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  1. lordofthereef

    lordofthereef Well-Known Member

    I am not sure how being origin exclusive is going to hurt anything? It's an MMO with a monthly fee. People that want it will get it. I doubt online store exclusivity is going to play into most people's decision to buy.

  2. starxpilot

    starxpilot Well-Known Member

    So what you're saying is you're willing to have multiple Third-party apps that take up unneeded space and eat up resources for each game?

    I'm happy with Steam, was happy with D2D but their prices and lack of service sent me poof. I'm not about to have three (or more) Distribution apps on my PC for the sole purpose of one game.
  3. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter Administrator Moderator

    perhaps i'm unfamiliar with the service but can't you just remove the extra apps???
  4. Vinter

    Vinter Well-Known Member

    Origin is EA's new game store/app that is supposed to be like Steam. I'll prob be buying Battlefield 3 off of the Origin store

    ...but as far as SW:TOR goes right now, it is completely stand alone (At least in beta)
  5. starxpilot

    starxpilot Well-Known Member

    No its like, if you use Steam, imagine Origin like Steam but with a lot more problems.

    TOR won't be standalone once its released, its stated in EA's page that Origin WILL be used in order to play TOR.

    I've already heard issues about Origin failing to take/authenticate Credit Cards, refusing to take Battlefield CD Keys.

    Take a look at it will you, you may be surprised at how badly EA has screwed up this time.

    Since this is about TOR....when exactly was the release date official, its sometime in December right?
  6. Rudedawg

    Rudedawg Well-Known Member

    Use Origin myself and Ive had no problems. However I did buy Battlefield BC2 off of steam and had all kind of authentication errors. I had to repurchase.
  7. lordofthereef

    lordofthereef Well-Known Member

    I honestly don't really mind. Only one app is going to be required to run at any given time, unless you are playing multiple games simultaneously on one machine (dubious). If this resource is hard disk space, that is hardly precious anymore. What do these apps run, 100mb? Let's be generous and say each app is 500mb and we have 5 of them totaling 2.5 gigs. When a 2TB internal disk is about $60 on sale (or $100 regular price) that 2.5gigs (which I estimated WAY overkill for dramatization) isn't going to phase you.

    There isn't an official release still. Basically "sometime in 2011" is what was said. For all intents and purposes, this reads as December 2011, at least until Bioware says otherwise.
  8. Bomfy

    Bomfy Well-Known Member

    Gamestop is showing a release of December 31, 2011 instead of unknown.

    If it's really going to hit the streets this year that's the day I expected anyway.

    All I know is I will be thrilled to get it. I've been getting tired of Rift and have been toying with going back to EVE.
  9. lordofthereef

    lordofthereef Well-Known Member

    Well, Bioware has announced that it is some time in 2011. December 31 is a pretty safe in terms of guessing. I personally think it would be utterly foolish to launch an MMO new year's eve, but I guess there are worse ideas.
  10. lordofthereef

    lordofthereef Well-Known Member

    Just got an email stating my EA account has been transferred to an Origin account. Looks like things are starting to come together! ;)
  11. Vinter

    Vinter Well-Known Member

    Has nothing to do with TOR, lol..and also isn't a new thing. I got the same email over a month ago.
  12. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter Administrator Moderator

    I got the same email...
    Want a cookie? :p
  13. Vinter

    Vinter Well-Known Member

    It really depends on what kind of cookie you are offering. Pick your name wisely, as of right now (or a few weeks ago) it isn't changeable.
  14. lordofthereef

    lordofthereef Well-Known Member

    Well, I do know the only reason I created any such account was for Tor, so...
  15. J Facter

    J Facter Member

    is this from the KOTOR I and II? influence party and all that jazz? Bastilla, Kreia?
  16. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter Administrator Moderator

    Help me out guys...

    It's what... 300 years after the events of the KOTORs?
  17. Bomfy

    Bomfy Well-Known Member

  18. starxpilot

    starxpilot Well-Known Member

    Err something like that. I was confused completly but was able to piece it together after an hour or two searching the Wookiepedia.

    KOTOR, the first game I know we all came to love took place in...3,956 BBY, during the closing of the Old Sith Wars.

    KOTOR II, took place during 3,951 BBY, during the Old Republic Era and again, Old Sith Wars.

    TOR will take place, instead of one year, it will span from 3,643 to 3,641 BBY, which is during the Inter-Sith Wars period.

    So technically speaking, its anywhere from 308-321 years after the events of KOTOR, KOTOR one being 318-321, and KOTOR II 308-311. This is btw, after the events, TOR doesn't take place before, its after. [​IMG]

    Honestly, the only question that comes to mind is where does all the technology go, you see The Clone Wars showing impressive stuff yet in the Galactic Civil War, you see these...err, I don't know, lower tech things? *Yet are somehow stronger than their predecessors, what?*

    Newest trailer, besides the stupid Origin thing, makes me seriously want to reconsider...
    Star Wars: The Old Republic - Jedi Consular Trailer (PC) - GameSpot Video
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  19. Bomfy

    Bomfy Well-Known Member

    Wow, you did your research. I just checked the FAQs on the Old Republic's site and it says 300 years.

    I applaud your thoroughness.
  20. lordofthereef

    lordofthereef Well-Known Member

  21. Vinter

    Vinter Well-Known Member

    Did you watch the hutt ball video? It is the worst "battleground" I've ever played in any game.
  22. lordofthereef

    lordofthereef Well-Known Member

    I thought it looked pretty neat. Looks like an arena in wow with an actual "sport" element to it.
  23. lordofthereef

    lordofthereef Well-Known Member

    I just noticed this and didn't see it discussed here. Apparently, we will not need Origin to install, run, or update the game.

    (about four posts down - official SWTOR staff post)

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  24. TylerYork

    TylerYork Member

    So I'm late to the thread but I just wanted to say that I'm ****in stoked. SO excited :D
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  25. starxpilot

    starxpilot Well-Known Member

    Reconsider buying.
    OH S@%! HELL YEAH! If this really is true (Because I can't access that link at this time) then yeah, I'll go for TOR.

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