Sessler's Soapbox: SWTOR and Why It's a Success

Posted: January 10, 2012
Sessler's Soapbox: SWTOR and Why It's a Success
Adam returns after the New Year to talk Star Wars: The Old Republic and explain why, in his opinion, it's an MMO unlike any other.

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  • Thogin

    OOO Adam looks like Van D

    Posted: January 11, 2012 3:28 AM
  • Issac313

    haha, girlish noise. Hair looks good. Everyone playing TOR.

    Won't EA make their money back in a few months if the numbers hold? If so I guess it was worth it for them.

    Posted: January 11, 2012 3:25 AM

    You look younger. Don't forget to put sunscreen on your head now though lol

    Posted: January 11, 2012 1:16 AM
  • kardo29

    New look rating= A+wesome !

    Posted: January 11, 2012 12:23 AM
  • velazkid

    Love the do brah. The beard is meh.

    Posted: January 10, 2012 11:56 PM
  • MalPardy

    Good look, keep the beard! also playing SWTOR and loving it. as always a thought provoking soapbox.

    Posted: January 10, 2012 11:56 PM
  • Andarach

    New look= badass Sessler

    Posted: January 10, 2012 11:32 PM
  • stinklebutt

    Spot on, Adam. I laughed at the girlish squealing when you got to experience the game animations. I am playing and loving the game as well. As long as Bioware keeps cranking out content, I will be playing this one for a long time.

    Posted: January 10, 2012 11:30 PM
  • CareyGrant

    Just when I think Adam can't get any more epic...


    Posted: January 10, 2012 11:26 PM
  • Ewoc

    I EFFING LOVE IT! In a weird, totally creepy way, I've always wanted to see you with a beard. Just grow it out as much as they will allow you. Also, great soapbox.

    Posted: January 10, 2012 11:11 PM
  • trumpetplayer77

    Adam, in all the years I have been watching g4 and x-play I would never expect a beard from you. I would grow the chin out though, but a good look for a new year right :).

    When it comes to MMO's, I like free-to-play. I have never really tried to pay for an MMO only because I was happy enough with the games I was playing that were free. I think that if its a truly great game and made really well then they should make you have to pay for a service. That aside, from what I have noticed, a lot of MMO's that have had there time out on the market and generated money for their product generally change to free-to-play. When I say that I refer to DC Online. Even if its a service that does not have all the content but gives you the option to increase your content like DC Online or purchasing in game items to help you while you play the game to make it more enjoyable i.e. extra character slots to make more characters. Another one would be WoW, and how they made it to where the first 20 levels are free. To me it seems more like a demo than and actual game to try and play, but gives the user a chance to experience the game and choose to want to pay for it or not.

    I for one think free-to-play is a good thing and like the idea of how many games revert to free-to-play over time.

    Posted: January 10, 2012 10:55 PM
  • SquallLionhart25

    man i'm feeling the chops that should be his 2012 look

    Posted: January 10, 2012 9:33 PM

    Adam, you've reached the level of Bruce Willis when it comes to hair. Ok jokes aside, yea , the hair looks good. Dunno how I feel about the beard though... give it some time.

    Anyways, I have always been on two side when it comes to Free-to-play. It always seems like that argument of "you get what you pay for" when it comes to investment of long-term gaming. For instance, the long scourging battle of online play with a console. On the Xbox, you have a expensive monthly or yearly fee for online play, with various features, gadgets and now apps that can be played with your system. On the Playstation you don't really need to have the online subscription to enjoy most of your games, but with paying for it, you gain that much more.

    Free to play seems like a great idea for now, but I think it takes time and investment and a desire to purchase such things through your stores to have something like this survive. I would really love to see a report on the studios that switch to the "Free-to-play" motto after a few years to inquire about revenue, pay for the workers, productivity and so on so forth. Or maybe even other popular online 'successful' MMORPGs as well.

    .... well maybe thats just me.

    Posted: January 10, 2012 9:16 PM
  • crocodilius

    Adam's new nickname: Grizzly.

    Posted: January 10, 2012 9:03 PM
  • Onikinou

    please shave

    Posted: January 10, 2012 8:55 PM
  • yourdog23

    Only because Adam asked for opinions:

    No, I don't like the facial hair. The facial hair without the chin being covered just looks wrong. On the flip side, I very much like the reasoning of not having to shave (I hate shaving). The shaved head, that's fine, and the reasoning of just not wanting to pretend, that I love.

    Posted: January 10, 2012 7:50 PM
  • NeoGuardian86

    oh wow. different look on Sessler :)

    Posted: January 10, 2012 7:42 PM
  • Rusty559

    ive been watching g4 for over 7 years, and you have never had a beard, looks good tho. you should grow it out like an omish guy.

    Posted: January 10, 2012 7:12 PM
  • DoonerBandit

    I personally don't like free to play MMO's. I like the idea of paying once a month and getting acess to all content I want with that one cost.

    Posted: January 10, 2012 7:00 PM
  • sundown1979

    I like it!

    Posted: January 10, 2012 6:42 PM