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Posted: Nov 30th 2011 7:32PM Neiloch said

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Even if they just copy the hotbar-tastic combat formula from WoW and the like it will already be better since the space combat in CWA is much more fun than SWTOR's.

Actually i would imagine from the rest of the way CWA plays it will be more action oriented but probably easier and EXTREMELY light on death penalties if any.

Posted: Dec 1st 2011 12:09AM Lucidus said

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@Neiloch Not to mention that CWA's rail shooter isn't all that different from TOR's.
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Posted: Dec 1st 2011 12:14AM Neiloch said

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@Lucidus Exactly. Frankly I like CWA's space combat more. It has a bit more of a 'arcade' lean by chaining together kills for faster/stronger guns along with in level power ups and if you don't keep it up it resets. Meanwhile SWTOR's felt like 'going through the motions' on top of having to repeat missions to progress through it and get better equipment.
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Posted: Nov 30th 2011 7:50PM tloch14 said

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@Lucidus

No, this is an expansion for Clone Wars Adventures.

Posted: Nov 30th 2011 7:58PM (Unverified) said

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Does this game play like your average MMO?

Posted: Nov 30th 2011 8:06PM Space Cobra said

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No, it doesn't. It's mostly moving in a Lobby with mini-games attached.

But this is...really weird. This preview seems to indicate a bit more Free Realms/MMO mechanics, at least in this one area/zone.
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Posted: Nov 30th 2011 8:34PM Amlin said

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@Space Cobra yea from what I heard and read they're addressing that gameplay issue that players and gamers were criticizing them about the game being nothing but a lobby game. After a day playthrough when this game came out I left as well.

I hoped it would be like Free Realms at least but it wasn't even that. It was one lobby area with literally only 4 rooms and expensive cashshop items. The game was so small I was stunned that they pulled away so many team members to work on the game instead of Free Realms for like 2 years and that's all they had to show for it.
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Posted: Nov 30th 2011 8:45PM Space Cobra said

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@Amlin

It's also interesting it's coming out Dec. 15th....

Also, since this is SOE's only Star Wars game when that date starts....

Hmm.... I can speculate, but I wonder why the turn to a more "open-world" enviromment. I'll not clutter up things with "conspiracy theories" until I get a bit more info in the casual way (by bumping into it). ;)
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Posted: Nov 30th 2011 9:11PM Amlin said

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@Space Cobra Well I'll admit the Free Realms housing system is pretty robust. I've seen everything from a full mall with a Cinnibon shop, a Lady Gaga themepark, to massive 5 story complex housing nothing but Starbucks.
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Posted: Nov 30th 2011 8:10PM (Unverified) said

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At first glance I thought that was a screenshot from SW:TOR!

Posted: Dec 1st 2011 12:06AM Lucidus said

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@(Unverified) They're both hanging on the Clone Wars cartoon style, that's for sure. CWA needs more (impossibly idealized) fat men though. Lots and lots more.
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Posted: Dec 1st 2011 2:38AM BigAndShiny said

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@Lucidus
Is it me or are CWA's graphics better than TOR's?
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Posted: Dec 1st 2011 2:55AM Amusednow said

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@BigAndShiny Nope their art style is far more inline with Star Wars than ToR's will be. Trooper armor looks exactly like clone armor, jedi gear exactly like jedi gear, also have a jawa pet along with droids. Housing is build your own based off whatever blocks etc you'd buy. Engine though could be tweaked a bit to bring it more inline with Free Realms but it is decent enough to be turned into a full fledged social MMO.
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Posted: Nov 30th 2011 8:12PM (Unverified) said

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I've never seen a mannequin with a bobble head until now.

Posted: Nov 30th 2011 10:57PM Vandal said

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Hmmm. maybe somebody at Massively can check out the game and report whether any significant changes have occurred making the game less lobby based?

Posted: Dec 1st 2011 2:56AM Amusednow said

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So we can use all our accumulated gear for something besides standing around now? Just need to hear the magic words you can ride your vehicles and ToR looks boring now.

Posted: Dec 1st 2011 4:04PM Space Cobra said

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@Amusednow

That's what it seems.

I have a Commander Cody with a slung Machine Gun I am itching to try if this is the case.
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Posted: Dec 1st 2011 8:24PM corpusc said

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anyone know where i can watch this trailer at? it is now marked private so i can't see it.

Posted: Dec 2nd 2011 9:07AM Squidsnthings said

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This game is a pretty big waste of resources and IP. I am surprised it is still running.

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