The Old Republic




 
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December 20th, 2011  
Big_Z
 
 

Topic: The Old Republic


So it begins.... I feel like I just joined a cult.
December 20th, 2011  
Redleg
 
 
Hehe, got early access last week...
But haven't been able to test it much yet, and I have no idea how I'll be able to combine work, (offline) life and all of the new games coming out now...
December 20th, 2011  
Big_Z
 
 
Im liking it so far, the graphics are better then what I was expecting. It actually has quite a bit of polish for a new MMO. I'm giving the smuggler class a try.
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December 20th, 2011  
Cheers12
 
 
I'm so jealous of everybody. I got to participate in 2 of the betas and really loved the game. However, my first child is due any day now and I know that I need to wait to get the game until after he's been here a little while so I haven't pre-ordered it....even though I've been waiting for it for years now since I first heard of it. Everybody have a great time for me, and hopefully I'll be joining you all in a few months.
December 20th, 2011  
MontyB
 
 
Well I guess I will throw my oar in here and say I beta'ed the thing and have no intention of picking it up.

The UI is terrible, it is buggy, it lacks any real incentive to group or do anything more than follow the story line and worst of all I got 3 toons to level 30, 33 and 34 in 2 days at that rate I am capped within 4 days, basically I do not consider it an MMO, it just rates the "O" part.
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December 20th, 2011  
mmarsh
 
 
Jedi Knight here, I really like it, espicially the PVP. I got my Guardian to Level 14 but I a am thinking of rerolling a Sentinel, because I feel alittle weak in PVP.

I'll give you all alittle hint, play a trooper (espicially a Vanguard), until EA hits it with the nerf bat its the best class for PVP.
December 23rd, 2011  
Redleg
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MontyB
and worst of all I got 3 toons to level 30, 33 and 34 in 2 days at that rate I am capped within 4 days, basically I do not consider it an MMO, it just rates the "O" part.
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I haven't played that much,yet, but leveling speed doesn't feel much different from other MMOs so it's possible that they've fixed that since the beta, or that the beta had increased leveling speed for testing purposes...
December 24th, 2011  
MontyB
 
 
Its possible but I think I will pass on it for a while at least, besides I am still working my way through the German heavy tank line in World of Tanks.

December 24th, 2011  
mmarsh
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MontyB
Its possible but I think I will pass on it for a while at least, besides I am still working my way through the German heavy tank line in World of Tanks.

Dammit Monty, you don't like my books, my sports teams, or even my video games, there is just no pleasing you is there? You're worse than my wife



I like it, True, its a SW games and that's already a big + in its hat and you are right about most of it has already been done, some of which has been done before and better.

Yet it is still entertaining. I think the two reasons I like it are:

1. The SW Universe.
2. The PVP is good, although it is dumbed down compared to Warhammer Online which was more detailed, had more bonuses, and more choices.

3. The voiceover. I used to think this was just a gimmick, but it really does make you more emersed in the story far better than any MMO I have ever played. If it didn't have this I would have dismissed TOR as another WOW clone. But it is not a WOW clone, there is *just* enough to make it stand out on its own merits. But I agree its not a revolutionary experience.

4. It's stable. There are bugs (including some very funny ones like NPCS occasionally shrinking to liliputian size during cut scenes) but the game is stable.
December 24th, 2011  
MontyB
 
 
To be honest I have never been a SW fan and absolutely hated every one of the movies but I did play Galaxies for a couple of years not because it was SW but because I loved the games crafting system.

I generally do not get wrapped up in story lines or cannon so voice overs and cut scenes mean nothing to me for the most part I play these games for the technical aspect and sadly TOR really offers nothing in that respect.

I had hoped that TOR would have been what Star Wars Galaxies should have been instead it is WoW without orcs.
 


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