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I've never gotten into the Dragon Age games. I think I tried to play one once, and the level of gore was just way too much for me, and then I tried to download the first game on Origins and they messed with my SWTOR password, so I stopped the download out of protest. However, reading everyone's posts about how much they're enjoying the latest game is making me want to dust off my old Neverwinter Nights games...
So the new SWTOR expansion has been out for roughly a month now, and my main character is still not level 60. I've tromped around Booty Bay Rishi and hobnobbed with the owlbears enough to get to (or close to) 58, but for some reason I'm just not feeling compelled to log into the game.
I can't put my finger on it. I want to like the game (I mean, lightsabers and trooper armor, what's not to like?!), but nothing about it has me eager to log back in when I'm away.
Maybe it's the way EA has chosen to run its business model. Random dyes and a significant selection of the cosmetic armor pieces and housing decorations that are only available for a limited time continue to frustrate the heck out of me.
Maybe it's the little bugs like the fact that my Jedi robes still clip through my speeder and look like a giant mud-flap.
Maybe it's the gameplay elements that force me to spend more time traveling from point A to point B than actually doing the quest, or stick me in an annoying Huttball match when what I want to do is fight a warzone, or won't let me use a joystick in starfighter mode, or the convoluted mess that is the crafting system, or disguise a reputation grind as "conquering" a planet.
Maybe it's the little immersion breaking things, like Huttball, or the rainbow of lightsaber colors and ever-growing selection of bikini armor pieces. And why can't my bounty hunter use a blaster rifle? Speaking of blaster rifles, why does my trooper believe that running up and hitting someone with the butt of his rifle is more efficient than shooting them from anything further than 10 meters? And why does having a room chock full of chairs in a high-rise apartment that my Jedi could never afford on the capitol of the Republic help us conquer the frozen wastes of Hoth?
Anyways, I suspect I'm rambling. I want to want to log in. There are some really cool people in my guild, my characters have (at least to me) interesting concepts that I'm intrigued to RP with, and leaping into combat with a lightsaber is still probably the coolest thing I have ever done in a game.
Plenty of people enjoy the heck out of the game. More power to 'em, I wish I was one of 'em. But for some reason, when I sit down in the evening to play a game, if SWTOR enters my thought process at all, my reaction is usually akin to the reaction I have when contemplating a chore.
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So I think I figured out why at 6:00 PM yesterday I could log in to SWTOR just fine, and why at 8:45 PM I couldn't. I don't have anything to back this up, but I strongly suspect that setting up an and loading the Origins launcher in order to DL Dragon Age at 8:15-ish set like some sort of global EA product password.
That's the only thing I can think of. I have a very specific mnemonic that I (used to) use, and I verified that all the buttons on my keyboard were working, so I am 99.9% positive I was getting my password correct.