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My SWTOR 1.2 Highlights

Herding Cats is currently undergoing a facelift. Please ignore the mess!

I had kind of wandered away from SWTOR over the past month or so. It was partially for technical reasons (my computer really does not like SWTOR) and partially because .. I don’t know. It just didn’t grab hold of me the way some other games have. I think my general reluctance to roll alts kind of flies in the face of SWTOR’s plan to keep me entertained, and in fact my more alt-tastic guildies have been enjoying themselves a lot.

I wasn’t even THAT interested in the mammoth patch 1.2, which was launched this morning, until I started looking at the reaction from the players today. So, here are a few reasons why I’m now excited to go home and head on into Space:

  • Moveable UI: Over half of the 10 or so hours I’ve put into WoW since being Scrolled was spent fiddling with my UI. Wanna get some ideas or share your setup? A friend pointed me to UI Cantina, which launched today.
  • Improved Gear Textures: Check out this before and after screenie, which was created earlier today by Josh Augustine from PC Gamer. The one on the right is much more sharp.
  • A Cute Pet: Every active subscriber will receive a baby tauntaun pet! I am shallow and one thing I really missed from WoW was adorable companion pets.
  • Improved UI for the Global Trade Network: Playing the markets has quickly become my second favorite MMO activity after PvP. I couldn’t find a screenshot of the new UI, but it simply HAS to be better than the old one, and I bet the markets will be booming again because of it.
  • Speeders in Space Ports: Zooooooooooooooooooooooom!

I admit to being kind of doubtful that 1.2 could get me literally excited to go home and play SWTOR, but here we are. See you in Space!

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    April 12, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Proves that the emphasis on graphics aren’t worthwhile for the money. yes, there’s a difference but it’s no where near the point of dramatically improving the quality of game play. The difference is negligible in that screenshot, makes it look completely unworthwhile for them to pursue.
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      April 13, 2012 at 9:02 am

      Hmm. I think that CAN be true, but you need some pretty stellar gameplay to make up for the lack of graphics. (Minecraft is the obvious example of this.)

      Honestly, I like solid graphics in my MMOs. Dressing up all my characters is an important part of how I play, and I like the gear to look good and not muddy. I was disappointed with how gear looked originally in SWTOR, so this is definitely a plus for me.

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