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    Yes
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post #11 of 34
If you're looking for a solid Star Wars game, yes. If you're looking for a WoW-replacement, you're going to be disappointed.

At some point, Bioware decided that they weren't targeting MMO players first and foremost. That's the reason for the bad reviews and negative vibe. People who wanted the game to be the second coming are disappointed and making sure the internets know it. People who wanted the game to be the second coming were also not paying attention to what was said by Bioware. I played the beta for 7-8 months, and still subscribed when my free month ended. I knew what I was getting, and I deemed it worth the $13 a month (for 6) easily.

You can absolutely play the game casually if you are capable of playing standard RPGs casually. Just level at your own pace, most quest hubs can be done in an hour, giving you a nice stopping point semi-frequently.
Edited by -Apocalypse- - 1/25/12 at 8:52pm
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I have a job, wife, and 2 young kids. I play it casually. I am just now reaching level 31. It's a BLAST for casual gamers man. The people who spend all damn day grinding away seem to be the disappointed ones.
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post #13 of 34
I'll tell you what I got bored of The Old Republic in less then a month.

However I played Rift for six months straight. As far as 2011 MMOs go Rift was far and away the better game to me. I know that doesn't really answer your question but I was in the Army the entire time I played rift so you can definitely have a life and play an mmo. If you have an addictive personality however they can pose problems.
    
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post #14 of 34
I'm not a fan of MMOs at all and have never played WoW but this game looks like something I would consider attempting. Give it a shot.
post #15 of 34
As far as game genres are concerned MMORPGs take the most amount of time to get anything out of them. Unlike a FPS, RTS, RPG, ect... In and mmorpg you have to play and grind to get the most out of the game. The time you put in is directly associated with how good your character is. True for all games the more you play the better you get, but in an MMORPG you have to build a character with multiple items that you have to collect in some way. The building of the character is what takes the biggest amount of time.

Now, that being said, you can have a life and play. Just do not expect to be the best or even good. Will you enjoy the game? Maybe. You just have to decide a couple things: What do you want out of the game? How much time can I put into it? Is the level I can reach going to be satisfying?

If this makes an mmo sound like a job, well it kind of is. Just a virtual version of building someone as you would in real life. Obviously it is different, but the concept is the same; do work, get stuff, do less work, and get less stuff.

No one can tell you if it is right or wrong to play, you have to make that decision based on practicality honestly.
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post #16 of 34
Aren't MMO's just large co-op games with an avatar lobby?
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Aren't MMO's just large co-op games with an avatar lobby?

Aren't shooters just right click to aim and left click to fire at stuff?


I'm liking SWTOR alright but it doesn't really have me in awe the way WoW did when it came out. There's just something to WoW's atmosphere and combat that is just better to me, but I'm sick of the WoW content so I'm trying something new. It's just really freakin hard to top Blizz.
post #18 of 34
I found that since getting SWToR, im gaming less.

SWTOR is a good game, yes, but its somewhat grindy. I play in 30 min - 1 hour sessions, then take a break. Its fun to mess around with friends, but the solo play can get hard around the mid area of the story.

Try it if you want a good RPG, but expect to be FORCED to play mediocre sidequests a lot.
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post #19 of 34
In general if you only have an hour or less a day to play, MMO's really arent that great to play because you will see very little progression in your character as you play. I would stick to games such as BF2, BF3, KOTOR, LoL or any other games where you can play matches here and there. MMO's are nothing more than quest/pvp grinding while interacting with your friends that are doing the same exact thing.

Now if you do want to try a MMO. SWTOR is a decent MMO to cut your teeth on. It is pretty new player friendly as it is very linear/amusement style and not "sandbox" oriented and the story lines are pretty cool. The pvp isn't super intrict and can be picked up on very quickly. On top of that it has been out for only a month so there will be people to actually quest/pvp with as opposed to people getting power leveled etc. But if you arent ablet o play much it really isn't worth the $15/month subscription fee to see only small progression steps in your character development.
post #20 of 34
I've never been active in MMOs or other online games while working a full time job. I've never seen or played an MMO you can just play for 1 hour a day and feel like you are making any progress. Most MMOs would require at least 3 hours a day to get anywhere. Those people who get to max level + geared out in 2 weeks to 1 month are probably dumping 12+ hours a day in the game. At the rate of 1 hour a day, it would take you nearly a whole year to get to max level + get gear in many MMOs. And that is only if you were productive with your time. You could easily piss a single hour away in an MMO and accomplish absolutely nothing.
Edited by chaosblade02 - 1/26/12 at 4:41am
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