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  1. Jab

    Let's talk SWtOR!

    I completed storylines of few other characters. I must say, that I certainly dont like all classes with just 4m reach. This is why I will never play again sentinels, juggernauts etc. So far I still love trooper most (I have Vanguard tank and Commando gunnery DPS). Best crew, nice refreshing story with many salutes and well looking armors. Imp. Agent would be second, but just because of the great story. The gameplay is not that great, you are often just looking on a bar, until your abilities (snipe, ambush...) are completed and released. I will try the operative as well. Event though he has also mostly 4m abilities. Third would be sith inqusitor. I completely love playing my Sith Assassin tank and I will try Lightning sorc. as well. Yet the story is lacking somehow. It is good, but for example Darth Thanaton is a terrible antagonist. Crew is very boring. Well and last so far is Sith Warrior. I played as a Juggernaut tank. He is very competent it that role (even best of all other tank classes I think). Yet the gameplay is terrible. You have to run around like a fool, because all his abilities have short range. With the exception of 10m scream, which is not that much included in his ideal rotation. Yet there is Vette. My favourite NPC so far. And dark side storyline really feels very dark. Especially because of the quests regarding Jaesa. Who then becomes your evil-demented apprentices. Damn she is really crazy. I tried other classes as well. Jedi Knight is so far good only because of Kira. All other things are wrong. Listening to his answers is a paved way to brain damage. Gameplay is terrible as well. Bounty hunter seems like a nice counterpart of the rep. trooper. His battle animations are even better. Armors are not so good looking though. Story is pretty boring though and does not fit well into the game (same problem as with the smuggler - why would he accept most of the jobs/quests?). Half of the crew is funny and well written, the other half is not so good. But in the end, BH will make a nice high level character. I cant really get into playing the smuggler. He is funny at times and has great lines. Yet his story is also not that well written. Crew is completely bad (why Vette admired Risha so much?), except for the mando girl (and the squid guy you get near the end), which seems like a fun character. In the end smuggler really does not fit into the game well. I will not give another chance to the jedi consular. Voince acting (especially for the male voice) is ripping my ears. Whole crew is not interesting and story is like watching a television series about an insurance company. So in the end... From the rep. side I really like only the trooper. Interesting really. To have a fun all the way I would recommend trooper and sith inqusitor.
  2. Jab

    Let's talk SWtOR!

    There is an one week free subscribe for ex-subscribers. Its worth the try I guess. I mostly like the new changes. Though I miss Oriconian set. :-/ http://www.swtor.com/choose-your-path/rejoin?intcmp=sor_bwa-mkt-t-us-hp-174
  3. Jab

    Let's talk SWtOR!

    Well as Gaider said somewhere a child of a warden is (very) highly improbable. A child of a warden couple is nearly impossible. So in any case getting your character on the throne seems irresponsible. Btw which of Alistairs decisions you dislike? And I liked Alistair very much. He was the best character IMHO. Well, the rest of them were more or less bad. Just few remarks now and then and that was all. In the end I would give Dragon Age Origins (and Awakening) 7/10. It was not a bad game, but often it was boring. And I hated the bugs. OMG so many of them even after many years. I had to use console very often (to get to the DLC content like Wardens Keep etc.). I lost some of the DLC stuff in the expansion. I lost all the stuff for my main character while being imprisoned by the Architect (its a common bug). All in all it was really a shame... After those great origins you get a very mediocre game, where just very few people cared, if you are of dwarven nobility, from elven ghetto or a child of one of the most powerful nobles in whole Ferelden. I liked the game after (including) Orzammar (I did it always as a last of the alliance quests). There was that "Moria" (Tolkien) feel. Arls Howe mansion in Denerrim was also quite fun. The same goes for the Landsmeet. And I liked Awakening even more. Really the expansion was better than the original game. Though I got quickly frustrated, that nobody cared about my decisions at the end of the OC. After the visit of Alistair or Anora nobody was interested, if you are a Bann of the Elven Alienage, Teyrn of Gwaren, Prince-Consort or a Queen, Chancellor etc. I seriously think, that for a human noble, it should be much easier to get the local nobility "in line". I mean seriously a sibling of the Teyrn of Highever or a queen should not really get any crap from the local northern banns. What could they gain by that? Thats clearly a battle above their level. I also got claustrophobic from all the invisible barriers. I got often stopped by a 10 cm hill or even grass. And all of those annoying sidequests... Get there to that random location (with the same appearance as five random locations before) and kill that guys. Contact five apprentices, soldiers, traitors etc. Get 10 garnets (the toughest quest in the game imho), toxins etc. So bad... When you just compare it to Baldurs Gate 2, where sidequest had their storylines (Trademeet, Umar Hills, cult of the Unseeing Eye etc. - I mean it was not VtM Bloodlines sidequest quality but...), or when you compare Athkatla with Denerrim (well Denerrim marketplace - there was nothing else really)... Even the architecture (except of Ostagar) was so dull. In the end its really very visible, how dumb Dragon Age is.
  4. Jab

    Let's talk SWtOR!

    Well you can always get Alistair a mighty Grey Warden Cousland wife. Though it feels like a "Dark Side" option (two grey wardens mean just few decades of peace and then a civil war - no heirs there - although Alistair has to go through "The Ritual", I wonder, what would Morrigan think about her son becoming a king - they can meet with Alistair in DA:I - but no "small talk" about that there - though they talk about Kieran being Alitairs son). And the higher position you get the less Awakening seems realistic (very few people even care about your title there). Prince-consort, Queen or a chancellor do not often run around killing mob. The same goes for Teyrns and even Banns. In the end I chose the Teyrnir (and before that the chancellor position with my first character - city elf warrior). It seemed like a nice option... Your character becoming a mistress of the king (while he is married to Anora - ex teyrna with no blood right to get the throne btw - but nevertheless getting her together with Alistair is a best chance for peace). And two Couslands becoming two most important nobles in the kingdom (Teyrns of Highever and Gwaren). Then again there is a problem with heirs. Fergus still has a chance to get a proper one... And for the grey warden, there is always a political marriage and adoption (which is not really an option for a royal grey warden couple - again it would mean a civil war). Well dwarven noble has even harder decisions for him. He can be an heir to hopeless Lord Harrowmont. Or just get to the throne his able but sinister younger brother. A very tough decision there...
  5. Jab

    Let's talk SWtOR!

    Well after 30 hours of gameplay of the original Dragon Age I find the game... Laughable. Its relatively fun to play, but oh boy the game is so dumb. You have to switch off scripts completely in harder battles (no matter how well design these scripts are), because they involve traps. Even Leliana tends to run into a melee battle with her longbow, even though no visible obstacles are around. Speeking of Leliana... Boy she is creepy. Every time I hear her voice, I wonder, if there is a psychiatrist in the game. She can visit him with Sten. He had a psychotic breakdown, but it became ok after he killed that family with his bare hands. But now he has his huge sword back, so everyone around him is basically safe... Well all of the NPCs have really just few dialogues and they do not react to the story that often. The game just feels like a dead meat. It seems that Bioware thought, that they could just stuff it with DLCs and (fan)mods later. Most of the locations are very small and barriers are just everywhere (after few steps). Even a marketplace seems like a cemetery. Merchants are just standing around without trying to get your attention. Do you remember Baldurs Gate? In many locations merchants were trying to get your attention ("Step right in, step right in..."), some random commoners were just walking around... And there are still bugs. Im now reinstalling the ultimate edition, because I got some nasty bugs while trying to play the Wardens Keep DLC. Its still relatively fun to play. And I got a nice animation after killing my first dragon. And its a nice looking game. But all-in-all it seems like a poor young brother of BG. Or of NWN 2. That game also often felt empty, but when something was actually happening, it was fun. With well written dialogues, fun NPCs and a damn good storyline (the trial, history of the Illefarn and its tragic hero etc.).
  6. Jab

    Let's talk SWtOR!

    Well as I said. I played for a paladin of The Red Knight. So NWN2 OC was a good match. You get a title and place among the Neverwinter Nine and then a big battle for a key fort. I could not ask for more. And then your pala becomes a soul eater, gets love of a red wizard and has a hagspawn, spirit bear and half-angel in one party. I mean just for the party, this really is not a Forgotten Realms game. And you get the talking circle again (you know when you have to talk to them after each important decision in the story - this wasnt present in the OC). I liked the dilemma I had playing for a LG character about the Wall of the Faithless. Of course in the end I attacked it. Its both evil and unjust. Though rules are rules... P. S. And another Fed Cup trophy is there, congrats! Wow the last match was incredible.
  7. Jab

    Let's talk SWtOR!

    Well I like the NWN 2 OC more than MotB. And I really liked Sand, Bishop, Neeshka (I dont think, that she fits the Imoen personality - she is more chaotic and childish certainly, well she is very different) and I liked Shandra as well. True, MotB characters are certainly more developed in the end. But I missed the sarcasm of Sand and Bishop. And the story of the OC was ok as well. It wasnt really good for the first half of the game (just a classic story of a hero), but I really liked the explanation of the fall of the empire (and the hero of the empire). And the battle for your fort was satisfying. The game should have really end there. My personal problem with MotB was, that your character usually does not fit in (http://nwn2db.com/build/?153641 - he was a great match for the OC story with the ford defending etc.). Well and the whole storyline does not fit to the setting. I mean why making a planescape like game in Forgotten realms, when you can use actual Planescape? Still, MotB was very good. About VtM: Bloodlines... The game has many quirks. But it has so many great places and quests... The Ocean Hotel or Downtown Hospital. Searching for the plague origin in Downtown. The quest to get together the old killer twins in Chinatown. And I could really go on and on. And when you play for a Malkavian, it gets even better. Btw I had so much fun with the TV. And the radio adverts about the senator elections - oh that was funny. Personally I thing, that the game is better when you use guns and rifles though. Melee fighting seems like fun at first, but it gets boring after a while. And there are very bad locations as well - catacombs were horrible, just four or so levels of fighting.
  8. Jab

    IWD EE specializations?

    Well I did not know, that he is there as well. On the other hand normal barbarian can get to full weapon immunity with few mods in BG2. And the Dwarver Defender would probably miss Defender of Easthaven.
  9. Jab

    Let's talk SWtOR!

    Well Anomen at least had a personality (though a very annoying one). Quinn is a robot. :-P Btw I took a break from swtor. I tried Dragon Age. Its ok so far (Im in the mage tower). But its nowhere near the IE games (or KotOR or VtM:Bloodlines or first Fallout or even Jade Empire). Its mostly battles and pretty straightforward gameplay and relatively small maps. NPCs are not great either (classic recycled Bioware stuff). Though Alistair is ok with his sarcasm and irony. It certainly has a better engine than NWN2 and battles are also more... fluid. But for the main storyline, NPCs etc. I would still vote for NWN2. That game was really a pleasant surprise. I have already parted with Mass Effect. That game is best to watch on youtube (all the dialogues and important decisions), but the actual gameplay is just boring. P. S. I forgot Might and Magic 7. One of the few "dungeons" which I really liked. And I played most of the old classics like Dungeon Master, Ishar, Eye of the Beholder etc. Grab it on GoG.
  10. Well give it a good (useful) ability on hit and it does not matter, if the enchantment progress stops at +2.
  11. Jab

    IWD EE specializations?

    Btw the Dwarven Defender IWD: EE kit is seriously powerful. His abilities make him the best tank ever in IE games. Well... except F/M dual class and multiclass (because he still gets Stone Skin in IWD - no Iron Skin there btw - edit - it is there with IWD:EE). Its good, that there is the Barbarian as well. I really missed this class in IWD. Blackguard on the other hand is meh.
  12. I really think, that the second ability (without the sphere system) should be class specific. It would be more balanced when compared with the original trio. Holy Strategist could use a specific party boost ability (throw away the second attack). And give him Glyph of Warding, Slow, Defensive Harmony or Chaotic Commands instead of the Haste. Haste casted two times = fatigue (and rest afterwards). So no need for more than two (ever). The same goes for the Battleguard of Tempus. Skip the weapon specialization. It would make him too strong (compared with the original trio). Rage makes sense more or less. But some kind of an offensive party boost would be even better (party rage lite? ) or a magical mace ability (confusion on hit?)... I have no idea what to use on Feywarden of Corellon instead of the weapon and fighting style specialization though. A magical longsword with a dispell on hit would make sense again. Or a passive hold and stun immunity. I will try to make the Czech translation in the coming months btw. P. S. This is the second ability that the priest of Tempus has in IWD: EE: May cast Chaos of Battle once per day. Gains one use at level 1 and an additional use every 10 levels thereafter. CHAOS OF BATTLE: Chaos of Battle applies bonuses to all allies and penalties to all enemies within a 60-ft. radius of the caster. The spell lasts 1 turn and will randomly affect the targets’ Armor Class, Hit Points, THAC0, saves, or luck. The magnitude of the effect starts at 1 (5 for Hit Points) at level 1 and will improve by 1 (5 for Hit Points) every 6 levels of the caster.
  13. Jab

    Let's talk SWtOR!

    Well Guardian/Juggernaut is the best tank powerwise and the worst tank gameplaywise. With a Vanguard your basic attack has 30m range, Sith Assassin can boost up his lightnings to 30m range and he can also boost up his speed to cover that distance rapidly. But Jugg... His attacks have all 4m range and the gameplay is frustrating. Dont get me wrong though, as a tank he is more than capable. He has the best AoE taunt (centered around him and not the target), so he generally has a good control of the battlefield. And with his numerous cc abilities, heavy armor and jump to save a friend ability, he really is the best tank around. Still he has no force pull/harpoon and with his pathetic range you run all the time in fights like an idiot. I will sacrifice anytime his slightly more powerful tanking for the speed and versatility, that Vanguard and Sith Assassin provide. Btw Aric is that kind of a serious guy and a workaholic who is following his straight moral guidelines. He is, in fact, Jaheira. But I liked her character and so I like Aric as well. Both of them are loyal companions and they kind of have issues, you could relate to.
  14. Jab

    Let's talk SWtOR!

    Dakk: So far so good. Well... In your gear its a little bit surprising, that you managed to get through. But all the problems are unnecessary, because you can just buy the 140 mods for planetary comms (makeb seller on the fleet)
  15. Jab

    Let's talk SWtOR!

    My Sith Assassin is finally on Hoth (lvl 41 now). - Image of the character- http://luhavel.sweb.cz/yellow.jpg I like this planet, though Taris was also very nice. I had to get through some parts of a bad class storyline. I still dont understand the logic of some of the characters in Alderaan and why Ashara joined my guy completely evades me (my master is dead, which is not my fault at all, so I HAVE TO JOIN YOU! ...and call you master for the rest of the game). The gameplay is just great though. The Sith Assassin tank is a huge fun every step of the way. He has problems in flashpoint (though I try to have up-to-date gear - 12,5 K hitpoints on lvl 40) in boss fights. You can feel every hit there even when you use your defensive abilities properly. Another smart heal complained, that I use only light armor. But... you are really fast, its not a problem to save a situation (heal) if he/she runs into problems. And the stealth along with one minute CC... And a proper aoe attack (not even that expensive), which hits everything around you. Its not really a problem to run to your endangered DPS/Heal and get your aggro in few seconds. Btw Ashara is a smug about companion gifts. Small affection gain even with the most suitable for her. I dont really understand that. Altogether the sith inquisitor could really use a better set of companions. But... I will finally get my heal on Hoth. Btw the ex-chief of my main Empire guild stole all guild money (10 mil.?) and disappeared. Funny. P. S. I also found an old image from the BG2 (Government District) - http://luhavel.sweb.cz/Baldr006.jpg Hehe, I just tried it and - Voilá!
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