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Langoss
Posted - 2011.07.21 10:29:00 - [1]
 


Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
Posted - 2011.07.21 10:57:00 - [2]
 

Never pre-order anything.
Wait 1 month after release.
Read reviews. Decide.
Twisted Evil

Galehund
Posted - 2011.07.21 12:29:00 - [3]
 

1 month is to soon for a mmo, i would wait 3-6 month for the inital price to come down and hopefully they will have crushed most initial bugs

Pr1ncess Alia
Posted - 2011.07.21 12:45:00 - [4]
 

I was thinking about it

...then I looked at the price.

lol, not much of an incentive. I'll wait till after release

Blacksquirrel
Posted - 2011.07.21 14:11:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: Akita T
Never pre-order anything.
Wait 1 month after release.
Read reviews. Decide.
Twisted Evil


Normally I agree. With a few exceptions here and there. BF3 say.

Not really seeing the allure of the new starwars game. To me whats been previewed on it is. Same old song and dance now with voice acting, and more single player type experience.

I know there are also so many people that complain about WOW...especially in the eve community. This is a essentially a sci fi clone. I dont see how people can knock wow then turn around and hype this up (not a rant directed at the OP just an observation in general). Is this just because you can look like boba fett?

stoicfaux
Gallente
Posted - 2011.07.21 14:18:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: Akita T
Never pre-order anything.
Wait 1 month after release.
Read reviews. Decide.
Twisted Evil


Unless it's done by Turbine. In which case: Exploit Early, Exploit Often.

Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
Posted - 2011.07.21 14:28:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: stoicfaux
Unless it's done by Turbine. In which case: Exploit Early, Exploit Often.

YOu mean, wait until it goes F2P ? Twisted Evil

VKhaun Vex
Posted - 2011.07.21 14:29:00 - [8]
 

Why would I pre-order World of Warcraft when it's been out for years already?

Florio
Miniature Giant Space Hamsters
Posted - 2011.07.21 14:41:00 - [9]
 

Edited by: Florio on 21/07/2011 14:41:54
Have you not seen the gameplay review where you go round an empty featureless weatherless immersion-free landscape killing sand people and conjuring clumsy speedbikes (speed as in jogging pace) from thin-air? Why? Why even bother? You'd have more fun googling "lightsaber duel" on youtube.

Ivoto
Gallente
Blue Republic
RvB - BLUE Republic
Posted - 2011.07.21 15:41:00 - [10]
 

+1 for collectors edition. Don't pre-order through gamestop online, as I haven't gotten my redeem code. On the phone now to beg for my code, or ill cancel with them and go through amazon.

Buzzmong
Aliastra
Posted - 2011.07.21 16:08:00 - [11]
 

No.

I've not been impressed at all by what I've seen so far. Bioware might make good single player games and somewhat decent worlds for them, but a WoW clone is something I'm not interested in. A friend of mine is on the beta, he's not impressed with the game either now he's had hands on experience.

I also think it is a shame that they've focused on Jedi vs Sith. Galaxies was much better (early on) by focusing around the SW IP as a whole and the struggle between the Empire and the Rebellion, and the various roles in and around them, rather than being a Force user fest.

The Doctorz
Posted - 2011.07.21 16:22:00 - [12]
 

Edited by: The Doctorz on 21/07/2011 16:27:20

Looks fairly average to mediocre on the gameplay reviews/videos and blogs so no. Also the pricing is WTF high, £45 for the box + monthly sub for a game that is essentially a weak version of mass effect with random chance one of you gets to reply to the NPC with your uber audio reply conversation options and the rails space shooter bits. The hero engine doesnt seem to do anything justice, the graphics and art style look pretty poor to me.

Of course once the fanbois have crammed through the door and we get some actual decent balanced reviews, if they say it is the best thing since sliced bread, then maybe I will give it a go once they drop the cover charge but everything I have seen so far of the gameplay is decidedly meh. Seems like bioware have a bit of a sine wave when it comes to their projects lately in terms of success and failure. I got burnt by DA2 and SW:TOR does not seem to reveal anything that makes it attractive as a game to anyone but star wars nerds who can fap with their light sabres. ME3 looks very promising so it depends what studio does the game I guess.

Jasdemi
Interstellar Whine Brewery
Monocle Overlords
Posted - 2011.07.21 16:29:00 - [13]
 

+1 CE

Cipher Jones
Minmatar
Posted - 2011.07.21 17:10:00 - [14]
 

I personally love the movies and a lot of the lore, but have not seen a fun to play Star Wars game since the cutting edge "Return of the Jedi" arcade game. And even that wasn't better than Dragons Lair (competition of the time).

Last game I pre-ordered was Guild Wars, and have no regrets, but wont be playing pt II. I wont buy another game as long as EvE servers are up, and not totally screwed up.


Tautut
Amarr
Posted - 2011.07.21 17:11:00 - [15]
 

I've not enjoyed a Star Wars game since X-Wing Alliance.

Could this do the job?

Malice Searra
Posted - 2011.07.21 19:16:00 - [16]
 

For the ridiculous amount of money they are charging, I'd expect a significant in game advantage over players paying for just the basic version to justify giving so much cash up front.

Obviously the anti micro mob will screech with anger but it's about time those who stump up to support these games get a bit more reward back over the free loaders and pikey's who expect the same advantages or 'fairness' yet contribute nothing to development costs or sustainability.

Blacksquirrel
Posted - 2011.07.21 19:28:00 - [17]
 

LOL $150 and thats all you get? Nick knacks? Man you can milk star wars fans more than COD fans.

stoicfaux
Gallente
Posted - 2011.07.21 20:15:00 - [18]
 

Quote:
The order in which you redeem your Pre-order Code is the order in which you will gain Early Game Access before the game’s official release.


Quote:
Due to high demand and limited quantities of Star Wars™: The Old Republic™,
the pre-order process will be as follows:


Wow. Using "limited quantities" (of a digital download) and making folks queue up for early game access as a high pressure pre-order sales tactic...

Some marketing droid is buying top shelf tequila to celebrate that move.


Lady Skank
Ban Evasion inc
Posted - 2011.07.21 22:32:00 - [19]
 

+3 Collectors editions, which I wont be opening and +1 normal edition for myself.

Skyreth
Revelation of Wrath
Posted - 2011.07.22 14:26:00 - [20]
 

-10
Damn thing is a farce.
I'm an Aussie that has been on the TOR forums since 08, they only just tell us now that we wasted our time.

Still, gives me a new and profound love for CCP and EVE. Time to reactivate my old accounts Razz

NeoShocker
Caldari
Interstellar eXodus
BricK sQuAD.
Posted - 2011.07.22 15:27:00 - [21]
 

Edited by: NeoShocker on 22/07/2011 15:31:55
Edited by: NeoShocker on 22/07/2011 15:30:24
Originally by: Akita T
Never pre-order anything.
Wait 1 month after release.
Read reviews. Decide.
Twisted Evil


I also disagree with you there Akita. There are games I pre-order because of the game reputation and/or company. Battlefield 3, Mass Effect 3 (both are day one/pre-purchase as soon as those hit steam ... if they reach to steam) are great series and didn't let me down yet. Star Craft II, great game from a great company.

I'm torn between Batman Arkham City retail or digital copy for Collector Editions (retail or digital). I'll wait and see what Digital Collector Edition will offer :O Again, another great game that probably won't let me down.

I guess you know your PC stuff, but ain't much of a gamer huh? :)

ANYWAY back to SWTOR topic ... Nope, don't plan on pre-ordering or even touch it. It is said to be WoW in Space. Irony a bit here, remember Artanis' quote from SC 1? "This is not Warcraft in Space".

Plus I hate the idea of the "Roller Coaster" in space combat thing. Saw it myself. Ever since, I stay far away from it. Didn't think it'd be like XvT space battles, but I was hoping for it.

Originally by: Tautut
I've not enjoyed a Star Wars game since X-Wing Alliance.



Amen, brother, amen.

Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
Posted - 2011.07.22 17:30:00 - [22]
 

Originally by: NeoShocker
I guess you know your PC stuff, but ain't much of a gamer huh? :)

Nah, just got older Smile

Once upon a time, when I used to be more deficient in the patience department, I would have probably pre-ordered a lot of things, and played them the split second they became available.
Nowadays ?
Heh, I can have a relatively new game installed on the HDD, and not play it much yet (more than to see it actually works, that is) because I'm busy with other (usually older) games or other things altogether.

Besides, it helps that most new games are not the "genres" that I like, or go mixed-genre with more and more of the types I don't like thrown in (see Mass Effect). ME3 would probably be one of the few games that would get played sooner rather than later, and even that one will probably wait a while.
I'd rather play yet another round of Master of Orion 2 or Alpha Centauri than try out a brand new 4X game for instance - statistically speaking, I'm far more likely to be satisfied by the old ones rather than the new one.
If that disqualifies me as "a gamer"... well... so be it Laughing

George Wilkes Hill
Posted - 2011.07.22 19:24:00 - [23]
 

+1 preordered digital deluxe yesterday.

VKhaun Vex
Posted - 2011.07.22 20:33:00 - [24]
 

Edited by: VKhaun Vex on 22/07/2011 20:34:31
You guys mean you filed an EA SWTOR preroder REQUEST?

Or you actually got it already?

Verone
Gallente
Veto Corp
Posted - 2011.07.22 21:19:00 - [25]
 


I watched the trailer for it, and saw "EA Games" at the start of it, and was like... "lol, no."


Nimrod Nemesis
Amarr
Royal Amarr Institute
Posted - 2011.07.22 21:25:00 - [26]
 

Originally by: Verone

I watched the trailer for it, and saw "EA Games" at the start of it, and was like... "lol, no."




This man speaks for me.

Diesel47
Posted - 2011.07.23 04:29:00 - [27]
 

For MMOs I always try the 15 day trial before buy.

Aiwha
Caldari
101st Space Marine Force
Nulli Secunda
Posted - 2011.07.23 06:19:00 - [28]
 

Originally by: Akita T
Never pre-order anything.
Wait 1 month after release.
Read reviews. Decide.
Twisted Evil



I take it one step further, read reviews, play it at a local game center, then waste my free time away in pursuit of internet spaceships/swords/lightsabers.

Valentina Gallatoire
Posted - 2011.07.23 14:57:00 - [29]
 

Nope. I never pre-order games. I purchase them digitally when I'm ready to play them. For this game, that will likely be never.

George Wilkes Hill
Posted - 2011.07.23 16:54:00 - [30]
 

Originally by: VKhaun Vex
Edited by: VKhaun Vex on 22/07/2011 20:34:31
You guys mean you filed an EA SWTOR preroder REQUEST?

Or you actually got it already?

Already preordered, got my my preorder code redeemed on their site for early game access etc... already so I'm set to go, got the digital edition so don't even need to wait on shipping if Laughing and when the game comes out!


 

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