If you do not like RNG Crates, can you still enjoy SWTOR?

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A tale of love between a player and a game in a Galaxy Far, Far Away…

So, I stumbled upon an interesting Reddit thread. The topic was “Would love to hear from happy SWTOR players, old and new.” I did read most of the answers by other players and was surprised with the level of positivism among the players. This post was modified and personalized even further to fit into the form of what I would consider a blog post. The types of post I rarely do… I offer you below the modified version of my own post into that thread and am eagerly awaiting to hear from you about your own opinion and how do you feel about it!

These are my own opinions and thoughts. They are from the perspective of a SWTOR veteran player, who has enjoyed the game since long before its official release and has never taken any breaks from it.

First, a little sadness, though.

I don’t like the RNCrates. I decided in the end of 4.X that with KOTET‘s launch I will no longer bother raiding and obtaining gear. It’s likely that my characters will remain for a long time (forever?) at the 224 station. I care little about the side drops from the RNCrates. I went from a hard-core PvE raider and a serious PvP player to a “filthy casual” slowly through these 5 years and am happy to be a casual now.

Am I happy

I have my own website, youtube channel and a ton of real life obligations to keep me busy. My love for EndGame (the real one, while it existed!) has been a serious issue for me for years and now when it is officially gone, I can finally explore what little remains of the game that I haven’t seen yet. I am happy to have more free time. I am glad that I still have a Star Wars MMO to play. The fact that it’s the ONLY one available, is a little limiting. I’ve been saying it for over a decade (since SWG) – I am a Star Wars junkie and will likely play and enjoy almost anything as long as it has the magic letters in the title. Well, Battlefront isn’t in this list, hence the presence of “almost”.

If I said I don’t like the RNCrates, how can I be happy

I don’t pay Bioware for anything but my monthly subscription and luckily I can easily afford it, thanks to people who enjoy my video content and written guides – as in I earn enough from these to pay for the game I enjoy and cover. Also I don’t care for the new shiny armor set that would cost 1440CC. I can still do Veteran Uprisings with ease even in 224 gear, because they are not HARD, they are designed for Veterans – meaning any player with experience and class/mechanics knowledge can do it as long as they aren’t going naked. I can also easily do HM Flashpoints, again because of the low level of challenge. Undermanng and Soloing the content is always an option to keep my level of entertainment high enough. I’ve done all the Operations in all modes more than enough times. I can live without re-doing them again at 70.

That’s it. I know it’s a bit too personalized and my reasons may not apply to 99% of you, folks, but the question in the thread didn’t specify too much, so I went for it :D

You say things now! Let me hear your thoughts on the RNG Crates and the CXP Boosts!


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  • Perkysaurus

    I am a casual player with more money than time so I have no issue spending money on things that I devote time to. In fact i just recently bought 14500 cartel coins. Not the first time this year i have bought them either.

  • Miroslav Miki Jevtić

    I like new gearing system its better for solo players, and since i like grinds in games this is also good for me. Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn. :D

  • Perkysaurus

    My biggest issue with the game is the lack of a year long subscription option.

    • http://VULKK.com Vulkk

      Interesting choice you have made :)
      Actually, I was hoping for a Life-Time Sub when the game launched…

    • Andrew Beland

      It’s not my biggest issue but it is something I would like to see.

  • https://www.facebook.com/10155489767278356 Nathan Baron

    I’m very happy with the story aspect of the new expansion. I just don’t like the RNG loot drops from command crates. So far it’s just been one piece of green trash gear with alacrity after another. I have a full set of 228 gear I’ve crafted or bought off the GTN. I wish you could exchange the gear at a vendor or the crates dropped tokens.

  • zappito

    I just bought myself a 180 days of sub.. That answers most questions I think :)

    • http://VULKK.com Vulkk

      180?! Kind of :)))

      • zappito

        It says 180 on the swtor site, not 182,5 :P

  • https://www.facebook.com/10211529823584012 Nikola Ilivanov

    Even thou we share the same SWTOR timetable experience, from Closed Beta till now, I do not enjoy 5.0 in terms of PvP, PvE, Crafting and Market Economy. The only plus I see is the story. Which is one time affair. Two at most. Boo-hoo!

  • Demios

    My problem with this however is that the command crates area for subs only, which puts a real damper on things. So far I enjoyed subbing for the story and to play my favorite operation. But as I found out after finally settling into my new place, they’ve locked the dvl gear behind a pay wall. You can’t even use Galactic Command if you aren’t a sub. I would love this game but I just can’t get over the whole pay wall just for command crates which are pretty much cartel packs by another name.

  • http://twitter.com/have_mercy1 Allen

    @Vulkk well they are behind a pay wall so idc anymore. The game is p2w and wants you to repeat old stuff for years. Good Luck!

  • https://www.facebook.com/10209523803786388 Andrea Gangemi

    NO.

    • https://www.facebook.com/227747820742568 Vulkk

      Come now, share some more with me/us. Give way to your rage or frustration with the RNCrates system ^^

    • https://www.facebook.com/10209523803786388 Andrea Gangemi

      Will add a comment on your article tomorrow. Just a little thing I want to say right now, am afraid to forget it. There’s only one reason I should thank Bioware for making me stop playing endgame content: I can finally do heavy RP stuff in there!

  • Shaun Salisbury

    Problem is by giving them sub money you are in fact telling them you are ok with the rng because that’s all that matters to EA so if you want change unsub and stop playing.

  • https://www.facebook.com/1835810443343154 Zdravko Johny Blade Zdravko

    It would be good idea to make video about this

    • https://www.facebook.com/227747820742568 Vulkk

      That’s a good idea. I will.

  • Zdravko Johny Blade Zdravko

    I am sorry vulkk but I agree with everything said in that article.That guy is 100 % right and i agree with him.

    • http://VULKK.com Vulkk

      Help me understand better. Which article and who is the guy you are agreeing with? The poster of the Reddit thread?

      • Zdravko Johny Blade Zdravko

        What i meant is this article you wrote!

      • http://VULKK.com Vulkk

        But… my blog post and my post to him on his thread are 100% positive and agreeing with him. I too love the game and appreciate the effort from the Developers, despite the RNG Disaster. Why are you sorry? :)

      • Zdravko Johny Blade Zdravko

        Hell if I know mate

      • Shaun Salisbury

        It’s not a mistake it’s done on purpose because this is all about generating monthly revenue so it will not change in a way that would hurt the revenue.