Today is Swtor’s 10th anniversary. It’s hard to believe that this game is a decade old already. Swtor has had some ups and downs over the years, but judging from the last dev stream they are committed to making ten more years of experiences.
Sadly, I haven’t been playing since launch, something I deeply regret, but at the time I mostly played single player rpgs (still do) and didn’t have any desire to play online games. I didn’t start playing Swtor until 2016. I played it for free for awhile and eventually subscribed once I finished the base game. Anybody remember when Wal-mart sold Swtor time cards? Kind of wish I had kept the last time card I bought as a souvenir. It came in a really cool case, though I’m sure I could still get one on Amazon, assuming they haven’t stopped selling them yet.
The latest expansion, Legacy of the Sith was supposed to come out in December 15th in honor of the 10th anniversary, but they had to delay it until February 15th. I don’t mind per se that they delayed the expansion. If they need more time, then I would gladly ask that they get it right and make sure the launch runs smoothly with as few bugs as possible. However, February is really a bad time because a lot of other games are coming out around that same time. February is almost always a busy month for gamers and I’m worried that there might be more than a few who will choose to play other games over Swtor’s newest expansion, which may hurt them a bit. Perhaps I’m worrying needlessly and the next expansion will do well.
Looking back there really haven’t been too many milestones this year as far as story content goes. Secrets of the Enclave was great and I am definitely looking forward to more of Darth Malgus’ story and his plans for the galaxy far, far away. The Mandalorians arc is still ongoing as well. I was actually expecting them to have finished that story arc by now through small story updates, but so far we haven’t seen much since The Spirit of Vengeance came out. Which makes me wonder if Heta Kol is going to play a much larger role than I originally thought in the ongoing story or maybe they intend to have two different stories going at the same time. It’s hard to tell at this point.
Either way, I hope they continue to make great content for as long as they can. I want to give a shoutout to the devs for being as passionate about Swtor as we are and thank you for 10 years of great content.