THe next content patch has already been mentioned that Bioware plans on adding more customizable options along with the bracket PVP for lvl 50 because of obvious reasons (better gear that is more PVP orientated and more skills) but they will be keeping the lower levels the same way.
As right now SWTOR has 350k concurrent players not even WOW has that many, last I heard it was 250k and that was 3 months ago. SO that shows there is a desire to play this game we will all see how it will progress as far as development, content patches over the next 6 months but I honestly don't see it taking a dive as much as other MMOs have like AOC, Rift, WAR, Champions Online.
I am personally enjoying this game a lot more than I have in my 6 years of playing WOW and trying other MMOs. I have already put in a 3 month sub and really can't wait to see what Bioware plans on doing with this game. I have a 35 Imperial Agent Sniper, 22 Bounty hunter. The story is obviously the key component and couldn't believe what they allow you to have control over at the act 1 which changes how the story progresses compared to an IA that picked something completely different. That right there wants to me to play another IA to try out the other option.
I have enjoyed the PVP alot usually I hate it because in other MMOs you have to be top level or to the end of a bracket so you don't get owned by someone that is 5-7 levels higher than you. THis bolster tactic is a great idea, I was able to play as a lvl 14 sniper in voidstar and huttball and get 4th place in damage and kills compared to there players that were much higher than me. THats awesome, it just makes the game about skill and tactic more than who is a higher level.
I have had some bugs here and there but very minor ones nothing that made me get mad at the game or made me throw my keyboard. Only major one was the chat bug which didn't allow me to see or respond in guild or party chat but that has been fixed. Everything is perfect for a launch game and now I am just going to wait and see what they will do with this awesome MMO.
"If the game hasn't hit 2 million in a few more months, I think it's safe to say it never will."
In order for this game to be profitable they just need 500k subs, they don't need 2 million. Even WOW had a slow simmer it didn't get those fat numbers until a year after a release closer to the BC expansion.
" I'm a little worried that proper content updates will be far and few between."
Content patch has already been announced to be out in February.
"So what? I know MMORPG games that have zero Fetch quests for example."
Please name some successful ones. I am curious what MMOs have no fetch quests.
"I think Bioware have shot themselves in the foot by having low server capacity - thus creating huge Qs to (probably) make it look like that the game is over subscribed and busy, when the reality is - 1 million users and it couldnt cope?! "
THe ques are solved but people still flock to the already full servers so that not exactly Bioware's fault. THere are 10 light servers on EU side and but you have 3-4 FUll pop servers on peak hours. Apparently EU can't get a hint at what is cause of these ques.
"Biowares lack of experience in MMOs sticks out like a comedy moment in Eastenders and for all EA's effort in PR/Marketing to land those big(paid for) review scores wont stop this ending up with probably a smaller player base than SWG"
It has 350k concurrent player at peak hours on the US server. Its safe to say that not even SWG, EQ2 had those numbers combined. Really you are just an anti-EA hater and you just can't accept the fact that it is actually doing very well.
"Once my 30 days is up, I wont be returning to it and I am a bit upset because I really wanted this game to offer more than it did and hell, even I have come away stunned at just how flawed it is, but in areas I didnt expect."
Bullshit you have been a negative Nancy about this game the entire time so much so you have put yourself in a corner and now you won't say the game is fun because that would make you look like you were wrong but its ok you already have proven that.