This is just a quick blog to get down in writing my utter dismay at Bioware Austin in having the Swtor Community Cantina cancelled for PAXEast in Boston. Why am I dismayed at that you may ask, well today I find out that Bioware Edmonton is going to be there and be there in a big way having 3 full days of panels including daily meet and greets with the developers.
Jeff Hickman announced in his blog post a few weeks ago about the cancellation of Shadow Realms that 2015 is going to be a big year for Star Wars The Old Republic.
So we are now three months into 2015 and so far we have had a pretty lackluster start to The Old Republic year. Thus far there have been no indications that Bioware is in any way hyping the game to take advantage of the new Star Wars movie coming out in December.
But that is not why I am writing this, on the 21st of February Eric Musco posted the following in the thread:
The Star Wars: The Old Republic Community Cantina Tour Arrives in Boston, Massachusets!
Of course quite a few people are upset at this due to having already paid for travel and accommodation, but I guess at the time it is hard to argue against playing it safe when the weather over there has been fierce.
Skip forward to a tweet I saw today…
Clicking on the blog link takes you to their blog post which starts with the following…
So I am now highly dubious that the weather had any part in the cancellation of the Boston Community Cantina when it obviously is in no way hampering Bioware Edmonton in going and being a big part. We’re talking informative panels, daily signings and meet and greets scheduled for everyday of the convention.
Why isn’t Star Wars The Old Republic being represented in any shape or form at PAXEast when Bioware IS going to be there in a big way. I really feel that our beloved IP is the red headed stepchild of Bioware/EA that is to be hidden away under the stairs, out of sight.
This year our Community Team and representatives like Jeff Hickman have talked up big how important this year is going to be to Star Wars The Old Republic. Yet so far all we have had is a vague roadmap, bad exploits that are not fixed in a timely matter, exciting announcements like the Operation Victory tournament which are then cancelled at the last minute, none of which is inspiring any confidence in Bioware’s claim to make 2015 a great SWTOR year.
If you read this…what do you make of our community team cancelling the Cantina when all other Bioware ip’s are being represented in Boston…leave your thoughts below I would love to hear them.