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I have waited a long time for another SW MMO since the hacking to bits of SWG. I'm a big Star Wars fan; actually I’m only 5'8 so not that big. Anyway, SWG was my 1st MMO I played and I loved it. The community was great, the crafting was complex, PVP was awesome, player cities, and I could go on and on. Even though the game wasn’t finished and quests were broken the game was really enjoyable. I played for 3 years on Ahazi until the NGE and for me even though I’m from the UK playing with you Yanks was awesome! I made some great friends which i still keep in contact with today. For me the community was the best and it really shows as I have played other MMO's and left and I rarely keep in touch with anybody as there isn’t the community SWG had. The community was spawned from a good economy, player cities, pvp and just helping others and other helping you. I loved that the best weapon smith on Ahazi was a women called Wednesday and everyone bought weapons from her as her weapons rocked! It was almost like real life, you get good service and a good deal you go back!
SWG was and still is the best MMO I have ever played. SWG opened up the world of other MMO games and i have played a few including Lineage 2, AOC, RF, WOW and now LOTRO. Ok, SWG how we know it is dead and I’m not asking for SWTOR to be SWG, what I am asking for is not to make a clone of WOW or any other MMO out there. Even though I play LOTRO and enjoy it, it’s hardly anything new to the MMO market. In fact it is very much like WOW. I couldn’t play WOW due to the graphics; I hated them even though I though the game play was ok. As i'm a LOTR fan i thought i would play it and found it very like WOW and it is the only MMO on the market i care to play. What i'm trying to say if Bioware want for subscribers to pay for SWTOR instead of WOW or anyother game like it they should make a game which is set apart from the rest and totally unique. If they dont i may as well just play WOW or LOTRO.
At the end of the day none of us know what the game is going to be like, but all i ask is no to the same old carp that is being churned up in the MMO market. Go and kill 10,000 mobs and then carry something to some loser half way across the map = boring zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. I just hope they don’t make this mistake and make the MMO market fresh again. Please bioware give us something new, totally new! It like MMO developers haven’t got any balls to think outside of the WOW box. Just imagine if in the motor industry for example if all the manufactures made the same car with the same specs? Why would you buy a Ford over a BMW?
Another asks am i hoping they sell life times subs. I can’t play as much as I like as I run a large business. I don’t mind paying out and playing when I can. Only a wish though.