Have any of your friends ever told you that now is the best time to get into a game? I know mine have, and it usually relates to an MMORPG. With the 10 year anniversary of Star Wars: The Old Republic upon us, perhaps you’re thinking now is a good time to check it out. If you are, then we’re here to lend a helping hand with some Star Wars: The Old Republic tips for beginners, as well as some other info that even seasoned players might find useful.
Character and server
Starting a new RPG can always be daunting when you’re not sure what character, class or race to pick. In Star Wars: The Old Republic, you can choose between the Sith Empire or The Republic. There are 8 classes in total – 4 on each side, with 2 advanced classes for each. This choice will obviously be a personal one depending on how you like to play. It would be best to do a bit of research into them seeing which one sounds most like you. Star Wars: The Old Republic adopts the Tank, Healer/Support and DPS roles, so think about what you’d prefer to do when playing.
You will also need to pick a server. There are PVE and PVP servers. Typically PVE servers are a little easier to get used to and you’re more likely to find like-minded players.
To sub or not to sub
Depending on who you ask, they may say you should subscribe to the game for a month or just play the game’s free-to-play offering for a few months. You can easily play the game up to level 50 without subscribing, though this does mean you have a restriction on how many credits you hold, and missing out on cool armour and some high-level activities. That being said, you will be able to play all eight of the class stories and play the first two expansions, which are now free.Of course, subbing unlocks everything.
There is a middle ground, however; being a preferred player. Preferred players are basically people who have previously subbed. Being a preferred player means you’ll keep any past expansions. But in order to unlock new ones you’d have to sub again. My advice would be to drop one month sub if you can but don’t renew it until you’re sure you want to.
Enjoy the story
A lot of MMORPGs ‘begin at *insert level cap here*, or so meme goes. However, The Old Republic has a good storyline which is well worth investing in and paying attention to. The game is set 4000 years before the movie, meaning there is a lot of new lore and stories to uncover. Additionally, with each class having their own story to follow, there is some merit in perhaps rolling additional characters – if you’ve got the time…
Cartel coins are premium currency and are used to buy special items in the games shop. They’re a little hard to come by as you’d expect, unless you buy them with real money. Be sure of what you want to buy; you don’t want to regret your purchase when something new and cooler pops up. Additionally, crafting mods can be a costly affair. Saving your crafting materials until you reach the highest levels is a wise choice.
As usual with MMOs there’s so much to learn, but hopefully this beginners’ guide to Star Wars: The Old Republic will help set you off on your adventure. But if this offering doesn’t float your boat, we also have a plethora of other Star Wars games to choose from over on our Store. Just click below to get your fix!