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Poor ... Don't bother
on 28 December 2011
I bought this along with the Collectors Edition yesterday and I was very disappointed. Unlike the World of Warcraft manuals that first came out this basically doesn't help at all. There's about 8 pages dedicated to the various classes you can become with a few very basic tips on each class. There's another dozen or so pages with some concept art and the rest of the book is maps. Great !!!! you might think. Ummm no. You see SWTOR has actually got the ingame maps etc totally sorted. SWTOR is basically where WOW is now with full in game icons and highlighted quest givers, quest targets etc. all highlighted on the map. So the book maps are pointless EXCEPT for one thing. There are DATACRONS in the game which basically improve your base stats like STRENGTH +2 or Endurance. These will become important if you are looking to max your toon out in abilities. The location of the DATACRONS are marked on the maps. This is the only thing the book is good for. I would think long and hard about this. You could wait and I'm sure someone will post the Datacron locations up on google or you can pay for this weighty tome and find them this way.
The only other reason I can think of for buying this book is to collect memorabilia.
Hence the 2 stars. Virtually useless book.