How could I not try this game? :)
I bought it during the holidays and I really love it so far. I've already decided that I will keep subscribing. I'm not sure I'll raid or become serious about flashpoints but I very much appreciate the story and the starting areas. I'll probably at least level one of each class up to level 10 and then press on with a main and maybe 1-2 serious alts.
I've chosen the Jedi Sage as my main, a fairly obvious choice for a resto druid perhaps? Wanting to see the other side of the story I also created a Sith Sorcerer. I can't help but notice that lightning feels better than throwing a rock at someone but I'm sticking to the Republic side as my main side. I got goosebumps when my consular got her green lightsaber crafted and I cheered when I could choose Force persuade in a dialogue, I'm such a nerd :)
I must say that I care more about my characters and their story already after one week of SWTOR compared to 5,5 years of story in WoW. I've assigned them some basic personality traits to go with their light/dark side choices.
Jedi Consular - Light side. My main, über-good, wise and rational.
Trooper - Light side. Tough veteran, a bit grizzled perhaps. Can make dark side choices for the greater good.
Jedi Knight - Light side. Very zen.
Smuggler - Light side. Adventurous and humoristic. She just wants her ship back dammit.
Sith Inquisitor - Light side. A tough, sarcastic survivor. Kind towards those who deserve it. Cold towards the arrogant Sith.
Bounty Hunter - Light side. A nice guy, will defend the weak but doesn't mind if he earns a few credits while doing it.
I might create a Sith Warrior to explore the Dark side of the force, I can't help it though, you might be able to tell from my characters inclinations that Dark side feels weird to play.
Because of the initial queues I spread out a bit on the realms. I'm playing republic on Peragus Mining Facility and Goluud Corridor and Imperial on Sith'ari and Ludo Kressh.
So, good points and bad points then?
+ Voice acting
+ Sound effects
- UI (the auction house is so poorly done that I want to cry)
- No addons (I really want to move things around better)
- Did I mention the useless Auction House?
- I miss Right click to move
- No macros
I would really like if it was possible to zoom in a bit more before the first person perspective takes over. It would be nice to get close the facial expressions of your characters, now it's a bit impersonal when you're so zoomed out that you can't really make out the details.
Another thing that annoys me is that there's an option to disable action bars, I think it should be show/hide, not enable/disable. I want to put abilities on keybinds and not have them shown in the UI. Is that not possible? I added an ability, got it keybound, removed the action bar and hell no the keybind didn't work any longer. Why would it be a good thing to disable something like that, can't it just be hidden please? I also miss macros and modifiers on the same button. It would add so much to the gameplay to be able to use Alt, Shift etc to alternate one buttons ability.