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BW Does not care about solo/story players?!?!

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BW Does not care about solo/story players?!?!

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ThomasStarWars
10.03.2017 , 08:44 PM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by Suzsi View Post
The fact is there is no reason they can't do BOTH at the same time.

If all group content also had a solo / story mode and included story that'd go a long way to including two of the larger groups that occupy this game. They've done it with flashpoints they could also do the same with uprisings and operations. With flashpoints the story mode versions just allowed story players to DO them and gain story along the way without any of the phat lewts or with only decor loots. More then enough to appease.

Currently 'story mode' in said content ( Ops and Uprisings ). A big majority of people who are solely here for the story are also soloers ( no not all but a big chunk of them ). All groups could be appeased at the same time with a little thought and due attention.

It's all fine for you all to say but you got story for 2 years, well now we have had a year with almost zero story so its swinging around and yep we are getting antsy same as non story players started getting antsy after a year of almost zero content. We all need to be understanding of each others play styles and find solutions for all where possible.



Comments like these do not help, at all. There are a vast number of reasons why people prefer to solo or only play with a friend or two -- often times these are related to mental illnesses outside of those peoples control. Should they be completely cut off from playing these amazing games just because they play it differently to some? There are a LOT of solo players in every "MMO" and they help to keep the game afloat and pay their fees just as everyone else does. No one is more entitled then another.

Add to that, SWTOR is an expansion of what WAS a single player RPG originally ( KOTOR ) so was always going to attract even more 'story solo players' into the mix.
I have to disagree on that small part. You had Iokath, Umbara so far. Traitors among the chiss 5.6 coming in november... don't say you had almost zero story.

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Suzsi
10.03.2017 , 08:54 PM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by ThomasStarWars View Post
I have to disagree on that small part. You had Iokath, Umbara so far. Traitors among the chiss 5.6 coming in november... don't say you had almost zero story.
5 minutes of story on each bit of content added does not a major story drop make. Thats almost zero story content compared to previous story drops and rushed content at that.

You did see how badly the Quinn / Elara reunion was handled due to being tossed into a small story pcoket was right? Thats what happens to rushed story. Due care still needs to be taken.

How well Theron is or is not handled still remains to be seen -- but im sure you can understand why story players are skeptical right now.

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ThomasStarWars
10.03.2017 , 08:56 PM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by Suzsi View Post
5 minutes of story on each bit of content added does not a major story drop make. Thats almost zero story content compared to previous story drops and rushed content at that.

You did see how badly the Quinn / Elara reunion was handled due to being tossed into a small story pcoket was right? Thats what happens to rushed story. Due care still needs to be taken.

How well Theron is or is not handled still remains to be seen -- but im sure you can understand why story players are skeptical right now.
Well , you always have KOTOR games. You can go there.

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Ciarayn
10.03.2017 , 08:57 PM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by psandak View Post
BW did nothing but story and solo play for two years, and now they are switching gears to group content and you complain about it?
Yes, including this roadmap it will be a year with almost no story content. There is no excuse for this when other mmos release more for free.

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Suzsi
10.03.2017 , 09:01 PM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by ThomasStarWars View Post
Well , you always have KOTOR games. You can go there.
Yep hows about all us story and solo players do just that? Then lets see how many more subs drop from this game in the process? Awesome solution to an already struggling population for sure.

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Damask_Rose
10.03.2017 , 09:02 PM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by ThomasStarWars View Post
I have to disagree on that small part. You had Iokath, Umbara so far. Traitors among the chiss 5.6 coming in november... don't say you had almost zero story.
Kinda like group players had Uprising and DvL bosses. It's about the same level of satisfying.

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Suzsi
10.03.2017 , 09:04 PM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by Damask_Rose View Post
Kinda like group players had Uprising and DvL bosses. It's about the same level of satisfying.
and star fortresses with group level loot drops etc! Lets not forget those

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berelinde
10.03.2017 , 09:21 PM | #18
It isn't as if there's no solo content on the horizon. I imagine that, like Crisis on Umbara, Traitor Among the Chiss will require a solo unlock before it becomes group content.

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Damask_Rose
10.03.2017 , 09:52 PM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by berelinde View Post
It isn't as if there's no solo content on the horizon. I imagine that, like Crisis on Umbara, Traitor Among the Chiss will require a solo unlock before it becomes group content.
Actually, if you didn't do Iokath you don't have to do the very brief intro to run the flashpoint in any mode.

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VegasTheLost
10.03.2017 , 11:44 PM | #20
Ahh come on. This thread, how it flows is just wrong. Let me try to put the roadmap into perspective here, because all this back and forth shooting does not help. Group content gets the focus because it needs attention to be in a state that does not drives away players. That's all.
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