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05.20.2014 , 12:22 PM | #31
Quote: Originally Posted by FlavaBizkit View Post
/say works on my imperial toons, but not my imperial toons.
Imperial faction inbalance ?
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05.22.2014 , 06:57 AM | #32
Communication is the single most important thing in a MMORPG. Sadly, Bioware has never believed that it should be top priority (as evidenced by the way they refuse to prioritize features like chat bubbles, opening /emote, /yell, /whisper, /tell , etc. cross-faction and more to this very day).

This should be hotfixed immediately!

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05.23.2014 , 04:09 PM | #33
Adding my voice to this thread, as I did to the one in Customer Service. On Begeren Colony, we have yet another cross-faction weekly event that is being moved to an out of game chatroom tonight... for the fifth week in a row.

Bioware, I saw you aknowledge the problem early in this thread, which is at least encouraging, but we're losing our rp community because we can't rp in game. If I wanted chatroom and forum rp, I wouldn't bother with the game. Please give us an update, even just let us know you're still working on it. Or be honest with us that you aren't so at least we can just move on.
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05.23.2014 , 05:37 PM | #34
Hi. I am a paying subscriber, and (another) one of several representatives for the Begeren Colony Roleplay community.

We have had to cancel and move our weekly social RP events out of game for a solid month now, multiple weekly events that have been going on for nearly two years standing, because of the cross faction-chat bug. We are certainly not the only server nor roleplay community suffering.

(The bug in question- /say chat does not show in the chatbox, even to the local client, when there are cross faction players nearby.)

Over the last four weeks our attendance has dwindled, our members have drifted to other games, participation even in basic gameplay has diminished to a standstill as the reason we all play- to play the game as a community and create story across-factions, is nigh impossible because of this bug.

RP is not the only thing affected by such a breakdown in communication either, I am certain your standard player-base is also upset they cannot talk with their cross faction friends fluidly within the game client.

It would do our community as a whole, as well as the many other roleplay communities & affected players out there, a great deal of good to have some clear and direct explanation as to what is being done on this bug.

One month of, what is for us, a game-breaking issue, is a fast way to lose clients. That we are even still playing shows we can be patient, but without some communication and clarity from those working to fix this issue, even our patience can only hold so long.

Please let us know what is being done on this fix. Thank you for your time.
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05.24.2014 , 09:40 AM | #35
Having tested a bit, it seems like the chat that disappears DOES make it into existence.. but is only viewable by the other faction's players that are nearby.

While that does make crossfaction RP possible.. it would be a verty weird conversation if with more than two people are involved....

But yeah, this should be fixed asap.. and hopoefully this thread will bring it up some the priority ladder
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05.25.2014 , 10:41 AM | #36
I for one am a loyal paying subscriber, and always have been. Roleplaying my characters and my love of being able to play a Star Wars character have been the fundamental reasons for my purchasing this game. And this Chat Bug is severely crippling any reasons I have to continue paying your company for a game that is obviously broken. I am trying so hard to fight myself not to go back to World of Warcraft because I am an avid Star Wars Fangirl and I LOVE your game. But you need to start fixing some problems, and this Chat Bug is a very, very serious problem! I am going to continue supporting this game as long as I can until my patience wears out. But you need to show me, the subscriber, that you do care about our [fellow subscribers] concerns, and you need to start addressing them in these Forums, rather than behind closed doors all the time, watching us vent our anger and smirking at us. If you don't plan to do anything about it, TELL US THAT, so we can take our money and go play elsewhere.

In Progenitor Server, our roleplay community had to abandon numerous events that were integral parts of our storyline with our cross-faction enemies. The Chat Bug has caused severe damage to all forms of roleplay and casual talk. Whenever there is just one member of the opposing faction, the Chat Bug activates and no one can see anything.

I have been noticing a population decrease in Progenitor because of this Chat Bug. Who wants to play a game where you can't even talk to anybody? I am wholly certain that even non-roleplay communities [PVP and NON-RP servers] are also suffering tremendously. This issue SHOULD be top priority.


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05.25.2014 , 08:49 PM | #37
Please get this fixed devs. It use to the fix can't be all that difficult. It's not like we're asking for something new and different. It's been a month - please fix.


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05.26.2014 , 02:14 PM | #38
I hoped that this bug would be fixed with the latest update, but it appears to not have been, despite it being reported ages ago, it has totally killed RP in the Slippery Slopes (this is The Progenitor server by the way) as it is cross faction, the place is almost abandoned these days, in short I am very, very angry as I am paying for this and I demand a estimate of when it will get fixed :

and one last thing, I will give you one last update to fix this or I'm moving to the Elder Scrolls Online permanently and taking my money with me

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05.27.2014 , 09:23 AM | #39 Click here to go to the next staff post in this thread. Next  
Hi all,

We understand your frustrations with this bug and its impact on gameplay, and it is right at the top of the list of things we're looking into. Unfortunately, I still don't have any status change for you - we are still looking into it, but there is currently no ETA for a fix.

As soon as I hear anything, I will let you all know.

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05.27.2014 , 10:03 AM | #40
Quote: Originally Posted by TaitWatson View Post
Hi all,

We understand your frustrations with this bug and its impact on gameplay, and it is right at the top of the list of things we're looking into. Unfortunately, I still don't have any status change for you - we are still looking into it, but there is currently no ETA for a fix.

As soon as I hear anything, I will let you all know.

Thanks for the update. It's good to know that the issue isn't being ignored.

That said, we have been going for several weeks now with little to no word on a bug with what some of us consider to be a major feature (perhaps even the main feature). So, while the acknowledgement is appreciated, I don't think I'm alone in thinking that it could have come a little sooner.

With that out of the way, thanks again for the update and please do keep us up to speed with the issue. I know for a fact that many of us would like to know when a fix is on it's way as soon as Bioware does.
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