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Title: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Sagacious-T on August 20, 2010, 06:40:11 AM
Bioware's first foray into the MMORPG world! One of the biggest projects in gaming!

First Space Combat Trailer
http://www.swtor.com/media/trailers/space-combat

2 Factions
8 Classes, each with a permanent Advanced Class (so 16 specializations total)
Fully voice acted, heavily story based for solo or party.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Raze on August 20, 2010, 12:54:28 PM
Pretty smooth flying, Fox.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Uru on August 20, 2010, 01:53:52 PM
I still cant decide if I want to play as Han, Obi-Wan, or Anakin yet... We should get this figured out before launch Thoren!
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Sagacious-T on August 20, 2010, 02:42:59 PM
Yeah I'm either going to be a Jedi Consular with healing, or a tank.

I heard that the Imperial Spy class can disguise themself to be indistinguishable to both factions.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Uru on August 20, 2010, 03:29:42 PM
Right on, if thats what you are going to pick then I guess ill pick a DD class to balance us till others fill in the rest. I have never been able to be a magic user in any MMO, I can just never seem to get it right -_-
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Sagacious-T on August 20, 2010, 03:55:03 PM
Haha well there isn't THAT much magic in TOR.. its mostly tech or force powers.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Parn on August 20, 2010, 05:40:15 PM
Yeah I'm either going to be a Jedi Consular with healing, or a tank.

I heard that the Imperial Spy class can disguise themself to be indistinguishable to both factions.

FYI, I'm going to kill you on sight with my Sith Warrior.  Repeatedly.  I will camp the respawn point and murder you endlessly until you rage quit.  And I'd totally be in-character too.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Sagacious-T on August 20, 2010, 06:13:26 PM
Yeah I'm either going to be a Jedi Consular with healing, or a tank.

I heard that the Imperial Spy class can disguise themself to be indistinguishable to both factions.

FYI, I'm going to kill you on sight with my Sith Warrior.  Repeatedly.  I will camp the respawn point and murder you endlessly until you rage quit.  And I'd totally be in-character too.

You can't win, Parn. If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Uru on August 20, 2010, 06:21:01 PM
well that was fun. The game comes out in like 2 years?
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Parn on August 20, 2010, 06:24:30 PM
Yeah I'm either going to be a Jedi Consular with healing, or a tank.

I heard that the Imperial Spy class can disguise themself to be indistinguishable to both factions.

FYI, I'm going to kill you on sight with my Sith Warrior.  Repeatedly.  I will camp the respawn point and murder you endlessly until you rage quit.  And I'd totally be in-character too.

You can't win, Parn. If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.

Yeah, you'll be a stuck as a blue ghost wishing you could play the game.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Parn on August 20, 2010, 07:09:26 PM
(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk207/Meicyn/GIFs/tnboV.gif)
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Kiem on August 25, 2010, 07:25:58 PM
I hope this game rocks.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Sagacious-T on October 08, 2010, 06:08:03 PM
Designing the Light Side:
http://www.gametrailers.com/video/developer-dispatch-star-wars/705833?type=flv

Smuggler Class Preview;
http://www.gametrailers.com/video/smuggler-class-star-wars/705831?type=flv

"The reality is that there are so many different types of Jedi, not all Jedi are alike"

They talk about how your Jedi Character can have all kinds of personality, from heroic like Luke Skywalker to Vengeful like Anakin.

Jesus this game is going to own

edit: WTF the Consulor has a stealth type of play, a support/control type, or a DPS type, healing too.

this game is just nuts.

Heroic Jedi or Badass Diplomat? FUUUUUCK
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Parn on October 09, 2010, 06:19:44 PM
jedi are fags
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Parn on October 13, 2010, 08:01:35 PM
http://ealouse.wordpress.com/

Interesting rant.  Whether it's the real deal or not is up for debate, but $300 million on this game?  Holy shit.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Sagacious-T on October 13, 2010, 08:10:41 PM
Yeah that site got a lot of popularity lately. Fuck, I should have thought of that. Imagine how much money he'll get from ads, haha. Hundrds.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Eusis on October 13, 2010, 11:46:09 PM
http://ealouse.wordpress.com/

Interesting rant.  Whether it's the real deal or not is up for debate, but $300 million on this game?  Holy shit.

Going to throw this in too. (http://criminalcrackdown.blogspot.com/2010/10/my-response-to-ea-louse.html)
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Archendrus on October 14, 2010, 12:27:12 AM
http://ealouse.wordpress.com/

Interesting rant.  Whether it's the real deal or not is up for debate, but $300 million on this game?  Holy shit.

Going to throw this in too. (http://criminalcrackdown.blogspot.com/2010/10/my-response-to-ea-louse.html)

haha! I like Jaffe's style, sounds like a dude I could hang with.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Sagacious-T on October 14, 2010, 12:53:06 AM
jaffe smash
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Hathen on October 14, 2010, 04:42:52 AM
I've been looking into the game a bit more, and while I'm still very interested in it, I do have my worries.

The big price tag is a huge gamble, in my opinion. I'm not sure the normal Joe-Schmo gamer really cares how much you're spending on the thing (Movie industry and the game industry are very different since the former gets way more publicity), though I suppose if you're trying to pull in MMO nerds like us and people playing WoW it'll raise an eyebrow.

That aside, it looks like the main drag of the game is that it'll have a huge storyline and fully voiced cutscenes for each class. For an online game, that's damn impressive. Here's my question though...are they doing anything on the MMO side of the game? MMOs are also about people staying, and while people can play each class and try to get the storyline for each one, from the way it's sounding it would have to be really fucking long if they plan on making that money back.

I'm really liking the idea of improving the story of MMOs, my only problem is that in the past, many games have made that experience really annoying by chopping the story into several segments, making huge level gaps between each mission, or both. It sounds like TOR wants to avoid both of these...what do we do once we're done with that stuff, then?
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Archendrus on October 14, 2010, 01:37:04 PM


Here's my question though...are they doing anything on the MMO side of the game? MMOs are also about people staying, and while people can play each class and try to get the storyline for each one, from the way it's sounding it would have to be really fucking long if they plan on making that money back.


The impression I get is that the storyline part of the game will replace/expand upon the traditional "quest for experience points" system.  In my experience, people hardly ever group for normal quests in every other MMO. 
I think what SWTOR is doing is just making the usual solo quest grind into more of a single player RPG experience because, like I said, people probably aren't going to group up for things they can solo anyways.  I think it's a great idea and it sure beats the "errand boy" feeling you get from WoW or others.

From what I understand, the game will still have the common MMO things, dungeons to group up for, PvP, .....actually if ya break it down, dungeons and PvP are really the only two gameplay aspects that make an MMO an MMO, people either want to group up and kill NPCs or group up and kill each other.  As far as things like crafting and player economy, I don't know for sure that SWTOR has these, but I would assume.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Sagacious-T on October 14, 2010, 04:08:38 PM
Yeah the questing should be a fusion of the Bioware style (KOTOR, Mass Effect) except mixed with an MMO setup where you can group together too.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Parn on October 14, 2010, 09:56:28 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cwvSJr1UrA
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Sagacious-T on October 14, 2010, 09:59:47 PM
wtf
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Parn on October 14, 2010, 11:10:24 PM
that is the dance you will see when i am standing over your stupid jedi corpse
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Sagacious-T on October 15, 2010, 12:17:44 AM
you mean the dance you'll be doing as a ghost when my trooper teabags you
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Hathen on October 15, 2010, 03:29:40 AM
i sense much anger in you
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Sagacious-T on October 15, 2010, 07:36:42 AM
Fuck you
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Parn on October 15, 2010, 09:23:12 AM
oh look its anakin ps no one likes you

its only a matter of time before you are a clumsy awkward sith that still isnt liked
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Sagacious-T on October 15, 2010, 12:40:20 PM
I'm sure he had a few friends as Darth Vader.

SPOILERS FOR THE ENTIRE STAR WARS UNIVERSE

Code: [Select]
The Jedi win.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Parn on October 15, 2010, 11:30:33 PM
I'm sure he had a few friends as Darth Vader.

SPOILERS FOR THE ENTIRE STAR WARS UNIVERSE

Code: [Select]
The Jedi win.

lol you think star wars ends with the movies
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Annubis on October 15, 2010, 11:31:57 PM
don't worry, same thing in the book, comic, tv show, etc.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Hathen on October 15, 2010, 11:36:34 PM
I'm sure he had a few friends as Darth Vader.

SPOILERS FOR THE ENTIRE STAR WARS UNIVERSE

Code: [Select]
The Jedi win.

lol you think star wars ends with the movies

only one strong in the dark side would like those lucas abominations
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: The Daltony on November 03, 2010, 03:02:24 PM
This game is gonna be ace.

My only problem is pretty much what Hathen mentioned. Sure it looks like the story will be fun to go through, but what's after that? Either way, I'm fine with buying the game and paying a month or two so I can get some story done.

Also, did they ever announce a release date? Or is it still "sometime is early 2011"?
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Sagacious-T on November 03, 2010, 08:04:54 PM
Each class has 5 talent trees. You start with one and then you pick an advanced class and gain access to 2 extra ones. Pretty kickass no?
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Uru on November 03, 2010, 08:06:00 PM
I for one cant wait. I got into the DC Universe beta and that was probably the most horrifying thing id ever experienced...
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Hathen on November 04, 2010, 03:25:04 AM
Most betas are pretty shitty as far as I know, heh.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Uru on November 04, 2010, 01:48:36 PM
This was pretty bad though, and I've been apart of 4 other betas for MMOs. You would get stuck in the floor or walls just moving around, or, the camera would stay in "transportation" mode even when you stopped using that movement. The game seemed almost not quite ready to be in beta testing.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Sagacious-T on November 05, 2010, 01:08:46 PM
First Warzone PvP footage
http://kotaku.com/5682579/a-look-at-the-old-republics-player+versus+player-warzones
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Archendrus on November 05, 2010, 03:36:45 PM
First Warzone PvP footage
http://kotaku.com/5682579/a-look-at-the-old-republics-player+versus+player-warzones

That looks pretty tasty =D 

I'm usually against that type of "round robin" battleground/warzone/senario PvP.  I like it best when it's open-world and objective based.  Still, this particular warzone seems a bit more creative than your standard capture the flag.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Parn on November 06, 2010, 12:34:47 PM
I'm still not sure what to think about that running animation for dual-wielders.  Wish they'd work on the animations a bit more, because they still look a little too stiff and robotic.  FFXIV sucks in many aspects, but their animations are incredible.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Sagacious-T on November 06, 2010, 12:48:06 PM
Yeah the animations are kind of stiff. Hopefully they clean them up a bit.

Even then though thats like the last thing I'd worry about with a new MMO
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Parn on November 06, 2010, 09:43:28 PM
I'll play the game, shitty animations or not, but it's a component that helps with immersion.  What good is trolling jedi losers if I don't look badass.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Sagacious-T on November 06, 2010, 10:58:02 PM
I wonder how they'll handle cross-faction communication
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Sagacious-T on November 12, 2010, 08:01:00 PM
Crafting info/video
http://swtor.com/info/systems/crew-skills

Crafting in SW:TOR is handled by your crew members upon your ship, or alongside with you for gathering. After all, Darth Vader wouldn't mine some ore from a node now would he?

Looks pretty good! You can also assign them to go out on their own and auto-scavenge. So good.

The Crew system in general is really unique, feels like a real single player RPG.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Archendrus on November 12, 2010, 08:36:46 PM
This game is gonna rock face =D  Now the only problem I have to worry about is getting all my friends to play on the same server lol
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Raze on November 13, 2010, 11:45:15 AM
The crew system gives me more star trek vibes than star wars, but nonetheless sounds like a really cool gimmick. Gameplay wise not much of a difference making your own blaster or ordering your star wars Geordi equivalent to do it for you, but it sounds like a great mood setter putting you in the Captain's chair.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Parn on November 13, 2010, 03:09:15 PM
Not sure I'd agree that there's not much of a difference gameplay wise.  This system puts you in more of a management position while traditional crafting systems are more hands-on, as far as a videogame goes that is.  If I were to make an analogy, it'd be like having the ability to tell Prishe to make you 12 stacks of fish mithkabobs and then running off to go beat the hell out of Promathia with some friends, versus taking all the steps to make 12 stacks of mithkabobs yourself.  That's a profound difference.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Sagacious-T on November 13, 2010, 09:56:58 PM
The SW:TOR crew skills turns crafting into a turned based crafting system with more than just collect and process type gameplay. It's always constant too, remember, so you can continue earning things while not playing the game. It's kind of like the EVE Online leveling/skill system meets crafting.

Also there's stuff beyond crafting like missions. It might turn into a really fun, slow paced micromanagement game. Get a random item every day by sending your guy out on Treasure Hunts, or have them do Diplomacy to raise your reputation!

It just seems so cool and customizable to me compared to other crafting systems. This is the kind of shit I love in games.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Fei on November 14, 2010, 05:11:04 AM
Not sure I'd agree that there's not much of a difference gameplay wise.  This system puts you in more of a management position while traditional crafting systems are more hands-on, as far as a videogame goes that is.  If I were to make an analogy, it'd be like having the ability to tell Prishe to make you 12 stacks of fish mithkabobs and then running off to go beat the hell out of Promathia with some friends, versus taking all the steps to make 12 stacks of mithkabobs yourself.  That's a profound difference.

You're still farming... they've just integrated wikipedia's recipes into the NPC's :P
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Uru on November 14, 2010, 10:11:59 AM
Nice, anything to make the monotony...less monotonous.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Sagacious-T on January 28, 2011, 03:00:28 PM
First instance preview
http://www.gamespot.com/pc/rpg/starwarstheoldrepublic/news.html?sid=6287811&mode=previews
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Fei on January 28, 2011, 08:15:38 PM
Seems awfully G-rated, doesn't it?

I liked how KOTOR took Star Wars and make it darker and more mature.  I suppose now that Mass Effect is the dark mature franchise, it falls to Star Wars to be the family friendly one.  Can't argue from a business standpoint I guess.

I find myself pondering Bioware's actual gameplay skill now, because gameplay was always such a non-issue with KOTOR, Mass Effect, and Dragon Age due to the dialogue trees and interesting plots.

As an MMO it's already going to be gameplay-centric, but they were solving that with what they now call flashpoints... but if they are going to be on par plotwise with an episode of Cartoon Network's "The Clone Wars", I'm let down.

I like Star Wars, but this just looks like Star Wars to me.

I complain, but I'll still be playing this.  Maybe it will be more mature than this video suggests, who knows.  This is all that came to my mind though.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Sagacious-T on February 04, 2011, 07:13:10 PM
How Bioware builds Flashpoints (instances)
http://swtor.com/news/blog/20110204
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Fei on February 05, 2011, 01:34:28 PM
I read about half of that... I absolutely love narrative driven instance quests, but it was not invented with the "Flashpoint."

Dungeons and Dragons Online was the first MMORPG to incorporate this, and is the main reason I've spoken out in its favor.  WoW may have invented the instance, but DDO made it an integral part of gameplay.

DC Universe does it too.

All in all, good... not groundbreaking, but definitely not a tired mechanic.  All good.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Parn on February 06, 2011, 12:44:22 PM
WoW may have invented the instance

lol
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Sagacious-T on February 06, 2011, 01:20:48 PM
WoW may have invented the instance

lol

lmao
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Fei on February 09, 2011, 01:22:51 PM
Is this because PSO is technically all instances and came before WoW? 
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Kiem on March 10, 2011, 02:59:48 PM
http://www.swtor.com/guilds?sourceid=eag2930 (http://www.swtor.com/guilds?sourceid=eag2930)
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: D-Rider on March 10, 2011, 08:58:02 PM
Man, that whole "pre-form a guild" thing sounds like a great idea, but the pessimist in me leads me to think it'll be a launch day nightmare. :P
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Parn on March 10, 2011, 10:16:50 PM
I haven't decided if I want to start something up or not.  Part of me wants to organize something, while the other doesn't want to deal with drama.  Then again, my usual way of dealing with drama is to just run with "fuck you" and people rage, so maybe it won't be so bad.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Parn on March 14, 2011, 10:51:49 PM
Tattoine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJZeUX5VJ0Y
Hoth: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ElNMFub2dY

Jesus Christ these zones are huge.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Sagacious-T on March 15, 2011, 12:51:06 AM
holy shit
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: msg on March 20, 2011, 09:12:13 AM
This is the only MMORPG I will pay for, I can't wait for this game!
Played KOTOR 1+2 to death and im thinking of another run through whilst I wait. Star wars and rpg's are my 2 favourite things, combining them is pure win. :)
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Annubis on March 20, 2011, 02:00:10 PM
Tattoine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJZeUX5VJ0Y
Hoth: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ElNMFub2dY

Jesus Christ these zones are huge.

I think I'm going to hell for laughing at that Youtube comment:
« ok srsly. who's holding the camera, michael j fox? »
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Kiem on March 28, 2011, 08:53:02 PM
Tattoine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJZeUX5VJ0Y
Hoth: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ElNMFub2dY

Jesus Christ these zones are huge.

I think I'm going to hell for laughing at that Youtube comment:
« ok srsly. who's holding the camera, michael j fox? »
A special hell. A very special hell.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Maxximum on April 20, 2011, 10:24:12 AM
Was really looking forward to this, but with EA at the helm I'm starting to have my doubts. At least I haven't seen any clips of devs announcing that they "bound all game keys to AWESOME!" so that's a good sign.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: John on April 20, 2011, 05:18:31 PM
Maxx: That wasn't a developer who said that, that was one of their marketing guys.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Maxximum on April 20, 2011, 05:41:54 PM
Maxx: That wasn't a developer who said that, that was one of their marketing guys.

Was it? Should have known, my bad.
Its still fairly amusing considering how much of a disappointment DA2 turned out to be. I only played the demo, but lest just say that I pressed a lot of buttons and didn't get a whole bunch of "awesome" in return.
Hoping Old Republic will be up to par with the original games though.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Parn on July 24, 2011, 02:35:45 PM
Reviving the thread.  In case you live under a rock, pre-orders for this game are open.  The collector's edition runs for a hundred and fifty clams.  Pretty crazy.

Yeah, I ordered the CE the moment it showed up on Amazon.  I'm ecstatic.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Sagacious-T on July 24, 2011, 09:58:05 PM
Ugh so expensive. Come the fuck on. Lose the lame figure and charge me $80 or something.

$150 though god damn thats like 25 hours of work at my shitty minimum wage job
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Hathen on July 24, 2011, 11:48:28 PM
Would be nice to have a definite release date before they promise something like early playing.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Furymasterzero on July 25, 2011, 08:33:46 AM
Yeah I think it's funny how they have multiple pre-order's yet no release date.  Unless they are just waiting for something, I don't understand.  That or they are currently having trouble with it so they want to keep working out bugs, etc.

With a Beta for what, September? I have to wonder what is going on.  Or is there truth to a December launch(since that's when galaxies is going bye bye.)  In any case, whenever they do release it, of course I'll play it.  I have a deep devotion to Bioware/Star Wars so we shall see!

The only bad part is the worst time to play an MMO is the beginning because all the problems will still be there :(
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Parn on July 25, 2011, 09:24:22 AM
The game'll probably be out in October.  September is when they start doing "beta weekends" where they plan to stress test the servers.  Stress tests tend to happen right before launch.  It'll definitely be out before Black Friday, that much is obvious.

EA's CEO said about a month ago that they haven't announced a release date because they don't want to show their hand and have Blizzard try to drop some kind of miracle content update to compete and draw attention away.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Uru on July 25, 2011, 07:21:57 PM
CE reserved from Amazon. Lulz at the people who reserved just to resell only for Amazon to re-stock the CE. $400 my ass...
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Hathen on July 27, 2011, 06:27:53 AM
Pretty much decided to get this, just wondering if there is any benchmark for this game yet? I'd like to know if my current laptop could run this thing before I go for it.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Parn on July 27, 2011, 07:26:56 AM
OS: Windows XP, Vista/7

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 4000+ or better · Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 2.0GHz or better

RAM: Windows XP: 1.5GB · Windows Vista and Windows 7: 2GB · PCs using a built-in graphical chipset, 2GB RAM recommended.

Video: ATI X1800 or better* · nVidia 7800 or better* · Intel 4100 Integrated Graphics or better*

DVD-ROM 8x or better

*Minimum of 256MB of on-board RAM and Shader 3.0 or better support.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Serene Prophet on July 27, 2011, 06:22:16 PM
I also wanted to point out to folks, that for the CE, the bust you get from gentle giant is where alot of the money is going to.  Those things are like...50 bucks at the cheapest. And the bounty hunter from TOR bust that seems similar (though I have  is like over 100 bucks.  So..yeah.  I would expect the Malgus bust, especially since its limited edition, to sell for quite a bit, especially if the quantity is indeed limited to a fair degree.  I pre ordered mine from Amazon as well.  But you will always have those idiots reselling it like that, cause eventually it will work and they will get their money.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Uru on July 27, 2011, 07:02:10 PM
I love how all of the re-sellers all have "Just Launched" on their accounts. God damn jackals.....
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Maxximum on August 01, 2011, 12:54:27 PM
Despite my better judgement, I'm actually going to get this. As much as I don't trust EA and the way they like to do things, I'm going to go ahead and give them the benefit of the doubt.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Serene Prophet on August 01, 2011, 06:44:08 PM
Cool video of one of the flashpoints, about 13 minutes long.

http://www.joystiq.com/2011/08/01/the-old-republic-gameplay-demonstration-blasts-through-the-essel/
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: A.I. on August 24, 2011, 01:45:18 AM
some ingame footage from the gamescom including a live raid:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zG8Qf_1IP7w (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zG8Qf_1IP7w)

beware of some parts being in German....well since it's pretty much material from a convention...in Germany.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Uru on September 24, 2011, 08:47:55 AM
December 20th, hurry damn you.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: John on September 24, 2011, 09:50:08 AM
I have to wonder... who the hell decided it was a great idea to send out this press release at 8:30 (Central) on a Saturday morning?

I suppose there's that Eurogamer show this weekend... but still an interesting time to post a release.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Dade on October 04, 2011, 11:15:47 PM
So I got into the beta (before the email debacle) and I really kind of dig the game. Yes it's a traditional MMO through and through, but there's something DRASTICALLY different about it....


You don't kill spiders, rats and bears in the opening areas (or even Star Wars equivalents). THAT is almost enough to be better than WoW.

I have a Bounty Hunter at level 5, a Jedi Consular at 9, a Sith Warrior at 11 and a Jedi Knight at 2 (dont ask...) Dig it.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Uru on October 05, 2011, 07:09:47 PM
So I got into the beta (before the email debacle) and I really kind of dig the game. Yes it's a traditional MMO through and through, but there's something DRASTICALLY different about it....


You don't kill spiders, rats and bears in the opening areas (or even Star Wars equivalents). THAT is almost enough to be better than WoW.

I have a Bounty Hunter at level 5, a Jedi Consular at 9, a Sith Warrior at 11 and a Jedi Knight at 2 (dont ask...) Dig it.

Thats great! Could you possibly discuss without breaking the NDA about the smuggler? Out of those classes you have played, which are your favorite? How is the companion system? TELL ME....
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: mikey_artifas on October 06, 2011, 12:17:48 AM
I've been in the closed beta since the beginning of August and I'm also enjoying it. I haven't had much time to play lately though.

Pretty much all that can be said with the NDA. :/
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Uru on October 06, 2011, 08:35:52 AM
Fair enough, a try is a try.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Maxximum on October 07, 2011, 05:13:58 PM
As good as this game looks, I'm starting to think I'll end up giving it a pass after all. Knowing my track record with MMOs I'll probably over play it for a few days then end up dropping it entirely and feel like I've wasted my money. That, and I don't really have the time for committing to an MMO. Cant say its not tempting though.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Yoda on October 07, 2011, 11:07:29 PM
Why is Tatooine a planet of interest? I haven't read more than 6 or 10 books but I doubt it shit to do w/ the Old Republic.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Ragnarok-Sabin on October 08, 2011, 06:20:06 PM
As good as this game looks, I'm starting to think I'll end up giving it a pass after all. Knowing my track record with MMOs I'll probably over play it for a few days then end up dropping it entirely and feel like I've wasted my money. That, and I don't really have the time for committing to an MMO. Cant say its not tempting though.

That's what I was thinking too, despite my friends' enthusiasm, but I recently got a beta invite and haven't been able to put the game down. It's really a lot of fun. Can't say much beyond that, unfortunately.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Thread
Post by: Uru on October 11, 2011, 05:35:51 PM
Just got my invite for the beta! My time doesn't start till Thursday, guess ill be able to answer my own questions soon enough...