Well I don't want to post identically what I said in the Star Wars Fans? thread, but I am starting early and looking for those that will most likely be playing SWTOR in the Spring of 2011 (ok, so a year from now). I have already gone over to the site and joined the community and you can have your system scanned for a possible invite to the BETA. Hopefully with those invites are coming at the end of year or so... and any play time I can get from Celebration V it really isn't that far away. Basically I have played WoW since BETA and dropped it back in December so I am enjoying a break for sure with no plans to return, but one thing I can say lacked late in the game was the enjoyment of playing with others I know. Granted this is by no means a requirement to play an MMO, but knowing who you are playing with chatting/game style etc... helps (at least to me). It makes it easier to get in contact with people to arrange times you will be online etc... None of this... well that guy lives in Hawaii and the only thing I know is he hasn't been on in 3 months. It is always nice to be able to say I talked with Gambler today and he is out of town all next week or whatever. Granted these are things that can be done via Guild websites etc..., but to me it is just nice to know who you are playing with and know what to expect. I am sure we all have friends from out of town and that is why I am starting early in hopes to identify a server and make sure everyone who wants to be part of it can be. Nothing worse than playing for 6 months only to find you are on the wrong server... bored and alone. Needless to say I am more than ready for this game to come out and while I am certain it will not live up to everyones expectations (because it is Star Wars & nothing lives up to expectations) my hope is it will take at least 50% of the market from WoW and give us more of what we hoped Galaxies would have been.