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Posted: Jul 1st 2011 1:06PM Dril said

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Although videos are nice,
And they add a fair bit of spice,
C'mon BioWare, just quit with the teasin'
And get on with releasin'

Posted: Jul 1st 2011 1:11PM Mikkhail said

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Honestly does not look near as interesting as a number of the other classes.

Posted: Jul 1st 2011 2:17PM real65rcncom said

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@Mikkhail
When he did that "spin, freeze, then fire" move.. that was pretty awesome though.

I lol'd when he ran in and shot that dude in the back in front of his pupils. That's like the ultimate dis.
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Posted: Jul 1st 2011 1:15PM (Unverified) said

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This game is looking better all the time. Is it just me or did that look a lot less cartoony than the other vids. It's like they're progressively adding more detailed textures.

Posted: Jul 1st 2011 1:18PM (Unverified) said

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That's because they are progressively adding more detailed textures as testing goes on and people report back on not only the gameplay, but the environment and art.
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Posted: Jul 1st 2011 1:16PM bobfish said

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Where's the consular videos / information ffs.

Posted: Jul 1st 2011 1:17PM (Unverified) said

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How uninteresting and pathetic could they make powertech seem? That was a really poor display of any technique of interest. Bland is an understatement.

Posted: Jul 1st 2011 1:43PM Interitus said

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I understand they wanted to update the BH video to match the others, but couldn't they have at least released the other classes first? People already had a good idea for both combat and looks of the BH, which is more then I can say for JC, Smuggler and IA

Posted: Jul 1st 2011 2:00PM Mikkhail said

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Smuggler and IA are the ones that I want to see.
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Posted: Jul 1st 2011 2:02PM C Rose said

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What strikes me is how amazing the character animations look. I mean when they're running, jumping or doing anything it really looks life-like. And these are all totally pulled from in-game footage too.

Most cut-scenes in video games look stiff and rigid and every type of character walks the same and "marches" in step the same. In here they all sort of have their own center of gravity and balance differently. The motion capture is amazing.

Posted: Jul 1st 2011 2:44PM Cyclone Jack said

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@C Rose

Agreed. It's good to see them take the time to get some really good, fluid animations. While the video didn't do a whole lot for me, the quality of the animations were quite impressive. I'll have also agree with others here in stating that the game looked much less cartoony in this video.
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Posted: Jul 1st 2011 3:52PM C Rose said

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@Cyclone Jack

Yeah I never was bothered by the "cartoony" thing people speak of because that's just the stylized graphics approach and it's very smart too.

Photo-realistic graphics in games, especially MMO's, are a mistake. They age poorly and have the creepy "uncanny valley" effect. Stylized graphics age very well and don't have creepy looking "Tom Hanks, Polar Express" character models with "dead eyes".

Trust me when the game comes out and runs smooth as silk and the we grow used to the art style, we'll all have NO problems with the graphics then.

Look at LotRO. Great game, beautiful graphics, yet still terrible character models and rendering performance.
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Posted: Jul 1st 2011 10:17PM (Unverified) said

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@C Rose
I'll take uncanny valley over Bugs Bunny any day.
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Posted: Jul 1st 2011 2:10PM dudes said

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I am now desensitized to all SW:TOR posts 'til they give us a release date. Grumble. Grumble.

Posted: Jul 1st 2011 11:23PM eyeball2452 said

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@dudes

I'm not quite there, but another month of mediocre videos and no release date might get me there. My hype level was super high and it diminishes every Friday that the game isn't released.

I also appreciate Massively's honest commentary from the E3. They didn't do Bioware any favors though.
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Posted: Jul 1st 2011 2:22PM Lateris said

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I like how I see the improvements in the textures

Posted: Jul 1st 2011 2:40PM ThePenIsMightier said

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FIVE armor sets! Wow! I'm really gonna be able to stand out from all the other bounty hunters! Assuming we ever see any other bounty hunters in the instanced single player MMO!

Posted: Jul 1st 2011 2:51PM (Unverified) said

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It's a sample of the armor they have, not every single set. Is that really that hard to understand? Instanced? You have no idea about this game. Get out troll.
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Posted: Jul 1st 2011 3:09PM (Unverified) said

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@ThePenIsMightier

And here's the next applicant for the Dumbest Troll of the Year Award!!!
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Posted: Jul 1st 2011 6:55PM ThePenIsMightier said

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@(Unverified)

I'd wager I have more of an idea about this game than most people-there are reasons that I'm not playing it anymore, and you aren't playing it at all ;)
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