Alright, to those who are keeping up with SWTOR development. What do you think are the primary things weighing against/for the MMO that is currently the most expensive?
The things for the MMO.
Bioware. The company that made KOTOR1, Dragon Age and Mass Effect all best sellers literally has a lot for them. The fact they have huge amounts of Voice Acting only proves that they have love for the game.
The Budget. Ok, funneling money into a game in hopes of it being good isn't a tried and true strategy, and there are numerous games to show for it. But if you are putting, what was it? 100+ million dollars into a game (I may be wrong), and making it the most expensive MMORPG ever made, you are putting in a big investment for a big income.
I also, personally think there are several reasons against the MMO.
First, the Franchise itself. George Lucas has almost literally sucked every dime he could get out of Star Wars. Everything from the Prequels to that terrible Christmas Special have put the MMO with a massive hill to overcome.
Second being the "Visualized Graphics" that look downright terrible a good bit of the time. Sure you can say WoW has Visualized Graphics, and I'll agree with you, but those Graphics look good. I personally think they are themed after that damn Child Television show, "Star Wars: The Clone Wars".
What do you think are for and against SWTOR.