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Posted: Sep 4th 2011 8:07AM (Unverified) said

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YES, especially thew SWTOR trailers. But now that its been overkill with 100s of videos, I'm passing on ALL until release. I play mmos like I AM that character, so I want a lot of the content to be a suprise- as I'm sure many others do too.

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Posted: Sep 4th 2011 8:09AM Acharenus said

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I'll watch footage if I stumble onto it browsing youtube or sites like massively but rarely seek them out.

cinematic trailers from swtor though, those I seek out lucas needs to hire those guys to make a movie or two.

Posted: Sep 4th 2011 9:14AM Anshin said

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@Acharenus

Exactly what i was gonna post. I don't know what's going on, but i don't think SWTOR cinematic trailers should be like that. After those, everything else seems... bland. :P
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Posted: Sep 4th 2011 8:13AM (Unverified) said

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lol not really, what matters to me is a list of features not some trailer that has been heavily edited.

watching a game trailer (of a new game) to me is like watching two foreign people fighting, it can be really entertaining but I dont understand why they are fighting and to what purpose they are trying to solve.

Posted: Sep 4th 2011 11:58AM (Unverified) said

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Ill elaborate at what I mean a little.

I can tell if I want to play a game from just a list of features and a screenshot for example

IS it freeforallpvp (done nicely)?
Can I build a ship?
Can I build or own a home?
Can I play the market?
Can I manufacturer stuff?
Do I have to kill stuff to achieve stuff in the game?
what type of subscription model is it, and is there any pay to win features? (if pay to win is available I wont play*)

That simple list will determine if I play the game (no one question is deciding for me)

*notation if there is pay to win and freeforall pvp then I might, just so I can slowly stalk a pay to win player and kill him when he afks
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Posted: Sep 4th 2011 12:18PM Beags said

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@(Unverified) i think you just most accurately described archeage
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Posted: Sep 4th 2011 12:22PM toychristopher said

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@(Unverified) I agree with this. Game trailers are often very cool, but they rarely tell you anything about the game. I'm always looking for that list of features or videos from the convention floor of people actually playing the game.
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Posted: Sep 4th 2011 8:13AM Sean D said

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I was thinking about this the other day as well. I tend to pass on the gameplay footage, usually because gameplay in most MMOs isn't fun. It's just a matter of pressing a few buttons repeatedly in the right sequence. I watch cinematics because they're entertaining to me, like movie trailers, but only once or twice typically.

The thing that makes an MMO for me is story. If the story in an MMO is compelling, I'll play until I feel like I've reached the end. It's like reading a good book.

Posted: Sep 4th 2011 8:22AM Dumac said

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I watch them, pretty much as I stumble upon them, both trailers and videos from gamescom and such. All I need to get hooked is a few minutes, after that I'd much rather be playing it than watching it, but when I'm bored it's not so bad to watch stuff either.

Posted: Sep 4th 2011 8:23AM BigAndShiny said

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Apparently the stories in SW:TOR aren't as good as in other Bioware games.


Note the 'apparently'. so no reason to downvote me.

Posted: Sep 4th 2011 10:58AM DarkWalker said

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@BigAndShiny
They do have some restrictions single player Bioware games don't have.

Mainly, there are no ways to permanently gimp the character (and, consequently, to kill a companion).

Seems to me like the story is also quite linear, with a defined planet order, whereas other Bioware games often let the players explore and change the order they do the planets/zones/whatever.
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Posted: Sep 4th 2011 1:39PM ShivanSwordsman said

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@BigAndShiny

Any downtalking of the most sacred and legendary SWTOR will have fanboys screaming at you like crazed monkeys and downvotes until even Satan himself has a higher popularity mark than you. Even though Bioware has more of less become a Day One DLC-laden shovelware creator nowadays.
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Posted: Sep 4th 2011 7:05PM Jwheeler said

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@BigAndShiny

Bravo! Bravo!

And yet another troll for SWTOR. That makes 3 so far, Ren54, Mtor and BigAndShiny on Massively, just a sanctuary for trolls to post bias opinions. Maybe its all just one person trying to cause trouble. But who knows. All I know is that this is ridiculous especially since the release date is just a few months away. From what I've noticed it all started as soon as they made the remark of "Holiday 2011" that these trolls started upping the posts. Before they made this semi announcement, it was pretty quiet with the a few things here and there.

Please. Save your ranting until the game is released to the general public before you spend your time trashing a game that you supposedly played...
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Posted: Sep 5th 2011 9:44AM DarkWalker said

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@Jwheeler
SWTOR has plenty of gamers in arms over the fact that, by design, there is no "meaningful" choice in the story ("meaningful" being defined as a choice that might result in the character becoming, directly or indirectly, stronger or weaker; killing companions or recruiting them being the main examples, there is no way to either kill a companion, or to fail to recruit one).

So, for anyone who cherishes that aspect of previous BioWare MMOs, SW:TOR will most likely feel too shallow.
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Posted: Sep 6th 2011 12:31PM pixledriven said

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@BigAndShiny

That's because "Bioware" isn't really developing it. =)
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Posted: Sep 4th 2011 8:54AM Valkesh said

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The more you hype your game, the more you're telling me you devoted way too much money into marketing and probably not enough into development. Personally, I get an idea of what the game is about, and if it interests me I pick it up. I don't get hyped up on any of the stupid trailers or marketing gimmicks they churn out because nine times out of ten you're going to get let down.

Posted: Sep 4th 2011 2:02PM h4ngedm4n said

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@Valkesh
Yup! Sadly the hype works on the sheep, which is where the big monies come from. Would be a nicer world if each game just said their piece once or twice with a couple of informative videos instead of trying to out hype each other for attention.
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Posted: Sep 4th 2011 9:40AM (Unverified) said

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I only watch CGI trailers. I love them... doesn't matter if I am going to play the game or not, I just like watching them. (DC online my favorite of all time.) I get disappointed when companies try and use in game footage as a replacement. I only watch the gameplay trailers if I happen to come across them or have no idea what the game is supposed to be. I wish Hollywood would just make more serious CGI movies instead of this Disney type stuff they been putting out.

Posted: Sep 4th 2011 6:14PM dudemanjac said

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@(Unverified) 100% with you. The DC trailer was awesome. Got me hyped for the game but didn't give me any unrealistic expectations. In fact I'll go so far as to say if you get wild expectations from a trailer, cg or otherwise, it's a person problem, not some giant hype machine that's out to fool you. The rest of us intelligent ppl know the difference.
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Posted: Sep 4th 2011 9:50AM (Unverified) said

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Like some of the posters above, I like to watch the cinematics and generally shy away from the majority of the game play stuff. I like to be surprised when i play new games. I do watch some new things, but dont go seeking them out.

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