Gee, it lost a quarter of its subscribers and now it's gone free-to-play? What a coincidence!
"The Old Republic" is pretty much what people want out of a Star Wars game.
Here's how you know that you've made it in pop culture; when you announce your game is going to include a gay option and nutcases completely freak out.
The problem with MMOs is that they're not games: they're second jobs.
We've been playing "Star Wars: The Old Republic" off and on, mostly because we're trying to pull together enough of a sense of it for a review.
MMO's aren't my cup of tea.