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Darth Debate: SWG Vs. SWTOR

DauzqulDauzqul Detroit, MIPosts: 1,491Member Uncommon

Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided Vs. Star Wars: The Old Republic

Which did you enjoy the most and why?

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  • TraugarTraugar Robbinsville, NCPosts: 183Member Uncommon
    SWG made for a better MMO.  TOR is an enjoyable game, but overall it feels more like KOTOR 3 with a few multiplayer options.  SWG was a game that had a community, and you made your own name for good or bad.  
  • QuirhidQuirhid TamperePosts: 6,211Member Uncommon
    Personally, neither.

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  • DauzqulDauzqul Detroit, MIPosts: 1,491Member Uncommon

    Star Wars Galaxies was better.

    Hmm. Let me try to choose my words carefully. SWG seemed like it was made for adults, whereas SWTOR felt like it was made for 6th-9th graders.

    SWG was deeper in almost every aspect, e.g., exploration, crafting, economy, world size, social environment. SWTOR, however, was deeper via story & lore.

    SWTOR felt like I was watching a movie. SWG felt like I was making a movie.

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  • SwaneaSwanea Vegas, NVPosts: 2,366Member Uncommon
    Is this supposed to be close?  I'm pretty sure the population here prefers swg because of the crafting and the rose colored SAFTEY GOGGLES!
  • GwapoJoshGwapoJosh Auburn, INPosts: 1,003Member Uncommon
    Obviously SWG..  That's like comparing the best restaurant in town with the absolute worst restaurant in town ;)

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  • FromHellFromHell NY, NYPosts: 1,311Member

    Let me put it this way, compared to SWTOR, SWG was a masterpiece. And it actually felt like a STAR WARS game.

    SWTOR feels like an example how to not design a MMO.

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  • PhryPhry OxfordshirePosts: 7,526Member Rare
    Why? some things are just too obvious to need any kind of explanation image
  • fat_taddlerfat_taddler Wanaque, NJPosts: 286Member
    Originally posted by mmoDAD
    Star Wars Galaxies was better. Hmm. Let me try to choose my words carefully. SWG seemed like it was made for adults, whereas SWTOR felt like it was made for 6th-9th graders. SWG was deeper in almost every aspect, e.g., exploration, crafting, economy, world size, social environment. SWTOR, however, was deeper via story & lore. SWTOR felt like I was watching a movie. SWG felt like I was making a movie.

    Exactly!!

  • ZagavaVonnZagavaVonn Toronto, ONPosts: 291Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by FromHell
    Let me put it this way, compared to SWTOR, SWG was a masterpiece. And it actually felt like a STAR WARS game. SWTOR feels like an example how to not design a MMO.

    SWG still has features (housing, harvestors, crafting, dancing / music, I won"t go on) that few if any other games have been able to implement.

    SWG was a masterpiece.... a really demented crazy masterpiece, but nonetheless a super-fun fun piece of gonzo work. :)

    SWTOR is a template-done cash shop zergfest, with dozens of games already doing it better.

    Sad to see SWG go.

  • DauzqulDauzqul Detroit, MIPosts: 1,491Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by aktalat
    Originally posted by FromHell
    Let me put it this way, compared to SWTOR, SWG was a masterpiece. And it actually felt like a STAR WARS game. SWTOR feels like an example how to not design a MMO.

    SWG still has features (housing, harvestors, crafting, dancing / music, I won"t go on) that few if any other games have been able to implement.

    SWG was a masterpiece.... a really demented crazy masterpiece, but nonetheless a super-fun fun piece of gonzo work. :)

    SWTOR is a template-done cash shop zergfest, with dozens of games already doing it better.

    Sad to see SWG go.

    I hear ya. It's like innovation started to devolve after SWG, whereas marketing and cash-making ploys began evolving after WoW.

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  • LoverNoFighterLoverNoFighter Star CItyPosts: 294Member
    Originally posted by mmoDAD
    Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided Vs. Star Wars: The Old Republic Which did you enjoy the most and why?

    SWG ( pre cu ) the only alternative for me.

    SWG was the MMORPG with the biggest potential of all.

    Even in its unfinished and flawed version, it was the most fun game I've ever played.

  • TraugarTraugar Robbinsville, NCPosts: 183Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Swanea
    Is this supposed to be close?  I'm pretty sure the population here prefers swg because of the crafting and the rose colored SAFTEY GOGGLES!

    No goggles needed.  I preferred it because it was a better MMO.  Played plenty before, and after it.  Amazingly the only one that my enjoyment of is ever questioned is SWG.  People like you keep saying that I didn't really like it, and that all my good memories of it are because of rose tinted glasses.  If I hadn't of liked it then I would have done like I did with every other game that I haven't enjoyed (both before, and after swg).  I wouldn't have subbed. Currently I do have a sub for TOR.  Not because it is a great game, but because I am enjoying it for the time being.  I guess in a couple years any good memories I have from TOR will be because of rose tinted glasses. Just like all my memories from any other game.  I haven't really enjoyed any of them.  I just thought I did.  

  • ThorkuneThorkune Eastern, KYPosts: 1,923Member Uncommon
    I stayed with SWG for 6 straight years. I am lucky to last 6 months in any other MMO. Like others have said...SWG felt like Star Wars.
  • RobsolfRobsolf Grand Rapids, MIPosts: 4,311Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by mmoDAD

    SWTOR felt like I was watching a movie. SWG felt like I was making a movie.

    I'd say... SWTOR felt like I was interacting in a movie.  SWG felt like I was participating in a documentary.  A really bugged, rubber bandy documentary.

    SWG was better and more interesting in concept, but a trainwreck in implementation.  SWTOR was KOTOR 3, for better or for worse.

  • aRtFuLThinGaRtFuLThinG MelbournePosts: 1,245Member Uncommon

    SWG pre NGE because it was one of the few mmos out there that actually feels like a virtual world.

     

    When you get people who wants to be spice pushers and dancers in a game, you know it is a virtual world lol

  • VengeSunsoarVengeSunsoar Posts: 5,698Member Uncommon

    well I played swg for about 5 months off/on, never more than a week at a time.  While there were a lot of option, personally I felt the game was complete garbage.

    I played swtor for about 20 days straight so hmm.  I'd say swtor was more fun for me.  Overall the two were about the same, for very different reasons. 

  • erictlewiserictlewis Cottondale, ALPosts: 3,021Member Uncommon
    swtor is lame sauce and does not even comare to swg. 
  • BurntvetBurntvet Baltimore, MDPosts: 3,297Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by aRtFuLThinG
    SWG pre NGE because it was one of the few mmos out there that actually feels like a virtual world.   When you get people who wants to be spice pushers and dancers in a game, you know it is a virtual world lol

    Yup.

    It was the only game where I could always log in and do something different.

    If I didn't want to craft, I could go prospect for the new resources.

    If I didn't want to do that, I could go PvE and try for rare items drops (Rancor hide was always a favorite).

    If I didn't want to PvE, there was ALWAYS PvP rolling somewhere, In Theed, Cnet, or between Anchorhead/Bestine.

    If I didn't want to PvP, I could go PvE or PvP in space.

    And all of that was if there was nothing going on on the guild side or if noone in the guild needed help with something.

     

    There has never been a game with so many different things to do, and most of them entertaining (even the crafting, I LOVED getting the big numbers on crafted items).

    Too bad SOE mismanaged that game into oblivion....

     

  • OnomasOnomas USAPosts: 1,129Member Uncommon

    SWG even after the NGE/CU was still a better game than most these new aged mmo's. The NGE did bring some good features, but also destroyed a few many loved. It was a love/hate thing. I played from day one for 71/2 years and still can not find many games even close to it. But my hopes are high with the new push for sandboxes coming up soon.

     

    If SWTOR was made after SWG it would have done far better in my opinion.

  • ZombieKenZombieKen Northwest, INPosts: 5,034Member Uncommon

    Voted SWG.  For me SWTOR runs too poorly to even be considered for a vote, plus it rides on rails.


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  • kadepsysonkadepsyson Phoenix, AZPosts: 1,917Member Uncommon

    It is funny remembering back to before SWTOR was released.  All these people here on the mmorpg.com forums calling it the wow killer, saying it'd be the best ever, praising its voice overs.

    If it was the same game as far as mechanics and features, but the graphics and text and such were changed so that it didn't relate to Star Wars in any way, I wonder how big a difference that would have made in the hype for it.

    I mean, it's got Star Wars in the name so it must be the second coming of video game jesus, right?

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  • OberholzerOberholzer Hasbrouck Heights, NJPosts: 498Member
    This poll needs the option "I made this poll to beat a dead horse"
  • ZagavaVonnZagavaVonn Toronto, ONPosts: 291Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by kadepsyson
    It is funny remembering back to before SWTOR was released.  All these people here on the mmorpg.com forums calling it the wow killer, saying it'd be the best ever, praising its voice overs. If it was the same game as far as mechanics and features, but the graphics and text and such were changed so that it didn't relate to Star Wars in any way, I wonder how big a difference that would have made in the hype for it. I mean, it's got Star Wars in the name so it must be the second coming of video game jesus, right?

    Um, I think the question was SWG vs SWTOR and why.... :)

  • kadepsysonkadepsyson Phoenix, AZPosts: 1,917Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Oberholzer
    This poll needs the option "I made this poll to beat a dead horse"

    What if that option got more than one vote?

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  • kadepsysonkadepsyson Phoenix, AZPosts: 1,917Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by aktalat
    Originally posted by kadepsyson
    It is funny remembering back to before SWTOR was released.  All these people here on the mmorpg.com forums calling it the wow killer, saying it'd be the best ever, praising its voice overs. If it was the same game as far as mechanics and features, but the graphics and text and such were changed so that it didn't relate to Star Wars in any way, I wonder how big a difference that would have made in the hype for it. I mean, it's got Star Wars in the name so it must be the second coming of video game jesus, right?

    Um, I think the question was SWG vs SWTOR and why.... :)

    Ok, sorry.  To answer, I'd take SWG over SWTOR.  The feature set, the skill system, the crafting, the open-ness.

    Most importantly, it isn't SWTOR.

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