Think I've pretty much decided not to resub now.
From the 17th of August I know I'm going to be playing 1 game after the other from Sleeping Dogs, Guild Wars 2, hopefully Planetside 2, Borderlands 2 etc etc and already those are on top of the PS3/console exclusives I'm playing on the side. I just know that I won't be able to help but give TOR very little attention whilst I'm busy with all of those. Even if I played all of them casually there's only so many games I can play at once hehe. To renew my 6 month sub at the same time would probably be a waste of money I think, even before I start considering everything else.
Then there's the content. Got 2 characters who are War Hero & Conqueror ranks already, the former of which already has the best pvp gear acquirable besides his 2 weapons. The only progressing I can do with him (as he is my pvp main) is go for higher ranks which I gain nothing from except new titles, or rated warzone gear which would just change my gear from green to red (no stat changes) but they are only available to 8 man premades and not to solo queuers like myself.. I've been pvping on both of my Rep characters too but I have no intention of getting either of those to rank 70 as well lol. Until they add a truck load of new content I can't really progress any further with him.
I've enjoyed seeing most of the Trooper storyline (my trooper is 40 something) and a bit more of the Consular's too but part of my reasoning for playing those was to enable me to quad buff myself in pvp and to have at least 1 Republic character for obtaining the HK-51 companion. The first of which I can't progress much further in as I've said and the HK companion we have no date for other than the "very near future", whenever that is.
and there's the group. It has been really great being able to play with some of you guys again and some of you for the first time too. Even though the game is much more solo focused than most other MMOs it has been the group that has kept me playing this long.
but.. there's literally just a handful of us left now and with Syn'n most likely not resubbing that's one of our most actives down for starters. Then there's Anny who mentions possibly not resubbing if BioWare do certain stuff to his character. I'll be honest here - BioWare are not
going to leave Bloodworthy alone in the state that it is in so his character is going to be affected regardless of what action they take. If they merge it he'll be on a server with a higher population again yet will be away from our active guild, merging could also require a rename depending on which servers merge into which. Or, If they manually force move people like him off the server so they can close it it's exactly the same situation - gets put on a server they're trying to increase the population on, may again require a rename but in this case he could be completely guildless as well as our inactive guild over there would not move with him.
They've locked down character creation for new players on these servers now and they're offering incentives for people to move by themselves too (if a dead server wasn't enough incentive to leave eh? lol.
). Whatever they do from here there will not be an outcome which sees Bloodworthy remain open and dead in its current form for a few people like Anny to run around solo on. However much some people on the internet like to hate on BioWare they are not stupid enough to piss money & resources away like that so carelessly - If Anny chooses to remain on Bloodworthy instead of moving to ToFN whilst he still can he essentially gives BioWare all the cards. I can't see him moving so in my eyes it's pretty much an inevitability that his character will be negatively affected by their plans, no doubt about it.
With that thinking I'm looking at the guild maybe being down 2 members rather than 1, maybe more since not all of us have posted. Anny not renewing may not be a 100% but if there's any uncertainty there at all it's still the possibility of being another person down which in turn lowers my desire to resub just that little bit more.
I've felt like this for a few days now so as it stands I won't be renewing. I could still change my mind but I'd say that's doubtful now that I've given everything a lot more thought.
Since Ash is the only person to reply who expects to be subbing for the forseeable future I'll make sure to leave GM on him before my account expires, should I not change my mind. If the game goes f2p as a few people here have been predicting for some time now I see no reason why I wouldn't pick the game up again when I'm not playing so many other games, providing others here are still playing or returning to the game that is. I do really want to see more content added like new warzones, the HK companion, new events, new planets and storylines etc so I'd still like to check those out. Just doesn't seem worth renewing for right now for the reasons above
Anyway!. Until then I'll see ya'll ingame until my sub runs out and I hope to be able to play Guild Wars 2 (releasing 28th Aug) / Planetside 2 (in beta atm) with some of you in the coming weeks. Both will be free to play at release (once you own a copy) so if you haven't given those a look have a think about it, would be nice to start another group together somewhere!
(also apologies for another long post. My bad lol)