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1-22-2012 @ 3:01PM
I agree with Tenko. The world of TOR is very limited and breaks reality too much for me. I've played for a few weeks and it's beginning to gnaw at me at how dislocated almost everything it. You don't take an elevator to the 2nd floor. You click on an elevator button that teleports you to a new 2nd floor instance. You can't ever decide to jump out of a window to land on the ground floor because they are not connected in any physical way. Every single time the screen blanks out, it's because you're being teleported to a new instance. It's especially annoying when ships are involved, because instead of walking from your ship to some base for example, you're really getting teleported from your ship instance to the class hangar instance to the general hangar instance and finally to the base instance.Tatooine also blew my mind. In WoW, inaccessible areas are defined by understandable things, like the sea, or deep rifts, or huge mountain ranges (That changed in Cataclysm when they enabled old world flying and had to define almost everything). On Tatooine, you cannot walk from Anchorhead to the next settlement despite the fact that it's just an open desert and you can literally see the town in the distance. Try to walk in that direction and you get hit by exhaustion. That's ridiculous. The world is obviously defined as you zoom through it past random womprats when taking the speeder taxis. You are just forbidden from exploring it on foot.Anyway, TOR has some good points, but it is far far from polished. The terrain aspect and nature of zones and instances in TOR was just something that's been getting to me lately. You can't ever just walk in one direction and go. You have to go somewhere and click a teleporter to drop you into the next zone.
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