YOU DON’T TALK ABOUT BETA!
Well, unless the NDA is lifted, of course.
It was finally lifted. I’ve been in beta since mid-August, but had a host of problems downloading the client (timing out) from Sweden. To top it all off, I was forced to defile my baby, a MacBook Pro, and put Boot Camp on it. When it was all working and running, I had decided to play the Republic side.
Now, for those of you who are not well- versed in the Star Wars universe (like me), you just know two sides – Sith and Jedi. Here in the game, Star Wars: The Old Republic (from here on it it will be referred to as SWTOR) it’s Empire (Sith) and Republic (Jedi). I first started out as Republic…and I have to be honest. Talk about snooze fest. A crazy constant need to keep your good self going or else you’d lose faction…I got extremely bored with always walking the good walk. I ended up taking the whole Dark Side/Sith route even as a Padawan!
For this particular instance of beta I was going to be playing with my people from my old Euro Guild on EverQuest — Raging Fury. I got lots of help from Fenlayen and Thordanis. I also ended up playing the Empire side. I HAD A BLAST. Not only was I playing with old friends who were extremely patient with my lack of direction and trying to shift over from Light to Dark side, but I found the Dark Side was fun! Like it was fun playing evil, torturing someone…besting my Master and most of all…just being a Sith Sorceress. I decided to play a healer. What can I say? Ever since my EverQuest days, I’ve loved being a healer, even when I strayed into DPS territory.
Anyway, I wanted to post some screen shots of the game. I definitely can’t wait until launch. My only regret is that I didn’t pre-order back in July/August where I could start playing the game 5 days ahead of the general public. Boo…Had I played Empire side before Republic it would’ve been a very different case.
At any rate, here are some screenshots when I played Empire side.
As always, click the thumbnail to enlarge the image to the original size.
This is my husband’s character, a Sith Juggernaut. Isn’t his companion way easier to look at?
Just a random screenshot from the zone I was in.
Darth Malgus, a mission/quest giver.
If they resume beta this weekend, I’ll be so sad because I won’t be able to participate. I have enjoyed playing during my time, though. If I don’t see you in beta, I hope to see you when the game launches on Dec. 20, 2011.