Last edited by Leonard McCoy; 2012-04-03 at 07:26 PM.
I've had a good time with it. Has a good story to it, and the fact that each class has it's own story gives it some replayability. The only time I've ever experienced a terrible bug was a while back in a WZ and I fell through the floor and into space, then was dc'd, nothing else. My server (Jedi Covenant) population is pretty good as well. My guild alone averages 40ish people being online and the Republic fleet gets to around 130-140 during prime hours. There's always a good amount of people running around the planets as well.
I enjoy the PvP a lot, my biggest criticism would be that there's too much CC across the board. Not fun to get stunned one after the other and not be able to do anything.
I hate leveling, but I found the storyline in the class quests to be a good distraction from a lot of the boringness that you'll find in any mmo leveling experience. Trooper storyline is expecially good, hunting down your old special forces squad members who turned on you early on.
The game definetly isn't a "raid or die" experience, and I think people who rush through it just to start raiding are gonna be dissapointed. I quit wow originally because I got very tired of raiding, and all of my friends quit after they got fed up. The whole server (Dunemaul) kind of died off and I would log on every now and then just to check in on the game and get bored since my friends weren't playing anymore. Dunemaul is a step away from dead and I really didn't feel motivated to transfer.
I enjoy it, and if anything this thread should show that everyone likes different things. I've read some people complaining about something that someone else claims to be the greatest thing ever in Swtor. Just depends.
People arguing about subs should just wait for the official reports for Q1. It won't be that long now I would guess. I haven't played the game in over a month so I wouldn't know how my server's faring these days.
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I played for the first month and then quit. I have friends who are still playing, though. While the whole voice-acting story thing is interesting, the gameplay is just WoW all over again, and that's not going to keep me interested. Tera's gameplay with SWTOR's story and some non-WoW questing would be ideal... I'm hoping Guild Wars 2 will be that game. If not, I'm probably done with MMO's until something revolutionary drops.
What is SWTOR? Never heard of it before.
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Last edited by Azuri; 2012-04-03 at 08:08 PM.
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TOR suits it just fine.
It was just like when WoW was being released. The EQ forums were full of so much hate. Its a never ending situation.
I only played to around 35ish and then stopped. While the quest storyline's are great the quests themselves are no different, kill ten wolves, collect ten wolf fangs. Rinse and repeat. I could already see that the story and the choices were merely icing to disguise the same old cake. I don't really care about the LFG tool at all, I prefer doing dungeons without it. The game is much more fun with friends, and I never have issues making friends in MMOs. What I did care about was the lack of multiple specs and the inability to respec, that was awful and a real turn off.
I also heard some pretty bad things about the end game raiding, though I never got there myself. That was what ultimately made me decide it wasn't worth going on with. I'm really into my raids, almost hard core with it, but when I heard that people were skipping the normal content and clearing the hard and nightmare modes within a couple weeks of launch that was the final nail in the coffin.
I also found the crafting to be horrificly bad, so much so that I just didn't bother with it, I planned to sort it out once I got to max level. Complete lack of UI customisation was also an annoyance and I found the UI to be as ugly as sin. I am pretty sure that it is Lucas Arts or whoever holds the rights to the Star Wars franchise that enforces that style and color scheme, as it was almost the exact same layout as in SWG and good lord it was somehow even uglier. I expected something sleek and futuristic, not cheap and cartoony looking.
The graphics and music were pretty good. Not a massive fan of the stylised art but it was done reasonably well and some of the zones looked pretty sweet. I found the enclosed nature of the planets annoying after playing SWG which was a sandbox completely open world, and WoW/AoC/Aion/RIFT etc etc which all have massive open worlds.
Almost all of my oldest MMO friends rolled on the same server with me, but as far as I know none of them play any more. One went back to WoW, I am back with RIFT, and the other half dozen or so are all taking a break from MMOs. I think the game was so hyped and such a let down that it has kind of killed their desire to play. I hear that SWTOR is often referred to as 'TORtanic' now, and I can kinda understand why, it was definitely over hyped and in my eyes is a slightly below average MMO. Shame really, as I love the Star Wars universe.
Anyway that's my take, all just opinion tho
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