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Posted: Jun 14th 2011 11:52AM PaperSpeaks said

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Well, duh.
For the story.
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Posted: Jun 14th 2011 12:01PM (Unverified) said

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@PaperSpeaks

but I do not have to pay every month to keep playing the other stories in DO, KOTOR and ME...

I am confused.
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Posted: Jun 14th 2011 11:00AM jslim419 said

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so.... one jaded game reviewer didn't like it eh? OH HELLS BELLS! run for the hills! no one play TOR because on person didn't like it!!! play (insert name of game your plugging in a bid to feel more important) instead!

Posted: Jun 14th 2011 11:39AM (Unverified) said

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@jslim419

Did you read yesterday's article by the Massively staff? Ya, they didn't like the game either. Only one of three of them liked it.

So, if 1million were to subscribe to SW:TOR, that would mean that 666k players would dislike it and leave after the first 30-days.

And game needs to go "ooh....ahh!", not "oh well". This game does the latter when people play it, which is not a good thing.

When Rift did it's previews and E3 shows and the works, it was "Holy shit!", and people were impressed with an essentially unknown developer and unknown product IP. Bioware is a well known developer with Star Wars being a well known IP. So, their failures are squarely on their shoulders.
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Posted: Jun 14th 2011 1:13PM Lafajet said

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@(Unverified) "So, if 1million were to subscribe to SW:TOR, that would mean that 666k players would dislike it and leave after the first 30-days."

(Morbo voice) STATISTICS DOES NOT WORK THAT WAY! GOOD NIGHT! (/Morbo voice)
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Posted: Jun 14th 2011 1:24PM Space Cobra said

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No, it was actually more even-headed. One didn't like it and the others admitted to faults. And hell, one guy knew what it was like and was satisfied with it.

Yes, the "panic-sheep mode" reads what it reads, but the article wasn't that slamming against SW:ToR, unless you bought into the hype before hand and just kept upping the hype-bar with your own expectations.

The article was fair, just because people only read the positive or negative and ignore one or the other and jump because it didn't live up to their own image of hype, is regretable. But so are most things iRL.
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Posted: Jun 14th 2011 11:04AM Arkanaloth said

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IMO it's about like this: TOR doesn't even begin to re-invent the wheel, but it's a pretty nice set of tires.

This is a game for people who love story (like me), so the "story is pointless" crowd will certainly not like it as much if at all and it's so far away from anything the Sandbox crowd wants that they shouldn't even bother. However, if you like story and feel like that's been a major factor missing from MMO's, not just story but accessible story content not locked up in Raids, then check out TOR.

as for games trying to re-inventing the wheel, GuildWars2 is that way ------->

Posted: Jun 14th 2011 11:26AM Zethe said

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@Arkanaloth

Exactly. Some peoples ecpetations are just odd. I will be playing this game, and i have been follownig it for years.

People expecting things like no quests...and no killing mobs in quests(...really?) and not using keys to activate abilitys are seriously on stuff.

It's just an mmo, like any other. It may be a good mmo but SWTOR isnt claiming to be something new.
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Posted: Jun 14th 2011 1:22PM Ehra said

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@Zethe

Listen, it's one thing to disagree with people, but your constant misconstruing people's comments and insulting them is starting to border on trolling.

No one said anything about not having to kill mobs in quests or not pushing keys to use abilities.
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Posted: Jun 14th 2011 1:48PM Zethe said

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@Ehra

Must be a good troll if i've achieved such a title after two posts.
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Posted: Jun 15th 2011 7:55PM (Unverified) said

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@Ehra If there's any troll in this post it's you.
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Posted: Jun 14th 2011 11:05AM Raikulxox said

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So it's unanimous? It's lacking in the gameplay department but tells nice stories?

Posted: Jun 14th 2011 11:13AM (Unverified) said

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@Raikulxox yes like a book, Except I dont pay $15 a month to read a book. Actually it's like a choose your own adventure book.
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Posted: Jun 14th 2011 11:30AM goatfoam said

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@Raikulxox Hardly unanimous. For every negative write-up there's a dozen or so positive ones. I'm going to check it out for myself and make my own mind up.
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Posted: Jun 14th 2011 11:38AM bobfish said

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@Raikulxox

It is lacking in the gameplay department about as much as WoW is, which means it is just as good as the market leader and better than every other MMO ever made as far as "sales figures" are concerned.
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Posted: Jun 14th 2011 1:38PM Raikulxox said

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@bobfish Ordinary would be fine it had the years worth of content that other MMO's have. That, and the same type of "facerolling" across the keyboard for skills is getting stale.
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Posted: Jun 14th 2011 6:22PM (Unverified) said

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@Raikulxox

It has more hundreds of hours of content for each character, the devs said that the class story with all chapters combined is larger than 6 KOTOR's per class, and that's unique content for each of the 8 classes.

SWTOR's worldsize is larger than any other themepark MMO.

So I think they're doing pretty good in the content department.
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Posted: Jun 14th 2011 11:06AM (Unverified) said

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@BeauHindmanFanboi /notsureifserious

Posted: Jun 14th 2011 11:07AM Ratham said

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"and the game's PvP system feels like a refined and upgraded version of Warhammer Online's,"

Ya got me...

Posted: Jun 14th 2011 11:09AM shanert said

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Maybe the story is good, but what is with the stage where the story is set in?

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