Originally Posted by wazu
Anybody still playing? Feels like I'm the only one. Would actually consider playing on a PvE server at this point as I don't think there is much difference. All my characters right now are on PvP (Proph of Five and Fatman)
I'm still playing, I just haven't been around here (chiefsplanet) the last couple of months. I actually just finished my 4th storyline, the Agent, which I thought was tremendous. (I finished Consular, Knight and Smuggler prior to that).
If anything my little group of friends and I are more active now. Corellian Run has been a solid server once I got used to being crowded, and it doesn't appear so far like the population has taken a nosedive since the 6th month subs (which I had and still have; I renewed...) ran out last week or since GW2 this weekend.
I hate to say this because it's selfish, but I think the perceived "failure" of the game has done wonders for the quality of the server population. I actually run with general chat on now, all the time, and often do stuff with random people. There are still assholes around, but it's so much better overall than it was during the first 3-6 months of the game's life. I think a good percentage of the people still playing it are people like me, who are older, more casual, and in many cases find the game to be exactly what it was always sold to be, which is a game based on story rather than endgame or raiding.
Which is not to say that I don't think it's really important for them to address those areas moving forward....
I think in particular that they need to get 1.4 out soon and it needs to feature much more than prior updates have included in terms of actual game content. Makeb needs to be an extensive planet along the lines of Voss or Corellia, and not an Op/FP zone like Denova. Enough already with the "quality of life" stuff, and getting the game into a launch condition 6 months late. It's time to actually expand.
(And that's what worries me, that Makeb will cost money)
As far as F2P goes, at least based on what I've read so far, it doesn't look a whole lot like the kind of F2P move that drove me out of LotRO. I do think there may be an uptick in the "undesirable" playerbase, and general chat will go back to 'off', but it's still a system heavily seated in maintaining subscriptions, and my hope is that I'll still see content coming out in the future, and it's not just about EA trying to make back what they spent with as little effort as possible.
Either way, only time will tell.