Bioware Strikes Back

Star Wars The Old Republic Box

Like everyone else who played Star Wars: The Old Republic for about a month and then said “the hell with this derivative shite”, I received an e-mail from Bioware yesterday that basically said “please come back and try our game again”.  Seems they’ve just rolled out a big game update (1.2: Legacy, to be exact) and would really like to get a lot of those lost subscribers back by offering free play till April 20th.  Oh yeah, and if you reactivate your subscription, you get a useless little Tauntaun pet to run around behind you.  Which will be pretty cool for about two minutes, when you’ll then notice that every other dillhole in the game is running around with one.

Tauntaun pet in Star Wars: The Old Republic

It's gonna take a hell of a lot more than that to get me back into this pedestrian, $15-a-month single-player MMO.

Now, I haven’t bothered reading the fine print and have no clue as to what the rest of the update adds (because I honestly don’t care), but I thought what the hell, I’ll log back in and maybe finish up that class storyline I never completed.  So, after downloading all of the necessary game patches, locating my security key fob and remembering my account password, I logged onto my Twi’lek Sorcerer, Siva.

After about five minutes of just looking around the area where I had left her (out of utter boredom) a couple of months ago, I said “nah” and logged out.  I’m usually an MMO masochist and will spend quite a bit of time NOT having fun before I punch out of an MMO re-visitation, but that has got to be a record for me.  I simply can’t recall ever throwing in the towel so quickly, and I’ve re-visited such MMO turds as Horizons and Final Fantasy XI.

“Meh”, indeed.

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Discovered as a young 'Squatchling in a Pacific Northwest woodland area in the mid-70's, Fatsquatch was soon domesticated and introduced to the fledgling arcade scene, where he became addicted to the magical sights and sounds of gaming. As years passed, his addiction only worsened, and eventually lead to his desire to write about all things gaming from a veteran point-of-view. Hence, Fatsquatch created The Jaded Gamer in 2001, and set about leading it into permanent obscurity.

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