Just curious as to who here still has a subscription and is somewhat active? and what peoples plans are?
Just looking through our memberlist and there's a big chunk of people who I haven't seen in quite a long time now but as the ingame list doesn't say when we were all "last online" there are some whom I'm unsure as to whether they have unsubbed without saying, are still subbed but login very, very rarely, or have just been logging in at times when I've not been around.
Covering the last few weeks I have seen (off the top of my head so apologies if I have missed anyone): Ash, Lee, Syn'n, Evelynn, NF, Gypsy, suggz and our new members Apolonia, Vashnaa & Tramte. So I'll take you guys as read. I also know that Anny has a sub, he's just only been on a handful of times in the last three months.
So counting everyone above there's still quite a few missing, yet the only person who has said anything about unsubbing is Mech last month. Not that I expected people to announce their departure all over the forums or anything but it's nice to know when someone won't be playing with us anymore rather than just disappearing without a word heh. So!. what about everyone else? Left the game? Still playing but just been busy or can't play much? Been online when I haven't? Going to continue subbing or thinking of unsubbing?
As for me?. I took out a 6 month recurring sub when the game released since as a founding gm/mod of the group I had longterm playing and goals in mind, so my sub won't be expiring anytime soon.
I plan on playing Guild Wars 2 upon its release this year but my original idea was to play this casually on the side since it won't require a subscription, whilst still remaining active in TOR. I did not want to abandon one group and my responsibilities that go with it to go help start another as we'd never get anywhere if all of our mods did that. Most people can do this guilt free but as someone who has tried to build this new group of ours it's not something I liked the idea of and wouldn't have been an easy decision for me to make. However, since the overall population and activity of the game community has been dropping so much and our group, which was the only reason which got me interested in TOR in the first place has been far less active too, I think I'll have to reconsider when that time comes. As I say, I don't like the idea of abandoning one of our groups and then playing another MMO but at the same time I wouldn't like the idea of sticking around through guilt just to be left as the last man standing whilst others continue to drop off around me without a worry heh
The deciding factor for me will mainly be down to how many of us are still actively playing. I've already got 2 level 50 war hero characters, both of which have the rank 65 landspeeder which is no longer obtainable and one of which is already kitted out in fully augmented gear with battlemaster/war hero mods. I may make an Inquisitor and/or Bounty Hunter at some point for their class buffs or check some of the Republic story out as I have only ever played Empire since release but I have never been one for making alt after alt in games or playing on other servers but the one our guild resides on tbh. I prefer to focus on just a couple and with the 2 characters I have, other than continuing to get my war hero gear I've done pretty much everything I can and want to do outside of group play. This is not surprising consider I've played on a daily basis pretty much since early access give or take a day or two. Our group and the peeps playing are the main reason that has kept me playing really as well as having the recent event sprung on us which was great fun and gave us all something else to do together.
The other decider would then be down to what content BioWare has implemented between now and then as to whether there'd be anything else new or exciting for me to aim towards...
So yeah.. those are my plans but there's still a few months before I'll have to decide anything. August to be precise as we got 30 free days too. I'd like to think that group and game pop will have picked up between now and then and that BioWare will have added lots of juicy new content to get stuck into too but I guess we'll have to wait and see.
How about everyone else?