Even if its 8 hour downtime I won't care, since it starts at 3AM EDT... as long as its up by noon I'll be happy.
Not to hamper anyones enthusiasm here but I must say it's a very strange decision to launch it the day after WoW expansion launch, just random thought when I noticed the date.
Anyway I'm still having too much fun in SWTOR.
I doubt it is more pulling having to level and then go for raids than log in and go for the new operation with your current gear and all. Many people have been waiting for it as they only allowed a limited amount of people to actually test the content. I only heard good responses from any tester so, should be interesting.
I don't underestimate it at all... I've been through this several times and everytime more people than not were only doing it to start raiding, not because they like to level up all of their chars. Old content becomes trivial, only new content is going to be interesting and if the content can't convince, they will all go back from wherever they came from. Only people with no options will go through it just to say after that it was a shitty expansion.
Anyow this is entirely subjective and I'd like to see any work form your "behavioral experts".
Then from today we have to expect every 4-6 weeks a new content patch, like they said?
Wildstar - still NO Beta FRIENDS Q_Q CLUB
Well for us running +/- hours to european time... it's still ok though if it takes much longer we'll also be having issues. Anyhow since the only time they extended the down period extensively was when they moved all servers onto a selected few and not like with SOE where every downtime was expected to crush your evening... I'm still positive.
For the casual claim.. check the official forums regarding level cap raise. For the progress claim... I'm playing mmo's for over 10 years and whenever a new lvl cap hit any game where raiding was some kind of a factor, everyone wanted to just be done with to start the the actual content you subbed for. It wasn't enjoyable because your target is not to hit max cap, your target is to get ww1st kills.
Also thanks to your "evidence"... which says exactly nothing. How did they pinpoint that people enjoy leveling? Because people are going to play MoP?...