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Posted: Nov 14th 2011 2:05PM (Unverified) said

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I was in SWTOR beta this past weekend and I have to say that the cut-scenes were truly amazing! For the first time ever, I was looking forward to getting more quest just to see the story lol.

Posted: Nov 14th 2011 5:17PM (Unverified) said

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Yeah, the cut scenes were pretty dam good in SWToR. The cut scenes really helped the immersion. After playing SWToR, I am really looking forward to the release. I have only seen trailors from GW2 at this point.
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Posted: Nov 14th 2011 2:07PM The Ogre said

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Pity there's no 3rd option for those of us who loathe the thought of conversation cutscenes in our MMORPGs... (not holding out much hope that GW2'll give the option to have traditional panels instead :(

Posted: Nov 14th 2011 3:30PM Ogged said

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@The Ogre

agreed, cutscenes have a place in single player games and, in my opinion, disrupt the flow of multiplayer games.
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Posted: Nov 14th 2011 4:03PM Jwheeler said

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@Ogged

Swtor and GW2 are not making a game from dialogue alone you know? Most of the time you're out and about raiding or PVPing so they are basically two separate entities in their games and not based on one alone. What it adds is more entertainment in questing rather than clicking on a NPC, accept quest and going do whatever it is it tells you to do and not giving any thought to what it is about. Bioware and ArenaNet see this as a way to get people more involved in their questing from 1-50 or such and such. Honestly it didn't impact the multiplayer aspect of their MMOs. Their not going to have an endgame where you sit and have a conversation with NPCs, no, you are out Raiding or PvPing etc.
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Posted: Nov 14th 2011 4:09PM (Unverified) said

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@Ogged

That precious flow of grinding quests and stopping to turn in quests?

You're the reason WoW is getting easier, and easier and easier...
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Posted: Nov 14th 2011 7:01PM aurickle said

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@Ogged
FYI, in SWTOR your group participates in all NPC conversations. So it is taken from being a group-disrupting activity to a group-building activity. In fact, there are social points that can only be earned by being grouped and participating in these cut-scenes, which in turn provides incentive for players to group.
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Posted: Nov 15th 2011 8:27AM SwarlesBarkley said

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@The Ogre

Yeah there is a third option.. Its called:

The scenes are optional and really do not take up that much time, but for those who like to just turn in quests and run back out definitely use this option and enjoy a finally built game. Of course if you just blindly choose you might be making more work for yourself because if you are trying to go one side or the next for gear, etc it will take you longer than if you were concentrating on one side.

This post was not necessarily meant at any one poster, but anyone who might not realize that you can in fact skip the scenes. There were a few people on the forums who do not know you could skip the scenes because if you use ESC, you end up exiting from the conversation altogether. Just a PSA.
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Posted: Nov 15th 2011 8:44AM heerobya said

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@SwarlesBarkley

If you are trying to skip the conversations in TOR, you are playing the wrong game.
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Posted: Nov 19th 2011 8:46PM dudemanjac said

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@heerobya Absotootly!
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Posted: Nov 14th 2011 2:11PM edgecrusherO0 said

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From what I've seen, GW2 blows SWToR out of the water when it comes to the cinematic cutscenes.

Posted: Nov 14th 2011 3:09PM Lucidus said

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@edgecrusherO0 wow, SWTOR fanboi brigade is out in force. No reason for his comment to be blanked out.
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Posted: Nov 14th 2011 3:31PM yeppers said

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@Lucidus

Wow. Your name should be "Ludicrous". Why the judgement?

Anyways... I'm a GW2 "fanboi" and 95.3% sure I won't be buying or playing SWToR. However, SWToR's cutscenes are just about perfect. Really gets you to want to play the characters shown in them... especially the bounty hunter.

Maybe we'll know more about GW2's cutscenes and how they play out once the game is in beta stage or finished.
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Posted: Nov 14th 2011 6:07PM DerpMchurson said

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@yeppers Lucidus trolls every swtor post. Just ignore him.
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Posted: Nov 15th 2011 2:00AM wahahabuh said

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@edgecrusherO0 I won't be buying SWTOR and I will be buying GW2. But I kinda disagree. I think both are decent, but neither is awesome. I'm judging both based on youtube videos here, so maybe it's different (for both) when you're actually playing the game.

The SWTOR ones mostly only shows characters from the chest up and a lot of the body movements are very stiff. When they do show full bodies, the stiffness becomes even more obvious. The GW2 ones do show full bodies, but having two characters stand opposite each other feels off somehow. In terms of body movements the characters also looks a bit awkward at times, yet it's quite fluid.

It feels to me like the animation of the GW2 cinematics are more fluid, yet the actual movements don't fit the context. The SWTOR characters on the other hand seems to be very stiff, but their actual movements do fit the context.

VA-wise I believe SWTOR is ahead. Which is likely because not only does Bioware have more industry pull and so can secure more top quality VAs, they also have a bigger budget and so can afford to do more retakes.
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Posted: Nov 15th 2011 4:15AM (Unverified) said

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@edgecrusherO0 I'm looking forward to GW2 more than TOR but you're on crack dude.
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Posted: Nov 16th 2011 10:18AM (Unverified) said

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@yeppers I'm with you on this one, GW2-fan but I have to give it to SWTOR.
Anyway I think there's also a fundamental difference here, GW2 for the most part (as far as I can tell) is trying to stay away from the classic quest-grinding-model so primarily their quests (and thus cutscenes) are in the "single-player" portion. SWTOR is a classic quest-grinder, but they spice it up with fancy cutscenes and a (hopefully) compelling story. So overall (yet again from what I can tell, since both titles are as yet unreleased) SWTOR will have a lot more cutscenes than GW2.
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Posted: Nov 14th 2011 2:11PM Anshin said

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This is extremely difficult to choose.

On one hand, we have SW:TOR, which have great cutscenes that includes several pieces of an epic universe. On the other hand, we have GW2, which envelops us in our own story.

Choices, choices...

Posted: Nov 14th 2011 10:29PM Ordegar said

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@Anshin

I for one will alternate, playing both games. Only need to sub to one :D
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Posted: Nov 14th 2011 2:13PM Daeths said

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GW2, aren't they using a lot of place holders still? And swotr is nearing launch and GW2 still has a little way to go and another layer of polish

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