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Star Wars: The Old Republic

One of the best looking MMOs that’s coming out within the next year or so seems to be Star Wars: The Old Republic.

I played Star Wars Galaxies for about a year or so but it didn’t live up to my expectations at all so away I went.  However, I do think there were several positive aspects of the game.  This seems to be a similar, but much better version of SWG and hopefully it will have less headache in it as well.

There are many trailers to watch and a lot of info about it over at http://www.swtor.com and you can even sign up to be a beta tester there.  While watching one of the E3 videos featuring Dallas Dickinson’s commentary, he explained a lot about the online partying system, battle system, character progression and dialogue during quests.  You can even ‘teleport’ back to the last place you bound yourself to (ie. a specific outpost, city, etc) after finishing a quest deep in a monster’s lair, for example.

From what I saw during the E3 video trailer it looks pretty awesome.  All hail to MMO awesomeness!!

 

Dragon Age 2- The Qunari Assault of Kirkwall

I just uploaded a video with just cutscenes (I edited out the fighting to save time).

So far my favorite cutscene is when Orsino shows off his awesome mageness.

Got through the Deep Roads and now have a plethora of new quests to do

After running through many areas I eventually found Dougal the dwarf, and he fronted the money for me to get into the expedition.  I went through the Deep Roads, which took about 20-30 mins and got back to the city.  All of the companions needed me to talk with them in their respective areas as well as Sebastian (the Exiled Prince) and he joined the group now.  The dog still doesn’t really do anything besides bark at people in cutscenes but there seems to be plenty of things to do now.  Carver (Hawke’s brother) is now a templar and unable to join the party at the moment but he still appears apart of our group.  I like the new family estate, it seems fitting for the Hawkes after years of doing things for the city and getting their family back in good standing.

I hope that there is still a lot of content to go through and not just a bunch of quests in the same map areas already covered.  If so, I won’t be disappointed since it’s what I expect.  We’ll see.

Finished up all the quests on Dragon Age 2 except for the Deep Roads

I’ve been through all the quests with only the Deep Roads left but after downloading and installing then buying items from “The Black Emporium” I went down from 40k to 29k and I don’t have the 50k to ‘invest’ into the expedition into the Deep Roads with the Dwarves. So I’m finding odds and ends to do to get the rest of the sovereigns (money) needed to get this done. I also have to admit that ‘The Exiled Prince’ was a letdown to me. I thought he was a permanent addition but I guess not. I went through 3 quick quests with him and he was back in the chantry. I’m also getting frustrated that I haven’t been able to proposition the Elven mage since her nature magic and my focus on the Elements would birth one awesome mageling lol.

I must admit that I was expecting a lot more content than what I’ve seen so far but I’m sure Bioware will have havens of DLC to ‘purchase’ in the not to distant future to make up for it to rip me off even more!  Well, I’ll get back to the grinding now (if I can find any) and hope I can reach the 50k mark to further my DA2 experience!

 

Release date check failed for Dragon Age 2

After anticipating playing Dragon Age 2 from midnight through the next few days to come, I installed the game and there was a Sony DACT (or something like that) program that ran after starting up the launcher to play the game. It came back as failed at 12:35 am my time…lol. In the ‘Release date check failed’ box it stated this:

So this will stop my gaming time for an hour and a half I guess….perhaps I’ll drink some coffee and get on FFXIV in the meantime.

Just download and finished the Dragon Age 2 Demo….

Well, I took the liberty of downloading the Dragon Age 2 demo from the bioware website for my Windows 7 PC and had trouble launching the game. I got an error related to DirectX and had to go to microsoft’s website to re-download it (even though everything seemed up to date, I read this on one of the bioware social forums that stated this was a fix and it did indeed fix the problem). The error was something like d3dx11_42_x64 but the re-download fixed that.

Also my PC froze on the ‘Start Menu’ screen. At first I thought it had something to do with DA2 servers because at the bottom of the screen it was stating it was connecting to the servers and the DA2 demo was not responding. However, I went to the bioware Dragon Age forums and found that I needed to remove any flash drives and other removable storage because it is a known issue with the demo.

After that, I started playing with no problems. The graphics is nice, the combat is fun and storyline is pretty decent. I think I’ll be at Gamestop tomorrow night to pick it up (I reserved it) during the ‘midnight release.’ This game looks worth it from judging the demo I played.