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Tue Dec 6, 2011, 09:21 PM

Star Wars: The Old Republic.

So, since Bioware's new MMO is coming out in 14 days, I was wondering if anyone on DU was looking forward to it besides me. Normally MMOs bore me after a few months, but I really think Bioware's storytelling will make this one a lot more fun. I really liked the beta. Anyway, I really just wanted to post here, I love the new DU.

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Reply Star Wars: The Old Republic. (Original post)
white_wolf Dec 2011 OP
uriel1972 Dec 2011 #1
romana Dec 2011 #2
white_wolf Dec 2011 #3
romana Dec 2011 #7
white_wolf Dec 2011 #8
romana Dec 2011 #13
white_wolf Dec 2011 #15
Ian David Dec 2011 #4
white_wolf Dec 2011 #5
Ian David Dec 2011 #14
white_wolf Dec 2011 #16
Ian David Dec 2011 #17
white_wolf Dec 2011 #18
Ian David Dec 2011 #19
Ian David Dec 2011 #20
white_wolf Dec 2011 #21
Ian David Dec 2011 #22
white_wolf Dec 2011 #23
uriel1972 Dec 2011 #25
Hong Kong Cavalier Dec 2011 #6
Atania of Sargeras Dec 2011 #9
temporary311 Dec 2011 #10
lazarus Dec 2011 #11
uriel1972 Dec 2011 #12
romana Dec 2011 #24
Ignis Dec 2011 #26
white_wolf Dec 2011 #27

Response to white_wolf (Original post)

Tue Dec 6, 2011, 09:41 PM

1. I'm in the red zone

Don't know if I'll see it this year. However I'm waiting for it, not psyched, just waiting. I still feel oddly leery about it. Heh "I have a bad feeling about this." sorry couldn't resist.

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Response to white_wolf (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2011, 09:48 AM

2. Me!!

I beta tested the game, and will be playing when it's released. I don't really have anyone I know who will be playing, so I'm definitely looking for people to help out in the game. I've been looking forward to the game for ages now and can't wait to have another MMO to play.

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Response to romana (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 7, 2011, 01:34 PM

3. I'll be happy to help out. I want to play every class for the stories so I'll be happy to reroll.

I normally hate making new characters just because the quests are so dull, but TOR has changed that. P.S. go Empire!

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Response to white_wolf (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 07:43 PM

7. Republic here

Jedi all the way, just trying to decide between Consular and Knight.

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Response to romana (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 08:36 PM

8. I tried both in beta.

I played a Jedi Sentinel to 15 and a Jedi Shadow to 14. I preferred the playstyle of the Jedi Sentinel a little bit, but both were fun. The Consular story was better, in my opinion. The Jedi Consular is more about searching the mysteries of the Force,the Knight is more "military" style of a story.

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Response to white_wolf (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 08:49 AM

13. Me, too

I played both in beta as well, and really enjoyed the Consular storyline the best. The Jedi storyline was meh, IMO.

I also played Smuggler to 15 and liked that a lot, too.

Didn't care much for Bounty Hunter or Sith Inquisitor.

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Response to romana (Reply #13)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 03:40 PM

15. I loved the Bounty Hunter story.

That's going to be my first alt after the Sith Warrior.

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Response to white_wolf (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2011, 03:43 PM

4. I might be signing up.

Do players get to have houses that they can decorate with stuff?

Is there crafting?

Also, I like games where I can name stuff.

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Response to Ian David (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 7, 2011, 04:45 PM

5. I'll try and answer these.

There is no player housing, but you do get your own ship that you can bring people on. The devs have said after launch they want to implement a system where you can decorate your ship.

There is a crafting, it's called crew skills. Here are two links. The first is the official crew skills page, the second is a dev post where she discusses their crafting and modification system. Basically they want you to be able to modify your gear so that if you want to, say keep your original lightsaber, you can modify it with endgame components and it will still be viable. link 1: http://www.swtor.com/info/systems/crew-skills Link 2:http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=717041

I'm not sure what you mean by naming stuff, could you elaborate?

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Response to white_wolf (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 09:19 AM

14. Thanks! But as to what I meant by "naming stuff"...

One of the things I liked about playing Star Wars Galaxies, was that I could craft a weapon, name it whatever I wanted, and use it to decorate my home or post it for sale in the public market place.

We could also be mayors of cities, where we could name the city and the structures.

For examples, see:

The Intergalactic Stephanie Miller Show Fan Club, Chilastra Chapter (Dial-up Warning)
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=105x8389713

The Intergalactic Thom Hartman Show Fan Club, Bria Chapter (Dial-up Warning)
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=105x8389859

Poll question: I'm finally mayor of a city in Star Wars Galaxies! Help me pick a Colbert-themed name!
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=248x6729

Behold, the mighty U.S.S. Shut-Up Wesley!
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=105x9272651

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Response to Ian David (Reply #14)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 03:43 PM

16. I'm afraid it isn't that kind of game.

I loved pre-CU SWG too, but TOR is a themepark style MMO. SWG was a sandbox. I'll say this, if you go in expecting SWG 2.0 you'll be disappointed, but if you go in expecting a polished themepark experience with a great storyline, you'll have fun.

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Response to white_wolf (Reply #16)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 03:45 PM

17. Sigh.

Based on the sorts of things I said I like, what do you think would be a good game for me?

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Response to Ian David (Reply #17)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 05:36 PM

18. Well I can think of a few good sandboxes.

Eve is supposed to be good, but it is a very hard game to learn I've heard. I used to play Fallen Earth which is a sandbox similar to SWG. Here is MMORPG.com's review of it: http://www.mmorpg.com/gamelist.cfm/game/126/view/reviews/load/171/FrontRunner-for-the-Sandbox-Crown.html

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Response to white_wolf (Reply #18)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 06:21 PM

19. Ooh! that looks cool! Thanks! n/t

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Response to white_wolf (Reply #18)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 10:53 AM

20. I started trying to install Fallen Earth last night, but have had problems with it.

I just uninstalled and deleted it again this morning, and am re-downloading it now.

I think part of the problem is that I had a power failure in the middle of my download last night.

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Response to Ian David (Reply #20)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 07:13 PM

21. Cool. Let me know what you think of it.

I enjoyed it, but TOR is more my style of game, but Fallen Earth is good and I think you'll like it if you liked pre-Cu Galaxies.

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Response to white_wolf (Reply #21)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 11:22 PM

22. I got it working at about 10 AM or so, and realized at 2:30 that I hadn't eaten breakfast yet.

It's pretty darn cool.

Thanks for the suggestion!

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Response to Ian David (Reply #22)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 12:15 AM

23. Cool. I'm glad to know your gaming is going better than mine.

I got into TOR's early access and played for few hours. I loved it, I logged off and TOR's security question system asked me to answer a question I didn't know, I didn't even know if I choose this question. Anyway, I've been on hold with EA's customer "service" for like two hours to get it fixed. It's times like these that make me grateful for my insomnia.

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Response to Ian David (Reply #22)

Thu Dec 15, 2011, 04:57 AM

25. Downloading latest patch will see what the fuss is all about :)

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Response to white_wolf (Original post)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 07:01 PM

6. *Raises hand*

Got my pre-order and everything. Gonna be fun.

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Response to white_wolf (Original post)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 10:44 PM

9. Awesome game

I played the Beta and after it was over I just could not log into WOW after 6+ years except to resign as guild officer and tell everyone good bye. That's how awesome it is. Half of our guild is leaving for TOR some are playing Jedi and some Sith. I think we're supposed to know 12-12 what server the TOR guild will be on but it is Morituri on Empire side if anyone is interested.

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Response to white_wolf (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 12:24 AM

10. Definitely looking forward to it.

Pre-ordered the morning that they went live, and hoping my early access starts on the 13th . Gonna roll a Smuggler for my main character, can't wait.

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Response to white_wolf (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 12:26 AM

11. Can I be Jar-Jar?

ducks

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Response to lazarus (Reply #11)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 01:57 AM

12. Yeah if you don't mind being used for target practice

by all those Star Wars fans who saw the Second Trilogy first.

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Response to white_wolf (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 11:24 AM

24. I'm in

Jedi Consular named Merrin on Mind Tricks. Look me up!

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Response to white_wolf (Original post)

Thu Dec 15, 2011, 04:16 PM

26. I'm on Bergeren Colony (RP / West Coast).

Started yesterday via the Early Start program. It's pretty exciting so far, but I won't have much time to play until the new year.

YOY (a former DUer whom several of you might remember fondly) will be playing the game, too--hopefully on the same server.

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Response to Ignis (Reply #26)

Thu Dec 15, 2011, 05:49 PM

27. I'm on the same server.

A Sith Warrior named Xedran.

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