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Ok 500 worlds is too much. WAY too much. i want to have favorites, with that many I wont even be able to hit them all much less remember them.

Though i guess 12 years is a long time. still though that's 42 a year, 3.5 a month. basically a new one every weekish. That's a hard pace to keep up with for anyone but the most hardcore player.

I'm glad they're ambitions though; at least they're not going to p**sy out and let it die because they're afraid of losing money like so many other MMOs.
Go to post 25 and watch where I mentioned. It was a joke!
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They want this to be like the next WoW, but my parents used to say you can't always get what want.
Don't expect too much, and you shall not be disappointed.
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Is this game definitely having subscription fees?
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Is this game definitely having subscription fees?
With the money they've put into this game, you can pretty much bet the bank on it.
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More evidence that Bioware is completely out of touch with reality. What were they thinking?
They put a huge investment into this MMO, and they plan to make it last. Frankly, the scale of this things is already pretty staggering. I'm not saying they'll succeed with their "decades" goal, but I wouldn't dismiss this game so readily.
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I think you have your priorities wrong. . I am amongst the crowd that does not like the subscription fee. I prefer KOTOR / ME games and I like my purchase of the game to be one time only with unlimited access. After I spend 130 pounds on the Collector, for example, I am asked to pay monthly a certain fee. This might work for some ... and not for others.
They say that each class has 200 hours of solo missions. So basically you think that Bioware should sell 6 200 hour rpgs plus the pvp/pve content for a one time fee? Not to mention the amount of content they would have to keep adding over time to keep you interested for 10 years? That would be a ridiculous one time price...

The reason for the monthly fee is that you consume the content at your own pace and only the content you want to play.

How long does it take to complete the average Bioware RPG?? 10-15 hours tops if you do the side quests. Then you have a massive game like this which Bioware projects to keep fans happy for 10-15 years and you think it will be 60 bucks... lol.

If your a single player person only then i still think that this will be a good game for you. If it only takes you 2 months to complete the story then you just spent 75(first month is included) for a 200 hour Bioware RPG. Although you should try to be more social lol... co op it or something.

Plus im sure they will be updating content at least 2x more frequently than Blizzard. Lately it has been taking Blizz longer to release smaller content patches. Thats why people are quitting. When you pay a sub the developer has to earn that sub every month with new content, if they players get bored they cancel.

I have been waiting for Bioware to do an MMO for a while, if anyone can top Blizzard it will be them. Bioware is the king of RPGs, the PVE crowd should definitely be pleased. They have never made a competitive game though so the PVP might be broken for a while. Hopefully sith inquisitor is OP lol. The fact that its KOTOR just makes it even better... I have been playing KOTOR 1 to prepare... looks pretty good in 1080p with mods and still a blast to play.
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First problem I saw with SW:TOR was the collectors edition: $150 in USD and £120 in GBP immediatly put me off it imho. The game itself doesn't look all that impressive but I will admit, its my opinion based on the vids and beta testers I know.

Undoubtly people will want to play this and indeed like it, however I don't think it'll last as long as they project it will. I for one won't be playing this because of it being an EA game and I won't support them or Origin.
There's nothing wrong with Origin. If you looked hard enough you could find just as much wrong with Steam or any other online store.
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I really hope that this game is the successor of WoW. So many MMO have tried and all of them have failed. I haven't played any MMO in almost 2 years. Only when there's a true WoW contender will I ever play MMO again.
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If SOE hadn't butchered SWG, it would still be going strong. When will games learn to put things in people want? Like player housing. SWG had the best system ever for it, and a lot of other things. I'm hesitant on TOR because it looks like it will be kinda boring with it looking like a star wars WoW. The combat from the videos just looks "slow", and the space stuff was lame because you can't just cruise, you only can do missions? (again assuming from videos)

So much stuff that if people just realized what the players want, they would have that invincible WoW killer.
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Senior creative director James Ohlen has been speaking at Comic-Con about the enormous scale of The Old Republic. The conference, reported by Darth Hater and picked up by Eurogamer, revealed that players will be able to explore 19 “major worlds†on launch. Bioware plan to add many more after that.

“We want to add dozens of worlds. Hundreds of worlds eventually. In 2025, we’ll hopefully have 500 worlds,†said Ohlen.

http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/07/25/st...t-for-decades/


Maybe I should have gotten the CE lol!
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