So yeah… I was like this…
Every week, I was thinking “this might be the week we get Drop 3! With all the fixes!” Note how I didn’t say Defile. I don’t give two craps about a Defile. I haven’t even played through Strain. But class fixes? I want them, obviously. Housing limits? Definitely.
Then we got the state of the game and (TL;DR) – nothing until November, and quarterly updates thereafter. So then I was like this.
Sigh. I totally get that you can’t toss new content out the door every month, that’s ridiculous. But to wait until November for fixes, that sucks. If future fixes only come on a quarterly schedule, that is downright painful.
But, as to not give a knee-jerk reaction and promptly unsub, I waited patiently for Tony Rey’s promised response to the community’s concerns. This took the form of the Nexus Report which, I’m sorry to say, did not make things better. Nothing that was coming after Drop 3 looks all that appealing to me either, and now the holidays are cancelled. Booooo.
I love the mechanics of this game, but there is not much in it for me, besides housing, which can only go so far. There are things to do at 50. I just don’t want to do them. I could do dungeons or adventures or decorate or do my path, or whatever – but I want to raid. I’m a raider. I want to get a beer and get onto vent with 7-9 of my buddies and BS for 2 hours while we kill internet dragons.
Raiding requires attunement, and grinding is unappealing to me. Dailies are so tedious. I’m also not convinced attunement is worth it because I doubt that the raids are currently doable by someone like me who has reasonable (not uber) skills and not a lot of time. The hardest initial boss, as some people point out, is the roster boss. 20 people is like herding cats. 40 is like herding cracked-out ferrets.
Drop 3 is bringing a new solo dungeon thing which I feel misses the boat. I want to have repeatable content, again, that I can wander through with 8 or so people. This solo thing is, well, solo, and once you do it once by your lonesome, you won’t actually want to do it again. Incidentally, I haven’t done the Drusera instances because at first I thought they were bugged – thehusband and I both got the quest, both zoned in, and were like “doh I can’t see you! this must be bugged!” Later I discovered that these are solo things and I haven’t bothered to go back and do them because that just doesn’t seem fun to me. Even SWTOR had spectator mode so you could bring a friend or two for class story things.
Maybe they will add things for the casuals like me to do in the future – in fact, I think they pretty much have to if they want money. However, with a quarterly drop rate, I don’t think we’ll see any of it until 6 months out or more. Drop 4 will be bringing a new dungeon (not raid) but that’s in Januaryish. (I shouldn’t even mention the Drop 4 dailies because, seriously, dailies, yuck, another thing I do not want to do.)
I went ahead and cancelled my sub’s autorenewal. I figure that if I try to log in and my game time has run out, obviously I am still enjoying the game and will gladly hand over my credit card. If I’m not logging in, then it just expires without me having to go “oh right! shut that off!”
I realize that there will be some vague, unspecified rewards for subscribers in the future – but the “reward” for subscribing should be access to game I want to play now. My subscription should not be a subsidy for a game that I hope will be awesome 6 months down the line. Wake me when it’s fun for me, I’ll come back then.