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Posted: Jul 14th 2010 1:36PM Daemodand said

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You rolled a Jedi in Galaxies. *sigh*

Posted: Jul 14th 2010 1:46PM (Unverified) said

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No the readers told him to Roll into SWG and roll a Jedi
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Posted: Jul 14th 2010 2:56PM Zensun said

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"Mind you, I also realize that in the time period that Star Wars Galaxies is set in, there's really only supposed to be one Jedi running around (depending on whether or not Yoda and Obi-Wan have shuffled off their mortal coils as yet) and a handful of force-latent folks scattered out. But let's face it -- who hasn't watched the movies and wanted to be a lightsaber-wielding Jedi or Sith?"

And this is where SWG fails. Letting anyone and his brother roll a Jedi.

Players should *never* have been allowed to roll them. It's contrary to the timeframe and completely ruins immersion for players that care. SWG is an MMOrpg, not a single-player one, where you can easily excuse and allow players to play a force-sensitive that develops into a minor Jedi.

If Sony and Lucas originally wanted players to roll Jedi, they would've picked a different era. I don't know, like - TOR? Much like when they pushed through NGE on unsuspecting players, allowing Jedi was done purely to try and beef up subscriptions without any consideration of the current players who wanted to immerse themselves IN the SW universe, not play a Mary Sue Jedi.

Again - FAIL.
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Posted: Jul 14th 2010 3:10PM willflynne said

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No, "FAIL" would have been SOE/LA not allowing players to roll a Jedi in a Star Wars MMO.

From the very start, players were asking whether or not you'd be able to play as a Jedi. I lost count of the number of times I'd run into a new player and get asked, "How do you become a Jedi in this game?" And even when they would get told the unlocking process at the time, they'd go on their merry little way to unlock. Never mind the amount of time it would take, or the amount of grinding, they would do it.

With every single phase of the Force Village, right up to the time the NGE was put into place, more and more people were showing up to finish unlocking Jedi. For some it was the fact that it was top dog in terms of profession strength, for others it was the same desire that Krystalle put forth in the article. Heck, TOR has taken it to an extreme with half of their professions being Force-related.

I wouldn't have been surprised if, by some chance SOE had not put playable Jedi in the game in some form, it would have been added to the game via an update or expansion pack later on down the line. Bottom line is, people want to be able to play as a Jedi in a Star Wars-based game, and NOT including it as an option in an MMO would be the equivalent of shooting yourself in the foot.
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Posted: Jul 15th 2010 1:02AM (Unverified) said

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@willflynne:

Yes, clearly letting everyone choose Jedi has bolstered SWG's subs. Oh wait.
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Posted: Jul 15th 2010 3:32AM wjowski said

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People that want to play a Star Wars game will most likely want to be a Jedi. People that *don't get this* have no business working on Star Wars games.
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Posted: Jul 17th 2010 2:39PM Daemodand said

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Hey AD, Read The Fine Article! It was a TIE and Krystalle CHOSE Jedi.

Reading comprehension FTW, eh?
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Posted: Jul 14th 2010 1:37PM (Unverified) said

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(insert typical rant about how nge ruined swg)

Posted: Jul 14th 2010 3:48PM (Unverified) said

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The saddest thing about this screenshot, is that it looks better than anything from SWTOR

Posted: Jul 14th 2010 7:21PM niakori said

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Allow me to disagree wholeheartedly, but this is a matter of opinion isn't it? Imo it think it looks like blocky models and playdoh.
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Posted: Jul 14th 2010 2:00PM NeoWolfen said

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Legacy quest is by far the most involving thing to do for some levels, plus it gets you some nice bits and takes you all over to some notable locales.

Posted: Jul 14th 2010 2:12PM Petter M said

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Agreed, and it's a great way to get a feel for and understanding of the game. I'd go for Legacy up until around level 35, then start consider ditching it and heading over to for example Kashyyyk.

At least make sure to follow Legacy past Jabba's Theme Park, might as well get that done - and access to all of Jabba's palace - while you're leveling through those levels anyway.
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Posted: Jul 14th 2010 2:03PM HalfGamer said

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Hey, Krystalle, I just bought the game for the first time and am a greenhorn hanging out in Mos Eisley myself.

Is this something where I could come adventure with you guys a little or do you prefer keeping it private? Believe me, I won't feel bad if that's what you'd rather do, but it would be fun to run around with some other newbies if you're open to it.

I never played pre-NGE, but I'm having a lot of fun so far!

Posted: Jul 14th 2010 5:56PM Krystalle Voecks said

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Sure! More new folks or alts of elders are definitely welcome, but don't be surprised if you land in a screenshot or the column here. :D

That said, I'm not entirely sure if I'll be able to settle into a regular play "window" as yet (thus why I said I'd post on Twitter/friend me on Xfire thing as opposed to saying "meet at this time!"). I'm on Eastern time, and so far tend to run either very early morning or very late night during the week, and off and on during the weekend.

That work?
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Posted: Jul 14th 2010 2:14PM (Unverified) said

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Legacy is the best way to level really. In Eisley outside of the starport, you should find a "mission terminal" that you should do 10 missions from a day though. Those give good xp.

One thing you should probably do is to go to the back of the Eisley cantina, and talk to Dravis and get a ship from him. Makes travelling around from planet to planet much easier, and you should do some of his missions to see if you like space.

Another collection that would help out travelling around the planet you are on is called "What a piece of junk" to get an instant travel vehicle. All the collection updates are at starports. http://swg.wikia.com/wiki/What_a_Piece_of_Junk

And to break away from combat a bit, there is a cool sight seeing quest called Tatooine Panoramic Vistas. You should check it out. http://swg.wikia.com/wiki/Panoramic_Vistas:_Tatooine

Feel free to send me a tell on Chazzbacca, Fohoell, or Heweeka if you see me on.

Posted: Jul 14th 2010 2:15PM SocksForYou said

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I played this a while back and had fun for a couple weeks, but I didn't really approach it as a Star Wars game. I imagined myself as a futuristic, post-apocalyptic explorer wandering SWG's player-made ghost towns. It was awesome going into peoples' houses and looking at all of their decorations and items commemorating events in the game's history (such as the gun-shaped trophy from the CU).

Beyond that, the game was pretty terrible. Even with no prior SWG experience you can tell how they slapped a WoW-style leveling system on a grind-heavy sandbox. The random missions were even worse than Eve's. There's virtually no "immersion" because you'll get kill missions that tell you to take out an enemy base or whatever and its always a handful of random guys standing out in the open in the middle of nowhere next to a flagpost. lol.

My BH would do bounty hunter missions and the target was usually standing on top of a sand dune waiting to get shot. Lame.

The ultimate kick in the balls was firing up the game thinking I'd get to max out the graphics and enjoy it in a way that few of the early players could. But SWG is capped at 30fps!!!

Terrible game.

Posted: Jul 14th 2010 2:36PM (Unverified) said

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The 30FPS cap was recently raised to 60FPS.
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Posted: Jul 23rd 2010 9:54AM (Unverified) said

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DUDE ,
Do u play the game fps is at 60 it hasnt been 30 for like 8 months.
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Posted: Jul 14th 2010 2:38PM (Unverified) said

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Glad to see you are enjoying it. I actually re-subbed for the 1st time in 2 years to see how it was going. I transferred my wookiee to Starsider a few years ago, I'll have to see if I can spot you running around.

Posted: Jul 14th 2010 2:58PM (Unverified) said

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One thing to think about is if you want to be an offensive, or defensive jedi. At level 10, you start to get expertise points and can choose your path. pressing "U" by default will bring up your expertise screen. On the 2nd page of expertise, the left side is light side (defensive) and the right side is dark side (offensive).


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