The decision was pretty simple really. A month had passed since I last played The Old Republic and I was reminded by the glaring entry on my credit card statement. Immediately I decided it was time to pull the plug, there’s no reason for me to be paying for something I don’t use. But really now, that’s the simple reasoning I used behind my decision and there are reasons behind me quitting SWTOR that are much deeper.
I remember over a decade ago seeing the artwork for ROBOTA, a series of drawings and concept art from film industry veteran Doug Chiang. In fact, the same website I remember seeing is still up and running. After briefly flirting with an illustrated book with my favorite sci-fi author Orson Scott Card, ROBOTA has finally arrived at what I think is the most fitting medium for it: video games.
Its official, I’m in love with SWTOR (I think I’m also going to start campaigning to call it TOR btw). I was pretty confused by the whole companion affection deal for awhile and after talking about it with some of my friends as well as looking up some guides online, particularly this one from oldrepublic.net, I felt confident in putting together a little video tutorial. As usual I’m including my guide notes after the jump for quick reference, enjoy!
So do I pronounce it swoo-tor? That’s how I’ve been saying it. It’s probably better to just say “Old Republic”, but you know how we gamers love our acronyms. Bioware just recently released their 1.1 update which was mostly fixes for the various bugs, performance issues and glaring imbalances, nothing major. Bioware doesn’t stand to be content with just what they have, however and do actually plan on putting out some major title updates in the near future.
The Old Republic music just hasn’t been doing it for me. Usually with games I spend a lot of time on I turn off the music anyway so I can play something in the background, but for SWTOR I came up with the novel idea of playing other Star Wars music. The results were absolutely incredible as I’ll show you in the following video.
Thursday night my brother calls me up to inform me that on complete accident he purchased two copies of The Old Republic, a game I know he was personally looking forward to (he was both a huge Star Wars and World of Warcraft fan, I guess I see the appeal). I had just about decided I wouldn’t be getting the game for the same reasons I decided to stay away from World of Warcraft. He informed me that he’d be giving the game to me immediately as a Christmas gift and wanted me to get on it as soon as possible. I reluctantly accepted and began a weekend of getting as much time as I could into Bioware’s new title.