So, if you've logged into SWTOR this past week, you'll notice a change in the guild-master and name. I have handed Guild Leadership off to Silversword and changed the guild name to "Runs with Blasters" to more closely match the Emp-side guild, "Runs with Lightsabers".

Why the sudden change? It's not so sudden, actually. I have canceled my subscription and gone to Free-To-Play. As such, I can no longer serve as guild master. The game simply won't let me. I have been debating this for some time now. But the real nail in the coffin was discovering a Q&A on Darth Hater with the Bruce Maclean, the then Lead on Rise of the Hutt Cartel this past weekend.

In it - he goes to say that they have stopped all story development for the classes and will only concentrate on the larger world stories.

Q: Where does the development team stand with regards to individual class stories? Are these still a priority for upcoming content?

Great question. The way you choose to overcome your own personal villains is a crucial part of what defines your character, and once you’ve gotten closure on your personal story, you’re ready to be a key player in the larger conflicts that threaten the Empire and the Republic. Moving forward, we’re focusing on those stories – conflicts that decide the fate of the entire Galaxy and demand the attention of other living legends like yourself. You can still put your personal touch on these stories, and you’ll develop relationships just like before, but now the stakes are higher, and the experience can be shared with your friends.

Read the whole interview HERE.

This might sound okay at first, until you realize that EA had laid off all story development personal when they did that purge right before going Free-To-Play. Makeb made it through by being already in production when they decided to shift focus.

Don't get me wrong - I loved Makeb, the Planet of Bacon. And if we continued to see more content like that, I would be more than willing to keep my subscription. But at this point, with the whole new expansion *purely* being the ship to ship battle in a PvP setting...

Oh and a new flashpoint that you can run at any level because folks don't want to level through the story, that's boring...

Yeah, not holding my breath.

If they, perchance, do something like Mekab again, I'll happily resubscribe. Until then, I will continue to log on Fridays to be social, and occasionally run around and lob mortars and things on Mekab.

I just don't see a reason why I should pay to chat with my friends.

So grats to Silver, our new guild-master. May the Force be with you.