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poopnolan
05.23.2013 , 09:10 AM | #1
Glad to finally have a chance to play this, loved Kotor 1, especially 2. See you guys sever side!

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Skaol-dirtyd
05.23.2013 , 09:12 AM | #2
Welcome and hope you enjoy !
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Quraswren
05.23.2013 , 09:14 AM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by poopnolan View Post
Glad to finally have a chance to play this, loved Kotor 1, especially 2. See you guys sever side!
Enjoy new player.

It's a great leveling game with some really good stories. The end game is going to be great for you as well. You'll have a number of flash point, hard mode flashpoints and operations (raids) to run once your max level.

You'll have a blast for the next while at least.

You can worry about all the problems the game has later. Enjoy while you can.

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HitokiriAkins
05.23.2013 , 10:27 AM | #4
Welcome, new player. I have a few tips to make your gaming experience better.

1. Don't get invested in your first character. Heck, don't get invested in your tenth character. Your first dozen or so characters are for you to learn the game's mechanics, rules, class mechanics, your playstyle, etc. You are going to make a LOT of mistakes in specialization choices before you find something that works for you, so don't be afraid to delete a character you don't like. This also means you shouldn't spend cartel coins in a character that you aren't going to keep either. Until you find a playstyle that works for you, don't get invested into a character.

2. Read the manuals and in game codexes. I've seen a LOT of questions that other players get frustrated with that could be avoided by just reading the in game codexes and manuals on the website. For example, if you want to know what gathering skills go with a crafting skill, read the crafting skill's codex. It tells you. And you can find ALL the crew skills, both crafting and gathering, on the fleet for ease of access.

3. Do NOT press Alt+f4. That is a Windows code for "kill program", and your game will be be closed down. Don't fall for this.

4. Moddable gear is available to both f2p and subscribers. Use it. You can tell moddable gear by the orange border around the item, and your planetary commendation medals are there for a reason, and can be used on any planet. So just because the upgrades on one planet are below your level doesn't mean commendations can't be used on another planet. Also, despite what the in game codex says, you can mod your gear on the fly. Hover over the item, and if it's moddable, it will show you what you need to press to mod it.

5. While there is nothing wrong with grouping up with your friends to complete a quest, if you are having trouble with a story mission, you are underleveled and undergeared. Go back, upgrade your gear (preferably with better mods), grind out a level or two, and come back. If you're at level, the fight will be tough, but winnable. If you're overleveled, it will be easy. Story missions are designed to be soloed, so if you can't survive a story mission for your class, you won't survive later. Trust me, I found this out the hard way when I was still f2p.

6. The GTN is your friend. If you've got enough credits, you can get some good gear off the GTN. Heck, you can get mounts that upgrade with your speeder skill, saving you a lot of credits in the long run! I have bought both the upgradable speeders and modable gear that I will like looking at for the rest of the game. It is an awesome thing in the game, and people normally put things on there at reasonable prices.

7. Don't be afraid to mix and match your mods. On all my characters, I put DPS focused mods, that focus on my damage stat, in my weapons, and endurance focused mods in my armor. It increases survivability and doesn't hurt my ability to do damage.

8. Don't be afraid to ask questions, but make sure you look for it first. If you're not asking a question that can't be easily referenced, experienced players won't treat you like you're a moron. Things like "Which specialization fits my playstyle?" are things that people will happily help you with. "How do I use the map?" Will get you derision, but it's still a good question, because IRL, learning to read maps is becoming a lost art. "I'm new to MMOs, what does this mean?" is another good question to ask. People will help you. Just learn to sort out the real advice from the trolls, and you'll be fine.

9. Most importantly, have fun. Do what makes you happy in the game. None of these tips matter if you're not having fun.
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CourtneyWoods
05.23.2013 , 12:30 PM | #5 This is the last staff post in this thread.  
Quote: Originally Posted by poopnolan View Post
Glad to finally have a chance to play this, loved Kotor 1, especially 2. See you guys sever side!
Welcome!

If you are a big KOTOR fan, be sure to play through the following Flashpoints:
  • On Republic Side: Taral V and Maelstrom Prison.
  • On Empire Side: Boarding Party and Foundry.

Also on the Empire side, check out the Revanites quest on Dromund Kaas.
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SithEBM
05.23.2013 , 12:43 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by CourtneyWoods View Post
Welcome!

If you are a big KOTOR fan, be sure to play through the following Flashpoints:
  • On Republic Side: Taral V and Maelstrom Prison.
  • On Empire Side: Boarding Party and Foundry.

Also on the Empire side, check out the Revanites quest on Dromund Kaas.
Speaking of the Foundry... *SPOILERS*

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Aries_cz
05.23.2013 , 01:00 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by SithEBM View Post
Speaking of the Foundry... *SPOILERS*

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IMO,
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Darth_Moonshadow
05.23.2013 , 01:07 PM | #8
Welcome! Here's some free advice for a newbie like you!

1. Don't believe everything you read on the forums. The game is not dying, the devs are not out to get your wallet, etc. Those are just the ramblings of Negative Nancies and Whiny Willies who, despite saying they hate this game with unbridled disdain, can't seem to bring themselves to leave the forums and game. Ignore them and judge the game for yourself.

2. Playing this game is not a requirement. If you are unhappy, you are free to leave. It doesn't make you less of a Star Wars fan if you don't play. You shouldn't have to be unhappy to be part of a fandom.

3. If someone has a different opinion than your own, it doesn't make it a troll. People can have varying opinions on things. You need to learn to accept it and move on. Unless that opinion is "Uwe Boll should direct the Star Wars films." That is a bad opinion and any person who agrees with that is a terrible person and they need to leave and never come back.

4. Yes, it's okay to make jokes on the internet. It's only trolling if you joke to get a rise out of someone.

5. I am Darth Moonshadow and this is my favorite thread on the Citadel.
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And I love Darth Moonshadow's responses.
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Lord_Karsk
05.23.2013 , 01:15 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by CourtneyWoods View Post
Welcome!

If you are a big KOTOR fan, be sure to play through the following Flashpoints:
  • On Republic Side: Taral V and Maelstrom Prison.
  • On Empire Side: Boarding Party and Foundry.

Also on the Empire side, check out the Revanites quest on Dromund Kaas.
Hey new player
If you play those Empire flashpoints you will wish you never played this game, from a lore standpoint and canon standpoint they are nothing but pure garbage storywise.To put it this way, they are the most hated storyparts of this game by most if not all kotor fans. Drew Karpyshyn who made Revan rolls over in his grave when he thinks about what they did to Revan in this game and the guy aint dead yet !

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partylikeaturtle
05.23.2013 , 01:25 PM | #10
Another piece of advice:

Ignore most of what anyone says about how easy/hard something is. A lot of people only ran through a particular class's story after already having a few other characters at max level. Though you don't need to worry about the details yet, having other characters at max level gives you the opportunity to have your companion characters be much stronger than they would be if you were playing through for the first time. In other words, a lot of people have experienced a lot of quests with them literally being much easier than they will be for you on your first character or three, and so those players will scream about how all class quests are absurdly easy and anyone who has difficulties is a noob. Be ready to ignore such people. Unfortunately, general chat is full of trolls and other rude people (in some locations much more than others...*cough* The Fleet *cough*), so don't take any of the things they say personally. The unpleasant portion of the community happens to be the more vocal, but there are a good number of helpful people out there, I promise.