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HC82
post Apr 30 2011, 06:37 PM
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I didn't notice anything in the forums about this recently, but bioware's new Star Wars MMO is slated to be released sometime this year in 2011.

Main site:
http://www.swtor.com/

Cinematic trailer:
http://www.swtor.com/media/trailers/hope-c...railer#comments

Hungry Star Wars nerds:
http://www.swtor.com/media/trailers/pax-ea...highlight-video
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post Dec 22 2011, 11:44 AM
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It would be good to see if we can create an Apocalypse Tribe guild on both the republic side and empire, but that's going to depend on the population of ATer's that jump on this *cough getthefuckoncrush&DJ cough*. Don't let FF14 traumatize you, this game is actually really good.



QUOTE(Scan_Man @ Dec 22 2011, 04:53 AM) *
Anyway, I found the the color of the UI in SWTOR can be an issue for some too. My guild leader is color blind and is having a ton of issues with the reds on reds for the health numbers on the bars. So if he was playing a healer he would have a very hard time. He's really struggling. So some color blind options should be in the game.

Other things, let's see, I don't understand why you can't display all of the map icons on the World Map. You can only do one at a time. They have the magnifying glass that can show everything in area, but that is an extra step to show information that should be available at a quick glace. The mini-map has proper filters but not the World Map. It's odd design choice.


Personally I want Macros for this game. It needs them

I never considered a color bind UI function. I won't make a cynical response about it, but you definitely don't want to downgrade a feature to appease the minority, yet take away from the flexibility of the majority. Something like adjusting color or add different textures to stat bars would be an option.

All those WoW gamers are definitely adjusting to SWTOR's UI, mostly because it doesn't hold your hand. Learn to play, as they say. As for me I have ZERO issues with the UI as it stands, minus the stat-debuff visibility/awareness, which to me would be a nice bonus. Even then I don't "QQ" about it, because I do this radical thing... I look at my buff and debuff bar often *gasp*. On the healer side, there will need to be something to show them larger and more pronounced, since many of the icons are reused and it can be tough for healers. If you have skypee/vent, a quick shout out doesn't hurt either "oh shit I am bleeding Heeelp" or "taunt it off me". I don't always need a UI to tell me taunt something off a team member. Shouldn't I be paying attention to their health bars too? Maybe if I had ADD I could justify the need for giant words popping up on my screen. I am like the one dude in WOW who tried to use as little mods as possible. I would see screenshots of certain people's Mods and I'd think they're on the deck of the starship enterprise, with all this added crap on their screen. After they made the UI changes in Cata, I shut off all my mods and just manned up. Look guys and gals, the SWTOR UI is not perfect and IMO it could use some changes to make things easier, but in the mean time were just going to have to be more visually aware of what's going on and communicate.

To me I always saw Mods as a luxury and shouldn't of been mandatory to play well. I do agree that through the evolution of WoW, changes had to be made to the UI to reflect the increased complexity, but things like deadly boss Mod just totally made boss fights easy. Also, getting one shot wiped because your eyes were in a different part of the screen for 2 seconds isn't exactly "fun" either, so for that purpose I could justify its use.

As for the mini-map vs the world map. Yeah, it annoys me that the world map is so vague, but it seems like it is intentional, as a reason to go out and explore.
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post Dec 23 2011, 12:23 PM
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QUOTE(HC82 @ Dec 22 2011, 11:44 AM) *
Characters:
Dyne :Jedi Guardian
Adol: Jedi Sage


It would be good to see if we can create an Apocalypse Tribe guild on both the republic side and empire, but that's going to depend on the population of ATer's that jump on this *cough getthefuckoncrush&DJ cough*. Don't let FF14 traumatize you, this game is actually really good.


From my understanding it just takes 4 players to start a guild, and requires 4 to keep the guild going, oh and a one time 5k credit fee. So we should have enough to start one now.

QUOTE(Scan_Man @ Dec 22 2011, 03:08 PM) *
Who else loves datacrons? Man I love "gamey" stuff in MMORPGs. That's my problem with a lot of MMOs is they don't feel like games to me, but chat rooms with graphics. DC Universe Online added "gamey" stuff with it's challenge mission. Platforming and environmental puzzles in an MMORPG? Great stuff. Even if you have a guide on their location, it still can be challenging to get them. Really good design imo. Though kinda bad design that they are mandatory for endgame. Also, annoying if you roll alts I can imagine. Some of them are a real pain in the ass.

Some? Taris' were just plain evil, though not all are required, just the ones that boost your main stats (about a 5th of them), and the matrix ones are optional too, since you can get relics from crew skills and vendors.
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HC82   Star Wars: The Old Republic   Apr 30 2011, 06:37 PM
Crushinator   I'm not a huge SW fan, but I like bioware style RP...   May 1 2011, 02:11 PM
HC82   Gameplay vid from E3   Jun 11 2011, 10:45 AM
Scan_Man   I like how they are handling dialogue choices if y...   Jun 11 2011, 04:58 PM
tanshin   QUOTE(Scan_Man @ Jun 11 2011, 02:58 PM) I...   Jun 14 2011, 08:22 AM
HC82   It's a full timeline of the Star Wars Lore, via st...   Jun 14 2011, 10:09 PM
HC82   Pre-order for SWTOR is now avaliable. You can opt...   Jul 22 2011, 03:51 PM
Crushinator   150 bucks? Eat a dick, Lucas.   Jul 23 2011, 09:26 AM
Knightsword   You mean EA, Lucas didn't have anything to do with...   Jul 23 2011, 09:22 PM
Crushinator   I think the Halo legendary editions are just as st...   Jul 24 2011, 01:41 AM
Scan_Man   Not to mention 60 bucks for an unproven MMO game. ...   Jul 24 2011, 05:55 PM
HC82   Here is the Gentle Giant Darth Malgus statue. Real...   Jul 24 2011, 11:27 PM
Knightsword   I think its limited due to not wanting their serve...   Jul 25 2011, 05:02 PM
Scan_Man   Comic Con panel. Seems they are banking on the gam...   Jul 26 2011, 10:55 PM
Scan_Man   This game is fucking amazing! Looks like I will be...   Nov 25 2011, 05:44 PM
HC82   Weekend beta is officially over! I danced my way t...   Dec 5 2011, 12:03 AM
Wiryu   Ki'ta Kren is an east coast PvP server. It's the o...   Dec 5 2011, 11:03 AM
Crushinator   Is the empire the good guys or the bad guys?   Dec 5 2011, 05:19 PM
Knightsword   Empire is the Sith, the badguys. I'll be on the Re...   Dec 5 2011, 06:51 PM
HC82   We should probably pick some official AT server be...   Dec 5 2011, 10:51 PM
Scan_Man   I'm trying to find a server too as long it's East ...   Dec 6 2011, 11:43 AM
Wiryu   I'm pretty much promised to Ki'ta Kren since I gui...   Dec 12 2011, 09:44 AM
Crushinator   I'll just play wherever the hell Wiryu is. I'm s...   Dec 12 2011, 02:45 PM
Oddies da Nerfed   I'll most likely end up on a west server sith side...   Dec 13 2011, 08:47 AM
HC82   I am getting an early invite, So i'll let u guys k...   Dec 13 2011, 10:59 AM
HC82   Screenshots show the exisiting servers that are up...   Dec 13 2011, 12:49 PM
Knightsword   They changed Bondar Crystal to pvp from the beta, ...   Dec 13 2011, 05:00 PM
Wiryu   Most of the dudes I know headed to "Saber of Exar ...   Dec 13 2011, 08:40 PM
Dive   I'll see where the majority of you all end up. I ...   Dec 13 2011, 11:33 PM
HC82   If you pre-ordered late, you're guaranteed to get ...   Dec 14 2011, 12:22 PM
Scan_Man   I got my Early Access today! I guess I'll go Saber...   Dec 14 2011, 02:16 PM
HC82   I actually rolled Republic. I think a few of us ar...   Dec 14 2011, 05:16 PM
Kazicht   QUOTE(HC82 @ Dec 14 2011, 05:16 PM) I act...   Dec 14 2011, 05:37 PM
Oddies da Nerfed   I have a 21 Sith Sorc on Space Slug. Had to pick ...   Dec 17 2011, 10:45 PM
Knightsword   Ok rolled republic on Saber of Exar Kun   Dec 14 2011, 05:37 PM
Kari   I'm on Saber of Exar Kun with Wiryu.   Dec 18 2011, 06:34 PM
tanshin   RE: Star Wars: The Old Republic   Dec 18 2011, 10:56 PM
Kazicht   I really have to say this game does start off kind...   Dec 19 2011, 04:58 PM
Scan_Man   For me the game is still mostly holding up to my f...   Dec 19 2011, 07:47 PM
Oddies da Nerfed   If anyone ends up sith side on space slug (pve wes...   Dec 20 2011, 06:50 AM
Kazicht   So now that the game is officially launched, who e...   Dec 20 2011, 10:42 AM
Dive   I'm in. Still trying out classes but I have rolle...   Dec 20 2011, 01:55 PM
Wiryu   Bounty Hunter on Exar Kun named Wiryu. Lovin it. ;...   Dec 20 2011, 03:21 PM
Crushinator   I still don't have it, I want to play but I don't ...   Dec 20 2011, 03:51 PM
Scan_Man   Scankid - Jedi Shadow on Exar Kun Using this char...   Dec 20 2011, 03:54 PM
Oddies da Nerfed   Just started Sith assassin, Mistmoore, on Exar Kun...   Dec 21 2011, 10:14 AM
Knightsword   Let alone the endgame shit in FFXI, I would love t...   Dec 21 2011, 09:31 PM
Scan_Man   QUOTE(Knightsword @ Dec 21 2011, 10:31 PM...   Dec 22 2011, 03:53 AM
HC82   Characters: Dyne :Jedi Guardian Adol: Jedi Sage ...   Dec 22 2011, 11:44 AM
Knightsword   QUOTE(HC82 @ Dec 22 2011, 11:44 AM) Chara...   Dec 23 2011, 12:23 PM
Scan_Man   Well yeah the color blind issue, like in WoW, Bliz...   Dec 22 2011, 03:08 PM
Scan_Man   So how do people feel about the combat responsiven...   Dec 27 2011, 05:04 PM
HC82   When you queue an ability or attack that is not ch...   Dec 27 2011, 10:14 PM
Scan_Man   I've spent some time testing this on my Jedi Sage....   Dec 28 2011, 02:43 AM
Kari   I feel like assigning some kind of priority or dup...   Dec 30 2011, 08:51 PM
Wiryu   Started a consular on the republic side of exar ku...   Jan 11 2012, 07:02 AM
Kari   QUOTE(Wiryu @ Jan 11 2012, 08:02 AM) Star...   Jan 14 2012, 06:07 PM
tanshin   I'd like to start this post with a shout out to Vi...   Jan 12 2012, 06:25 PM
Knightsword   As for enemy difficulty, you are aware of the Norm...   Jan 12 2012, 07:38 PM
tanshin   QUOTE(Knightsword @ Jan 12 2012, 05:38 PM...   Jan 12 2012, 08:56 PM
Scan_Man   I think the difficulty is fine; for me at least. T...   Jan 13 2012, 09:00 AM
Kazicht   So far Linka, HC82 and I are on the republic side ...   Jan 14 2012, 10:25 PM
Wiryu   Sweet deal. I'll do some adding tomorrow.   Jan 15 2012, 10:48 PM
HC82   Establishing a guild requires a party of 4 people ...   Jan 16 2012, 09:58 AM
Wiryu   I can log in at anytime, but if we want to go for ...   Jan 16 2012, 11:12 AM
Kari   QUOTE(Wiryu @ Jan 16 2012, 12:12 PM) I ca...   Jan 16 2012, 08:53 PM
Wiryu   I'll be on tomorrow around 6ish est. For now thoug...   Jan 16 2012, 10:29 PM
Scan_Man   Really nice screenshots!   Jan 17 2012, 07:43 AM
Crushinator   Can you get a Jawa as your helper?   Jan 17 2012, 12:02 PM
Wiryu   Bounty hunters can!   Jan 17 2012, 03:22 PM
Kazicht   QUOTE(Wiryu @ Jan 17 2012, 04:22 PM) Boun...   Jan 17 2012, 04:52 PM
tanshin   So there I was, pokin' dudes in the dick with my l...   Jan 17 2012, 05:20 PM
Kazicht   So the Apocalypse Tribe guild is officially up and...   Jan 18 2012, 10:18 AM
Wiryu   I can't say I'd be too surprised with all the bad ...   May 22 2012, 01:59 PM
Crushinator   Probably. Get back on Diablo 3.   May 22 2012, 05:13 PM
Knightsword   I'm still playing, but not much left to do on my s...   May 22 2012, 07:07 PM
EinsamWulf   I kinda lost interest in this game after awhile, I...   May 23 2012, 07:38 AM


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