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Why the different treatment?

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Prototypemind
12.30.2013 , 08:16 PM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by ELRunninW View Post
I think my observation was honest, what do you base your suggestion on? Any hints that this game respects your view in any, non satirical way?
Many is very relative term, let me give you an example, not many players have asked for this feature if it has not become part of this game.
There was a multi-page thread on the new chair emotes before the released, and many people were discussing it in general. Some people like to get a little more immersed into the game. You're playing something where you pretend to be a character zooming all over the galaxy, yet you find other people's ideas and desires for the game laughable =p

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Einobi
12.30.2013 , 11:54 PM | #12
The point is not about whether we are spending too much time inside our starship, or we are playing the wrong game if we want more environmental interactive. Each individual player will decide how they want to play (role play, just kill-and-loot, gear acquisition, socializing etc.). There is no right or wrong way to play. As long as each player enjoy what he is doing, its gaming fun, though it can be seen 'silly' by others, just like some people find it silly to see others role playing, pretending what they are not.

The core point of discussion is why some starships have it but not the others. Why the different treatment as titled? What is the logic behind it? Is it because different ships are designed by different people and there is no single point of quality control to ensure consistency of design?

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WhillB
12.31.2013 , 01:04 AM | #13
Because this is not an MMO. It is a single player game that has a few elements of the MMORPG genera.

All the things that most MMO people want are just not here.

It's just a money grab using the Star Wars IP

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GalacticKegger
12.31.2013 , 02:35 AM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by Einobi View Post
The point is not about whether we are spending too much time inside our starship, or we are playing the wrong game if we want more environmental interactive. Each individual player will decide how they want to play (role play, just kill-and-loot, gear acquisition, socializing etc.). There is no right or wrong way to play. As long as each player enjoy what he is doing, its gaming fun, though it can be seen 'silly' by others, just like some people find it silly to see others role playing, pretending what they are not.

The core point of discussion is why some starships have it but not the others. Why the different treatment as titled? What is the logic behind it? Is it because different ships are designed by different people and there is no single point of quality control to ensure consistency of design?
Another consideration is the game's age. In WoW years it's barely old enough to shave. Anyone who believes that a 2 year old should have and do what a 10 year old has and does hasn't made it past 2 yet.
Quote: Originally Posted by WhillB View Post
Because this is not an MMO. It is a single player game that has a few elements of the MMORPG genera.

All the things that most MMO people want are just not here.

It's just a money grab using the Star Wars IP
Must not have ventured past the class stories - and even some of those are challenging for soloists. The player who boasts that they can solo the entire game level appropriate is selling something. This game is a full fledged MMO that just happens to be playable through the non-advanced areas in similar fashion to KOTOR.
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branmakmuffin
12.31.2013 , 01:42 PM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by WhillB View Post
Because this is not an MMO. It is a single player game that has a few elements of the MMORPG genera.

All the things that most MMO people want are just not here.
So tell us, what do "most people" want in an MMO? Sittable chairs? Sure, but hardly necessary. Chat bubbles? No thanks. Housing? Waste of dev resources for the "gaming value" received." Mini-games like pazaak and sabbac? Couldn't care less. Swoop/pod racing? Again, waste of time IMO. Sandbox? If I wanted sandbox, I'd play sandbox.

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ELRunninW
12.31.2013 , 01:48 PM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by Prototypemind View Post
There was a multi-page thread on the new chair emotes before the released, and many people were discussing it in general. Some people like to get a little more immersed into the game. You're playing something where you pretend to be a character zooming all over the galaxy, yet you find other people's ideas and desires for the game laughable =p
Not at all, I just point out that their desires are placed with wrong game. There is nothing you can interact with in this game, I am talking about what this game is, while other people are talking about what this game is not.

On the other note, I have checked ship of Jedi Consular and there is no single chair outside of the cockpit.

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Uber_the_Goober
12.31.2013 , 02:58 PM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by ELRunninW View Post
Btw, I am not entirely sure, but I believe trooper has some usable chairs outside of the cockpit. Also CC has some chairs for your convenience, thought I am not sure how they work on the ship.
Yeah, for the RP'er.

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"Sure...but why are you carrying a chair in your pocket? And how does it fit in there? What is this, FF7?"
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reclipsed
12.31.2013 , 03:19 PM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by ELRunninW View Post
I think my observation was honest, what do you base your suggestion on? Any hints that this game respects your view in any, non satirical way?
Many is very relative term, let me give you an example, not many players have asked for this feature if it has not become part of this game.
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CheesecakeCzar
01.01.2014 , 01:24 AM | #19
Sittable chairs has been sought by many people for a long, long time. In WoW, you can sit in chairs, and that is an MMO. In Skyrim, you can sit in chairs, and that is a single-player RPG.

What makes matters worse is the standard sitting animation. If you sit on a chair, half your body will float in the air as awkwardly as possible.
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Karkais
01.01.2014 , 07:12 AM | #20
Quote: Originally Posted by Zorvan View Post
If you're on your ship longer than the time it takes to get onboard, run to the starmap, make a selection, and run back to the exit, you're doing it wrong.
Thank you for your opinion, mr. Achiever. People are different and have fun doing different things, you know.
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