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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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Scan_Man
post Dec 27 2011, 05:04 PM
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So how do people feel about the combat responsiveness?

http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=84943

There is a ton of agreement of forums saying there is a big issue with the game. I have not noticed. It feels very responsive to me much like WoW. There is some buggyness animations sometimes where there is a delay, kind of like the animations queue up then follow the last animation. I think this is really what people are noticing, however your instant spells still hit the target even though the last animation is still played/delayed. I don't buy there is a .5 delay in being able to hit abilities because you have to wait for the animation to finish. That is just not happening with me, and I'm playing a Sage that has cast times, instants, and channels.

Here is an example though: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXlX59rdtls...01Xqqj_g-bLhNjO

He shoots one target in then throws grenade at other. See how the animation for the throwing of grenade happens after the blaster fire ends. If you take a look at the health of the mob he throws the grenade it actually loses it's health when he hits the ability, however the animation and the floating combat text happen when the grenade lands.

Maybe the reason I do not notice it is because other games I've played behave this way? Aint it standard that when an animation ends the next one for your next action starts? The argument is they want the responsiveness of WoW where animations can clip over others if you hit your next ability. I don't know, both styles feel the same to me in terms of responsiveness.

If it is not a bug, then appears to me like just how Bioware decided to do the animations. The important thing is damage is still instant at the time you hit your ability. However, if possible I do think Bioware should try to tighten up the animations with what is actually happening on screen a bit.

Edit: I don't understand how this kills the game either. Is it really that big of deal for a lot of people? Or is it a vocal minority thing?


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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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