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    Thoughts on star wars the old republic?

    So after a month of watching videos and a mate playing the game I'm gunna have the old republic in the morning thanks to Shopto. Just wondering what others here think of the game.


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    Noticed The Old Republic is on a free weekend so thought I'd give it a go.

    Have to say, pleasantly surprised. So much so that I'll play another few days (think it's on until Monday) and if I still feel the same way will likely break my don't 'pay to play' for the first time and buy it.

    Never really played much in the way of MMO, really didn't like DC:UO (when it went free) but this seems to be a better laid out and more enjoyable experience.

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    I've seen some of my friends play it, and it looks fantastic. The only reason I don't have it myself is because I'm on a Mac.
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    It is good but really feels like a single players game. I enjoyed my time with it and would reccommend it. Just look for a high pop server.
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    It's PVE servers I've been on and it has been fun for the 4/5 hours I played today.

    Don't think PVP is my thing but might try somewhere down the line.


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    Dunno what to think but thatns to Goo for infroming of a free weekend pass so will elt you know a bit later.


    Edit: After trying to sign up for weekend pass.

    Arseholes want to know my fave movie and what street I lived on as a teenager an where my mother and father met.

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    Huge game 25GB
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    Yeah, lots of security info required and definitely a big installation.

    I got a good run and probably had it downloaded within 4-5hrs (approx 2.2Mb/s) but depending on the connection - it could take an age.


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    Yeah all those sound files take up a good amount of space. The pvp def sucks but I think pvp hasent been done right in any mmo for years. Pve is great and yeah quest get repatitive but the bosses will def give you a bit of a challange unlike wow where you can drool on your keyboard and get to max lvl and nothing will ever kill you. I was a sorcer and absolutly loved it. Same with sage.
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    Played it for most of today. So bit the bullet and ordered from Amazon - will tide me over until Guild Wars 2 at the very least.

    No longer a Padawan now, made my Lightsaber and had a few boss fights, great stuff. My only issue is I'm just not that smooth playing in combat - choosing attacks, selecting enemies, rotating camera etc. Any tips? Do notice I'm getting better the more I play but wondering if there's anything I should think about.

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    Get familer with number pad. I usally had m1 set to send in my companion to tank then light jump or what ever its called and used tab target. Actually wasent to bad. What class are you and what specilization?
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    I'm a Jedi Sage, specialised in healing (I think that's right, Lol).

    Currently on Coruscant trying to get the hang of a couple of new mechanics, social points and the like.

    Saw a difference immediately by using tab instead of the mouse, thanks for that!

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    Yeah the healing is nice but if you solo a lot you'll notice higher up it will suck solo. I took middle tree solo then a little in the one to the right of it. On tapatalk so not sure what they called. I still got a few good spec saved at home ill link when I get there.
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    Is the community still alive? im tempting to jump back in, its been ages



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    Quote Originally Posted by Chille View Post
    Is the community still alive? im tempting to jump back in, its been ages
    Whatever time you normally play pick a high pop server. My server is dead but I don't mind because I solo anyways for the story. Don't wanna raid. But the servers with high pop are def alive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yuuichi View Post
    Whatever time you normally play pick a high pop server. My server is dead but I don't mind because I solo anyways for the story. Don't wanna raid. But the servers with high pop are def alive.
    Im not a big fan of PVP, ive been paying for last 2 months yet i havent logged on, i dont blame the game, i blame my own laziness.



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    http://www.torhead.com/skill-calc#60...bdoMutzZcM0M.1


    One sage build. Also as a sage send your companion in after the melee guy first, then wait a sec and dps. I find otherwise melee guy comes after you.
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    Thank you, will have a look when I'm next on the PC.

    My next question is, where can I find out how long I've been playing my character for? Can't see it anywhere.


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    Quote Originally Posted by *goo View Post
    Thank you, will have a look when I'm next on the PC.

    My next question is, where can I find out how long I've been playing my character for? Can't see it anywhere.


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    For reference, it's /played. Thanks for the help, again! (+Rep)

    Had played around 11 hours of the game via the free weekend so all in all, I got quite a lot of time with it - more than double some full price single player games. Certainly enough to be confident of the purchase, even if only for the 'single player' portion of the game.

    Still working on my keys etc but after toying with changing my setup I was able to function a lot better. Using E,D,S,F for movement (I normally set up this way) and the surrounding keys for the important actions. Still some work to do but getting there, I'm at least able to attack and move around without having to look at the KB to see where my hand is. Feeling much more natural.

    Game comes tomorrow so looking forward to getting some action but in the mean time, it has tempted me to also look at DCUO on Steam.

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    Apologies for not coming back to this thread it's been a while glad people are trying it, I personally have a level 14 sith warrior and loving every second (dual lightsabers awesome!) and it might be worth noting that u get a 30 day trial on purchase anyways. I love the fact that you can get ships and robot companions, mine is vette and she is awesome. Will definitely be buying a few monthly time cards when my trial expires.


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    Been given a free 7 day trial so I'm going to give this a go over the next few days and see how it goes


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    That's me set up for the next 6 months, put in a sub that should take me up towards Guild Wars 2. Enjoying SWToR immensely right now. That and The Witcher: Enhanced Edition are taking up all my free time. Lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by *goo View Post
    That's me set up for the next 6 months, put in a sub that should take me up towards Guild Wars 2. Enjoying SWToR immensely right now. That and The Witcher: Enhanced Edition are taking up all my free time. Lol.
    How does witcher feel to play? I've been watching videos and I'm very interested it looks to me like a mix of skyrim and dark souls (looking to give my pc abit more than just fm2012 to do)


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    I'm loving it. Graphically, it stands up well and so far the maps have been fairly big with a decent amount of exploration. Lots of quests to complete as you go.

    Don't mind telling you my character was 'succesful' with 3 chicks in the first 3 hours of the game, either. None of this having to work for it like Commander Shepard.

    Only real gripe is arguably the combat. It's a little bit dated but fits the game well, it's more of a single click to attack but repeat clicks at the right time to chain together combos.

    The combat is spiced up by making sure you choose the right weapon and stance (depending on that weapon). The same can be said of your powers.

    At 6.99 on Steam, it's a steal.

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