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Posted: Oct 22nd 2010 7:28PM (Unverified) said

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I know a lot of people are skeptical about the whole 're-rolling is endgame' thing Bioware has hinted at. However I'm pretty damn excited for this story.

Honestly, I think I'll play all 8 classes to get the whole story, beyond what the gameplay does to keep me coming back to a certain class and toon, or main. So even if I end up loving the Trooper, which is my plan for my first toon, and hating the Consular, I'll probably play through all of the Consular just to absorb it all.

I got 3 toons beyond my main to 80 in WoW, getting there however was nowhere near as rewarding as dinging. I ended up looking at the time I spent leveling these alts skeptically wondering if I had wasted it. With TOR I'm getting the feeling that I'll feel a definite sense of achievement after completing a class story. And it will be a good one!

This is all my opinion, and hopeful speculation.

Posted: Oct 23rd 2010 12:50PM Tom in VA said

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Different experiences in most MMOs, WoW among them, are offered through playing alts of different classes. This, for me, was fairly fun, as it at least allows one a *slightly* different playing experience, even if the quests all become painfully familiar after a couple playthroughs.

WoW (and similar MMOs) also offers different factions. Again, this affords players with a slightly different leveling experience, with sometimes different quests.

SWTOR really takes this "re-rolling a toon" aspect of play a quantum leap forward, by offering different quest and story experiences for each individual classes. Leveling alts is my "endgame" in most MMOs (since I won't raid or grind dungeons), I am really looking forward to this aspect of SWTOR.
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Posted: Oct 22nd 2010 7:30PM Larry Everett said

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I am totally with you there, but then I have 300+ hours logged into Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2. I'm in it for the story as well as the gameplay.

Posted: Oct 22nd 2010 7:39PM RogueJedi86 said

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I like the Sullustan's backstory, seems like a nice guy. And I know Bouris' thing in the news post says he's renegade, but I think he was very justified in declaring martial law to stop the political squabbling between the rivaling Houses of Alderaan. I can imagine us encountering him early on Alderaan before we're sent off to deal with the House that's friendly to our faction.

Posted: Oct 22nd 2010 9:39PM (Unverified) said

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I quite enjoy these bios and yes, I will play all available classes because of different storylines. In fact I think I'll be playing this game to 2020 or something

Posted: Oct 23rd 2010 6:50AM Bezza said

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I suspect SWTOR is one game where Altitis is the norm. I honestly can not think of any reason i would not play, and enjoy playing each class. Doing so for both the experiance of playing each class and the subsiquent storyline.

I don't consider this endgame content; i simply consider it good development. End content as always will grow in time.

Posted: Oct 23rd 2010 2:02PM (Unverified) said

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When i hear about this "reroll as endgame" approach it feels like bioware, being a single player game company for the most part, is forgetting that the "real content" in an mmo are the players & what they do w/ the game, the social environment theay they create.....not what the developers come up with as a back drop.

Also: allowing mythic to get it hands on the pvp aspects of TORs design worries me, as WARs "canned pvp" was rather dismal...

all in all tho: im exited about the game, just cautiously so ~_^

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