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Title: SWTOR Anyone?
Post by: Arcvile on November 07, 2011, 07:45:18 AM
Anyone planning on playing at launch?


Title: Re: SWTOR Anyone?
Post by: Jutlin on November 07, 2011, 09:22:42 PM
Definitely maybe!


Title: Re: SWTOR Anyone?
Post by: Jutlin on November 12, 2011, 08:58:47 AM
Received a beta invite yesterday.  Anyone else doing beta coming up?


Title: Re: SWTOR Anyone?
Post by: Arcvile on November 14, 2011, 07:45:13 AM
Yup got the invite to the stress test weekend here as well. 27gig download on a on A 2meg line is gonna hurt


Title: Re: SWTOR Anyone?
Post by: gondul on November 21, 2011, 05:00:49 PM
27 gigs?  :o  That seems a tad excessive...

-Gon


Title: Re: SWTOR Anyone?
Post by: Jutlin on November 23, 2011, 01:19:50 PM
Huh, don't recall mine being that much.
I did DL the launcher and such, patched up for when the beta weekend starts.
But I am getting way more interested in the Secret World.  The recent press reviews look very promising.
No levels (sorta), no classes, definitely, and some interesting quest ideas.
But again, it's FC.  Not that I didn't devote 7 years of my life to FC already....

http://www.thesecretworld.com/news/the_secret_world_previews_hit_today



Title: Re: SWTOR Anyone?
Post by: Jutlin on November 25, 2011, 11:43:35 PM
So far so good, little buggy (can't logout, cute trick huh?).

How's your experience?
To me it does feel a bit like KOTOR on steroids, and I'm sort of over lightsabers. 



Title: Re: SWTOR Anyone?
Post by: Arcvile on November 26, 2011, 07:39:20 AM
What server are you on jutters? and whats your toon name?

I'm in the second wave of testers so don't get in game for another hour or so

I agree on the Secret World, it really does like good, SWTOR is just a filler for me.  Who is up for resurrecting Adrastus for Secret World?


Title: Re: SWTOR Anyone?
Post by: Jutlin on November 26, 2011, 02:01:46 PM
That'd be awesome.  I'm leaning illuminati, has that Omni feel to it.
I forget what server I was on, everything was full just picked something, still in the temple area startup stuff.
Let me know what you're on and I'll log to it laters.


Title: Re: SWTOR Anyone?
Post by: Arcvile on November 27, 2011, 09:43:37 AM
I'm leaning towards illuminati as well, though London looks pretty damn good in the preview shots.

I'm playing an imperial agent on Dorin Sky - EU PvE


Title: Re: SWTOR Anyone?
Post by: Jutlin on November 28, 2011, 07:51:20 AM
I do like the imperial agent the most so far. 
Have to say though, the more I play the more i fee like, wow, this is exactly like KOTOR but it's an mmo and is a smidge, smidge less linear. 
The long cutscenes are getting to me.  There has to be a way to get through convos without all the acting and talking!!!!

Also, only having one skill or two per level, no real choices with development, it's a bit simple minded.

No twinking in this game!


Title: Re: SWTOR Anyone?
Post by: Arcvile on November 28, 2011, 09:24:05 AM
Just trying a Jedi Knight at the moment, story is weaker than the IA, did a flashpoint with the IA, the group conversations don't really work imho. The story certainly makes the usual fetch carry kill quests go quicker, game seems to flow nicely.

I agree on the simple development, but that is the way MMO's seem to be going - I long to allocate stat points like in AO.

You can speed up the convos by hitting left mouse, stops them gabbling, just read the summary text :)


Title: Re: SWTOR Anyone?
Post by: Arcvile on December 06, 2011, 07:24:26 AM
Will anyone be playing?  I'm will be there at launch and rolling an imperial agent, tried most classes out on each side over the beta weekends and for me the IA stands out.


Title: Re: SWTOR Anyone?
Post by: Jutlin on December 10, 2011, 08:04:34 AM
I don't know, may take up eve on the three months for 15 bucks thing in the meanwhile, before Secret World comes out.

I have to say TSW just keeps on making me anxious.

Spoke with Cdogg, the current head of the Rennaissance in AO, and he is in beta, says he loves but his computer is a little too old for it.  He said it looks great, combat's great, and he loves the quests and such.  Said the pvp was actually fun, who'da thunk.

You know, a game with no levels, i mean, it's just something that will take a while to sink in that you can't look at someone and figure out how strong they should be just based on gear and the number next to their name.



Title: Re: SWTOR Anyone?
Post by: Arcvile on December 10, 2011, 01:04:28 PM
I used to love EVE, but it takes over your life :)  Got an account you can have if you want, think the character has around 7mil skill points.

I think TSW will be a breath of fresh air.  Looking forward to spending hours putting together different builds and such.  do we get to allocate stat points? or is it solely gear and skills?  The no level thing should be interesting, I remember reading that mobs don't have levels, you had to gauge how tough they were by their looks.  So could it be a thinking persons mmo? I hope so.


Title: Re: SWTOR Anyone?
Post by: Aradda on December 14, 2011, 09:48:07 AM
Late into the convo but my wife and I will be playing SWTOR.

It is very WOW, which is not a bad thing, after playing many MMOs the controls in WOW just work. I find that if you fiddle with them just a bit you can either A) make the game feel strange or B) actually improve it. Unfortunately the results are almost always A because not enough testing goes into that aspect.

I do agree though I kind of miss the "openess" of skill point allocation. But I understand why developers do it, it simplifies balancing. But even with things like AO you have some best of the best builds and to do anything else tends to gimp your character so it is not as open as we would like to think it is. But I do miss AO's twinking, I don't think we will ever see the likes of it again, god how I miss running around for an hour trying different ways of getting that 1 extra tutorial point to equip something else that would give me the points to put in that one extra implant level that would let me get into that other piece of armor that would...

I we are starting Republic side first with Jedi ( I did really love the IA too, the Shiv was a cool effect ). Just waiting on seeing when we get early access, I didn't pre order till Oct so I have a feeling we might not get in till tomorrow.


Title: Re: SWTOR Anyone?
Post by: Tubarolean on January 10, 2012, 03:26:09 AM
Actually the controls and UI are terrible ;p

I'm playing this, am on Wound in the Force, Empire side. Currently all raid content done minus hard mode SOA as its virtually impossible the way its tuned. But the games fun. Refreshment on how well balance the pvp is and the raids being technical but not rediculously crazy with mechanics is bright. The UI as i said is utterly bad, especially for healing, no eay to track DOTS, raid frames are bad, no debuffs showing and such, just reminds me of what a ui/frame setup from 15 years ago felt like.

Hopefully they'll be adding a combat log an allowing for simple UI/Raid add ons. I wouldn't mind them never allowing in something like boss mods, but atleast a proper raid frame mod that shpwed debuffs/buffs and a way to have more then 2 bottom bars so there's no need for the right/left.


Title: Re: SWTOR Anyone?
Post by: Arcvile on January 12, 2012, 02:58:20 AM
The UI isn't the best that's for sure.  The game is a nice distraction, the bugs are annoying, really finding the crash to login when joining WZ's particularly annoying.  Also the guild I'm in tried a big event in Illum which was crippled by lag, every time the Illum quest text popped up on screen it lagged everyone out.  Also it's not possible to kill base turrets (well it is but the instantly re-spawn).  As an IA i find the ability delay/responsiveness issue a real pain and cover bug is still not fixed.

Despite the champion bag loot lottery I've pretty much got the full champ PvP set.

I'm playing on Tomb of Freedon Nadd, actually mad a fat jedi warrior on wound in the force when our server went down :D


Title: Re: SWTOR Anyone?
Post by: Tubarolean on January 13, 2012, 11:59:48 PM
Very nice arc :) im on empire side, Body Type Four, but I'm body type 2, IA, healing spec. It's just rather annoying not being able to see time left on my hot's on the raid frame. The health bar scaling helped a bit for knowing who really needs healing but it's not enough. We cleared all of 8man nightmare this week minus SOA, 213k hp on the mind traps in 8man is an error lol. No possible way to destroy them in time and dps the boss, it's literally mathatically impossible. Got him to 3% in 16 man though, so atleast that portion is working.

I'm also sitting in nearly full champ gear  just missing head and mainhand, but am expecting to hit battlemaster this week! The 17th is 1.1, i'm not going to expect a whole lot of bug fixes, but the fix/change list and updates are pretty impressive. Just hope that it's a little less bug riddled then the game launch.


Title: Re: SWTOR Anyone?
Post by: Arcvile on January 26, 2012, 12:23:48 PM
Well dipped my toe into the PvE last week and cleared EV and KP on 8 man normal mode, going to clear them again this week and have a pop at hard mode.  Valour Rank 50 now with a full set of champ gear.  Really enjoyed the mechanics of some of the boss fights, wouldn't say they were to much of a challenge but fun none the less.

We have a fairly populated server so Illum isn't that bad, quite a bit of push and shove from Empire and Republic.

The bug's seem to be getting squashed at a fairly steady rate, personaly my experience as a sniper is that the classes are fairly well balanced despite the screaming and whinning on the forums.  I'd say the foundations are fairly solid, lets hope they nail the responsivness issue.


Title: Re: SWTOR Anyone?
Post by: Tubarolean on January 27, 2012, 01:14:42 AM
haha nice, be glad you didn't get the 240k hp on the mindtraps bug in nightmare 8 man, was fun ;P we've cleared karaggas hard, should have nightmare down this week.

I don't really understand why they are nerfing Operative damage, it honestly isn't that bad unless they seriously overgear you. If you survive their opening burst, they die fairly easy. I solo them all the time as a healing Operative. Other then that, it's usually a really fair fight imo, comes down to best rotation/counters.


Title: Re: SWTOR Anyone?
Post by: Arcvile on January 27, 2012, 07:55:37 AM
I never found operatives that bad either, maybe the initial CC was a tad strong, but to be fair CC in the game is out of hand, Resolve flat out doesn't work most of the time, CC's that should break on dmg don't etc etc.  The insane damage came from the stacking of buffs and was not limited to operatives, this got fixed in 1.1 and coupled with the fact that more people are running around with a good amount of expertise I don't think any one class is hitting people for silly damage.

Personally i tend to get 4-4.5k on an ambush crit without buffs, guessing i might be able to push that nearer 5k with buffs on a light armour wearer.  My PvE damage however is insane :D  Just wish they would hurry up and fix Tier 3 weapons