It’s been a while since I’ve written a post on the games I’m playing at the moment. In fact it may have been the start of 2011. With time being sucked out of my life from every available area my gaming time has decreased making the gaming time I have even more important. My games playlist looks a little sparse of new titles but that’s because I’m saving up for a half-sleeve tattoo so I have had a lot less money to spend on new games. Batman: Arkham City and Diablo III are just two games that will have to wait until I have more money before I can buy them.
As it stands at the moment, I have enough to spend on one MMO subscription so my gaming life is based on games I already own, free to play MMO’s and free apps on my iPad.
So what games am I playing? Which games have cramped my thumbs, riddled my hands with carpal-tunnel and fried my brain with gamma radiation over the past month?
Bioware’s MMO, Star Wars: The Old Republic is still entertaining me. The antics of Stormmaul my Sith Warrior and the Twi’lek who is softening his hardened hateful heart Vette, occupies many insomnia riddled mornings. I love the game, but is SWTOR perfect?
No, of course it isn’t. The day I play a game and think ‘My god, nothing should be changed here. This is perfect. In fact, all other games must bow down and worship the fact they are able to be classified using the same noun.’ is probably the day i should stop playing. I think that all gamers wants to change the games they’re playing because we’re involved with them and we start to care about them in our own little geeky way.
Star Wars: The Old Republic is no different in that respect, there are things I would change. There are some things that I would love Bioware to put into the game somehow and there are others which would be tantamount to heresy if they even thought of adding them. Here are five things I’d like them to add and five things I hope to god they never do.
Star Wars: The Old Republic has been out now for over a month so I’ve had a good chance to get to know the SWTOR Sith Empire classes. Even with the limited time I have to play,you can still level up any class to at least level 10 in just a few hours. I’ve now got to grips with the basics of the classes and have started to unlock their potential.
But which is my favorite Sith class of SWTOR so far?
In Star Wars The Old Republic your companions are a major part of the game, they follow you around, tank for you, heal you or at a pinch they can rip out the entrails of your enemies. This guide details the SWTOR companion gifts, shows you which gifts are best to give to each companion and how the changes in companion affection are calculated. Read more
The new Star Wars MMO ‘Star Wars: The Old Republic’ opened its gates to the early access players this week. Being an adult has filled my days with… well, adulty type things? Although I have played over two beta-weekends and this early access so I’ve built up a bit of knowledge and feel it’s only fair to pass that on to you.
After going through my top asked questions, I settled on answering these top 5 questions.
Last weekend was the second and sadly the last Beta-test weekend for Star Wars: The Old Republic, and this time my playing experience was a lot more positive than the last time.
If you’ve read my review of the 1st weekend (here) then you’ll know that I left it with a negative feeling. It just felt like World or Warcraft with a Bioware Star Wars RPG skin on it. Well I’m happy to report that my opinion this time around is a lot different. Of course there are still a lot of WoW-esque elements in Star Wars: The Old Republic but this time around I got to experience just some of the things that push it away from its Warcraft counterpart. In fact as the weekend drew to a close I found it hard to tear myself away.
So in no other order than the order I remember them, these are the shiny things that caught my attention on the 2nd SW:TOR beta weekend. Read more
Over the weekend I took part in the Beta Weekend for Bioware’s Star Wars MMO called ‘Star Wars: The Old Republic’. It’s something that I have looked forward to for a while now and I was very keen to jump straight in and see what Bioware had created to topple WoW from it’s increasingly more precarious position on the MMO charts.
Oh I also really stupidly forgot to take screen-shots over the entire weekend, so sorry about the wall of text. Read more