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Moment of truth: Did Bioware do a succesful job at making a Star Wars MMORPG?

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Moment of truth: Did Bioware do a succesful job at making a Star Wars MMORPG?

The_Old_Empire's Avatar

12.31.2011 , 10:07 AM | #1
I've made previous threads in the past which all caused debate amongst the community whether or not Star Wars was a MMO. Alot of people said it was and vice versa. This is a moment of truth question which isnt in anyway shape or form trying to flame/rant how rubbish or how good the game is. From your own personal opinion do you feel that the game created by Bioware made a successful attempt in making a Star Wars MMORPG?

I personally have always wanted a Star Wars MMO ever since I started playing them type of games. Being a big fan of Star Wars myself I went into this game for years with high expectations and when I played Mass Effect I was sure that this game would exceed my expectations. Although playing I was able to reach Level 31 Jedi Knight being a Sentinel as my talent progression. I have said this on countless forums that I do not feel this game is a MMO maybe because I'm not a fan on Theme-Park MMO's as I am more of a Sandbox type of player. I personally feel Bioware made a good attempt but believe they are more suited at Single player roleplaying games (Mass Effect) and even in this game it's quite evident they put alot of thought into the Singleplayer. So in terms of Singleplayer it was an amazing well done job but in terms of being a MMORPG I have to say I was dissapointed. I feel the surroundings felt claustrophobic and I didnt have any freedom to be able to move around without countless loading times. It felt like I was compacked into a small space and that I couldnt roam around wherever I wanted and that was the problem for me with the game. There was no moment of peace when I was on the planets that I could just sit down and enjoy the beautiful view which also made the game not as amazing as I would of hoped.

What are your individual opinions?
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crazyhorsek's Avatar

12.31.2011 , 10:08 AM | #2
In my opinion, yes of course!

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12.31.2011 , 10:09 AM | #3
No, they made an average Star Wars SPO
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jedicrusade's Avatar

12.31.2011 , 10:10 AM | #4
its not a MMO... but it is a RPG. The feels dead to me I never see anyone ouside the newbie zones... Taris, Tatooine, alderaan all empty. I never see other player characters anymore.
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IheartGreenGirls's Avatar

12.31.2011 , 10:10 AM | #5
Yes. It's incredible.

So much so that I'm almost always playing it and only have time to wade through the forum trolls and haters before bed.
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GeneralShade's Avatar

12.31.2011 , 10:12 AM | #6
They nailed it.

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12.31.2011 , 10:12 AM | #7
I play on a well populated pvp server. I constantly see tons of other players and often probably 3 enemies to 1 friendly if you travel near your enemies questing areas/travel routes, which is more and more common with quest destinations the higher you level. I have had going on 50 world pvp fights I've won so far and have had a blast doing so. This game still needs some work but, for being as young as it is.. it's great and I love it. Now, fix those bugs!

zorkz's Avatar

12.31.2011 , 10:13 AM | #8
I see nobody except for the rare occasion that i do an heroic.

/RPG feeling.
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Triss's Avatar

12.31.2011 , 10:13 AM | #9
I honestly like it. Enjoying my smuggler and jedi consular.

Not really interested in the SW lore/franchise but this game's intrigued me. One of my biggest worries was being hit by lore or being expected to know the movies/previous games to complete the quests and receive the fullest from the game. Not happened. I am not being patronised and my partner, who is quite into SW, loves it from his high end of know-lore too.

So yeah. I like it. Starting to get tired of these forums and every doom-sayer's opinion though.

Warjhinn's Avatar

12.31.2011 , 10:16 AM | #10
yes they did!