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Posted by Ihmishylje

From swtor wikia

The October edition of PC Gamer magazine will contain some interesting new information about space combat.

Here is a list of details:

  • The missions should last no longer than a few minutes, and are therefore more of a short action-snack "in between.
  • At release, there will be no PvP ship combat.
    • In the future BioWare does plan to introduce co-op/pvp ship combat.
  • The mission, which was allowed to test PC Action, included hunters, Corvettes and cruisers. Their task was to shoot down 20 enemy fighters and destroy the capital ship.
  • The missions are nicely staged, are not just boring laying around in nothing there
  • Space combat is currently only single player, the goals will be flown on the bridge of his own spaceship
  • There are also escort missions planned
  • All space missions are currently optional, no one has to do it if he does not want
  • There will be six different types of spacecraft. Smugglers, Bounty Hunters, Imperial Agents and Troopers have a personal ships. The Jedi and Sith classes share the same model.


Posted by indus

I don't understand why you'd want single-player/co-op rails shooter in an MMO. They didn't necessarily need to recreate EVE but at least the feeling of Space rather than canyon runs would have been nice but we'll see how they execute it. I guess it's just not what thought I when they announced 'Space Combat' at Comic-Con. 

Posted by TheMasterDS

So it's like Starfox if Starfox didn't have any waves of enemies, fun set pieces, and corny dialog? Alright,  I guess that's cool. Better than all range mode, that mode always sucks. 

Posted by Xiemos2

What was with that guys shoulder..pads..?

Posted by wrecks

Star Trek Online had some great space combat. We all know how that turned out.

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Posted by Brodehouse

So I heard Claudia Black, Jennifer Hale, and I think Liam O'Brien and Cree Summer.
 
Those are some hella names for your player characters.  Add Yuri Lowenthal, Nolan North and make Fred Tatasciore the main antagonist and you have yourself a video game.

Posted by Brackynews
I suppose it's somehow comforting that they are not trying to break the mold even a little.  "Oop, here's a Lando quote 1000 years before he's born! That's cool right!"  I realize I'm one of the few that enjoys Star Wars music other than the Williams score.  I guess I like to be deluded that I haven't been playing the same game for 20 years?
So if you are given a ship, it's nice not to craft it Galaxies style.  Hopefully they are adding some Privateer style upgrading.
 
@ComradeKritstov said:
" @Veektarius said:
" @ComradeKritstov: Yeah, they should make it like the scene in Ep. IV with Han and Luke in the turrets and Chewie piloting.  Split it up like that. "
Give this man a job. "
I agree, but that scene has never, ever, been recreated faithfully.  This damn browser game comes close (and on the first level no less!), but where has anyone seen that radar method of two parallel planes?  The original X-wing recreated all the ship's targeting methods perfectly. You didn't have to use them because they were awful, but A+ for authenticity.
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Posted by TheMasterDS
@indus: Canyon runs are a big part of the star wars feeling though I'd imagine, what with the death star trench and all. Besides, all range mode is never fun! Rail shooters like Starfox however can be fun.
Posted by RGHamburger

The more I see, the less I know what to make of this game.

Posted by Wuddel

Yeah, no dealbraker for me. A do not need space combat in my Star Wars MMORPG experience. That being said I do think that TIE-Fighter was one of the best games ever made. Space battles should be much more epic on the player side, meaning: I want a star destroyer.

Posted by Perlegrus

 Anyone notice that they used music from Star trek TOS in the beginning? :D

Posted by BoomSnapClap13

Looks pretty boring to me...

Posted by pornstorestiffi

I'm going to be honest, the space combat looks really horrible. If it didn't say "The Old Republic" in the title i would swear i was watching another one of those newly released horrendous Star Wars games based on the newer animated equally as horrendous shows. 
 
Rest of the game still looks solid as a mean turd.

Posted by Insectecutor
@i83N said:
" Rebel Assault!!!!! "
High five!!!!
Posted by Brenderous

hopefully its part of the game somehow and not a mini-game

Posted by Ramone

Reminds me of Lego Star Wars space combat

Posted by Sweep

Do a barrel roll!

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Posted by Sly_Ry

Thats pretty tight they put something like this in an MMO. 

Edited by Seppli

I think it's the perfect fit for what SW:TOR sets out to do. The game is about my character and his/her story and my choices. The space battles are rollercoaster rides. Just like they were in the movies. While there might be a place for actual space-sim-style PvP battles in the future, this is a great place to start off.
 
Let's be honest here. The main appeal of SW:TOR is that we can play it just like KOTOR (a KOTOR that never really ends). Like a storydriven singleplayer game Bioware-style set in the expanded Star Wars Universe garnished with MMORPG trappings, such as dungeon instances and group quests and PvP battlegrounds and social hubs, if we chose to play so.
 
Personally, I intend to play SW:TOR more like KOTOR and less like WoW. I'm just gonna play alts until the SW:TOR experience grows tired. I'm in it for the actual gameplay. Progressing a character's story from level 1 to the end of suitable solo content. And then play another class and faction. KOTOR ad infinitum. I don't want to get into the endgame really. I did the endgame raiding/grinding/farming in WoW ad infinitum already.
 
At least that's what I hope for. From all I've seen and read, from official sites and leaker sites and such. I will be very happy playing SW:TOR like KOTOR. In relation to KOTOR, Rebel Assault style on-rails space combat makes perfect sense. PERFECT SENSE!

Posted by Sharpshooter
@Mikemcn:
I look and all I see is Rebel Assault.
Posted by Artimisticus

I don't know. How many unique rail shooter sequences do you think they can make? Still excited for the rest of the game though.

Posted by Willy105
Finally some Star Wars on my Star Wars!
 
@pornstorestiffi said:
" I'm going to be honest, the space combat looks really horrible. If it didn't say "The Old Republic" in the title i would swear i was watching another one of those newly released horrendous Star Wars games based on the newer animated equally as horrendous shows.  Rest of the game still looks solid as a mean turd. "

Honestly, your opinion is pretty offensive in that you imply the LEGO Star Wars games and the Clone Wars TV show are anything even close to 'bad'. It's hard to find someone who has actually played the games and watched the show to have your opinion.
 
And the space combat here seems fine, although choppy, and maybe not as good or deep as Star Fox.
Posted by JeanLuc

I'm really excited for this game but I still don't get why its an MMO.

Posted by Wallzii

People are quick to dismiss this as not being very engaging just because it is a "rail" shooter for space combat. I'm in no way saying it can't be disappointing, however lets not forget the greatness that was Panzer Dragoon Orta, which was, also, a rail shooter. Just something to think about.

Posted by Seppli
@Willy105: 
 
I agree. Anybody who loves Star Wars should at the very least appreciate the Clone Wars animated show by now. There were some pretty awesome storyarcs and good characters, as well as some great dark places the show went. The hand drawn Clone Wars show directed by Genndy Tartakovsky is a masterpiece actually. Any Star Wars fan should eat that shit up.
 
Hating on Star Wars seems chic, because it seems to childish to some. Wake-up call. Star Wars always did that. Ewoks anyone? Funny little droid pieping adorably? Teenage misfit grows into savior of the galaxy? Come on!
 
I rather go with it and have fun. Good fun.
Posted by pornstorestiffi
@Willy105 said:
" Finally some Star Wars on my Star Wars!
 
@pornstorestiffi said:
" I'm going to be honest, the space combat looks really horrible. If it didn't say "The Old Republic" in the title i would swear i was watching another one of those newly released horrendous Star Wars games based on the newer animated equally as horrendous shows.  Rest of the game still looks solid as a mean turd. "
Honestly, your opinion is pretty offensive in that you imply the LEGO Star Wars games and the Clone Wars TV show are anything even close to 'bad'. It's hard to find someone who has actually played the games and watched the show to have your opinion. And the space combat here seems fine, although choppy, and maybe not as good or deep as Star Fox. "
I didn't say anything bad about the LEGO Star Wars games, not as far as i know. I said the animated series "clone wars" was bad, and the games based on them.  
 
Its fine that you enjoy the newer Star Wars stuff, i just don't. I'm one of those idiots who thinks of Star Wars as a Trilogy still, and disregards everything after the movies 4,5,6. The same way as i see Indiana Jones.  
 
But i really don't see that space combat fitting in the main game, looks way too arcady, but if more people share your opinion Bioware succeeded by adding it to TOR, and i'm in the minority. But i can live with that.
Posted by Shane394

So it's an on rails shooter? Cool?

Posted by LethalKi11ler

Can't wait to spend all my life in this game.

Posted by CletusTheFoetus

Looks good, might be a break-up from grinding. If they don't include all the Star Wars related quotes that Peppy Hare says then i'm not buying it.

Posted by SpacePenguin
@Xiemos2:  
Whats with her eye brows O.o
Posted by Duckizzle

OMG its Starfox for the PC!
Posted by ModeratelySizedBomb

Hey! You got Starfox in my MMO!
Posted by Spoonman671

God, why did I sell my Rogue Squadron games?!

Posted by Gregomasta

Ah, I can't wait.

Posted by Rocospi

Curse you Bioware, you ruin a pair of pants every time you release these trailers.

Edited by Krrutch

needs more of this - 
 

 
 
though i think id prefer proper, fleshed out podracing leagues [with customisable podracers] compared to on rails stuff, as pretty as it is.
Posted by Mars_Cleric

 
Am I the only one who LOVES the sound of Star Wars laser fire, 
takes me back to the good old days... 
I'm gonna go see if I can get X-wing vs Tie-fighter working

Posted by Cheesetruncheon

woah what's up with baldimus prime's shoulder pads? other than that it looks great, love me some star wars, love me some star fox, love me some bioware.
 i can see this game being pretty damn awesome to be honest.

Posted by sephirm87

Remember, this is not a trailer for a full game flying shooter.  This is a feature, (probably a very small feature) of a much larger game.  Stop bitching about the fact that you wouldn't buy a full game of this when no one is  trying to sell you a full game version of only what you just saw. 
BTW, I didn't think it was half bad myself, really looking forward to the game.
Posted by justin3d
@gamermatt8: 
 
Yup, looks like it is on rails. Disappointment is huge with this one.
Posted by Olivaw

Holy shit.
 
Of all the things I expected space combat to be in this game, Star Fox was not one of them.
 
This is shit hot.

Posted by asian_pride

Bioware should release more gameplay footage of the Old Republic rather than the misleading CGI trailers. It's not my type of game, but that was pretty good. This MMO is beginning to look better than I expected. Looking forward to seeing more.

Posted by Jimbo7676

I'm excited based solely on those star wars sound effects.

Posted by Meowshi
@OmegaRadium said:
" On-Rails = No Sale!  SWG:Jump to Lightspeed expansion featured better space combat than what this trailer portrays. "
Yeah, and it was an expansion to the main game.  So bringing it up is stupid.
Posted by KnifeySpoony
@Jimbo7676 said:
" I'm excited based solely on those star wars sound effects. "
Word for word, that is what I was saying and this post is right there.
 
Serious nostalgia for those sound effects.
Edited by Hitchenson

They should port Rogue Squadron 2, don't change a thing. I don't care if it doesn't make sense, or if it looks dated by today's standards, it's what should happen. Just make you play levels from that when it's time to fly a space ship.

Posted by theberserker

needs a cockpit view

Posted by Gnome

Trying a bunch of videos to rewatch that live show ad, but no success

Edited by nywt

I really, really hope this game turns out to be awesome because the more I see for it, the more excited I get!

Posted by autobzooty

Kind of a let down. Was hoping for more X-Wing and less Star Fox.

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