Knights of the Old Republic fans are still annoyed that (1) KOTOR2 was hurried along so that it could be released for Christmas 2004, (2) was half-finished and buggy as hell on release, and (3) because it sucked so much, we never got a KOTOR3 to finish the story.
I love KOTOR, but I don't want to play an MMORPG version. I was the strongest Jedi in the universe, and I know that won't be happening here. Hopefully it's better than (from what I hear) Star Wars Galaxies was at least.
Originally posted by Mr. BoffoHopefully it's better than (from what I hear) Star Wars Galaxies was at least.
Saying that TOR is better than SWG is like saying that my steak knife is better than my butter knife because its sharper.
The original point of SWG was that you were supposed to be one of the people living in the Star Wars universe. To that end, you could be a farmer, or a merchant, or some variant of soldier, and the path to jedi was difficult and restricted to emphasive just how rare that talent was. As a world and economic simulator, it was an awesome game, and I miss it dearly. The problem is that everyone wanted to run around playing Jedi (or hunting Jedi), and the world was not suited to that game. So they basically destroyed the world and made a WoW clone and I have no idea how the world is as I don't have the heart to log in ever again.
I have a bad feeling that TOR will not live up to everyone's expectations in much the same way. Bioware makes awesome awesome awesome RPGS (I can't wait for MASS EFFECT 2!!!!) and it sounds like they are making this into one giant RPG. You'll have a party. You'll have choices that will affect your character. These work great in a single player game, but how will your NPC assistants translate to PVP? Is a duel going to be a duel or some squad-based hybrid fight? If they are going to record voices for every NPC, how often are we not only going to run into characters that look alike, but also sound alike? If I make a choice with one character, what's to stop me from re-rolling a different character and making a different choice? People effectively do that now when they choose class, race, and gender to start their games. Is there only going to be one character slot?
I expect I'll love TOR, because I would love KotR III, and count me in the consensus that that is what this is, just with a bunch of other people playing at once. But for everyone who's concerned that about the traditional MMO qualities... I'm concerned that they may be looking for a steak knife and we'll be getting a meat cleaver.
You believe me, don't you? Please believe what I just said...
Originally posted by Mr. BoffoI love KOTOR, but I don't want to play an MMORPG version. I was the strongest Jedi in the universe, and I know that won't be happening here.
I'm not real big on MMORPG's but one thing I actually like is that I know I won't be the strongest player. I know there are other people better than be just because they are better at it and I know there are other people better than me because they play the game more, but that's what makes it challenging. Games are way too easy now.
Plus, the Jedi are a tired act. Give me a smuggler or bounty hunter. Not some all powerful being that can kill his opponents by snapping his finger. What fun is there in that?
I picked up Need for Speed Underground 2 yesterday and was wondering what other W's thoughts were on it. I haven't had a chance to play much because I've been grading speeches but the little bit I've seen so far is quite good.