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SWTOR is a paradise for the casual gamer

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SWTOR is a paradise for the casual gamer

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Injudicator
12.17.2012 , 07:05 AM | #1
Recently I have had little opportunity to play and I noticed one thing. I log in and can immediately have some fun. It's very fast to hop on your ship and do some space missions, queuing for WZs doesn't take more than a few minutes, and depending on the time queuing for HM FPs and Operations doesn't as well.

Other MMOs went like this: I log in at 7 in the evening and start waiting for guild to log in. Even though we had specific raid times it took 1 hour to gather due to DC and RL issues. Then until we go do our raid 2 hours pass and usually we finish at 11. At that point people are lazy to do other groups and scatter.

SWTOR let's you enjoy even at late night. Was doing HM FPs the other day at 2 am

Gotta say it's awesome to have an MMO that let's you progress even if you don't have time to play 5+ hours a day.

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Vinjar
12.17.2012 , 07:13 AM | #2
Great post! I couldn't agree more.

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Injudicator
12.17.2012 , 07:16 AM | #3
Of course hardcore players shouldn't be neglected, but I do see a possibility to provide content for for hardcore and casual gamers. The Introduction of the group finder was groundbreaking for casuals, who didn't have time to shout at fleet.

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CosmicKat
12.17.2012 , 10:20 AM | #4
MMO's have been for casual gamers almost exclusively for years. This has been standard procedure in MMO's since around the time CoH launched.

It's not a bad thing that players can accomplish something in an hour or two.

Where this game has issues is in giving players meaningful alternatives when we have more than a couple of hours to spend. There are literally none that I know of below level 40, unless you count fruitless hours spent trying to get groups for Heroics that everyone and their dog seem to skip.

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DarkkChaos
12.17.2012 , 10:23 AM | #5
+1 OP!

I sometimes find myself blowing hours just sitting on at GTN sniping items! LOL....it's true - I can get into a op/raid group and bash away for hours, and not even notice!

For all the bugs and flaws....this game is pretty solid and fun. Re-play value? Heck yes!
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Kavu
12.17.2012 , 10:30 AM | #6
Finally a positive post! and I couldn't agree more. I love so much about this game and despite the naysayers hope to see it around for years to come. I honestly think people that started playing at launch and quite shortly there after are missing out on what this game has come to offer!
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Rafaman
12.17.2012 , 10:37 AM | #7
Interesting. What I have found recently is that Ops groups are popping faster and are more prevalent.

The scenario you describe in terms of waiting to do something was something I encountered in this game earlier this year. It took time to set up an Op for the reasons you listed. Now however, if we have to pug a couple of slots including healers and tanks it doesn't take long at all to get going, 10-20 mins.

So... maybe more casuals are now running Ops? More peeps are 50s and running Ops that is certain. In any event, I've now stopped running HM flashpoints because I can easily jump into and Ops group HM or SM. Experience varies between players and groups, but on many occasions, I pug and have good runs with well geared groups that don't take much time at all.

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Sotof
12.17.2012 , 10:50 AM | #8
No it's not. It lacks basic functionality such as appearance tab, chair sitting, cross-faction chat, addons, useful crafting skills, etc. The whole game invites to a senseless grind that only benefit the hardcore gamer.
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CosmicKat
12.17.2012 , 10:56 AM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Sotof View Post
No it's not. It lacks basic functionality such as appearance tab, chair sitting, cross-faction chat, addons, useful crafting skills, etc. The whole game invites to a senseless grind that only benefit the hardcore gamer.
Nope. All those things you mention are for hardcore MMO players.

Senseless grinds are for power gamers, completely different beast.

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Stradlin
12.17.2012 , 10:58 AM | #10
Depends what you like to do as a casual gamer.

Have you casually been busy enjoying WZs and casually levelled your way to 50 over couple of months? GZs!
Good luck managing anything resembling fun in those WZs ever again.

Mountain of blood, ***** and agony casual player needs to climb in order to acquire good enough gear to be able to start learning how to pvp @50 is pretty massive in scale. God help him if he fell into trap of spending WZ marks and RWZ marks on now-obsolete gear.

I've played TOR casually and generally speaking I find it very difficult to find anything fun to do once you ding 50. " Ehhh, why am I not in WoW. WoW does this better." is pretty much reply to ervery end game related " what shall I do today?" type of a question one can ask in TOR. I find it tragic I'm so incredibly tired of it:l