I've spent a week trying to get to like Galactic Starfighter. I really did. Star Wars: The Old Republic is still one of my favorite MMOs, and I'm a huge Star Wars nerd. The space dogfights in the movies are one of the reasons the series has the rabid fanbase it does, and when the "off-the-rails space combat" expansion was announced, I was jazzed. My spirits were badly dampened when it was later confirmed that the expansion would be PvP-only, but I managed to cling to some shreds of hope and remain somewhat enthusiastic about it.
But I can't do it. I just can't force myself to like it. I went in expecting to hear Wagner's "Flight of the Valkyries" playing in my head, but what I got instead was, I dunno, a Bieber remix of a Spice Girls song. The original thing was bad enough, but now it's.... gah.
It's not that the Galactic Staftighter system is inherently bad - it's probably half-decent for all I know. I'm not a PvP guy. At all. The very idea of having to endure another Huttball match makes me cringe. Which means this "expansion" - which is a PvP-only space combat "flight sim lite" - is nothing more than a frustrating fail-fest that is almost entirely not fun for a guy like me.