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Star Wars: The Old Republic: Jedi Consular Beta Impressions

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,633MMORPG.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. MMORPG.com's Chris Higgins took the Jedi Consular for a spin and has thoughts to share about his experiences. Read on and then leave us your thoughts in the comments.

I will not go into details and spoil the story but from the moment you login you feel as if you are playing a Star Wars movie. The quests and dialog you see are unique to the Consular class. From your first interaction with NPCs it feels like the fate of the universe hinges on the success of your character. Much like Luke in "A New Hope" you know this character is important but you are not sure how or why.

Read more of Chris Higgins' Star Wars: The Old Republic - Jedi Consular Beta Impressions.

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  • MacDeathMacDeath KvidingePosts: 21Member

    No no! Be a Jedi Knight!

    MacDeath

  • maskedweaselmaskedweasel houston, TXPosts: 7,277Member Uncommon

    Gotta love the consular.

    "Loan me a Dragon I wanna see space"


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  • KaeriganKaerigan None Of Your BusinessPosts: 689Member

    Man, that's an ugly hat.

    <childish, provocative and highly speculative banner about your favorite game goes here>

  • Agricola1Agricola1 PortsmouthPosts: 4,984Member Common

    Words can not express my joy,

     

     

    God I want to play this game!

    "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

  • maskedweaselmaskedweasel houston, TXPosts: 7,277Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Kaerigan

    Man, that's an ugly hat.

    Yes.... yes it is :( 

    "Loan me a Dragon I wanna see space"


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  • DarkPonyDarkPony RotterdamPosts: 5,566Member

    Thanks for the write up, also thanks Agricola for the picture. *coughs*

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

    Originally posted by Agricola1

    Words can not express my joy,

     

     

    God I want to play this game!


     

    Can always count on you for crazy images to go with your posts. :P

    Michael "MikeB" Bitton
    Community Manager
    Twitter: @eMikeB

  • sonoggisonoggi tdot, ONPosts: 1,119Member

    worlds are immense. consulars wield single light sabers. they can heal. okay.

  • ArcheminosArcheminos Portland, ORPosts: 283Member

    Jedi Consulars : SILLY HATS ONLY!

  • stragen001stragen001 ReadingPosts: 1,720Member

    You mentioned that walking around to hand in quests got tiresome, but I have read that you can use a hologram communicator thing to hand in quests? 

    I always thought this was pretty cool but you didnt mention it at all...is it something you get later on?

    Cluck Cluck, Gibber Gibber, My Old Mans A Mushroom

  • SpareHigginsSpareHiggins Easton, PAPosts: 2Member

    Some of the quests did have holo communicators but it was not for all of them.  Most of the quests you had to go back to NPC's. 

     

  • BillMurphyBillMurphy Managing Editor Berea, OHPosts: 2,370MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

    SpareHiggins = Chris Higgins.

    It's true.  Some quests do have holo communicators, but most don't.  That part of the quest mechanic is still here, I'm afraid.  I didn't find it too annoying, as actually having large gaps to traverse is something I feel many MMOs lately have left out.  I want the sprint ability and the eventual "mounts" to feel like they matter, and the running around in early levels hammers that home.

  • AdvantusAdvantus Brampton, ONPosts: 6Member

    Not shabby for a light side user. But we all know who the true powerhouses are in SWTOR.

    <Evil Laugh>

    Enjoying all the classes in the beta. Very impressed!

     

    @DarthAdvantus

  • marinridermarinrider Tomball, TXPosts: 1,556Member

    Originally posted by BillMurphy

    SpareHiggins = Chris Higgins.

    It's true.  Some quests do have holo communicators, but most don't.  That part of the quest mechanic is still here, I'm afraid.  I didn't find it too annoying, as actually having large gaps to traverse is something I feel many MMOs lately have left out.  I want the sprint ability and the eventual "mounts" to feel like they matter, and the running around in early levels hammers that home.

    I'm glad that they included large worlds like you said.  It will make the world feel more fleshed out and less crammed together with all the hubs thrown on top of each other (I'm looking at you Rift).

  • TheFirst109TheFirst109 Lincoln Park, NJPosts: 179Member

    I hate to be a grammar nazi, but did any editor look at this before posting it? Holy crap.

     

    Otherwise, great info in the article itself.

  • bumuscheekusbumuscheekus LondonPosts: 214Member

    The objects vary and can be anything from droid bodies to boulders. 

    Well thank goodness for that. I was worried it was gonna be the same engine part throughout the whole game. Call me petty if you will but that would be silly. Roll on Christmas!

  • VolgoreVolgore Posts: 2,209Member Uncommon

    I read somewhere that healing in SWTOR comes with like 2 healing abilties only. Healers rather play like i.e. the ToS in AoC, which is "offensive priest"-like instead of full blown pure healers with two bars of spells at hand.

    Can anyone confirm that?

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  • SpareHigginsSpareHiggins Easton, PAPosts: 2Member

    I did not go past level 15 so things could change as you get higher but I had 2 healing skills by the time I was 14.  The interestng thing was the last one I got was better than the first.

    From what I saw when you go up the healing tree it looks like you get more skills but I wont be sure until I get to it and its still under NDA :)

     

  • gilgamesh9gilgamesh9 austin, TXPosts: 133Member

    To put it simply, the story for the consular... is boring as hell. 

    Part One: Save some holocrons, especially one from the "bad" guy who helped found the jedi order

    Part Two: omg your master is sick, find a cure.

    and then play something else more interesting cause the male voice was getting on my nerves.

  • korvasskorvass den haagPosts: 623Member

    In my opinion, using words like 'enormous', and 'massive' to describe the planet zones is a bit of an overstatement.

    [User edited due to NDA]

    I think the explorative aspects of the game are somewhat mis-represented and overstated.

    That being said, it's not going to detract from the overall enjoyment of the game, and I'll be there drooling at release like everyone else. I just feel that things are getting a little over-hyped, and not being looked at realistically.

    I have no desire to recreate SWG in SWTOR, but for an example of 'massive' planets, then SWG would be a good one.

    There are also a lot of valid concerns that are not being addressed. For one: long term content. I don't mean end-game. [User edited due to NDA]

    I am hoping for a MMO experience that will last me a few years, and I am greatly concerned that TOR is going to run out of tricks and content very, very fast...

    It would be nice, and useful to see some objective negative criticism as well, to balance things out a little.

  • korvasskorvass den haagPosts: 623Member

    ..questing zone, not question zone..

  • DarkPonyDarkPony RotterdamPosts: 5,566Member

    Appreciate the write-up Korvass, but seeing there still is an NDA in place it will probably get removed, better to delete or edit it a bit so it isn't breaking the NDA.

  • korvasskorvass den haagPosts: 623Member

    Yeah, even though it was a simple opinion, it probably breaks some NDA rule or another which I'm bound to. So I don't really care nor mind if it gets deleted.

  • ThorqemadaThorqemada BerlinPosts: 1,277Member Uncommon

    And you leave the cinema when the movie is finished while you can play forever on your adventure playground - has SWTOR enough playground?

    "Torquemada... do not implore him for compassion. Torquemada... do not beg him for forgiveness. Torquemada... do not ask him for mercy. Let's face it, you can't Torquemada anything!"

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  • SenadinaSenadina San Diego, CAPosts: 896Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by korvass

    In my opinion, using words like 'enormous', and 'massive' to describe the planet zones is a bit of an overstatement.

    [User edited due to NDA]

    I think the explorative aspects of the game are somewhat mis-represented and overstated.

    That being said, it's not going to detract from the overall enjoyment of the game, and I'll be there drooling at release like everyone else. I just feel that things are getting a little over-hyped, and not being looked at realistically.

    I have no desire to recreate SWG in SWTOR, but for an example of 'massive' planets, then SWG would be a good one.

    There are also a lot of valid concerns that are not being addressed. For one: long term content. I don't mean end-game. [User edited due to NDA]

    I am hoping for a MMO experience that will last me a few years, and I am greatly concerned that TOR is going to run out of tricks and content very, very fast...

    It would be nice, and useful to see some objective negative criticism as well, to balance things out a little.




     

     Very few MMOs will last you for years. We don't hold single-player games to this unrealistic goal, why do we judge MMOs by this standard? I, for one, am well aware that TOR, as a story-driven game, will eventually run out of story.I am looking forward to the ride, but I don't expect it to last beyond a few months.

    The game I do see myself playing for a long time, although "years" is a stretch, is TSW. With a classless, levelllesss, skill system, it seems the depth is there for a long-term experience.

    Each game is it's own experience, and length doesn't automatically equal better.

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