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Posted: Apr 17th 2010 3:58PM Rayko said

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Posted: Apr 17th 2010 4:20PM (Unverified) said

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I am very skeptical, the way the game is shaping up gives the impression that it will rely on heavy instancing and no real need for things like crafting, The art style is rather meh as well. We will see as the game comes closer to release but with the current info we have I have huge doubts/

Posted: Apr 17th 2010 4:26PM (Unverified) said

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I was never hyped for it, I like Bioware but I really dislike Star Wars and can't see myself playing a Star Wars game.

Posted: Apr 17th 2010 4:59PM remover said

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Hi, two points -
1) I have a lot of faith in Bioware. Let's pretend for a moment - If Blizzard announced their WoW the same time Bioware announced this, which would you have more faith in?
Most people would probably say Bioware simply because they have a proven track record with RPGs. Although the case could be made for online service experience..


2) I'm a little worried that we're going to see a much less interesting game than I was hoping for. The sheer availability and high frequency of force-driven classes not only makes it sound like it's going to be a giant jedi themepark, but undermines the tension and awesomeness of all the rest of the available classes. I was hoping for a lot more guns, droids, bounty hunters & smugglers and ground troops. Now it sounds like every other citizen is going to be some sort of trained force user. It really doesn't make much sense to me from a story perspective and definitely not from a gameplay perspective. It sounds boring in that regard. If I want to watch lightning all over my screen, there are lots of games for that. I was hoping for the awesome, visceral underbelly of the star wars universe that was tapped into in a large variety in the KOTOR games.

Posted: Apr 17th 2010 5:12PM (Unverified) said

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If Bioware winds up making a single player game with some glorified multiplayer activities for optional participation, this would still be a sensible, brilliant formula that will probably result in success.

I'm looking forward to launch, not to buy my own copy, but to see how it does. The fact that it's being made by a game publisher (and an extremely successful one, I might add) and not an MMO publisher is a good sign.

Blizzard capped the market with their first MMO entry. Bioware's basically in the same position. Here's hoping Bioware is met with success.

-SirNiko

Posted: Apr 17th 2010 5:46PM (Unverified) said

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I was very very hyped awhile ago, but I feel the game will be shortlived seing its rather old graphics. I will buy it though, but hardly keep playing for more than a year, unless a major graphical overhaul arrives...

Posted: Apr 17th 2010 7:03PM Daelda said

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I'm less hyped than I was initially. I think that BioWare errored and announced TOR about a year too soon. The slow trickle of details on the game is disheartening. I did take a month-long hiatus from the forums right after the tentative release estimate, and while I am back active there now, I am not as active as I used to be.

I AM greatly encouraged by the massive budget and development time that is being put into the game. By my estimation, based on the statements that have been given, TOR will be in development for just over 5 years and with a budget of between $150 million - $250 million - far, far more than any previous MMO in existence. I do believe that when TOR comes out, the amount of time and money spent on the game's development will show through.

I just wish that BioWare would give us some updates that we could *really* sink our teeth into. Playable races, character creation, player housing, Guild structure, PvP, raiding, grouping mechanics, the branching skill paths of each of the classes, *something*! Especially something which screams, YES! This IS an MMO!

Posted: Apr 17th 2010 7:53PM (Unverified) said

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The more info they released the less excited i got. I dont see anything interesting in this game, and "Bioware" and "Starwars" isnt enough to draw me into the game.

Bioware has already stated that ToR wont be innovative but will improve on what is already there. Sooo many developers have said this already and its not a positive thing. The MMO industry needs innovation, and i wont play another MMO that doesnt offer that.

Posted: Apr 17th 2010 8:17PM Anatidae said

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Hype machines suck. When companies try to hype a product years before the release, by the time it is available - I am bored of it.

Now this game is going to have to have stellar reviews from the people in the beta, or else I won't pre-order. Then, if it does not get stellar reviews upon release, I'll just pass.

I don't know what the MMO industry is thinking. If they spent some of that marketing money on a clue, they might realize that if you hype a product within months of a release date - then it will sell like crazy.

Like the iPad, Apple knows to WAIT to generate buzz until close or on a release date. Do you think as many iPads would have sold if consumers had a year or more to mull over the decision to buy?

Posted: Apr 17th 2010 8:21PM Salaryn said

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Too many Jedi variants was already a problem for me. The revelation that release was a whole year out put the game on my "pay loose attention" list. I have no doubt Bioware will produce a great game, even with all the swinging lightsabers *yawn*

Posted: Apr 17th 2010 11:36PM Mirin said

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The game looks fun. All of these comments are sounding like if this game isn't a pristine genre breaking blowjob machine their little world will end. Seriously...go outside its spring time.

Lightsabers + killing all these Annoying people posting comments here = cant wait.

Posted: Apr 17th 2010 11:49PM (Unverified) said

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Gotta say, my biggest concern is the participation-mandatory cutscenes. Of course, Jedi/Sith running around being imbalanced as hell will be the nail in the coffin. Back when I was just reading lore on the game and they made it sound like there wouldn't be anybody with Force abilities I thought it would be great, but now I'm really not sure. You know launch day will be absurd amounts of Jedi/Sith just destroying everything in their way and maybe 50 of every other class struggling to get by. Unsure if want. Definitely won't be cancelling Eve for it (unless it turns out to be the Second Coming of WoW...but in space).

Posted: Apr 18th 2010 12:22AM Daelda said

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Believe me, there are entire Guilds dedicated to classes OTHER than force-users! Like the one I am in, http://www.mantellsyndicate.com/ where we are dedicated to Smugglers and Troopers. Jedi and Sith have their place, but without Han, Luke would still be stuck in the desert.
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Posted: Apr 18th 2010 8:40AM Daelda said

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Believe me, there are entire Guilds dedicated to classes OTHER than force-users! Like the one I am in, http://www.mantellsyndicate.com/ where we are dedicated to Smugglers and Troopers. Jedi and Sith have their place, but without Han, Luke would still be stuck in the desert.
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Posted: Apr 18th 2010 2:59AM Shazzie said

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BioWare are my Canadian Overlords (), so yes I'm still excited. I'm not obsessed, I'm just looking forward to playing it. I've been disappointed with too many MMOs to ever say anything like 'it will be the best game EVER!!!' or 'I'll be playing it for YEARS!' but I'm fairly certain with my track record with BioWare that I will get my money's worth of enjoyment from it, and that's all I can ask for.

Posted: Apr 18th 2010 8:48AM (Unverified) said

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Still very hyped. It's Bioware practicing their trade in the universe they're arguably the best in. Don't get me wrong, Baldur's Gate and Dragon Age and Mass Effect were great, but their stuff in the Star Wars universe has been spectacular. And the fact that Blizzard made the greatest MMO of all time after having nothing to do with MMOs just because they were a great developer is precedent. I think SW:TOR will be epic.

No, it won't dethrone WoW. I honestly think nothing can, because most WoW players have no interest in MMOs (or even games) - just WoW. But they can grow the market nonetheless.

Posted: Apr 18th 2010 10:22AM ultimateq said

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not really hyped about TOR as I am about other MMOs that are going to be released sooner *caugh* APB and FFXIV, but I am keeping an eye on it. Because I think it can potentially be big.

Posted: Apr 18th 2010 11:49AM Valdamar said

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Though I think EA/Bioware started up their hype machine 6 months too early, yes I am still hyped for SW:TOR - more hyped than I have been about any other forthcoming MMO in the last 5 years. Bioware make good games - I have high hopes they'll make good MMOs too.

Of course before SW:TOR launches we'll probably have seen the first trickles of information about the Warhammer 40,000 (THQ) and World of Darkness (CCP) MMOs, and I expect I'll be far more hyped about those than I am about SW:TOR.

Posted: Apr 18th 2010 12:06PM (Unverified) said

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Four pages of comments! I bet 95% of the commenters are going to buy this game. I'd say there's plenty of excitement left.

I think the longer they take to release it, the better. Make it good. The creators have a ton of money invested in this game already and that means plenty of highly paid talent working on it.

I can't wait. It's going to be a blast.

Posted: Apr 18th 2010 10:27PM (Unverified) said

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There seems to be a ton of uneducated posts here. I have been excited for this game since I heard about it. I follow a podcast about it and pray to god it can replace WoW which in my opinion has become a game for the kiddies.

To the people claiming this game will be a instance based single player fest: Multiple hand on events have happened. All the press have described the game as more sandbox'ish than WoW with players being able to run way out into unexplored worlds. The devs are claiming the game is not as "amusment park" designed as WoW where you run from one attraction to the next, but not quite as open as say EQ where you could run out into oblivion. There were also plenty of other players running around in their immediate areas where the quests where.

To the people claiming force users will be OP: The devs have posted MANY times explaining that when you play a trooper in SWTOR you are not the cannon fodder in the movies. The playable classes are "heroic" as they call them, I think of them as like an elite trooper. They have stated they are more than capable of killing a jedi and are balancing the game around all classes.

Read something before you spout off, there is actually a lot more info out there than you think on this game. Check out darth haters webpage and podcast if you want to learn.
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