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MNBullsEyeBen
02.16.2019 , 12:12 PM | #21
I have been playing since June 20th, 2013

I started playing when I was 13.

I was free to play for about 10 months, then I decided to purchase 2400 CC at Target (when they still had the game codes) I was very excited about the leap from free to play to preferred status. Then on August 5th, 2016, I purchased the amazon bundle. Words can not describe how excited I was when I entered that code into my account. I had saved everything I could get my hands on for that code. Once the sub time expired, I played as preferred status until April 27th, 2018. I am still a sub today.

This is going to be my 6th year on SWTOR.


I usually play a little bit of everything. I like the Empire more than the Republic because of how goody-goody Republic stories can be.

EDIT: I really enjoy being the healer in group missions, regardless of the faction.
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JattaGin
02.16.2019 , 12:17 PM | #22
Quote: Originally Posted by CassandraP View Post
After 7+ years of playing, I've decided I prefer playing Empire side only. (...)

What about you? How long have you been playing? What is your favorite side? Do you have a favorite side? What are your favorite classes?
I am here since beta. It took me maybe 7 hours of playing to know that there is only one good side: the Republic!

Favourite class: trooper, followed by smuggler. Don't like the jedi classes too much. Imperial versions are not fun for me at all.
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Sarlegant
02.16.2019 , 05:11 PM | #23
Iíve played off and on since December 2011, founder, and legendary.. I did enjoy all 8 class stories, but that was so long ago as to remember favorites, though JK ultimately was best, most Star Wars, and the companions made the most sense.
Remember, at launch, we got 5 comps meant to cover light and dark, tank healer melee and ranged. Those companions agreed or disagreed with your decisions, resulting in prestige gains or losses, which did or did not make the fights easier. We all had companions we wanted to shove out of the airlock. At least to me, Lord Scorge was dark to my lightside, but he had a purpose very class specific. T7 was there when the Jedi Temple was sacked. Kira was a daughter. Doc was a great healer, and ranged for pot shots.

Now itís a one side fits all companion, and now the most important thing is whether we believe a comp is safe from BWs knife. A safe toon, like hk51, before we spend millions on comp gifts.

My original, first toon, and current main was started on prophecy of the five... after a couple of months of endless pvp, I moved my shadow to harbinger, until it was merged into SS.

Iíve taken 6 pubs to Ossus, as well as one BH. The rest are all still 50s. Just as some of you donít like the goody goody pubs, I grow tired very fast of the baddy bad imps. Once the class stories were over, thatís was enough proof BioWare canít write a smart Sith, just a cruel one.

None of my toons were goody good... chaotic good maybe. I worked with bad guys when I needed to, surrender was not always an option. Saresh for instance, well she died all 7 times. I never thought she was too aggressive, but when she conspired to kill me on Dk, well she finally crossed that line.

You know during The Pacific War, itís true the Japanese thought surrender was without honor, but they were not all fanatics... the real truth is, Marines were not inclined to take prisoners.

War is bloody and thereís plenty of hate and anger to go around. My toons would try to do the right thing, and sometimes that was to put certain bad guys down. Aggressive negotiations.

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PyroAmos
02.16.2019 , 06:47 PM | #24
I'm a founder played off and on a long time ago up until january 2015 when I finally quit. Just picked the game back up a couple of weeks ago. My first char was an Imp Op, almost quit then, cause the story ending was pretty disappointing, but I figured I'd just try a new char and made my sith warrior, which was a much better story and the gameplay feels like you're a really strong sith, good stuff and my favorite. Then came my sith inquisitor cause I wanted a healer, don't really remember the storyline... think it was kind of.. OK ish. Wanted to eventually get through all the chars so I made a republic trooper, got through the first 2 chapters, snoozefest, wasn't interested, game got stale & I quit.

Since I came back, I got through both the new storylines on my warrior, finished chapter 3 on my trooper and started a smuggler... smuggler seems like a pretty good storyline, but I'm only 1/2 way through chapter 1 on it. Stories are pretty hit or miss whether I like them or not probably because I like playing as the bad guy, but sith warrior is the only one I want to actually play, the rest are just, fun story, back to my warrior. Smuggler seems like it'll be a pretty gun story though... Ran into the problem of ruining my warrior in chapter 9, turning him into a monk, so I'm debating remaking my warrior.... don't really wanna lose my social/valor ranks and spend the time on a story I've already done... but I also don't want to play an impotent char qq. Maybe I'll make a dark side jedi knight, and support the empire at the end of the storyline... anyone know if that actually swaps your faction?

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Limariko
02.16.2019 , 09:59 PM | #25
I started playing after f2p was announced but before it actually started. I really wasn't originally interested in the game but my fiance's a Founder and I guess I spent more time than I thought looking over his shoulder when he was playing to the point he surprised me with getting a copy set up on my computer with a month sub so all I had to do was change the password and just start playing.

Since then, I've been on and off with the game depending on real life situation and interest. If they ever offered a Lifetime Sub, I would buy it without question since unlike other games I've dropped, I always keep coming back to this one.

My first character was a Cyborg SW that I think only made it up to Balmorra before I deleted her for some reason. I'm currently at a total of 16 characters, one of each class on two servers. Used to be more but with what server consolidations/mergers over the years, I crunch things down to 8 a server. My favorites are the Imperial classes and the Smuggler because I've always felt like everything we see in the franchise is filtered through the Republic/Rebellion/Jedi perspective and this game offers something different. I play LS leaning on all my roster just because I can't bring myself to take the Stupid Evil choices that so much of the DS options are. Most of my roster are Sith Purebloods just because I find them fascinating.
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IoNonSoEVero
02.16.2019 , 11:32 PM | #26
I prefer playing Imperial. I find the Jedi and Republic really hypocritical and feel that the Imperial stories have a lot more nuance and meaningful choices. The only Republic class story I enjoyed playing was the Smuggler. The others were just something to get through. I also find the Imperial side companions a lot more likable and enjoy the companion side quests on the Imperial side more, overall.

My favorite stories are Sith Warrior and Sith Inquisitor. I don't tend to play my characters as stupid evil or cruel, and there are a few quests I just won't do on both sides.

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AlrikFassbauer
02.17.2019 , 09:30 AM | #27
I'm here since late 2012 / early 2013.
I've always played Republic side, but found it more and more boring over the time. Yet I still can't play the Empire side, because it's simply not my taste - even although they have far superior designs.
Nowadays, I'm kind of limping through the game, not finding a combination of class and species I like.
I've been experimenting with 2 Bounty Hunters and 1 Sith Inquisitor, but I hardly ever play them.
These days, I'm playing female characters, curious of how the designers made their gameplay. It's almost kind of an "sociology study".
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Lhancelot
02.17.2019 , 10:07 AM | #28
Hi. My name is Lhancelot, or Lhance for short. I'm an altaholic. I began playing MMOs when I was a very young man, starting with the grandfather of them all, WOW. Just kidding, I began playing the REAL grandfather of all, Everquest in 2000.

Sorry to digress... I know this is about our own personal struggles with our addiction to MMOs and particularly SWTOR, so I will get to it.

I began playing SWTOR right at launch. It was so long ago I can't even recall details of my first planet, but I do remember I first created a character named Retro, and then a second Metro. These were bounty hunters, one a mercenary and one a tank PT! I wanted one to have silver/gray hair, sort of the grizzled veteran if you will, and the other was a younger more rambunctious one.

Anyway, it didn't take long for me to start queing for Blacktalon, or what we started calling BT. People would call out, "3 looking for 1 more, need tank!" I'd join the groups, and back then the dungeons or as SWTOR calls them the Flashpoints or FPs were level required as well as needing the holy trinity to complete them. Meaning, we needed the 3 archetypes known in MMOs as healer, tank, and DPS.

The FPs were really fun in the beginning days, they dropped semi-rare particular loots of that specific FP that were class restricted, so we often would have to run BT many times for our different toons to get that special BT item we wanted! Also rare orange items that were moddable would drop which could fetch a nice amount of credits on the GTN!

This was a special time on SWTOR, because the PVE really had dynamic facets to not only the actual FP but to the process of doing it with other players! When you were in a group, you played your role, and it really felt like you were a meaningful part of that group!

This leads me to the next part of my story! PVP!!!

I began queing for War Zones, or better known as WZs as soon as possible. This actually started me on my path to altaholicism. I first started entering the WZs on Retro and Metro, but found that I really hated those force using sorcerers, or what we called "sorcs!" Of course I made a sorc for my own, I named him Daffy'duck. Shortly after that time, I then made an awesome Juggernaut named Bugs'bunny, and it wasn't long before these characters had more family members in their legacy!

Basically my SWTOR life continued on within a very routine cyclic pattern. I'd create new characters every few weeks and by the time I'd been on the game for a year I had the max number of characters I could have on the server which I forget what it was. This began the awful cycle of having to delete my lesser favorites, just to create new characters. I felt it was quite unfair to have a such limit on how many characters I could create, because in reality all of my characters held special places within my heart. Destroying one just to create a new one killed a little bit inside me every time. It was a necessary process though, to accommodate the real problem I had, which was altaholicism.

I feel like I have shared enough of my own personal trial and tribulations without going into too many hurtful memories. I just wanted to sharea small part of my story with others who perhaps can relate to how their love of SWTOR began, and who maybe aren't quite ready to admit they have a problem with altaholicism yet but will come around as I have. Be strong brothers and sisters! No matter what, you are not alone and you are loved!

I won't try to tell you what you should or should not do regarding SWTOR, we all have our own destinies and it is for you to find that special path of growth and enlightenment! As we all say, may the Force be with you!
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Ardrossan
02.17.2019 , 11:50 AM | #29
Quote: Originally Posted by Lhancelot View Post
I feel like I have shared enough of my own personal trial and tribulations without going into too many hurtful memories. I just wanted to sharea small part of my story with others who perhaps can relate to how their love of SWTOR began, and who maybe aren't quite ready to admit they have a problem with altaholicism yet but will come around as I have. Be strong brothers and sisters! No matter what, you are not alone and you are loved!

I won't try to tell you what you should or should not do regarding SWTOR, we all have our own destinies and it is for you to find that special path of growth and enlightenment! As we all say, may the Force be with you!
Is there a particular reason you wrote this post as if you were sharing your story in an AA meeting? It comes off less as an amusing pastiche and more as a mockery.
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Lhancelot
02.17.2019 , 03:49 PM | #30
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Is there a particular reason you wrote this post as if you were sharing your story in an AA meeting? It comes off less as an amusing pastiche and more as a mockery.
Mockery of what? I was just sharing my honest beginning on SWTOR. Every bit of it is true.
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