So…. SWTOR!!

Posted January 25th, 2012 by Miss Mediocre

It’s kind of strange, I have been hearing things about this game’s approach over the years, but I really wasn’t that excited about it. Maybe because with every other MMO I’ve tried other than WoW my interest has always been fleeting. I’d give it a try, play for a few months, get bored and go back to WoW. Knights of the Old Republic was one of my favorite games ever, so I knew I’d give SWTOR a try at least, but I really had no expectations going in. Now, I am in love, hehe.

I don’t know what it is exactly, just everything maybe, but this game has actually managed to keep on par with my early WoW days experiences! The quests are amazing and just don’t really feel like quests because everyone talks to me, and I can talk back! And be so evil! I’m always finding myself bursting out laughing in the middle of the night at some dialog or cackling manically depending on the circumstances, hehe.

My main character is a Sith Inquisitor Sorcerer. I’m currently at level 38 and am having so much fun being as mean as I can be! I love Khem Val, me and him are tearing up the galaxy and making Jedi everywhere cry. It’s been a blast so far. I also have a level 29 Bounty Hunter, who I’m trying to make a good guy, and a level 24 Sith Warrior who is as evil as can be.

Anyone who may be wondering if it’s worth trying out, it is! I’d go into all the things I love about this game, but really I just don’t have the time because I want to get back to playing, lol. The icing on the SWTOR cake? There’s a freaking SWTOR INSTANCE PODCAST! Listening to the Instance was really the only thing I was missing about no longer playing WoW, so I was more than thrilled when I found out there was a new SWTOR edition! I’m listening to it right now, hehe.

20 Responses to “So…. SWTOR!!”

  1. BigFire

    I went with a Sith Healing Sorcerer that’s Dark IV (soon to be V). For my second character, an Imperial Agent (Sniper) who thus far have zero dark point. Her action really doesn’t make her first (and thus far, only useful) companion happy.

  2. Shaft

    The only thing that puts me off is the initial investment for the game which is £40 over here which is the same you might pay for a brand new XBOX or PS3 game that is a little high for my budget especially with the monthly fee to add onto that. Plus I would have to realistically invest in a new PC System to get the thing to run. What I have heard sounds promising though. I am glad you are enjoying it.

  3. DeMeNtEd

    im glad u joined the dark side =p got a few of my RL buddies to make the switch from WoW and a couple RL buddies to overcome their fear of sub fees lol…had to explain that i myself was actually buying one ps3 game per month as where here i just pay 15 bucks per month…after the initial investment lol figure if i play for 2 months ive saved myself 45 bucks lol…but yea love the game, u really shoulda hit up ur fan base…we coulda totally rocked out some mediocre guildness lol still might if u catch me soon =p i mean ive had to reroll on like 4 diff servers just because of RL lack o communication lol…but im sure i could do it once more lol anyway sry for the long post take care and have fun

  4. Miss Mediocre

    DeMeNtEd : Hehe as much fun as some mediocre guildness would have been, I’m still trying to keep my gaming time to a minimum, and decided going in that there was nooooo wayyy I was starting my own tor guild haha. I’ve put a lot of time into it with WoW and then Rift. Plus, I didn’t want anyone rolling on my server, only to be disappointed if I was never on, which kind of happened when I tried the last WoW guild. I’m on the Elysium server though, just got to to level 50 today, so if you end up over there with an alt, let me know! :) We’ll see if my interest starts to fade now that my initial rush to level cap is over. I kind of doubt it, because now I’m just excited to start a new character lol.

  5. DeMeNtEd

    gotcha gotcha, n outside of the crying in the corner, 6 months of therapy, and self inflicted wounds i wouldnt b disappointed if u totally blew me off =p lol jk jk…like seriously…joking lol im not creepy like that lol but i see what ya mean. i can totally roll a new toon tho, n just keep in my head that its not my “main” =D im actually stoked to at least check out all the diff classes anyway lol, makes no real diff to me which server i roll on =D. i mean how can i commit to a “main” knowing that there may be a better class out there, lol which is also the reason ive been engaged for five years and not married =p but yea soon as i make one ill hit u up with the name

  6. Badieh

    I just started SWTOR last week, playing on an EU RP server (always forget its name lol), now I’m level 26. Still overwhelmed with the many things to be done in game. I am an evil Sith assassin hehe. I totally agree with whatever you said. I played RIFT and WOW in the past, this game took questing to a whole new level. Oh, I also realized I might suck at space combat, I had to retry the first missions several times to finish them haha. Not to mention i still dont know how to get a shield on my ship :P

  7. DeMeNtEd

    k got it, names gankstah =D just fyi =p

  8. Miss Mediocre

    Badieh : I sucked at space combat when I first started too! You can buy ship upgrades though from a vendor on the Imperial Fleet, which is how you get things like shields and more rockets. It’s right by the Speeder vendor. It makes it a lot easier!

  9. Miss Mediocre

    DeMeNtEd : Sweet I will friendlist you next time I’m on! My character is Drusilla :)

  10. Badieh

    Hahaha yeah I did find the ship vendor and buy me a shield, only later to find that they dont regenerate by themselves and need me to buy another item for it. However, I’m proud of my piloting skills after finish such a damn tough escorting quest earning me the title “The Pilot”.

    Have you tried pvp yet? I still don’t understand what made them think having levels 1-40+ all stuck in the same warfront a good idea. I was doing 3k damage (I’m level 32) on the lowbies. But had fun xD

  11. Miss Mediocre

    Badieh : I tried one game of hut ball, lol that was it. Now that I’ve gotten to 50 I will probably give it more of a try, I was just so focused on my own story quests that I didn’t really want to spend the time doing anything else lol. Congratz on the Pilot title! :D

  12. DeMeNtEd

    =( so i made that guy and tried to add ur toon as a friend and it said u didnt exsist lol…i dunno what i might have gotten wrong, ill keep trying i dunno if maybe we just have to be online at the same time or what but ima keep tryin =D just a lil update, didnt want u to think i was a douche bag lol

  13. Miss Mediocre

    DeMeNtEd : I have run into that issue too, I think it’s something they’re aware of and fixing, but I have only played for like an hour since getting to 50 so far anyway hehe so no worries!

  14. Rivs

    I’m glad to see a blog post, and that your playing SWTOR, I really like the game, it’s an ok game for the casual player which I’ve been demoted to.

  15. Miss Mediocre

    Rivs : Thanks! :D I am now a very casual player too, though I miss my hardcore days, real life’s been entertaining me lately lol.

  16. Badieh

    lol Thanks, I totally understand what you mean about rushing through the quests to learn the story. I rushed through them just to get Ashara <3, the only female companion Inquisitors get. However, I learned that the Female slave cloth makes her body parts invisible T_T; she is the only one that suffers that fate :( . Opened a ticket for it.

    I only do pvp for the daily pvp. Surprisingly, yesterday Empire lost 3 matches, two of them was the huttball. God that place was a mess. The Republicans were so organized, we on the other hand were everywhere. I love the turrets one. Most of the times I end up first or second in damage xD.

    I was told pvp at 50 is Empire all the time. Waiting for that xD.

  17. DeMeNtEd

    and out of nowhere it just dawned on me…i bet we both have to be online at the same time, and the difference in time due to time zones was throwing me off…lol most def could be, but i dunno for sure. lol sry for the randomness lol

  18. Damerack

    Mediocre, you’re going to run out of room soon on your site header, too many toons. =D

    Last month I finished all the Datacrons up and found out that one in ILUM doesn’t register in your log when you pick it up, so who knows if you’ll actually get a title one day for finding them all or not.

    I play a 50 Sith Marauder on Terentatek server. A lot of problems with the class, but I make do. I’m just bored to death though because the only two things I truly enjoy in MMO’s are finding things and World PVP, and ILUM is a joke. The only thing to really do is log in and War Zone because I have full tier two gear, except a couple of tier 3 pieces. I’m at valor 55, but you need to be 60 to get any tier 3 pvp gear. Of course why sit in ques for hours to get a match, only to get to 60, get your gear and wait. I mean with no world PVP what am I going to do with it besides stand around at the fleet and flex. I’m going to wait till patch 1.3, if that sucks, I’ll be looking forward to the next game.

    Tera is coming, and if you pre-order, you can play the beta. Mixed reviews about the pvp system, but it looks graphically so good, I almost have to give it a shot just for that. I did pve tera at comic-con two years ago and the game play was smooth then, it’s just some of your moves are channeled is all.

    Hope all is well,
    Damerack

  19. DeMeNtEd

    if u want world pvp, why dont u set up on a pvp server? i dunno if its the same, im only dip my toes in the metaphoric water of pvp-ness, but yea i will say im stoked to see what content they roll out with the patches…i play more social pve so any upgrades to the guild or social experience will be welcomed =D

    but yea with spring finally coming around i know my game time is gonna be put on the back burner to make room for outdoor activities. so i gotta enjoy this while i can =p

  20. damerack

    Ya DeMeNtEd,
    I always play on pvp servers. The problem is there are more PVE people out there. What the gaming companies should do is add more world PVP events to PVP servers. That would attract all the PVP people to one server and discourage the PVE people from joining.

    That’s not swtor’s only problem for me though, it’s their lack of end game right now + their lop-sided faction. There are about 3 Empire to every 1 Republic. What they did was take all the Empire and spread them over all the servers, so it’s 3 to 1 on every server. LOL, Mission failed! In the PVE world that’s not a problem, but in the PVP world it’s disastrous.

    Add the failure of Ilum and you find the only way to get top PVP gear is to grind 3 War Zones all day, which because the factions are uneven you get a whole day of Huttball, every day. I’m just starving for new content.

    I can’t believe I’m going to say this, but I have a friend that plays Lord of the Rings Online. It was free to play, so I checked it out. I’m actually having fun playing that game now.

    Throwing Swtor a bone, I did like the companion system, except when I went into battle and my companion didn’t, and liked the cut scenes, except when my companion called me on the holocron and appeared in just his underpants, I’m like, “Hey, What the Hell is going on, on my ship when I’m gone?!” Heh, game glitch. But…..

    No Endgame makes me a sad Panda…

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