I guess this shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise… I’m dropping off of SWTOR and going back to by old vices: WoW and Skyrim (plus some Left 4 Dead sprinkled in there for multi-player, console-time tomfoolery).
As you can tell by looking at my posts from March, I was really into SWTOR for a while, and it’s definitely possible that I’ll go back — especially with the legacy system having just been implemented. There are some UI lag issues that I find irritating while playing, but other than that it’s a great MMO concept, a lot of the design is really compelling, and the Sith Inquisitors/Jedi Consulars were a blast to play.
Why leave then? Well, there are two reasons:
- A friend of mine has returned to WoW after a long hiatus and joined the guild my daughter and I started over a year ago. Leveling with him has breathed new life into the game for me, and given me purpose (crafting items to help him out, planning our leveling experience, etc).
- Elder Scrolls Online has just been announced. I got so fired up as Skyrim got close to launch last year that I started playing Oblivion again; in turn, this news has got me all fired up to get back into Skyrim which, after an intense start, I sort of abandoned after getting SWTOR for xmas last year.
My #1 problem is that I’m a flighty gamer — I apparently can’t help but run to the new shinies — but this time the new shiny got dull a bit too fast for me, so I’m going back to pick up the old shinies again.
…he said, as if Diablo III wasn’t coming out in less than a week. 🙂