Photo-receptor Focus on: SWTOR Post Beta
So, I spent hours beta testing SWTOR with about a zillion other people this past weekend. I had a lot of questions I needed to answer. First and foremost, had I made the right choice to leave World of Warcraft? I’d had some concerns about that. I’ve been in WoW for five years, after all, but I already canceled my WoW subscription. I even ordered the SWTOR Collector’s Edition. I’m so relieved and pleased to be able to say that I’m so glad I did!
More My Two Credits and Comments after the jump.
The game is even better than I’d hoped and I’ll get tons of hours of enjoyment out of SWTOR. I’m thrilled I’m going to get to experience the entire game in only a couple weeks. I’m going to settle in very well in my new home.
My next concern was making the correct choice for my main. I went through the first ten levels on the three classes I wanted to try. The winner for my main character is…Sith Inquisitor. It was a tough choice because I liked the Bounty Hunter almost as much. The Imperial Agent was also cool, but definitely alt material for me. I prefer classes than can heal, so I didn’t play the Sith Warrior at all. Sorry.
Some things that really impressed me during this beta were how clean the game ran for a beta test. Yeah, sure there were bugs, but I expected a lot more problems than I ran into. I actually got a lot of fun game play. The graphics were awesome, The storylines in the character quests were intriguing. It’s a very big game and that bodes well. There’s going to be lots to do and I’ll probably spend hours just exploring when launch hits.
Probably my biggest concern has to do with the guild stuff. I do wish the guild cap was higher. The guild I’m in is so darned big, we’re going to have to split into two guilds. Which is a real shame and I hope Bioware ups the cap to one thousand. Having to put officers on alts to try to cover both guilds will be an exercise in creativity for sure.
Also some of the guild functionality is missing. The guild list doesn’t have the usual options to whisper, invite to group, add as a friend and there are some other bugs with sorting and such. Those things are needed to run a big guild, but not with actual game play. Well, other than that it will free up officers to actually get more game play.
Overall, I’m one happy camper and the time to Early Access and launch can’t get here soon enough.
So, now it’s your turn. Did you beta this past weekend and what were your thoughts?