Topic: The Old Republic MMO

So, who else is planning to play this? big_smile I've already preordered, as have a few of my friends. Jedi Knight Guardian is looking like fun!

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Oh, I've been following developments on this front since I found out it's basically KotOR 3, 4, 5, 6, 7... etc. My current finances won't allow me to buy it, though, so I'll have to wait a while before secondhand copies are available and so on before I can see about budgeting for it. Please do tell us all about it, though, when you get it, and likewise anyone else getting it! I can't wait to hear your stories!

Ash

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I'm not sure second hand copies of an MMO are something that generally happens. The price for a new copy will inevitably drop though smile Once it's out and I get my copy, I'll be sure and let you all know the juicy details.

-Euan

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A buddy of mine got a copy of Guild Wars secondhand - but the box was unopened. Also seen another MMO being sold unopened by someone who had a younger family member pass - didn't buy it, but still...you can get MMOs second hand but it's gotta be unopened 99% of the time.

~Robert

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Ah yes, it's been a while since I played Guild Wars, but was the CD tied to a membership number? Will that be the case with SWTOR?

Ash

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The CD is tied to an account once registered, but if you don't ever register then someone else could use it (aka buy it).

~Robert

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I find it annoying that they are taking pre-orders but haven't officially announced if there will be a subscription or not. Everything I've read has stated they haven't decided if there will be monthly subscriptions or micro transactions.

And until I know those details, I'm staying far far away.

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Yeah, that's why I played Guild Wars and not WoW. Maybe Bioware (it is Bioware making SWtOR, yeah?) are letting the preorder numbers decide for them? >:-/

Ash

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Hadn't they all-but said subscription? Either way, if it's microtransactions then I suspect Collector's Edition will give you a bunch of microcredits to play with. The price tag sure justifies it 0.0

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They've said both, actually, and back-tracked on both with the statement, (paraphrased) "We have yet to decide."

If it's subscription, that rules it out completely for me. I just don't have enough game play time to warrant paying a monthly fee for a game. That's also why I played a lot of GuildWars (hmm, seems about time to dust that off and delve back into it, actually... smile

Micro-transactions would be a possibility, as long as they were to unlock "non-essential" pieces of the game (better weapons to get through the game faster, cosmetic gear, etc).

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Better weapons earlier would be a nice idea, to make the pve simpler. But any game that says the best gear costs real money is a bit...well...liable to flop into a nightmare fairly quickly, from what I've experienced. I do like the idea of the Collector's Edition Exclusive Shop, though hopefully it'll just be shinier versions of kit I can otherwise get, or extra shops in locations that don't normally have them. Useful extras.

-Euan

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So, is anyone else playing in the Beta for this? I finally got invited to this weekend's Beta session (after being on their mailing list for two years tongue) and I'm having a blast so far.

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My husband is playing Beta and really enjoys it. I am going to try it out on Sunday, see if I can be bothered with trying an MMO again. It is Bioware through which makes me really tempted.

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So far it seems to be a combination of WoW and Knights of the Old Republic...which is excellent as far as I'm concerned!

Last edited by Nicole Rennolds (2011-11-26 06:55:40)

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The trailer for the upcoming expansion to SWTOR: Knights of the Fallen Empire looks pretty amazing, if I do say so myself.