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Do people hate or love Galactic Starfighter?

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Do people hate or love Galactic Starfighter?

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rangerbobsw
12.03.2013 , 07:53 PM | #11
I can not tell you how upset I am with starfighter. To do that I would have to use an extensive amount of verbal obscenities to the point most likely resulting in my getting banned. The problem being the twitchyness of the mouse controls... i sneeze and I do 18 bazzilion barrel rolls into an obstacle and poof game over.... I mess with my mouse sensitivity and discover the game is not playable regardless of setting. in short I would rather instigate Bacon / Jawa chat in /general then play starfighter.

On the other end of the scale, the customization of your fighter... that is amazing! Different crew members and assignments, all very cool. The overall customization in general I think is what players were hoping for as far as their own fleet ships.

If I had payed cash money for this content... i would have canceled my sub for the duration of the cost of the expansion out of spite.

Edit**
Don't let my opinion sway you from tying it... might be just me.

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darkrepast
12.03.2013 , 07:59 PM | #12
I have been playing this game since the very beginning. I have only one character left to finish every story in the game. Having said that, I was so excited about Galactic Starfighter, I literally counted the days and saved my cartel points for buying stuff for it.

Now that it's here, I'm so underwhelmed, I sincerely question anyone that is enjoying it. The shields are so bad *** in this game, Luke could've taken the Death Star by himself if he would've been so equipped. Everyone starts so far apart that afterburners have to be engaged until you're out of engine power just to get within sight of other players. Then, there's the spinning...Dog fights are not intense, they are boring slug fests that require patience, not skill.

Overall, this is the worst thing I've seen done to a game in a long time. It's unbalanced, simplistic and poorly executed. It's not enough that I would cancel my account but like a previous poster said, if I had paid for this, I would've felt totally robbed.

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DakSomtaaw
12.03.2013 , 08:11 PM | #13
Eh Its okay. Its not the "****" reaction but hey I like it. Something new and it goes a hell of a lot faster than ground pvp so far.

Though I do seem to get naueated slightly while playing. Might just have to get used to it lol.

Lining up that kill on a scout who's out of engine with rapid blasters and a lock on for the finisher. Love it.

What I hate?

Turn fights. Its really really easy to get stuck in them without help.

GSF vendors. Apprantly they are on the cap planets?

I dunno because I cant seem to freaking find them!

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RodneyMcNeely
12.03.2013 , 08:52 PM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by renegadeimp View Post
Thats because republic players dont understand the concept of objectives. They think they can just go around killing random players and win.
As a proud Republic player, I absolutely HATE that I completely get what you just said. Trying to get these folks to focus fire a marked target (much less a healer) is like trying to herd tigers - it ain't gonna work, and you're just gonna end up getting mauled.



On to the topic at hand, I like the battle areas themselves. But the controls are clunky, and I feel like I'm playing by myself. I honestly cannot see my friends or my foes when I'm fighting in a space battle. I'm shooting at enemies I can't actually see, and I'm getting blown up by people that I don't know are there.

I honestly feel more connected to the Star Wars universe in space PvE than I do in Galactic Starfighter.

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EzioMessi
12.03.2013 , 08:56 PM | #15
I have played about 5-6 games so far, won half and lost half 2 of the 3 losses were like 1000-950 or so. The fact that almost everyone has started at the same time, and the playing field is somewhat level (I say somewhat because I can see tons of people who have already unlocked 5 ships XD ) has caused a very fun experience with GSF. I am concerned that once the "new content charm" goes, how many people will keep playing it, but I'm seriously loving every second I spend in it.
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Vandicus
12.03.2013 , 09:06 PM | #16
Some will hate it, some will love it. I find it enjoyable.

Primary reasons that I like it

1. Its free and practically a game in itself which I would've otherwise paid $40-50 for
2. Star Wars Starfighter combat
3. It provides an alternative to the ground combat which can get dull after a while. I really like having more variation in activity types.
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Helig
12.03.2013 , 09:09 PM | #17
Love it. Got minor issues with control responsiveness, and strafing is unreasonably slow, but overall, I'm in favour. Surprising depth for what was supposed to be a mini-game.
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Sportiva
12.03.2013 , 09:16 PM | #18
I love it. But I worry that BW won't put out enough updates to keep enough people interested long term. Hopefully they have plenty of additions on the drawing board or in development.
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kingbigwolf
12.03.2013 , 09:20 PM | #19
the Sensitivity needs to come down

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bhedrick
12.03.2013 , 09:24 PM | #20
Hate it.