Taral V Walkthrough

One of Yoda's ancestors laying down the law.

One of Yoda's ancestors laying down the law.

Recently at the PAX summit, the developers of TOR revealed to viewers a walk-through of the Taral V flashpoint. This will be one of the most popular flashpoints in Star Wars The Old republic, and although the demonstrating player was predominantly focusing on healing, it is easy to see how exciting these missions will be.

The player, a Smuggler, was evidently taking the usual place of Consular in this encounter and focused mostly on the livelihood of their team mates. From this demonstration it appears that Smuggler may be more of a support class than many though, as it would be no mean feat to keep the entire team up throughout the flashpoint.

The general gist of SWTOR combat can also be seen from video. Things are not over or under quick, and it appears that players execute specials about once every second. This will be a welcome change for many ex players of Star Wars Galaxies, who would have been used to mashing furiously at their keys to fire off as many in quick succession as possible. Such a slowed down system like in TOR certainly adds more thought to the game, and turns it into a thinkers game, rather than victory being decided by who can press the buttons fastest.

The graphics of SWTOR in this video also seem to have taken a turn for the better. Especially when the game was first released onto the internet, there were many complaints about the graphics quality. The size and shape of the lightsabers was one popular gripe, however it seems the developers at Bioware have taken care of this quite admirably.

The video for Taral V follows, but bear in mind it has been filmed presumably on a phone at the recent PAX convention!