And the Virtual TCG, despite being separate from the game, is being shut down as well.
Thus rendering worthless the thousands of dollars players poured into the game. All in the hope of finding a rare shiny in their boosters, while justifying it being as 'real' as printed cardboard.
Virtual items have no permanance and no worth. Access to them can be taken away by a whim - with NO legal recourse for the purchaser.
Important thing to consider, given Cryptic are heading into the TCG realm themselves with the Duty Officer boosters.
Virtual items are simply temporary entertainment, just like going to the movies. You drop $10 or more to be entertained for only 2 hours at the movies, and afterwards all you have are memories. You dont actually "own" anything about it.
Still gotta pay money to get back into the game haha. Well, I guess that is good by to my characters then, I knew it couldn't last forever, but still did not except to see it happen. Is it to late to sell off stuff? Man what a waste of art assets. I suppose we will never see them again.
Well, I started out on Chilastra where I became notorious. I and a handful of people destroyed 8 player cities. SOE changed the rules on House transfers because of us. We also disbanded an enemy players guild with a spy that we had in it. After all that was said and done, I turned over a new leaf, moved to Bria server and PvP'ed. After Bria I made the switch to Starsider where my 3 toons stil reside.
I will miss the memories made, the adventures had, and the wars fought.
I guess Lucas Arts revoked the license on or near SWG's anniversarry. I guess SWToR's live release must be close at hand.
Revoking the license is a bit of a surprise, but them shutting down because of SWTOR isn’t. I know many guys who had no intention of jumping ship when TOR went live, even to try it. I would say LA had every intention of forcing them out one way or another. Whether those guys decide to pick up TOR is any ones guess. Talking to them now as I post this. A couple of them have no intention of getting the game at all now with this. I had every intention of getting the game and keeping my account open on SWGs to go fly with them for events in my B and Y-Wing. Didn’t get to play it for long, only 2 years for me, but it was a lot more fun than I thought it would be. I'll miss it.