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To the new SWTOR players...

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andyjd
03.20.2013 , 01:11 PM | #21
Quote: Originally Posted by oaxadan View Post
Funny, seems a lot of folk have - coincidentally when Lotro's server's went down? hehe, that's when I checked out swtor!

Lol yeah that's what happened xD Lotto went down so I took a stroll through Walmart and saw this on the shelf and subscribed, kick *** game but I am a subscriber to lotto and its hard to juggle all my characters on each game x(

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andyjd
03.20.2013 , 01:13 PM | #22
Lotro **

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Nazdika
03.23.2013 , 02:35 PM | #23
Quote: Originally Posted by DesTroll View Post
Just joined the game the other day. Rolled up a sentinal on Shadowlands, have got it to about lvl 12 so far iirc.
Players in general chat have been pretty friendly and helpful so far, but I've yet to find anyone that wanted to form a group and roam around.

Then again my laptop doesn't quite meet the minimum system requirements, so I tend to lag a bunch on load screens and when a lot of other people are in the area. lol
Doubt there would be many people willing to deal with a really slow n00b.
Hi!
I am new to SWTOR too. Rolled a Jedi Seer on Shadowlands, but problem during the week is that I myself sit in Europe. So I could prolly not join you during the week. But on weekends I am more than happy to team up with someone who does not need/want to just race through all the content. I have a friend on SL, and we do some stuff together (you are welcome to join us!), but he is leveling several other toons, and his Jedi Shadow is on hold on Coruscant atm. So, I am like you, looking for relaxed groups / people to play with. I want to learn my class optimally, and methinks that is easier when one is actually talking, and not only racing through Heroics, FP, and such. So, in short, will whisper you when I see you on My toon is called Taruh, welcome to find me as well
And to the thread in general: This game is crazy expensive, so I am not sure I stay a subscriber (bought a 2 month non-recurrant sub to check it all out). But I have to say, I am having a blast here. I am planning on starting other chars soon, to see other professions, other stories, the other faction, and maybe other servers. So far I have not seen another game that lets me have toons with my US friends, and others on a european server as well. Huge plus for me! So I am in discussion with the Financial Minister at home

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TaylorNova
03.24.2013 , 05:28 AM | #24
Nazdika, if, like me, your friend is in SL, then you must know its a very expensive game/world, I spent over 6 years 2500 in it, For land, leases, hundreds of clothes, weapons, ships, Concorde harriers, Aircraft & For urban combat and Gorean sims. SL remains broken 80% of the time, and as my main pastime was owning airports and sailing in Blakes Seas areas, the constant failure to actually get to any destination, made me leave it altogether, I mean I was paying nearly 28 A week for half sim, and Linden Labs kindly lost one of my buildings overnight.

How anyone can complain about the tiny sub of 8 ish per month here & get 500 cartel coins as well each month gratis, is beyond me. look at games in comparison, EA battlefields online, You have to keep paying for upgrades to health, and tank armour and other boosts all the time. Dark Orbit I used to play, bleeds you slowly out of .
When you think That me and partner probably spent 20 a month on coins even on facebook games, Im extremely happy for the value for money as a subscriber This game gives.
This amazing game, is even better than EVE online, its not so technical, You have your own ship, at some point,, on world missions, and offworld fleet battles to, not to mention the warzones, which I love, although Liked the WoW ones as well. The other point, is, ok some guilds are not quite what some people want out a guild, But, hey. I got Aric to keep me company and my ships droid, which I just been sending out on missions to scavenge, and then Aric does some Armstech, The droid does his best LOL, quite funny moments in here, plus some baddies, that want to melt you into crushed metal, altogther, one of the few games, i really got my teeth into at a price i can afford

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bhakail
03.26.2013 , 01:17 PM | #25
I have been playing for three weeks. I like the game for the most part. I started over completely once because I didn't like the server. I have tried out a few classes to level 20 and have decided to stick with the Jedi Knight.
The only negative I would bother speaking on is the time spent in finding a group. I guess that is the time I should be focused on crafting to pass the time. On a side note: It is not so much fun having waited a half hour or so to get into a group to only be kicked out, even before the start of the mission, because you are too low level (even though you are in the required range for the mission)
...if something is there, you can only see it with your eyes open, but if it isn't there, you can see it just as well with your eyes closed. That's why imaginary things are often easier to see than real ones.
― Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth

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DJHawk
03.26.2013 , 01:45 PM | #26
Quote: Originally Posted by TaylorNova View Post
Been playing this a while now, and since I started space missions, and found out more about particular parts of SWOR, mainly techie stuff, and work arounds to make my charactor and and companion more effective and durable, its hard to get me out of the Chair.

But, I do find, the younger players, and the more experienced ones, need to learn p\atience ( good old Obi Quote), silver surfers, who, like me, Are doing our best, but, Im not really understanding group fighting missions, except in warzones, I get kicked from groups, because No one bothers to take me through the ropes on what to do.

the guild i joined, did the same, kicked me from a group they made, because I got lost. Now no one chats to me any longer, and I cant leave the guild as I cant? The command don't work to leave the guild, so im stuck in it forever it seems, sent a ticket, about it, but all I got back was an automated message saying read forums, What happened to live Mods that were in WoW? I helped a guy out today, but I was blocked from following him into the main end mission area, thus i couldnt do anything to help. needless to say he perished, and he was quite abusive and said fuu, so I dont join in any groups any longer, I keep myself to myself, along with my ships droid and companion. Noobs are never liked or helped in guilds or groups, they expect you know everything, and they often forget they were noobs once.
Otherwise very happy with game play and missions, some lag at times, but not a great deal so far. Next week upgrading my old 19inch fujitsu Monitor to a 22inch HD Widescreen, (my easter treat ) so hoping for even better looking game, than on this old screen with some dead pixels. Already pre orded the new Hutt digital download, as Im a huge Hutt fan
Hi Taylor not sure what command you tried to use to leave the guild but just to be sure did you try /gquit hope this helps

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tanerb
03.26.2013 , 01:51 PM | #27
Quote: Originally Posted by bhakail View Post
I have been playing for three weeks. I like the game for the most part. I started over completely once because I didn't like the server. I have tried out a few classes to level 20 and have decided to stick with the Jedi Knight.
The only negative I would bother speaking on is the time spent in finding a group. I guess that is the time I should be focused on crafting to pass the time. On a side note: It is not so much fun having waited a half hour or so to get into a group to only be kicked out, even before the start of the mission, because you are too low level (even though you are in the required range for the mission)
I hear you, same issue here. I also found the environment not very new player friendly ( also I do not care how unfriendly other games are, I don't play them). I think it would be good to add a casual only option to group finder

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aasania
03.27.2013 , 03:11 PM | #28
I'm really glad to see new players posting comments about starting the game and loving it! I see so much "this game is dead, blah blah blah" nonsense on Facebook/Twitter/etc that it's nice to see people picking up the game and enjoying it.

I've been playing for almost a year now. Started with a Mercenary, and I was on Voss (around lvl 45) before someone invited me to a guild - I really hadn't done much group quests before that! Playing is way more fun with an active guild. I probably would have quit the game after hitting 50 with my merc if I hadn't found my guild. A year later, I'm still having a blast with my fellow guildies, doing PVP, lvl 50 flashpoints and operations, and currently leveling an assassin cause they are so much fun to play.

Group finder can definitely be a little unforgiving if you don't know the flashpoint/operation, and it bugs the crap out of me when people say they're looking for someone to do XYZ Op, "Please know fights." Well how the heck is anyone supposed to know the fights if they've never done it? And warzones.... oh man there's nothing like screwing up in a warzone to get yelled at! LOL

So for those of you running solo (or in a guild that ignores you), try a guild! (Or a different one) There are a lot out there! Some guilds are huge and it's easy to get lost in them, other guilds are hardcore and want only experienced players. But there are a lot of guilds that are fun, casual, and love helping new players. So try one out, if you don't like it type /gquit in your message window and find another one!

Have fun everyone, and Long live the Empire!

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ApplesOfDyscord
03.29.2013 , 06:18 PM | #29
I'm so glad so many people have replied to this! Just a little update I lvl my Fem Sith Inquis to 31 (i believe lol) I'm having a blast and its really addicting. I just started doing space missions myself after i figured out how to equip my ship properly. Ive met so many kind people on the General chat, and kind players who have helped me in a few missions! Ive discovered the GTN and all its glory!!
Spoiler
I am more confident in talking on the Gen Chat, and I am confident in my playing too.

Although I still like to do Solo runs soon I might do the HEROIC Mission and FP's I see player advertise. Right now however I avoid them. I feel a bit guilty because I haven't touched my Bounty Hunter OR Smuggler since Ive been playing. ( I WILL get to them I promise.... just not right now... lol) All in all this has been a good experience!


~Apples Come to the DarkSide... We have cookies!!

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ziphii
03.30.2013 , 08:01 AM | #30
I've been playing for about 5 months now, but I'm still a noob. I haven't gotten any character to 50, I think my highest level one is 27. I like the republic side more, feels like where I would want to live irl. My "main" if you can call it that is a trooper, and I really like her. I also like the jedi consular and knight. There are a lot of things in this game that are not obvious to a new player, even just finding out which stats are for my character... it's not posted anywhere that I could find, so I've been guessing. I also haven't done any FPs except with the one friend I know irl who plays. I'm too worried about not knowing what I'm doing and causing a wipe. But I love this game, and am really looking forward to the expansion.