why all the hate on SWTOR? the discussion of the game on the bombcast has been way off. They mentioned this stupid "cat teeth" quest several times. Yes its retarded, but it is literally the only collect-animal-parts quest I've seen in 50 hours of playing. It is NOT representative of the game at all. The whole Jedi start area has a sucky, WoW feel to it, but none of the other areas do. It seems like a lot of people are starting Jedi and immediately getting a bad impression (like the guy who played 30 minutes then quit). I have no idea why they made the Jedi area so boring, but there is a lot more to the game. Every other class I've played has been a blast (Imperial Age, Bounty Hunter, Trooper, Sith Inquisitor).
Unlike most MMOs, it really is a ROLE PLAYING game. To enjoy it you have to get into character. When some idiot tells me to collect cat teeth I say fuck off. Same with earning dark/light points, you have to view the game as opportunity to make decisions, not a treadmill. Those points are there to keep track of your actions, not for you to min/max on. Sacrificing your enjoyment of the dialog (which is the whole meat of the game) just to qualify for some supposedly awesome gear 50 levels later that may not even exist is beyond stupid. The "flaw" here is not in the game, its in the brain of certain gamers who can't help reducing everything to a spreadsheet or achievement list. To really enjoy a game like this, you have to think more like a kid and less like an accountant.