I log on and I see a map. There is a lot of text. Nothing is moving and there is nothing to see. Is this all there is to the game? Where is the scenery and the other characters moving around? Is this a text-based game? How boring if it is. Please explain.
The game is actually a lot more involved than it would seema t first glance. yes there aren't any cool flashy things or badass combat scense and stuff like that, but its still a very involved and entertaining game. (I hate using the word game to describe SWC...)
Once you join a faction and get a feel for how it all works around here, you might change your opinion. I said the same thing when I started.
What do you expect for something that is free and that is being made by fans like yourself. Programmers, artists, administrators, rule writers, ircops, helpers of all sorts have lives away from their computers, be it work or school or family. It takes time to create something that one day might be better than anything the professionals have put together in the star wars universe.