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Old November 17 2011, 10:07 PM   #76
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Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic anticipation thread.

Pre-order head start is "up to five days."
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Old November 17 2011, 10:23 PM   #77
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I was under the impression the five days had been official for a while now?
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Old November 17 2011, 10:40 PM   #78
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Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic anticipation thread.

It's been known since around the 4th of this month, based on the posting date of the article I linked above. I don't think I had heard about any confirmed early access periods prior to the beginning of this month.
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Old November 17 2011, 10:40 PM   #79
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Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic anticipation thread.

Ah, missed all that.
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Old November 18 2011, 01:27 AM   #80
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Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic anticipation thread.

A couple hours ago a dev stated via Twitter that anyone registered prior to Nov 11 who uses one of the codes that various websites are giving away will still be able to participate in the testing weekend, despite the initial statements from BioWare that doing so could jeopardize one's ability to participate.
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Old November 18 2011, 03:41 AM   #81
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I guess they verified whether it "could".
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Old November 18 2011, 11:15 PM   #82
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Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic anticipation thread.

Well with the NDA lift has come and gone, and I didn't really learn anything I didn't already know, except for the info on the Legacy BS. I'm epic nerd raging over that.

The same "family" for all your toons regardless of race, alignment, etc? Whose genius idea was that?
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Old November 18 2011, 11:25 PM   #83
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This "same surname for all your characters" thing makes no sense whatsoever. Why would my Chiss Imperial Agent have the same surname as, say, a Human Bounty Hunter, a Miraluka Jedi, a Zabrak Sith, etc.?
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Old November 19 2011, 07:16 AM   #84
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Surnames??? I missed something
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Old November 19 2011, 08:08 AM   #85
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Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic anticipation thread.

I hadn't heard anything about that.

It sounds too utterly stupid to be true.
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Old November 19 2011, 10:36 AM   #86
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Surnames??? I missed something
With the new legacy system you create a surname when your first character reaches level ten. This same surname is then used for all your toons across all the servers.
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Old November 19 2011, 05:21 PM   #87
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Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic anticipation thread.

The Legacy System
James Ohlen wrote:
Once your character has completed their Chapter 1 storyline, they will be able to choose a Legacy Last Name. This Legacy Last Name must be unique and is shared across all characters on that server - so choose carefully!

Once you have unlocked your Legacy, any and all characters on that server will now contribute to that player's Legacy Experience Points. Much like normal experience points, when you reach certain Legacy thresholds, you will increase your Legacy Level.
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You can choose to do one of the following:
- Display your legacy name as your last name ("Raiel Firewalker")
- Display your legacy name below your name

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The Firewalker Legacy

- or choose to hide it altogether. This choice can differ per character.

The good news is that the initial post, which stated the surname would be used for all toons across all servers, was incorrect - it's all toons across one server. Even with that correction, I don't like the idea since I was planning on attempting to keep all of my toons on the same PVE server. The rest of the idea - the XP aspect, whatever future functions they roll out - is fine, just not this surname part.
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Old November 19 2011, 07:10 PM   #88
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Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic anticipation thread.

Well, if you can hide the name, what's the big deal? Most MMO's don't allow a last name anyway.
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Old November 19 2011, 07:37 PM   #89
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Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic anticipation thread.

I pre-ordered back when they first came up, had an absolute blast playing the beta weekend of Nov 11th. My guild has decided they are going to be on the Sith side so I played Galatic Republic during the beta so the story would be fresh when live hits, although I did play the mirror class, ( I'll be an agent , so I tried smuggler )

spent a few hours only trying out a Jedi as well, both classes felt evenly matched , although I only tried 10ish levels of each.

With regards to having 8 unique play throughs, while every class has their own class
story to follow, there are many side quests that overlap. For example , Smugglers and Troopers start on the same planet, so outside of the story quests, they have the same starter quests. and it appears all 4 Galatic Republic classes end up on Coruscant after 10 levels, so likely all of them will overlap on non story quests at that point.
( this was as far as I got, so it could be that Coruscant has so many quests that you can vary which quests you do on each alt, I'm not quite sure )

anyway, cant wait to play live )

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Old November 19 2011, 07:57 PM   #90
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Republic, it's Galactic Republic. The Sith is the Empire.
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