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2-23-2012 @ 1:09PM
This article is about the good points of the SWTOR warzone system, not all it's faults which I'll try not to mention.I think the biggest innovation the SWTOR system has over WoW is the Bolster method of buffing low level players for warzones to make gear mostly irrevelant and even low level characters competitive with the almost max level ones. It is a far from perfect system but lightyears ahead of the WoW system where gear and level has a huge effect on pvp in a given bracket, to the point where if you're on the low end of the level range and wearing questing greens you're going to have a lousy experience regardless of skill.You really notice this in SWTOR when you finally do hit max level and the Bolster system goes away. Then gear really matters, just like WoW. Either you're fully equiped with the best PvP gear or you have to hope the other team is badly equiped, because without the proper gear you have no chance against someone who does. The gearing grind in SWTOR is pretty similar to WoW at max level, except without the crafted set.The smaller scale of SWTOR warzones is mostly irrevelant. They can't go bigger than 8v8 because the performance limitations of their game engine. What you love about SWTOR is the community, which is made possible by the lack of cross server battlegrounds. Community is built by teaming with and fighting against the same people. The possibility of same faction warzones is what keeps the queue times from being absurd.
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