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Posted: May 13th 2010 10:20AM Darkdust said

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Larry Everett? It seems we have a new Massively blogger...

Posted: May 13th 2010 10:42AM (Unverified) said

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So basically another human model (not just a humanoid model but exactly a human model) but bald and different skin tones. Underwhelming.

Posted: May 13th 2010 10:46AM notuba said

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You refer to an "exclusive" from the worst source available, Eurogamer? And you quote 'Lucasarts, admitted that the customization options will not be as in-depth as features found in Star Wars: Galaxies?' So, TOR has less character customization than a MMO that was release3d in 2003?

TOR has too much hype this early. TOR will probably not be released until at least Q3 2011. By then,. I'll have lost all interest in TOR. Extreme amounts of hype for a year or more, then... deliver a broken product? I hope not, but that reminds me of Vanguard and it's failure.

Best of luck, BioWare.

Posted: May 13th 2010 1:50PM RogueJedi86 said

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"So, TOR has less character customization than a MMO that was release3d in 2003?"

And WoW and all the other MMOs since have less crafting details than SWG that was released in 2003. SWG has one of the most complex(and fulfilling if you love to do it) crafting systems of any MMO I've played. I hope TOR tries to do a crafting system 1/10 as deep as SWG's, so I can die happy.
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Posted: May 13th 2010 10:45AM MrGutts said

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LOL love this part..

"It's Knights of the Old Republic 3 to infinity. If you printed out the script and it rained, the Earth would be covered in papier mache. Is big game."

Posted: May 13th 2010 3:17PM (Unverified) said

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Just for fun, I did some quick math to see how much paper it'd take to cover the earth, land and sea. Numbers are approximate and mostly gained from quick google searches. I am perfectly aware they're exaggerating.

We'll start with one page, 8.5 inches by 11 inches. That's 93.5 square inches.
There are about 4,000,000,000 square inches in a square mile, which means you'd need 43 million pages just to cover a mile by mile area.

The Earth's about 200,000,000 square miles. If I haven't missed a decimal point, this adds up to needing 8,600,000,000,000,000 pages.

But how many pages is that?

The average internet webpage is 130kilobytes. Let's render those all as characters with 1 byte = 1 character. Per RFC678, you can fit 66 lines and 85 characters per line on a sheet of 8.5x11 paper. So the average internet webpage is 23 pages, and thus there are 21,130,000,000 pages (of paper) on the internet. So to cover the earth, you'd have to print out the internet 17,700 times.

That is one hell of a script :)
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Posted: May 13th 2010 10:59AM Lateris said

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Isn't this game vapor ware until 2012? I think it has to much hype and how will they maintain it if it is 2012?

Posted: May 13th 2010 11:16AM MrGutts said

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No it's not vapor, people have and are testing it. I will put money down that we WILL see it before June 2011..

I need to get the vegas guys to start giving the odds so we can bet on it!
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Posted: May 13th 2010 11:05AM jpkustra said

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I am seriously disappointed that this is one of the species you can play. This is the freaking STAR WARS universe! They have unlimited characters to draw from and they choose this one which looks exactly like a human. How lame is that? Very.

Posted: May 13th 2010 1:53PM RogueJedi86 said

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BioWare long ago said that the playable races will be limited by the fact that they need races who can realistically be speaking the voice acting done by the actors for the player characters. Unless you know any Wookiees(minus Ralrra) or Ithorians who speak in perfect unaccented, unobscured English(or French or Spanish or German), then I'd say you should sit down and be thinking of all the cool near-human races we could get for TOR. :)
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Posted: May 13th 2010 11:18AM Arkanaloth said

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I must admit I was expecting something a lot more.. I dunno... different than simply a pale / bald human... Twil's or rodians or... something....

Posted: May 13th 2010 11:26AM DancingTaco said

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Lighten up.. Its a small preview.. Im sure there will be at least 10 species, Im guessing more.. As for the customization that too has yet to be released. Its a different engine. Some like Cryptic has a lot of options, yet certain aspects of gameplay blows.. I have a feeling we have plenty of options, yet gameplay will rock as well...

Posted: May 13th 2010 11:35AM Oskiee said

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Disappointing... "the new not human species looks like a human!! YAAAAAA!"


And the "Advanced Careers" was already known. It wasnt called that though. When they revealed the Consular and Inquisitor, they talked about 2 talent trees, where the Consular would focus on either healing or dps/cc.

So again i say... Disappointing.

Posted: May 13th 2010 12:21PM gildhur said

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Oh, so there IS group combat. Good news. lol.

Posted: May 13th 2010 12:40PM Larry Everett said

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Actually there is a nice video that overviews multi-player interact and combat on SWTOR's site, if you're interested: http://www.swtor.com/media/trailers/developer-walkthrough Although this doesn't talk about how it works with companions.
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Posted: May 13th 2010 1:40PM eyeball2452 said

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The preview on the Bioware site from last year does an excellent job of showing the foundation of the game. You can clearly see that the combat system for multiple classes was in place and the mobs were acting in a reasonable manner. The animations/graphics were also very good for a pre-alpha build of the game.

I think that Bioware has done a very good job of releasing story background and gameplay previews so far. I hadn't seen the advanced class system yet, so that was new to me. As far as I can tell, the game appears to still be on track. We're seeing more gameplay previews of TOR vs other MMO previews where it was just a producer talking the whole time (AoC, TR, WAR).
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Posted: May 13th 2010 12:38PM Interitus said

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While disappointing I think they are saving the more classic species for one big release.

And as Oskiee said we already new about the advanced classes. Smuggler also gets Gunslinger or Scoundrel. (although the names may have changed). We knew they exsisted wer just don't know how all the classes are broken down.

I have to say the title felt a bit misleading I thought all playable species had been anounced

Posted: May 13th 2010 12:41PM yeppers said

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I love Bioware games. However, expectation-wise, unless they pull something magical out of their rear, this is going on my back-burner until I'm bored of GW2.

Posted: May 13th 2010 2:12PM (Unverified) said

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I'd expect bigger info releases around E3. Can't give all the info away just yet. As long as I can play as a Wookie I will be happy.

Posted: May 13th 2010 1:04PM (Unverified) said

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I for one am very happy to hear about Advanced Classes. There's an ongoing rivalry in WoW between hybrids and pure DPS classes. Pures expect to get special treatment because they can't fulfill mutliple roles like hybrids can. What no one wants to discuss is that since pures have a single role, they can pick and choose from whatever skills they want from all their talent trees, whereas a hybrid has fewer choices in how to fulfill his or her chosen role.

This system is the best of both worlds. Every class in The Old Republic will have the versatility of a hybrid as well as the flexibility of a pure class. Yes, we knew the general idea for some time now, but it's still nice to see specifics like this. I never suspected that we would have multiple skill trees for each role. That's like a WoW warrior having a fourth talent tree dedicated to tanking. I for one think that's awesome.

And by the way, I'm totally gonna be a Juggernaut.

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