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Never Played SWTOR - Why All The Hate?

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Never Played SWTOR - Why All The Hate?

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Cleet_Xia
02.14.2013 , 06:11 PM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by psandak View Post
Well that's gotta change
I find it simultaneously hilarious and pathetic that some people are so dedicated to finding a way to crap in their own luxuries. Oh how horrible life is......poooooor me.....everybody sucks......

all I hear is a 3 year old wailing, "I never get what I want"
~Master Telagtun Telag of Lord Calypho~

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Vanchatron
02.14.2013 , 07:02 PM | #12
Thanks guys, am really looking forward to playing now after reading all your responses.

Appreciate it ^^

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Heezdedjim
02.15.2013 , 07:31 AM | #13
Just play for 30 days, get your first 50, and see what you think. After a month you'll either see why people complain and agree, or you'll see why they complain and disagree.

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psandak
02.15.2013 , 08:45 AM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by Heezdedjim View Post
Just play for 30 days, get your first 50, and see what you think. After a month you'll either see why people complain and agree, or you'll see why they complain and disagree.
Or you won't see anything to complain about at all. There are a lot of complaints about things most players will never see. It's like some players go out of their way to find something wrong and then gripe about it.

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Bida
02.15.2013 , 09:14 AM | #15
A lot of people have been playing MMOs for a long time. I personally started with Star Wars galaxies back in 2003, progressing through WOW, Rift, the Secret World Beta and several other games.

I think at the heart of the matter is that people have expectations of what the game should have. Things like the way the armor should look, or how crafting or the groupfinder should work. So people complain because for whatever reason their expectations have not been met. They bring these ideas of the way things should be from other games.

What they never complain about is that you can quick travel to any location on a planet once you discovered it. You don't have to bind to just one. Crafting doesn't require you to waste your play time waiting on a timer. You set your companions to it and go do what you came to do. They never complain about not having to grind XP in order to level. There is more than enough game content to keep you leveled correctly and on the game progression track. They never complain about each class having it's own unique story to tell.

As someone that posted before me said, just play it. See if you like it, and if you do, welcome to the Star Wars universe. If you don't like it, thanks for giving it a try and allowing this part of the Star Wars universe into your life for a short time.

If you end up on Shadowlands server, look me up. I am Starri, Bida or Wistarr on the Republic side, and Wanna or Bobavette on the Imperial.

Happy Gaming.

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Linyivee
02.15.2013 , 10:23 AM | #16
Play "Star Trek: Online" and then come back. While "SW:TOR" has a fantastic storytelling element, "Star Trek: Online" has a better setup for free to play, exchange, currency, character customizations, space combat, etc... I spent over $200 on "Star Trek: Online", for I didn't feel pressured into buying anything. Even though I have signed up for a thirty day subscription, I am still finding "Star Wars: The Old Republic" to be too expensive and restricted. After I spend a few months with "SW: TOR", I am going to go back to "Star Trek: Online". I will be heading back on May 1st.

Don't get me wrong. I love "Star Wars: The Old Republic's" storytelling; however, I think the game has serious obstacles to overcome. Once I switched over to being a subscriber/preferred customer, I realized BioWare made some serious mistakes with the free to play restrictions.

Unlike the $200+ I invested into "Star Trek: Online", I have plans on only spending $60 on "Star Wars: The Old Republic". I get more from "Star Trek: Online", as a free to play member, than I do with "Star Wars: The Old Republic".

It just happened that way.

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FizzwickNuffaa
02.15.2013 , 10:29 AM | #17
I'm a new player myself. I started here in December after 8yrs playing City of Heroes. (And still would be if NCSoft wasn't run by morons who think closing a profitable game is a good idea, but I digress). The game here has it's quirks and issues but is actually quite well done I think. I've enjoyed all the storylines and such thus far. Talk to every NPC you can, there's lots to do. My main complaint is the customer service. The CS here is without a doubt, horrible. I suspect some of it is a massive lack of staffing but $DIETY help you if you need real support with an issue. Plan to wait awhile and probably have to fight to get a resolution. The CS folk they do have are just not that helpful. And while exceptions do exist of course, the community here is pretty nice, helpful and friendly. Don't think I've had any issues with folk in the game and some have been quite generous and helpful when I needed an assist. So don't believe everything you read bashing the game.

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BeToo
02.15.2013 , 10:36 AM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by Linyivee View Post
Play "Star Trek: Online" and then come back.
I played STO when it first released (only subs, no F2P), and thought it was decent, too. I got tired of the lack-of-graphics on the planetary missions (oh look, a cave with the same 5 terminals I have to click in every one), but the space combat and stories were quite nice.
I tried it (now as F2P) again about 6 months ago, wanting to see if they had improved the under-ground missions and such and found they hadn't addressed those type of content things, and introduced even more currencies (was too many at launch and it's just gotten worse!). Some of the other additions were quite nice, actually. But my real problem was now it seemed to crash a lot. No idea why, but it now crashed (locking up) my PC almost every game play session. I still enjoyed the space missions, but the persistent crashing made me give up again.

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cohmereman
02.15.2013 , 10:50 AM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by FizzwickNuffaa View Post
I'm a new player myself. I started here in December after 8yrs playing City of Heroes. (And still would be if NCSoft wasn't run by morons who think closing a profitable game is a good idea, but I digress). The game here has it's quirks and issues but is actually quite well done I think. I've enjoyed all the storylines and such thus far. Talk to every NPC you can, there's lots to do. My main complaint is the customer service. The CS here is without a doubt, horrible. I suspect some of it is a massive lack of staffing but $DIETY help you if you need real support with an issue. Plan to wait awhile and probably have to fight to get a resolution. The CS folk they do have are just not that helpful. And while exceptions do exist of course, the community here is pretty nice, helpful and friendly. Don't think I've had any issues with folk in the game and some have been quite generous and helpful when I needed an assist. So don't believe everything you read bashing the game.
This ^

I'm also a ex CoH player, I still miss that game.

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Linyivee
02.15.2013 , 11:01 AM | #20
Quote: Originally Posted by BeToo View Post
Some of the other additions were quite nice, actually. But my real problem was now it seemed to crash a lot. No idea why, but it now crashed (locking up) my PC almost every game play session. I still enjoyed the space missions, but the persistent crashing made me give up again.
During my first twelve months on "Star Trek: Online", I have never suffered from any sort of computer crash. Before I switched over to "SW: TOR" (last week), I did experience "STO's" recent two day patch shutdown. rofl... I am waiting for May to arrive, for they will be releasing the Romulan storyline. *crosses fingers*

I do not want to tell BioWare what to do, for I do not think I am entitled to anything. I have better things to do than to list demands. If a publisher/developer's presentation does not speak to me, I will just find another game to invest my time and money. Its that simple.

Video games are like movies. If the movie does not deliver the overall goods, the only option you really have is to find another movie. Its all about personal tastes.