Star Wars: The Old Republic Online
I was in on the Beta this last weekend (11/11-11/13), and I have to say the game was absolutely amazing. The game play, the story lines, the character interaction, the moves, the group dynamics... it was all astounding. Truly worth the wait.
Good game. Has some issues.
I got this game when it first came out. I tried it when I got home immediately. Then I found out my computer didn't have the system requirements. It was too slow. So after about four months we got a new computer. It was an IMac that had the hard drive of a PC so the game could work. When I tried it it worked great. No issues but then the computer shut down. We didn't understand what happened but the person at the Apple store said the game had nothing to do with the computer failing. I then contacted SWTOR myself and asked if the game was the issue. They said it wasn't either. So what should I do now? Try it out again or give up trying to make it work. During the time I played the game it was fun, the story was in depth and you could make decisions that would affect the galaxy. Great game aside from the issues it had.
Good game worth playing
Star Wars the old republic is a good game based 300 after the events of Knights of the old republic. There are 8 character classes to choose from each with their own unique story. The game does have a few downfalls such as occasional server lag and the free to play option for the game.
The free to play option really isn't that good except for being able to play the game. The $15 a month is worth it.
I also recommend playing Knights of the Old republic 1 and 2 before playing to understand some of the events mentioned in the game.
Awesome mmorpg for sci fi fans
This is a great game. I love making the different classes and playing the story. It is the best story driven mmo i have every played. Go buy it for endless gaming.
EA has intentionally ruined this game, falling just short of being as bad as the launch for FFVIX and Diablo 3. Congratulations are in order for launching a WoW-clone with less action, PVP Grounds where Lv.10's are matched against Lv.50's, and toxifying the community with stale content and a completely useless crafting system. This game offers no incentive to play at any level.
Looked like a typical MMORPG, but turn out better
Before I started this game, I was not a big fan of MMORPG, because I liked to enjoy an online game without any story-based theme. Then I heard that Bioware was making a new game. I was very hopeful because the same company that made Mass Effect was making an RPG game this time. Then I learned that the entire game’s theme was Star Wars. Being a great fan of Star Wars, it intrigued me to play this right away. I liked it when it had an opening credit like the actual films, and in-depth stories from every class this game contained. Being a kind of an adventure game and you can get your own ship and a number of companions to choose from as you level up, it is pretty great game. I have been playing this game nearly a year, and I have tried different types of classes. This is what I liked about this game: A player chooses a different path from the beginning that leads to different point, instead of everybody starting same and taking different curves slightly.
This game does have typical downsides for RPG games: It eventually gets boring. Other than some class quests, the most quests are similar among classes depending on a allegiances. I kind of got bored after 4 months straight, so I took a couple of months break to forget about the game and started differently as a different class. Now there is a subscription system. There are some differences and privileges for the subscribers that cause a gap among players. I was a subscriber for several months and now a free player and I do feel that having privileges does give me advantages to play this game.
Overall, this is a great MMORPG. Even though I may take some break for a while, I can come back to play this game anytime. I think this game will develop more in the future and I am looking forward to seeing it.
Do Not Bother
I've tried multiple attempts to install this game and it didn't work. Do not bother buying this game! Instead, buy another established MMO. This game is garbage.
Summary: This game is bad, but the service at Gamestop was excellent. Avoid this dud!
Honestly I do not understand why people say this game is so bad. This game is AMAZING. The level progression is probably the absolute best leveling experience I have ever done in any MMO EVER. The story missions are fantastic, and the quests are far from generic, plus theres full voice over. I have personally never done a quest where I have felt it was a chore. Every quest was fun and fresh, and the gear is cool and unique. At level 50 it slows down a bit, but to be expected your not questing as much and your doing the same ops and Flashpoints over and over for gear. People want to compare this game to games like WoW which has tons of dungeons but how long has WoW been out for? Not to mention WoW is BEYOND boring, its a huge grind fest with not a lot to do quest wise, there is absolutely no story nor voice over, and the character creation system is nowhere near as good as this game. This game is fantastic, and is going F2P soon. I encourage everyone to try it out and if you like it defiantly pick up a subscription for it(F2P is extremely limited) and play your heart out, you wont regret it at all.
This is just another MMORPG. Oh it is Star Wars skinned... without any of the "galaxy." Better options are out there, some better options no longer exist. If you must wield a lightsaber in your MMO, half of the classes wield glowsticks in a rediculous exhibitionist manner. The new race will be "Cathar." Definately not what the community wanted. And the updates feature various visual trinkets, not sprawling maps or open spaceflight. Back to the meditation chamber..maybe next Star Wars MMO
Best MMORPG I've Ever Played
SWTOR is by far the best MMORPG I have ever played. The crafting system, PvP, PvE, Companions, Legacy are just awesome! There is always something to do or accomplish in SWTOR. Only wish there was more end game content especially for PvP.