I stopped playing the Star Wars The Old Republic a few months after it came out back in 2011. I was super hyped about the game and had so much potential therefore didn’t mind purchasing the collectors edition, which looking back was pretty naive as the publisher is EA and should’ve foreseen what type of micro-transaction game they’d turn it in to.
SWTOR went Free to play pretty early on after release (there isn’t many MMO’s left where a subscription can be justified, the most obvious one is World of Warcraft, which instead of decreasing actually increased it!) which usually points towards a failing subscriber base as they cant retain them as the game is performing poorly.
I re-downloaded the client a few days ago just to see if its worth playing again, big mistake, their ‘Free-to-play’ option is so bad and restricted it makes the game almost unplayable to the point you have to subscribe just to enjoy the game. They even make it so you gain experience at a reduced rate! WTF?! But what do i know…the game has been out for just over 5 years and with two expansions under its belt they must be doing something right.
I guess I’ll give it a try, but knowing me, I’ll most likely stop playing within a few days due to not having people to group and enjoy the game with! May the Force be With you.