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Same gender relationships clarifications?
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Baptes
12.03.2012 , 05:53 PM | #3581
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Edit: Baptes, I know you're frustrated, but could you please tone down your last sentence some with the size of the font and the caps?
Lowered the size but not the caps.

Between getting the latest "be good go back to your little corner" PM from Allison and my (and others) constant crashing and getting the "use ingame ticket for crashing issue" PM I'm getting very pissy.

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Nozybidaj
12.03.2012 , 05:53 PM | #3582
Quote: Originally Posted by natashina View Post
Trolls have noticed too. I'm somewhat flattered that the single me out. It means I'm doing something right.
True, but if they are PM'ing you nasty grams make sure to save those and report them. That's harassment and should qualify them for the ban-hammer. If it doesn't I would raise even more of a fuss over that.

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Slaign
12.03.2012 , 05:53 PM | #3583
Quote: Originally Posted by natashina View Post
You rock! It's certainly friendlier than my last few Tweets:



Between the silence, the trolls and my tooth, I'm not in a good place.

Go back to the Story and Lore forums? Seriously?

That was one of the more insulting things I've heard today and there has been a few of the usual trolls coming in.
Hey now, he didn't even know what I was asking about when he told me to direct my feedback to Story and Lore. I only asked him for his email so I could write him about "story concerns." I understand the frustration, but he wasn't just brushing off this issue back to Story and Lore, he was giving me info on the official channels for story feedback.

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natashina
12.03.2012 , 05:55 PM | #3584
Quote: Originally Posted by Tatile View Post
"Go back to the Story and Lore forums" pretty much sounds like his polite version of "f*ck off! what's this 'story' sh*t? I'm drinking beer and going out on the lash!"

Well, I can be polite as well Very polite.

I work in retail. I wear fake joy like an armour. Bring it Bioware, let's settle this like reasonable adults.
That was the impression I was left with too.

**pat on the head** "Now now, you kids shouldn't make a fuss. What more do you want from me? Go back outside and play until dinner is ready."

Jeebus, that was stupid. I really do feel like we were dismissed.

I used to work in customer service as well. I'm trying to remember patience, but I think all the patience I have left is my emails to the press and towards the mods.

Edit: Whoa, easy guys! They haven't PM'd me and you'd bet your bippy I would have reported them. No, I was referring to all the trolls that were quoting my posts yesterday. I'm so sorry for the confusion.

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Tatile
12.03.2012 , 05:56 PM | #3585
Quote: Originally Posted by Slaign View Post
Hey now, he didn't even know what I was asking about when he told me to direct my feedback to Story and Lore. I only asked him for his email so I could write him about "story concerns." I understand the frustration, but he wasn't just brushing off this issue back to Story and Lore, he was giving me info on the official channels for story feedback.
Except he knows that no one at Bioware reads the Story and Lore boards, let alone comes here looking for story feedback. So in that regard, Natashina has a point.

Edit: No, no, Natashina, you have it all wrong. Hall Hood was sending us outside to play with rocks, while his special PvP and PvE children got their Xbox 720's and KFC bargain buckets.

Edit-edit: I missed the trolls attacking your posts. Still, you made an impression. Now beat them with the rocks Hall Hood makes you play with! D:<

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Palar
12.03.2012 , 06:00 PM | #3586
It's a general brush-off, not specific to us...


I'm almost willing to call that a win.

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Nozybidaj
12.03.2012 , 06:10 PM | #3587
Quote: Originally Posted by Tatile View Post
Edit: No, no, Natashina, you have it all wrong. Hall Hood was sending us outside to play with rocks, while his special PvP and PvE children got their Xbox 720's and KFC bargain buckets.
Hal Hood is the head story guy right? Lets not be too harsh on Hal then. He (likely) isn't the one that ultimately gets to decide what he does and doesn't write about nor what he is and isn't allowed to talk about. The developers for the most are probably entirely removed from the decision making processes. It's those decision makers, the ones that give yea and nay to green light content and communications that deserve the ire.

Edit: When I say developer I mean folks like writers, programmers, QA people, artists, those type of folks. The decision makers are producers and project leads and marketing folks, I'm tempted to throw the mod team in here as well since they should have "some" influence on pushing for information like this to get released but for all we know they might be as ignored as we are.

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natashina
12.03.2012 , 06:12 PM | #3588
Quote: Originally Posted by Palar View Post
It's a general brush-off, not specific to us...


I'm almost willing to call that a win.
Sad that it's come to this. More bones to gnaw on, as Kioma and others put it.

Well, we'll know in the upcoming week or two whether or not this is going to work.

I have a lot of confidence that it will, but only time will tell.

I hope this is enough for them to say to publicly (I cannot stress that word enough,)


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"Sorry for the lack of updates folks! SGRs are coming with Makeb. When we have an ETA for Makeb, we'll be sure to let you guys know."

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Slaign
12.03.2012 , 06:14 PM | #3589
Quote: Originally Posted by Tatile View Post
Except he knows that no one at Bioware reads the Story and Lore boards, let alone comes here looking for story feedback. So in that regard, Natashina has a point.

Edit: No, no, Natashina, you have it all wrong. Hall Hood was sending us outside to play with rocks, while his special PvP and PvE children got their Xbox 720's and KFC bargain buckets.
Even if it's true that BioWare doesn't read the forums (which I personally doubt but lets not argue the point) he can hardly be expected to personally field feedback from any and every fan that contacts him. Not only would that be potentially overwhelming, I'm sure it's against policy. I was hoping that he receives tweets directly from fans infrequently enough that he'd be interested in hearing from me, but I wasn't under the idea that he was obligated to do so.

Honestly, the initial tweet from me was more hoping for any reply just to confirm he reads them. In that way, I was happy he responded at all. I mean, imagine if he had tweeted back at me with an email address or something, how much that would open him up to anyone who wants to grill him about SWTOR story? Not exactly fair to expect.

I'm not defending BioWare's policy, I'm just saying don't read insult into something where it may not exist. If he really wanted to brush me off, it would be much simpler to just ignore me.

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Tatile
12.03.2012 , 06:15 PM | #3590
Quote: Originally Posted by Nozybidaj View Post
Hal Hood is the head story guy right? Lets not be too harsh on Hal then. He (likely) isn't the one that ultimately gets to decide what he does and doesn't write about nor what he is and isn't allowed to talk about. The developers for the most are probably entirely removed from the decision making processes. It's those decision makers, the ones that give yea and nay to green light content and communications that deserve the ire.
Sorry, a little hyped over chocolate and tiredness. Just wanted to grab the rocks and run with them.

It doesn't feel like Hall Hood is trying to make any friends, though. It's almost as if he's totally ignorant of the utter uselessness of the Story and Lore board or he just doesn't give a sh*t about us in here. Now, neither of those may be at all relevant to Hall Hood's actual position, but he brushed off the fact that Slaign wants to voice concerns to him directly. He didn't even acknowledge that that was part of the question.