Another look at the character selection screen and London Hands-on Event Impressions

Even though no news sites are allowed to posts images or write reviews about the UK Press Event a few pictures has already shown up. This one was posted by Stephen Reid on Twitter just before guests showed up:

I expect many interesting reviews, pictures and movies to show up the comming weeks, until then, we have to settle for the hands on that was posted on the official forums

Many of you are aware of the UK Community Event we’re holding at Gamerbase, where community members get some hands-on time with the game. If you got to play, we want to hear your impressions! If you’re one of the lucky folks who attended the event, let us know how it went for you and share your impressions with your fellow community members. I know everyone is eager to hear your stories, and the whole Community Team is very excited about the event, so share away!

We’ll try to collect as many impressions as we can in this first post for easy reference!

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Originally Posted by deanogee
I thought the (Jedi Knight) gameplay was pretty smooth and the story progressed nicely as your were immersed straight away into a “heroes” role.
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Originally Posted by Darth-Reaver
Ok so i just want to say it was great to meet and chat to Daniel Erickson and Stephen Reid

So i played the Sith Warrior for half my time and the other half i played a Bounty
Hunter, the game runs nice and smooth quest system was easy to follow.
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Originally Posted by burnsyy
i really enjoyed the jedi consular it is what i was hoping for i didnt get to lvl 10 but heh no 1 i saw even got pass lvl 5 but yeah titles start after lvl 10
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Originally Posted by Dariel
Played a Sith Inquisitor tonight at the event.

Only got to level 4 but I absolutely loved the voice over. Even the random NPCs standing around which don’t have much of a purpose are talking to each other and they have voice over too whilst they chat, continuously found my self stopping and listening to what they had to gossip about.
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Originally Posted by matteh
I played the trooper, had a great time playing grouped with another 2 troopers
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Originally Posted by Nighthaunterz
Just got back from the London event and I’m ready to give my humble opinions.

I’ll get this out of the way first and say that I had had a great time at the event. The game was fun and all of the Devs were awesome. We all got a t-shirt and a signed poster, more awesome.
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Originally Posted by JamieM
I played a Sith Warrior Pureblood for my 50 mins or so – from what I can tell you the game looks really, really good.
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Originally Posted by TheDarkKnight
I decided to play my second choice of a main, the Bounty Hunter. A Ratataki.
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Originally Posted by DarthViscus
I played as a Chiss Agent.

The story was very gripping from the start, I found myself skipping dialogue only because I did not want to get too engrossed in the story due to time restrictions.
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Originally Posted by rapidity
Arrived for the 9pm slot. Played as the trooper. Got to level 4 in the time (with also a quick go on an all the other republic classes), and i can say i was thoroughly impressed.
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Originally Posted by Orellian
Hi All,

My experience at the 9pm session today was what I believe to be a ‘unique one’.
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Originally Posted by Saigo
The force is…. showing potential in this one!

Okay, so just got back from the UK get to play (#SWTORGB) event and I have to say, well, I’m impressed.
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Originally Posted by MEHColeman
So, I got to play swtor today at the 9pm session. It was fan-tas-tic!

I made a couple of notes:
The PCs were set up with either 4 republic or 4 empire characters (one of each class) It made me think that the game is set up so that you are locked to one faction per server. There were empty character slots on the start screen, and I can’t think of another explanation why they didn’t have all 8 classes on each PC.
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Originally Posted by Costello
Just got back and time for some feedback. I played a Sith Warrior (I’m pretty sure Human though could have been half Ogre from the look of him) and a Chiss Agent.
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Originally Posted by Karduth
I played a Jedi Consular at the 7pm session.

When I was given my first quest to collect the Holocrons (only to find out later that one was missing), I thought it would be the basic Fed Ex quests you see elsewhere.
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Originally Posted by Aestel
Apologies for the readability but its rather late:

I was fortunate to play a female human Jedi Knight at the event. We weren’t allowed to access the character creation however my character had a lightish skin tone with shortish red hair swept straight back along with two long scars one running diagonally across her right eye and one running bellow the right eye.
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Originally Posted by DeathCorp
Hi everyone,

I played at the 7pm event, which I will start with saying was absolutely fantastic. Brilliant evening, so thanks to all of the BioWare team for that!
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Additional review.

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Originally Posted by JonoBradley
SWTORGB Trooper Analysis.

Firstly let me say; I’m starving, hungry and tired. Yet being all of these things can not bring down the elation I have after playing a simple 1hour/15mins or The Old Republic.
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Originally Posted by AdmiralMalice
I played a pre-rolled Female Jedi Knight (with a very scarred face that reminded me of Heath leadger’s Joker) and off to Tython I went. The place looked awesome,very lush and vibrant.
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Originally Posted by wintersweater
9PM SESH. Me and my friend (rapidity) managed to get some PCs next to each other, so we basically leveled up a jedi knight and a trooper so we could get some game time on both classes. I did play a smuggler for a bit though.
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Originally Posted by Kandycane
As promised..

*WARNING… HUGE WALL OF TEXT FULL OF SPOILERS IS INBOUND, THIS IS YOUR ONLY WARNING*

Note: Some of this makes no sense because I posted this as it’s own thread, this is SPOILER HEAVY, and if somebody reads this without reading the capitalisations at the top of this post then I am sorry
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Originally Posted by AbKi
I had such a great time at the 9pm event, thank you BioWare!

I found that the graphics were brilliant, I found a balcony with an impressive view where I could see other players running around beneath me, giant Sith statues in the distance looked clear (there was no lazy obscuring the view with fog here), there were ships flying overhead, and I could glance up to a balcony above me and target the NPCs chatting there.
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Originally Posted by Fectious
It was a pleasant surprise to see the age-range of attendees at the event: I’d dreaded being the single ‘old duffer’ and twice the age of anyone else there.

Did I just have a hyper-sensitive mouse or did others need time to adjust to how minor movements would rotate the character so dramatically?
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Originally Posted by Helderash
I was lucky enough to play a female sith warrior at the 7pm event.

This one is going to be brief I’m afraid as I’m currently at work. I also won’t have a chance to follow this thread for any questions, so if anyone wants to ask me anything please ping me an IM.
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Originally Posted by AgrippAA
OK so I won’t post a massive impression post as many others have done that already … also I am currently at work so I would like to be able to keep my job at least until the game comes out (EDIT – ffs, just started to reread my post and realised I have ended up posting a wall of text… sorry!).

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Originally Posted by Savern
Hi guys, just thought I’d throw in my 2 cents.

I was in the 7pm session, and played an Imperial Agent. I did a mixture of story quests and normal quests, and then spent a lot of time just running around and killing stuff.
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Originally Posted by PubNoobie
Ok, Well my post is not going to be as good as Kandy’s but thought I would share my experience with you all.

Got the event and was sat down at a Republic PC. I was presented with any of the 4 rebublic classes and decided not to play the class I want to play on release, but instead to play the class my Guild Leader wants to play (He’s jealous enough that I was going so can now give him a heads up on my thoughts of the class)
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Originally Posted by Vixone
Hey everyone, I was lucky enough to go to the London event.

Hey there all, as you may know I was lucky enough to attend the play session at Gamerbase London today, keeping to my word I will list details that I found new/intresting.
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Originally Posted by Orix
I had the pleasure of going to the London event.

For anyone who was there, I was the guy with stubble, long hair and bright yellow polo-shirt (sunglasses advised), Orix, aka Simon.
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Originally Posted by DarthKaldriss
Did’nt get back from London and the event until past Midnight and my job does not allow me access to the internet us construction workers for some reason don’t need it.

So I played as the Sith warrior and had quite possibly the most enjoyable time in any MMORPG I’ve played to date and I’ve played alot.
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Originally Posted by CrazyDave
From the 7pm showing, have to say am well impressed how everything was handled. Great job well done to everyone involved, was only gutted when on rush back to train i thought of ten million better questions to ask in the q&a than the ball opener of “can we take it with us?” to can we take daniel with us to “how much stuff have they left to squeeze in content wise?!”
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Originally Posted by Sprizmo
Now to the game, I played the Bounty Hunter for the hour or so. And I have to be honest, it was probably the most fun and the most attentive I have been playing a game for a very long while. If that is no where near completion, I cannot comprehend how amazing the game will be.
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