Star Wars : The old Republic

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Star Wars : The old Republic

Postby UnReaL » Mon Dec 19, 2011 1:13 pm

Bought this last night and got the preload, seems amazing from what I've seen so far. Anyone else got it?
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Re: Star Wars : The old Republic

Postby Welsh » Mon Dec 19, 2011 3:45 pm

was gonna get it today but it's sold out. WIll have to get it in the morning when i finish work :lol:

whats graphics like?
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Re: Star Wars : The old Republic

Postby UnReaL » Mon Dec 19, 2011 4:56 pm

Get the digital download noop

Graphics are very nice, on the cartoony side but still very good. Gameplay and story is so good.
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Re: Star Wars : The old Republic

Postby Shaggy » Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:03 pm

Yep, pre-ordered. The boy has been chomping at the bit for ages
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Re: Star Wars : The old Republic

Postby Welsh » Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:05 pm

UnReaL wrote:Get the digital download noop

Graphics are very nice, on the cartoony side but still very good. Gameplay and story is so good.



ITS SOLD OUT.

Origin have removed the pre order link, its not available. hmph.

http://store.origin.com/store/eaemea/en ... .SWTOR_EN/ :(

temproraily unavailable. I don't see how this is possible.

ALSO, origin charging you £5 to download via origin? wtf? origin is [sh*t] anyway, and we have to pay £5 extra for download privilege? this is as rediculous as them charging 11.99 for that dlc.
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Re: Star Wars : The old Republic

Postby UnReaL » Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:19 pm

Its released to everyone tomorrow, so I guess you'll be able to then.

Ye theres a £5 charge to dl off Origin, but they take £5 off the actual game price, so doesn't really matter.
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Re: Star Wars : The old Republic

Postby Evil Plum » Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:31 am

Very tempted as I am burning out on Skyrim, (160 hours), but I will probably go buy "Anno 2070" next, as I want a break from RPG, and I really enjoyed "Anno 1404". Not a huge fan of games set in the Star Wars universe, as most of them were total crap, with the obvious exception of KTOR, (Knights of the Old Republic). More interested in Guild Wars 2 to be honest, but IF, (and it's a very big IF), SWTOR doesn't have epic amounts of grind, and the quests are genuinely story driven, rather than go fetch / go collect / go escort time wasting, then I might buy it. Therefore waiting for player reviews from Metacritic / etc before buying.

Never been a big fan on MMO games, as I just feel really uncomfortable paying "X£" per month, each and every month. Much prefer the way Guild Wars do things, and just pay for the game once, and only once. The only MMO game where I actually thought a subscription was worthwhile was Eve, but that isn't your typical MMO, as the players tend to make the content.

By far my worst experience with a MMO was Conan, as it was released in a broken state, had unbalanced combat, broken crafting, vast amounts of missing content at different levels, and constant memory leak. "Failcom" the developer made numerous broken promised to fix it all immediately, and of course they never did, so I bailed after 3 months with a level 80 ranger, and felt totally ripped off by the experience, which has made me very, very wary of buying a MMO on its release date.

The argument for a subscription based monthly fee is that it allows the developer to polish the game and add new content, but my counter-argument is that it takes so long for them to actually do any of that, that you are better off waiting 12 or 18 months after release before playing the game.

Yes, if it's a "must buy" MMO that you are a fan off, then you will buy on the release date regardless of the logic involved in waiting, but I don't class any SW game as a "must buy". Let's face it, they made two good films, and that was it. The third one had Teddy Bears in it for god's sake, and as for the prequels, well all I have to say is JaJaBinks.

I have always been a Star Trek guy, (Kirk not Picard), but as bad as the Star Wars games were, the Star Trek games were probably worse, as they never had a KTOR. Of all the myriad film to game franchises I have ever played over the years, the only one that was any good was one based on Blade Runner, as that actually was a challenge, and did capture the mood / graphics of the film perfectly for it's time, (it came out in the stone age, so by modern standards it has doubtless aged very badly, but in it's day, it definitely lit my candle).

I am however very tempted to buy SWTOR on it's release, as the different story arcs for each class sound like you are basically getting half a dozen single player RPG, all be it rapped up in a MMO, and it is Bioware, and I have played all things Bioware since the dawn of time, sooooo, I'm having a bit of a major crisis at the moment.

Yes, I know Bioware [f*cked] up DA2, but I can forgive them anything and everything given that they made BG1&2, Neverwinter, KTOR, etc. They even managed to make Mass Effect 2 better than ME1, so I know they have the track record and experience to make SWTOR an amazing game - BUT they were taken over by EA recently, and the only game they have released since belonging to the evil empire was DA2, (all the other games were already in production before the takeover), and like I said DA2 was a typical EA game, (a crap / quick cash in).

Having said all that, if EA let Bioware do their stuff, then SWOTR is going to be an amazing game, and I, I, I, I, want to play it immediately / now / this instant and, and, and, and - system error, brain shutting down, please reboot.

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Re: Star Wars : The old Republic

Postby UnReaL » Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:08 am

I've just stopped playing after a 9 hour stint :S

And that was only because they shut it down for maintenance! :D
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Re: Star Wars : The old Republic

Postby Welsh » Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:31 am

Still sold out online :? How? Not even steam sold out this badly.But I forgot, EA can't launch a game properly.

I now have to leave my house to get this game. I havent had to do that since cod4. :cry:
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Re: Star Wars : The old Republic

Postby umbongo(uk) » Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:39 pm

prolly shaft u in the arse like they did to all the sw:galaxy rabble

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