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Free-to-Play Preview Episode 2
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utio's Avatar

11.13.2012 , 10:07 AM | #111
Quote: Originally Posted by Costello View Post
I have seen some very stupid things but a throne with rockets on the bottom so so you move about while seated? Really Bioware?

From the video it even looked like it went up to speeder piloting 3 so would ba as fast if not faster than speeders. So people will be flying around on floating thrones. And yet sitting on a stationaty chair is too much work.
It's a mobility scooter in a galaxy far far away

Wraiven's Avatar

11.13.2012 , 11:15 AM | #112
Quote: Originally Posted by KhalDrogoe View Post
Haha, I'm going to chase you in my throne speeder whenever I see you on fleet, wearing one of the goofiest /emote faces I can muster.

lol, I got a good laugh out of that. Although I hate the idea of people floating around in a hover chair (Gonna nick name it, "Hovaround" for laughs) I do think it would be funny if you actually found me and did such a thing...I would even have to take a screen shot, lol.
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11.13.2012 , 11:47 AM | #113
Quote: Originally Posted by Wraiven View Post
I just want to know which MMO I can play that I do not have to worry about wasting money on. I'm sick of buying these MMOs that start off serious, then end up as an amusement park. If they wanted an amusement park, they should have started off as I could avoid that game like the plague. Now, the game I have loved since Beta is slowly but surely turning in to a circus side show and for all the people that love their new circus, I'm obviously stuck with it...assuming I don't finally get fed up with it and leave.
None, until the actual serious MMO-seeking crowd stops bailing out. For an MMO to work out, funding is required. And at a certain point, subscribers become the prime source of funding.

However, within the MMO-seeking crowd, this funding is hard to be found as they simply cannot stick to a title anymore. 15 years ago, you joined an MMO for years, you took its flaws for granted whilst you kept on financially contributing to its improvement.

Now? 3 days post launch (or even prior to release) many MMO players already start complaining as to how feature wise a product which was developed in 5 years, cannot match against a product which was developed in 5 years + had 5+ years of post-launch updating, fine-tuning and expansion packs. So they instantly bail out, or even withdraw pre-orders.

Hence, no further income for the MMO dev, the MMO dev has to obtain their income from elsewhere. So where to get it instead? That's right, the casual crowd who gives a flying duck about all that endgame raiding, endgame PvP, etc.

And MMO after MMO keeps getting nailed down due to it, as players expect some magical creation to instantly have everything, and the moment they come out of their dream bail out once more.

More and more publishers aren't even taking into account the support of such a MMO crowd anymore, directly launching off with games targeted at a more casual population to make sure they don't encounter needless hurdless set in place to artificially increase longevity.

In short: Never, the MMO genre of back in the days is dead, and to be quite frank (as much as many like to blame publishers) we are to blame for that as well.
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KhalDrogoe's Avatar

11.13.2012 , 12:20 PM | #114
They had the PvP side figured out in 1.1.5! Why they decided to scrap it all in favor of this new crap I have no idea.

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11.13.2012 , 03:15 PM | #115
Quote: Originally Posted by Aslesh View Post
All I want to know is the following two things...

Will races beyond the human, cyborg and Zabrak be available for purchase from the market? ALL FTP's I have ever played, who have a subscriber version as well, have offered their players of the FTP a chance to purchase access to the otherwise non-accessible races due to their FTP status.

For those of us who are subscribers and have the option to choose characters to hold onto when we change into the FTP version; can we select characters that are races other than the Human, Cyborg and Zabrak? For example, say I want to keep my Pureblood when I shift to FTP. Can I?

P.S. Yes I have read other posts, but I like to make sure I get a direct answer when my money and time is on the line.
THIS is also what I've been wondering about ever since they announced the FTP restrictions. Answer please?

SolusRuni's Avatar

11.13.2012 , 05:27 PM | #116
Quote: Originally Posted by Korusus View Post
Hmm...the more I see the direction BioWare is taking with this game, the obvious drop-off in quality, and the drastic change in direction the development staff seems to have taken...the less I see myself sticking around after I finish off the class stories (which after a year, I'm close to being done with them). Even the trailers have taken a quality hit here.

And I'm starting to come to terms with the fact that EAWare is going to abandon the class stories completely in favor of alien-dialogue driven dailys and pre-recorded gender/class one-liners.

I more than got my fair share of BioWare-quality story fix from this game so its kind of sad to see it die. Makeb, Section X, and HK-51 are the best non-OP story-based content we have to look forward to? Yikes...So I guess...enjoy the cartel packs and Darth Nihilus masks? Or something?
QFE. You continue to disappoint, Bioware. Starting from the top

1.4- You Broke so many things that I felt it borderline unbearable to play, to finish the only character i've wanted to touch since launch.

Pvp- hey guys, lets make Ilum absolutely worthless and obsolete, and completely inconsequential to pvp, cause our warzones were designed so well and whatnot.

And now, Cartel gimicks? As if I didn't hate Black core crystals enough, you add a sith flavored scooty puff junior, more pets that serve less purpose than obama, and the Promise of dissapointing endgame advances. Depression strikes me, Bionic Arts, maybe you should've let bioware do what they were doing, instead of creating a game suited to the ever present More money less think players.

cerveau's Avatar

11.14.2012 , 05:27 AM | #117
SWTOR goes to F2P within a year of release and the thing that everyone moans about first
is the size of the Icon for the cartel shop...

Beniboybling's Avatar

11.14.2012 , 10:58 AM | #118
Quote: Originally Posted by SolusRuni View Post
Pvp- hey guys, lets make Ilum absolutely worthless and obsolete, and completely inconsequential to pvp, cause our warzones were designed so well and whatnot.
I don't know much about endgame content, can someone explain to me what happened to Ilum?

Stradlin's Avatar

11.14.2012 , 11:06 AM | #119
I wonder why these videos are directed to people who are already active subscribers.
No person who has never tried the game is going to give two ***** about floating chairs or some lame non combat pet. "Oooh picture of a rat. I must try this game!!"

Beniboybling's Avatar

11.14.2012 , 11:16 AM | #120
Quote: Originally Posted by Stradlin View Post
"Oooh picture of a rat. I must try this game!!"
Not a rat, a Kowakian monkey-lizard!