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11/23/12 10:19:01 PM#1
I have been looking forward to play Star Wars Old Republic (STOR) since the game was release, but could not play it since was subscription based game until now. My experience with MMORPGs has been Asian based games like Flyff, Grand Fantasia, Vindictus, and Mabinogi. STOR will be my first Western MMORPG that I seriously spend time with. My impression is based on the trooper class - levels 1 to 11.
There is one note I would make with the installation client: it consist of two parts: 1GB starter files and a 15 GB main game files. Initially when I saw that the installation was only 1 GB, I thought the installation process would be quick. I was a little dismay when I saw that the starter files finished downloading, the installer started downloading the rest of the 15 GB game! Needless to say, I when to bed while I let my computer download the game files.
One improvement that I suggest is Bioware/EA make is to release the client as a torrent download. That way the game would be easier to install a new or a different computer instead of downloading the large files all over again.
The level progression is steady where you kill off one area of mobs and you go on the next area where the mobs are just a little more powerful. Overall there are no mobs that weren’t too hard to handle except on a few missions. There is one is mission as a trooper I had a very difficult time dealing with. In the mission The Separatists' Stronghold, there was a green room where you had to use data spike on Separatists' comm console. I was taken back on how difficult the mobs were in the room. I had to die at least over 50 times in the room before I was able to complete it.
Speaking about death, there is no harsh penalty for dying in the game. In the game you get a medic droid that can revive you on the spot (up to level 10) or you are revived in a medical area usually several rooms away.
Another downside is where are all the events? Other MMORPGs have Halloween and Christmas events. With the launch of Star Wars F2P in November, I expected a big promotional event like a free F2P special item. Granted Christmas doesn’t fit in the Star Wars universe, but the GM can always make up an event. It already happened with Light Day in the Star Wars Christmas Special.
The good news is I have not seen any good farmers or automatic bots found in Asian MMORPGS – yet.
If you have going after the single player experience STOR has something to offer for you. The storyline is wonderful and it is the only element saving STOR from being a complete waste.
If you hare looking for a multiplayer community, it’s a little disappointing. Unless EA/Bioware makes the community more interactive, I do not think I will play STOR in the long-term.
12/04/12 7:39:03 PM#2
I am installing it now. Hope I'll get to download all 25gb by tommorow morning ;]
my plan is to play a sith inquisitor to the level cap and uninstall
12/04/12 8:09:47 PM#3
Originally posted by Szkieletor
Awesome. That will show them!
Release a game with a very large established fanbase from 10+ years of bnet history when the market was still emerging and the casual base had not yet been established, thus ripe for harvesting a momentious self perpetuating playerbase people never leave because they have X hours invested in their characters, and their friends and everyone else plays anyway. Not discounting Blizzard quality... but WoW's success is as much about perfect timing as it is quality, if not more so. - Derros