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Future 3D Space Combat


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Rohanshot
04.24.2012 , 06:23 AM | #1
I saw this on Google news and its got me REALLY interested!

http://www.nowgamer.com/news/1333873..._features.html

For anyone who hasn't read it, basically SWTOR's "Lead Designer has told NowGamer that "the next iteration of space is the single thing" he's most excited about across all of SWTOR's incoming new features."

The article also mentions how 3D space combat came out on top on the poll Bioware gave a few weeks back out of a list of features we want in the future.

Could this mean 3D space combat is in the future for SWTOR?
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SNCommand
04.24.2012 , 06:28 AM | #2
I can already picture all the complaining when they decide to implement it

"Why are they taking so long to finish it?!"

"Why is it so difficult?!"

"Why is the difference between a well geared and a "normal" starfighter so huge?!"

"Why did they spend time creating this when they should have fixed bugs?!"

"Where's capital ship combat?!"
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utio
04.24.2012 , 06:34 AM | #3
They should have had full space game in at launch. Playing catch up now is something they wouldn't have to have done. How on earth they could have made a star wars game without space is something I'll never get my head around.
And it's funny how they've been so quiet about it, but now it's come out top in the polls, suddenly they're soooo excited.
PROPER SPACE COMBAT PLEASE

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Zertheron
04.24.2012 , 06:55 AM | #4
I don't think its a good idea.

1.) It takes lots of resources which could be used in better ways
2.) 3D space combat is a complete different game. I don't see the benefit for TOR
3.) Only a small number of players will be interested in such a feature. 3D space combat is much too difficult for most of the players.

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KivanSane
04.24.2012 , 07:05 AM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by utio View Post
They should have had full space game in at launch. Playing catch up now is something they wouldn't have to have done. How on earth they could have made a star wars game without space is something I'll never get my head around.
And it's funny how they've been so quiet about it, but now it's come out top in the polls, suddenly they're soooo excited.
the more stuff included at game launch , the farther away game launch ...and they were already a couple of *YEARS* late by adding full voice over (lol : how many aliens just repeat the same 4 sound files at random ? what kind of voice over is that ? )

I still want to decorate my own starship , ala Everquest II decorating your own home.

But yeah , upgraded space combat would be cool too.
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tloops
04.24.2012 , 07:07 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by utio View Post
They should have had full space game in at launch. Playing catch up now is something they wouldn't have to have done. How on earth they could have made a star wars game without space is something I'll never get my head around.
And it's funny how they've been so quiet about it, but now it's come out top in the polls, suddenly they're soooo excited.
I dont know if you ever played galaxies,but they had a whole expansion based on space flight called jump to lightspeed that didnt come out till well after launch....I voted for bioware to do this and im glad they are eventually going to implement it.The space game as it is now,is horrible!
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PanthersSolo
04.24.2012 , 07:09 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Zertheron View Post
I don't think its a good idea.

1.) It takes lots of resources which could be used in better ways
2.) 3D space combat is a complete different game. I don't see the benefit for TOR
3.) Only a small number of players will be interested in such a feature. 3D space combat is much too difficult for most of the players.
I disagree. While it is a completely different game, I see that as an awesome thing. This is an MMO and the more variety it offers, the better. If 3D space combat is like Rogue Squadron, it will be so amazing. I will be engaging in that so much.

Games like Rogue Squadron are also very popular so I dont see why you think people will not be interested. Especially Star Wars fans.

God I hope this is true.

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tloops
04.24.2012 , 07:11 AM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Zertheron View Post
I don't think its a good idea.

1.) It takes lots of resources which could be used in better ways
2.) 3D space combat is a complete different game. I don't see the benefit for TOR
3.) Only a small number of players will be interested in such a feature. 3D space combat is much too difficult for most of the players.
they have different design teams for differerent aspects of the game..i see it as a huge benifit,seeing as there is currently no pvp space combat,and it came out as #1 in thier poll so i guess alot of people are interested in this feature
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Saiaku
04.24.2012 , 07:11 AM | #9
I would rather have the focus on space 3D exploration, rather than just combat alone.
Using your spaceship to explore space opens up a whole new world within Star Wars.
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Goretzu
04.24.2012 , 07:12 AM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by Rohanshot View Post
Could this mean 3D space combat is in the future for SWTOR?
A 3D space combat/open space expansion is the only new ground (well ignoring SWG JTLS) I can see open for SWTOR. It would also help reduce some of SWTORs flaws (the linearity).

It would be amazing if they didn't realise the potential of it.
Real Star Wars space combat please, not Star Wars Fox! Maybe some PvP and flight too?
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