Wednesday, 18 August 2010

News From Gamescom

Well as always another convention and yet more news about the ever evolving world that is known as Tor, have come to light.

Concept Art

New Screens

The guys/Girls over at swtor Station this is what they found with there 15mins of game play.

  • 36 people can play at the booth at the same time.
  • The Jedi classes are not playable yet, but the remaining six classes are.
  • Character creation could not be seen, there are predefined characters.
  • We saw a Zabrak trooper. It looks like this species will also be available for this class to choose.
  • There are thin and big characters. It looks like body weight is going to be adjustable.
  • Voice.overs are completely in English at the booth.
  • The characters start right at the beginning and you can go as far as you can in 15 minutes.
  • If you open the map (via M) and continue walking the map becomes transparent so you can easily navigate to your next target
  • There are bonus quests which start automatically. If you reach a certain point on the map, a quest appears in your log. For example you have to kill K'lor slugs in the Valley of the Dark Lords on Korriban. Bonus quest give experience points once you finish them, you don't have to bring them to an npc.
  • There are "Bind on Equip" items
  • There's a system implemented, which allows you to bind you to a location to return quickly
  • There are class trainers, who allow you to buy new skills once you gain a certain level
Also we have the final advanced classes revealed.
  • Imperial Agent - Operative /Sniper
  • Sith Inquisitor - Sorcerer/Assassin
  • Bounty Hunter - Powertech/Mercenary
  • Jedi Consular - Shadow/Wizard
  • Trooper - Commando/Vanguard

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