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I cannot dedicate myself to multiple MMORPG's and I already made two mistakes in past 2-3 years. First was wasting $ on Aion, second was wasting $ on DCUO. Question is will SWTOR be the 3rd mistake or will it top WOW in overall quality.
So let's compare these both MMORPG's from what we know so far and see where they got the edge.
WOW - Endgame (It won't be dying soon. Expect scheduled updates and continued endgame content)
WOW - Combat (Smooth and realistic combat. Very well done and one of the best I've seen)
WOW - UI / Addons (Addons can be helpful or harmful, but WOW became popular due to its useful addons and awesome UI)
SWTOR - Immersion (Compared to WOW I know SWTOR will be far more immersive experience backed by awesome IP)
When it comes to endgame I know SWTOR is a direct copy to WOW. Operations - raids and warzones - battlegrounds. The bounty hunter and jedi classes are typical dps classes. Bounty hunters wont be able to hunt player bounties. The jedi is just your rogue version if you go dual wield or tank if you go one handed.
So all of that being said, SWTOR will surely be a worthy investment just for the exceptional experience you'll be able to encounter as you level your main and alt characters, but once that's consumed the game will fall behind and you'll end up doing the same thing you do in WOW. Show up on weekly shedules, do your operations or rated warzones. SWTOR should've known it will take more than just awesome IP and offering a direct copy of WOW endgame to be in direct competition to WOW. Most players who already got 6-7 characters, lots of gold and well known community around them won't hop to SWTOR until it truly does SOMETHING groundbreaking and innovative in the genre and so far SWTOR has failed to show that.