SWTOR: Catch-All

I think i logged in once with 5.4

5.5 just dropped and just going to post a video about the changes.

Biggest thing it seems are the nerf to the DoT Marauder and Sentinel classes

arise; Looking at this as a possibility to casually play through with my partner , would the two of us be able to coop the main story arch completely and get an enjoyable experience free to play or would the paywall barriers limit that too much?

Unless things have changed, the core story is about the one thing they give away completely free. My wife and I played through the game when we were dating, and it was about the perfect couple's game. It was subscription based back then, but the core experience of leveling up and doing story stuff should still be in there.

Yeah there are some restrictions like a credit cap and not being able to use high end gear, but you can either buy unlocks for those things or subscribe to get full access. After your first purchase you're moved to a 'preferred' tier that has higher access to things.

But beyond that I don't see anything that says you couldn't just do the core story. A few things I would note:

There are 4 starting worlds, 2 per good/light side. And then the force users start on one world and the non-force users start on another. For example, Republic Commando and Smuggler both start on the same planet together but the Jedi Consular and Jedi Knight are on another. After Level 8-10ish (about 2-3 hours worth of gameplay) you will meet up on the same planets and your quest chains will lead you along the same planetary paths.

Main story missions are instanced when you get closer to the end. An example of this is that my buddy and I would get to the end of a dungeon and it would have 4 hallways coming off of it. His took him off to the left and mine took me off to the right. So we would just go do his first and then go do mine second.

There are milestone fights that have to be done alone. These are usually boss fights but with the changes to the companion system they should be relatively easy as all companions can be spec'd as healers.

Personally i think paying the sub while playing through the story is worth it. The story lines are that good especially the later ones.

It will certainly do what it can to remind you of the things you could be getting if you sub'd.

b12n11w00t wrote:

Main story missions are instanced when you get closer to the end. An example of this is that my buddy and I would get to the end of a dungeon and it would have 4 hallways coming off of it. His took him off to the left and mine took me off to the right. So we would just go do his first and then go do mine second.

It's important repeat: you get to tag along and see each other's stories. That way you don't have to play all the classes in order to see them. It's also nice that each person gets a bit of spotlight time in the otherwise shared story.

You may want to sub. The main story arcs (all 8) are all free, but there's so many quality of life improvements with a subscription and the leveling is so fast now that you can conceivably finish all 8 story arcs in a month or so and for $30 (2 subs I'm assuming) a month, you'll absolutely get your money's worth.

I'm actually subbed right now. Been playing through the DLC stuff and it feels so much like KOTOR, I love it.

Just started playing this again. I've been just circling back to the same MMO's for a while now and it was SWTOR's turn. Just a heads up, they merged servers. I had to rename many characters including my main, an Imp Agent, that I created at game launch. I was NOT pleased. I get attached to my characters in these games and having to rename them after all this time really pissed me off.

But, other than that it looks like they've added some really cool stuff to the game. I've got max level Marauder, Trooper, Imp Agent, Consular, and Bounty Hunter. So I'm trying to decide what I play through next: either Jedi Knight or Inquisitor.

TAZ89 wrote:

Just started playing this again. I've been just circling back to the same MMO's for a while now and it was SWTOR's turn. Just a heads up, they merged servers. I had to rename many characters including my main, an Imp Agent, that I created at game launch. I was NOT pleased. I get attached to my characters in these games and having to rename them after all this time really pissed me off.

This is like a 2 or 3 year old change

New expansion looks exciting though!

So what’s the news on the expansion? I was searching around for info but couldn’t find many details.

jdzappa wrote:

So what’s the news on the expansion? I was searching around for info but couldn’t find many details.

This guy is good with updates on the game.

https://vulkk.com/2018/10/12/swtor-5...