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Posted: Dec 20th 2011 8:06AM Dumac said

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It's going to be a few more weeks or months before the euphoria settles and we'll be able to talk about it objectively without a flame war beginning at the mere mention of it, and I'm glad we're getting closer to that.

Posted: Dec 20th 2011 11:05AM Madholm said

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@Dumac

Much like any game it will have die hard fans and haters, but each side will actually make valid points. After being a beta tester I cancelled my pre-order twice and still ended up buying the game. It doesn't do everything right, but it's a solid title. Toss in the fact that you probably know a lot of people playing it and you start to get a recipe for MMO fun.

The biggest downfall of most MMOS (imo) is low pops making them feel empty. I don't see that happening to SWTOR; I think they will keep the initial surge of players for the first 3-4 months. This will give them time to gain popularity subscribers and combat the inevitable churn of the player base.
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Posted: Dec 20th 2011 12:30PM Saker said

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@Dumac Well said, very true!
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Posted: Dec 20th 2011 8:13AM (Unverified) said

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Isn't over yet. We'll still have the new players saying it's the best thing since sliced bread.

Posted: Dec 20th 2011 8:29AM nathanb said

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I would have picked the wheel.
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Posted: Dec 20th 2011 1:48PM Daeths said

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@(Unverified) how bout the sliced wheel?
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Posted: Dec 20th 2011 5:21PM pcgneurotic said

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@Daeths

A sliced cheese wheel ftw.
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Posted: Dec 20th 2011 8:15AM TheJackman said

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I cant care about the Star Wars IP and wish Bioware was using one of their own. However its a BioWare game! And its "Never ending"! I will play it! And it will not start quieting down in the last trailer at the end they say the shipped content is only the beginning. More news really soon!

Posted: Dec 20th 2011 8:19AM Balraw said

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Haters will hate and fan boys will fawn. Its as inevitable as the rising/setting of the sun and time won't change that much either way.

Posted: Dec 20th 2011 8:57AM entropyboy said

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@Balraw
what do the rest of us do?
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Posted: Dec 20th 2011 11:12AM Madholm said

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@entropyboy Take comments with a grain of salt. I can tell you that there are a myriad of things I don't like about swtor (I even gave my beta to friends), yet I still purchased the game (mostly to play with those same friends).
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Posted: Dec 20th 2011 3:50PM Balraw said

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@entropyboy Roll out eyes, smile and get on with enjoying swtor or not depending on your personal preferences
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Posted: Dec 20th 2011 4:36PM Vagrant Zero said

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@entropyboy Play the game?
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Posted: Dec 20th 2011 8:23AM Nenene said

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I don't really mind the hype because people are going to be excited about new games and should be able to talk to their hearts' content in the posts they get about their new game.

I wish SWTOR was a little more worthy of the hype, though.

Posted: Dec 20th 2011 8:25AM Jeromai said

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Yes. Please just go play it and enjoy the game for what it is, put it down when you're done. At the end of the day it's an MMO that suits some people and doesn't suit others. Hype and frenzy is not changing any minds here. Only trying the game might.

Posted: Dec 20th 2011 8:29AM Matix said

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Can't argue that the hype is bad... even sites that were down on the hype in one article had no problem fueling the hype express in the very next article (including this one).

What's really killed me is how far the fan sources hyped the game with expectations they invented for themselves. With the beta/early-access that largely stopped but today the new players will live it for themselves and hopefully end the fan-driven phenomenon of 'fill-in-the-blank' expectations.

Posted: Dec 20th 2011 8:29AM collectivexp said

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Come to the Dark Side... We have Cookies!!! Or is it Wookies...?

Posted: Dec 20th 2011 8:31AM KaronT3 said

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Is truly sad that some people have arrived the max level before the first week of the game. How can it be possible? And now? What are they going to do? PVP? How a company can make a MMO that you complete in less than a week? What´s have they done all this time? 'cuase the game graphically is not a bomb, and the story is so sort that people ends it in a few days...and people have paid 200+ euros for the collectors edition...

Posted: Dec 20th 2011 8:43AM Neverwinter said

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@KaronT3 In mmos the end game is the game. We will all be level capped in a month or two and BW didnt planed this game to last a month.
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Posted: Dec 20th 2011 8:44AM jpkustra said

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@KaronT3
Can you tell me how this situation is different from any other MMO? Pretty much the only difference is that SWTOR gave people a longer chance to play the game because of their pre-order. If someone wants to sprint to the finish they should be able to. I've been playing since the 13th and my two characters are only level 14's.

You're part of the problem by putting unrealistic expectations on a game... good, bad or otherwise.
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