SWTOR Top 5 WORST Moments in 2016

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Here are Vulkk’s SWTOR Top 5 WORST Moments in 2016

In the first days of 2017, everybody (still) makes conclusions and overviews of the past year. We, the fans of Star Wars The Old Republic, also have things to remember Or for the purposes of this list – things we DON’T WANT to remember. Let’s see now. These are Vulkk’s top 5 Worst things from SWTOR in 2016.

The return of RNG

It’s hard to say if and how many of the original SWTOR designers are still workin on the game now, but some of us still remember the horrible implementation of PvP RNG gearing. Those loot crates… D’OH!

Why, oh why, must you, guys, revive a completely broken system. RNG looting and crazy grind is not suitable for a western MMO. I am told the asian MMO market is much more acceptable for these types of games and the communities there are more prone to grinding. Please, forgive me if I am mistaken. I have no first hand experience with such games.

On topic – RNG gearing was tested in 2011 and 2012 and proven to be unsuccessful. I believe this decision was not made by the developers of the game, but rather came from the top. And who sits at the top – EA. Everybody’s favorite company.

I’m fully aware that some of you do enjoy the new gearing system. We’ve talked about that in length and much deeper detail during the SWTOR 5th Anniversary Special Live Stream. I, however, strongly dislike it and think it deserves a spot among the Top 5 Worst list.

Promises for a brighter future

“How can such thing be listed as bad? This guy has gone crazy, I’m out of here”.

Admit it, come on. This thought must have passed through your mind at least for a moment when you saw the title of this “moment”. Honestly, I have heard all sorts of promises in the past 5 years. We will have better Guild implementation, guild improvements, Better than Cross Server queue, PvP fans will receive good news next month, stay tuned for our next super awesome announcement.

Hey, don’t get me wrong. Some of these promises did come true. Some of them even better than intended. It’s the constant closed circle we are in – announcement for an announcement of a promise for something that may or may not happen in the near or not so near future.

The ending of KOTFE

SWTOR GUIDE - Everything about SWTOR Patch 4.7 and Chapter 16 (XVI)Ugh. We all knew there will be a second season. We all expected the story to continue. Still, though. We could have received something at least remotely close to an ending of a season. The cliff-hanger in the end of Chapter 16 was disappointment for me. The final Dark Side decision in the said Chapter made it even worse. Not the decision itself, but the complete lack of result from it.

The 16 chapters of Fallen Empire were not all great. Hell, they weren’t all even good. There were the brights spots, such as my personal favorite Chapter 12, but it was more than obvious that the attention Bioware was giving to Alliance Recruitment and the desperate attempt to bring as many of the old companions back, was hurting the KOTFE story in general.

That One Pay2Win Item

Eh, that silly stim. Aha, I am talking of the introduction of the Command Rank Stim Boost. It’s not a problem that such an item exists. The issue I have with it is that it’s a Cartel Market exclusive. What’s even worse is the fact that the Cartel Market is supposed to help the F2P and Preferred players by lessening their grind and torture. The Galactic Command, however, is a Subscriber Only restricted area.

I know, I know. It’s not the worst and I am overreacting a little. Or perhaps even making a silly drama out of this. Well, I don’t like it. In fact, if I wasn’t playing a Jedi Knight as my main, I would have admitted that I HATE IT! :)

The Dark vs Light Event

This is where things get controversial. I only judge this from my own point of view. That’s why it’s Vulkk’s List, Right? :)

I’ve admitted and shared my negative feelings towards the Summer event. It involved far too much grind for not very interesting prizes. It required veteran players to re-do all of the crazy grind just so they don’t fall behind on Achievements. I am not huge on achievements, mostly because the hardest ones I had completed long before the Legacy and the Achievements system came out. There was one recent reason that made me dislike the Dark vs Light event even more. Bioware announced that the companion we all fought hard to secure, Master Ranos, is actually going to be accessible to everyone sooner or later via an Alliance Mission. Well, who would expect a reward in SWTOR to remain unique for long? We know how things work!

This was my list. If you have stumbled upon this creation of mine randomly and by accident, you may now think I am a hater. Don’t forget to check out my SWTOR Top 5 BEST Moments in 2016. :)


Vulkk presents his SWTOR Top 5 WORST and DISAPPOINTING Things (or moments) from Star Wars The Old Republic in 2016.

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