Is anyone beta testing this?
Game play: I must say it is very nice and fluid; the story lines are pretty fun and keep you interested. I did get a bit of lag but I was on a high-population server so it was expected.
Graphics: Very nice... I am a little biased to Rift as I believe Rift has superior graphics, but the ones in TOR are very nice. I did notice a bit of pixilation and at times it looked like the graphics were not set to run on full despite me setting up to run on full.
Professions/Classes: I only played the healers Imperial agent and a sith sorcerer.
- Imperial Agent is rather fun... run and run type of class, but sadly, I did not get to the advanced class set up where I can spec myself as a full healer.
- Sith Sorcerer: is a casting class as a healer (UGH) at level 15 I did not have an instant heal and despite spending all my points in healing haste attributes I only had a large heal, a small quicker heal and some shields... Interesting class but I am not sure I want to be a glow stick wielder like everyone else.
PVP: The main reason why I play mmos - I only did two warfronts/warzones/BG/battlefields. I’ve heard some shitty stories about level 50's going into WZ's against lower levels and from what I’ve heard it wasn't pretty lol. The whole balancing issue is there and while you get a buff for going up against higher level players, it just isn't balanced but that seems to be the norm for pvp in most mmos (when it comes to battlegrounds I still think SWG had the best system, except no cross server functionality)
- Hutt ball: loads of fun, being in a new server was nice as all players were about the same level. Capture the flag with a little bit of a twist... much fun. The last few ones I did with my better heals was much more fun and I ended up as top healer in several of them :P
- Void star: I was lost most of the time in this one, the pace was too fast and I never really grasped it lol but I did kill a bunch of folks in that one
PVE: I ran this one instance named Black Talon and I loved it! It had clear objectives, lots of NPC's to kill, trash fights were fun and the boss fights were fun! Not much mechanics here, but this was a level 10 instance... Still, I approve!
OVERALL: In all the game seems pretty solid, some issues like the map going apeshit and leaving you up shit creek not knowing where you are is rather annoying. I am hoping they get this fixed; we are after all about 20 days before it ships!
I am excited to get my early access going! I’ve not logged into star wars galaxies since June and Rift while an awesome game, was never my full on cup of tea. Is it going to be a WOW killer? nah, some people have vested too much time into that game for anything to "kill it" I do think a lot of people will flock over to it for some time, and it is bound to take a huge chunk of WOW/RIFT/etc.. Players but like all other games, excitement will eventually tone down and the game will settle into a good spot among the more popular games.
I think FW should play it with me! But she won’t