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Taris is awful


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Galandro
10.17.2012 , 07:07 AM | #11
I liked Taris a lot. It hits some interesting and tragic story points along the way. I do agree that having legacy speeder piloting does help a lot, the second time around. And you cannot appreciate Imperial Taris until you've done it on the Republic side. In fact if you hated Repbulic Taris, you may cathartically enjoy a return visit as Sith.

That said, if you hate it, it is totally skippable. None of the class quests are all that involved and those can be knocked out quickly, and as I recall all four of them are pretty good.

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RenaDyne
10.17.2012 , 12:16 PM | #12
Personally, I loathe tattooine more then any other planet. You think Taris' landscape is boring? Try sand, sand, and more sand. Occasionally broken up by the odd village at the arse end of nowhere, a landcrawler somewhere, and a sarlac.
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Khevar
10.17.2012 , 12:55 PM | #13
On my latest toon I was able to do Taris, Nar Shadaa and Tatooine only doing class quests and space missions, without touching a single side quest AT ALL.

I was underleveled by the time I reached Alderaan, but I did the side quests there and caught up.

If there are side quests on a planet, and you don't like the planet, don't do them.

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FearlessXIII
10.17.2012 , 01:34 PM | #14
I can understand pepole who don't like Taris. The planet is just depressing.
Personaly, I dislike Tatooine more. Sand, sand, sand and, oh look, sand.

There are a lot of planets with very diferent settings. But with all the sidequests and the "bonus" sections, wich at the time I get to them feel more like punishment, each planet takes about three times as long to complete as it takes me to get bored with it's setting.
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errant_knight
10.17.2012 , 02:11 PM | #15
Hmm. Taris is one of my favorites. Tatooine, too. The thing about the side quests and the bonus missions is that you don't have to do them. I do with every character because they add to my rp and character development and I still enjoy them, but you don't have to. They're as optional as fps, heroics, and pvp. Any combination of those things will get you the same experience, so tailor your gameplay to your personal preferences.

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Willhousefour
10.17.2012 , 03:17 PM | #16
Taris is possibly my favorite planet. I love the post-apocalyptic stories and scenery.

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happysister
10.17.2012 , 04:45 PM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by RenaDyne View Post
Personally, I loathe tattooine more then any other planet. You think Taris' landscape is boring? Try sand, sand, and more sand. Occasionally broken up by the odd village at the arse end of nowhere, a landcrawler somewhere, and a sarlac.
but you gotta admit that the Czerka quest line is pretty cool though, right? right?
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Khevar
10.17.2012 , 06:08 PM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by happysister View Post
but you gotta admit that the Czerka quest line is pretty cool though, right? right?
Yeah, that was pretty awesome. I've run the Tatooine planetary quests on 3 of my alts so far.

For me personally, I happen to really like Tatooine, partly because the setting reminds me of the movies more than the other settings do.

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Biancaneri
10.17.2012 , 06:27 PM | #19
Hoth is way worse than any other planets, if only because of the headaches all the whote give me.

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Solaufein
10.17.2012 , 06:30 PM | #20
Hello NickDory.

I feel your pain. I hated Taris too. I play a Sentinel too (not that it matters). And I also "got" the lore - I played KOTOR back in the day. I still hated Taris in SWTOR. Taris in KOTOR was lovely, shiny, and mysterious at the same time. Taris in SWTOR is ... brown.

Dull scenery. Dull quests. Awkward navigation. MORE of them damn Rakghouls!!

The good news is you can skip it. Just do the class quests, abandon the others, and do some levelling with a few space missions or maybe some PVP Warzones. Jump onto the next planet. Or you could ask a level 50 to escort you through a level 30 zone and just kill random packs of mobs - you'll get shed loads of xp in no time.

Don't quit, the rest of the planets after Taris are much more fun, IMHO.