I am, by all means, not a well fared MMO player, I have in total maybe less than 20 hours logged in EVE, WOW and Matrix Online, TOGETHER. The reason for this, I have never ever had the time and I guess I did not feel like paying for this type of game when I only got a minimum out of my money. Now however, I am thinking of taking up playing SWTOR, having played the KOTOR games and loved them I assume I would not be disappointed by BioWare's new epic tale. The fact that BW is responsible for the game, and that EA is backing them financially seems very promising to me and as an avid fan of Star Wars I cannot suppress my urge to pick up this game much longer.
Is it a game that is indeed worth picking up? That is the question, and if you take a general look on the reviews that all have been long under way now, the game seems to be a genuine star, if not a very good game at least. I am however worried about a few things. I actually also played Guild Wars back in the days, however I hated how the game was split up from individual to individual and how I never seemed to come across anybody living, roaming the lands of GW alone and sad. I could easily look up tons of sites on how SWTOR works, however, it is always better hearing it from people themselves, having some subjective (multiple, that's the strength) looks upon this game that I may base my decision on.
I love the fact that you can do a quest in WOW, and it still seems like there is so much ambient life around you, in other words, you rarely feel alone or put in your own personal world (never mind that I do no not like the game ). How does this work in SWTOR? From what I can tell, SWTOR uses a similar mechanic as GW in this case, which might serve to scare me off :D
Also, I have noticed how SWTOR has a slightly nasty habit of pacing you through the game in an almost linear way, from one specific planet to another, where as what I would expect from a MMO is simply the freedom to choice your own path. However, it might just be me and my faulty eyes.
There are many questions, however I think I will rely on whatever answers I get :D
Hope you guys are enjoying your time with SWTOR.