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Nebulous
Minmatar
Mirkur Draug'Tyr
Ushra'Khan
Posted - 2004.07.31 08:23:00 - [1]
 

I played EVE since release for around six months then left for another five months to play SWG(star wars galaxies),what a mistake that was, i never really realised how good this game was until i came back it was like a breath of fresh air. The strange thing about SWG is that i found myself adicted to it even though i hated the game, i think it was down to all the empty promises that never really materialised and the starwars theme. My advice is if your thinking about buying the game to think twice, it promises a lot but delivers very little. What are other peoples opinions on SWG? feel free to post.

Alexis Machine
Minmatar
Asmoday Entertainment
Posted - 2004.07.31 08:56:00 - [2]
 

I didn't much care for it. I tried the free trial, and deleted it before it ran out. Few weeks later I thought, what the hell, and got a month sub... again, deleted it before the sub ran out.

It might be like eve, where it takes a bit for it to become really fun.. but I didn't feel captivated enough to stick it out and see.

Personally, I think the only thing that sells it, is the name.

Vidtorin
Caldari
hirr
Morsus Mihi
Posted - 2004.07.31 14:28:00 - [3]
 

Started playing last September and played until Feb/Mars this year. In the beginning it was great fun on the American server of Bria while learning things and such. Then moved over to the European server of Chimaera as it launched, and it was still fun as you watched something get built up from the ground with crafting, hunting and the likes. The problem after a while though, was that you really ran out of things to do.

You had been to all nice places, changed master-professions way too many times, had learnt how to exploit about any skill to gain as much experience as possible over a short period of time, and the only thing left to do was to continue PVPing or become a crafter. I'm not very fond of crafting. And I can tell you that PVP gets very dull after a few months several hours a day hehe...

I still have a couple of friends playing and they basically say that it's just still no fun, but who knows. What I might try out, however, is the Space Expansion coming out in (hopefully) not too long.

Vegeta
Minmatar
Guiding Hand Social Club
Dystopia Alliance
Posted - 2004.07.31 15:55:00 - [4]
 

I have a jedi on Bria, it r0x.. specially after the revamp.

Artean
Minmatar
Tribal Liberation Force
Posted - 2004.07.31 16:05:00 - [5]
 

Did the exact same thing... I had to play SWG for a couple of months to realise how good EVE is.

Frost88
Caldari
Venal Rangers
Posted - 2004.07.31 17:55:00 - [6]
 

Star Wars Galaxies made me want to die.

It is very clever, it hooks you with illusions of a huge variety of tasks and profressions to do, but truth is it's all the same. And grinding? That is intolerable, I don't want to spend 10 hours doing **** all except the same boring crappy tasks to be able to have fun. It's like mining. Only worse.

Drygo Kanathalasan
Gallente
Center for Advanced Studies
Posted - 2004.07.31 20:43:00 - [7]
 

Edited by: Drygo Kanathalasan on 31/07/2004 20:45:56
Edited by: Drygo Kanathalasan on 31/07/2004 20:45:21
I actually just quit SWG after playing for about 9 months. I actually had a lot of fun playing. But, I think the biggest problems SWG faces is that it allows constant afk macro'ing. Eventually everybody just macros everything while completely afk...for like, hours and hours, they get to the top and there's nothing else to do. That and the fact that if you're not an afk macro'er then you're pretty much screwed because anything that an at the keyboard player does can be bested and undercut by everyone who afk's. You get undercut if you're a crafter. If you're an entertainer, forget it, your gameplay experience is completely ruined. It was such a mistake for SWG to make a system that allowed you to play everything completely afk. Because, really, what's the point? If everything is done afk and 99% of the population does everything afk, it kinda shows you that actually playing the game is futile. I'm relatively very new here, but it appears that EVE doesn't allow this, which is a good thing.

Vegeta
Minmatar
Guiding Hand Social Club
Dystopia Alliance
Posted - 2004.08.01 00:49:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: Drygo Kanathalasan
Edited by: Drygo Kanathalasan on 31/07/2004 20:45:56
Edited by: Drygo Kanathalasan on 31/07/2004 20:45:21
I actually just quit SWG after playing for about 9 months. I actually had a lot of fun playing. But, I think the biggest problems SWG faces is that it allows constant afk macro'ing. Eventually everybody just macros everything while completely afk...for like, hours and hours, they get to the top and there's nothing else to do. That and the fact that if you're not an afk macro'er then you're pretty much screwed because anything that an at the keyboard player does can be bested and undercut by everyone who afk's. You get undercut if you're a crafter. If you're an entertainer, forget it, your gameplay experience is completely ruined. It was such a mistake for SWG to make a system that allowed you to play everything completely afk. Because, really, what's the point? If everything is done afk and 99% of the population does everything afk, it kinda shows you that actually playing the game is futile. I'm relatively very new here, but it appears that EVE doesn't allow this, which is a good thing.


Obviously you missed the jedi revamp that came 4 weeks ago.

Drygo Kanathalasan
Gallente
Center for Advanced Studies
Posted - 2004.08.01 02:04:00 - [9]
 

Edited by: Drygo Kanathalasan on 01/08/2004 02:07:02
Originally by: Vegeta


Obviously you missed the jedi revamp that came 4 weeks ago.


Nope. I didn't. :)

People are still doing the hologrind...the way to get a Jedi slot has not changed, just the way people play their Jedi.

Even beyond that, people afk constantly for a number of reasons that have nothing to do with becoming a Jedi. For example, dancer/musician buffbots where people log on in the morning and just leave their bot out to give buffs all day long for free. Makes it extremely hard to make a living as an entertainer. That's just one of many examples. :)

AFK macro'ing is a live and well in SWG and will be for a very long time to come.

But...if you're insinuating I'm upset because I didn't get a Jedi? Very wrong. I never tried, kept the same template since I mastered my 3 professions. I actually wanted to *play* the game. Obviously, that game was not for me because most people don't care about playing, just doing the afk macro grind to be the best and then there's nothing left...

Looking forward to playing a game I can play, like Eve. Too early to tell yet, but I think I'll like this game a lot.

Vegeta
Minmatar
Guiding Hand Social Club
Dystopia Alliance
Posted - 2004.08.01 03:45:00 - [10]
 

Edited by: Vegeta on 01/08/2004 03:49:07
You must have been playing some other SWG game than I.

First of all the hologrind has practically stopped since noone is bothering grinding anymore, by the end of august we will have publish 10 wich introduces the new FSCS system, a quest based one.

Second of all 90% of the population is not afk. Sure there might be afk spammers in the cities trying to sell their stuff and an occasional entertainer buffbot in coronet city... but thats really all.

I often contact entertainers when I need them, we at the Jedi Underground have tournaments sometimes and not everyone can heal their own BF. Lots of player city cantinas have dedicated entertainers, look at Ghosttown on Bria, its crazy. Our pvp party usually has an entertainer along so we can get new buffs/mind wound/bf heal whenever we need.

In my opinion the only thing SWG really needs is the combat revamp and perhaps JTL. Im not saying its perfect... it can be dull at times but guess what, so can Eve. Thats why I play both games.

I level up my jedi on SWG and get my pvp kick from Eve :)

Drygo Kanathalasan
Gallente
Center for Advanced Studies
Posted - 2004.08.01 05:00:00 - [11]
 

Edited by: Drygo Kanathalasan on 01/08/2004 05:02:30
My main professions on my various avatars are entertainers, and I can assure you that the vast majority of entertainers agree that right now our professions are in ruins because of afk and macro. Though you seem to be one of the minority that tends to value at the keyboard entertainers, I think that is great. But, the reality is that it pretty much stinks for the vast majority of entertainers right now, with virtually little or no support from the devs of that game. And, it's all due to afk and buffbots. That's just my personal experience. I think we'll just have to agree to disagree on this point. :)

Also, I am well aware of the New Jedi system and Publish 10 and all of that. I am an avid reader/poster of the forums there, as well as someone who plays many hours every day, so I know very well what is going on and in store for the game. :)

Or at least that was the case up until when I quit last week.


 

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