Star Wars: The Old Republic

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  1. lordofthereef

    lordofthereef Well-Known Member

    Anyone excited for this game?

    I tend to get excited about new MMOs since I am looking for something good enough (end game) to take me away from WoW, which I always seem to quit and then come back to for a handful of months after a new expack comes out.

    Of course, it is being made by BioWare, the makers of the best star wars games, IMO. I have faith they can pull off something spectacular.

    Anyhow, the game looks promising. They seem to not be going crazy with graphics, which should be promising to get people with all sorts of budgets playing. One of the biggest plagues of modern MMOs is needing a $1000 rig to play the game smoothly. There are simply too few people willing to invest in a great gaming machine. I'd rather the graphics suffer a little than have a dead community.

    For those that haven't checked it out, here's a link!

  2. Rooferkev

    Rooferkev Well-Known Member

    Looking forward to this more than MW3 or any other gamw
  3. Bomfy

    Bomfy Well-Known Member

    I already have our guild name saved, so saying I am excited might be a tad of an understatement.
  4. dark4181

    dark4181 Well-Known Member

    If a lightsaber won't kill in one slash, it's gonna suck. I ain't paying for no nerfsaber
  5. zarem

    zarem Well-Known Member

    I'm excited for this too I've been looking for a good starwars game. Played galaxies for a long time just started gettign old and really showing its age.
  6. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter Administrator Moderator

    Totally pumped! Been a member of STOR since first announced in 08....
    And can I say.....

  7. lordofthereef

    lordofthereef Well-Known Member

    I take it you don't like ANY of the star wars video games where the main hero gets to use a lightsaber then? :rolleyes:
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  8. lordofthereef

    lordofthereef Well-Known Member

    I'd love a release date too, but I would rather have this thing come out polished. A lot of times I find, with MMOs especially, that the team announces a release date and ends up pushing to reach the deadline, only to give consumers a product that is half-baked. The project cost is rumored at $80 million, so I am sure they are putting in every effort to make this game last.
  9. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter Administrator Moderator

    True that. I have every faith in Bioware. They never rush perfection. I heard that's the reason they turned down kotor 2...... that game was rushed by obsidian and you could tell, still loved it though.
  10. lordofthereef

    lordofthereef Well-Known Member

    I am still worried about the competition. WoW has become something that I don't think anyone ever dreamed it would be. Subscriber base continues to grow with every expansion. This new game HAS to be appealing to the non-hardcore players, or it will fail. I am not talking not be on top (I think it would taking somewhat of a miracle to topple WoW), I am talking staying viable. Look at everything outside of WoW. It all ends up taking the path of free to play with microtransactions keeping the game afloat.
  11. n0ct3m

    n0ct3m Well-Known Member

    The problem is that everyone that plays/played WoW ends up using it as a comparison tool when trying a new game. More often than not you'll hear that X game sucks and WoW is better because it's more polished. They don't care that WoW has had 7 years to polish their game while game X is brand new. I often think that people go out of their way to find something wrong with a new launch just because it's new. People fail to realize that not having 12 million subscribers doesn't mean that the game sucks.
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  12. lordofthereef

    lordofthereef Well-Known Member

    100% agree with you. Unfortunately, for a successful MMO, all that matters is what the players think. Every single player can have a skewed view, but if people are paying, we get more content. For that reason, new MMOs have it 100x harder than Blizzard did when they rolled out WoW. They didn't have their current WoW to compete with. Blizz is supposedly working on a new MMO. I am interested to see if WoW stomps even their own new MMO into the ground... it has for SOOOO many other MMOS.

    There have been plenty of MMOs that I enjoyed at launch. LOTRO, Conan, Guild Wars, to name a few. But these games are no fun at all without a vast player base. I personally am tired of WoW, but I find myself coming back simply because there is a player base there to support me. It's no fun hopping onto a server with five people online when the only things left to do are kill creatures that take five times that number to down. The tasks within the game have literally become impossible to acheive due to a lack of players.

    I should also add that I, along with others I am sure, am getting tired of buying these damn games only for them to fail a few months or years later. You are seeing more and more people wanting to get into betas just so they can see if they even like the game (without having to buy it first). They all feel jaded and don't want to invest their money and time into thigns doomed for failure.
  13. Adauth

    Adauth Well-Known Member

    Sign up for gamefly and you wont have this problem,I love trying out the games before I buy them.
  14. lordofthereef

    lordofthereef Well-Known Member

    AFAIK, gamefly doesn't apply to MMOs (or any PC games)... unless this is a new offering?
  15. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter Administrator Moderator

    Seriously doubt it.....

    Release date (kinda)

    Producer (or whoever that was) on G4 during E3 said IN 2011!!!!! So within 6 months!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  16. lordofthereef

    lordofthereef Well-Known Member

    Eh, they have said these things before. I figure they will release it when they are ready (or are done hemorrhaging money and want to start making some of it back). Hopefully not the latter as that generally equates to failure.
  17. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter Administrator Moderator

    True but this is the first time I heard anything even close to a date.
  18. lordofthereef

    lordofthereef Well-Known Member

    I have heard q4 2010 and earlier. Supposedly it was expected to have been released nearly a year ago in terms of initial expectations. We will know the time is drawing nearer when more people are allowed into the beta. That's generally where they get a stress test on the servers. Before that I will keep my excitement to a minimum.
  19. Wei55zach

    Wei55zach Active Member

    The MMO market is so hard to crack if you are a newer game as lordofthereef says "Everyone compares is to WoW". The good thing about SWTOR is that they already have a huge following so integration should be easier.

    Personally I can't wait as I am a recovering WoW addict and managed not to pick it up for nearly 6 months. True most nights I shake like a pooing dog but I am sure SWTOR will quence my needs. Roll on release date.
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  20. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande? VIP Member

    I'm kinda "meh" on this game. Love BioWare, tired of Star Wars franchise & lore.

    Loved KoToR though. Burnt out on MMOs after years of Anarchy Online (was great in it's day)

    So I can't decide anymore!
  21. lordofthereef

    lordofthereef Well-Known Member

    I finally caught myself up with all of the videos the bioware has released. Game looks great, but I said that about plenty of MMOs that are now struggling so bad they have become free to play, hoping on microtransactions to stay afloat. (I still don't quite understand how LOTRO wasn't successful, I thought, and still think, it was fantastic, just no player base)

    I will need to build a new rig for this game. Mine hasn't been updated for over two years, so its definitely time. Problem is I do very little PC gaming anymore (seems all PC gamers get anymore are MMOs :( ), so this thing will be built solely for this game. I'd have a lot riding on hopes of this not being a flop.
  22. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter Administrator Moderator

    Apparently they are shutting down Galaxies right before this is being released... am sad about that, was just getting back into it....
  23. Vinter

    Vinter Well-Known Member

    What modern MMOs are you talking about that needs a $1000 rig to play it?

    The most computer intensive MMO out there would probably be AoC, and they are even reasonable.

    Most games no longer have much "massive" about them, as they are for the most part over instanced, and completely separated scenario style games.

    As far as the WoW comparisons mentioned, WoW was (is) a compilation of the best parts of older games, with a few new sprinkles of gamer dust on them, the new generation has turned that game into the end all be all.

    MMOgamer mentality is much different then it was in the past, so if you are someone that started during the beginning years (saw someone mention AO) then most of these games will offer no depth, and SWG is no different.

    The graphics are very 2004ish, yes to get people with crap machines to be able to play, but it is 2011, almost 2012 when the game releases... lets move on.

    character creation is awful

    if you like stories and quests, it'll be fun for you.. if you like pvp and massive game depth (outside of story, i mean character building and questing) don't even think this game will tickle you happy at all

    the game 100% comes from the spawn of WoW and Warhammer online

  24. Vinter

    Vinter Well-Known Member

    i'd save your money for a while

    and honestly, the minimum on this will prob be a low low end duel core , 1 -2 gb ram and a 512 mb video card, maybe even a 256mb card

    a modern upgrade would be overkill in a major way
  25. lordofthereef

    lordofthereef Well-Known Member

    If you are in a raid with lots going on and you want graphics maxed, you are going to dump $1000 into your system. Last thing I played was rift and it ran pretty poorly on my 3 year old rig when there was a butt-ton of stuff going on. Same goes for FFXIV, though that was beta.

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