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Question - What should I do?

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Question - What should I do?

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dlbtor
12.15.2011 , 10:10 AM | #1
I am new to MMO.

I want to play on a PvP server but I think every person I run across will kill me with a one-hit/shot...?

Should I join a guild for protection?

Jedi Knight - Guardian

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rocdogg
12.15.2011 , 10:16 AM | #2
You can't be attacked in the starting areas. There will be times when you will get squished like a bug and there will be nobody to save you, not even your guild. But that's all part of learning the game.

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FantasyMeister
12.15.2011 , 10:19 AM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by dlbtor View Post
I am new to MMO.

I want to play on a PvP server but I think every person I run across will kill me with a one-hit/shot...?

Should I join a guild for protection?

Jedi Knight - Guardian
You can have up to 40 characters, 8 per server, 40 across 5 servers.

If you're new to MMOs, I'd suggest starting on a PvE server (you can still PvP there, you just need to 'flag up' for it or join specific areas where PvP is always going on).

On a PvP server, yes, a guild should help you, but at the same time you will be expected to protect others when you're able.

Also, just a side note, ask not what your guild can do for you, ask what you can do for your guild. But as you're new to MMOs, don't worry too much about it
"Never underestimate the power of the Force. Or duct tape."

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umbralwarrior
12.15.2011 , 10:20 AM | #4
Personally, I would roll on a non-PvP server to start with and learn the game and how it works. When you're more comfortasble with it and you feel you want to go to PvP, do so but I wouldn't rush in to it.

This is my opinion (and I'm not a PvPer so my opinion may not be valid anyway )

Either way, welcome to SW:TOR and enjoy the game!
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dlbtor
12.15.2011 , 10:24 AM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by FantasyMeister View Post
You can have up to 40 characters, 8 per server, 40 across 5 servers.

If you're new to MMOs, I'd suggest starting on a PvE server (you can still PvP there, you just need to 'flag up' for it or join specific areas where PvP is always going on).

On a PvP server, yes, a guild should help you, but at the same time you will be expected to protect others when you're able.

Also, just a side note, ask not what your guild can do for you, ask what you can do for your guild. But as you're new to MMOs, don't worry too much about it

Thanks for the info....

It sounds like you may need a tag along to help you? (I intend to play a few hours per day if possible)

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FantasyMeister
12.15.2011 , 10:29 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by dlbtor View Post
Thanks for the info....

It sounds like you may need a tag along to help you? (I intend to play a few hours per day if possible)
It doesn't matter on a PvP server, you can go around in groups of 2, 3 or 4 but if someone 20 levels higher than you decides he wants to kill the opposite faction he will probably do so.

However, he's gotta sleep sometime. As others have mentioned, starting zones are relatively safe, and you can always hone your PvP skills in PvP specific instances rather than out in the wild.
"Never underestimate the power of the Force. Or duct tape."