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RELEASE: Free To Play will hit live Servers on NOVEMBER 15th

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RELEASE: Free To Play will hit live Servers on NOVEMBER 15th

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well
11.08.2012 , 09:42 AM | #51
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So the Germans got the news first? How did they do it, with their Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe?
Prost ihr Saufnasen!
Nope.Good beer!

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Vinjar
11.08.2012 , 10:13 AM | #52
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Agreed, combat was terrible...other games during that time were already surpassing it in terms of what they could do to make combat fun. That's why they tried the NGE, and after that flopped, there was nothing else to do.
I thought the combat was pretty good! I enjoyed creating different builds. Before NGE I had an amazing BH build with just enough in investigation to get Jedi missions. I remember having enough in Doctor to use really good med packs, had some fencer and pistoleer for dodging. What other game allowed that kind of creativity? This is what I miss.

I know, I know-no end game. Hell, I didn't even know what end game was. SWG was my first MMO.

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monkgryphon
11.08.2012 , 10:18 AM | #53
Quote: Originally Posted by Vinjar View Post
I thought the combat was pretty good! I enjoyed creating different builds. Before NGE I had an amazing BH build with just enough in investigation to get Jedi missions. I remember having enough in Doctor to use really good med packs, had some fencer and pistoleer for dodging. What other game allowed that kind of creativity? This is what I miss.

I know, I know-no end game. Hell, I didn't even know what end game was. SWG was my first MMO.
You should try DDO. There is so much on the character customization in that game. However, it isn't like SWG, because all of the quests are instance based, no real open world outside of the town areas.

I am hoping this game will evolve a little more, and bring in an overhaul on the skill tree system. But for the time being, it is a nice place to start and get people familiar with the game.

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LordArtemis
11.08.2012 , 10:28 AM | #54
Quote: Originally Posted by Nilmot View Post
I was there, it was horrible in all regards. The nostalgia for it constantly stuns me.
Guys, this is a fair comment. It is a matter of taste, and in this persons opinion the game was garbage. I loved the game myself, but concede it had some of the most horrible features and bugs in the industry.

Much like this game, what it did right it did the best, what it did wrong was abysmal. I was a TKM/MD, prior to CU/NGE. I had 4 accounts and played probably 20 hours a week in a full size PA (Nightsoft - Rough Riders) and a city on Tatooine on the Bria server...(Nar Shadaa, right next to Crevasse Nebula).

The game had so much to do there were times when I logged in and never entered combat. I loved it despite its horrible flaws.

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Nilmot
11.08.2012 , 10:43 AM | #55
Quote: Originally Posted by LordArtemis View Post
Guys, this is a fair comment. It is a matter of taste, and in this persons opinion the game was garbage. I loved the game myself, but concede it had some of the most horrible features and bugs in the industry.

Much like this game, what it did right it did the best, what it did wrong was abysmal. I was a TKM/MD, prior to CU/NGE. I had 4 accounts and played probably 20 hours a week in a full size PA (Nightsoft - Rough Riders) and a city on Tatooine on the Bria server...(Nar Shadaa, right next to Crevasse Nebula).

The game had so much to do there were times when I logged in and never entered combat. I loved it despite its horrible flaws.
Thank you. And to be fair, it wasn't horrible in all regards, just in what I seek in a game. If the sand box and role playing are what you were there for, it had somethign to offer. I was interested in that aspect as well, but the dismal functionallity of combat was too much of a turn off.

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LordArtemis
11.08.2012 , 11:06 AM | #56
Quote: Originally Posted by Nilmot View Post
Thank you. And to be fair, it wasn't horrible in all regards, just in what I seek in a game. If the sand box and role playing are what you were there for, it had somethign to offer. I was interested in that aspect as well, but the dismal functionallity of combat was too much of a turn off.
The combat for me was really jerky, I did love the fact it took a LONG time to fight someone in PVP, and the fact that you could have 40 players on the screen in a massive city raid and not lose FPS. But the only combat that was fluid seemed to be TK. The animations were great, and the skill had good overall power. TKM/MD was a fun combination, and a good match for a Jedi.

I liked the lack of gear focus, harvester and crafting minigames (what they were in my eyes), personal auctions and sale terminals, the interior decorating (some players got REALLY creative), player cities (I know some folks hated the sprawl, I liked it), ability to die at any moment on any planet (high level mobs roaming around here and there), the ability to truly customize your skill system (though most people gravitated toward standard builds), being able to change your characters appearance any time you wished, non combat professions, etc.

I really loved one of the most hated features of the game (arguably), the Fatigue and Combat Damage system, where your HAM would get reduced by dying, those blasted little black bars. You could reduce and eventually remove them by listening to music or watching players dance in canteenas (or tents) and eventually get a buff.

it turned out that the canteenas became great social centers to meet other players, trade items, get together for raids and themepark runs, etc. If you wanted to buy or sell, get a group, needed help...head to a canteena.

I would argue that the social aspect of that game was the finest in the industry.

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AlixMV
11.08.2012 , 11:13 AM | #57
It was confirmed by Game Informer later this morning and by Joveth Gonzalez on Twitter
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Vegabond
11.08.2012 , 11:27 AM | #58
Quote: Originally Posted by AlixMV View Post
It was confirmed by Game Informer later this morning and by Joveth Gonzalez on Twitter


sweet!

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HarleysRule
11.08.2012 , 11:39 AM | #59
LOL why Thursday? Yes I know it's also "NGE Day", but it's also "America Recycles Day" and this is equally irrelevant. Looking forward to lengthy downtime over the weekend for some game breaking bug they missed or ignored from tester feedback.

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Polebreaker
11.08.2012 , 11:48 AM | #60
Quote: Originally Posted by AlixMV View Post
It was confirmed by Game Informer later this morning and by Joveth Gonzalez on Twitter
Too bad it's still nowhere to be seen in any official way here on the actual swtor.com site lol...