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June 23, 2005 9:06:07 PM

I've been looking at this game for awhile, and I hope it plays like KOTOR. It's Online only, and has a monthly charge of $15. Does anyone play this or have seen it? Or even know anything about?? I've looked it up, but I can't tell by not playing.

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June 24, 2005 12:17:50 AM

It doesn't play at all like KOTOR. I played on and off for the first year, and while it had it's moments (I liked the skill based system) it was lacking that "Star Wars feeling". Also, I think the fee is 15$/month, not 10$. See if there is a trial you can download before you buy it.
June 24, 2005 1:36:18 AM

Damn.....I was hoping...Hm...thanks for the insight....I'll try and do that....

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June 24, 2005 4:06:26 AM

The online MMORPG? I forget the name of that one.. it sucks if that's the game you're looking at.. i mean, it really sucks.
June 24, 2005 11:05:49 AM

I played SWG for about a year and I had a lot of fun with it for the first six months or so. After that it almost seemed like a chore to log in (not uncommon for MMO's). If you put a little time into it you can get rich pretty fast and be pretty much whatever profession you want in a few months. You can build up a fairly powerful charactor quickly as long as you realize that the kings of PvP are Jedi. For that you will have to put in a lot of time, probably over a year. The long grind to Jedi is what turned me off to the game. Again there is a lot of fun to be had, and a very cool universe to explore (female Twi'Lek dancers *drool*). Just don't expect to able to pwn in PvP for a while (though you can contribute and be a valuable part of a team without being a Jedi, I did exactly that for a long time as a TKM/Commando/Medic).

If you do end up playing PM me and I'll give you some sure-fire-get-rich-quick tips.

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June 24, 2005 11:39:14 AM

Damn nothing I wanted to hear. I was hoping it had the handling of KOTOR all around. So how is the fighting then. Is it where you command his every move?, or ?????
I might get it anyway.....I guess.....I might actually like it...If not ohwell another to add to the collection.

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June 24, 2005 1:06:23 PM

Point, click, it auto attacks. You just point and click stuff. I haven't played as a Jedi.. didn't invest that much time in it. But I guess when someone figured out how to become a Jedi, everyone became a Jedi.

You get these speciality areas.. if you complete 2 speciality fields.. I forget the names.. but let's say for sake of argument.. you can go Melee, Ranged, or Magic.. you have multiple fields under each one before you've mastered it. Well, if you master 2 of the 3 (all examples, i think there are a lot more fields) you can go into Jedi Training..

The game really did suck.. within the first month people had huge mansions that really serve no purposes other than looking at them design it. I played for about 2 months before I quit.

I waited for YEARS for WoW to come out.. and I ended up only playing 3 months before I quit.

I played the Original Everquest for about 5-6 months. I played DAoC for maybe 8 months. I liked that game, but again, it wasn't a finished product.. which is the case with all MMORPGs. If they'd just make a game where everything has a purpose to it, it'd be fun.

I mean, what the hell was the point in SWG?? It was run around and just shoot things. Very basic.. nothing was anywhere for any reason.. just go out and shoot wild bugs and giant beasties. Why? Who knows..
June 28, 2005 6:58:44 PM

If there was a 'point' to the game (by that I assume you mean an ending), then there wouldn't be much point in making the game online only. The idea is to keep playing, experiencing all the content the game has to offer. It's neverending because if someone were to come along and finish the game within a month, they wouldn't make any revenue. As more people finish what content there is, more is added. The 'purpose' (at least where WoW and EQ are concerned) is to get to high-end raiding content. You didn't give any of the games you tried enough time to find your goals. (Which is also part of any MMORPG... you set your own goals, you don't rely on the game to do it for you).

To the previous poster, stay away from anything SOE has it's fingers in. Whether it's EQ, EQII, Planetside... whatever... stay away from it. They still haven't learned how to release an expansion that isn't full of bugs.

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July 5, 2005 5:55:10 AM

I am thinking about starting up on this game. The more I look into these style games, eveyeon says EQ is king and that nothing compares, I would like to play something a little newer...

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July 5, 2005 1:55:01 PM

The storyline sucked is what I meant.. it was randomly running around killing things.. there wasn't a point to what you were doing. I played for a while and I had no clue to why I was ever killing things. I didn't know what the ultimate, always out of reach, goal was. become evil and kill all, or become good and save everyone? I didn't get the plot..

My thought for a MMOG is to have a huge business portion, in game true guilds - actual buildings, and business structure (not the stuff where it's a group of people who together and make it happen within the gmae, but the game makes you do it). Have a structure of people.. some are going to be business people who have major pull in the game, and major players of guilds.. all out wars could come about.. where the people who play a lot need to build alliances with other guilds/business.. truly self sustaining..

where the people who play a lot run the game and those who don't play as much serve as the smaller people but give power to those who play a lot.. hard to explain in text, but it's a really good idea and would make a really good game.. been working on the concept for a while now.
July 7, 2005 8:40:54 PM

Get EQII, that is newer than SWG and is better in every way shape and form. I played SWG for about a year when it first came out and it started good but as they added more and more stuff it just got more bugs and more lag until it was unplayable. My friend says it has gotten much better after the last few patches but it still has WAY more lag than EQII and there is far less content.

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July 7, 2005 8:49:12 PM

Who has that much time to play something like that anymore? When I was 15 I had time since I was out of school at 3:15 and no job.. now I have a job and other stuff..

Hell, I've logged 14 hours playing BF2 since it's release. I was out of town for a few days and made most of my time when I was sick for two days. I have a total score of like 971.. average score per game is around 50-100 for most GOOD people..

There are already people with scores of 30,000. Some people have way too much time on their hands. Average game to score 50-100 points is about 30 minutes.. so 3,000 games scoring 100 points = 150 hours. It was released the 23rd? 14 days ago? About 340 hours ago? 190 hours of not playing.. With 6 hours of sleep on each day, that leaves a combined 7 hours per day for work, school, etc. How many hours a day are kids in school? (This math doesn't include weekends)

That is insane. Parents need to get kids off their computer games.. I wish they'd start saying you can only play 30 hours 25 hours a week in these MMOGs so it's a little more rounded out and a lot of don't stop playing.. in the worst case the power users will quit.. which might make it more fun for the casual gamer.. just my thoughts though..
July 7, 2005 8:53:58 PM

Yea, my time for gaming is slowly decreasing. Between college and full time work I dont have to much free time. But I still have weekends off so that is when the hrs are logged :)  Nothing releaves stress like a good ol video game, lol.

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July 7, 2005 11:51:18 PM

I'm in your boat. Between graduate school and working. I'm still trying to find time for sleep. I just want about 6-7 hours a night. Nothing more.
July 8, 2005 4:35:05 PM

Yeah.. even my weekends are getting filled up. Working full time + some.. When I bought battlefield 2 I was all excited cause I had a good game to play for once and I was going to test out my new computer I built..

Then I was sent to NY for a week... that just sucked.

Gaming is good stress relief.. but 10 hours flies by.. haha.
July 11, 2005 7:16:42 PM

I bought this game finally, and it sure is great. I love it. Just like KOTOR. Handles the same way....Im glad I purchased it.
July 12, 2005 12:31:38 PM

Again great! The boards on this game are huge. Atleast 13,000 meter square. A lot of player interaction. I'm glad I chose the server I went on. The nicest people of any game I have ever played. (so far). Who ever liked the KOTOR series I'd reccomend this. It's 30 dollars, and 15 a if you get the 3 in one package (Original starwars, and 2 expansions) you get The infamous BARC SPEEDER for free! Everyone tries to buy the thing.....I was warned thankfully about his....People were offering like 300k-1mil for it...but I was told its a scam....The barc is the best speeder pretty much in the game. Soo Never sell!

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July 12, 2005 12:54:02 PM

So, you buy the game and they give you one of the best items in the game?

When I played.. inflation was insane.. where people were selling things for 200,000,000 for something that should be like 10,000 in the game.. it was really screwed up.. I guess it's good to know that the community stuck around to see things get fixed up.
July 12, 2005 1:47:14 PM

Yeah so far I haven't seen anything that was outrageously priced. If it is the best item (barc) then yes they give for free. just when you buy the 3in1 game only though.
July 12, 2005 3:01:13 PM

When doing a MMOG they should give each character a random item when they start based on their serial.. that would be cool.

I guess that's good you got it.. it makes people buy the game still I guess.

Do you find it worth the money so far? I didn't really find much of a plot to the game..

The best MMOG I think i've played have been the original Everquest (which, yes, I got bored of at higher levels because it lacked the fun and exploration as everyone ended up in the same area) and DAoC.. which had a good concept, they were just too slow to release updates.. I got to the point where PVP was all there was to do and it didn't serve a point yet.. along with all the lag.
July 12, 2005 3:29:16 PM

Being my first...I guess it isn't to bad......So far. I'm sure I'll get sick of it. I agree their is no plot. I find that it's just running missions. That's about it. Max out your experience in different professions. Try to be a Jedi. Well if I ever reach that then what? Help others? That would be kinda dumb. spend all that time to just help others max their stats (teaching skills) I'm not sure what else to do right now in the game anyways. I'm trying to hit all the POI's (points of interest). To collect badges and what not. I survey for minerals/chemicals/flora/wind/ craft things. I have all the generic weapons still...Just trying to raise my exp. I find that Explorer recon missions are the easiest to make money.....I average about 1500 per mission with those which run 4300meters. Not bad....a little time consuming but saves my life from getting killed from hunting missions.

Wow I said alot sorry
July 12, 2005 4:25:06 PM

asherons call 2 wasnt too bad, of course thats the only mmo i have ever played regularly, i dabbled in ultima some but got bored.

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July 12, 2005 5:06:02 PM

I never played those for some reason.. I just never heard enough about them..

I was waiting since 99 for WoW when word first came out.. and after 2 months I was sick of it..

Eve-online looks promising but I don't have the time to devote anymore..

If they had one where the amount of time spent in the game didn't mean so much.. then that would be one that would last.
July 12, 2005 5:20:24 PM


If they had one where the amount of time spent in the game didn't mean so much.. then that would be one that would last.

exactly, i feel sometimes they make those games for those who can devote 4-5 hours day to play it, its honestly not worth my money if i can only play it 30 minutes to an hour at a time, maybe 3 times a week.

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July 12, 2005 9:24:04 PM

Still playing WoW and I love it... the wife plays more than I do, though... lol. The thing I enjoy with WoW is the fact that I can log in for an hour and feel like I accomplished something... which is a lot more than I can say about EQ.

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July 12, 2005 11:31:53 PM

Well I just read this post again and added some....I have started playing for about one week now...Well you shuld read the thread I posted.
July 13, 2005 1:03:49 PM

Yeah.. I played on a PVP server.. which is where I went wrong since I couldn't put enough time in. Everyone I grouped with at around lvl 20, which took me about 1 1/2 weeks to reach.. hit lvl 50 when I hit lvl 40.. when I was lvl 44 they were around 55-60. Then it was just.. sit there.. wait for everyone to catch up so you could go on to bigger quests.
My problem was I played a Night Elf Hunter.. My character was good until anything melee got relatively close to me.. and how often is it just one person that comes after you? I'll be fighting and then out of no where someone else comes up and between their special attacks.. no way..

I had a Shaman same level as me.. he killed me while I was out doing a quest and in the middle of a fight. So I came back and killed him twice.. I was screwing around with him and easily killing him.. then he got in close to me, 1 swing/hit and I was dead. He hit me 100 damage over my max HPs. At that point I realized I was in the class and that hunters were really ineffective in the game, since almost everything had ranged attacks and some ability slightly better than a hunter.

I didn't feel like putting in the time to start a new character.. but my brother took over the game and now he plays all the time.
July 13, 2005 4:20:39 PM

I started out with a paladin... he's level 60 now (been there for a few months, actually). More recently, I started a mage and have been having a lot of fun with him. I played on a normal server... I hate getting ganked on PvP servers.

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July 13, 2005 7:32:32 PM

Yeah.. ganking on PVP is horrible.. aside from Rogues being able to kill anything. Many a paladin died from a rogue 5-10 levels lower.. My brother is a rogue and I watched him at lvl 42 kill a lvl 53 Paladin.. both played well, but the rogue can outlast a paladin's skills.

That's what I got sick of.. fighting and a rogue pops up, 5 seconds later you're dead.

I heard mages were horrible at low levels.. when you get the high levels it became powerful and fun.

Problem with hunters was they didn't have the range they should have..

But Starwars.. not impressed by the game.. I just really liked how I could have my big beer belly and run forever.. haha
July 15, 2005 11:44:00 AM

Well I'm glad you're enjoying the game, like I said I had a lot of fun with it.

How to get rich in SWG:

Save up enough credits from doing missions and selling loot to buy an energy harvestor (windmill) and a couple of small mineral and chemical harvestors (you'll need the energy from the windmill to power the min and chem extractors).

First set up the windmill and save up a couple days worth of power. Then set start mining metals, ore, and fiberlast. Look at the stats and try to mine the stuff with the best numbers. Then take it to the market. Look at the market for whatever you're selling to see what price others are selling the same stuff for and sell at a slightly lower price.

As you accumulate credits build from a couple of windmills and small harvestors to solar collectors and mediums and then to fusion power and the largest harvestors. This building process took me a couple of months without any help or "gifts" from other players. For me there was some satifaction to building from the ground up without any shortcuts. If you go this route you may not have a lot of liquid cash during this time, because a lot of it will be re-invested to buy better harvestors, weapons, armor, buffs, a house, etc.

Once you have a lot of credits it's time to become a one-man vertically integrated operation. :cool: Buy a couple of factories and start looking at stuff to make from all of the raw materials. Almost every piece of armor, weapon, vehicle, etc in the game is buildable. You can either train a crafting skill and make your own schematics, or nicely ask someone to make one for you. You don't need any crafting skills to run a factory, just the raw materials, the factory, and the schematic (for some odd reason most crafters will make a schematic for free). I went for easy stuff that's commonly consumed, like droid batteries, and made a killing.

After 6 months I had all the best gear available on the market, about 8 million credits in the bank, and a house full of hunting trophies. I put in about an hour every couple days to checking up on the harvestors, and every week or two a couple hours to move them all when the spot is depleted and new resources spawn. The rest of the time I was out killing the local wildlife, npcs, and occasionally other players.

BTW, I was a Teras Kasi Master/Commando/Medic.

I hope you enjoy the game.

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July 15, 2005 12:20:57 PM

I have a 60 Mage and I do just fine in PvP. :cool: Mages are great damage dealers once you get to 60. Just have to realize that the game is balanced for group PvP, not 1 vs 1. Priests and Druids kill mages, Shamans PWN mages. For every class there are a couple of classes that you should be able to beat every time, and others that you should run from.

After doing so many Scholomance/LBRS/Strat runs looking for just one more Magister's piece it got old for me (I already have the head, chest, pants, but meh...).

Hope you have fun with the game.

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July 15, 2005 1:43:59 PM

I's really fun!! If you've played KOTOR, and liked it...You would love this!! I'm having a blast with it. 14.95 a month. I would reccomend getting the 3 in 1 game...You get a BARC speeder for free!!! You would want this trust me. $30.00 for the combo.
July 15, 2005 1:45:13 PM

I've had no problems with it.....I never experienced lag. Must have been fixed very well now then.
July 28, 2005 10:37:45 PM

I agree never played or heard of maybe Ultima, but I dont know what its like.
July 28, 2005 10:45:43 PM

Since I last posted I've been playing for about 3 hours a day....and only reached Lvl23. Now I'm trying to figure out how to become a jedi. I have like 53 badges now. SOme Rebel faction. I guess you need to find a NPC that teaches Force sensitive skills. I have no idea where these guys are. I managed to get to Novice Swordsman, and Master Marksman....I heaerd some rumors on how to become a Jedi, but seem a long way away. Like mastering skills. (I dont know how many)....but still hacking away.
August 3, 2005 11:10:09 AM

<A HREF="" target="_new">This guide</A> is your friend. It's a long road to Jedi.

<A HREF="" target="_new">Here</A> is the link to the main forum.

The Jedi village Aurilia (not to be confused with areolia) is on Dathomir, so you need to be able to survive out there. I recommend Teras Kasi Master combined with a Marksman specialization (Rifleman was good when I played - don't know how it is after the combat rebalance), and some points into Medic so you can heal yourself.

As far as faction my toon was a Colonial in the Rebel army. Just lots and lots of faction missions, but once you're a higher ranking officer you can buy stuff like turrets, rebel bases, and troops, with faction points. Imperials can buy their own AT-ST with faction points, but it's much more fun being rebel and blowing them up. :cool:

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