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Star Wars: The Old Republic: Jedi Knight Beta Impressions

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,637MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

Today marks a big turning point for Star Wars: The Old Republic with a partial lift of the embargo for members of the press and we here at MMORPG.com have a full slate of articles covering the Republic side and levels 1-15 today. Industry Relations Manager Garrett Fuller has the full report on the Jedi Knight, something Luke Skywalker fans can rejoice over! Check out Garrett's thoughts and then using that old Jedi mind trick, leave us your comments as well.

I was very lucky to get to play the Jedi Knight in Star Wars: The Old Republic as part of our first beta run-through. So to put your thoughts at ease I can say that the Jedi Knight has an amazing starting story filled with lots of choices to keep you focused on the Force and all its power. Despite being a fan of the Sith and hoping to play a Sith Marauder at launch I can truly say the Jedi starting story exceeded my expectations of what it means to be a Jedi. The one thing BioWare truly adds is story and the Jedi story is a great one to behold.

Read more of Garrett Fuller's Star Wars: The Old Republic - Jedi Knight Beta Impressions.

Associate Editor: MMORPG.com
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Comments

  • MacDeathMacDeath KvidingePosts: 21Member

    Jedi, Jedi, Jedi.

    May the force be with us.

    MacDeath

  • DarkPonyDarkPony RotterdamPosts: 5,566Member

    Hehe, another mmorpg writer under the spell. All the optimism is certainly contagious. Thanks for the write up.

  • Agricola1Agricola1 PortsmouthPosts: 4,984Member Common

    Originally posted by DarkPony

    Hehe, another mmorpg writer under the spell. All the optimism is certainly contagious. Thanks for the write up.

    The massive concentration of sexy reviews and lack of hating has resulted in me having a funny turn,

     

     

    somebody help me ... PLEASE!!!!!

    "Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience"

    CS Lewis

  • Biggus99Biggus99 Mesa, AZPosts: 916Member

    So did mmorpg.com  draw straws to see who would play what class?  Great job giving us some variety, guys.  I like that you've given us a taste over a few different classes.  Solid work, although the haters will say you were paid by EA to be nice.  :)

  • AdvantusAdvantus Brampton, ONPosts: 6Member

    Jedi Knight is a kickass little character to play! IMO they overdelivered! WOOT!

    Looking forward to MMORPG being able to share more Empire classes with the general public.

    @DarthAdvantus



     

  • MikeBMikeB MMORPG.com Community Manager Queens, NYPosts: 5,724Administrator Uncommon

    Originally posted by Biggus99

    So did mmorpg.com  draw straws to see who would play what class?  Great job giving us some variety, guys.  I like that you've given us a taste over a few different classes.  Solid work, although the haters will say you were paid by EA to be nice.  :)


     

    First come, first serve, basically. I called out the Trooper immediately and we went from there. :)

    Michael "MikeB" Bitton
    Community Manager
    Twitter: @eMikeB

  • catlanacatlana Houston, TXPosts: 1,677Member

    Yeah, I agree the dual weilding of lightsabers does look pretty cool. I would still go with a trooper myself but that is just me.

  • RemyVorenderRemyVorender Riverside, RIPosts: 3,266Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Agricola1

    Originally posted by DarkPony

    Hehe, another mmorpg writer under the spell. All the optimism is certainly contagious. Thanks for the write up.

    The massive concentration of sexy reviews and lack of hating has resulted in me having a funny turn,

     

     

    somebody help me ... PLEASE!!!!!


     

    LOL I hear ya. I have been hating on this game for a long long time. Turns out, I now know first hand that I was wrong. I hate being wrong, but in this case, I guess it's ok. ;)

    Played: AA, AC1, AC2, Aion, AO, AoC, CO, CoX, DAoC, DCUO, DN, EVE, EQ1, EQ2,
    ESO, FE, FFXI, FFXIV, FF, GW1, GW2, Istaria, L2, LoTRO, MO, MxO, NW, Rift, RoE,
    Ryzom, SB, SWG, SWTOR, TERA, TSW, WAR, WoW, WURM...

  • TenebrionTenebrion Hallandale, FLPosts: 179Member

    Excellent writeup, Garret.

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    Content Writer for RTSGuru.com
    And overall bitter old man.

  • ironjedi2020ironjedi2020 Brentwood, CAPosts: 2Member

    i love being a jedi i would want to deal with more damage any way and help other players and my allies guilds.

  • garrettgarrett Posts: 261MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

    As mentioned in the article...I too am looking forward to being able to write about Empire classes....

     :p 
  • ShredderSEShredderSE SthlmPosts: 197Member

    The force is strong in this one.

  • AeolronAeolron Ottawa, ONPosts: 648Member
    Must play swtor again arrg sometimes betas suck because you play a game like TOR and then your beta ends ,.. December 20 too far away "crys"
  • Dionysus187Dionysus187 Flint, MIPosts: 302Member

    All this 100% joy with SWTOR just tells me mmorpg.com are clearly a bunch of tools. It's hardly a 10 especially where combat is concerned yet I'm finding it hard to find almost anything bad said about this game by the staff at mmorpg.com. So not only is this game 'not for me' (or anyone else who likes to have any kind of challenging, skill driven combat) apparently mmorpg.com 'isn't for me' either.

    'Fun and fast paced.' is juat an outright lie. Not only is it not fast paced it's probably the slowest combat in any MMO today save for maybe original EverQuest and other ancient games. I can quantify it even, 1.5 second global cooldown, every class has this when even in WoW or Rift the rogues got a 1 second GCD. So technically, not only is it not 'fast paced' its the slowest combat out of all the modern MMO's.

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  • CannyoneCannyone Albuquerque, NMPosts: 263Member

    "There are a lot of armor choices in the game for the Jedi Knight to choose and some of them enhance the class you are playing."  Pardon me for asking... but what do you mean?  Do you mean that some armor is purely cosmetic?  Or that some armor, you can wear (for example "Medium Armor"), will not have stats that benefit you in any way?

    I ask this because you say that you were playing a Sentinel.  They wear "Medium Armor", at least after the starting area, and No Other Class uses Medium Armor.  So how can you get armor that won't benefit you at all?

    I guess you could wear Light Armor, designed for Consulars.  But I would imagine that it would provide some benefits, at least with regards to the use of your force powers.  So I just can't decide what you're talking about.

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