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Yogol
09.13.2012 , 05:02 AM | #31
Quote: Originally Posted by Insomnio View Post
No class stories on Makeb. They have said as much, many times.
Where did they say that ?!?


And in the interview that is linked, nothing new is said: "Well we're committed to about every six weeks, doing a major update for the game -- which would be a new warzone, a new operation, a new flashpoint, a new event -- and to doing that on a really frequent cadence, every six weeks.".

They said months ago that they will put out new content every 6 weeks, it's the offical PR-message they are sending out. Ofcourse, they don't actually DO that, but it is the official PR-message for months now.
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Yogol
09.13.2012 , 05:05 AM | #32
Quote: Originally Posted by Styxx View Post
To their merit.. and I don`t say this often.. they DID choices that mattered with companions, at least, in Beta. Problem was.. idiots were killing them "for the lulz", then crying about no tank or healer, so they took away choice and made them... unkillable
I would do it differently if I were them. If you kill off your tank companion and want it back, you got to do some sort of questline to get him to re-appear.
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Yogol
09.13.2012 , 05:10 AM | #33
Quote: Originally Posted by aeterno View Post
If the 1 and 1.5 year marks go by without word on an xpac then we know we're in for a bleak slow ride into oblivion.
I bet you a cookie that they will add new levels before these marks. Else, this game is dead as an MMO and they know it.
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Ifrica
09.13.2012 , 05:24 AM | #34
Quote: Originally Posted by aeterno View Post
Meaningful story updates are probably reserved for expansions at this stage. With B2P they can sorta be marketed as standalone rpg experience even to people who quit.

Ofc time will tell the level of commitment BW/EA still have to this game... If the 1 and 1.5 year marks go by without word on an xpac then we know we're in for a bleak slow ride into oblivion.

A bit of content every 6 weeks is all well and good but honestly, it's not enough when competition is pumping out large scale expansions. Those are the major milestones in a games life and more than anything symbolize that a game is alive. I want to see the galaxy evolve like azeroth did, not just a wz and a fp/ops every 2 months.
azeroth? where we have been killing the same king or dragon over and over for almost a year? where content from vanilla is rehashed 2 expansions later? where the first tiers ingame re-appear as 'endgame content' 3 expansions later?
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Ifrica
09.13.2012 , 05:28 AM | #35
Quote: Originally Posted by SpazCats View Post
lol, they are actually counting that last mini event as an update. Unbelievable, I know.
qq more about teh events and they will stop making them, so sure go ahead, take away the content for people who do like the events!
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Redat
09.13.2012 , 06:05 AM | #36
I wish people would read between the lines when the devs say "content every six weeks".......you know what this actually means? It means "we are going to struggle to have ANYTHING major to add every 6 weeks SO we will fill up the cartel store with fluff and call that content, including slots/transfers and respecs......" dime time is coming, I will bookmark this post so I can claim bragging rights when Im proven right .

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Eszi
09.13.2012 , 06:24 AM | #37
You REALLY believe that we will have new content every 6 weeks? lal
First they said that we will have it after launch, then we were supposed to have new content updates "month after month" when 1.2 launched. Just pointing that out

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AllisonBerryman
09.13.2012 , 01:32 PM | #38 This is the last staff post in this thread.  
I talked to Principal Lead Systems Designer Damion Schubert about the concern being expressed in this thread that story will not be important in our future Game Updates. He wanted to reassure everyone that story will continue to be an important part of Star Wars: The Old Republic in any efforts that we make going forward. Bioware is built upon making the best story-based gameplay we possibly can, and that philosophy has always been a cornerstone of SWTOR's design - that won't be changing. We'll have more details as we're able to share them.

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Tatile
09.13.2012 , 01:35 PM | #39
Quote: Originally Posted by AllisonBerryman View Post
going forward.


Other than that, thank you for the reassurance Ms. Berryman. Can we have some confirmation on whether or not Makeb will have continuation of class stories is will it be the arc of the galactic war?

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Jenzali
09.13.2012 , 01:48 PM | #40
Quote: Originally Posted by Tatile View Post


Other than that, thank you for the reassurance Ms. Berryman. Can we have some confirmation on whether or not Makeb will have continuation of class stories is will it be the arc of the galactic war?
They stated a while back that Makeb will not have class storylines, only a planet storyline.
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