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Posted: Nov 24th 2011 12:02PM (Unverified) said

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im killing time by playing the beta, reading about the game and playing WWE 12 lol

Posted: Nov 24th 2011 12:11PM (Unverified) said

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I have to agree with re-watching the original trilogy. ^_^ I've been doing the same, and I just re-watched "Jedi" last night, the original version on DVD. While some of the effects haven't aged well, it's still a lot of fun. Something about SW has always made me want to live in that universe, so I'm really looking forward to playing TOR. Bwa ha ha.

Posted: Nov 24th 2011 4:49PM Lenn said

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@(Unverified) I'm the same. I remember seeing it for the first time and thinking that Jabba's palace looked like an awesome place to hang out in. I may just have to play a bounty hunter.
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Posted: Nov 24th 2011 12:16PM Tiresias said

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You forgot one:

Browse a site like TORHead and read up on the skills, talents, and equipment for the class that you intend to play.

You may also want to learn a bit about the crafting system, as it's not quite as simple as "harvest 10,000 tin ore then click 'craft tin boots' 2,000 times".

Posted: Nov 24th 2011 1:11PM Lucidus said

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@Tiresias It's really similar to that. I have one character right now stuck on quests out in the boondocks so I'm just getting tons of mats. Then it's just a matter of queueing up my pets to grind out the items 5 at a time. Which is fine if I want to keep questing, but also a pain if I want to afk for a while -- which in WoW I could process a lot more than what TOR allows.
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Posted: Nov 25th 2011 10:01AM Celtar said

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@Tiresias

Thanks for the heads up on Torhead, Tiresias. :) I should have thought that the people who brought us wowhead would also do something for SWTOR. :)

On topic of the Justin's article. I plan on just finishing up stuff(goals) I'm doing in Lotro. I'll watch the original 3 movies again as well. I keep my system up to date and uncluttered so I don't have to worry about that. Looking forward to Dec-15th.

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Posted: Nov 24th 2011 12:31PM DarkWalker said

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I'm somewhat a Star Wars fan, so I have been doing 3 (play through KotOR, though only the first, Bioware-made one) and 7 (I basically read almost any Star Wars-based book, I find most of them reasonably good).

I'm not going to get TOR, though; I believe I would enjoy playing it if it was a solo game called KotOR 3, but I don't think I could enjoy TOR the way it's shaping to be. Instead, I plan on just waiting a bit and reading the story online as (like almost always happens) it becomes summarized on the Wikis, and perhaps watch the best parts on Youtube.

As for a longer term MMO fix, I'm waiting for something that does not assume players like being locked out of end game roles just because of a choice they did at level 10. Quite a few of those seem to be coming up just nice.

Posted: Nov 24th 2011 1:12PM Lucidus said

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@DarkWalker I'd love it if they made an offline SPRPG out of it.
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Posted: Nov 24th 2011 2:03PM DarkWalker said

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@Lucidus

TOR (and the fact I don't like the way it's game systems are shaping to be) made me think a lot about what I want of a MMO and of a single player game, how I see story in games, how much I can stand game systems I dislike, etc.

My main conclusion is that I like BioWare games so much because the story is great; I'm not completely into their intended gameplay, though, so I always use save game abuse, cheats, mods, etc, to turn the game systems into exactly what I want. I don't remember ever playing a Bioware game the way it's intended; I often play a little bit, see what I like or dislike of that game's specific gameplay, get a few mods that change it to be how I want (or use cheats to simulate the effects I want), and then get to really enjoy the game.

It's what happened when I started playing KotOR again. I re-installed the game, played for 5 minutes, and went around the Internet looking for all the old mods and cheats I used.

It's my problem with TOR. Bioware is sticking with some conventions they've always used (but I always disliked) in their old games, but this time I won't be able to cheat my way out of the limitations. Due to this, I guess I will pass on TOR.
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Posted: Nov 24th 2011 4:00PM mysecretid said

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@DarkWalker said "I have been doing 3 (play through KotOR, though only the first, Bioware-made one)"

I agree with this point. KotOR 2 was not made by Bioware, and oh, how it shows, in my opinion.
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Posted: Nov 24th 2011 7:22PM Lucidus said

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@Lucidus It's pretty awesome that when even if I say something positive about TOR I still get censored. GO FANBOIS!
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Posted: Nov 24th 2011 8:45PM (Unverified) said

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@Lucidus
Is it possible that even if it's positive, it's still kinda wrong and stupid?
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Posted: Nov 24th 2011 9:05PM (Unverified) said

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@Lucidus I couldn't imagine anyone bothering to read any of your posts. And this comes from someone who isn't all too crazy about SWTOR.
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Posted: Nov 24th 2011 10:12PM Lucidus said

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@(Unverified) Why would it be wrong? I daresay it would be the second best RPG on the year (Skyrim #1, of course) of 2011 if released as a single player - beating out Witcher 2, which was damn good.
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Posted: Nov 25th 2011 2:13AM Juicer said

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@DarkWalker

From the few weekends I got into beta I can honestly say that SWTOR felt more like KOTOR 3 to me. There is so much solo content and very little you must do as a group.

The only set back is the preform idea of a triage (tank,dps,healer) where there really isnt this format. Bioware has everything so balanced that they are are pretty well capable of the same thing.

I really couldnt see them making an offline game out of this as they have soo much competition that would outshine the worlds they have created.

I do like the StarWars IP however I think I will be passing on this game. I would get much more entertainment out of a single player game like Skyrim without the monthly sub.
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Posted: Nov 25th 2011 6:29AM DarkWalker said

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@Juicer

It's mostly what I feel; given that I'm not sure I would enjoy the MMO aspect of the game (which is what is left after the player finishes the story), I'm not sure the game is worth a subscription for me. If it was a conventional single-player RPG, akin to the ones Bioware usually do, I would be pre-ordering it.

If I do pick TOR, it will most likely be quite some time after launch, after they have a free trial up, and when there are full guides for the solo part, so I can be sure to finish the main quest on one or two characters before the free month is up.

(This is also because of the publisher. The less money I give EA, the happier I am.)
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Posted: Nov 24th 2011 12:46PM (Unverified) said

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I wouldn't bother joining a guild before launch if you already haven't. I certainly wouldn't go to outside sites to give me information about talents and all that other stuff if you haven't played beta by now.

What I would do is clear your mind of preconceptions, other people's opinions and most of the garbage floating out there. Give the game a try for yourself, and form your own opinion of it. It's a brand new MMORPG launching, don't let others turn you off to it if you have plans to play.

Posted: Nov 24th 2011 1:14PM Boojum said

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Well said, this is exactly what I plan to do myself.
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Posted: Nov 24th 2011 2:02PM Rocket Raccoon said

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@(Unverified)

I don't really understand the need for a guild, either. I actually much prefer to just solo my way through the game as much as possible. Lone Imperial Agent :(
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Posted: Nov 24th 2011 2:32PM Lucidus said

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@Rocket Raccoon tip: skip the elite quests, level them over by around 10... then plow through them as you are essentially invincible against the mobs.
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