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  Sevenstar61

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3/20/14 6:22:21 PM#21

Replayability problem??? LMAO This is the first MMO ever that I got to 21 alts in that count about 13 are level 55, 5 between 35 and 40 and few newbies. And still having fun replaying them. Female toons feel different than male toons - try it. It's like you play completely different story. I have only one slot left on my server and or I will have to start to delete toons or move to other server.

The only other game I could get multiple toon to max level was EQ2, but it took me several more years to achieve it and I don't think I had more than 8 toons.


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  Po_gg

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3/20/14 6:22:31 PM#22
Originally posted by Fenrir767

I still have to disagree with saying that LOTRO has a wide variety of leveling options, you have 2-3 zones that cover your level ranges the nice about it is that it's not a strict level cap like wow where all of the zones level ranges match such as in Vanilla.

....

You also run into the issue that once you hit roughly level 50 the game becomes very linear through the new zones sure you can max out your level in the previous zone and sometimes skip zone you also run into the situation where you need to level in both zones to reach the level cap for the two options presented.

Probably you missed the xp changes... no wonder everyone's running around with the turtle pebble (the xp disabler), nowadays you gain xp even if you just standing still - ok, maybe I'm exaggerating a bit :) But seriously, though I opposed the xp boosting many times, it definitely has one positive effect: presently you can questing (and leveling up) any way you like.

For example I'm in the middle of a hobbit journey, with helping the Fellowship and beyond that only the hobbits, plus our grumpy neighbours the travelling dwarves (as a necessity, because there are no hobbit quests in the 35-60 area). So Shire, Staddle, Buckland, Othrikar, Oatbarton and Dwaling, Barachen's camp, then Bilbo in Imladris, Misty Mountains, Zigilgund in Forochel, and then dive into Moria :) Just cherry-picking some quests from every area, it's a totally viable way right now - but I agree, a few years ago with the regular xp gain there were only 2-3 parallel areas for leveling, with a total combination of maybe 10 different routes.

 

To the expansions, Turbine also trying to add at least one alternate route, there's Lorien for Moria, they revamped Enedwaith (from a pure 65 region into a 60-65 one) to give an option to Mirkwood, there's the Great River for Isengard (which also has the Gap and Dunland)... True, Rohan and HD are pretty straightforward areas, but you can spice that up as well with Wildermore if you like.

 

Sorry for the off, back to TOR: I still wish there'd be some more variety during our journey :) when housing will arrive I plan to go back, but it'd be much better if I could play through a new character without the very same filler quests in the very same order...

  Epicon

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3/20/14 6:30:11 PM#23

The problem is, not how they told the stories, but the game design choices of TOR itself and the art direction. They laid a WoW like system down, which people had already been playing for several years. Then spackled it with cartoon graphics (not clone wars cool), and placed lifeless NPCs around instanced smaller maps.

Then end game was also WoW all over again. I have a feeling the higher ups thought by making it so much like WoW (minus the combat), they could easily take a good chunk of WoW's market share, also the star wars name gave them confidence.

The result is, it backfired, giving players feelings of fatigue, after one or two class stories were done.  Because it was so much like WoW, grind, dailies and all.  The game's mains strength story, then became a crutch because now, they don't bring in enough money to continue them, as far as class story and companions. Two of the main things people, liked about the game.

Sorry but a generalized, story involving a planet, without companion interaction for the most part, is not going to cut it, when one planet, should be part of a expansion anyway. This game has been out two years, not a proper expansion yet.

So the people you have left, out of the 1.8 million subs, 500k or so, are the people who like what WoW has to offer, or liked what it used to offer, or hell even people who still play WoW. They like the game, for the familiar system, build around a different world. My guess is, Wildstar, will grab quite a few of them away. Outside, the 500k people, who love the theme park, WoW system, I can't imagine many others liking this game. Maybe single player gamers, who want to enjoy a story or two and quit.  

 

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  Ice-Queen

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3/20/14 7:09:35 PM#24
Very truthful and unbiased review. My first thought was, Am I on mmorpg.com? :)

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  FrodoFragins

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3/20/14 7:18:14 PM#25

SWTOR is great for one play through per faction.  The non class-specific quests make it too tedious to rerun the factions with a different class.

 

They definitely goofed up by not letting the stories take one of two paths, ala WOW and the independent continents.

  Fenrir767

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3/20/14 7:27:56 PM#26
Originally posted by Ice-Queen
Very truthful and unbiased review. My first thought was, Am I on mmorpg.com? :)

I can't say I agree considering he is comparing the game to WoW and LOTRO after many years of content updates and expansions he also doesn't seem to realize that Disney announced just a few months ago that EA had received an extension on their license for 10 years so in my opinion this is just another OP ED piece instead of a truthful and critical look at the game and the state some of it's competitors was in at the same point in their life cycle

  Mr.SeriousGuy

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3/20/14 7:38:57 PM#27
Originally posted by troick

Wow what a pathetic post.  Let's see here I'll write an article touch on every talking point the haters have been spamming forums for the last 2 1/2 years.  I'll leave out most of the actual points that makes this game better then the rest.  Then I will finish with doom and gloom about how Swtor won't survive.  

 

Geez sorry buddy but Swtor is the top 2 or 3 western mmos.  Rehashing all the haters taking point into some pathetic " review" and having mmo post makes him no different then the ones who hijack every thread.  I guess desperation is setting in on extreme level for some omg they are bringing housing and guild ships!  I better write a review and claim doom and gloom for Swtor!  Geez what a joke.  

 yea it went F2P because they couldnt keep the paying customers happy . the content pipe line they said would provide a constant flow of new stuff and be paid for by subscriptions . they pocketed the cash and didnt up date as frequently as they had claimed and people bailed . at this point defending it is like defending WOW . both imploded .

  masaki23

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3/20/14 7:40:41 PM#28

What the game needs is a Burning Crusade type expansion. But do they have the money to do that? the game needs more new planets and expand on the current ones as well. They create alternative path story line to leveling. Maybe just one storyline for all classes but for some parts it would differ in some areas depending on what class your are playing. It would be too costly to create alternative path for each of the classes for leveling. And please get rid of saber restriction in the game.

The wanted to create the ultimate star wars experience but they were just way too restrictive  with this  game. They made a very good star wars experience and a very controlled one at that. For instanced, just look at the lack of races in the game.

  orionblack

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3/20/14 7:47:22 PM#29
Originally posted by FrodoFragins

SWTOR is great for one play through per faction.  The non class-specific quests make it too tedious to rerun the factions with a different class.

 

They definitely goofed up by not letting the stories take one of two paths, ala WOW and the independent continents.

This is exactly what happened to me. Leveled 2 toons to the max, one imp and one republic. With only 5 or so class missions per planet,It definitely got tedious.

  mari3k

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3/20/14 8:30:30 PM#30
swtor is the future of mmorpg

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  Ghern

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3/20/14 9:12:11 PM#31
Originally posted by mari3k
swtor is the future of mmorpg

If this is true than I am finished in the genre.

I found SWTOR to be just an awful experience. I tried with 2 different toons to make it to max level. It bored me to tears. I finally gave up.

  CazNeerg

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3/20/14 9:15:14 PM#32
Originally posted by Ghern

If this is true than I am finished in the genre.

I found SWTOR to be just an awful experience. I tried with 2 different toons to make it to max level. It bored me to tears. I finally gave up.

Same reaction I had to WoW.  TOR on the other hand I found (for one playthrough per faction) to be the best themepark MMORPG I had ever seen.

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  DocBrody

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3/20/14 10:32:50 PM#33

they could do something with the forsaken planets - 

add passing TIME

i.e. a daytime nighttime cycle

and add quests for night, like Age of Conan has

  TheCrow2k

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3/20/14 10:37:19 PM#34
Personally I fount swtor very VERY bland. The single player component is pedestrian and the MMO component sorely lacking.

Its just very mediocre all round & does nothing particularly well. Being Star Wars I had such high hopes but I can't even be bothered to go back now that its F2P.
  whilan

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3/20/14 11:34:22 PM#35

Unless a lot has changed (doubt it) with how the stories work, this is how it works:

You have 4 planets (2 classes on each planet) you stay there for about 8 or so levels (if you follow the story, the more you follow it the faster you're likely to leave it), You are then pushed off into the capital planet, 1 for each side for a total of 2 planets (4 classes on each planet), this is the most dense amount of classes you'll see regularly, all of the classes for that side are together.  You stay there for a bit longer until you get your ship (or in some cases get it back).

At this point you are free to go anywhere you like, you can even go to Hoth at a very low level (i've done this), you'll probably die at that level but you can do it, There also won't be any quests but you can do it. You can go to almost any planet on the map and fight monsters if you wish. The planets don't open up one at a time as you progress through the story after you get the ship. They all open up once you get your ship repeat they all open up at the same time. (some of the expansions might be different, i think theres one planet that is end game that doesn't open up until you are level 55, but that I believe is only level gated, not story gated). The only big difference I see here is that you can't go to the republic worlds version or their capital planet, that sucks and i still would love to see that changed, but they don't open up like A>B>C>D>E>F like the article seems to make it sound. It goes like this A>B>all the rest of the planets>F(which is level gated). 

Granted you have a story to follow but after the first two worlds you can ditch those and just do the world planet/bonus version of said world once you are high enough level. Should they open up the story for more replay? Yeah thats a given but they also got to take into account if thats feasible or a good idea and they have determined that isn't at this time. You do periodically go back and do stuff on these starter worlds, Sith warrior storyline is a good example, sadly it's if i recall correctly in an instance so pfft but you do at least end up back on that world for a little bit.

The way the game works is very similar to other MMOs including the two listed, once you get out of the starting area you can go to other parts of the world (or in swtor case other worlds themselves). If you go to higher level areas before you are ready in either of those two games the mobs will destroy you, and you won't have any quests...just like swtor.

 

PS. oh yeah, doing the whole cata thing..from what i remember didn't work out too well for them, so yeah theres that.

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  druidsfire

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3/21/14 12:33:21 AM#36
Originally posted by TouchMyCookie
Agreed, however do you know how long that initial contract is?

Last I heard, they still had nearly 3 years to go on the contract.  For those commenting on the EA/Disney 10-year agreement, please bear in mind that that particular overarching contract was more generic, just for any kind of Star Wars game, not specifically SWTOR. 

  druidsfire

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3/21/14 12:37:44 AM#37
Originally posted by Xsorus

Going to disagree with this post, Mainly because how you level is entirely up to you outside of the Class Quest

You don't have to do the planet quests, or the other quests on a Planet..You can level entirely by doing space quests if ya want..Or you can just pvp to 50, Or you can just Dungeon to 50...Or you can just do Heroics on a Planet and nothing else.

In fact doing Heroics on a Planet and nothing else is how i lvled my first toon...I didn't see most of the content in the game until I finished my 3rd guy...

 

 

Oh, there's other ways to level, certainly,  GSF, on-rails space, PVP, Flashpoints, but that wasn't my point.  The actual core game is what I was focusing on.  All those other bits are far more easily moddable because they're add-ons.

  druidsfire

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3/21/14 12:49:59 AM#38
Originally posted by troick

Wow what a pathetic post.  Let's see here I'll write an article touch on every talking point the haters have been spamming forums for the last 2 1/2 years.  I'll leave out most of the actual points that makes this game better then the rest.  Then I will finish with doom and gloom about how Swtor won't survive.  

 

Geez sorry buddy but Swtor is the top 2 or 3 western mmos.  Rehashing all the haters taking point into some pathetic " review" and having mmo post makes him no different then the ones who hijack every thread.  I guess desperation is setting in on extreme level for some omg they are bringing housing and guild ships!  I better write a review and claim doom and gloom for Swtor!  Geez what a joke.  

 

 

I must say that this comment amused me a great deal.  And you should be aware that I'm actually more often accused of being a paid shill because I pull more punches about the game than most people do, so it amused me to be lumped in with the haters.  Also, your estimation of where SWTOR ranks in Western MMOs? Almost right.  It's #2 behind WoW, per my interview with Jeff Hickman and Bruce Maclean on this very site last month.  They said over 1 million unique logins per month, so it's not a game that's doing poorly.

 

On the other hand, I am willing to acknowledge what I perceive to be the game's limitations despite being an open SWTOR fangirl.  Me, I'd freakin' love it if BWA could thump down twenty new planets and let us run around willy-nilly in terms of story.  However, their basic core design makes that developmentally prohibitive.  It could be done with enough devs back on the payroll and willingness to pony up for the excellent voice-acting the game is deservedly famous for.  Do I see that happening?  Nope.  I'd love to be proven wrong on the matter, though.

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3/21/14 12:59:23 AM#39
Originally posted by druidsfire

Last I heard, they still had nearly 3 years to go on the contract.  For those commenting on the EA/Disney 10-year agreement, please bear in mind that that particular overarching contract was more generic, just for any kind of Star Wars game, not specifically SWTOR. 

It's not specific to TOR, but there is no reason to believe it doesn't include it.  And it seems unlikely that if Disney thought of TOR as a failure that they would give EA a ten year contract for all things Star Wars, they wouldn't want the IP in the hands of people they thought would devalue it.

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3/21/14 1:02:36 AM#40
Originally posted by CazNeerg
Originally posted by druidsfire

Last I heard, they still had nearly 3 years to go on the contract.  For those commenting on the EA/Disney 10-year agreement, please bear in mind that that particular overarching contract was more generic, just for any kind of Star Wars game, not specifically SWTOR. 

It's not specific to TOR, but there is no reason to believe it doesn't include it.  And it seems unlikely that if Disney thought of TOR as a failure that they would give EA a ten year contract for all things Star Wars, they wouldn't want the IP in the hands of people they thought would devalue it.

Technically EA doesn't hold a contract for online titles, disney retained those.

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