Message Board Basketball Forum - InsideHoops

Go Back   Message Board Basketball Forum - InsideHoops > InsideHoops Main Basketball Forums > Video Games Forum

Video Games Forum Video game forum - video games message board

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-20-2011, 05:13 PM   #16
DeuceWallaces
I am your density
 
DeuceWallaces's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: State College, PA
Posts: 16,513
Default Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic

I never have in any other MMO I've played but I really got into this one.
DeuceWallaces is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2011, 10:50 PM   #17
clipse026
Local High School Star
 
clipse026's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: New Orleans, LA
Posts: 1,836
Default Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic

You've really got to pay attention to your credits if you keep sending your companions off the work. I sent them every time they returned during a few flashpoints and I realized I was short like 3500 credits .
clipse026 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2011, 02:28 PM   #18
embersyc
Lurker
 
embersyc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Detroit
Posts: 4,136
Default Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic

Did my first flashpoint today, was pretty cool, way better than instances in other MMOs I've played. The conversations are actually pretty cool when grouped up and you don't know what the other people will say.
embersyc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2011, 02:37 PM   #19
Pra
Dance Gavin Dance!
 
Pra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: San Antonio TX
Posts: 707
Default Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic

Haven't played an MMO since I quit final fantasy 11 in 2009... I must SWTOR is legit.
Pra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2011, 03:45 PM   #20
Rasheed1
3-time NBA All-Star
 
Rasheed1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 10,543
Default Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic

What kind of PCs are y'all playing on?

Im about to pickup a PC (maybe a laptop) to play the game. I dont wanna spend a grip (between 5 & 7 hundred bucks).. I just wanna get the best system for that amount of money..

any issues I should consider?
Rasheed1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2011, 04:04 PM   #21
ukballer
NBA rookie of the year
 
ukballer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 6,611
Default Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rasheed1
What kind of PCs are y'all playing on?

Im about to pickup a PC (maybe a laptop) to play the game. I dont wanna spend a grip (between 5 & 7 hundred bucks).. I just wanna get the best system for that amount of money..

any issues I should consider?

I'm playing on an Alienware M15x laptop.

Specs: http://reviews.cnet.com/laptops/alie...-32815586.html

I don't have a great knowledge of computer/laptop specs myself, but with this laptop I can run the game with highest shadows/textures etc.

I tried the BETA on my old laptop which was an ACER Aspire, a pretty basic and normal laptop, but not bad, and got pretty low FPS (frames per second) and made the game hard to play.
ukballer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2011, 04:11 PM   #22
Anti Hero
Be your own hero
 
Anti Hero's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 8,175
Default Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic

Does ISH have a guild? I am thinking of getting this game.
Anti Hero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2011, 05:27 PM   #23
Rasheed1
3-time NBA All-Star
 
Rasheed1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 10,543
Default Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic

Quote:
Originally Posted by ukballer
I'm playing on an Alienware M15x laptop.

Specs: http://reviews.cnet.com/laptops/alie...-32815586.html

I don't have a great knowledge of computer/laptop specs myself, but with this laptop I can run the game with highest shadows/textures etc.

I tried the BETA on my old laptop which was an ACER Aspire, a pretty basic and normal laptop, but not bad, and got pretty low FPS (frames per second) and made the game hard to play.


Thanks for the info.... I been looking at some Alienware laptops on ebay.. I will prolly wind up bidding for one. They got a good m14s and some M11s.

I will probably wind up getting one of those... I really want to just go pick something up at store, but the alienware seems like the answer. They have some that are used for around 500$.. other than that they run about 1,200 - 3000 dollars.
Rasheed1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2011, 07:05 PM   #24
ukballer
NBA rookie of the year
 
ukballer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 6,611
Default Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rasheed1
Thanks for the info.... I been looking at some Alienware laptops on ebay.. I will prolly wind up bidding for one. They got a good m14s and some M11s.

I will probably wind up getting one of those... I really want to just go pick something up at store, but the alienware seems like the answer. They have some that are used for around 500$.. other than that they run about 1,200 - 3000 dollars.

Yeah, I can't fault the laptop to be honest the few months I've had it. Yup, they're pricey, but you get what you pay for. Every game I play I can run at highest graphics and don't have any frame rate issues. Battlefield 3 in full graphics on this laptop looks fantastic, I should play it more often.

Got mine brand new on Ebay as I don't think the M15x is actually on general sale anymore. M14x would be just as good, one inch difference is nothing (that's what she said).
ukballer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2011, 08:48 PM   #25
Rasheed1
3-time NBA All-Star
 
Rasheed1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 10,543
Default Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic

Actually I have a new macbook and Im seeing how I could use bootcamp to download windows 7 onto my mac.. I might do that instead. Im told the download process is long, but it should run the game very well.
Rasheed1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2011, 03:45 AM   #26
ukballer
NBA rookie of the year
 
ukballer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 6,611
Default Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic

Quote:
Originally Posted by Anti Hero
Does ISH have a guild? I am thinking of getting this game.

Doubt there is much point making an ISH guild, we'd probably get about 3-4 members.

Also, I play on an EU server with a couple of my buddies so I'm not planning to switch up servers just yet.

Get the game though, you won't regret it, though your social life might take a bit of a turn for the worse.
ukballer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2011, 09:12 AM   #27
embersyc
Lurker
 
embersyc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Detroit
Posts: 4,136
Default Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rasheed1
What kind of PCs are y'all playing on?

Im about to pickup a PC (maybe a laptop) to play the game. I dont wanna spend a grip (between 5 & 7 hundred bucks).. I just wanna get the best system for that amount of money..

any issues I should consider?

Well PCs are almost a different thread, but you should be able to build a good system with that money if you know how to operate a screwdriver and don't mind putting it together yourself.

Get yourself a core i7 and any halfway decent video card and you should be able to max settings on this game.
embersyc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2011, 11:35 AM   #28
intrinsic
Local High School Star
 
intrinsic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 1,775
Default Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rasheed1
What kind of PCs are y'all playing on?

Im about to pickup a PC (maybe a laptop) to play the game. I dont wanna spend a grip (between 5 & 7 hundred bucks).. I just wanna get the best system for that amount of money..

any issues I should consider?

MMO controls need to be tuned on the pc. Most people use the mouse for turning to free up the A and D keys for keybinds. Modifying with shift, ctl, alt and that's another 6 actions bound to your home keys replacing 7 through =. What I mean by modifying is, shift + A is a different action than A while ctl+A is also unique. You can remap all these things through preferences, keybinds tab.

It's a lot more challenging than clicking your action bar for new players, but it helps a lot if you stick with the game and get into pvp or any of the end game stuff. Everything becomes fluid after a while.

Haven't had too much time with the game, but I'm an Imperial Agent specializing Operative Medic on Nadd's Sarcophagus. If enough ISH players went for the idea, I'd reroll a character on another server to play with everyone.
intrinsic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2011, 03:17 PM   #29
clipse026
Local High School Star
 
clipse026's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: New Orleans, LA
Posts: 1,836
Default Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic

I have a level 21 IA Operative and a level 18 Sith Sorceror on Infinite Empire if anyone wants to roll there. It's a pvp server. I also have a level 19 Jedi Sentinel on another pvp server that I can't recall the name currently . I actually am liking that character way more than my agent and his professions are pretty high already so I might stick with him. But I'd be up for an ish guild or at least group to level/run flashpoints.

Server my Jedi Sentinel is on is called The Maw, pvp server.

Last edited by clipse026 : 12-29-2011 at 03:13 AM.
clipse026 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2011, 05:01 PM   #30
Rasheed1
3-time NBA All-Star
 
Rasheed1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 10,543
Default Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic

I just partitioned my harddrive on my mac and set up windows 7. Im loading the game now. This is a better idea than buying a new computer. My mac is very capable of running this game. Im having a little trouble with sound in the earphones, but that it.. The PC side of miy mac looks great.

When I get a bit more familar with the game and how to play mmo style games, i'm gonna put an ISH guild together.. We'll take the whole galaxy like its nothing
Rasheed1 is offline   Reply With Quote
This NBA Basketball News Website Sponsored by:
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:55 AM.




NBA Basketball Forum Key Links:
InsideHoops Home
NBA Rumors
Basketball Blog
NBA Daily Recaps
NBA Videos
Fantasy Basketball
NBA Mock Draft
NBA Free Agents
All-Star Weekend
---
High School Basketball
Streetball
---
InsideHoops Twitter
Search Our Site













Powered by vBulletin Version 3.5.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. Terms of Use/Service | Privacy Policy