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ivanhedgehog
02.05.2019 , 02:15 PM | #101
I really dont care what is in 6.0 as that is another can of worms. Downloading pts is worthless to see if bug fixes are included, as they may not have even been loaded on the PTS server. This is on BW official forums so musco was responding on an official thread. It is his job to tell us what is happening. Telling us to take a long walk off of a short pier is not part of that.

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Lhancelot
02.05.2019 , 02:22 PM | #102
Quote: Originally Posted by ivanhedgehog View Post
I really dont care what is in 6.0 as that is another can of worms. Downloading pts is worthless to see if bug fixes are included, as they may not have even been loaded on the PTS server. This is on BW official forums so musco was responding on an official thread. It is his job to tell us what is happening. Telling us to take a long walk off of a short pier is not part of that.
I wrote a scathing post to Eric, but then realized he was writing in an unofficial thread here and deleted it.

I agree that it shouldn't be the players responsibility to go to PTS and figure out what might be coming for content later on the game. Also, I don't like when the community manager uses ambiguous words like "possibly," "maybe" and "probably." He should know, not wonder himself at the answers to these questions lol.

The devs in charge of having to fix this **** have to be stressing out. That being said, why was 5.10 even brought into the game with so many bugs? Clearly no kind of testing was done to ensure it was going to seamlessly be added. All of the trouble could have been avoided by just not adding 5.10 until it was really ready. I imagine it's a matter of having deadlines met, and who cares if it's faulty. Just as long as it is done.

I just think the dude is overwhelmed with the number of things broken with 5.10. I mean they added this 5.10 patch, and it seems to have dug up every old bug and brought along new bugs to boot. That don't excuse poor communication though.

I think BW could do a far better job at acknowledging their bugs, in detail so people are fully aware that they know about them. I also think BW could communicate more frequently with posters just to keep some sort of contact going so it doesn't feel like posts are being written on a personal blog.

My issue is they fail at communicating and this has always made the technical issues in the game 100 times worse. They seem to never learn this, either. if they recognized and acknowledged things that were broke, things people didn't like, that alone would give the players a sense that BW is listening. Even if BW disagreed with the players postings, fine. Just interact with the players!
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olagatonjedi
02.05.2019 , 04:44 PM | #103
Quote: Originally Posted by TUXs View Post
Maybe that's your expectation - but it's not everyone's.
People SPEND their money for whatever reason they want, but the only thing they are PAYING for is full access because BW is only CHARGING for full access. BW is not charging a subscription fee for PVP only, or for new content, and they certainly never promised any of those would continue to be updated.

Ultimately, the company selling the product or service decides what is being paid for, based on what product or services they are willing to provide to you.

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LordAppius
02.05.2019 , 05:05 PM | #104
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
Hey folks,

Right now I don't believe there are any plans for a formal roadmap in the coming weeks. To calm any concerns, that isn't because there isn't stuff happening this year, but we have been making an effort to give you more visibility into content sooner via PTS. With that in mind, here are some details:
  • 5.10.1 is on PTS now, which you already know. That will come out in the next couple of weeks, more details on timing this week.
  • After 5.10.1 is out the door, look for details on 5.10.2 going to PTS.
  • We are still locking down details so I can't announce anything just yet, but we fully intend to be at SW Celebration this year. Which seems like a great place to reveal more details on what is coming this year.

Thanks all.

-eric
Here is the middle thing for you until content is released. I can't wait for another hour of content that includes kill crap half the time with a horrible story that was badly writen and makes no sense. seems only thing that happens in swtor is war from day one. Only reasonable thing from 5.10 was going back to the roots.

Shame that there isn't another star wars mmo so you ppl would actually put some effort into this game... and shame on EA as well, bad decisions everywhere.
Swtor ruined after 4.0

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Totemdancer
02.05.2019 , 05:20 PM | #105
Quote: Originally Posted by digimass View Post
no need for a roadmap when you're gonna get your ip licensing pulled before xmas.
Harsh...but not till 2023

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Totemdancer
02.05.2019 , 05:21 PM | #106
Quote: Originally Posted by Lhancelot View Post
I wrote a scathing post to Eric, but then realized he was writing in an unofficial thread here and deleted it.

I agree that it shouldn't be the players responsibility to go to PTS and figure out what might be coming for content later on the game. Also, I don't like when the community manager uses ambiguous words like "possibly," "maybe" and "probably." He should know, not wonder himself at the answers to these questions lol.

The devs in charge of having to fix this **** have to be stressing out. That being said, why was 5.10 even brought into the game with so many bugs? Clearly no kind of testing was done to ensure it was going to seamlessly be added. All of the trouble could have been avoided by just not adding 5.10 until it was really ready. I imagine it's a matter of having deadlines met, and who cares if it's faulty. Just as long as it is done.

I just think the dude is overwhelmed with the number of things broken with 5.10. I mean they added this 5.10 patch, and it seems to have dug up every old bug and brought along new bugs to boot. That don't excuse poor communication though.

I think BW could do a far better job at acknowledging their bugs, in detail so people are fully aware that they know about them. I also think BW could communicate more frequently with posters just to keep some sort of contact going so it doesn't feel like posts are being written on a personal blog.

My issue is they fail at communicating and this has always made the technical issues in the game 100 times worse. They seem to never learn this, either. if they recognized and acknowledged things that were broke, things people didn't like, that alone would give the players a sense that BW is listening. Even if BW disagreed with the players postings, fine. Just interact with the players!
All of this... plus hes probably pulling Anthem duty too.

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Jdast
02.05.2019 , 05:29 PM | #107
<<Dasty the Hutt has had a rough week; several Gamorrean guards rebelled and I had to find replacements. Do you know how hard it is to find good help to throw into the pit these days? >>

<<Dasty relishes in the fact that he has a big huge beautiful bottle of unopened Chopin vodka. Incoming adrenal!>>

I neither need nor desire people telling me why I subscribe or what my subscription entitles me to enjoy. The only thing that matters is whether or not I am happy.

Unhappy = less money for Bioware Austin.

With that most profound of a statement that is so shocking in its originality and profundity...

I do not care if you think my expectations are unrealistic. I expect new content. If you have a problem with that...

<<insert comment that will get me an infraction>>

<<ahh, martini now properly chilled -- incoming adrenal>>

Dasty

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ivanhedgehog
02.05.2019 , 05:54 PM | #108
Quote: Originally Posted by Jdast View Post
<<Dasty the Hutt has had a rough week; several Gamorrean guards rebelled and I had to find replacements. Do you know how hard it is to find good help to throw into the pit these days? >>

<<Dasty relishes in the fact that he has a big huge beautiful bottle of unopened Chopin vodka. Incoming adrenal!>>

I neither need nor desire people telling me why I subscribe or what my subscription entitles me to enjoy. The only thing that matters is whether or not I am happy.

Unhappy = less money for Bioware Austin.

With that most profound of a statement that is so shocking in its originality and profundity...

I do not care if you think my expectations are unrealistic. I expect new content. If you have a problem with that...

<<insert comment that will get me an infraction>>

<<ahh, martini now properly chilled>>

Dasty
The Hut understands it perfectly. If BW wants to continue to get their customers to pay money, they have to keep them at least moderately satisfied if not happy. It is after all, a business. One that they dont seem to be doing very well at the moment.

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EricMusco
02.05.2019 , 06:10 PM | #109 This is the last staff post in this thread.  
Quote: Originally Posted by GrimTheGlutt View Post
Sorry to be a bit blunt here, but how about finding out and telling us instead of the mystery info. How about doing that community manager role for a bit and converse with the developers on our behalf to find out what is being fixed and what is not (and preferably an explanation as to why not).

Stop making this like pulling teeth, its exhausting.
No apology necessary, not trying to be frustrating but I realize that my response was definitely missing some details. I apologize for the lack of communication there, let me try to add some clarity on the Companion stuff (plus set bonuses you asked about in a later post).

What makes a lot of the Companions and Contacts information complicated is that there are so many different circumstances a player can be in currently. Some of the issues were resolved so they wouldn't happen after 5.10a, but the people who were in those weird states weren't resolved retroactively. Other issues still need to be fixed, plus ensuring we retroactively address anyone who was in that state.

I know this is where some of the frustration is coming from since I have not communicated all of these details on what is being fixed, or not, and when. I still don't have that information for you today, but that is because some of these fixes are very complex and they are still actively being tested so I can't definitively speak on whether they are fixed or not yet.

What I can tell you is that I am quite literally working on 5.10.1 patch notes right now and this includes making sure to capture these changes (ex: just captured a note for the companion and contact list properly listing whether Acina / Malcolm is alive or dead after being mixed up in 5.10 for some players). I will do what I can to ensure that the notes capture as many of these situations as possible so I can communicate to all of you what is being fixed. This will also help after 5.10.1 is out the door so we can ensure we catch anything we miss. I will try to get this list captured and posted before the week is out.

As for set bonuses not stacking, that is planned to be fixed in 5.10.1.

Now that we are close to 5.10.1 going out the door I will work on communicating out more about the fixes you can expect (or not expect) to see with release.

Thanks!

-eric
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Lhancelot
02.05.2019 , 06:38 PM | #110
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
Now that we are close to 5.10.1 going out the door I will work on communicating out more about the fixes you can expect (or not expect) to see with release.

-eric
Hey Eric, thanks for the updates and looking forward to reading more future posts from you that keep us in touch with what is happening with the game.

I just got one question, any idea if you guys plan to make mods that are locked in gears removable, or are these going to remain locked in and will locked-in modded gears be the norm from here on out?
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