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Tried SWTOR, gave quit at level 11 - Feedback

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Tried SWTOR, gave quit at level 11 - Feedback

Liannaah's Avatar

05.13.2012 , 03:06 PM | #1

Been pottering about for a bit, decided that I won't be continuing on and will let my time expire, here's some feedback that formed my decision, I have been in the MMO scene since the old 'dial up BBS MUDS'.

1. Linear "ThemePark" is getting old. *MAJOR*

I think this is a major problem that many MMO's have to deal with, what I call the 'thempark' meme. The problem with the Themepark is that the players are totally reliant upon the developrs to keep comming up with new 'rides' all the time, if they make it too hard players get upset (aka cata in wow), if they make it too easy players burn through it.

I think that the themepark idea is old and tired.

2. Graphics.. just not that good, Character animations... terrible *MINOR BUT ANNOYING*

To me, the game engine looks old, the animations look incredibly stiff, compared to even old WoW Paladin, my Empre Bounty hunter looks lifeless, the running/walking animations look just horrible and even though they did add some 'fidget' animations for an idle character, it is so robotic that it breaks immersion.

3. Grindy, booring quests

Another problem with MMo's... by level 5 I was dealing with 'go kill X of Y to collet N of Z bear asses', having collected the Sci Fi equic of bear asses, I'm sent back again to get bear teeth, argh... by level 11 I had had enough of this.

4. Bad voice acting does not make boring quests interesting.

The dialogue options began to annoy me after a while, the voice acting/animations are stiff and lifeless and the voice acting lacks any sort of light/shade, Dues Ex somehow managed to pull this off very well but somehow SWTOR took this idea and made it bland.

5. Clunky combat mechanics...

Even by level 11 I had a pile of buttons to mash, don't even want to think about what level 50 would be like.
And I'm not even going to comment on the so-called space combat mini-game, frm what I have seen n Youtube it looks like somethign form the early 90's arcade scene.

In short... Themepark MMOs with linear, grindy and dull questing combined with sub-standard voice acting and graphics will not enjoy success, the days of ThemePark MMO's are over.

I've had my EVE toon training up some skills last week or so, I'll be continuing EVE Online and leaving SWTOR on the shelf.


nadokaoh's Avatar

05.13.2012 , 03:11 PM | #2
so in 2 months you only made it to level 11...
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siegedeluxe's Avatar

05.13.2012 , 03:16 PM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by nadokaoh View Post
so in 2 months you only made it to level 11...
The gameplay in swtor, whether level 11 or 50, are identical.

Tonwan's Avatar

05.13.2012 , 03:19 PM | #4
i totally agree on all what u said, im still playing game beacuse there is nothing on the market that is actually different then this and since this is the only story i like i keep with this...

Blackstang's Avatar

05.13.2012 , 03:19 PM | #5
Don't quit! You will miss out on all this innovation!

Lord_of_Mu's Avatar

05.13.2012 , 03:21 PM | #6
I completely disagree on all of your points. Good luck to you with your character on EvE.

Helistin's Avatar

05.13.2012 , 03:23 PM | #7
Maybe you should get back to muds then. Batmud is still alive and well, suggest you try it. Downside is there's also poor animations and graphics,grindy quests and clunky combat mechanics. On the plus side, no poor voice acting :P

Tonwan's Avatar

05.13.2012 , 03:25 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Lord_of_Mu View Post
I completely disagree on all of your points. Good luck to you with your character on EvE.

guess u didn't play much of mmos then... dont worry u will understand in 5 years

arcdaemon's Avatar

05.13.2012 , 03:25 PM | #9
Ya this game sucks.

SteppenWCCR's Avatar

05.13.2012 , 03:26 PM | #10
I really don't agree with much of anything you said... Especially 4 & 5. The actual combat gameplay is far less clunky than your average mmo, and is one of my favorite parts of the game and the main reason I am still playing. Thinking you can judge the gameplay in a game like this in the 3 hours or so that you played seems kind of ridiculous to me. Not to mention, like other mmo games, the gameplay and flow of combat can change completely as you level and mature your abilities.