Stuart Young from TPG writes:
"Greetings from the world of MMO gaming! In this series, I’m exploring the strange land of massively multiplayer gaming from the perspective of a complete newcomer. In Part One, I ventured onto the shores of Star Wars: The Old Republic (but not before being forcibly detained at the customs desk of registration, installation and patching). Once I’d arrived, I found unfamiliar territory indeed, with mechanics and an interface that left me mildly bamboozled. In this part, I’ll continue to document my travels and travails in TOR, as I begin to get to grips with the game systems and encounter a few surprises."