It seems to be a sad state of affairs that in this wide and wonderful world of video games that we get to enjoy on a daily basis is often plagued by our most beloved experiences being tarnished by a high level of toxicity from other players. There are far too many culprits to count, but there are a few that stand out, such as League of Legends, Rocket League, Overwatch to name a few, and it appears that now Star Wars: The Old Republic has made that list.
A discussion among the game’s community seems to have picked up this, with there being “so much name calling and blaming everyone for everything that goes wrong.” It is difficult not to do so, but many professional players in the industry will tell you that there is nothing productive about blaming your teammates for failure. Nevertheless, it is something that indeed exists, particularly in SWTOR as of late.
The opportunity for new players to experienced ranked play is one of the reasons that is causing toxicity, according to some. This seems quite strange as far as SWTOR is concerned, given that part compositions are far more important than an individual’s ability, so toxic behavior may well be misplaced or just completely irrelevant.
The state that gaming is in today, just about anything with ranked play is going to be toxic. When a game crops up as suddenly one of the more intimidating in terms of its online environment, there is understandably a lot of complaints, especially depending on the strength of the report system that is being used. Unfortunately, that’s the way of online gaming, and it the level of toxicity ultimately lives and dies by how well or poorly developers deal with it.
Have you noticed SWTOR becoming more toxic recently? Let us know in the comments section below, or join the conversation with the game’s community.