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Darkowski's Avatar

09.25.2012 , 03:12 PM | #1
Hi everyone!

I just started playing the game a week ago, when I found it at Walmart for $14.99.

At the beginning - maybe a year ago, I heard about SWTOR, and how good it was supposed to be. I couldn't wait to buy it. Finally I got it and I love it!

I heard that lots of players quit, there were server merges a few days ago, read a few bad comments about the game on facebook... and I'm wondering what the heck is bad with the game? Why did people quit?

Right now it's my favorite MMO. I'm still new with not much experience, but from what I've seen so far the game is just well made and interesting. I love the class stories, legacies, companions and your relations with them, the crafting system, etc.

The game in general looks EPIC.

I'm a long-time WoW player, but I got fed up with it. And now with the upcoming new expansion we gonna have pandas in the game.. yeah pandas. Those Chinese bears. In Warcraft. That's right.... daaaaamn. O.o
Being a trekker (yeah you can throw me with the Rancor), I tried Star Trek Online, and geeeeeeez it sucks big time! One good thing about it is space combat. That's it. On the ground the play is clumsy and frustrating, there's too much techno-babble, and the game is just too much instanced. Often I felt like playing a single player game...

Hence I'm sticking with SWTOR.

SWTOR is planning to go f2p soon... I really do hope it's going to help and attract new players.
As for me, I'm going to stick to my monthly subscription. I have no problem paying Bioware a monthly fee for a game that I really enjoy playing.

All this to say that I enjoy the game very much and I hope Bioware and company will keep the game running and developing new content!

And the community in-game is very friendly too!

See you in game!!


Akilus's Avatar

09.25.2012 , 03:23 PM | #2
Welcome! PM me or start a thread if you need any help with anything! As again, welcome to the community!

MishraArtificer's Avatar

09.25.2012 , 05:00 PM | #3
I like you, Derek. You have good taste. Are you on Jedi Covenant, by chance? I'll help you level for a bit.
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Twiki (with or without Dr. Theopolis), Muffet, and Wesley Crusher could form a boy band and do a Buck Rogers/BSG/Trek crossover tour, then crash on a remote asteroid, meet up with Doctoor Zee, and save themselves by making a spaceship out of random Cylon debris... and it would still be less stupid than Jar Jar. referral link!

SilentKitty's Avatar

09.25.2012 , 05:05 PM | #4
Welcome to SWTOR and the forum as well

Here's the link to the New Player Help forum in case you have any questions

Here's the link to all the forums for the different classes. It is great to swing by there if you are having trouble with a specific boss in a class-quest or something like that

Have fun playing!
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Darkowski's Avatar

09.25.2012 , 06:25 PM | #5
Thank you all!

I will use the info!

Mishra; actually I haven't decided which server to choose as my home.
I started playing on Harbinger - but that's because I haven't noticed that there were west and east coast servers.
Being on the east, I'd like to choose an east coast server.

If Jedi Covenant is a nice server with fine players, I'll make my main char there

GalacticKegger's Avatar

09.26.2012 , 09:58 PM | #6
Welcome to the community Darek ... glad you finally made it in. My mains are on Harbinger and I have other alts on Jedi Covenant. Can't go wrong with either.

If you once enjoyed the game but no longer do because of changes that were made, then you owe it to the game, yourself and others in your same situation to be not just heard but acknowledged and fully understood.

Galactic Command is like VX nerve gas. It never should have happened. #RemoveRNG