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Summer of SWTOR Update

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BarrinMarshall
05.08.2014 , 04:11 PM | #351
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Honesty is a lie, there is only misleading; Through misleading, I waste my time; Through wasting my time, I become frustrated; Through frustration, I gain bitterness; Through bitterness, I unsub; My chains are broken = I uninstall the game?
Even the full time Republic players are chanting this mantra right now!

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Costello
05.08.2014 , 05:11 PM | #352
The only thing thats amazing about the list of things coming in the Summer of SWTOR is how incredibly underwhelming it is.

If people don't enjoy PvP offering more coms to do it isn't going to change anything. Except to make it so people find PvPing when there isn't a bonus slow and pointless. There is yet to be a meaningful reason to PvP.

The Casino looks like it is clicking on a slot machine for the chance to win some tokens which I can trade in for some probably ugly garish gear. After all the stuff in the Cartel Market isn't great and that you want people to pay for.

As for the changes to group finder it looks like you are just trying make it so you don't need to get good gear to compete. But then what is the point of doing operations after the first play through if it isn't for the gear? I can't say I found getting one shot by some super power as much fun. But you want the top tier gear you had to make it through with no one making a mistake. Now it seems I can turn up with green gear and get bolstered. But if this is the case what do I need the top tier gear for that will only become junk once the level cap is raised and standard level 60 gear will be almost as good and bolster can fill in the gap.

Now I agree with making ops and flash points less punishing if you make a mistake and being able to learn from mistakes without a wipe. Which is the exact opposite of what is being offered with Nightmare Mode. Learning more mechanics and wiping when someone forgets on the 3 phase of boss forgets everyone has to run to a certain spot and hop on their left leg adds very little to the experience. I suspect would see few people bothering to play if you didn't offer higer tier gear. So you have to ask if the only reason people play it is for better gear was it a good investment in time and resources coming up with more ridiculous instant death mechanics.

As for the 2 events I doubt you would find one subscriber in a hundred that isn't done with them. While the one thats haven't been played to ad nauseam aren't going to make an appearance.

If this summer of SWTOR was meant to be impressive you have horribly under achieved. There is nothing there that makes me want to log in or even excited for the future of TOR. This doesn't seem like anything to be proud of let alone make TOR this look like an impressive summer.

Where is the new story (I still don't know the result of the defeat of the dread masters), where are new species (not Voss) where are new companions (not Voss), New solo PvE Content , meaningful PvP, real additions to GSF over and above another ship. Its hard to see what the plan for TOR is but it doesn't seem to be going from strength to strength but rather half measures that doesn't bring anything new to the game.

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AlaricSevGirl
05.09.2014 , 10:50 AM | #353
Quote: Originally Posted by Master-Nala View Post
Wow....

Devs, you should give this post the same respect as the effort its author put into writing it. (i.e. None)


As for the road-map, looks good. Adding Bolster to SMs is a great idea. Looking forward to the Casino event, but not sure why it is time limited.
Me too, the casino event would give new life to SWTOR and I could see a lot of people coming back to enjoy it. I know I'll be playing it every day during the event.
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idnewton
05.09.2014 , 02:05 PM | #354
Quote: Originally Posted by PlasmaJohn View Post
Ohhhhh the possibilities... but I'll limit myself to core development.

I'd flat out tell them to quit trying the tease. You can get away with that if your population is excited but this is not the case for many people now. We've been begging them for solid info for many moons and they've been more miserly with details than Scrooge McDuck and his wallet. Nope, the "exciting new" and "something big" are just sounding like desperate marketing at this point.

The next thing I'd tell them is that they absolutely must step back and fix the cadence. Reserving multiple releases for a single aspect is KILLING them. This is an MMO and content is king. Ops, FPs, Warzones and now GSF need fresh content releases at a reasonable rate. As mentioned before, new modes of existing content does not count as "fresh".

Oops, there is one operational suggestion: Weekly server reboots. Even if there is no patch, the servers get bounced every Tuesday. I and many in my guild notice that the longer those servers go without a patch (and presumably a reboot) the flakier and buggier things get.
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DarthPrimus
05.10.2014 , 01:25 PM | #355
Well, some of the features you guys have mentioned are looking good. I like what I read on the PTS forums about giving Fleet comms for Starfighter matches. It makes sense to me actually. I like that you'll be opening up more ops for the GF queue, even if it's on a rotating schedule (which doesn't make a lot of sense to me, but whatever) and the fact that it bolsters undergeared characters is nice. I like the whole Nar Shaddaa Nightlife event idea. However, slot machines are hardly going to keep my interest for long.

Now throw in some PvP pazaak, sabacc, or dejarik matches and I might be a frequent customer...
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AbsolutGrndZero
05.12.2014 , 01:36 PM | #356
Quote: Originally Posted by Tatile View Post
Will that "big thing" be story content? Because I for one would like story content. I'm not particularly excited about a slot machine mini-game that's probably going to run on Cartel Coins.

Can we talk about story content?
Re-read what he said. He said credits, not cartel coins.
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MugenKanda
05.12.2014 , 01:59 PM | #357
"The usual host of additional features, including some graphics improvements"

For the love of all that is holy please be DX11 Support.

All major MMO's have DX11 support and now that GPU's are DX11 first and DX9 second, I'm getting graphical glitches I never had w/ my older GPU's from 2k11. Even WoW and LOTRO have DX11 support and they're older than molasses.
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Tatile
05.12.2014 , 02:41 PM | #358
Quote: Originally Posted by AbsolutGrndZero View Post
Re-read what he said. He said credits, not cartel coins.
Fair point, I'll admit I did skip over that.

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chillshock
05.13.2014 , 07:04 AM | #359
Quote: Originally Posted by MugenKanda View Post
For the love of all that is holy please be DX11 Support.
Please: DX11 and 64bit (You know, for that tiny amount of RAM that's common in recent computers...)

Alternatively I'd take a 64 Bit Linux Client using steam instead of bitraider. xD

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Uaupt
05.13.2014 , 12:40 PM | #360
Quote: Originally Posted by BruceMaclean View Post
and we have a lot of folks working on something very big for later this year that I have yet to give details on.
Cant wait for more information about this!!