If you follow my Twitter feed @TedtheThird, you know I was one of the people picked to test Star Wars the Old Republic this weekend. Friday night, I will be actually play the game I’ve been waiting 3 years to play. When I downloaded the client, I noticed I was a little short on hard drive space, so I made it official and uninstalled World of Warcraft. It’s been a great ride, but it’s really over now.
The first question I asked myself is what I was going to play for beta. My plan all along has been to roll a Jedi Knight Guardian at launch, but do I want to play him during beta? On the plus side, I could start to get familiar with the class, and it’s combat capabilities and see how I like it.The downside is i really don’t want to spoil the story for launch. I will be in the first or second day of early access since i activated my preorder code about 5 hours after the preorder went on sale.
I don’t plan on playing a Sith character right now. After my Guardian, the next class I want to play is a Smuggler Sharpshooter. So what I'm thinking right now is I’ll play a Sith Warrior Juggernaut for beta. It will allow me to get a feel for the class since the Juggernaut and the Guardian are essentially the same class with different names for their spells, but it will allow me to keep the story fresh for launch. I’m not going to mess with crafting, just too short a time to worry with that.
I plan on writing a non NDA breaking blog post on Monday to let you know about my experiences, but this highlights a little problem the invite caused. Once I play beta, I can’t talk about it until the NDA is lifted. That’s going to make it really hard to blog about SWTOR without using knowledge I gained in game. I don’t want to jeopardize my account, so I won’t be leaking anything here, but as soon as the NDA is lifted I’ll let you know everything I found out.