Jan 23rd 2012 8:00AM @Revolting
Early morning typing fail! Meant to say "and it will NOT be my last" not "and it will it be my last"
Jan 23rd 2012 3:37AM I, on the other hand, have been playing MMOs for fourteen years, and am loving every moment of SWTOR. It is far from being my first, and it will it be my last, but while it is here, I am enjoying it.
Most commenters on the internet really need to learn that it is okay for different people to like different things. Just because someone likes something you do not, that does not mean they are either inexperienced or stupid. (And also just because someone does not like something you do, that does not mean they are necessarily trolling.) It just means they like different things than you. It is okay to like SWTOR, or any other MMO. (Yes, even WoW.) Most people need to learn that and get over it.
Also, as others have pointed out, Rakghouls have been around since KoTOR nearly 10 years ago. They were part of the storyline then, and it is only to be expected that that story thread be carried on in SWTOR, as most of the other KoTOR1/2 subplots have been. I'm actually surprised and impressed by how many continuations of old story elements from the first two games there are.
Dec 7th 2011 2:45AM I echo this sentiment on both counts. Will give it a go this evening.
Nov 24th 2011 3:31AM @Elikal Yes, as were all the powersets offered by Archetypes. Archetypes are not new powers, the are power sets purchasable by the freemium crowd, who are limited to specific builds. Full players (ie. subscribers) have always had access to all the powers.
Nov 19th 2011 10:08AM World of Mobility Scooters.
In all seriousness, though, I was very sad to see Auto Assault disappear into obscurity. I'd love to see a successful post apocalyptic car MMO. AA took me right back to Dark Future, one of Games Workshop's better games lost to the 90s.
Nov 17th 2011 2:41AM I do find it interesting to see this site covering this game. I mean, don't get me wrong, I for one ame incredibly excited by a new Mechwarrior game with online elements, but at no point in the initial reveal or any information released has there been any indication that it will be an MMO. I'm pleased to see this latest update clarify this by coming straight out and saying "yeah, we're not an MMO." It would be unfortunate for people to start hating it for it not being something it was never trying to be. What they have said so far makes it seem more like a sort of MAG/Global Agenda hybrid. Which could be ace.
Aug 14th 2011 9:36AM As with any tool, there are several ways to use mobile chat, and some are constructive while others are destructive.
Using mobile chat as a pager? "We need you in game NOW, drop what you're doing." Absolutely not for me, and I would not be part of any guild or team that expected this, for the same reasons that I do not give our my mobile phone number; mostly privacy, but also, when I'm out of the game, that's my time, and no guild supersedes that. (Obviously if you have committed to a raid and just not turned up, that's another matter, and appropriate guild rules and consequences should be applied.)
But what it is great for is keeping up with the guys while I'm bored but not able to play. Sometimes I'll log In for a chat or to follow a raid while I'm on a train trip or on a lunch break at work or whatever, and used in that fashion, purely as a social tool, it's great.
And ultimately, that's the distinction; the tool itself is neither good or bad. The trick is to use it however is appropriate for you. It will only be a shackle if you already of that mindset yourself and do already belong to a guild that already expects you to be available 24/7 whether you use mobile chat or not.
Aug 1st 2011 12:50PM Rather aptly, the beast in the screenshot appears to have "AAW?" tattooed on it's arm/leg.
Jul 11th 2011 12:47PM For the most part, yes; I got What a Strange Long Trip. Three years in the making, and the midsummer fire festival was the only one I'd been missing for the last 1.5 years or so. So that was pretty great.
No minipet for me, though, despite visiting Ahune every day. Oh well, roll on next year.
Jul 4th 2011 6:10PM @StClair I have, and they are. :) I was merely pointing out that, should the urge strike, a mobile MMO is accessible where a desk-bound one is not, not implying that every waking moment must be spent in one. More flexible options are a good thing, no?