Tando, you are asking for some concrete development timeframe. The dev team doesn't work that way. Its more of a "I can spend an hour or two doing this, I'll get to that later, etc" system. Combat could be ready tomorrow or a year from now, it all depends on how much time the coders can volunteer for it.
What you have to remember is that the game is still in Alpha Stage, and while Buggy PVP would be better than NO PvP - The vast majority of people playing this game are likely to rage quit after a couple of buggy deaths.
So, to amend my previous statement, No Pvp is better than NO GAME.
This is aa fan based game, the coders we have give up their own time for no pay to code for the combine, as suggested above if they're not working to a timeframe you like learn to code and help them out.
In regards to your probing questions asking for an exact date, the answer for when will combat be ready has been Soomtm since Year 0 Day 1 from what I understand, 13 years later we don't have it.
I suggest if you like the game as it currently is keep playing, anyone who doesn't like the game as it currently is and is holding out for new features is likely wasting their time as swc is not being developed at lightening speed.
There's plenty of activities to do here except the combat: piloting,exploring, fighting creatures, building cities, producing entities ( ship, vehicule, item, etc), joining your favorite faction, chatting, helping newbies, work for credits, etc.
I do agree that we' will all be excited when combat will be implemented ( mainly space combat will be awesome). But.... be patient ;)
Its just that its star WARS you can;t really have star WARS without well WARS. But i do understand what everyone means. Also it seems everyone likes the whole creature combat thing but honestly,I don;t because if they can;t fight back it makes me feel bad that i;m fighting a defenseless creature.
“...the answer for when will combat be ready has been Soomtm since Year 0 Day 1 from what I understand, 13 years later we don't have it.
- Borr ”
I have been aware of this since the day I started my addiction to SWC. However, i always try to suppress it in the back of my mind, in some dark and isolated part. When my eye balls fell on these words, I nearly cried a tear of pain...really.
I, like many other players who have been around for a few years, have made peace with the fact that combat is very likely 13 MORE years away. Tando, it is best to just let the idea go. Be happy with what the coders do give us, and make the best of what we have.
One foot in the grave. Another planted on your throat.