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SWTOR is a similar MMORPG to WoW

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Blacktailstalker
01.15.2012 , 04:20 PM | #1
First off, im already feeling some improvements from lags then a month ago. I dont know if bioware has been cleaning up its servers or my computer is moody, but I even changed it back to my highest graphical settings and it's running much smoother lately.

Second, I hate to tell you all and to remind you that I told you so that this game is never going to be an exact clone to WoW or any other mmorpg outhere. People shoudn't expect every feature from WoW to be incorporated in SWTOR. I have no major issue with this game and none that I know of is gamebreaking so far, and this game is going to be a paid subscription for many years to come.

People experience the spoon feeding syndrome while they see stuff from wow that makes the game navigate much easier and faster in the gameworld such as LFG system that assembles a group for you and teleports everyone infront of the Instance, well it still takes 15 minutes to 30 minutes sometimes and I hear the raid finder is going to take more time. I managed to assemble a group in swtor for flashpoints and heroics in the same amount of time. Althought I would still like an an in-zone lfg that is much easier to use. Addons, I dont want them if its going to reduce the performance of my game. I woudnt mind a more customizable UI but not more.

Overall, this game looks very promising in the months and years ahead because Bioware seems to listen to the community, but hopefully they keep a fine balance and dont impliment outrageous features also. And im sure their going to find and fix bugs as we continue to play

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iraqcombatvet
01.15.2012 , 05:42 PM | #2
This game is not a MMORPG. It is a SPOG ( Single Player Online Game ). This is the goal they have for the game. They do not want a ton of people on one server. Hence why we see such small populations on each planet. Therefore, it is called a SPOG.

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Blacktailstalker
01.15.2012 , 06:18 PM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by iraqcombatvet View Post
This game is not a MMORPG. It is a SPOG ( Single Player Online Game ). This is the goal they have for the game. They do not want a ton of people on one server. Hence why we see such small populations on each planet. Therefore, it is called a SPOG.
Thats intersting, I know when I was at WoW's server there was like 100k people. I wonder how many people max they can have on 1 swtor server? But regardless, I prefer it like this.

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Xuniun
01.15.2012 , 06:33 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by Blacktailstalker View Post
Thats intersting, I know when I was at WoW's server there was like 100k people. I wonder how many people max they can have on 1 swtor server? But regardless, I prefer it like this.
It's really not even comparable, I believe. It "seems" (I'm no expert) that the servers fill at 5k-10k people.

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OutOfSight
01.15.2012 , 07:42 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by iraqcombatvet View Post
This game is not a MMORPG. It is a SPOG ( Single Player Online Game ). This is the goal they have for the game. They do not want a ton of people on one server. Hence why we see such small populations on each planet. Therefore, it is called a SPOG.
Then why the monthly fee?
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mecher
01.16.2012 , 05:26 PM | #6
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Then why the monthly fee?
Sigh, SMS here.

I forgot servers, maintenance for them, and the massive amount of bandwidth used is all free.

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VanorDM
01.16.2012 , 05:31 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Blacktailstalker View Post
WoW's server there was like 100k people.
Not even remotely close.

The max on a WoW server is around 2-3k, that's the standard for the MMO industry.

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Noviru
01.16.2012 , 07:07 PM | #8
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