I was thinking about this the other day, and Sara's post prodded me along to get it done. I've been silent on the new Star Wars MMO and the primary reason for this is that I just don't care. Star Wars bores the shit out of me to be honest, and after my Rift fiasco I'm not really up to another MMO based on the same formula of quest this, raid that.
Let's get something straight. I liked Star Wars..... when I was seven. For all you 'young uns' out there I want to emphasize that this was in 1977 when it was released. Yes, I am that old, and yes I saw it first so I have every right to talk shit about it. I didn't line up for days (I was too young) and I didn't go to the theater 110 times. Over the years I have seen it multiple times on various movie channels, and while at mates places while hanging out. I watched all the sequels (the original of course, upon release) and half of the epic fail that was The Phantom Menace before I walked out of the theater in disgust never to set eyes on a Star Wars film again.
I'm going to say something that you may not want to hear....... it's not that good. Really. It's not. It was innovative and wonderful at the time, but that's it. How it has managed to maintain its cult status is beyond me. I suppose the new films appeal to a new generation. I know many original Star Wars fans liked the new stuff, but in fairness it was utter crap, and they're all wrong. Like the first series the acting sucked, the story was weak, and the effects carried it through. The cult of 'Star Wars' made it something it was not: successful.
After that, then, you can well imagine I could care less about the new Star Wars MMO. The voice acting, the plot, the character classes..... don't care. I agree with Sara: Star Wars kills ingenuity and Lucas is a horrible, horrible force for evil in the world. His vision is dated, and boring. It's time for something new.