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The End

Published by under Site news on Sep. 19. 2012.

Now that it was announced that Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk are retiring from Bioware I see no reason to continue running SWTOR Life. If a man that ran the creation of the game for 5 years and has a tattoo of its logo on his arm is now gone to make beer, I see no reason whatsoever to be spending my time on writing or talking about the game the way I did in the past 2+ years. This was a pure passion project fro me. I did hope and work on it becoming something more than a small fansite of SWTOR and we had some wonderful ups and downs throughout these two years, but I see no reason to keep doing fansite stuff anymore because I am not a fan anymore. It is now apparent SWTOR is an Electronic Arts product and not a Bioware product anymore and I want nothing to do with Electronic Arts if at all possible. I can support Bioware Austin, but I can’t support EA Austin.
I will continue working on SWTOR Spy because there is technology involved in that website and it would be a shame to see hundreds of hours I invested into that go to waste, but fanboy-ism, editorials, interviews and such are thing of the past (as far as SWTOR is concerned). Currently, I can’t think of anything that can happen to SWTOR that will make me change my mind and start posting on here again.
I would like to thank anyone and everyone that ever visited this website. Thank you for your comments and opinions and participation. SWTOR Life and SWTOR Spy together have been the second most visited website on the internet when it comes to The Old Republic and I am very proud of that fact.
I would also like to thank all the people that ever participated in the creation of SWTOR Life. I wish I could have done more for all of you, but things turned out the way they did and there’s nothing I could have done different.
I would also like to thank former and some of the current Bioware staff that showed us their support and love and selflessly provided us with loads of opportunities we did not deserve.
I wish you and yours the very best.
Serge out!

8 responses so far

8 Responses to “The End”

  1. Alphaon 19 Sep 2012 at 5:08 pm

    Guildwars 2 sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Reznikon 19 Sep 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Hate to see this blog end. I really enjoyed your articles. Do you have any other sites you write for?

  3. Zapperon 19 Sep 2012 at 7:34 pm

    Really? Have you played Guild Wars 2? It’s better than the mess SWTOR has become.

  4. Drobon 20 Sep 2012 at 6:18 pm

    @Zapper. Really, did you actually feel the need to respond to that comment?!

  5. Jameson 21 Sep 2012 at 12:51 pm

    The problem with gaming is “fair weather fans.” When the gamer doesn’t get exactly what they want, when they want it, and for the price they expect, the gamer bails. You will never get everything your way in life; this isn’t Burger King. So what if Ray & Greg left? The game still exists just like it did when they were on the team. Has it occurred to anyone that maybe they left simply because they felt they had nothing left to give and wanted to start anew on a different project or passion? Few developers stay with the games they help create. Stagnation is the death of a career in gaming.

  6. Mikroon 21 Sep 2012 at 1:05 pm

    Go away EA trolls – shoo

  7. Arieson 21 Sep 2012 at 8:43 pm

    I think that Greg and Ray decided to leave the studio because they already made enough money to pursue their other life passions. And 40-something years is a great time to do so, if you have the money.
    And I agree with their statements that they built BioWare to last without them. After all, much of their work lately was most likely just administration and paperwork, not actual game development.

    We shall see what the future holds for BioWare brand, and gaming industry as whole (like will we ever stop seeing stupid NHL/FIFA games with no changes every year?)

  8. SLopsteron 06 Oct 2012 at 12:23 am

    A sad sad day. This website is too useful to me as a swtor player. Thank you for the hours you put in to make my day easy. Thank you so much.

    I hate to see you pull back, but I understand the fanboism.

    But seriously…don’t shut down the database lol