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G4 screwup SWTOR demo?

TarkaTarka LancashireMember Posts: 1,662

I know it was pushed back a little, but even when the new start time arrived it didn't show at all on G4's website.

I know IGN's live schedule on youtube suggests TOR coverage tomorrow ( http://www.youtube.com/e3 ), but is G4 and IGN working on the same schedule?

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  • DeaconXDeaconX Member Posts: 3,051 Uncommon

    I have no idea - I'm just trying to find the 30 min gameplay demo anywhere :/

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  • ABRaquelABRaquel Minneapolis, MNMember Posts: 541 Uncommon

    Its not supposed to be streamed but LIVE on G4TV not G4tv.com. I'm sure they'll post the Demo online after airing.

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  • TarkaTarka LancashireMember Posts: 1,662

    Originally posted by ABRaquel

    Its not supposed to be streamed but LIVE on G4TV not G4tv.com. I'm sure they'll post the Demo online after airing.

     Ah, that could explain things. 

  • ConverseSCConverseSC Greenville, SCMember Posts: 572

    Charter moved G4 off basic cable, so I'm screwed.

    I hate cable companies.

  • DeaconXDeaconX Member Posts: 3,051 Uncommon

    Originally posted by Tarka


    Originally posted by ABRaquel


    Its not supposed to be streamed but LIVE on G4TV not G4tv.com. I'm sure they'll post the Demo online after airing.

     Ah, that could explain things. 

    Lol indeed... should be on YouTube sooner or later ;) I love how any site related to TOR has gone down... the official site, down.  The 'number 1 unofficial TOR news source', darthhater.com, down.

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  • PaulehPauleh Member Posts: 78 Uncommon

    It was on G4 Live about 2 hours ago.

  • TarkaTarka LancashireMember Posts: 1,662

    Originally posted by DeaconX


    Originally posted by Tarka


    Originally posted by ABRaquel

    Its not supposed to be streamed but LIVE on G4TV not G4tv.com. I'm sure they'll post the Demo online after airing.

     Ah, that could explain things. 

    Lol indeed... should be on YouTube sooner or later ;) I love how any site related to TOR has gone down... the official site, down.  The 'number 1 unofficial TOR news source', darthhater.com, down.

     Even the official site has been up and down like a Brides Nightie all day.

    @Pauleh:  I dont live in the states, I didn't realise they meant on TV, as opposed to live coverage on their website. XD

  • DeaconXDeaconX Member Posts: 3,051 Uncommon

    Originally posted by Pauleh

    It was on G4 Live about 2 hours ago.

    Would you be kind enough to give a rundown of the bigger reveals, if any at all? I mean it was supposed to be 30 mins, there had to be something more than the same old info... least I hope...

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  • solarinesolarine IstanbulMember Posts: 1,203

     

    You can go here and just fast forward to SWTOR, I'd say it's about 40 minutes in or so:

    http://www.justin.tv/spack_e32010/b/265324784

     

    A summary:

    * They showed spaceships, which we saw the inside of. Pretty big, very reminiscent of KOTOR and Mass Effect ships. Though they said nothing on whether we'll do any space combat or even space exploration with them. They did say it works like Ebon Hawk does, if I recall correctly. Seeing the interiors, I somehow doubt it'll be more than a Mass Effect-like experience. (I'm still good with that, did not     

    * They showed group play, where Trooper was the tank (ranged tanking, btw!) and a JC healed. JK was dealing with adds, so I'm thinking he was DPS. They said there are several classes that could be used as tank. They mentioned you couldn't do this encounter if you soloed, it required a group. 

    * They showed how the SI started out on Korriban, with a female SI. (I thought the environments looked beautiful.)

  • SyrikSyrik Tampa, FLMember Posts: 3

    Originally posted by solarine

     
    You can go here and just fast forward to SWTOR, I'd say it's about 40 minutes in or so:
    http://www.justin.tv/spack_e32010/b/265324784
     
    A summary:
    * They showed spaceships, which we saw the inside of. Pretty big, very reminiscent of KOTOR and Mass Effect ships. Though they said nothing on whether we'll do any space combat or even space exploration with them. They did say it works like Ebon Hawk does, if I recall correctly. Seeing the interiors, I somehow doubt it'll be more than a Mass Effect-like experience. (I'm still good with that, did not     
    * They showed group play, where Trooper was the tank (ranged tanking, btw!) and a JC healed. JK was dealing with adds, so I'm thinking he was DPS. They said there are several classes that could be used as tank. They mentioned you couldn't do this encounter if you soloed, it required a group. 
    * They showed how the SI started out on Korriban, with a female SI. (I thought the environments looked beautiful.)

    /bow

  • severiusseverius sacramento, CAMember Posts: 1,509 Uncommon

    They also talked a little bit about pvp, that there was pvp gear and that gear would make a difference in a fight.  But that this was a world where jedi and sith are everywhere so they aren't like 1000 times more powerful than anyone else.   They also mentioned that it would be shipping in spring of 2011

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  • solarinesolarine IstanbulMember Posts: 1,203

    By the way, here are two short videos I came across today, one about player ships and the other armor progression - I don't know where they came from but they were up on Youtube before the G4TV demo:

     

    Player ships:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4BzUDdMXzI

     

    Bounty Hunter armor progression: 

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mdNm86CreY

  • YunbeiYunbei HamburgMember Posts: 898

    Yeah I remember them saying something about 30 min gameplay too. So, where is it?

    ?__?

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  • DeaconXDeaconX Member Posts: 3,051 Uncommon

    Originally posted by solarine

     
    You can go here and just fast forward to SWTOR, I'd say it's about 40 minutes in or so:
    http://www.justin.tv/spack_e32010/b/265324784
     
    A summary:
    * They showed spaceships, which we saw the inside of. Pretty big, very reminiscent of KOTOR and Mass Effect ships. Though they said nothing on whether we'll do any space combat or even space exploration with them. They did say it works like Ebon Hawk does, if I recall correctly. Seeing the interiors, I somehow doubt it'll be more than a Mass Effect-like experience. (I'm still good with that, did not     
    * They showed group play, where Trooper was the tank (ranged tanking, btw!) and a JC healed. JK was dealing with adds, so I'm thinking he was DPS. They said there are several classes that could be used as tank. They mentioned you couldn't do this encounter if you soloed, it required a group. 
    * They showed how the SI started out on Korriban, with a female SI. (I thought the environments looked beautiful.)

    Thank you!

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    BOYCOTTING EA / ORIGIN going forward.

  • solarinesolarine IstanbulMember Posts: 1,203

    Originally posted by DeaconX


    Originally posted by solarine


     
    You can go here and just fast forward to SWTOR, I'd say it's about 40 minutes in or so:
    http://www.justin.tv/spack_e32010/b/265324784
     
    A summary:
    * They showed spaceships, which we saw the inside of. Pretty big, very reminiscent of KOTOR and Mass Effect ships. Though they said nothing on whether we'll do any space combat or even space exploration with them. They did say it works like Ebon Hawk does, if I recall correctly. Seeing the interiors, I somehow doubt it'll be more than a Mass Effect-like experience. (I'm still good with that, did not     
    * They showed group play, where Trooper was the tank (ranged tanking, btw!) and a JC healed. JK was dealing with adds, so I'm thinking he was DPS. They said there are several classes that could be used as tank. They mentioned you couldn't do this encounter if you soloed, it required a group. 
    * They showed how the SI started out on Korriban, with a female SI. (I thought the environments looked beautiful.)

    Thank you!

     

    Heh, DeaconX, you're always the man with the news - happy to be of help to you for once! :)

  • TarkaTarka LancashireMember Posts: 1,662

    Sounds like they showed the vid that was posted on massively.com a few hours ago:

    http://www.massively.com/2010/06/15/bioware-discuss-swtor-player-ships-group-gameplay-and-pvp-at-e3/

    (direct Youtube link for the vid:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUhROwBsHWY  )

    Personally, I was expecting everyone to start with tiny fighters and work up to the larger ones, not start out with "Ebon Hawk" size ships.  However, I suppose it makes sense if you think of them more as storage areas for the players and their companions (like in KOTOR) than actual pilot-able ships.  Think of them like static caravans XD.

  • YunbeiYunbei HamburgMember Posts: 898

    Originally posted by Syrik


    Originally posted by solarine


     
    You can go here and just fast forward to SWTOR, I'd say it's about 40 minutes in or so:
    http://www.justin.tv/spack_e32010/b/265324784
     
    A summary:
    * They showed spaceships, which we saw the inside of. Pretty big, very reminiscent of KOTOR and Mass Effect ships. Though they said nothing on whether we'll do any space combat or even space exploration with them. They did say it works like Ebon Hawk does, if I recall correctly. Seeing the interiors, I somehow doubt it'll be more than a Mass Effect-like experience. (I'm still good with that, did not     
    * They showed group play, where Trooper was the tank (ranged tanking, btw!) and a JC healed. JK was dealing with adds, so I'm thinking he was DPS. They said there are several classes that could be used as tank. They mentioned you couldn't do this encounter if you soloed, it required a group. 
    * They showed how the SI started out on Korriban, with a female SI. (I thought the environments looked beautiful.)

    /bow

    Starts at 00:41.

     

    Gawd who is that dumb as straw woman? "Will PVP be group based or will it be solo?" HELLOOO? Since when can PVP be SOLO? Who the heck is selecting those interviewers?

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  • DeeweDeewe Long Beach, CAMember Posts: 1,965

    Originally posted by Tarka

    Sounds like they showed the vid that was posted on massively.com a few hours ago:
    http://www.massively.com/2010/06/15/bioware-discuss-swtor-player-ships-group-gameplay-and-pvp-at-e3/
    (direct Youtube link for the vid:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUhROwBsHWY  )
    Personally, I was expecting everyone to start with tiny fighters and work up to the larger ones, not start out with "Ebon Hawk" size ships.  However, I suppose it makes sense if you think of them more as storage areas for the players and their companions (like in KOTOR) than actual pilot-able ships.  Think of them like static caravans XD.

     

    Thanks for the links.

    The ships are cool but I don't want to be flying SSV Normandy nor a capitol ship. Give us a damn good small Tie-Fighter / X-Wing like ship.

     

    @0:41 notice the crafting station on the right

    @0:56  /facepalm: once again useless display of an ignited lightsaber, or was it a glowing walking stick?

  • VoltlivesVoltlives Nope, AKMember Posts: 280

    Finally, game play.  It was alright, i do like the concept of a ranged tank.  The storyline advances while in your craft on travels is also a smart idea.  Enjoy your story line away from the nekid dancing twilek begging for credits by the bank.  I'm all for it!  It's enough for me to consider trying it, not bad.

     

    END OF LINE_

    ~V

  • TarkaTarka LancashireMember Posts: 1,662

    Originally posted by Voltlives

    Finally, game play.  It was alright, i do like the concept of a ranged tank.  The storyline advances while in your craft on travels is also a smart idea.  Enjoy your story line away from the nekid dancing twilek begging for credits by the bank.  I'm all for it!  It's enough for me to consider trying it, not bad.
     
    END OF LINE_
    ~V

     SWTOR is shaping up to truely be KOTOR3 with MMO features.  So if you liked the KOTOR games, then its certainly worth trying I think.

  • maskedweaselmaskedweasel houston, TXMember Posts: 8,415 Rare

    Watched it in HD and the in-game character models and animations are looking good, though the inquisitor flashpoint I felt didn't look great to me.  Otherwise, I enjoyed the information, the game seems to be shaping up nicely.

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  • SwaneaSwanea Vegas, NVMember Posts: 2,366 Uncommon

    Video JUST came on, on G4TV, talking about the basic info right now.

     

    Can invite people to come into your ship and see what you did.

    Sure looks like you can change the weight and muscle of your character in addition to other features for character customization.

    BH armor looks pretty boring at low levels, and seems to look a ton better as you upgrade your items.

     

    Break.  Says pvp and combat when they are back.

  • TealaTeala SomewhereMember Posts: 7,554 Uncommon

    So it is as we suspected.  Ships are stagnate.  Just a place of operations like they were in KoToR.    Space flight is all on rails.   Most likely cutscenes showing take off and landings.    ::sigh::

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  • SwaneaSwanea Vegas, NVMember Posts: 2,366 Uncommon

    Originally posted by Teala

    So it is as we suspected.  Ships are stagnate.  Just a place of operations like they were in KoToR.    Space flight is all on rails.   Most likely cutscenes showing take off and landings.    ::sigh::

    ?  It's basically your house.  So there is a bunch of RP value in that itself, in addition to be able to customize it in thousands of ways.

    I haven't seen the entire video, so I haven't seen if it says that is true that it's just a loading screen.

  • SwaneaSwanea Vegas, NVMember Posts: 2,366 Uncommon

    Wait a second!? "Group play is encouraged, and some things you will need a group to conqueror.  Without a group, they most likely could not do this part of the game."

    Looks like the "force using" jedi/sith can be the main healer.

    But just mentioned Several classes can be a main healer. Several classes can be a tank.

    "Thousands and thousands" of pieces of gear.  PvP gear for pvp oriented people.

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