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Where are our Chat Bubbles?


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Fomorii
06.11.2013 , 02:27 PM | #241
Quote: Originally Posted by Strainge View Post
All chat bubbles serve are attention whores. Forcing your thoughts on the people around you that didn't ask for them. 10 times as many people will ignore you than in general chat, therefore it will take 10 times as long for your groupfinder to pop. /whisper works just fine.
Impulsive judgements aren't your strong suit. Try thinking before posting / talking The primary complaint regarding the lack of chat bubbles, back in beta, was that no one knew who the heck was talking. It was pretty common for a dozen players to be in the one another's field of vision, someone would say something or ask for help with a mob and no one would know who was asking. Sure, there are ways to work around that, there's always something you can do, but that's not why these kinds of complaints exist! It's about ease and speed and cutting down on confusion, allowing everyone to choose the convenience of chat bubbles, or to choose turning them off.

Speaking out against options, any option, is always baffling, because options don't affect anyone who don't wish to be affected! Absolutely astonishing to see so many people antagonistically voicing their ignorance and selfish delusions over things that have absolutely nothing to do with them. One of these days, hopefully, these atrocious failings of humanity will stop astonishing me.
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Krull-
06.24.2013 , 09:22 PM | #242
This discussion can be simply addressed by having BioWare provide us with an update or provide us a answer!!!

BioWare answer the question please...


Will we or will we NOT going to get this feature ???
Whats the status?



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veyl
06.24.2013 , 09:37 PM | #243
Quote: Originally Posted by Krull- View Post
This discussion can be simply addressed by having BioWare provide us with an update or provide us a answer!!!

BioWare answer the question please...


Will we or will we NOT going to get this feature ???
Whats the status?
They answered this already. They said that chat bubbles caused significant engine issues // slow down ......... just like having more then 25 quests in your log... and can't do anything about it.

AKA, You're not getting them because the engine sucks and can't handle something mmo's have handled for the past 15 years.

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Akmadan
07.16.2013 , 03:25 AM | #244
Quote: Originally Posted by Draconus-Spawn View Post
I was in Beta and I knew then that there were no Chat Bubbles in the game, I however advocated for them thoroughly. Eventually we were told that Chat Bubbles were indeed going to be implemented for launch. Well, the time is here......I log in, No Chat Bubbles.

No Chat Bubbles, means that RP will have to be done in group chat where you are looking at your stupid chat box and trying to figure who said what instead of just looking at your screen.

I understand Bioware that you don't want your game to look like a cartoon, and I understand, but then again you guys are the ones that marketed this as an MMO. If you want to lie to us to get us to buy the damn thing, and then not implement something as common in MMO's as Chat Bubbles, then don't try to peddle this as a MMO.

It would be a Single Player RPG (With Multiplayer group Component).
I agree with all of this. Since the start I've been hating on Bioware due to them promising Chat Bubbles, in I believe 1.3 or so, and not having done so... it being 2.2.. or was it 2.3? Meh...

I've been pushing away RP on SWTOR due to this... I've RPed on WoW with chat bubbles forever, they are needed. ANd if someone doesn't like them - turn them off - just like in wow.

On another note... let our characters at least MOVE their hands when we /say something, for a game that has more animations then WoW (And wow characters actually do something when you use /say there) I'd expect SWTOR to be able to implement that, not just for RPers no. But for everyone, it just looks A LOT better then you standing there... very still and awkwardly as you talk.

Half of the time I don't know who's talking! I have to look at the chat box.. then find who talked, and etc..

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SawneyRath
07.23.2013 , 09:41 AM | #245
Quote: Originally Posted by veyl View Post
They answered this already. They said that chat bubbles caused significant engine issues // slow down ......... just like having more then 25 quests in your log... and can't do anything about it.

AKA, You're not getting them because the engine sucks and can't handle something mmo's have handled for the past 15 years.
They actually said they want to implement them, and when they do, they want to do it right.

Its 2013, not the stone age, They can make them work. Besides, the SAME issue was with Nameplates, and they fixed those (to an extent.)
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TechbotAlpha
08.09.2013 , 03:52 PM | #246
My last (first as well) MMO was City of Heroes. City of Heroes, at the time of shut down late in 2012 ( **** you NCSoft) was about seven years old, getting on for eight sometime in March, I think.

CoH had chat bubbles from day one. It also, hands down, had the BEST chat system, chatbox size/length and sheer number of emotes in any game I've seen since. None of this junk of having every emote produce something in chat as well, 90% of them horribly written, variants on the same type of emote (having only one sit pose is strange, weird and I don't like it...) and no-brainer emotes (lotus position sitting pose, at-ease for military types, tons of stuff)

Why is it that so few MMOs these days remember the mmoRPG part of the damn game? Sure, TOR is fantastic when it comes to story, voice acting, writing and character. It's just...kind of average when it comes to the rest of the stuff that counts as the cornerstone of RP. Which is really rather sad...

tl;dr : Seven year old and deceased MMO had chat bubbles. TOR has no damn excuse, AT ALL.

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veyl
08.29.2013 , 10:26 PM | #247
Quote: Originally Posted by Krull- View Post
Chat bubbles please... Some of us wants this basic mmo feature.
The performance issue is a lame excuse.
They can make a feature like Chat Bubbles work.
They can't even put out a patch without a previous bug coming back (Power proc relics are once against stacking for anni marauders and then proc'ing again immediately after). I highly doubt they can make anything work at this point.

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SithEmpress
09.03.2013 , 06:02 PM | #248
I wish we'd get chat bubble but I don't think it will happen anytime soon and likely never. The engine seem to be there number one problem, maybe it how they built on too it. Either way, as other said they can't even increase quest logs because it increases lags, that just sad.

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JamesDisaster
09.05.2013 , 03:16 PM | #249
If making chat bubbles appear everywhere is the issue just make chat bubbles only visible by friends, party members, or guild mates. Done. What's the problem? Where are our freaking chat bubbles? City of Heroes had them, and it was awesome. And I really really want them in this game. They make RP SO MUCH BETTER.
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TechbotAlpha
09.05.2013 , 05:39 PM | #250
Quote: Originally Posted by JamesDisaster View Post
If making chat bubbles appear everywhere is the issue just make chat bubbles only visible by friends, party members, or guild mates. Done. What's the problem? Where are our freaking chat bubbles? City of Heroes had them, and it was awesome. And I really really want them in this game. They make RP SO MUCH BETTER.
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