tv show I might not enjoy, just to find out how it resolves itself.

So I sit, with dozens of quality titles to play, pondering whether to give up on my Sith Warrior and TOR as a whole (as seemingly thousands of others have). Funny it always hits this point for me with a subscription mmo, I get so far then just lose interest. It isn’t fair I know, but for me to give up on a mmorpg, all it has to do is stop being excellent. The moment it becomes decent, or even good, is the moment I just stop caring. Funny that I will happily play a mediocre shooter happily for 7 or 8 hours, however a decent mmo for 200 hours is not an enticing prospect. I guess it comes back down to the bland combat that most mmo’s seem very happy with, heh maybe motion controls are the future, because pressing number keys isn’t very satisfying.

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