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Jazz

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Old Republic
« on: June 20, 2010, 09:51:53 AM »
So Butch posted the trailer on FB- it's pure win.  However, until knowing about monthly fees, I can't commit to any MMORPGs- and I'm not convinced there will be the action of the trailer in the actual game.

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Re: Old Republic
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2010, 11:28:07 AM »
However, until knowing about monthly fees, I can't commit to any MMORPGs

Same.  I pretty much love anything Star Wars related and this looks great, but I typically don't really care for multiplayer games, and monthly fees don't thrill me either.  But I'll be watching.

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Re: Old Republic
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2010, 07:55:43 PM »
I have friends that play MMORPGs that are planning to switch over to this when it comes out, and I miiiiiiiiiiiight join them, so at least I'd have people I know when jumping into my first MMO that actually has graphics.
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Re: Old Republic
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2011, 09:27:50 PM »
A little surprised nobody here is really talking about this at all as it nears launch.

Just thought I'd give a heads up that Curse.com is giving away an arbitrarily large number of Beta keys.  No idea if those are actually difficult to come by, but I figured I'd try it out.  You do have to give some personal info to both Curse.com and EA.com.
Curse is a giant MMO support website for those unfamiliar.

http://www.curse.com/news/star-wars-the-old-republic/42982-star-wars-the-old-republic-beta-keys-at-curse  if you are interested.
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Re: Old Republic
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2011, 09:33:00 PM »
I was excited about it for a while.

Then I learned that it's just WoW with lightsabers.

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Re: Old Republic
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2011, 09:36:23 PM »
I agree, except I would phrase it more as "OMG ITZ WOW WITH LITESABERS"
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Re: Old Republic
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2011, 09:37:52 PM »
Signed up.

Guess I will be notified when it starts.

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Re: Old Republic
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2011, 11:03:32 PM »
Already pre-ordered. Will definitely put some months into it at the very least.
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Re: Old Republic
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2011, 09:54:54 AM »
The reviews I've been hearing are that the Jedi starting areas are boring as sh**, but the non-Jedi classes are reasonably well-done.  But yeah, that the whole thing is basically WoW isn't a surprise, but it definitely turned off a lot of the reviewers that had already played WoW for years (and had quit it multiple times).
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Re: Old Republic
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2011, 12:41:53 PM »
The WoW likeness is actually something that attracts me even more towards the game. Also the fact I know quite a few people in real life that will be playing the game plus many online friends, definitely gonna give it an honest try.
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Re: Old Republic
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2011, 05:00:28 AM »
To be precise, it's 2005 WoW with lightsaber. It's nowhere near the level of polish WoW has today.

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Re: Old Republic
« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2011, 08:24:46 PM »
Downloading the client.  I will be trying out the game this weekend.

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Re: Old Republic
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2011, 04:43:08 AM »
I got in for Friday, dunno what server I'll try. Not that it matters too much, I don't really plan to buy it, but I'd like to at least try it.

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Re: Old Republic
« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2011, 07:22:36 AM »
yeah...that is how I am feeling about it also.

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Re: Old Republic
« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2011, 01:38:32 PM »
Well got in, made a couple of characters on Cosmic Turbine, mostly to reserve names. Ran around a bit on a Jedi Consular on another server cause I couldn't get back onto cosmic turbine without a long wait  :lol:

dunno, not blown away. Granted I had to turn down graphics a bit to keep it from chugging too badly, especially with the 5 million other players running around.

Would probably be better once it calms down, but unfortunately, everyone is low level so everyone is concentrated. At least there are two starter areas per character type, my Trooper started in a completely different area and I saw tons of smugglers in the same area, so seems like its Jedis one place, troopers/smugglers other place.

But look and feel wise, it's not something I think I'd be willing to shell the money out for. Then again, I'm pretty much a single player type who happens to play some MMOS...if I like the gameplay and stories. but I avoid crowds as much as possible  :razz: :lol:

And there's the real test of worthiness, which is, after the first month of included play, will it keep momentum. There was a ton of hype for Rift and it's already pretty much a has-been as far as I can tell. I'd probably only buy this if it still had traction after a couple of months.

Course by then we'll have Diablo 3...I hope.
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