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COMBAT in TOR: Fastest action in a 3rd person mmo?

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COMBAT in TOR: Fastest action in a 3rd person mmo?

Epochmox's Avatar

02.03.2012 , 04:25 PM | #11
If you get past the flashing lights the combat is actually kinda slow.

Its just that the game has some awesome particle stuff going on that most people tend to turn off in other games.

tormentuk's Avatar

02.03.2012 , 04:29 PM | #12
FAST LOL HAHAHHA. This combat is slow as ****, it reminds me of pokemon! what skill to use next pokemon?

GellonSW's Avatar

02.03.2012 , 04:32 PM | #13
Clearly you havent played DDO.

Failstar's Avatar

02.03.2012 , 04:36 PM | #14
Fast, no.

Hectic, yeah.

It's tough to get that whole "stun lock" effect in a 1v1 that you do in a lot of other MMOs. Rogues could absolutely destroy my poor healing druid in WoW without a second thought..But everyone kind of stays up a bit longer in SWTOR, which makes it a big cluster<bleep> in a lot of fights. I like how it gets hectic, but trying to 1v1 in a WZ usually eventually devolves into one side getting zerged as reenforcements arrive since it takes so long to kill someone 1v1 >.>

Bradleyforrest's Avatar

02.03.2012 , 05:05 PM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by GellonSW View Post
Clearly you havent played DDO.
This. DDO's combat is the fastest pace combat in any MMO that I've played, followed by AC. AC had the best PvP combat I've ever played.

krameriffic's Avatar

02.03.2012 , 05:08 PM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by Adriverdead View Post
Faster, more hectic, more abilities that are a MUST to use (Naga mouse makes this cherry.)

Like a lot of you, been playing 3rd person rpg mmos since early 2000's (Not counting EVE or UO which i spend many hours playing when I should have been working...or showering.)

Unholy presence DKs, cat form druids and rogues in WoW all operate with 1 second GCDs which by itself makes those classes considerably faster paced than anything in this game except for berserk ataru form sentinels/marauders spamming vicious slash.

Try again.

Enzid's Avatar

02.03.2012 , 05:13 PM | #17
Definitely not. I remember some battles in DAoC that were faster paced and more nerve-wracking than any I've faced in TOR.

Sabii's Avatar

02.03.2012 , 05:41 PM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by Apax View Post
Not by any stretch of the imagination.
pretty much THIS

Ituhata's Avatar

02.03.2012 , 05:48 PM | #19
At the controls, no. It feels like any other MMO, though honestly worlds faster than EvE. It just feels faster because there's alot going on, gunslingers, troopers, bounty hunters and agents can rattle off a barrage of bullets that feels alot more lively and energetic. Sith and Jedi launch into their foes with dazzling lightsaber displays and then your foes and your pets that are either firing their own barrage of ammunition or waving their own pretty glowstick all over the place like its a rave. combine that with ambient blaster fire in the background that has no effect on your current fight and you get a very hectic and lively feel to battle.

But never forget most everything has the same cooldowns and GCD that any other MMO has.

ruminate's Avatar

02.03.2012 , 06:01 PM | #20
Quote: Originally Posted by Ituhata View Post
But never forget most everything has the same cooldowns and GCD that any other MMO has.
DCUO, Champions Online, and Vindictus do not have a GCD.

Aion doesn't have a GCD because everything is "channelled"(and thus, interruptable), even if you don't see a channelling bar.

Guild War's "GCD" is 0.75s, but you're also rooted in place during that time. The upside is it has faaaaaaar more abilities off its version of "GCD" than most other games.

As someone else mentioned, some classes in WoW have 1s GCDs. But whats more important is that Haste lowers the GCD for all classes down to 1s minimum. TOR's Alacrity does no such thing.