Fun Police for Jedi

EA and Bioware are wrapping everything into their ‘hail mary pass’ launch of SWTOR (pardon the pun) to do everything imaginable (and then some) to recoup their eleventy billion dollar investment.

For those of you who don’t clicky links on blogs, they are releasing a PVP warzone based on a neutral planet where the good guys and the bad guys pause their intergalactic conflict (oh, that silly thing?) to partake in something loosely resembling football set in a fantasy world. Immersion breaking? Yes. Misguided? Probably. Downright silly? Uh-huh – if you are one of those Star Wars geeks who endear the IP.

But the real question is: will it be fun? Yes, probably. It sure looks that way. I just don’t think it belongs there, and is an aspect that totally negates the whole point of having a story based (brand new pillar, amirite?) MMO in the first place.

Next PVP warzone being released is on hoth and  involves both ice skates and a small round disk made from compressed wampa fat. DLC price of $10.

My hype meter is at an all time low for SWTOR.

 

2 Comments

  1. Bronte

    Oh for the love of… are you really going to defend this?

    What is next? Space-Quidditch? *groan*

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  2. Isey (Post author)

    I thought I had enough veiled ridicule in there to make it clear I wasn’t supporting this move 🙂

    When I said it looked fun, I meant it – but also said it doesn’t belong in this game (Blood Bowl is the exact same theme from the Warhammer universe and that game works well as a standalone)

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