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What is the purpose of this game?

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What is the purpose of this game?

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Livedtomato
03.28.2012 , 08:45 PM | #1
So as the title says I'm a little confused as to what is it my character is supposed to be doing in this game. I know that it's Sith Empire vs. The Republic but as far as I can tell each faction has its own questing area so the chances of you seeing another person of the opposite faction are rather slim unless you go to Ilum and come on let us be honest, does anyone go there? So PvP isn't the big thing here, now PvE. Other than a few quests and flashpoints what is my character striving towards? Is there some end game boss that I'll end up grinding until the new content, or what?

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Nomatron
03.28.2012 , 08:50 PM | #2
what is the point of life? why am i here? how long is a piece of string?

i also often ponder these questions while I tap away at my computer input device.

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Livedtomato
03.28.2012 , 08:51 PM | #3
Glad to see I'm not the only one, philosoraptor has the answers you may seek.

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Andryah
03.28.2012 , 09:01 PM | #4
The character journey is the purpose of the game.

Maybe you just need an xbox shooter and some xboxlive action.
The MMO player would do well to embrace the nature of reality: Everything is relative, a projection based upon a malleable set of universal laws. Reality is an elastic process in which our individual choices play an active role.

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Bluerodian
03.28.2012 , 09:07 PM | #5
My character's purpose is to kill scumbags and get paid.
Sarcasm is just one of my services.

Long time SWG player from Cradle to Grave. First Kettemoor, then Starsider.

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tekkamansoul
03.28.2012 , 09:10 PM | #6
I love these existentialist threads.

Sometimes, I grab a J, drive up to the lookout with my buds, stare up at the stars and wonder what the purpose of everything is.

Then we get bored and play more TOR.

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Kourage
03.28.2012 , 09:10 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Nomatron View Post
what is the point of life? why am i here? how long is a piece of string?

i also often ponder these questions while I tap away at my computer input device.

Teh Lulz

They are the meaning and purpose of everything.

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It's all EA's fault. They're jealous. They're holding us back!

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LX_Theo
03.28.2012 , 09:12 PM | #8
To play

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kevlarto
03.28.2012 , 09:15 PM | #9
Ony purpose of any game is for fun and entertainment, there is nothing heavy or mystical about the purpose of games..
Do not dwell in the past, do not not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

Expectations lead to suffering

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GymQuirk
03.28.2012 , 09:31 PM | #10
Ultimately, the purpose is to supply revenue to Electronic Arts.