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Old 12-27-2011, 12:42 PM   #5071
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Has anyone here played Star Wars: The Old Republic? It's an MMORPG, think WoW with Star Wars themes and ship combat....and it has already taken over the lives of a few friends.
I have it. It's basically another flavor of the same MMO-ice cream. The main class storyline quests are rather involved and very well developed, and the crafting system is fairly novel; but it's an MMO at it's core.

Spend time, kill things, do quests which are more time consuming then challenging, level up, new abilities, grind more, level up, group up; etc. It all hasn't changed since Everquest 1. Besides the fact that soloing in EQ1 was very difficult to do and is now easy to do in the new MMO's.

The space combat is fun, reminds me a lot of old simple arcade games, so it's fun and challenging since it takes some skill (versus just running around and spending time killing things) at the messier space battles.

All interactions in the game have voice overs which is a very nice touch, there are moral conversation/quest choices similar to Mass Effect; you can supposedly develop romantic relationships with NPC's ala ME/Dragon Age. You get your own starship at the end of the 2nd planet's main story line (level 20 or so). Which allows you to do space combat missions, and travel to different planets via a map. It doesn't let you free-fly around like Eve-Online or Wing Commander.

It's entertaining and cool when you see your starship make the jump to lightspeed when traveling, it almost feels more like an RPG with an online multiplayer component built in and turned on all the time; perhaps because I've been able to solo the storyline quest so far (level 23).

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Last minute thoughts: MMO's only take over your life if you let them.
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Old 12-28-2011, 11:43 AM   #5072
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So the support guys finally got back to me yesterday evening and activated my WoT account....not a bad game. Shooter without having to have the reflexes of a 10 year old.....
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Old 12-28-2011, 12:52 PM   #5073
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I played that for quite a while. I don't know if they change it or not but the matchmaking was utterly worthless while I was playing.
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Old 12-28-2011, 01:32 PM   #5074
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went 22&1 then 19&0 (rush, Operation Firestorm, BF3)

The noobs are everywhere after christmas.

I have earned all the perks for the Abrams tank. reactive armor is sweet stuff.
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Old 12-28-2011, 01:38 PM   #5075
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I played that for quite a while. I don't know if they change it or not but the matchmaking was utterly worthless while I was playing.
Seems to be pretty fairly matched now......
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Old 12-28-2011, 01:41 PM   #5076
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went 22&1 then 19&0 (rush, Operation Firestorm, BF3)

The noobs are everywhere after christmas.

I have earned all the perks for the Abrams tank. reactive armor is sweet stuff.
Especially if you're on the console. PC, not so much. Although with the new maps everyone has stopped playing some of the CQB 'city' maps like Tehran Highway. I rarely seem people playing that unless it's on a rotation. Metro is still the king of meat though.

I unlocked the 3rd seat in the tanks. Kinda cool if the driver has missiles.
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Old 12-28-2011, 01:41 PM   #5077
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went 22&1 then 19&0 (rush, Operation Firestorm, BF3)

The noobs are everywhere after christmas.

I have earned all the perks for the Abrams tank. reactive armor is sweet stuff.
Yup, ive been at the top of the board a lot lately, but also been the best guy a shitty team and getting PWNED
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Old 12-28-2011, 01:44 PM   #5078
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I played BF3 for the first time last night, and I was 6 and 4 in my first (and only ) match. All things considered, I was very happy with a positive KD. My main problem is that I just have no idea where I am supposed to be since I do not know the maps yet. That said, there were noobs everywhere. I guess playing so much COD the past 3 years has helped my aiming skills or something.
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Old 12-28-2011, 04:51 PM   #5079
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I played BF3 for the first time last night, and I was 6 and 4 in my first (and only ) match. All things considered, I was very happy with a positive KD. My main problem is that I just have no idea where I am supposed to be since I do not know the maps yet. That said, there were noobs everywhere. I guess playing so much COD the past 3 years has helped my aiming skills or something.
gonna be on tonight? I'll hop on and show ya around a bit. Add me: CodyY on PSN.
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Old 12-28-2011, 05:24 PM   #5080
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I just run around and shoot people pretty much. I do like the Kill Confirmed matches on MW3.
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Old 12-28-2011, 05:46 PM   #5081
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gonna be on tonight? I'll hop on and show ya around a bit. Add me: CodyY on PSN.
I should be... Gotta get the kids to bed, help Mrs Z clean up some, etc. I'll add ya when I get on. I don't have a headset though, so I won't be able to talk to you.
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Old 12-29-2011, 08:45 AM   #5082
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Anyone still playing Borderlands? I hadn't looked at it until it came up in the Bargain Bin. It's actually a pretty good game.
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Old 12-29-2011, 12:42 PM   #5083
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Anyone still playing Borderlands? I hadn't looked at it until it came up in the Bargain Bin. It's actually a pretty good game.
I recently completely my first playthrough of the game. It was $2.50 on Steam or something like that. The dynamic took a little getting used to, but eventually I warmed up to it.

I also bought all 4 DLC's, but people who know tell me that I need to do the 2nd playthrough before starting the DLCs, and I need to give it a little break before I can play the same story... again.
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Old 12-29-2011, 02:07 PM   #5084
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gonna be on tonight? I'll hop on and show ya around a bit. Add me: CodyY on PSN.
Good games last night! Another question though... Is there a separate volume control for people with headsets? When there was no game sound I could hear you talking, although not very loud. When I was shooting or there was other sounds, I couldn't hear anything. I have the master volume turned all the way up, and then control volume through my receiver (using headphones to not wake anyone up). I looked around the game options but could not find a separate volume control panel like other games have (main, sound effects, mic, headset, etc...)

Another thing that I have had problems with for the past 4 years is that every now and then my internet just drops out. I was kicked out of three games last night because I "lost connection to the server". Sucks, but oh well. Normally I can join back in, but not always if the server fills my spot during the minute it takes for the internet to come back.
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Old 12-30-2011, 07:49 AM   #5085
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Good games last night! Another question though... Is there a separate volume control for people with headsets? When there was no game sound I could hear you talking, although not very loud. When I was shooting or there was other sounds, I couldn't hear anything. I have the master volume turned all the way up, and then control volume through my receiver (using headphones to not wake anyone up). I looked around the game options but could not find a separate volume control panel like other games have (main, sound effects, mic, headset, etc...)

Another thing that I have had problems with for the past 4 years is that every now and then my internet just drops out. I was kicked out of three games last night because I "lost connection to the server". Sucks, but oh well. Normally I can join back in, but not always if the server fills my spot during the minute it takes for the internet to come back.
The VOIP is the biggest complaint on the forums. With a headset your headset has a volume adjustment on it. I have my input sensitivity down so it picks up less background noise

I blame U-Verse when I get booted, it likes to drop out for no reason sometimes. That or if the DVR is recording, i'm gaming, and the wife is watching HDTV in the other room; guess which loses out.
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