Evan Burkey

Dear Bioware: I Apologize

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With Christmas just around the corner, I have a sneaking suspicion that I won’t get my yearly gift of socks if I don’t come clean.

Bioware, I’m sorry. For the last month, I’ve been going around the tubes and ripping on your upcoming MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic. These hurtful comments were predicated on a stress test beta weekend that I participated in. I used comments like “buggy”, “themepark horsecrap” and “lag infested craptown”. After cancelling my Collector’s Edition preorder, I spread the gospel of Don’t Buy This Game.

And I was wrong. Thanks to Amazon not following through with their promise to revoke the pre-order codes that those who cancelled the game received, I’ve been playing Star Wars: The Old Republic for the last two days… and I love it. Yeah, I was right about many of the concepts being ripped straight out of World of Warcraft, but I thought that would matter to me… and it doesn’t. I’m having a blast with my arrogant asshole Smuggler, and the story so far has sucked me in. I hereby rescind all the mean things I said about SWTOR. Well, except the part about the buggy graphics. That still needs to be fixed.

So please Santa, don’t deny me my socks. I’m at that age where I cherish practical gifts.

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