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A honest review of SW:TOR 6/10 (Danny Wojcicki)
I angered the clerk in a clothing shop today. She asked me what size I was and I said actual, because I am not to scale. I like vending machines 'cause snacks are better when they fall. If I buy a candy bar at a store, oftentimes, I will drop it... so that it achieves its maximum flavor potential. --Mitch Hedberg
Game is what I expected for the most part.
A bit disappointed with the dungeons but on the other hand I'm enjoying WvW a lot more than I thought I would. So pretty much evens out.
1. For god's sake mmo gamers, enough with the analogies. They're unnecessary and your comparisons are terrible, dissimilar, and illogical.
2. To posters feeling the need to state how f2p really isn't f2p: Players understand the concept. You aren't privy to some secret the rest are missing. You're embarrassing yourself.
3. Yes, Cpt. Obvious, we're not industry experts. Now run along and let the big people use the forums for their purpose.
I'm still playing it every night since day 1 of early access, which is a fairly good indicator to me that its holding my interest.
With SWTOR, after the first week and a half I started to lose interest and forgot to log in after almost 3 weeks.
My biggest problem with GW2 is that there are so many fun characters to play I have run out of slots
"When people don't know much about something, they tend to fill in the blanks the way they want them to be filled in. They are almost always disappointed." - Will Wright
DE's disappointed me. Especially some of the big badass looking ones from the trailers. The Shatterer has to be the most underwhelming boss for how awesome he looks.
sPvP is terrible shape right now in my opinion.
So far the only redeeming feature is WvW, which is hampered by queue times.
Originally posted by Metentso Sighs.. i forgot to add the "dont' have the game/view results" option.
Don't worry, on these boards, they'll all pick the negative option anyway .
It has far exceeded my expectations.
Originally posted by Metentso Please chose...
Still not out of the "Honey Moon Period" which is on average 3months. After that we'll see, but so far every single one of my multi-game members of our guild have stopped playing save for me and 1 other (of 36).
-Games is too easy.
-No point once you hit 80 other than repeating the same tired dungeons, or zone events that get boring to repeat over and over.
-WvWvW is a massive zergfest, and player skill plays no part in victories.
-Crafting is worthless when dropped is infinitely easier & better to obtain.
-Can't make a profit on the market by crafting when you're in competition with EVERY single server (yea, the auction house is GAME WIDE).
-Replayability is extremely low as after the first two toons you've seen it all and tired of it already.
-Equipment doesn't change appearance until 30s, and then again in the 60s, then finally at the 80s unless you spam horribly easy dungeons for dungeon karma. Now, granted our guild is used to actually difficult games like FF11, Everquest, Lineage II, DAOC, EQ2 raids. So we're used to being challenged.
I think at the end of the day if you're not coming from WoW GW2 might just be too easy for you .
However, it was certainly worth the $60, but would have failed worse than SWTOR had it been sub-fee based.
The Theory of Conservative Conservation of Ignorant Stupidity:Having a different opinion must mean you're a troll.
I like the fact that I have done DE and wvw succesfully all the way up to 80. Working on my second toon now.
This MMO by far has to be the best soloable MMO I've played in a long while...and that's saying something. I never joined a party (well...if you consider the wvw party I guess...) all the way up to and including level 80.
It's very refresing to solo all the way up and not have to rely on your buddy to your left or right and hope they do their job adequately.
8/10 in my book.
-1 for no dungeon finder setup (I do realize the dungeons probably got the best gear....)
-1 for spvp.
It's pretty much what I expected, which is sort of normal when you played all the betas.
In some ways it even outdoes my expectations, most notably when it comes to exploration.
Feel free to use my referral link for SW:TOR if you want to test out the game. You'll get some special unlocks!
Originally posted by TigerAero (I do realize the dungeons probably got the best gear....)
Originally posted by demodar Well you know most of those new games are massive hype at first and then a massive failure , the only thing that keeps their reputation up is the fact they sold so many copies to people who had hopes and dreams for something good
Yeah, except the poll says otherwise...
I had below expecations even though fanatic players hyped it up beyond belief. I didn't buy much into the hype, but more so from my friends wanting me to play GW2 with them. I knew going into this game it was just another high fantasy themepark mmo, I think the only bonus players will keep playing is because it has no monthly fee to worry about.
On my front, the game is getting a little stale for me, but can be entertaining at times. GW2 just isn't really striking me on being different from the recent games like aion, rift, tera and even wow. I guess it depends on what you like to play and gw2 is newer than the rest now so it will be played more than others.
I still can't focus/commit myself to a single toon.
Two 20 somethings one 30 something.
I haven't had the time to play as much as I'd like to, but I can't seem to pick one toon and stick with it!
In answer to the OP:
Events (I'd rather not call them Dynamic) have lived up to my initial expectations: they read good on paper, but in play they get boring. What I mean is once I've done a particular DE, I don't opt to do it again because they are not interesting enough to do twice. I appreciate the fact that each wrapper is different, but at the core they are all the same archetype quests we have seen before (escort, defend, collecting, etc).
I'd actually prefer an option to turn off Events I've completed since seeing the same one reoccur time after time is cumbersome.
In the end, I think it's an extremely over-hyped simple mechanic that really doesn't do pqs as different to warrant its advertisement.
edit: May have read thev thread wrong. Thought you were asking about Dynamic Events. As for the whole game, I had low expectations to begin with. I am still enjoying myself, but not as much as I typically enjoy most MMOs. For me, it gets repetitive fast.
Fanbois are still in controll here, ask this question again in a week. Seems the game has peaked and is starting its slide.
Already seeing people who left for good the sandbox im playing for GW2, and that was a much quicker turnaround than it was with SWTOR.
Originally posted by BadSpockI still can't focus/commit myself to a single toon.Two 20 somethings one 30 something.I haven't had the time to play as much as I'd like to, but I can't seem to pick one toon and stick with it!