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My impressions(feel free to comment!)

GorweGorwe Ald'RuhnPosts: 2,474Member Uncommon

Right, so I've been playing Tor for two weeks now(OMG tempus does indeed fugit!) and here are some of my impressions(or are they expressions when I write them? Never understood that one...):

I FKING LOVE IT(no I won't write loving it<-That's just baaad grammar that is)! What with the actual RPG focus, the ability to trade/speak with others, the followers, the SW IP etc. How haven't I tried this one earlier lol? This game just nudges me to subscribe(with its quality, not its cash shop) and THAT is a VERY RARE thing indeed. For me to actually consider subbing is...peculiar at the very least.

The persistency of this game is SERIOUSLY AWESOME. I mean there are next to no loading screens(not even for instanced/phased zones) at all! The only more persistant game would be the wow itself(one simply does not have an objection to this).

Mercenary sucks for the first ~25 levels. Horrible resource management, only average damage, wrong Follower to spec the bodyguard, etc, etc. This sub-class needs some SERIOUS work lol! Is it the same with Commando? Idk, Republic sucks imo(too weak). On that matter:

Powertech is SO AWESOME! WAAAY better resource management, more survivability, better combo with Mako(like lol! better), imho more fun etc. Plus we are so dime in a dozen on the Progenitor(no really-there isn't a time in the day when there are more than ~50 of us scattered throughout the game. There are more marauders in the 10-20 range lol!) and that just fits my unique snowflake behaviour SO well! Plus, you know..., Boba Fett? How's the Vanguard spec for troopers?

Sorceror is...like playing a turn based Strategy lol! I recently killed that Darth(the mechanical one-Crushing Giants mission) just by sending Deshade in and keeping him alive while putting DoT on that Darth. Seeing how he was not only Champion, but even more(10k hp?) and how much of challenge that was SUPPOSED to be made me feel awesome.

Imperial Agent could turn out nicely as well(Operative-most likely Lethality/Medicine mix). His story is just SO well written that I...have no word! I still prefer the BH story tho. It is more personal and things(but then again, wtf expects personality from the Spy story? Tech cheese, betrayals, easy women yes, but the actual personality and flair? Imo no). Gotta play him more(Kaliyo looks like a more psychotic version of Jack{if That's even possible!} if you get my meaning...).

Graphics are actually quite nice. I don't know what all the hullaballoo about it was. I just don't see it. Imo, it looks better than 90% MMOs.

Store is not that bad. Most things you can buy in the game with a bit of commitment(Asuryan save me if I actually meet a person who actually made that ;) ) and with prefered it's quite playable. Imo, it's just bad launch rep by this time...

Empire rocks! But if only we could get rid of those nasty Sith, everything would be fine, ok. I mean, they are not bad or anything, but we with such advanced prototypes(sorry I had to :P) don't need hand waving gimmicks. On that matter:

No, just no. I won't even mention them(the pitiful soulless rocks they are). Their side is super weak as well...

Overall, by this point I wouldn't just sub, I'd buy the game outright! It feels good to play a good game for a change. <3

Comments

  • Sevenstar61Sevenstar61 Centreville, VAPosts: 1,690Member Uncommon

    Glad you like it :) 

    I am a subscriber from launch and never stopped to play.  And I absolutely love every minute I spend in this game.

    This game was just created for me /grin

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    Sith Warrior - Story of Hate and Love http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxKrlwXt7Ao
    Imperial Agent - Rise of Cipher Nine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBBj3eJWBvU&feature=youtu.be
    Imperial Agent - Hunt for the Eagle Part 1http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQqjYYU128E

  • XirikXirik Yorkton, SKPosts: 1,699Member

    I feel the same way about swtor and would have continued to play it but having to play it without friends just holds me back.

    Its hard for me to put a step forward and join a guild and try to get new friends.image

    Hope both of you continue to have a blast.

    -Xirik

    "You have some serious mental issues you may need to seek some help for. There are others who post things, but do not post them in the way you do. Out of every person who posts crazy shit in this forum, you have some of the craziest and scariest" -FarReach

  • ktanner3ktanner3 lakeland, FLPosts: 4,074Member Common
    Glad you're enjoying it OP. I'm a day one subscriber with a few breaks now and then do to real life committments. It's by far my favorite leveling experience of any of the MMOs I've played and with the constant updates the game keeps fresh.

    Currently Playing: Star Wars The Old Republic

  • jimbobfurleyjimbobfurley Nepean, ONPosts: 69Member Uncommon

    I'm really happy that you are enjoying this great, great game !  I'm a subscriber from launch, and even though I've flitted around to other games, TOR has always been my favourite, bar none !

    :)

    P.S.   Sorcs rock !

     

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  • GregorMcgregorGregorMcgregor FalkirkPosts: 222Member Uncommon

    Played beta, subbed til f2p. Returned via subs last month to see what had improved... was a fun game but found planets very empty feeling (unless it's a starter one), was on Belsavis only last night on The Proggy server and saw 1 person (rep side). If it gets any lonelier I'm going to start talking to my companion to see if she answers. :(

    Also found loading times long. Probably the engine hating on my ATi card. oh well. :(

    No trials. No tricks. No traps. No EU-RP server. NO THANKS!

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    ...10% Benevolence, 90% Arrogance in my case!
  • skyline385skyline385 BangalorePosts: 564Member
    Originally posted by jimbobfurley

    I'm really happy that you are enjoying this great, great game !  I'm a subscriber from launch, and even though I've flitted around to other games, TOR has always been my favourite, bar none !

    :)

    P.S.   Sorcs rock !

    Funny how you are a SWTOR player from day one and yet you are insulting and swearing on ESO in another thread. SWTOR players of all the people should know to not judge a game not so harshly and just let others play peacefully what they want. Sigh, it's just disappointing honestly to see how downhill the online community has gone. 

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  • GorweGorwe Ald'RuhnPosts: 2,474Member Uncommon

    ESO looks good and all, but it should REALLY be a B2P game(I am willing to buy it, but sub? From what I saw, HELL NO!). Enough about it now. It has got both its own part of mmorpg.com and its own threads.

    Concerning TOR, I have nothing more to say(that wall of text was enough imo). I was just wondering were the Mercs nerfhammered or what? They feel kinda meh...

  • XirikXirik Yorkton, SKPosts: 1,699Member
    Originally posted by Gorwe

    ESO looks good and all, but it should REALLY be a B2P game(I am willing to buy it, but sub? From what I saw, HELL NO!). Enough about it now. It has got both its own part of mmorpg.com and its own threads.

    Concerning TOR, I have nothing more to say(that wall of text was enough imo). I was just wondering were the Mercs nerfhammered or what? They feel kinda meh...


    In PVP they were the best at launch if I remember correctly. Mercs were always highest in damage in the end by a wide margin.They nerfed them hard and now if people see them in WZ they think free kill. I still enjoy my trooper version though. You do good damage it just needs to be sustained which is hard to do in pvp with people on top of you all the time.

    "You have some serious mental issues you may need to seek some help for. There are others who post things, but do not post them in the way you do. Out of every person who posts crazy shit in this forum, you have some of the craziest and scariest" -FarReach

  • HusvikHusvik Somewhere, ONPosts: 440Member
    Recently subbed back up? go figure, never thought i would sub back up but here i am...
  • GorweGorwe Ald'RuhnPosts: 2,474Member Uncommon
    So yet another PvE nerf that is actually a byproduct of the PvP imbaness?

    Meh...

    I thought that we agreed that TOR was thoroughly a PvE game. PvP should be forgotten imo(this is yet another reason why I love TOR. RPG != PvP)
  • ktanner3ktanner3 lakeland, FLPosts: 4,074Member Common
    I do wish they hadn't wasted resources on PVP centric stuff and made it known from the start that it's a PVE centric game. If players want to go at each other then let them go overt and have at it.

    Currently Playing: Star Wars The Old Republic

  • GorweGorwe Ald'RuhnPosts: 2,474Member Uncommon
    Yeah. Anything PvP oriented in Tor is just wated money. Doubly so when you know that Bioware is involved(just play on the trump card that are stories+Bioware). Empire vs Republic could make an awesome PvP game, but it'd need to be a full PvP game from the ground up(something like eve).

    I don't even care for the Republic. It's...lol! They never touched that low point for me.
  • LoverNoFighterLoverNoFighter Star CItyPosts: 294Member

    I can't tell if OP is being ironic or not but good for you.

  • GorweGorwe Ald'RuhnPosts: 2,474Member Uncommon

    I am not ironic. I tried MANY mmos and the only that has been able to keep my attention was TOR. Is really good as far as leveling goes. As for endgame-I don't even Know what that means(imo it is quite a piontless term) and I don't care about it. I never played mmo for endgame and I doubt that I will soon. Why? All mmos in the end come down to the diablo style lootfest WITHOUT everything that makes ARPGs awesome fun. And I am just not interested in that(idk-too high IQ maybe?).

    In the other news:

    I did subscribe. I thought "why in the nine blazes should I hop through the hoops if I don't have to". Eh I already see it is more playable. It is Worth it. Yet another nice memory. Thanks Bioware <3!

    Heh funny! All my nice memories revolve arount Blizz, GW, BW, ATi and Apple. Hmmm....

  • FoomerangFoomerang Portland, ORPosts: 5,565Member Uncommon

    My partner and I prepurchased and played for about 4 months. The leveling experience was fun. The combat imho is very well done. The space missions were ok but got repetitive quickly. I think crafting could have been much better with a few major tweaks. Its weird, we had fun but the game felt "done" to us and we just didnt feel the need to play anymore.

    Im glad you are having a good time!

  • AG-VukAG-Vuk Phoenix, AZPosts: 823Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by ktanner3
    I do wish they hadn't wasted resources on PVP centric stuff and made it known from the start that it's a PVE centric game. If players want to go at each other then let them go overt and have at it.

      I'm under the impression that they are trying to bring  2 back into alignment. How successful they will be will be seen in future content. PvP gear gives a distinct advantage in open world so just be aware of that. ( if you choose a PvP server ) Saying that , I've 3 solid pvp toons and 4 pve .  It's just a matter of switching gear and slight spec differences, depending on class.

      Oh, OP. Mercs are the easiest and fastest leveling class in the game. If it was your first toon played, you probably learned on it and made your Powertech much easier leveling. You started the game with a healer !!! You want a difficult leveling, start a warrior class. You don't get a healer until Balmorra and the class quest completion.

      Overall the game is improving , a bit slowly for my tastes. The content release is an issue. I'd also like to see new mechanics released, making the game more interesting or improve quality of gameplay. Spec/equipment change buttons, macro's, new boss mechanics etc... Currently all boss mechanics are the same with slight twists. EA a piece of advice, there are a lot of great games that had some fun mechanics, get off your butts and do some searching around. I could name 5 off the top of my head now.

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