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Is it just me or are quest storylines BORING?

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Is it just me or are quest storylines BORING?

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Jowy
01.02.2012 , 06:23 AM | #1
Hey guys,

I've always been a big fan of BioWare's story in games. First came out Dragon Age 2, which was the first warning bell ringing in my ear. Perhaps these guys can't always succeed afterall? And now, SWTOR. This is the biggest problem I have with the game. I find that there is way too much filler quests! Just having voice acting and "story" doesn't mean it's good. Most of the quests I've encountered so far (lvl18 BH, lvl15 IE) are "go collect a number of X things for the imperial war effort!" and the bonus quest is "kill X enemies". And I'd be 100% fine with these if the story was anything like in our class quests. But it's not. Even having some snarky lines would make a quest worth it, but it's almost always:
Option 1: Accept quest in a cocky way
Option 2: Accept quest in a humble way
Option 3: Refuse quest

I think the reason that normal quests are so boring is because, and correct me if I'm wrong, every class has the same dialog options. This means that you can't have anything too specific or else one class will feel out of place. That's why most of the dialog (or story) actually sounds bad for all the classes.

Admittedly, class quests so far have been fun. They're what I expected from a BioWare game. Hopefully they'll be enough to carry me though the boring bits. The first flashpoint as well was awesome! But then, the next two? Horrible beyond belief! All we got are some holos. I don't think there was a single conversation in those two flashpoints! So very dissapointed. Here's hoping that the quality of class quests doesn't go down as well.
Leon: "You forgot Rule #1 in 'the book.' Don't put yourself in danger."
Shu: "I had to throw away 'the book.' You read it too many times..."

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BradPiff
01.02.2012 , 09:04 AM | #2
you have not even got to level 50 and you are calling the class quest boring LOL
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Redderic
01.02.2012 , 09:15 AM | #3
you are so far off its sickening.
jedi are mostly along those lines with
good accept
rude/bad accept
refuse
sith side on the other hand
evil accept
even more evil accept
refuse.... evily

and like someone already stated you are right there not even level 20 yet and you are complaining about a story that is very much still in act 1.

try the /slapmyself command.
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Jowy
01.02.2012 , 10:09 AM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by BradPiff View Post
you have not even got to level 50 and you are calling the class quest boring LOL
Perhaps try little reading comprehension? I actually called the CLASS quests GOOD. And yeah, I'm not level 50 yet, admittedly. Perhaps it gets better? I can't know yet. From what I've seen so far, it's the opposite. Quests get worse the higher I get. Atleast if they follow the same formula that flashpoints seem to do. First one good, the next two very very lackluster!
Leon: "You forgot Rule #1 in 'the book.' Don't put yourself in danger."
Shu: "I had to throw away 'the book.' You read it too many times..."

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Jowy
01.02.2012 , 10:10 AM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Redderic View Post
you are so far off its sickening.
jedi are mostly along those lines with
good accept
rude/bad accept
refuse
sith side on the other hand
evil accept
even more evil accept
refuse.... evily

and like someone already stated you are right there not even level 20 yet and you are complaining about a story that is very much still in act 1.

try the /slapmyself command.
As far as I know, normal quests don't have chapters. Only class quests have chapters, which I said were good (already).
Leon: "You forgot Rule #1 in 'the book.' Don't put yourself in danger."
Shu: "I had to throw away 'the book.' You read it too many times..."

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Skatehead
01.02.2012 , 10:15 AM | #6
I understand your position, and you are correct to a degree; the dialogue options get a little boring and there is a notable difference in the excitement between class quests and regular quests.

However, you've gotta remember this is a huge game, with a lotta missions, and a max of three chat options at a time, which are a generalization.

There's quirks in the quests from time to time, but if they did it too much then the effect would wear off and there wouldn't have been any point in it.

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artur_horn
01.02.2012 , 10:38 AM | #7
I was affraid that I am the only one bored by this quests.... After 2 days of playing i skip EVERY q, including class storylines...

I just wait for option in interface to switch q dialogues off, and get q like in wow - click and you can go and play with friends

cheers.

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Bobbyrab
01.02.2012 , 10:54 AM | #8
It's not just you. As a 32 smuggler, the class quests and world quests are the only dialogue moments I don't skip. They are quite good, but the others are indeed filler. This also has me debating how many other classes I intend to play, especially if I'm going to have to repeat the same side missions over and over again.

The problem is that BW expected the formula for their single player RPGs to smoothly transition over to MMOs. Again, the class stories are great but in a DA or ME, you only had a few side missions to do on a new map (planet for TOR)...and there were only a few new maps until you hit the latter stages of the game.

On TOR, you go through several new planets...all full of side quests...and you know it's essentially going to be the same thing, just worded a bit differently.

50 levels of side quests. Ugh.

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eroscastaldi
01.02.2012 , 11:04 AM | #9
the perfect formula for me is:
lvl rush the class quest like an amster until u get the fleet, start doing the daily space combat, play warfront until u are lvl 18 you will faceroll any HC2 if u willing to do it.
go to the first planet, pick all the quest u can but only follow a path that lead to your class quest. at the end of the class quest destroy anything in your questbook.
Put your self in LFG FP using /who , go back to the space mission/WF questing stuff
Rinse and repeat you will end having a full pvp lvl 40 set waiting for you
*** i was on anfetamine
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Pandemonicum
01.02.2012 , 11:30 AM | #10
I agree, quest storylines are often boring. I still read all of them but I think I'll break.

Quote: Originally Posted by artur_horn View Post
I was affraid that I am the only one bored by this quests.... After 2 days of playing i skip EVERY q, including class storylines...

I just wait for option in interface to switch q dialogues off, and get q like in wow - click and you can go and play with friends

cheers.
This is strange. What class do You play? I tried all class storylines (but only lol lvl - just BH high) on Empire's side and they are mostly great.