Strider Hiryu

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  1. So after playing TOR since it's release I've finally finished all the class stories this morning earning my Legendary Player status. I have to say TOR is an exceptional game with some of the best storytelling I've seen in an MMO to date (FFXIV takes second sadly, while the story is amazing it's just not personal enough like the TOR class stories are).

    Have to say my favorite Class Stories were Sith Inquisitor (even if it was a little predictable at times), Imperial Agent (I haven't played the Light Side version but the Dark Side one was pretty damn fun), and surprisingly Jedi Consular (which I beat this morning. While a little boring the twists and turns the story takes after Chapter 1 were fun). The other stories were just a little to bland for my tastes (Sith Warrior was okay but revenge stories just aren't all that great any more. Jedi Knight wasn't all that amazing but the final story mission was pretty cool. The rest I really don't have much to say about (though Smuggler was good for a few laughs)).

    Gotta say for their first time doing an MMO Bioware did a great job, even if the game has gone through more rocky points then most MMO's. The Knights of the Fallen Empire and Knights of the Eternal Throne expansions were amazing, well done, and outside of the class stories had some of the best story writing I've seen in awhile (this goes for single player games as well). Can't wait to see what Bioware has in store for TOR in the future but I'm happy to say I can finally put this game on the back burner until it happens.

    1. DeathscytheX


      I loved my playthrough as Sith Marauder. The only part I disliked was fighting that double of me or whatever it was. It was highly frustrating, more so than any other part of the story. If anything the game is like a ton of KOTOR games in one if you never play endgame content, you still get an insane amount of story driven content with plenty of nicely placed easter eggs paying tribute to the original KOTOR. They're story is definitely top notch. GW2's personal stories shit, although living world is amazing, its endgame post launch episodic content.

      Bioware are just masters at story telling. (despite what people think about ME3's ending XD). I'm def looking forward to their next big Star Wars game that isn't an MMO.

    2. Strider Hiryu

      Strider Hiryu

      Like I said Warrior was fun but the whole revenge aspect after Chapter 2 just didn't do it for me (don't get me wrong the whole of the last chapter of the Inquisitor story had some of the same elements but I felt more like I was working towards a goal (killing a member of the Dark Council and taking his seat (story spoiler but if you don't plan on playing the class its okay) instead of killing the Master that betrayed me), plus everything you work for in the Warrior's story is for naught with the release of Fallen Empire (and to some extent Shadows of Revan. Then again Fallen Empire through everything out the window for everybody (even your companions)). That quest was rough back when I did it as well (as a Tank Specced Juggernaut as well, my dps was sorely lacking) but now it's a cake walk just like every class quest now. Since they went through a streamlined the content for faster leveling and made it so all companions can heal nothing is hard anymore (one of the Bounty Hunter's story quests was completely impossible for me to do until they redid companions).

      I'm hoping they continue to add to TOR even though it's not considered canon anymore, would suck to see all this amazing work get thrown away because Disney wants to go another direction (though there are rumors of a new Star Wars TV show along the lines of Clone Wars and Rebels that takes place in this timeline (here's hoping if it's true it makes most if not all of the stuff going on in TOR canon again)).

    3. DeathscytheX


      Ah that healing to all companions seems pretty nice. I remember I always had that one imperial officer that healed no matter what.

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