If you've been following Star Wars: The Old Republic
for long enough, you're probably tired of hearing it compared to World of Warcraft
. Unfortunately, the launch of the beta version of Torhead
isn't going to ameliorate those comparisons, as it's clearly meant to function in the same fashion as Wowhead
(and is designed by the same team, no less). Even if you're not lucky enough to be in the beta yet, you can scour through the database and play with the skill calculators already.
To celebrate the launch, the site staff is kicking off a contest
, and appropriately enough, the more helpful content you upload to the site, the more contest entries you get. The grand prize winner gets a new Razer Naga and an Astro A40 Gaming Headset, both of which should be quite useful once the game launches. But even if you're not in the beta, you can still browse and comment to enter, something that might help assuage the waiting.