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Posted: Apr 29th 2011 3:26PM bobfish said

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@Larry Everett

Minor difference ;)
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Posted: Apr 29th 2011 12:41PM Lobotomist said

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WTF!

Force invisibility is light side power !

Can not believe Bioware dared to change this to dark side >:(

Posted: Apr 29th 2011 1:38PM (Unverified) said

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@Lobotomist

if you look at the different classes, theyre completely disconnected from the SW's lore. they're mixing and matching everything, even if it is nonsensical. this is one of the things i despised about WoW.
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Posted: May 3rd 2011 3:20AM Space Cobra said

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@Lobotomist

Whateva!

Midochlorians!

Fog mens mind's or be sneaky and use unhonorable (Dark Side) tactics?

Don't care what some book or PnP RPG says on the matter; it's all subjectively broken down/explained too much. Perhaps in addition to loving the midochlorian explanation, you'd like only Sith born on the first Thursday of every month having a certain Force ability to be a super salesman?

In your fandom, you take too much of the magic out of the fans.
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Posted: Apr 29th 2011 12:45PM Dunraven said

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You know my greatest fear for TOR is that people are too stupid to understand what Bioware is attempting to do here, and I’m not saying that just to be insulting but of you look at the Podcasts of those who went to the fan site summit you have to ask you yourself how could anyone in their right minds listen to anything these Tards have to say. One was really pissed because he didn’t see any pop culture references; he got even more pissed when the dev flat out told him they weren’t going to go that way

Another one who had all the social skills of the Comic book guy on the Simpsons basically was pissed because he couldn’t skip through the dialog faster and play whack the loot piñata. I honestly a begginig to question the success of this game not so much because of a flaw with the game or lack of fun, but because Min/maxers and folks who want as many Jersey shore reverences as possible will howl and scream…because Bioware didn’t put enough WoW in their Star Wars.
God save us from fricking gamers.

Posted: Apr 29th 2011 12:57PM Germaximus said

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@Dunraven lmao
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Posted: Apr 29th 2011 2:36PM Seldra said

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@Dunraven Amen!
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Posted: Apr 29th 2011 2:48PM Vagrant Zero said

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@Dunraven Your average gamer these days is a moron. Get with a good guild and persecute the hell out of any idiots that make it into your ranks.
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Posted: Apr 29th 2011 4:13PM (Unverified) said

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@Dunraven For once I actually agree with you. I lost more hope for the MMO players when I heard about this. Pop culture references really break immersion imho.
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Posted: Apr 29th 2011 1:35PM (Unverified) said

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looks good aesthetically. but these progression series have me a little worried that the game will be about grinding gear and phat lootz. it looks like a very decent multiplayer PVE game. but not next gen in any way at all.

Posted: Apr 29th 2011 1:45PM Dunraven said

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@(Unverified) we all know that Next gen is just a buzz word with no tangible meaning.. I want the game to be immersive fun and not make me depend on some sociopath or Troll to progress.....that seems to be Biowares intent with TOR, and if they succeed I personally will classify it as next gen because no other developer has been able to pull that off yet.
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Posted: Apr 29th 2011 2:13PM (Unverified) said

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@Dunraven

next gen means totally new things, i.e. next generation. it's a very tangible concept and ArenaNet is doing it with GW2. TOR fits in the status quo category.
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Posted: Apr 29th 2011 2:50PM Vagrant Zero said

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@(Unverified) And pray tell..what "totally new things" did the PS3 do that the PS2 didn't? Internet functionality? Computers had been doing that for over a decade, nothing new about that. Better graphics...see computers again.

Ya...exactly...shut it...it's just a stupid buzzword thrown around by morons who are either too lazy or too stupid to come up with something themselves.
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Posted: May 2nd 2011 5:00PM Space Cobra said

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@Vagrant Zero

Nerd Knowledge: You can go on the internet with the PS2. A few games, especially in Japan.
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Posted: Apr 29th 2011 2:05PM pid said

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I'm wondering if that static progression tree means that all players will end up looking/playing quite the same, or if it is just a reference from which you may take a distance, like mix/match armor pieces and/or color/style.

what I wonder for the looks also applies to the skills and gear. how "customizable" will characters and playstyles be?

Posted: Apr 29th 2011 2:40PM Larry Everett said

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@pid

All the progression videos are POSSIBLE progressions. Blaine Christine said in one of my past interviews with him said:

"Are you going to see someone out there with the exact same thing as you? Yeah, if you're wondering around enough, or if you play the game a lot, sure. Certainly our goal with players -- particularly if they are spending a lot of time in the game -- have the opportunity to get gear that is unique, so that they do feel very powerful."
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Posted: Apr 29th 2011 3:35PM LuciferSSam said

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@pid They recently confirmed that your ship will have an Armor/Appearance bench where you can mix and match colors or have the computer do it for you. I don't think there are appearance inventory slots yet, but since that seems to be the general direction of most MMO's they will likely be implemented at some time.

Obviously we won't know 100% until launch, but I believe that there are a wide variety of armor sets. Like, a lot. I don't think you have to worry too much about everyone in your class looking the same. They've stated on multiple occasions that they want your character to look, feel, and play unique despite the general MMO constraints.

The skills trees are just like WoW or any other MMO's that have skill trees. You are given a maximum number of points and have to assign them to the skills that you want. You choose an advanced class and you get two skill trees + a shared skill tree. What's so hard to understand about that?

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Posted: May 2nd 2011 5:01PM Space Cobra said

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@LuciferSSam

Good to know about Appearance/always been a concern.

Heck, just give me colorization variations!

But all you said ain't bad and gives me hope!
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Posted: Apr 29th 2011 3:22PM sauceofmagic said

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attack of the WoW-clones! ahahah....aah. not funny i know.

@people that read proper science fiction: This is not the MMO you were looking for! Move along!

Posted: May 3rd 2011 3:24AM Space Cobra said

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@sauceofmagic

One man's fiction is another man's trash.

One could say all those "John Carter" books were trash or all the "Lensman" series written by E. "Doc" Smith!

Maybe you are talking Asimov, but really, there is just as much legitimacy in "having mindless fun" at times as there are for "thought provoking stories".
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