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Why I'm not buying SWTOR..yet

Millions of rabid Star Wars fans can't be wrong on launch day, can they?
Disclaimer: The following article is the sole opinion of its author and does not represent in its thoughts or opinions. This is not an official editorial article.

Yes, I am a SWG vet.  If any of you were on Chilastra, I was Ashtara, the one and only female lizard in the entire world -- which made it kind of interesting over all.  I loved the game, and at this point, I think SOE is never getting a penny more of my gaming dollars, although I did go play EQII for a while, and give them various other chances.  The rootkit was the last straw, I think.

But I love Bioware and I love Star Wars -- so, why wouldn't I have a pre-order in?  I was in the weekend betas.  I've been registered on the web site for years.  I shopped for guilds ages ago.  I've followed the news on the game since announcement.

I haven't put in a pre-order.  First, I think the launch is going to be bad.  The stress tests on the servers were pretty godawful.  I don't care if I'm at level cap fast -- I'm not a PvPer primarily.  I suspect I might be heading for a PvE/RP server, which could still involve some PvP, but I can wait and catch up as things settle down.

Also as is noted in or Coyote's hilarious article of this date, there's going to be a crapton of n00bs in this game, and I want them to get put through the crucible by others.  I have enough "get off my lawn" stimulous as an older gamer living in a college town.  I don't need a new game with a bunch of untried fresh meat to teach manners.  I don't mind the ones that need help, it's the ones that are beyond help.

Finally, my suspicion is, I'll pay $20 less for the game a month after launch, and that will be nice.  I'll be busy with real life over the holidays.  Hey, I have a life these days.  Wait what?

Good luck, Bioware, it's your first MMO launch.  First one.  That's going to be a ride through hell, just by itself -- and your numbers say, it's the biggest MMO launch ever.  You have a high potential to make Funcom look really good for a change.

Final Score


 Great IP
 Great Storytelling
 Great RP communities in little pockets
 KOTOR fans will be in heaven
 Good mix of solo/grouping/PvP selectable IMO
 Over hyped
 Bioware is not an MMO company
 EA is not SOE but they still suck
 No download service in the world can handle the Origin orders
 Queues and starter zones

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residentx writes: 

If if this game isn't perfect I joined because I know there will be players....

My only rant on this game is the Customer Service. I don't know the hours of their customer service.

I can't remember one of my secret questions and I have not been able to get in the game two days after early access and bioware hasn't returned any of my emails through that goofy protocol droid.

12/21/11 7:26:31 AM  / Report
Xpercict writes: 

Umm, you dumbfuck, BioWare is an MMO company, Wtf do you think Mass Effect is? What do you think Dragon Age is? What do you think Ultima is? What do you think WarHammer and Dark Age of Camolot is? Your fucking retarted, BioWare is all MMO.. BioWare isn't a MMO this kid is a joke..

12/27/11 4:56:28 PM  / Report
krazie.aster writes: 

i just made an account just to call Xpercict the dumbfuck ^^... 

do you know what MMO stand for? let me help u (Massive Multiplayer Online)

Mass Effect > NOT a MMO but a RPG 

Dragon Age > NOT a MMO but a RPG

even though some of the series came out after, had multiplayer options doesnt make it a Massive Muliplay Online.

this already makes u a dumbfuck... lets make u more of a dumbfuck now ^^

BioWare is a RPG company till it made its first MMORPG Star Wars the Old Republic on 2011

Ultima Online - is developed by Origin Systems/ Electionic Arts on 1997

WarHammer - developed by Mythic Entertainment / owned by EA on 2008

Dark Age of Camelot - developed by Mythic Entertainment / owned by EA on 2001

so BioWare isnt a MMO before 2011 ^^ so your the some kind of dumbfuck idiot ^^

know your facts before u talk shit and flame on ppl..

oh the intresting facts to make u a super dumbfuck idot ^^

EA owns them all ^^ so that makes EA all MMO 

In 2007 some shit happen and BioWare n EA became partners thru some kind of crap forgot how..

later that year EA announcess BioWare n Mystic Entertainment will merge into one which didnt happen till 2010 known as BioWare Mystic (BioWare Group) ...

Xpercict = Super Dumbfuck Idot 

2/18/12 2:48:43 PM  / Report
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