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Posted: Oct 11th 2011 7:52AM PacketBurner said

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Well I'd like to thank you for your honest opinions of SwTor and am happy that you said what you think. Just because every game magazine loves SwTor doesn't mean he has to and its good to get an impression of how it felt to someone after a quick play through.

Rift doesn't appeal because of the theme but nice to see they are aware of how badly the K launch went.

The RTS mmo seems odd concept for me, like DOWO would seem odd to me but hey good for them and might check it out

Thanks again Brendan

Posted: Oct 12th 2011 3:50AM dooski said

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I played swtor for a while and i think alot of ppl are going to be pissed off at the game, for all the money they put into this game its not that good, if this game came out when wow did then yea it would have been great, but its not a next gen mmo at all. Swtor has voiced actors, ok cool but does that matter for endgame content. Since wow was most successful for there endgame content and all i doint see y voiced missions matter.
I see this game as a single player game once u hit max lvl thats the end of the game, yea u can raid but that will get boring unless they can put out alot of raids, ex. DCUO had alot of voiced missions,single/multiplayer dungeons, pvp and decent graphics but they lacked making enough endgame content. I have a bad feeling that swtor is going to end up like DCUO. I really hope that bioware has something up there skirt for this game.
p.s i suck at english lol

Posted: Oct 17th 2011 4:36AM (Unverified) said

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@dooski There is more to an MMO than just endgame content. I feel pity for the players that burn throught the content, hit the cap and then start crying about how bored they are. You missed the majory of The Game so you could stand on your Republic/Sith soapbox and scream "FIRST 50!" to the world. Well goodie for you, but don't expect sympathy from me now that you have to wait for others to catch up.

Crafting, Lore, PvP, instances... those are equally important to the "endgame" so many put too much weight on.
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Posted: Oct 14th 2011 9:12AM ScottishViking said

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Just reading this now, and I don't see any unfair treatment on Brendan's part about SWTOR. As for those who are criticizing Massively's sceptical treatment of the game: well, that's just good journalism, folks. If you want to be fanbois, log on to the official forums.

Posted: Oct 17th 2011 4:39AM (Unverified) said

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@ScottishViking It isn't good journalism when you come across as biased less than a paragraph into your article. Comments like "nervous employee" imply that Bioware was trying to cover up an unfinished product.

He mentioned that the 10 mins was supposed to be with a pre-made character in specific areas. Yet, he tried to divert off the path so to speak and got caught, so he slammed them in his review.

That is, by definition, biased journalism.
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Posted: Oct 17th 2011 9:06AM ScottishViking said

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Yeah, I'm not so sure you understand what journalism is, if you think those actions are biased. Someone who notes the emotional state of his hosts is not being biased -- he is being observant. Someone who probes a product, asks questions, instead of just following down a pre-determined path, is doing the definition of good journalism: they are moving beyond what is readily apparent, to see beneath the surface. None of those things are evidence of bias: they are all evidence of investigation.
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Posted: Oct 18th 2011 4:52AM (Unverified) said

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Definition of Journalism:

writing that reflects superficial thought and research, a popular slant, and hurried composition, conceived of as exemplifying topical newspaper or popular magazine writing as distinguished from scholarly writing, example: He calls himself a historian, but his books are mere journalism.

He didn't do research, in fact the part he was supposed to be doing he tried to do something else. They basically said "hey we set up Test A with Character B and you're trying to buck the system and do X instead." He went on about how he wanted to see more of Origin Worlds, but that's not what your 10 mins was. If I was given a GW2 demo about how Char characters play but I insisted on playing another instead, that isn't "investigating" that is "trying to have your cake and eat it too."
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