New Star Wars MMORPG

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  1. Zeno

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    I played Star Wars Galaxies when it first came out, it got tedious with all the crafting and then even worse when they allowed all the enhancements/mod type things for people and then they got rid of some character classes. Some of the changes made some player characters practically invincible and I didn't play enough to keep up so it made PvP ridiculously stupid.

    Still I am a Star Wars fan and they are introducing a new online game sometime in 2010... Star Wars: The Old Republic

    The trailer looks awesome but how much that actual reflects game play you can't say for sure. I plan to try it at least, hopefully they learn from the mistakes of SWG...although it seems to be a completely different development team.

    Here is the website...http://www.swtor.com/

    Anyone else interested?
     
  2. SuperSpck

    SuperSpck Fewer ghosts in Realityland

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    If anyone can usurp WoW it's this.
     
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  4. Cardinals.Ken

    Cardinals.Ken That's Mr. Riff-Raff to you!

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    I'm very cautious about Old Rebublic...

    I got into Galaxies years ago when it first came out, and still play it from time-to-time. If you walked away from SWG after the NGE came out November 2005 you'd be blown away by how much better the game is now (however, it still pales in comparison to pre-CU, or CU, SWG).

    While the first two KOTOR's were awesome single player games, Old Republic seems...for lack of a better term...fishy to me.
     
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    BioWare is an excellent EXCELLENT company and just knowing they're attached to it do wonders for its legitimacy as a threat to WoW.
     
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    I started playing SWG the second day it went online, it was a blast right off the bat and for months after then it started to nosedive when the online economy got ridiculous and Jedi started popping up everywhere. I always thought SWG would have been better set in the Old Republic era, especially with everyone wanting to be a Jedi/dark Jedi/Sith...didn't fit in to their timeline.

    The more I read and the more videos they release the more excited I am getting about this game. I haven't purchased a new PC game in months so it looks like this will be the next one.
     
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    When MMORPG games are available on xbox I'll get excited about them, until then, I spend too much time on my computer as it is. I know it seems like a silly reason, but still...

    Champions online is supposed to be the first, and it's right up my alley...
     
  8. Cardinals.Ken

    Cardinals.Ken That's Mr. Riff-Raff to you!

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    Just a quick caveat...

    Champions will test your will to play after a while...at least it did for me. Too much grinding, not enough story/content, and they changed up (nerfed) almost every powerset a week after launch...which was especially bad for beta-test folks like myself.
     
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    did you test on a pc, or were you able to get your hands on an early game console version?
     
  10. Cardinals.Ken

    Cardinals.Ken That's Mr. Riff-Raff to you!

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    The PC version. I was in on the beta testing, and played on live servers for the first month.

    With all it's improvements on the typical MMO mold, Champions ultimately felt like City of Heroes/Villains 2 with less a interesting back-story. The character-creator is truly dazzling, but it gets old.

    It's a pity that I burned out on it so quickly as I was really looking forward to the joint PC/360 servers.

    EDIT---> Wow, what a difference a few months make...Champions Online

    To be honest, I'm hoping that DC Universe Online for the PS3 is as good as it's billed to be...but I'm not holding my breath...it is SOE...
     
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    That's my favorite part.
     
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    slinslin Welcome to Amareca

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    I will never touch a MMORPG again after playing lots of WOW, acutally playing in a top ten guild worldwide for some time and for the rest of the time leading my own guild on a server to every first kill basically from Ragnaros to Nefarian to CThun to KelThuzad to Kil'Jaeden to Malygos.
     
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    Why? I don't understand your reasoning. Because you were good at it, you'll never play again?
     
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    Unfortunately this is basically going to be WoW in a star wars skin.. Well, I guess its not that bad. Still looking for a game with old school UO rule set.
     
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    they just anounced today that the game will be ready by spring.........2011. /sigh
     

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