“Disenchant” is an action you do in Skyrim to learn new magical abilities (enchantments) to add to your weapons and armor. In the process of disenchantment, you destroy the item. (Currently, I think I’m at level 98 out of 100 Enchanting skill in Skyrim!) I’ve been playing a lot of Skyrim for the past few weeks, and I can’t help but think: I am disenchanted with Star Wars: The Old Republic.
My guildie tweeted to me, “At raid..we realized you had been offline for 30 days.” I have never gone so long without logging in! At most, I would say I’ve been offline for a week because I was on vacation. However, I’m not drawn to the game like before. I used to log in as soon as I got home from work and dedicated multiple evenings a week to running operations. Shockingly, I think my boyfriend, who I said would unsub while I was still perfectly happy with the game, is still logging in for operations with his guild every week. Huh.
I still can’t say anything terrible about the game. I haven’t changed, but the game has, and it seems to be working for them. Many new players are subscribing and enjoying the story in Knights of the Fallen Empire, and the changes that have been made to make flashpoints and operations at a relevant end-game level is great for new players that have just begun to play.
Unfortunately, the game isn’t doing anything for me–someone that enjoys strategically defeating difficult bosses in an MMO. With nothing hinted at or even in development, I’m not motivated to continue my subscription when it runs out next month. There’s nothing new. I don’t want to continue playing the same thing over and over. An hour (possibly) of new story content is not worth$14.99 to me when I’m not logging into the game. I care less about news and happenings about the game.
SWTOR is a fantastic game, but it’s sadly not for a veteran player like me right now. I’ve been subscribed continuously since January 2012. After four years, I’m a bit tired. When (or if?) a new operation comes out, I will probably log in more frequently. I will probably still log in this week to play Chapter 10: Anarchy in Paradise and maybe Chapter 11 depending on when my subscription runs out.
I have been and am planning on playing lots of other games (I have another post about what happened to me in Skyrim), so hopefully I can write more here on the blog! I may also write what I think about Chapter 10: Anarchy in Paradise, so stay tuned for some upcoming posts.