BH screenshots from upcoming Old Republic MMO

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    BH screenshots from upcoming Old Republic MMO

    http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/57775

    The flamethrower effect is awesome!

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    Re: BH screenshots from upcoming Old Republic MMO

    Yup , it's probably going to be a lot better then swg when it's release

    and were in Saskatchewan are you from?

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    Re: BH screenshots from upcoming Old Republic MMO

    Well originally I"m from SW ontario, but almost exactly 2 years ago we moved out here to Kamsack.

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    Re: BH screenshots from upcoming Old Republic MMO

    ah right on that's about 4hrs away from me lol

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    Re: BH screenshots from upcoming Old Republic MMO

    That looks cooooool! I quit WoW about 4 months ago, and I play Eve Online every now and then... but this could be a game that gets me sucked back into MMOs.... >_< makes me scared! haha

    El1te

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    Re: BH screenshots from upcoming Old Republic MMO

    I know the feeling dude , i just quit swg back in January

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    Re: BH screenshots from upcoming Old Republic MMO

    Too bad it's an MMO, there's a huge oversaturation in the market.

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    Re: BH screenshots from upcoming Old Republic MMO

    GCNgamer128 said: View Post
    Too bad it's an MMO, there's a huge oversaturation in the market.
    I agree, besides that I REFUSE to pay for play when I spend $50+ on a vadeogame. Sure the interaction may be better, but when I play Pirates online, I don't interact.

    I want a standalone game so I can play from beginning to end on my own time.

    I'm sure it'll be a great game, but...

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    Re: BH screenshots from upcoming Old Republic MMO

    Still think it should have been a KOTOR 3. Would be great to see a Mass Effect style game, but in the Star Wars universe.

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    Re: BH screenshots from upcoming Old Republic MMO

    adonian said: View Post
    I agree, besides that I REFUSE to pay for play when I spend $50+ on a vadeogame. Sure the interaction may be better, but when I play Pirates online, I don't interact.

    I want a standalone game so I can play from beginning to end on my own time.

    I'm sure it'll be a great game, but...
    Have you tried it? lol... I'm sure if you did you would realize the amount of content in an MMO, you're always exploring, finding new things, etc... $10-$15 a month to play a game I continue to enjoy is no different than spending $50 on a new game to play through and move onto the next... its just people who want to continue the long storyline, character progression, player interaction, and continuous new content that is always being released will spend $15 while the rest who want another game will go spend $50 again... its all preference on what you want to play... heh...

    Andy I think it would be cool to see this in like a Mass Effect or Fallout 3 kinda fashion. I don't know about you, but I loved Fallout 3

    El1te

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    Re: BH screenshots from upcoming Old Republic MMO

    I played SWG a while back, though my major problem with it was that they fiddled with it and made it virtually unplayable and they didn't want to listen to people. It kinda put me off MMOs in general.

    As an aside to the conversation, Adonian, try Guildwars, there's no monthly charge.

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    Re: BH screenshots from upcoming Old Republic MMO

    SWG had a lot of great ideas and a lot of good things going for it. Unfortunately, it was also a grind-fest. People HATE that, as has been clearly illustrated by the utter demise of grind games like Everquest and the meteoric rise of quest-based games like WoW. The SWG dev team failed at the most critical point for any MMO, listening to your player-base.

    People didn't want SWG to become WoW. They just wanted to get away from the grind. So after combat revamps, upgrades and whatever else they tried to call it, they gave up, cut everything that made SWG what it was and turned it into another class-based WoW-type game. At which point I, and a lot of others, promptly chucked it out the window never to be seen again.

    The ability to multi-class the way it did, the completely player driven economy, the social classes of entertainers and artisans. Those are what made SWG unique and cool and made it feel like "the real thing" if you will.
    But they promptly turned around and killed that.

    I enjoyed the KOTOR games, but am happy to see a new SW-based MMO. The time I spent in SWG is still some of my favorite MMO time simply because of the subject matter. Star Wars is flat-out cool, and although a single-player game is fun for a month or so, MMO's can go for years if properly maintained by their development team. Which is why a lot of us are willing to chuck 15$ into the abyss every month.

    I understand the reluctance to "pay to play" but the simple fact is that these games are (generally) more engrossing, more varied, and more interactive than any other games out there. If Bioware truly can add the element of "story" to this MMO, it will hands down be the best MMO yet. I wish them all the best. It's ambitious, but if they pull it off, it'll be an amazing game.

    I am very much looking forward to this game and hope they can bring it off with all of the features they're promising. Heck, even if it sucks, I'll probably play it for a while anyway. I played SWG for a few years and it really went downhill toward the end of that time.

    Just my 2 creds.
    -Nyx

    PS - GCN is right about oversaturation in the MMO market. The only good thing about that though is that there is enough selection and variety, that players are being exposed to enough MMO's to know what makes them good, and what makes them cookie cutter jokes. This helps the good MMO's rise to the top, and the bad ones die quick, painful deaths. It's a good thing in the end. Though a lot of people trash it, WoW is an excellent MMO and has survived for it. While games that really just rip off other games (poorly) like Tabula Rasa and others have tanked and died.

    Saturation may cause a lot of competition, but competition is good for the players. It drives the developers to innovate and create new, exciting experiences in order to stay on top of the market.

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    Re: BH screenshots from upcoming Old Republic MMO

    I hope there will be lots of information about our beloved heroes and villains from the games and comics.

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    Re: BH screenshots from upcoming Old Republic MMO

    GCNgamer128 said: View Post
    Still think it should have been a KOTOR 3. Would be great to see a Mass Effect style game, but in the Star Wars universe.
    That would have been amazing. Mass Effect is one of my all time favorite games, and if it was coupled with Star Wars it would blow my mind.

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    Re: BH screenshots from upcoming Old Republic MMO

    Saz. said: View Post

    As an aside to the conversation, Adonian, try Guildwars, there's no monthly charge.

    THX SAZ I'll give it a go.

    And I guess if this Old republic is any good I will go for the monthly fee, I'm sure I can add it to one of my lesser used cards.

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    Re: BH screenshots from upcoming Old Republic MMO

    looks pretty sweet. Is this game replacing Star Wars Galaxies?

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