I'm hoping the other classes are different, but unfortunately I wasn't allowed to choose one of the cool looking Jedi classes on the day, so didn't get to find out!
Probably because of the spec and level. When I played at PAX as a BH, the only move I had to stand still for was flamethrower. That's because it's channeled. Every other move could be used while running.
From PAX vids and other videos that have been accessible to the public, it's kinda like WoW. There's abilities that are casted that require you to remain standing still, there's abilities that can be casted while moving, and there's instant-casts (which obv can be used while moving).
The pvp trooper video that TotalHalibut recorded at PAX (or gamescon, can't remember) showed the trooper class almost like a Hunter in WoW, able to spam lots of abilities while moving around. Search for him on youtube.
The point is though, WoW is an older game, and there has been ample time for a developer with the time and money to come up with something new and different, but sadly I haven't seen anything from anyone yet, and the few times something new has been tried (Tabula Rasa?) it has flopped massively. I am hoping the release of these games will cause a shift in the dynamic, and maybe get WoW a bit less stagnant than it is right now, but ultimately there is only so much a company can do in an MMO. I guess after all the hype I was expecting something a bit more from SWTOR, but after watching the videos I am sadly dismayed. Yes, I know they are going on about the storyline and how you affect the choices etc, but lets be realistic here, if the core game itself is staid, old, and dull, then it won't impress for very long whatsoever.
Here's hoping they can get rid of any kinks and make a great game though, be nice to see some other competition for a change than Blizzard resting on its proverbial laurels
Last edited by Flagellum; 2011-11-05 at 12:20 AM.
So basically I can be happy with a Sci-Fi MMO that has a lot of WoW trappings, but one that pays a lot more attention to the story. Hmm sounds like SWTOR to me.
I'm also going to be picking up GW2 and making it my second long term game next to SWTOR. I'll even be picking up the next WoW expansion, because hey why not I don't hate WoW or even dislike it all that much, I just think SWTOR will provide a better all over experience for me, but I do want to experience the changes in MoP first hand at least to the level cap. Also switching between these three games instead of focusing on just one of them solely will help shake off any burnout that can come from playing just one game for far too long.
Last edited by Flagellum; 2011-11-05 at 02:02 AM.
can't see any fromt he trailers, they just stand still and hit eachother, you know, for trailer purposes.
but if the combat isnt as "lively" as WoW is currently (you usually run around your opponent, throu them etc) and not able to jump during animaitons then its gonna feel stiff
I don't have beta so I have no idea how it is.
Last edited by Flagellum; 2011-11-05 at 03:02 AM.
The Jedi mages that use lightsabers that dont really use them to hit stuff.. those lightsabers will have + Force type stats, there will be melee lightsabers and ones that work for the healer or caster, just like how there are healer maces and swords
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