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I <3 SwTor. Do you?

apexmachine's Avatar

04.13.2012 , 12:57 PM | #1
Good Evening, ladies and gentlemen! Gamers around the world!

People have been posting a lot about how bad swtor is, and how it's not going to last and the game is being killed. Well, I find that incredibly frustrating. Whining, whinging and the trolling of elitist gamers puts off new players and decreases the enjoyment of a game, far more than any bugs that Bioware are currently wrestling with. So I want to do something different. I want to talk about why I (as a gamer and casual MMo'er) LOVE Star Wars: The Old Republic.

I encourage you to do the same! If you love SwTor, tell me why!!!

As a huge fan of their previous releases; Mass Effect, Jade Empire & KOTOR, I knew I was going to have to buy the game and give the subscription a good old try. I levelled my main (and my first character) as a Sith Inquisitor (DPS Sorcerer.) He is now lvl50, and I still have that same attatchment.

... was awesome. I was captivated and inspired. It felt personal, and I came to have a real sense of attatchment to my character. In previous mmo experiences, I felt very archetypical and less individual than I have in this game. And that gave me a huge sense of immersion in the world.

... is adrenalised chaos. I love the fast-paced, aggressive, chess-like fights that is getting improved all the time. I just got nerfed with the Wrath/Chain lightning combo, but to be honest I can understand why. It hasn't, however, changed my pvp experience at all. It is still the same intense, heart-pounding experience I have come to enjoy. The sheer intensity of the warzones vs republic or your own imperial players, is as mental and chaotic as always.

- Hutt Ball, is an incredible inventive way to promote co-ordination and tactics in a pvp team. It's just plain FUN. None of the stats matter to me in Hutt Ball. I simply do not care who kills who (Unless it is an inventive use of the obstacles) and frankly, prefer to win as a team, whilst enjoying myself in the chaos. Getting close to the line, almost dying and then scoring = Big smile.

... we have a very active pvp guild. I love my guild! They are funny, entertaining, ridiculous and well-humoured. They rarely nerd-rage and are very good players with a chilled-out attitude. AWESOME.

... are ENDLESS! It's only been four months, guys. Seriously. Yes there are bugs, and some features are still missing. But if you wanted a mmo that was 10 years perfected, you would have had to have waited 20 years for it's release!

- LFG selector, with raids, FPs and ops all selectable it will all make pve a whole lot easier!

... of Star Wars is incredible. While I can still strike up a lightsaber and fight with it, explore the worlds on a speeder, and experience the intricacies of the story as it progresses, I will always enjoy this game!

So the bottom line is, I am happy with the game. Always there are tweaks that need to be made, but that is true with EVERY game that has ever - or will be - created. Nothing is perfect, unless you get out what you want from a game.


God bless you, SwTor. You are my new best friend.

gatoseco's Avatar

04.13.2012 , 01:05 PM | #2

Wrong day for this post.

EnsignSorrow's Avatar

04.13.2012 , 01:13 PM | #3
Great post. I like to hear some enthusiasm about the game. I also enjoy it very much.

My favorite thing about the game is: I get to play as a force user, or iconic starwars classes in an MMO. Not to mention it's set in, and around my favorite era.

It's a dream.

Sabster's Avatar

04.13.2012 , 01:28 PM | #4
The game is good - but it's nothing exceptional. I was really worried about replayability - and I was right; the 2nd time through is a not nearly as fun as the 1st time, and the third time through is absolutely miserable.

But hey, it's WoW with lightsabers - that makes me pretty happy.

apexmachine's Avatar

04.13.2012 , 01:36 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by gatoseco View Post

Wrong day for this post.
Ah, it happens after ever big patching, people know the score I guess. I thought instead of whinging about it, I would do something positive!

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04.13.2012 , 01:40 PM | #6
Great Post.. I love this game for many of the same reasons that you do.. Although I am on the other side with a Consular/Sage.. I love the stories and the immersion you get from them.. I feel I value even my companions opinion aty times... I love being a Jedi in a MMO, it just feels good.. I love PVP, I feel like a mofo at times.. Sure we have problems like bugs and server population, but I feel they will be fixed in time. I am here for the lnghaul BW. Keep up the great game.. Screw what the naysayers say all the time and stick t what you do best.. Make epic games..

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04.13.2012 , 01:43 PM | #7
I <3 this game.
I've played... WoW, Aeon, Rift, WAR, Anarchy Online and several other MMOs and this is by far my favorite.

I've played many of the Lucas Arts Star Wars games since back in the days of Star Wars: X-Wing. (X-Wing, Tie Fighter, X-Wing vs Tie Fighter, the Jedi Knight series etc...) and I LOVE SWTOR.

Space missions have a lot to do with it aside from it being Star Wars. ^_^ I love space missions. (While not as "free" as X-Wing and Tie Fighter as far as control etc... it's still hella fun to have shoot down and blow up ships... now... if only there was ship to ship PvP.... )

And the story lines (thus far) are AWESOME. ^_^

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04.13.2012 , 01:48 PM | #8
I actually have a char for every class. and am taking my time through the storylines. THAT is one of my favorite aspects. Not only that my toons have voices! Thats a win imo. I love having my own ship and npcs to order around. Yes there are glitches..... ya'll should've seen STO CB and even OB and Live... THAT was considerably worse than TOR's launch. Give the game time. It has a huge amount of potential. Four months and people are cancelling subs because its not perfect... ~really?~

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04.13.2012 , 02:00 PM | #9
I too love the story lines. I want to see all sides of each story, but sometimes that can be hard. I wanted to play a vicious and cruel sith lord, but I felt so bad every time I shocked Vette I love the voice acting in the game (most of it anyway) and think they did a great job in nearly every aspect.
I always thought I missed out because I never got into SW galaxies (I was overseas a lot during that time frame) so I'm glad SWTOR came along so I could play in the star wars universe!

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04.13.2012 , 02:05 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by apexmachine View Post
Good Evening, ladies and gentlemen! Gamers around the world!
quisitor (DPS Sorcerer.) He is now lvl50, and I still have that same attatchment.

... is adrenalised chaos.

Damn, you get that easy! Your heart won't last for long!