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Pretending SWTOR is singleplayer = Fun

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Pretending SWTOR is singleplayer = Fun

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Darth_Carl
12.30.2011 , 01:31 PM | #1
Is anyone else trying to play this like a singleplayer RPG? It's actually kind of fun.

The 50 content is pretty much non-existent and the group quests and flashpoints (everything past Black Talon and Esseles) are just generic kill quests with barely any actual story or dialog so there's no real reason to bother with either. The class quests and sidequests are really the only part of the game worth playing, but you can still get at least a few months of fun out of leveling alts.

I go to to the smallest PvE server I can find, disable chat, completely ignore any group quest, PvP, or flashpoint and basically pretend that I'm playing KOTOR 3. It's the most fun that I've ever had with an MMO and I haven't talked to a single soul this entire time.

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Nightrode
12.30.2011 , 01:32 PM | #2
Nice, you're paying that much for half a game.
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12.30.2011 , 01:32 PM | #3
When I'm questing I do disable chat, it makes it so much more enjoyable, but then I go and play some PVP and FP's and have a blast.
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Bobbyrab
12.30.2011 , 01:35 PM | #4
When you think about it, the game really can be boiled down to a very long KOTOR 3. You go to different planets, help people with their problems while doing a primary quest and on and on.

That said, you only get one companion to run around with. On KOTOR you had 2 (3??). ME you had 2. DA you had 3.

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Darth_Carl
12.30.2011 , 01:38 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Nightrode View Post
Nice, you're paying that much for half a game.
Is it really half a game though?

We would normally pay 60 dollars for a singleplayer RPG that is maybe as long as one of the class quest lines. There's eight unique class stories, several unique companions for each class, and the only repeating parts being the sidequests. This is easily worth 60 dollars and the month or two worth of subscriptions that it would take to level up each class to 50.

Almost every complaint I've seen on the forum is related to the mediocre MMO aspects. Either people complaining about the shallow group content or the PvP, the easiest way to avoid both of these things and still enjoy the game is to just imagine that it's not even an MMO.

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Jazhara
12.30.2011 , 01:46 PM | #6
This is basically how I started playing the game.

I saw it as 8 stories in the same universe, based on Old Republic lore, and started off with the intention of soloing throughout the game.

...and then I ran into a merry group of adventurers and the whole thing just became better.

There's 1600 hours worth of playtime if you count all the classes, and yeah, I do think that's worth 60$ + 15$ every month. The game beats many single-player RPG's out there (as can be expected from BioWare) and effectively it's a game I can appreciate much more than DA2.

Singleplayer or multiplayer? I stopped caring, I think.
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krisslanza
12.31.2011 , 02:08 AM | #7
While I still enjoy chatting in general as I quest, I will agree the storylines are amazing. I just got my Legacy on my Jedi Knight and that last chapter 1 quest was just... really good.

Some may hate on ToR, but to me, it really is KOTOR3. KOTOR3 with people I can talk to while I stab people in the chest.

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Grrl
12.31.2011 , 02:14 AM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Darth_Carl View Post
I go to to the smallest PvE server I can find, disable chat, completely ignore any group quest, PvP, or flashpoint and basically pretend that I'm playing KOTOR 3. It's the most fun that I've ever had with an MMO and I haven't talked to a single soul this entire time.
So we will never end up in voice chat then and fall in love

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Tildren
12.31.2011 , 02:16 AM | #9
I am trying to do that as well. I actually enjoy it. Considering I would have prefered a Kotor 3
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Ahlin
12.31.2011 , 02:17 AM | #10
Who has to pretend? That's basically what it is. Bad PVP and bad raiding and bad bugs leave nothing BUT the single player experience.