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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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rakaat
02.16.2013 , 01:31 AM | #31
All the hate played into the reason why I took me a couple months to start playing.

In October, a few friends of mine suggested that I join. I checked out the game and also read the forums. There were a lot of people complaining and such. So, I brushed them off. I didn't want to play a game that seemed to have so many flaws. However, they kept talking about it, how much fun it was, explaining the story, quests and whatnot. Eventually, they wore me down.

I started playing in December. I started as F2P, within a few days bought preferred status. At the end of the month, I became a sub. I love the game. But, I am realistic. The game does have its flaws. I get some of the complaining. However, its a bit too much. Seriously. I am a member of other gaming boards. I have never seen so much negativity.

It was said feedback is being mistaken for hate. Perhaps that is true to a degree. However, some people do nothing but complain. If you check someone's posts, you can see whether the post is really feedback or if they have a history of posting nothing but negative stuff. If it is nothing but negativity, they are not being all that objective, are they? Consider the source of the feedback. An unbiased person looks at both the bad and the good.

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Cirinia
02.16.2013 , 06:52 AM | #32
Everything made by human is flawed by definition so this game has bugs too but I enjoy playing it. Just try it out, do not hesitate to experiment with each class and do not limit Yourself to one side (republic/empire).

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Strainge
02.17.2013 , 10:53 AM | #33
I just think it's funny when people call the game 'dead'. That's delusional. They obviously want the game to die so they can sit back, pointing their finger, and laughing that they told us so. They fancy themselves some sort of omnipotent nerd prophet. The game is a massive financial success and will continue to pull in sick revenue for quite some time. Star Wars Galaxies never had nearly as many players, and that ran for 9 years.

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zerodyingtolive
02.18.2013 , 06:48 AM | #34
I played TOR as a founder from the beginning, I admit, it wasn't exactly what I expected to be.
Mind you, I was coming from 5 years of playing WoW so that was kinda the standard I was used to.
But now, admitedly, first I came back when it was F2P but I soon became a sub again, as I found myself
enjoying the game and really looking forward to finding out more of the story.

The storylines are -in my eyes- what sets it apart from other MMO's and just like other games, it does have it's flaws but what game doesn't? But to say that this game is dead? Far from it, I believe.

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Genada
02.19.2013 , 05:35 AM | #35
I gave up on SWTOR at one point but now that they have merged servers, I am finding the game to be great again. It sucked when the game was empty, didn't feel like a mmo but now every planet has lots of people on it and people are always wanting to do group content. I am really happy with the game now.

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scarlet_magpie
03.01.2013 , 03:20 AM | #36
Whether you're a fan of Star Wars, Fantasy, horror or sci -fi shouldn't matter. This game is an exciting immersive story driven romp with lots and lots of interaction with (I think) a very well thought out world and characters within it. You get to make Dark and light side choices which can influence the plot and the way your character develops. I have only been playing a few weeks, but I am utterly absorbed, and find the stories so good that all the gear/grind/DPS score/reputation worries I had in previous games are all but dissipated. This game promotes group play , and for a more casual gamer has great elements you can "nip in and out of".

I am currently in the stage of levelling characters to the "fleet" level (10-15) where you get your companion and learn crew skills to see which one I want to go forward with as a "main", but am still very excited by it all.

Having come from WoW where you have to put in 9 hours of grinding to get a trinket or be laughed at by your peers, I find this game relaxing and enthralling at the same time. You sound like a sensible and mature person, so I am certain you will not be dissappointed.

Enjoy and never ever listen to the internets.

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AshlaBoga
03.01.2013 , 04:24 AM | #37
Quote: Originally Posted by WaldoA View Post
Like all MMO's they have their good and bad points, but some people tend to only focus on the bad and that's why you hear so much nonsense. Sure I could name plenty of things wrong with the game, but there's also loads to be praised about. I've been playing for several months now and still very fond of the game.
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psandak
03.01.2013 , 11:16 AM | #38
Quote: Originally Posted by scarlet_magpie View Post
Whether you're a fan of Star Wars, Fantasy, horror or sci -fi shouldn't matter. This game is an exciting immersive story driven romp with lots and lots of interaction with (I think) a very well thought out world and characters within it. You get to make Dark and light side choices which can influence the plot and the way your character develops. I have only been playing a few weeks, but I am utterly absorbed, and find the stories so good that all the gear/grind/DPS score/reputation worries I had in previous games are all but dissipated. This game promotes group play , and for a more casual gamer has great elements you can "nip in and out of".

I am currently in the stage of levelling characters to the "fleet" level (10-15) where you get your companion and learn crew skills to see which one I want to go forward with as a "main", but am still very excited by it all.

Having come from WoW where you have to put in 9 hours of grinding to get a trinket or be laughed at by your peers, I find this game relaxing and enthralling at the same time. You sound like a sensible and mature person, so I am certain you will not be dissappointed.

Enjoy and never ever listen to the internets.
It's funny, I had a similar experience going from EQ1 to WoW eight years ago. In EQ1, with each time you sat down to play you had to be willing to commit several hours to playing (a good portion of which was simply to find a group). I was in a hardcore raiding guild and was expected to be online at least three nights a week. When I started playing WoW, I discovered that I could login for 20 minutes and actually feel like I got something accomplished whether it was questing to level another character or doing dailies on my main.

In all honesty, this game falls somewhere in between. Yes, I can login and do some daily quests or space missions (while my crew crafts or does crew skill missions) and 20 minutes later I have accomplished something. But while leveling and progressing through the story, I feel like I am better served dedicating a decent chunk of time; a lot of the time you can spend several minutes just traveling between areas.

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KMagnon
03.01.2013 , 12:43 PM | #39
SWTOR is my first MMO. I've always wanted to try WOW but never got around to it. When SWTOR came out I decided to try it first. I still haven't tried WOW. I'm enjoying SWTOR too much. One day I may try WOW and complain that it's too much like or not at all like SWTOR.

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Catdance
03.01.2013 , 01:22 PM | #40
The game is good. The populations are much better per server now. It has a great solo aspect. The stories are unique and help keep you hooked. Like any MMO getting into a guild and playing with people you know is what keeps you going. Particularly endgame where you need to group to continue to explore the content and explore different group dynamics.