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Posted: Aug 17th 2011 5:00PM hassaun2006 said

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I....have no interest in playing SWTOR. None. I don't get the hype behind it, it doesn't sound much different to me than galaxies, I'm MUCH more interested in GW2, and thats saying something considering how much i disliked the first one. even Secret World is far more interesting than TOR. I don't get how reiterating the same idea, but on a larger scale, makes it more interesting than two games that are trying to break out of the rut mmos are in.

Posted: Aug 17th 2011 5:15PM (Unverified) said

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@hassaun2006

How is this anything like galaxies? You must be incredibly dense to draw ANY parallels beyond the Star Wars IP.
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Posted: Aug 17th 2011 5:39PM Arkanaloth said

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@hassaun2006

well I used to play galaxies, and I'm in the TOR beta. TOR is *NOTHING* like Galaxies in any way, shape, or form other than having "Star Wars" in the name.
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Posted: Aug 17th 2011 5:56PM hassaun2006 said

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@(Unverified) It just doesn't seem groundbreaking to me, but if the reason GW2 didn't win this year was because it was uneligible, having already won last year, then I can understand that. See how i disagreed with you without insulting you personally?
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Posted: Aug 17th 2011 6:38PM Bhima said

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@hassaun2006

Oh man, this game is VASTLY different that Galaxies. Its is much more a blending of KOTOR's narrative style where you have a continuous class quest that pulls you through the world. This plus their multi-player integration within the storylines makes for a totally different MMO experience. Hope that doesn't break the NDA, but as it stands this game can really suck you in in ways that are very different from SWG or WoW.
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Posted: Aug 17th 2011 9:38PM jslim419 said

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@hassaun2006

"I....have no interest in playing SWTOR. None."

for someone that has no interest in playing SWTOR. you sure do spend a suspicious amount of time talking about it.
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Posted: Aug 17th 2011 5:05PM (Unverified) said

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The only reason it won was because GW2 won last year and is unable to enter again, haha

Posted: Aug 17th 2011 5:33PM silver001 said

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@(Unverified) I was wondering why gw2 wasnt on the list and it makes perfect sense, i guess SwTor was the only other big mmo with gameplay that was at the show.
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Posted: Aug 17th 2011 9:45PM jslim419 said

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the category was "online game"... not "MMO".
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Posted: Aug 17th 2011 5:13PM (Unverified) said

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OK thats it this finally has completely turned me off to this game....Huttball? These two factions are at war with each other and they are playing sports games? lol......WTF. Is this for 8 year olds? is this even star wars anymore?

Posted: Aug 17th 2011 6:25PM KvanCetre said

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So you're saying a single pvp map has turned you off the game COMPLETELY?

You're right, it would be much better we both ran back and forth grabbing flags from the other team. You know, like they do in war.
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Posted: Aug 17th 2011 6:30PM (Unverified) said

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Who said anything about capture the flag? What does that have to do with anything I posted? There are plenty of pvp scenarios one could come up with that doesnt involve nonsensical settings.

Also I was trying to imply that "this is finally it" this is the point where I say enough, after let down after let down after let down, this is final straw to break the camels back (dont know if thats the right saying or not)
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Posted: Aug 17th 2011 7:22PM Faith said

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@(Unverified) It's not just faction vs faction, because it's a "sporting event" it gives you a reason to also play against players from your own faction.
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Posted: Aug 17th 2011 9:35PM (Unverified) said

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@Faith

Yeah I've also read that republic and sith players alike can be placed on the same team and fight along side each other.......for a company that always preach story story story!!!!.....this seems very counter intuitive to making this story of star wars believable.
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Posted: Aug 17th 2011 9:49PM Greyhame said

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*shrug* It's a Hutt planet, not involved in the war. It's not like Sith and Jedi don't work together when need be. Chances are the Hutt's don't care as long as the team they put you on wins.
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Posted: Aug 17th 2011 9:52PM jslim419 said

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"These two factions are at war with each other and they are playing sports games?"

/sigh....... you people never pay attention. and then you get mad when the people that do pay attention correct you.

in game the sith empire, and the republic are not officially at war anymore. it's more of a cold war after the treaty was signed. also neither the empire, nor the republic has any sway in Hutt space. that is why it is called Hutt space. when you are there you are under the rule of the Hutts.

picture Mannan from kotor 1. both the sith empire, and republic forces were on the planet, but were barred from engaging each other by the selkath who ruled the planet. same thing in Hutt space, only the Hutt's are a bit more sadistic.
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Posted: Aug 17th 2011 10:32PM (Unverified) said

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@jslim419

LOL I am well aware of that. But you have to take into account statements such as. "The past X amount of years the republic and the sith have been in a state of cold war, where neither side is prepared to attack the other. But come time for release both sides will begin escalating into all out war". - Hence why we see things like all out space battles, battlegrounds over planets, world pvp, republic forces infiltration sith bases, sith warships boarding republic ships, etc....these are things that do not occur in a cold war. A cold war involves proxy battles, where neither side openly attacks the other but instead uses others to undermine the influence and control of the other...

And bad example, Manaan they were forbidden to openly engage each other less they wish to be deprived of its resource. Did this cause the sith and republic to hold hands and work with each other? They still under minded each other at every opportunity. Are we really supposed to believe that two factions who have both experienced devastation from the opposing faction to a scale never before seen in the universe are going to put aside their utter hatred towards one another to play football because the Hutts demand/ask them to?
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Posted: Aug 17th 2011 10:46PM Greyhame said

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Who's to say they have a choice? I mean obviously the players will, but that doesn't mean your need to think your character does.
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Posted: Aug 18th 2011 10:08AM ApathyCurve said

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I think you are laboring under the misapprehension that Star Wars was ever for adults. From the first movie to the last, the franchise was designed top-to-bottom for kids; most working adults only enjoy it in the context of their own children. It's a white hat/black hat moral set piece of the most basic sort, not high art or literature.

Sorry if that makes you SW nerds rage, but it's the simple truth. Like any childhood obsession carried over into adulthood, there is a certain degree of social stigma attached. You may still enjoy it, but don't try to convince any serious adult that it's anything other than a sop to your inner child.
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Posted: Aug 31st 2011 1:09AM GreatWolfFenris said

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From what I've gathered of the games narrative, they're not ACTUALLY in open conflict right now, being in the midst of a very uneasy ceasefire and cold war.

Because the USSR and the USA never competed against one another in the Olympic games, right?
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