As anyone who reads the blog knows, I’ve been playing SW:TOR on the side. And I’ve quite enjoyed it… especially the low level questing. The story lines are engaging and game play is fun.
My main, a jedi knight guardian is sitting at
47  right now and well… that’s going to be changing very slowly. The reality is questing now has become: 1. Accept a bunch of quests 2. Kill four to ten times the mobs required in quests just to complete the basic objectives. Completing the bonus quests is simplistic now. When I need to kill 30 bad guys as a bonus and end up killing 200… yeah no brainer. But that slow trek through questing gets old quite fast. Thirty minutes toward quest objectives and I’m exhausted and/or agitated. Not to mention if I happen to die or I get sent back to the very area I just went through. Respawn rates are annoyingly random. Most mobs respawn behind me three packs back. But quest objectives that must be shared in the world? Well you can sit around quite a bit waiting on those [or they can be near instant]. I could play a lowbie alt I suppose… but I really want to get one toon to max before I start doing that. Part of it is also likely my own fault… I’m leveling a tank as a tank.
2. All alone. Our guild kinda died… Some people have real life interfering and some quit the game and others like the hubby and myself are also playing WoW and often have evening commitments when others might actually be online. It also doesn’t help that we’ve gotten more involved in our WoW guild of late as well as the fact that several WoW holidays have taken place recently… and we always get sucked into stuff there. It’s fine and I understand completely, but I can’t deny it’s played a part. I play SWTOR most often in the mornings and have since it came out… when no one is on, I log in less… therefore people are on less. So yeah, also partly my own fault. It doesn’t help that hubby is much less interested in it than I am, and even I am being distracted by other things.
ETA: I will note that changing planets has helped with the questing. Corellia is much more straightforward and I’m finding the questlines engaging again. However, that said, I only play once or twice a week nowadays. That may become more often when 1.2 hits but for now, it’s an interesting side game :) And I hope to hit 50 within the next week or so.
World of Warcraft is something I find infinitely more engaging at the moment, even given the issues I have with the game.
I’m also going to note this entry was written a few weeks ago but I wanted to go ahead and post it anyway as it expressed my thoughts at the time.