Thread: Did you get in the weekend beta for this weekend?
Thread Tools Display Modes
Post a new thread. Add a reply to this thread. Indicate all threads in this forum as read. Subscribe to this forum. RSS feed: this forum RSS feed: all forums
Old 11-25-2011, 03:23 PM   #81
adamqd
Jedi vs Sith
 
adamqd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 3,201
Forum Veteran The Walking Carpets Guild Member 
I played last beta weekend, got one toon to level 11, and it was OK, logged in today... lasted 15 minutes and logged out. I think I've been living in some kind of KotOR fanboy dream world, and I awoke to find a game I wouldn't normally play.


adamqd is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 11-25-2011, 03:50 PM   #82
Lynk Former
internet hate machine
 
Lynk Former's Avatar
 
Status: Administrator
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Australia
Posts: 18,992
10 year veteran! The Walking Carpets Guild Officer Imperialist Meatbags Guild Officer LF Jester 
I've played through two classes on opposite factions up to their mid 20s and dabbled in some others... I like what I've experienced, especially when it comes to the class story quests and playing with other folks like Mav and Jeff. Lotsa fun to be had, though I've never really had.

Never expected it to be anything but what it is, an MMO with voice acting and a few BioWare touches.

Lynk Former is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 11-26-2011, 04:41 AM   #83
adamqd
Jedi vs Sith
 
adamqd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 3,201
Forum Veteran The Walking Carpets Guild Member 
I think I'm just too used to full MMO's, and RPG's as separate entities. when mixing them you do lose a lot.

I enjoy the game, and the era is pure gold, and I'm gonna have a lot of fun. Maybe not as much as the smoke I'd blown up my own ass had me believe though hehe


adamqd is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 11-28-2011, 07:59 PM   #84
Tommycat
º¿º>^..^<
 
Tommycat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 2,578
Current Game: Real Life 1.0(BETA)
Forum Veteran 
Quote:
Originally Posted by adamqd View Post
I played last beta weekend, got one toon to level 11, and it was OK, logged in today... lasted 15 minutes and logged out. I think I've been living in some kind of KotOR fanboy dream world, and I awoke to find a game I wouldn't normally play.
So you essentially played the equivalent of Endar Spire in KotOR and judged the whole game based on that? Having been in the regular beta, I can tell you that the first 10 levels are different than the next twenty. But then I have really liked this game. Not sure it's for everyone(or rather I'm SURE it isn't for everyone), but it is a whole load of fun.


"I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it." Thomas Jefferson
Tommycat is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 11-29-2011, 06:27 AM   #85
Pho3nix
#rekt
 
Pho3nix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Nordic Europe
Posts: 3,380
10 year veteran! 
Quote:
Originally Posted by adamqd View Post
I think I've been living in some kind of KotOR fanboy dream world, and I awoke to find a game I wouldn't normally play.
I wish more people would realize that.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lynk Former View Post
Never expected it to be anything but what it is, an MMO with voice acting and a few BioWare touches.
Word.

Pho3nix is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 11-29-2011, 09:54 AM   #86
Ztalker
Saving the world casually
 
Ztalker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Normandy SR-2
Posts: 2,780
Forum Veteran 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tommycat View Post
So you essentially played the equivalent of Endar Spire in KotOR and judged the whole game based on that? Having been in the regular beta, I can tell you that the first 10 levels are different than the next twenty. But then I have really liked this game. Not sure it's for everyone(or rather I'm SURE it isn't for everyone), but it is a whole load of fun.
I only had the time to play through the first 12 levels, I got to Kaas city with my Inquisitor....it was all very straightforward and dare I say linear. Levels 20-30 are more like WoW? With more things to do in areas? The grouping for the 'heroic' quests was cool though...having a WoW background certainly helps, since I didn't die one time and went all CC on enemies, where other players would only bash and smash...

Ztalker is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 11-29-2011, 10:15 AM   #87
Tommycat
º¿º>^..^<
 
Tommycat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 2,578
Current Game: Real Life 1.0(BETA)
Forum Veteran 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ztalker View Post
I only had the time to play through the first 12 levels, I got to Kaas city with my Inquisitor....it was all very straightforward and dare I say linear. Levels 20-30 are more like WoW? With more things to do in areas? The grouping for the 'heroic' quests was cool though...having a WoW background certainly helps, since I didn't die one time and went all CC on enemies, where other players would only bash and smash...
My quest log from Coruscant(Kaas on my IA) on would periodically fill to the point where the quest tracker would have a note on the bottom "4 other quests" There are a TON of side quests. 1-10 are almost completely linear to get you familiar with how the game works, and how your skills work. By Nar Shaddaah you would actually have to go out of your way to avoid heroics.


"I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it." Thomas Jefferson
Tommycat is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 11-29-2011, 10:17 AM   #88
Ztalker
Saving the world casually
 
Ztalker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Normandy SR-2
Posts: 2,780
Forum Veteran 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tommycat View Post
My quest log from Coruscant(Kaas on my IA) on would periodically fill to the point where the quest tracker would have a note on the bottom "4 other quests" There are a TON of side quests. 1-10 are almost completely linear to get you familiar with how the game works, and how your skills work. By Nar Shaddaah you would actually have to go out of your way to avoid heroics.
You made my day

Last question though: I didn't play any instances, is there somekind of 'dungeon finder' system when you reach a certain level? WoW was streamlined like that...

Ztalker is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 11-29-2011, 10:26 AM   #89
Tommycat
º¿º>^..^<
 
Tommycat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 2,578
Current Game: Real Life 1.0(BETA)
Forum Veteran 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ztalker View Post
You made my day

Last question though: I didn't play any instances, is there somekind of 'dungeon finder' system when you reach a certain level? WoW was streamlined like that...
No dungeon finder as of yet. Doesn't mean it won't be in for launch though. And I haven't gotten in to test the next build. Of course I'm more of a solo player, so I try my darndest to do the non-group stuff to see if it's a viable playstyle(so far, it is for those of you wondering). I've never really had any difficulty finding groups for the heroics I picked up though. I'm thinking it will be even easier to pick up groups as a healer(as I intend to be in launch). Most of that stuff is still above my level though(playing solo makes the game take longer to level as you sometimes have to slog through more quests and all the bonus stuff so you can outlevel your class quest because some of the difficulties were accidentally turned up to 11). Plus I've been working on crafting, so that eats up a lot of time.


"I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it." Thomas Jefferson

Last edited by Tommycat; 11-29-2011 at 10:33 AM.
Tommycat is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 11-29-2011, 11:57 AM   #90
adamqd
Jedi vs Sith
 
adamqd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 3,201
Forum Veteran The Walking Carpets Guild Member 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tommycat View Post
So you essentially played the equivalent of Endar Spire in KotOR and judged the whole game based on that? Having been in the regular beta, I can tell you that the first 10 levels are different than the next twenty. But then I have really liked this game. Not sure it's for everyone(or rather I'm SURE it isn't for everyone), but it is a whole load of fun.
So you essentially took 7 hours to complete the Endar Spire? wow mate.

I enjoyed it to a degree, I leveled a couple of toons to level 10 or above, a warrior to 14. I'm just nowhere near as pumped for the game as I was before I played it.


adamqd is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 11-29-2011, 12:42 PM   #91
Tommycat
º¿º>^..^<
 
Tommycat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 2,578
Current Game: Real Life 1.0(BETA)
Forum Veteran 
Quote:
Originally Posted by adamqd View Post
So you essentially took 7 hours to complete the Endar Spire? wow mate.

I enjoyed it to a degree, I leveled a couple of toons to level 10 or above, a warrior to 14. I'm just nowhere near as pumped for the game as I was before I played it.
No, I'm talking about percentages. The first 10 levels are essentially the tutorial. After that point it gets more diverse.


"I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it." Thomas Jefferson
Tommycat is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 11-29-2011, 02:01 PM   #92
RoxStar
Moderator
 
RoxStar's Avatar
 
Status: Moderator
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Chicago
Posts: 3,412
Current Game: Everything Zelda
10 year veteran! Forum Veteran LFN Staff Member 
Quote:
Originally Posted by mimartin View Post
Didn't feel really like KotOR to me, until I saw the Jedi Temple. Was having a blast before that, but after that I was completely sold hook, line and sinker.
^ This. I actually stopped playing after that so I could preserve myself for when I can play the retail release :3

RoxStar is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 11-29-2011, 02:15 PM   #93
mattig89ch
Junior Member
 
mattig89ch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: In or around NYC
Posts: 417
i'm not sure if I got into the weekend beta or not. I was contacted monday and told I was aproved to play the beta.

when were the weekend testers told they were able to test the game?

as much as it pains me to admit it, I loved it. I was really hoping to be able to find massive holes that I could tear into and say "This is why this game won't work!", but I never found that.




Quote:
528) ... and you make her do it half naked, in undies only. o.O ... and you extend this to your female boss
583 - Your female boss agrees
530) Your boss thinks you nuts for trying to wield a lightsaber
mattig89ch is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 11-29-2011, 03:40 PM   #94
Tommycat
º¿º>^..^<
 
Tommycat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 2,578
Current Game: Real Life 1.0(BETA)
Forum Veteran 
Quote:
Originally Posted by mattig89ch View Post
i'm not sure if I got into the weekend beta or not. I was contacted monday and told I was aproved to play the beta.

when were the weekend testers told they were able to test the game?

as much as it pains me to admit it, I loved it. I was really hoping to be able to find massive holes that I could tear into and say "This is why this game won't work!", but I never found that.
If you were able to test on any day besides the weekend, you are in the regular beta. If you got your invite Monday you were probably in the regular beta. Weekenders got theirs mostly on Wednesday.


"I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it." Thomas Jefferson
Tommycat is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 11-29-2011, 08:01 PM   #95
mattig89ch
Junior Member
 
mattig89ch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: In or around NYC
Posts: 417
I just got a rather discouraging email...."We hope you've enjoyed playing Star Wars™: The Old Republic™, and we look forward to seeing you when the game launches. But you don't have to wait until Dec. 20th to play again. Pre-order now for Early Game Access and you could start playing up to 5 days before the official launch of the game." copied and pasted.

I may have just been in the weekend testers ... I'll find out tonight for sure. at least they're doing the same rate for mmo's as everyone else (15 a month).

source: http://www.swtor.com/info/faq#203369




Quote:
528) ... and you make her do it half naked, in undies only. o.O ... and you extend this to your female boss
583 - Your female boss agrees
530) Your boss thinks you nuts for trying to wield a lightsaber
mattig89ch is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 11-30-2011, 01:30 AM   #96
Mav
8-Bit Code Monkey
 
Mav's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: A House
Posts: 4,043
Current Game: SWTOR
Quote:
Originally Posted by mattig89ch View Post
I just got a rather discouraging email...."We hope you've enjoyed playing Star Wars™: The Old Republic™, and we look forward to seeing you when the game launches. But you don't have to wait until Dec. 20th to play again. Pre-order now for Early Game Access and you could start playing up to 5 days before the official launch of the game." copied and pasted.

I may have just been in the weekend testers ... I'll find out tonight for sure. at least they're doing the same rate for mmo's as everyone else (15 a month).

source: http://www.swtor.com/info/faq#203369
Eh, if you go to http://www.swtor.com/tester whilst logged in you can see which tests you were invited to.


"Women are like sunsets… they’re beautiful, but there will be a different one tomorrow." - Gilder
Mav is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 11-30-2011, 01:37 AM   #97
Darth Manus
Rookie
 
Darth Manus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Battlecruiser ESS Elessar
Posts: 191
Tried it, was sorely disappointed. My computer is too old and too ****ty to run it properly, so it was unplayable. Even had horrible framerates during character creation. I doubt I'll be playing this in the foreseeable future.


One thing that fools will never understand is that only a weakling lets the darkness control him. A mix of light and darkness is a powerful thing. Volatile, yes, but also unexpected, and thus even more dangerous.
Darth Manus is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 11-30-2011, 01:54 AM   #98
Lynk Former
internet hate machine
 
Lynk Former's Avatar
 
Status: Administrator
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Australia
Posts: 18,992
10 year veteran! The Walking Carpets Guild Officer Imperialist Meatbags Guild Officer LF Jester 
Wow, you must have a pretty ancient PC... or simply need a better graphics card.

Lynk Former is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 11-30-2011, 06:39 AM   #99
Pho3nix
#rekt
 
Pho3nix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Nordic Europe
Posts: 3,380
10 year veteran! 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darth Manus View Post
Tried it, was sorely disappointed. My computer is too old and too ****ty to run it properly, so it was unplayable. Even had horrible framerates during character creation. I doubt I'll be playing this in the foreseeable future.
Yeah same here... my laptop isn't really suitable for gaming and my PC is back at my dads place in Finland so no TOR for me at least in the near future.

Pho3nix is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 11-30-2011, 07:24 AM   #100
Lynk Former
internet hate machine
 
Lynk Former's Avatar
 
Status: Administrator
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Australia
Posts: 18,992
10 year veteran! The Walking Carpets Guild Officer Imperialist Meatbags Guild Officer LF Jester 
Dammit man *bangs fist on table* enough with the excuses and get your PC to you or buy a better laptop.

XD I bought my new PC (rather the components that make this PC) because of TOR.

Lynk Former is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 11-30-2011, 09:02 AM   #101
Miltiades
Death... by Exile
 
Miltiades's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Bruges, Belgium
Posts: 2,839
Imperialist Meatbags Guild Member The Walking Carpets Guild Member Forum Veteran Folder extraordinaire 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lynk Former View Post
Wow, you must have a pretty ancient PC... or simply need a better graphics card.
Yeah, my laptop had trouble handling the game as well. It made it not as much fun to play as it later would, when I got it to play on my desktop PC.


PSN id: BE_Miltiades

Miltiades is online now   you may: quote & reply,
Old 11-30-2011, 11:31 AM   #102
adamqd
Jedi vs Sith
 
adamqd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 3,201
Forum Veteran The Walking Carpets Guild Member 
Mine ran smooth as Vaders Helmet, didn't lag once, no crashes, constant frame rate. The only problem I had was the chat/communication system needs an overhaul.


adamqd is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 12-01-2011, 01:24 AM   #103
mattig89ch
Junior Member
 
mattig89ch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: In or around NYC
Posts: 417
yea I was a weekend tester. : (

oh well, guess i'll do what I did with STO. waited 2 years for the price to drop, and picked up the collectors edition for like 15 bucks




Quote:
528) ... and you make her do it half naked, in undies only. o.O ... and you extend this to your female boss
583 - Your female boss agrees
530) Your boss thinks you nuts for trying to wield a lightsaber
mattig89ch is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Post a new thread. Add a reply to this thread. Indicate all threads in this forum as read. Subscribe to this forum. RSS feed: this forum RSS feed: all forums
Go Back   LucasForums > Network > Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO Forums > Game Discussion > Tython Temple > Did you get in the weekend beta for this weekend?

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump