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Developer Update: Heroic Space Missions

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Developer Update: Heroic Space Missions
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DarthFamine's Avatar

11.29.2012 , 05:58 AM | #91
we don't want a tougher version of starfox we want actual space combat.
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11.29.2012 , 06:03 AM | #92
The vastness of space. Mostly unexplored, yet teeming with life and possibilities.
I had trouble making it through the first paragraph in the blog, so lets talk about the first sentance. Described is the appeal of open 3D space as seen in the in 2004's Jump to Lightspeed. Yet this game has no open 3D space. "The vastness of space" does not describe space that is a series of tubes. "Mostly unexplored" does not describe a minigame where every inch of the space you can go to is visited every time you play it. " yet teeming with life and possibilities." does not describe a mission in which every single enemy appears at the same moment every time according to the script.

Look at the paragraph below and think of space in TOR as it is now:
Many spacers enjoy the serenity of the stars, the peace of floating through the Unknown Regions, wondering if they’re seeing events and phenomena never before witnessed by intelligent life. But for others, space is just another battleground in the Great War. It can be used as a place to hide from enemies, but more often it’s where the greatest warriors of the stars prove their skill… and their loyalty
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metalgearyoda's Avatar

11.29.2012 , 06:28 AM | #93
fail rails.


"Han and chewie didn't go dicking around in space"
"tube shooter"


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Agidius's Avatar

11.29.2012 , 07:03 AM | #94
I want to play scripted, repetitive railshooter over and over - Said no one ever.

Boyana's Avatar

11.29.2012 , 07:36 AM | #95
Quote: Originally Posted by Jenzali View Post
Space missions get a lot of hate on the forums but there's actually a surprising number of players who enjoy them, and play them often. Assuming no one likes something just because you don't is pretty short-sighted.
I am one of those who love space missions but I used to be a hater. I did not play space missions at all. After I saw Pilot armor I tried couple and fell in love. Oh, also, to make it even better I usually turn on some songs about space like Europe-The Final Countdown !

My best achievement was finishing all space missions without buying all upgrades for my ship. What I would like to see is more adaptable gear only available at Space Mission Vendors for some good amount of commendations or only if you achieve something during the battle. Maybe some speeders too? More titles, also. Maybe a title for finishing "xxx" mission without going below 80% of your ship's HP. I am sure these things do not cost a lot and would be really nice motivation for those who do not see the point and a good reward for us who love Space.

Sunjammer's Avatar

11.29.2012 , 07:37 AM | #96
And here I thought Heroic in SWTOR parlance meant group content. That might be worthwhile but these are just variation on the original theme with increased difficulty which (almost) no one wanted or cares about.

Perhaps BioWare need to go hire the guys next door to help with the SSSP.
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Cylnael's Avatar

11.29.2012 , 07:47 AM | #97
Space missions ?

Does bioware realize that some (perhaps many) people still "doing" those have just scripted their runs as much as the missions are. The only "pleasure" in that is the reward they get at the end. They don't need to "play" just to launch the program who click for them all the way through.

Space missions ? There's no missions in that narrow space ...

When i ear things like "we dedicated a all team to develop the heroic space missions" it makes my ears bleed.
Go take a look at it's done by amateurs and it's free ... if they can do it, shouldn't you ?

So, for once tell us why you've made that choice of a rail shooter against every advice that was given to you ?

Is it :"Now that we're in it we can't do anything else" ?
Or : "The decision is imposed on us by <insert name> and they have every power on us" ?
Or : "We are under a warrant by the US governement" ?

Whatever, tell us why you stay on that course to oblivion.

SWGEvictee's Avatar

11.29.2012 , 07:52 AM | #98
Meh. Not what I want for space content at all. I was seriously spoiled by SWGs space side. Nothing this far short of it will do for me.

As far as my play is concerned this game doesn't have anything but a ground game.

Genke's Avatar

11.29.2012 , 08:02 AM | #99
I Feel that Bioware can make a PvP space battle and profit from taking such risks. This is how:

- Releasing a huge expansion(s) that adds PvP space battles and things that go along with it. ( specializations, cosmetics to ship, upgrades, etc)
- Releasing a 10 to 20 buck expansion that added such thing would be something i would most definitely buy. ( sweeten the deal with level cap increase or new species and specializations.)
- Keep in mind, the last Star Wars game was a bust. With one redeeming quality that kept it alive as long as it did. The addition of space battles.

I understand making PvP space battles would be a game within itself. Requiring some man hours to cook up such thing. Yet,I can see a great money making opportunity and a way to make this game more fun. It would entice more people to try this game. just something you guys should think about. PvP space battles = my money and time

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11.29.2012 , 08:30 AM | #100
WOOHOO!! YES. Thanks BW. I know some don't like the Space stuff on rails and while, yes, off rails would be more fun, BUT, I do enjoy the space missions very much. Excited about these new ones.