I started playing this game couple of days ago as f2p, after serveral hours i liked it so much i bought me some items in the cartel market so i would become preferred player.
Yesterday i decided to buy me the special edtion serial so i would become a sub.
I havn't payed a MMO in a while, but the last one i played was Lineage 2. I played it for YEARS, serveral thousends of hours i put my life into that game. But after last major patch they kinda ruined it for me. In the lower levels, early in game, there is nothing to do anymore but grinding. L2 is totally a game that starts with lvl 80 or higher.
But because im still L2 orientated im already working, reading, spending time to get me my armor i need, since in L2 it was a hell of a job to get your equipment.
Now my question is.
Should i just play the story? Without really worring about armors and or weapons till im lvl 40+?
Or when do i start worrieng about this in this game?
Will Guilds accept me as a nobody? Do people like playing with a low level, low grade armor kinda player? lol.
Hi and welcome to SW:TOR.
Armor/weapon wise, you need to upgrade them as you pick new items on the field or via upgrades that are applicable for "orange" items. Same is with armor, since you will have hard time fighting with mobs if you dont have proper armor. You shouldnt worry much since you will need better after you reach level 50 but still need to upgrade them as you progress the game.
I wouldnt suggest doing only story quests since it might be harder than to progress later. E.g. you can leave home planet at level 7-8, but next planet (Dromund Kaas for Empire) is for players level 10 or higher. So it might be bit challenging to do it if you are lower level than suggested. Either way it would be easier to do side quest too, since you get both money, exp and gear from them.
Guilds prefer higher levels, but I dont think finding guild will be problem in this game. Might take you a while to find one that suits you but overall most people i met here are nice...
Hope I helped you a bit