Global Chat: The fallout over Secret World Legends
“This is bad in pretty much every way that it possibly could be,” laments Superior Realities, while Through Wolfy’s Eyes said that the reboot “seems like a solution that isn’t doing a great job of communicating its intent too well, which makes me feel a tiny bit worried.” GamingSF doesn’t know if he has it in him to repeat all of the content, saying that it is “too big of an ask at the moment.” And Inventory Full calls the move “an act of desperation” on the part of the studio.
“I am dubious as to how badly Disney needed to shut the game down. The financials are all buried in the numbers for the corporation and we are all pretty aware that online games in motion tend to hang onto a core audience that can keep them viable. I doubt if the game were still independent that it would be closing. But Disney is in the business of growth, not mere viability, so Club Penguin was sent off to join Toontown Online, another acquisition of theirs they subsequently shut down.”
“We’ve arrived at a point in time where I feel ‘CXP fatigue.’ The Galactic Command system is definitely in a much better place than it was when initially implemented, but I’m just sort of depressed hearing about it all the time. All these months most SWTOR news was about a loot system, rather than new, exciting content. It’s always easy to say these things in hindsight, but it feels like such a waste of developer energy.”
“The biggest reason why I quit playing was that my guild broke up. There was no drama, we just had trouble getting critical mass for raids, and the two main leaders really wanted to raid, so they left, and from there it just kind of fell apart. While I’m glad it didn’t go up in smoke and petty bickering, it was no less sad, since I really liked a lot of the people in the guild, who have now gone in a bunch of different directions. This isn’t the game’s fault, but it was probably the biggest reason why I left.”
“I promise to give myself time to relax and enjoy Eorzea. I need to slow down. I don’t care if it’s spending time fishing, gathering, crafting or writing RP posts for a character. Almost every moment I’m in game, it seems I’m in a dungeon or doing group content. This isn’t a good balance for me. This wears me out and makes me less eager to log into the game… which gives me less time to relax while in the game environment.”
“To cut a long story short, I would estimate that about two-thirds of our kin are oblivious to the finer points of the last producers letter. Furthermore, most of them never go to either forums, read the developer diaries or do any sort of proactive research into the game. Fan blogs and guides are effectively ignored. The Bullroarer test server is also an unknown quantity to many that I talk to. Overall I believe the majority of our kinship on Laurelin, just play the game and have no major interest in everything else.”
“Elite Dangerous has its issues, and its stupid title is only one of them. It’s not as deep as it could be in a lot of places. But it’s the biggest canvas of all, and if I am only a tiny, tiny speck on that canvas then I’m not all that much smaller than anybody else. And this speck is out there doing what it wants to do — voyaging far from Sol, seeing things no one has ever seen before.”