Monday, June 6, 2011

Dart Magus is the anti- Christ

Both no date and no stage gameplay for TOR at E3 EA press event. Sad because they could have given more credit then they seem to think the game can handle . We have been told we will get signs when it's time are we talking a star we will need to follow, sea of blood, a hot Jedi, a crazy priest? 3 years a million dollars and fans waiting aren't signs enough for Bioware a monkey has to pen a TOR novel first. I love Star Wars, I love SWTOR but really if there's a hold up tell us we do understand from here it looks better than SWG and WOW so let the cat out of the bag it can't get air. FYI don't beat your cat.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

It has to be said

Ok I've been seeing post like this all week and I feel I need to point out the world doesn't revolve around WOW or any MMO or all of us. Now I cannot say SWTOR will be great for sure but I can say it will be NEW yes I said it NEW. Lets define new:

4. Not previously experienced or encountered; novel or unfamiliar: ideas new to her.
5. Different from the former or the old: the new morality.

I have played many MMOs I hated them all in each do time. There is no law that makes an MMO a MMO it has only this definition A massively multiplayer online game (also called MMO) is a multiplayer video game which is capable of supporting hundreds or thousands of players simultaneously. By necessity, they are played on the Internet, and feature at least one persistent world.
By those definitions SWTOR is not breaking a law but the mold. People can play their preferred game the one that is right for you but don't force them to make a clone just because you think there's a law about it. To each his own I guess I however will not stand by and watch narrow minded players attack innovation like today's PVP noob.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Well.. at Least there's Cake?

We got a look at the Smuggler class. Bioware must think Star Wars fans can't read. TOR is fully voice acted and we already had this info and screen shots from the E3. I can read just fine with *Kurzweil 3000. (insider joke lol ). Well.. at least there's cake Good cake poorly done. Today's cake wrecks are all Star Wars themed.


Tuesday, June 9, 2009

TOR Talk Tuesdays!

TOR Talk Tuesdays are a blog segment I'm going to have each week either talking about an idea no one understands or a thought about Star Wars The Old Republic that I feel I can answer well. This hopefully will make you think deeper about game answer fears, and hopefully drive better debates. This week is going to be on what Bioware means by their term Heroic.

Everyone* can be super! And when everyone's super--
[chuckles evily] --no one will be. Syndrome (Disney's The Incredibles 2004 ).

This is somewhat the same comment people make about the word Heroic the way Bioware will use it. People think it refers to deeds like blowing up a sith plan and saving the day. Bioware doesn't mean the fate of the world is always up to you; rather you will be a well trained class important in your own way. Grand Moff Tarkin is Heroic under the term according to Bioware and most would agree. He is high in the Empire chain and does order to destroy Alderaan - big, but not a large war move. Mon Mothma is Heroic but her role amounts to guild leader in game terms. Wedge is known as side support for most of his life. As you can see they all are Heroic in some way other than being "The Hero ".

Bioware seems to use the word Heroic in this way. We all know at least one Heroic person in our lives. Firemen, soldiers or a honest hard working person are Heroic in some way but most times their deeds aren't legendary for most of the world. Now I'm sure some events Bioware has planned are Death Star huge but on the whole, players can be Heroic with out being the Hero.

Sorry i was late - please debate and think on this week's topic.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

E3 Awesomeness and more

Since I am not allowed in the E3, I can’t rightly say the game plays like it looks or that there is dual wielding. The game movie looks great but not real (like Padme’s baby belly). It’s got to be better than having players who are younger than me (SWG-wise) tell me how to role-play a Jedi then prove they have no deeper understanding of peace keeper and lore as they treat those ideals as nice flavor words for the group. During a Padawan’s Jedi Temple lesson which focused heavily on KOTOR (which one of the LEADING Council Members didn’t even seem to care to know or look up to seem smart) an Imp BH attacked a member while the rest just gave an ‘oh look a member is being attacked’ dumbfounded look. I know TNJO were the oddballs (or so I’m told weekly if I show any dislike of LJO ways). My request could be as small as TJNO had a book club – can I start one for LJO? which sets my friend into a rant about TNJO never had Allies with all the two-bit RP-er groups (even the ones that hunt us during teaching time). We were all Star Wars eggheads that acted like a true order (regardless of our few canon redefining). Having a sheer love and understanding to play a Jedi is more important than being up to server standard.

I have a plan to write more often. I have been busy with the Star Wars White Knight RPG More on that soon.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Holy Smuggler Bat-Man what was I thinking?!

Timeline 2 is up for Star Wars the Old Republic
Master Gnost-Dural introduces a Smuggler named Hylo Visz. Always good to get more lore but the only thing it gave us is Smuggler as a class. That means next week we'll get game footage and a comic spot for Smuggler - yea. Really, it takes a rocket scientist to figure that out. Gee the same class as Han. Novel. Of course, we'll only be human because they're the rats of the galaxy and Bioware has no idea what other races to show in outfits. Sure our Wookiees will go nude, our Trooper helmets won't fit because no one at Bioware or any galactic company in game terms modeled a Cereans head. Also PVP will be broke and our companions will have the AI IQ of mashed taters but thank the Force we got a class update that even a blind Gungan could see coming. Here's hoping E3 gives us meat.

Home again
After 5 months away I have returned to Star Wars Galaxies. My welcome committee on the Lovely server of Eclipse (population 10 players) were a Jedi I've known for 2 years who forgot me and a credit farmer. There is no role play no matter what the Light Jedi Order would like us to think (No Dark Jedi orders around so it's just Jedi playing with their Lightsabers, if you know what I mean.) The devs had a brain storm and houses now have windows. Those Devs get a gold star to learn houses have windows. That's what a college degree and 5 years of SWG teaches.
So glad to not flush $15.00 down the toilet every month.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

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