If you are playing the SWTOR 7 Day Free Trial, here are the things that you should make sure that you do in order to get the most out of your time in game. If you participate in these activities, you will get a good feel for the game, how things work, and what you will be spending most of your time doing if you decide to purchase the game and subscribe.
Pick Your Favorite Class
Love lightsabers and the force? Pick a Jedi. Love to blow stuff up with a blaster? Pick a trooper or bounty hunter. Want to sneak and talk your way out of trouble? Play a smuggler or imperial agent. So much of SWTOR keeping your interest revolves around your class story, so it is very important that you pick a story that is going to keep you engaged and wanting to see how the whole thing ends.
I’ve dabbled in most of the stories and the Jedi Knight and Sith warrior are the stories that I’ve enjoyed the most. A lot of people say that the Imperial Agent story is quite good as well….it has a very “James Bond” feel to it.
Play Around With Crafting
You should definitely try your hand at crafting, but don’t spend too much time with it. You will be playing a short time, and trust me….you will want to be out killin’ stuff rather than makin’ stuff. But, SWTOR does have a few unique crafting elements. You should make a few items, to familiarize yourself with the system to see if you like it.
Come For the Story: Stay for the PVP
Once you hit level 10, you can PvP with your character. This is something that YOU MUST TRY. Yes, the current system has its flaws, but PvP in SWOTR is a ton of fun. I’ve never been a big PvP player in any of the MMOs that I’ve played, but I am having a blast in SWTOR PvP (even though Huttball is beginning to wear on me a bit).
Play With a Friend
Try to spend your trial time with a friend. It always helps to quest with someone in order to pass the time. Plus, you will level a lot faster. You only have 168 hours to play, so you might as well experience as much content as you can. Playing in a group is the only way to blaze through the quests and level up as fast as humanly possible.
Participate in an Flashpoint
You should certainly participate in some group content during your trial. Flashpoints and operations are the “raids” in SWTOR which are designed for a group and reward you with better than average loot. If you decide to subscribe to SWTOR and play a character to level 50, the current end game consists of completing these high level instanced dungeons. You should certainly try one out to see if you like Bioware’s spin on difficult group quests.