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Taris is awful

NickDory's Avatar

10.15.2012 , 11:06 PM | #1
Hello everyone reading this. I will let you know early that I love SWTOR and I love Bioware. Now this post is particular to the planet Taris. I am a Jedi Setinel and I arrived here around level 18 to find Doctor Godera. One thing I like about SWTOR are the fun side quests you can do on your way to the class quest. I do find them fun, but in this case they are ABSOULTELY not!

I arrived on Taris realizing I really hated the scenery of the planet. I wanted to just quickly do the "4" or so side quests and class quests and leave as fast as possible to get to a more interesting planet. This I am afraid is not an option. My mission log is over flowing with quests on this god forsaken planet and I am really about to stop playing. I finish a few side quests and start heading to the class quest only to find 6 more side quests. I really can't take it anymore. I fill like I am going to be stuck here from level 18-50. Why would Bioware put so much useless quests on this ugly, dull, and boring planet. No one wants to be stuck in that scenery for that long.

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10.15.2012 , 11:13 PM | #2
I think Taris is really easy, I even solo'd the heroics. Wait till you get to Voss or Belsavis.
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NickDory's Avatar

10.15.2012 , 11:17 PM | #3
It's not that it's hard it is just very long and boring. I hate the scenery and that adds to the boring

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10.16.2012 , 04:27 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by NickDory View Post
It's not that it's hard it is just very long and boring. I hate the scenery and that adds to the boring
if you nevered played KOTOR Taris won't make any sense.

Planet was basically crushed by orbital bombardment. There is a reason taris is like it is. To me I liked Taris, tied off many things that left you wondering after taris was destroyed by Malak's fleet. What happened to the outcasts? Watching Rakgouls explode in population, all the destroyed infrastructure.

I thought Taris was AWESOME.
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NickDory's Avatar

10.16.2012 , 04:46 PM | #5
Yes I remembered that. I have played both KOTOR games and I know the story of Taris and actually I like the story of Taris. I am just saying that I do not like being stuck in this eerie apocalyptic jungle for as long as you have to in the game

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10.16.2012 , 05:09 PM | #6
Taris is by far the best and most interesting planet in the game, imo. So to each their own.
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Ergavore's Avatar

10.16.2012 , 05:54 PM | #7
Contrary to apparently popular opinion, I agree with the OP. I absolutely despise Taris. Granted I have not played KOTOR, I understand its importance in lore and all the answers it gives to loose ends left from KOTOR. Anyhow, it was definitely my least favorite planet in game. The scenery was trash (Imperial Taris is much better scenery-wise I thought). The stories were trash. They were just mindless tasks to go kill rakghouls and stuff. I was so done with rakghouls after Taris that when I got to KuS at 50 I almost cried. And then came LI. They always say you can't have a good video game without zombies and lava.

But yeah, I hate Taris.

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10.16.2012 , 07:40 PM | #8
i started out disliking Taris, but it grew on me after leveling so many alts. it's one of my favorite planets Republic side. after the first run through, any additional ones aren't so bad. especially if you buy your legacy speeder skill. speeders make the planet go by a lot faster.
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SilentKitty's Avatar

10.17.2012 , 01:18 AM | #9
I love Taris, one of my absolute fav planets. I skip rested bonus just so I can explore there a bit more, lol.

As always, different people like different things. When I'm on one of the planets that I'm less interested in I use rested bonus and bonus-missions. Perhaps a few space-missions as well. Just so I can get to the next planet a little quicker.

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10.17.2012 , 05:38 AM | #10
I like Taris and hate Nar Shadaa. Everyone have different tastes.
But if you don't like it, skip. Do your class quests, and get out to the next planet. Do some space combat or pvp or flashpoints and you won't even miss the XP.
The only quests necessary to do are the class quests (and those are only becouse they unlock the next content - sadly, it should be your level, not the standing in the class quests).
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