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znihilist
05.23.2013 , 01:42 PM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by Aries_cz View Post
IMO,
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SWTOR: KotFE, Rise of the Ehh I guess I'll get used to it eventually
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Aries_cz
05.23.2013 , 01:58 PM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by Lord_Karsk View Post
Hey new player
If you play those Empire flashpoints you will wish you never played this game, from a lore standpoint and canon standpoint they are nothing but pure garbage storywise.To put it this way, they are the most hated storyparts of this game by most if not all kotor fans. Drew Karpyshyn who made Revan rolls over in his grave when he thinks about what they did to Revan in this game and the guy aint dead yet !

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You do realize that at the time of this flashpoint,
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Imo, they did not kill this character like some other random punk, I there is still option of him resurfacing at later time, which would be awesome, as i drew much inspiration for how I molded my character's personality from him...
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GhostShaman
05.23.2013 , 02:08 PM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by HitokiriAkins View Post
Welcome, new player. I have a few tips to make your gaming experience better.

1. Don't get invested in your first character. Heck, don't get invested in your tenth character. Your first dozen or so characters are for you to learn the game's mechanics, rules, class mechanics, your playstyle, etc. You are going to make a LOT of mistakes in specialization choices before you find something that works for you, so don't be afraid to delete a character you don't like. This also means you shouldn't spend cartel coins in a character that you aren't going to keep either. Until you find a playstyle that works for you, don't get invested into a character.

2. Read the manuals and in game codexes. I've seen a LOT of questions that other players get frustrated with that could be avoided by just reading the in game codexes and manuals on the website. For example, if you want to know what gathering skills go with a crafting skill, read the crafting skill's codex. It tells you. And you can find ALL the crew skills, both crafting and gathering, on the fleet for ease of access.

3. Do NOT press Alt+f4. That is a Windows code for "kill program", and your game will be be closed down. Don't fall for this.

4. Moddable gear is available to both f2p and subscribers. Use it. You can tell moddable gear by the orange border around the item, and your planetary commendation medals are there for a reason, and can be used on any planet. So just because the upgrades on one planet are below your level doesn't mean commendations can't be used on another planet. Also, despite what the in game codex says, you can mod your gear on the fly. Hover over the item, and if it's moddable, it will show you what you need to press to mod it.

5. While there is nothing wrong with grouping up with your friends to complete a quest, if you are having trouble with a story mission, you are underleveled and undergeared. Go back, upgrade your gear (preferably with better mods), grind out a level or two, and come back. If you're at level, the fight will be tough, but winnable. If you're overleveled, it will be easy. Story missions are designed to be soloed, so if you can't survive a story mission for your class, you won't survive later. Trust me, I found this out the hard way when I was still f2p.

6. The GTN is your friend. If you've got enough credits, you can get some good gear off the GTN. Heck, you can get mounts that upgrade with your speeder skill, saving you a lot of credits in the long run! I have bought both the upgradable speeders and modable gear that I will like looking at for the rest of the game. It is an awesome thing in the game, and people normally put things on there at reasonable prices.

7. Don't be afraid to mix and match your mods. On all my characters, I put DPS focused mods, that focus on my damage stat, in my weapons, and endurance focused mods in my armor. It increases survivability and doesn't hurt my ability to do damage.

8. Don't be afraid to ask questions, but make sure you look for it first. If you're not asking a question that can't be easily referenced, experienced players won't treat you like you're a moron. Things like "Which specialization fits my playstyle?" are things that people will happily help you with. "How do I use the map?" Will get you derision, but it's still a good question, because IRL, learning to read maps is becoming a lost art. "I'm new to MMOs, what does this mean?" is another good question to ask. People will help you. Just learn to sort out the real advice from the trolls, and you'll be fine.

9. Most importantly, have fun. Do what makes you happy in the game. None of these tips matter if you're not having fun.
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Vassise
05.23.2013 , 02:11 PM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by poopnolan View Post
Glad to finally have a chance to play this, loved Kotor 1, especially 2. See you guys sever side!
Welcome new player.

Play this game casually. There is no hardcore content. Each class story is different, but everyone has the same story and has no affect on your character end game. After reaching level 50 or 55, there is very little to do, you'll be done with all the content in less than a week.

Thanks, have fun!

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Zerex_Kildron
05.23.2013 , 02:12 PM | #15
Enjoy your stay ^^
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ImpactHound
05.23.2013 , 02:13 PM | #16
So many friendly replies to a "poopnolan." And from BioWare directly!

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translucentwolf
05.23.2013 , 02:15 PM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by Lord_Karsk View Post
Hey new player
If you play those Empire flashpoints you will wish you never played this game, from a lore standpoint and canon standpoint they are nothing but pure garbage storywise.To put it this way, they are the most hated storyparts of this game by most if not all kotor fans. Drew Karpyshyn who made Revan rolls over in his grave when he thinks about what they did to Revan in this game and the guy aint dead yet !

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The only punk around here is you, and the garbage I'm seeing is coming out of your mouth. Having played both KoTOR games, I can say that it was pleasing to see a couple of the PCs from those games show up in this one. Others agree. It's fun to be in a group with someone who's playing through for the first time, and see how happy they are at the end of Taral V.
That which does not kill you merely postpones the inevitable.

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Sir-Coffee
05.23.2013 , 03:07 PM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by translucentwolf View Post
The only punk around here is you, and the garbage I'm seeing is coming out of your mouth. Having played both KoTOR games, I can say that it was pleasing to see a couple of the PCs from those games show up in this one. Others agree. It's fun to be in a group with someone who's playing through for the first time, and see how happy they are at the end of Taral V.
He isn't talking about the end of Taral V, he is talking about the ending of The Foundry(Which many people aren't happy about)