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Offline WolfyTopic starter

Star Wars: The Old Republic.
« on: November 29, 2011, 11:24:32 PM »
Who's getting it at release?

We need to form an Elliquiy Guild, damn it. o3o

Offline Brandon

Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic.
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2011, 02:59:01 AM »
I dont know about release due to me needing an entirely new PC to run it. My current one, well Ive upgraded the hell out of it over the years but its just that time where Im running out of room in the case. I literally cant fit some of the new beastly graphics cards because they're just to big (physically big). That coupled with money being tight after my trip to Antarctica it may be awhile before Im actually in the game.

I will be playing it and I will most likely be playing Sith (a Sith juggernaught to be specific).

Offline Wajin

Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic.
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2011, 03:31:53 AM »
Well, since I'm in Europe I wouldn't be able to do join. But yeah, I am gonna play it, played the beta, fell in love with my twi'lek sith marauder.

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Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic.
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2011, 04:31:04 AM »
Servers won't be location tied. Anyone can play anywhere they choose.

Offline Hemingway

Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic.
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2011, 10:02:38 AM »
Hairy - are you sure? If so, that would be pretty awesome, seeing as I'm European as well and most the people I know on the internets are not.

I have some people I'm planning on playing with, but ... well, you gotta have more than one character, right?

I'm planning on making a Smuggler for my first character, because ... I like vests. Scoundrel 4 lyfe.

I'm still a bit puzzled, though. Could someone who has actually played it explain the race/faction/class system, maybe? I want to play a ... oh, dammit, what are they called again ... a Miraluka. Because Visas Marr is probably the hottest character from Star Wars, ever. With the possible exception of Starkiller's pilot chick. But that's neither here nor there. The point is, I'm not sure what my options are playing as that race.

Offline Sel Nar

Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic.
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2011, 10:13:01 AM »
I'm still a bit puzzled, though. Could someone who has actually played it explain the race/faction/class system, maybe? I want to play a ... oh, dammit, what are they called again ... a Miraluka. Because Visas Marr is probably the hottest character from Star Wars, ever. With the possible exception of Starkiller's pilot chick. But that's neither here nor there. The point is, I'm not sure what my options are playing as that race.

Miraluka are extinct. Marr was the last one because Darth Nihlus turned her homeworld into a charred cinder, and KOTR2 is considered canon.

Offline Jacqueline

Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic.
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2011, 10:15:22 AM »
I agree! Visas and also Bastila Shan are the prettiest ladies of the two games. As for that pilot chick, I think that you mean Juno Eclipse, she's very pretty too!

About the game, I'm not sure if I will buy it, I'm tending towards the no, besides it's not as if I have much time to play. I wrote them a post of 664 words worth of constructive feedback of the things that I didn't like, and then I included it on the survey too. I will cross my fingers!

As a side note, it is unforgivable the way they dealt with the protagonist of the second game as well as with the cute little robot, very poor taste.

Offline ofDelusions

Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic.
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2011, 10:31:21 AM »
Miraluka are extinct. Marr was the last one because Darth Nihlus turned her homeworld into a charred cinder, and KOTR2 is considered canon.

Dunno which is cannon, but in TOR you can play Miraluka. Apparently it was only Miraluka Colony that Nihilus destroyed.

Offline Hemingway

Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic.
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2011, 10:41:41 AM »
Miraluka are extinct. Marr was the last one because Darth Nihlus turned her homeworld into a charred cinder, and KOTR2 is considered canon.

http://www.swtor.com/info/holonet/inhabitants/miraluka

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Offline Avis habilis

Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic.
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2011, 10:45:19 AM »
...and KOTR2 is considered canon.

I thought everything in the games was canon? Lucasfilms keeps a tight rein on anything that appears in Star Wars branded material & they've got at least one full-time guy who does nothing but ensure continuity.

Offline Chris Brady

Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic.
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2011, 11:35:20 AM »
Who's getting it at release?

We need to form an Elliquiy Guild, damn it. o3o
Rule no. 1 of all MMO releases.  NEVER get it day one. There's often too little content to actually make the first 6 months worth the investment of $135.  You go in when they've released a couple of content packages.

So I MIGHT check it out, but not day one.

Offline Chris Brady

Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic.
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2011, 11:37:09 AM »
I thought everything in the games was canon? Lucasfilms keeps a tight rein on anything that appears in Star Wars branded material & they've got at least one full-time guy who does nothing but ensure continuity.
No they don't.  In fact everything is canon, unless it contradicts the movies.  That's the only stipulation.

Offline Avis habilis

Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic.
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2011, 12:11:55 PM »

Offline SinXAzgard21

Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic.
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2011, 12:21:48 PM »
I'm planning on getting it but in January after I build my new gaming comp, which I'm glad is only costing me 1.2k.

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Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic.
« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2011, 01:27:08 PM »
Hairy - are you sure? If so, that would be pretty awesome, seeing as I'm European as well and most the people I know on the internets are not.

Pretty certain it says that in the FAQs somewhere.

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Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic.
« Reply #15 on: December 01, 2011, 01:28:32 PM »
Rule no. 1 of all MMO releases.  NEVER get it day one. There's often too little content to actually make the first 6 months worth the investment of $135.  You go in when they've released a couple of content packages.

So I MIGHT check it out, but not day one.

Depends what content you want. You do realise each class has their own storyline, right?

Offline Wajin

Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic.
« Reply #16 on: December 01, 2011, 01:32:54 PM »
Miraluka are extinct. Marr was the last one because Darth Nihlus turned her homeworld into a charred cinder, and KOTR2 is considered canon.

Miraluka are not extinct, Katarr wasn't their homeworld Alpheridies was. Katarr was a colony, with a enormous population
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Offline meikle

Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic.
« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2011, 03:04:39 PM »
Miraluka are not extinct, Katarr wasn't their homeworld Alpheridies was. Katarr was a colony, with a enormous population

Also, they live in a space age.  With spaceships.

It seems incredibly unlikely that even if their home world was exploded that only one of their entire species was off-world during the event.

Offline RubySlippers

Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic.
« Reply #18 on: December 01, 2011, 03:09:06 PM »
Sure if it goes F2P, I'm game. Even WoW is F2P for twenty levels that would be enough for me to play.

Offline Wajin

Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic.
« Reply #19 on: December 01, 2011, 03:32:18 PM »

I'm still a bit puzzled, though. Could someone who has actually played it explain the race/faction/class system, maybe? I want to play a ... oh, dammit, what are they called again ... a Miraluka. Because Visas Marr is probably the hottest character from Star Wars, ever. With the possible exception of Starkiller's pilot chick. But that's neither here nor there. The point is, I'm not sure what my options are playing as that race.

Miraluka can play the two force sensitive light sides.  Jedi consular, and knight.

Offline fancyfictions

Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic.
« Reply #20 on: December 01, 2011, 03:35:58 PM »
After playing in the last 2 beta weekends, I can say that I love the game and can't wait to play it at launch! I think the developers have really done something cool with this one.

For those interested, there was a topic started in the Non-Forum Roleplay Requests section looking for players who might want to start an rp group for the game. Here is a link to the topic: http://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=125601.0.

Offline Brandon

Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic.
« Reply #21 on: December 01, 2011, 04:02:20 PM »
Hairy - are you sure? If so, that would be pretty awesome, seeing as I'm European as well and most the people I know on the internets are not.

I have some people I'm planning on playing with, but ... well, you gotta have more than one character, right?

I'm planning on making a Smuggler for my first character, because ... I like vests. Scoundrel 4 lyfe.

I'm still a bit puzzled, though. Could someone who has actually played it explain the race/faction/class system, maybe? I want to play a ... oh, dammit, what are they called again ... a Miraluka. Because Visas Marr is probably the hottest character from Star Wars, ever. With the possible exception of Starkiller's pilot chick. But that's neither here nor there. The point is, I'm not sure what my options are playing as that race.

Alright well there are two factions, the Republic and the Sith empire who have an uneasy peace right now after a bloody war (which will also escalate into a bloodier war). I dont want to go into individual class stories because, well spoilers is all but Ill go over the mechanical choices

Republic

The Republic have four classes. The Jedi Knight, the Jedi consular, the republic trooper, and the smuggler. At level 10 each of these classes branches off into two more specialized classes. For example a Trooper has the option of becoming a Vangaurd or commando the differences being the former is more tank based with damage capabilities while the latter is more support based with healing powers and damage capabilities. Each class has 3 specializations allowing further specialization in your style of play. I wont be going into advanced classes to much purely because I dont know to much about them. Everything I know is from the info Ive managed to piece together from videos made over the last beta weekend

I will list the available races for each class below

Jedi Knight: Human, Miralukan, Twilek, Zabrak, Mirialan
Jedi Consular: Human, Mirialan, Twi'lek, Zabrak, and Miraluka
Republic Trooper: Human, Zabrak, Cyborg, and Mirialan
Smuggler: Human, Twi'lek, Cyborg, Zabrak, and Mirialan

So what do these classes do? Quite a bit. The Jedi Knight is a front line fighter who tends to focus in damage and tanking. The Jedi consular takes the opposite approach as a "spellcaster". They heal and use the force to hurt enemies like ripping giant objects out of the ground and hurling them at their enemies. The trooper is basicly a stormtrooper with a big gun who lays down all sorts of firepower to kill enemies and support their allies. Theyre a lot cooler then I make them sound. They work off an ammo cell mechanic where special attacks cost ammo cells and cells will recharge over time (or when you rest). Finally the smuggler can do a lot of things, they can heal and do damage and a lot of their powers revolve around a cover system. One (or both?) of the advanced classes has stealth capabilities and crowd control like sleep darts. I dont know much about them beyond that

Sith empire

The four classes for the sith empire are the Sith warrior, Sith inquisitor, Bounty hunter, and Imperial agent. They basicly work as mirrors from the republic classes with thematic differences. In this setting the empire has returned from beyond the Rim to conquer the galaxy and they built a military where everyone was drafted into service. Anyone that was even remotely force sensitive was thrust into the role of a sith warrior/inquisitor, while non force sensitives became soldiers in the military.

The races for the sith classes follow. I should note when I say sith as a race I mean the red skinned race native to Korriban

Sith warrior: Human, Sith, Cyborg, and Zabrak
Sith Inquisitor: Human, Sith, Twi'lek, Zabrak, and Rattataki
Bounty hunter: Human, Cyborg, Zabrak, Rattataki, and Chiss
Imperial agent: Human, Cyborg, Chis, Rattataki, and Zabrak

As I said the same advanced class system is in place and I lack the experience and knowledge to discuss them outside of their intended roles

If you want to take a look at character creation this video is a good source but also keep in mind that everything I know is from beta and is not neccessarily representative of the finished product

► The Old Republic - Character Creation [Spoiler-free]

Offline ofDelusions

Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic.
« Reply #22 on: December 01, 2011, 04:17:21 PM »
Still unsure if I'll get this game. Seems fun enough, but 200 a year is a lot of money for me.

If I'll play I'll most likely play Light side Sith marauder and either Lightside bounty hunter or light side imperial agent.

Offline Sel Nar

Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic.
« Reply #23 on: December 01, 2011, 04:20:56 PM »
http://kotaku.com/5230325/there-are-no-gays-in-star-wars

One of the reasons I'm Leery at best about ToR.

Offline Hemingway

Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic.
« Reply #24 on: December 01, 2011, 04:24:03 PM »
Ahh, watching this video ( although it's marked as spoiler free ) makes me think of the steps I'll have to take in-game. In WoW, at the release of The Burning Crusade, when I still almost cared about the story, I had to leave all the chat channels and such. I suspect I'll have to do things like that here as well, because ... after all, online gamers have no regard for anyone else, and I'm sure everyone is like "HOW DO YOU DESTROY THE DEATH STAR AFTER LUKE DIES". That was an example. I know this is the Old Republic. I didn't spoil anything. D: