Star wars: the old republic

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by callmemike20, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. callmemike20 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 21, 2007
    Does anyone here have a 7 day friend pass that they wouldn't mind giving away or SWTOR? I want to try the game before I buy it, but I don't know anyone who plays. Please PM me if you can help.

    Also, does anyone have any current opinions on the game?
  2. Huntn macrumors P6


    May 5, 2008
    The Misty Mountains
    This should probably be in the game forum.

    I waited all most 2 years for this game. I played the beta and lasted about 1 month in retail. This is a theme park MMORPG where a fantastic setting is diluted/polluted by RL people running around in it (my opinion). I felt like I was one of the many running around on rails, doing the required tasks to be a good Jedi or a bad Sith. Combat could be fun. Several of the low level instances called "Flash Points" are fun. It is a quality game with moderate system requirements. Ultimately you'll have to try it out yourself to find out if it clicks or not.
  3. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    My boys play this game. It is very taxing on their systems (100% usage on nVidia 560ti) which run BF3 and Skyrim fine. Personally, I feel there is an issue with Bioware's engine in this game. If you read the swtor forums you will find threads where people are burning out there graphics cards and BW seem to be doing little to solve the issue. That being said, my kids seem to love the game.
  4. VPrime macrumors 68000


    Dec 19, 2008
    London Ontario
    I was in the same boat.. But I ended up geting a 7day trial.
    The game was terrible for me.

    Really outdated graphics, and just typical "clicky" mmorpg feel. I was hoping it would be a bit more like knights of the old republic. But not at all.
    Those older games even looked nicer IMO (better art style).
  5. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

    Zombie Acorn

    Feb 2, 2009
    Toronto, Ontario
    Bioware licensed a third party engine called HeroEngine. Havent heard much about it and i think they are the first major mmo to use it.

    Was going to put this on my macbook but i guess thats out of the question now.
  6. cluthz macrumors 68040


    Jun 15, 2004
    I can confirm this.
    I ran it on a GTX285 and that was absolute minimum to run on high graphics.
    Most of the time game ran at 60 fps, but in war zones and other places the game drops fps down to like 30.

    I did play for a month, and i did play beta. (pre-ordered the game)
    The game was ok, it goes very fast to max level, I used about 4.5days played and I did PvP and other diversions on the way up. THe leveling process was very fun with good quests and unique class quests. You could join friends on their class quests too, so it's a very nice game to level together with someone.
    Endgame content seemed kinda broken and very limited, PvP was kinda unbalanced.

    Things might be better now, but I stopped a few months ago, and I doubt I'm going back. (we were five RL friends starting to play together, the last one stopped last month)
  7. chaserxl macrumors newbie

    Apr 1, 2012
    I do agree with most of what you said. The game is very demanding, especially considering the graphics it has.

    And yes, it was very unbalanced in the end game level. And also - it is a fun game.

    PS. I saw on that they were giving a few friend passes away, although I think they are out now.

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