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The Old Republic at E3 2012!

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The Old Republic at E3 2012!
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wutru
06.18.2012 , 02:30 PM | #11
Why is this news? This was from jun 04. Old stuff that we've already seen, well, those of us who follow the game still.

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tkslfhkdksls
06.18.2012 , 02:47 PM | #12
I think they were all excited and wanted to give awards, because they heard the news as reported on...

MMORPG.com , in it's feature MMOFTW, which quoted a since removed article of the UK's Gamerstm which quoted Star Wars lead designer Emanuel Lewnski (it's a video so I don't know how it's spelt), that SWTOR is seriously looking at the F2P model.

Imagine how stupid EA, Bioware will look after they spent a reported 100 million dollars developing a "AAA" MMO they thought would draw 6 million subs. Would be a real competitor to WOW. Then 6 months later was thinking about the F2P model.

The award has to be something like the MMO with the most promise, that fell the farthest. And the award goes to SWTOR.

I have to be one of the biggest losers though, I pay for 3 subs. While apparently, in 2 months those who are too cheap to buy the initial copy of Guild Wars 2 can play SWTOR for free. Ouch.

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JCourchesne
06.18.2012 , 02:48 PM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by wutru View Post
Why is this news? This was from jun 04. Old stuff that we've already seen, well, those of us who follow the game still.
They want the transfer thread not to be the first one people see thats it. sorry for the english

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lexiekaboom
06.18.2012 , 03:00 PM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by tkslfhkdksls View Post
I think they were all excited and wanted to give awards, because they heard the news as reported on...

MMORPG.com , in it's feature MMOFTW, which quoted a since removed article of the UK's Gamerstm which quoted Star Wars lead designer Emanuel Lewnski (it's a video so I don't know how it's spelt), that SWTOR is seriously looking at the F2P model.

Imagine how stupid EA, Bioware will look after they spent a reported 100 million dollars developing a "AAA" MMO they thought would draw 6 million subs. Would be a real competitor to WOW. Then 6 months later was thinking about the F2P model.

The award has to be something like the MMO with the most promise, that fell the farthest. And the award goes to SWTOR.

I have to be one of the biggest losers though, I pay for 3 subs. While apparently, in 2 months those who are too cheap to buy the initial copy of Guild Wars 2 can play SWTOR for free. Ouch.
They thought it would draw 500k subs. Stop making up crap, you really don't need to make anything up to talk about the failings of the game.

SW:TOR didn't fail because it needed to be the next WOW killer to make money and failed at doing so. SW:TOR failed because it had a target of 500,000 subs, ended up with 2.2 million in sales, and DIDN'T CAPITALIZE ON THIS AWESOME OPPORTUNITY.

No one at EA of Bioware thought this game was going to be the next WOW (EA has said in both earning reports about this game that they don't understand why the media is so interested in such a tiny, unimportant game they never planned on making more money off of then tiger woods 2012). But it had the chance to be. That's the shame of it.

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Deewe
06.18.2012 , 04:31 PM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by CourtneyWoods View Post
“The future of Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ is incredibly bright”, according to Electronic Gaming Monthly,
Incredibly bright, seriously?
How much ads did you guy buy out on this web site?

Character transfers... helps, still until seeing such a future for the game you got a few mountains to climb and that's without taking into account you're going to be hit by at least a huge avalanche named GW2.

About the supposedly epic content:
  • Raising the level cap on a shaky basement is a bad idea, especially so soon after launch
  • A welcome new specie that's just a face humanoid reskin. How about Wookies, Ithorian, Rodian...
  • The new companion is welcome yet the data has been in the client files since launch, so why not before?
  • The new space mission will get old faster than anything else.
  • The displayed bosses fits more a TSW Call of Cthulhu than SWG IP and you are still doing the same mistake of insanely huge bosses being beaten by many players.
  • One new Warzone and yet no world PvP at all.
  • How about fixes for the game engine and something better than 1997 shadows?
  • Video displaying the much disliked 1.2 non iconic gear, bad idea.
  • Yet no chat bubbles
  • Gear customization still lower than we can find in others AAA MMO with appearance tabs and gear dyes
  • Character body customization not improved
  • Talent trees lacking any choices
  • Gear that still does 80% of the PvP outcome
  • Imposed companions choices due to their locked roles
  • ....

Let's go through the 1.3 patch:
  • Quite none content
  • Ranked WZ without any rules that will end in a big mess
  • Lacking Group finder functionality
  • Lackluster "legacy" features that in fact have only legacy as the name as only applying to specific character and BTW still very expansive.

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Shingara
06.18.2012 , 04:36 PM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by lexiekaboom View Post
They thought it would draw 500k subs. Stop making up crap, you really don't need to make anything up to talk about the failings of the game.

SW:TOR didn't fail because it needed to be the next WOW killer to make money and failed at doing so. SW:TOR failed because it had a target of 500,000 subs, ended up with 2.2 million in sales, and DIDN'T CAPITALIZE ON THIS AWESOME OPPORTUNITY.

No one at EA of Bioware thought this game was going to be the next WOW (EA has said in both earning reports about this game that they don't understand why the media is so interested in such a tiny, unimportant game they never planned on making more money off of then tiger woods 2012). But it had the chance to be. That's the shame of it.
Agree with this, it was easy to tell that bioware ea were caught on the hop by how well the game did, all you have todo is look at most nearly all mmos that have come out since wow that they dont make a huge splash numbers wise, they might game wise but thats not normally converted into actual subscription numbers. The 1st weeks were mental with new servers being thrown at the game to try and catch up with the numbers which is what they are now sorting out. I dont blame them for not being able to catch all the subs cos that would have been a miricle really.

Also if EA wanted to beat wow they would have just bought it to be be brutal.
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BenjaminminU
06.18.2012 , 04:41 PM | #17
Looking forward to this new content, especially HK-51, please release a video preview so we can see him so all us KOTOR addicts have something to look forward to
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MadHobbit
06.18.2012 , 06:19 PM | #18
damage control from the F2P reports

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metalgearyoda
06.18.2012 , 06:22 PM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by CourtneyWoods View Post
“The future of Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ is incredibly bright”, according to Electronic Gaming Monthly, but they aren’t the only ones raving about the future of the galaxy far, far away. This year’s E3 in Los Angeles was an incredible experience, and everyone who saw the behind-closed-doors preview of upcoming content walked away impressed. Numerous gaming sites praised the content coming to The Old Republic, including GameTrailers, PC Gamer, and Shack News, and IGN even nominated the game for their “Best MMO of Show” E3 award!

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for the love of god, get someone without a stutter and decent timing next year. Watching that through the live stream was painful.

He rushed the first half of the intro, realized it, lost track for a second, then started talking again and was behind

seriously.

ugh.
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TheSeventhJedi
06.18.2012 , 06:45 PM | #20
Quote: Originally Posted by Arkerus View Post
It would be nice to get a bigger preview of what was shown behind closed doors.

I am looking forward to what is coming!
Right? Translation: guess what cool stuff you didn't get to see?