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Do EA/Bioware Employees Play SWTOR?
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stoopicus
06.12.2017 , 07:36 PM | #31
Quote: Originally Posted by TyonYlle View Post
Give Keith some time, man, he has only just stepped into his new position. I am sure he knows what the player base trends are.
Coming up on three months now. Though generally I agree.

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06.12.2017 , 08:38 PM | #32
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
This is a great question, and a very common one. In short, the team absolutely plays SWTOR!...
Thank you for that answer. Based on the details in it, the following might be better asked of Keith, but still...

  • Does one of you have a Telekinesis Sage or Lightning Sorceror you've played in the last 6 months? PvP, Ops or other group activity? Or MM KotFE / KotET chapters?

  • Did you team up with a Telekinesis Sage or Lightning Sorceror and notice anything about their performance?

  • Did you PvP against a Telekinesis Sage or Lightning Sorceror and notice anything about their performance?

Can you share details on what you used as inputs in deciding to not pick Telekinesis and Lightning as the first Disciplines to fix (they're broken, no softer description will do justice to their current state). The following are sources you mentioned as being used by you in this post I'm quoting.
"All of this combined is what shapes what we do every day."

  • What player feedback and from where

  • Your own experiences

  • The trends and data you monitor

To not start with fixing these Disciplines looks like an extraordinary decision from where we the players are sitting. So, I believe it is not unreasonable to ask for these details on how such a decision was arrived at.
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Kamilynn
06.12.2017 , 10:41 PM | #33
But, do they have ANY employees or testers with visual impairments issues (of differing types).?

Probably not seeing as how I can tell from the game.

I am willing to best a tester/consultant, just need several perks of my choosing to sign on board

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Nightblazer
06.13.2017 , 01:24 AM | #34
Quote: Originally Posted by stoopicus View Post
Coming up on three months now. Though generally I agree.
True but honestly I am not expecting major improvements or changes for at least 6 - 12 months morning so towards the 12 months. Just being realistic on that expectation.
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omaan
06.13.2017 , 03:56 AM | #35
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
This is a great question, and a very common one. In short, the team absolutely plays SWTOR!

Let's go into a little more detail though. Keep in mind we not only play on the live servers, it is very common that we play internally as well. Coincidentally, we have a studio-wide playtest of the Umbara Flashpoint later today. These playtests serve as early tests of upcoming content so we can give feedback as players, and give our perspective from our job roles.

Now, playing on live is something different. One thing I think is often forgotten is we are all just regular players. We come from all walks of life and have vastly different play styles. Contrary to popular belief, we are not all progression Nightmare Operation top 96 PvPers (although a few of us just might be...).

Here are two examples from players that you know, Keith and I. Keith currently has 4 characters at Command Rank 300, and another 12+ characters at max level or close. He plays almost every type of content in the game and really enjoys running Operations and other group content.

I on the other hand have 2 characters at max level and none of them at Command Rank 300. I play quite a bit but spend most of my time just playing the GTN as I am an avid collector of Mounts, titles, and rare items. When I am not on the GTN I am usually grinding up reps, running Heroics, or leveling alts. My days of progression Ops are behind me.

As you can see, Keith and I both play SWTOR, but play in vastly different ways – just like all of you. I think that raises a great final point: we’re building a game for all player types. We not only monitor player feedback (including our own experiences), but we monitor trends and data as well. All of this combined is what shapes what we do every day. Our goal has and will always be to make the best Star Wars experience we can for all of our players – including ourselves .

-eric
If you are such a gtn lover why do players still suffer from preview gear bugg? Iam pretty tired of seeing my chars being ghosts or black or even worse when i preview gear from gtn. I always forced to roll my mouth's wheel back because when i previewing my gear it actually shows my character too close to it instead of showing it with normal distance

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Nightblazer
06.13.2017 , 05:53 AM | #36
Quote: Originally Posted by omaan View Post
If you are such a gtn lover why do players still suffer from preview gear bugg? Iam pretty tired of seeing my chars being ghosts or black or even worse when i preview gear from gtn. I always forced to roll my mouth's wheel back because when i previewing my gear it actually shows my character too close to it instead of showing it with normal distance
Maybe he doesn't preview items. He may just look in collections, see what he hasn't collected and then purchases said item. Just because he collects from.the GTN doesn't mean he previews everything.
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Damask_Rose
06.13.2017 , 06:11 AM | #37
Quote: Originally Posted by omaan View Post
If you are such a gtn lover why do players still suffer from preview gear bugg? Iam pretty tired of seeing my chars being ghosts or black or even worse when i preview gear from gtn. I always forced to roll my mouth's wheel back because when i previewing my gear it actually shows my character too close to it instead of showing it with normal distance
Out of curiosity, where are you doing your previewing when you get blacked out? (The character being too close is a separate, newer bug.). I mostly preview from my Nar Shaddaa strongholds on Shadowlands & Harbinger and I haven't had that bug in months. The last time it was a problem for me was when I previewed gear on Odessen. Same day in my stronghold it was fine. I was just doing a lot of previewing on the Shadowlands Republic fleet with no blacking out either.

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EzioMessi
06.13.2017 , 06:14 AM | #38
Quote: Originally Posted by omaan View Post
If you are such a gtn lover why do players still suffer from preview gear bugg? Iam pretty tired of seeing my chars being ghosts or black or even worse when i preview gear from gtn. I always forced to roll my mouth's wheel back because when i previewing my gear it actually shows my character too close to it instead of showing it with normal distance
Maybe all the hamsters from Bioware's servers are being forced to spin the wheel for Eric's GTN collection alone, so us players don't get working previews in our GTN collector hunts?
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06.13.2017 , 07:05 AM | #39
Quote: Originally Posted by omaan View Post
If you are such a gtn lover why do players still suffer from preview gear bugg? Iam pretty tired of seeing my chars being ghosts or black or even worse when i preview gear from gtn. I always forced to roll my mouth's wheel back because when i previewing my gear it actually shows my character too close to it instead of showing it with normal distance
It's not just the GTN, it's any vendor with gear or companion customization. Heck, even some of the comp customs don't even preview and all I get are just their weapons showing.

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06.13.2017 , 07:20 AM | #40
Quote: Originally Posted by mike_carton View Post
Thank you for that answer. Based on the details in it, the following might be better asked of Keith, but still...

  • Does one of you have a Telekinesis Sage or Lightning Sorceror you've played in the last 6 months? PvP, Ops or other group activity? Or MM KotFE / KotET chapters?

  • Did you team up with a Telekinesis Sage or Lightning Sorceror and notice anything about their performance?

  • Did you PvP against a Telekinesis Sage or Lightning Sorceror and notice anything about their performance?

Can you share details on what you used as inputs in deciding to not pick Telekinesis and Lightning as the first Disciplines to fix (they're broken, no softer description will do justice to their current state). The following are sources you mentioned as being used by you in this post I'm quoting.
"All of this combined is what shapes what we do every day."

  • What player feedback and from where

  • Your own experiences

  • The trends and data you monitor

To not start with fixing these Disciplines looks like an extraordinary decision from where we the players are sitting. So, I believe it is not unreasonable to ask for these details on how such a decision was arrived at.
Keep in mind that your observations are your own. Please refrain from posting your opinion and presenting it as fact.

Also, you don't speak for me, so please refrain from saying things like "we the players". It would be better and more truthful instead if you were to simply represent yourself and anyone who has given you direct permission to speak for them. You are not my spokesperson.