Long ago (2006-ish), I received a little bit of birthday money from my parents. I couldn’t decide what I’d do with my money, and asked my girlfriend (now wife) Jen for advice. She recommended a Xbox (ah, good ol’ original Xbox) and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. Well, my family was never into sci-fi, so I literally knew nothing about Star Wars… But Jen and I are so very much alike, and I love RPGs, so I went with her suggestion.
I instantly fell in love with KotOR. I played day and night, for hours, fully immersed in my Jedi and her storyline. Jen and I would chat via TeamSpeak while we both played. Such fun memories! I also watched all of the Star Wars movies, fell in love with Wookipedia and even received a lightsaber from Jen as a gift. *grin* (And a few years ago, we each bought a Force FX Lightsaber… We no longer have them, but desperately want a new one each!) Anyway! I became a Star Wars fan and fell in love with sci-fi. When we finished KotOR, we wished there was a Knights of The Old Republic MMO… and we wished and we waited. Of course, there was Star Wars Galaxies, which we did try… we weren’t impressed, but this was years after SWG started and even its most loyal members fading. Finally, there was an announcement! Star Wars: The Old Republic, a MMORPG based after Knights of the Old Republic. WHAT?! YES!
Jen and I had gotten into the beta, with little luck. The lag was beyond awful and we hated the camera movement. On December 5th, we heard that SW:TOR was Free-2-Play, up until level 50, which is the current max level. We decided we’d give SW:TOR another go, downloaded the client, installed and… Fell in love.
Even on medium graphic setting, SW:TOR is beautiful. The storyline is fantastic, and I love love love how you can choose what your character will say. It’s so intense! I have two characters right now, all Empire because I have a passion for the dark side of the Force. First is my Human: Imperial Agent | Sniper:
Next is my Human: Sith Warrior | Juggernaut:
Jen and I are on The Ebon Hawk server, which is a Role-Playing server. I’ve found wonderful RP, especially in cantina’s and random RP is abundant. I was walking around Dromund Kaas on my Sniper and had someone compliment her rifle and strike up a convo. Except a lot more about SW:TOR on We’re That Geeky! We’ve only just begun. *grin*