GDC was interesting to me mostly on a small scale, but if there was one thing I was supremely jealous of not seeing in person was The Old Republic hands-on demo. Both Massively and Darth Hater provided great impressions articles that are helping to stoke the burning embers of my anticipation. Every time I look at the calendar and think how far it is until 2011, I feel a bit forlorn, but my feelings can’t change what will happen, so I might as well just enjoy the buildup and stop trying to rush to the future.
One geek-honored tradition to pass the time until launch is to mull over and speculate which class one will play when the game finally releases. It’s good to see the Trooper on display here, because my initial class will be one of the four non-Force classes for sure, and the Trooper is sufficiently kick-butt to warrant consideration. The armor is iconic and sweet-looking, and man, check out those guns! I’m off to the gun show for sure!