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Edited by Rickty

Really want this game to do well, please have deep story and fantastic narrative. If anyone can do it you can Bioware!

Posted by Necrothug

Nice!
Posted by quicklookman

looks good

Posted by Raspberry

woo

Posted by Splodge

nooooo

Posted by Ursus_Veritas

I hope there are some starting/low level Jedi/Sith robes rather than that weird tight armour 'suit' sort of thing. That looks a little odd on Jedi and Sith.

Posted by phobic

Please let this not suck Bioware!

Posted by dexterslu

The Art style is actually shaping up pretty well, looks rad! 

Posted by sociald1077

I understand its a game, and I loved KOTOR, but there is one thing that has always bugged me about the Star Wars games I have played: Light Sabers should be a one hit kill.
 
Other than that, it looks interesting, and if I still played MMO's I would give it a whirl.

Posted by wrecks

Toons.

Posted by CrazedJoker

Nope.

Posted by Sporkbane

I can't wait to play this game.

Posted by blacklab

Anytime I hear the Gregorian chant voices in any piece of film or game media I automatically assume it's going to suck.  It's an overused, terrible total cop-out, basically smashing you on the head and saying 'pay attention, this is dramatic'. 
 
Other than that - I hope this has Cryo-ban grenades.

Posted by Willy105
@Rickty said:
" Really want this game to do well, please have deep story and fantastic narrative. If anyone can do it you can Bioware! "
Yeah. Usually things like that in games aren't worth anything, but if Bioware is touting this for story, it better deliver.
Posted by raiz265

I'm underwhelmed.

Posted by NZV
@sociald1077 said:
" I understand its a game, and I loved KOTOR, but there is one thing that has always bugged me about the Star Wars games I have played: Light Sabers should be a one hit kill.  Other than that, it looks interesting, and if I still played MMO's I would give it a whirl. "
 This has always bothered me as well. It would be a lot nicer if these games always animated hits with a lightsaber as dodges or parries, except for the final blow. It would give off a much more cinematic feel and wouldn't make it seem like you're hitting a person with a nerf bat rather than a laser sword.
Posted by MeatSim

Looks like MMO combat but a MMO I want to play.

Edited by outerabiz

if they don't fail on this project, i will gladly give them some of my money every month, for an extended period of time.
 
or ... WILL PLAY

Posted by Meowshi

 Lightsabers can't be a one-hit kill if you want your single player game to be challenging and your multiplayer game to be balanced.  
 
And honestly NZV, your idea doesn't sound too appealing.  I can't imagine feeling like much of a hero if 95% of my attacks missed.  The combat would simply be underwhelming if there was not contact.   Besides, you're forgetting the fact that half the classes in this game use guns.  They have nothing to parry a lightsaber with.
 
Should lightsabers be a one-hit kill?  Sure.  Can that possibly work in a video-game like this?  No.

Posted by djaoni
@sociald1077 said:
" I understand its a game, and I loved KOTOR, but there is one thing that has always bugged me about the Star Wars games I have played: Light Sabers should be a one hit kill.  Other than that, it looks interesting, and if I still played MMO's I would give it a whirl. "
Jedi Academy? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlgCrDrjaGU

There's also Open Jedi Project and a bunch of other mods.

Posted by Carlos1408

I hope this turns out to be good!

Posted by Blitzer
@Rickty said:
" Really want this game to do well, please have deep story and fantastic narrative. If anyone can do it you can Bioware! "
It's Bioware, the story will be amazing. My worry is, will it be "MMOy" enough for me to quit WoW? 
 
They need a strong reason for me to keep playing (raiding, etc). Also the combat has to feel right and they need "grindy" aspects. (A feeling of investing into your character)
Edited by Piranesi

Isn't Star Wars mean't to be a little rubbish these days? You know, what with the last good film coming out 30 years ago (and yes you are really that old). 
 
Speaking of tossing off, what they should do is create an MMO set in the Star Trek universe, there's no way that will be junk ...
Posted by Brazzle

If there wasn`t a monthly fee I would play the shit out of this game.
 
Hell even if they wanted an exorbitant amount for a life time fee like with star trek I would be very tempted.

Posted by BurningStarIV

Everything about this game sounds bitchin' on paper, but that combat really didn't look all that exciting. I just looked like your typical MMO combat wrapped in a thin layer of Star Wars. I'm sure that is exactly what some people want, but I don't think that that is going to be enough to make me get in to an MMO for the first time. I think I have to agree with sociald107. If they could figure out something to make the combat not look so bland and have the animations actually have a cinematic feel to them, it would be a lot more appealing to me. I mean, even just looking back at the movies, in any lightsaber battle, the characters were very rarely hitting one another with their sabers, yet it was usually clear who was winning and who was losing. Now obviously this shifted several times throughout a fight, but that just made for a more interesting and dynamic action sequence. Really, I see no reason that something like that couldn't be applied to a game. And in something like this, you still keep all your numbers and the behind the scene's stats and hp would all stay pretty much the same; however on the outside you have blocks, parry's, and dodges for animation so that it keeps a bigger sense of excitement and 'realism' to the action. Then I think that the implementation of some sort of bar or display that shows you which way the battle is swaying and how far from the final blow the players are. Hopefully, if done correctly, the bar wouldn't really even be that important, as you could watch the action and infer who was clearly was winning and who was on the ropes. The only really promblem I myself can see with this system is that in order to make it fair, the struggle would have to be able to swayed back and forth easily enough to make both players feel like they have a chance of turning the tides. This would be a huge pain to balance, and any tweaks made to the system could throw it off very easily. 

Wow, that was a bit long winded and detailed... Guess i got carried away.

Posted by gosukiller

Good games turning into MMOS = No ty.
They (mmos) already ruined Warcraft for me. What's next, Mass Effect Galaxies?

Posted by paulwade1984

Wow, this seems.... absolutely awful.
Art style is interestingly childish.
Maybe pop round to Naughty dogs animation department, missing a few frames.... everywhere.
 
Completely uninterested in this. Bring on Me3

Posted by kalmis

Damn i love that track. Wish my PC would run this game :(

Posted by solidlife

Classes that can only be on One Fraction Oh no! class balance if there is pvp 

Posted by Zaapp1
@sociald1077 said:
" I understand its a game, and I loved KOTOR, but there is one thing that has always bugged me about the Star Wars games I have played: Light Sabers should be a one hit kill.
May I direct you to the Cortosis Weave page?
Posted by Branthog

Sometimes I feel like I'm the only person on the planet who thinks Star Wars was fine enough entertainment to pass a few hours of boredom, but seriously doesn't get why we need to keep digging out more of its universe to play in or read about or watch. Ooh, more Star Wars games! Those elicit the same level of excitement from me as yet another Prince of Persia game. Or a game about riding ponies. Or babysitting. Or browsing through a catalog of cross-stitching patterns. Or watching Lawrence Welk.

Posted by fox01313

Thought that from the still screen preview that it was either for the DS or turned to a side scrolling camera. Still looks in that realm of okay, will know more when I play it though it's going to be hard to top having your own Galaxy class ship in Star Trek Online.

Posted by RandomInternetUser

As much as I love BioWare and all their games... I'm still not convinced that this is going to deliver at all at being a more compelling MMO experience than World of Warcraft.

Posted by JefferyDuke

C'mon Bioware, don't fail us now. You guys rock so hard and this game looks like a blasty blast and a half!

Posted by jos1ah

sucked

Posted by Slaneesh
@gosukiller said:
" Good games turning into MMOS = No ty. They (mmos) already ruined Warcraft for me. What's next, Mass Effect Galaxies? "
Thats not unrealistic. The name even sound like the one that would be used.
Posted by KainCarver

Looks pretty badass

Posted by chilipeppersman

this could be either reallly good, or very very bad haha

Posted by Slax

I'm really excited for this game! That said, i'm really curious how the balancing is going to work out...

Posted by RE_Player1

I can't wait. Tried wow and got to level 40 but was bored. 

Edited by Roger778

I honestly have doubts whether this is going to be good or not.  I mean, I'm excited that it's a new game from Bioware, and that it's a new Star Wars game, but right now, the characters look awful, and way too blocky, and also it's a MMO Game, which doesn't excite me.
 
All I can hope for is good reviews when it comes out later this year, or next year.  

Posted by ShooterJoseph

Sweet. =]

Posted by BraveToaster

the combat looked a little boring in that trailer, but i still wanna play

Posted by Kaspar
@phobic: What was the last BioWare game that sucked?
Posted by ComixZone

simply, can't wait.  This is the first game in a decade where I've been THIS excited about a single title coming out (well, MGS 3 Snake Eater, so not quite a decade).

Posted by Computerplayer1

God I wish the animations were better.
 
Other than that I'm sure this will be crazy awesome. I'm still waiting for Guild Wars 2, though as I can't afford to pump out $15 a month for a single game haha.

Posted by l3roken
@Ursus_Veritas: I hope there are NO low level jedi/sith or those will be the ONLY classes anyone ever plays.
Posted by Ursus_Veritas
@l3roken: For the republic, there are 2 Jedi Classes - Knight and Consular, The Soldier and The Smuggler. The Sith get 2 Sith - The Inquisitor and The Warrior, as well as the Bounty Hunter and The Imperial Agent. So yeah, there are Force classes from the get go - to be honest, unlike Galaxies, it's set in a world where both Jedi and Sith are out in large numbers, so it makes sense. 
 
I'll have a Jedi Character when I try TOR out, but I'm much more interested in being a Bounty Hunter. Shame that they seem to be tied to the Sith Empire rather than the Republic though - surely Smugglers and Bounty Hunters should be neutral classes?
Posted by l3roken
@Ursus_Veritas: Don't get me wrong, I want to be Sith/Jedi and I did know about the classes.  I just have played WoW since beta and there was a severe lack of balance with classes there in the beginning, and with each class having much less draw then an infamous sith or legendary jedi archetype.  It's great to hear ou say that bounty hunter sounds more your style, and I am sure in time other players will come to that conclusion but I just fear the opening weeks.  I do agree, however, that the smuggler and bounty hunter should be neutral but at the same time, the smuggler is working against the empire so they theoretically can be considered "rebels" and Darth Vader is the only person who employed bounty hunters in the films so I can understand the connection there.  My statement was shortsighted and connected to a game I never played, I just felt like anyone I talked to who achieved that honor was so proud and it ensured that they weren't some scrub because they had worked long enough to DESERVE the powers of such a strong class.  Either way, I have faith Bioware will have this game balanced and make sure its tons of fun by next year.
Posted by WickedFather

Looks like Kotor, you know - shit.