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Star Wars The Old Republic

Discussion in 'General Video Game Discussion' started by Doctor Oak, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. Doctor Oak

    Staff Member Overlord

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    So, I don't really think it takes a lot of liberties to say that this game is one of the best MMOs ever made - if not the best. The inclusion of a proper storyline as an integral part of the game - told through Bioware's own inimitable style - does more for improving the quality of the genre than it's really possible to describe without seeing it in action yourself.

    The weak points of the genre still muddle through, of course - specifically in terms of skill trees and combat - but at the very least SWTOR is no better or worse than a certain other MMO in that regard. In fact, if anything, it's improved upon by use of the cover system for specific classes and the fact the other classes get to hit things with lightsabers - which just makes everything better.

    Bioware have been running a lot of free weekends lately - so many, in fact, I'd actually thought they were doing them every weekend there were that many in succession - so there are plenty of good opportunities to jump in for a quick play around.

    I also have 25 7-day trials I can give out, and hopefully get people to play along with. If you'd like one, let me know - but I'm only going to give them out to people I'd actually want to play with, not just some randomer.

    Other than that, the game is becoming more and more affordable, with Amazon offering it for a little over £20, which considering you get a free month of game time included, is pretty good value.

    We can use this thread as a discussion of the game and a way to co-ordinate playing together. This first post will contain a list of servers and characters on those servers so people can easily track eachother down, but don't feel obliged to share all your info here if you don't want to.


    The Arkanian Legacy (Europe)
    • Doctor Oak's Characters:
      • Gredalax (Jedi Knight)
      • Distrak (Sith Assassin)
      • Oranda (Sniper)
    • Prof. Cinders' Characters:
      • Artonya (Sith Marauder)
      • Xer'thudi (Sniper)
      • Jikari (Gunslinger)

    Empress Teta (US)
    • Dwayna's Characters:
      • Dwayna (Sith Juggernaut)

    Kaiburr Crystal (US)
    • Dwayna's Characters:
      • Tierezi (Mercenary)

    Krath (US)
    • Chadwyck's Characters:
      • Ethesium (Jedi Sentinel)

    Sith Meditation Sphere (US)
    • Shocari's Characters:
      • Balberith (Sith Juggernaut)
      • Reyson (Gunslinger)
    • Pheonix's Characters:
      • Chochanga (Mercenary)
      • Taymama (Sith Sorcerer)
      • Pipsqueak (Operative)
      • Aviendha (Sith Juggernaut)
      • Firebird (Jedi Sage)
     
  2. Shocari

    Friend Code:
    3840-6487-5515
    PSN:
    Shocari
    Xbox Live:
    Shocari
    Steam:
    Shocari
    I play Sith Meditation Sphere(US).
    Characters:
    -Balberith(Sith Juggernaut)
    -Reyson(Gunslinger)

    I have a bunch of 7-day trials to give away, as well, but I'm only going to give them to people that show a genuine interest in wanting to play the game.
     
  3. I will play Any Server but I only have a character on the Krath server.
    Character:
    Ethesium (Jedi Sentinel)

    I used to play this game every day, but funds got a little tight, so I had to cancel my subscription. I'm more than happy to jump on a new server with a new character to play through with one of you guys once I get some money for a time card.
     
  4. Dwayna DragonFire

    Dwayna DragonFire 2014 Little Cup Champion

    Friend Code:
    3711-8223-3227
    I will also play on any server on any side, as long as we have a subscription.

    These are the characters I have so far, though:
    Kaiburr Crystal (US)
    Tierezi (Mercenary)

    Empress Teta (US)
    Dwayna (Sith Juggernaut)

    I play every so often, when Jason isn't playing his characters. I may join one of your servers soon :3
     
  5. I really think it does take a lot of liberties to claim that. Even calling the game a MMO is pushing it.

    Voice acting is nice though.
     
  6. Prof. Cinders

    Prof. Cinders Mathemagician
    Staff Member Administrator

    I've gotten slightly addicted to this recently, so yeah. I'm still on my free month (barely), but man, this is so much better than WoW. At least, for me it is; the graphics are miles better, and the way lore is incorporated is awesome. Having lore objects scattered around the worlds is a nice way of discovering those extra tidbits. =D

    I've only got a couple of characters, but once I've got a legacy going I have a little list of extra characters to make. They're all on the same server as Alex's.

    The Arkanian Legacy (EU)
    Artonya - Sith Warrior (Marauder, Pureblood Sith)
    Xer'thudi - Imperial Agent (Sniper, Chiss)
    Jikari - Smuggler (Gunslinger, Mirialan)

    I'll probably expand this list as I go :p
     
  7. Sith Meditation Sphere (US)
    Characters:
    Chochanga (Mercenary)
    Taymama (Sorcerer)
    Pipsqueak (Operative)
    Aviendha (Juggernaut)
    Firebird (Sage)
     
  8. Dwayna DragonFire

    Dwayna DragonFire 2014 Little Cup Champion

    Friend Code:
    3711-8223-3227
    Okay I changed a few things. My character Dwayna on Empress Teta is now a Trooper because apparently my friends on that server were playing Republic and neglected to inform me properly. Also I created a character on Sith Meditation Sphere which I'm probably going to make as a Juggernaut.

    So edit:
    Empress Teta US
    Dwayna (Commando)

    Sith Meditation Sphere (US)
    Dwayna (Sith Juggernaut)
     
  9. Linkachu

    Linkachu Hero of Pizza
    Staff Member Administrator

    Friend Code:
    4167-4498-1464
    I saw this game selling for $20 recently and debated whether to pick it up. I ended up passing on it because I'm not sure who around here, if anyone, still plays it (and I don't really need more time sinks if it's something I'd be playing alone). None of my other friends give it the time of day now (they're all playing Guild Wars 2) so yeah.

    Who of you still plays this, and is it still worth purchasing when compared to other/upcoming MMOs?
     
  10. Doctor Oak

    Staff Member Overlord

    No point buying it, it's going free to play in a few weeks.
     
  11. Linkachu

    Linkachu Hero of Pizza
    Staff Member Administrator

    Friend Code:
    4167-4498-1464
    Whoo. Saves me some cash. Thanks much! :)

    But do you even still play it?
     
  12. Doctor Oak

    Staff Member Overlord

    Not since they announced F2P. I will once that's come around.
     
  13. Shocari

    Friend Code:
    3840-6487-5515
    PSN:
    Shocari
    Xbox Live:
    Shocari
    Steam:
    Shocari
    This.

    The monthly fee was eating too far into my pocket, so I stopped around March. It was inevitable that they'd go f2p eventually, so I've just been waiting XD

    I'm definitely going to start playing again as soon as f2p is available.
     
  14. Linkachu

    Linkachu Hero of Pizza
    Staff Member Administrator

    Friend Code:
    4167-4498-1464
    Got some news about the F2P restrictions for this game. Some of you likely won't care but others will probably find it stupid. Since I've never played the game before I'm not sure how impacting these restrictions will be nor really care to be honest. I'm just interested in playing it at all, for free. :x

     
  15. Doctor Oak

    Staff Member Overlord

    What I woke up to this morning...

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  16. Did he commit suicide after reading up on the F2P news?

    But really now. Game goes F2P for a reason, and basically everybody expected it to tank really hard.
    From what I understand, the F2P limitations mostly restrict the endgame, which is kind of usual for failed MMOs that couldnt keep enough active players. LOTRO as an example does it.
    Limited bag space is always an issue in every MMO but its something people can live with I guess.
    Getting all the good stuff unlocked might end up costing way more than a monthly subscription fee.

    The part that most people played this MMO for (funny enough) is the single player story campaign and thats going free.
     
  17. Doctor Oak

    Staff Member Overlord

    Well, Free2Play is here and I'm now back in the game.

    Apparently they've condensed the fuck out of all the servers and I've not only been thrown onto a new one, but one where my Imperial Agent must now be renamed for...

    But, oh well, it does seem to be worth it for the population boost. Even just after launch, the game seemed empty.

    You can find me on The Red Eclipse with the usual username of DoctorOak.
     

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