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StarWars.com Tweets out Onslaught release trailer. Folks, this is a soft relaunch!

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StarWars.com Tweets out Onslaught release trailer. Folks, this is a soft relaunch!

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dipstik
10.18.2019 , 03:31 PM | #11
i do like the slow trickle of companions coming back but having to do 20 hours of content for a two minute cutscene is crazy

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ZionHalcyon
10.18.2019 , 03:36 PM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by dipstik View Post
i do like the slow trickle of companions coming back but having to do 20 hours of content for a two minute cutscene is crazy
There is more than just that.

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IoNonSoEVero
10.18.2019 , 03:36 PM | #13
Oh, you sweet summer child. That's really all I can say to this. They just rehashed the main themes of the game with the Sith/Republic stuff, and the 'more gear, more variety, more power' just sounds like they are trying to spin the gearing into a positive light. To get a relaunch and six branching stories from that, and 60 seconds of people drawing lightsabers and Malgus glaring is the most optimistic thing I've heard in years. I hope you're right for the game's sake, but I don't share your optimism in any way.

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iowaboynca
10.18.2019 , 03:46 PM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by ZionHalcyon View Post



And in the tweet, it REALLY gives new light to the "branching story" that Boyd mentioned today.

https://twitter.com/starwars/status/...295072256?s=20


So, its looking like the story from here will have 6 branches, if I had to guess.
While I applaud your enthusiasm, I don't see there being 6 new story branches. Pub/Empire, check can already do that, vanilla. Light/Dark, check can already do that and didn't change story much. Loyalist/Saboteur, just introduced but kinda meh, in my opinion.

Personally, I've been trying to keep my expectations low and be pleasantly surprised. I'm just not seeing it. Granted i'm glad to see new content and will gladly play what I can, but i just don't see this as the soft relaunch that you do. Like I said, I hope i'm pleasantly surprised...

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sharkfishman
10.18.2019 , 03:51 PM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by ZionHalcyon View Post

This is a product that is going to be a soft relaunch of the game.

And in the tweet, it REALLY gives new light to the "branching story" that Boyd mentioned today.

https://twitter.com/starwars/status/...295072256?s=20


So, its looking like the story from here will have 6 branches, if I had to guess.

Go on, all the jaded peeps - hate on me.

Yeah - I'm hyped.
Hey, if you want to be enthused, that's great. I'm not, because I usually read between the lines (that's what happens when you've worked in marketing for so many years, lol. I've seen spin a lot better than this, lol.

First, branching stories would be great. But I don't get any of that from the tweet. Unless you're talking about the same "branching stories" as Ossus. Is that what you mean?

Ossus:

Republic or Empire. Check.
Light side or dark side. Check.
Loyalist or saboteur. Check.

I mean, what's the difference? It's not like you actually did anything different in Ossus playing as an Imperial Saboteur for the republic. Dark side and light side didn't have any effect on the story (except for killing Malora).

I'm not saying it wasn't nice (it was, and I love story), I just think you're reading too much into this. Still, excitement is good, and the only thing that really matters is if YOU have fun. I hope you do have fun. I mean it.
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sharkfishman
10.18.2019 , 03:53 PM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by iowaboynca View Post
While I applaud your enthusiasm, I don't see there being 6 new story branches. Pub/Empire, check can already do that, vanilla. Light/Dark, check can already do that and didn't change story much. Loyalist/Saboteur, just introduced but kinda meh, in my opinion.

Personally, I've been trying to keep my expectations low and be pleasantly surprised. I'm just not seeing it. Granted i'm glad to see new content and will gladly play what I can, but i just don't see this as the soft relaunch that you do. Like I said, I hope i'm pleasantly surprised...
You seriously beat me by 5 minutes. That is amazing. I feel a strange connection to you, even though we are strangers so far apart...

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Darev
10.18.2019 , 04:03 PM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by ZionHalcyon View Post
Oh, Lhancelot, you are going to see my optimism again.

So, for a long damn time, I have been talking about how I think there is more to Onslaught than we were led to believe.

We know the gearing, the PTS stuff, but the story stuff has been held under lock and key.

And I think I know why.


This is a product that is going to be a soft relaunch of the game.

Starwars.com Doesn't make a habit of tweeting about SWTOR. They are shooting for a larger audience with this one.

And in the tweet, it REALLY gives new light to the "branching story" that Boyd mentioned today.

https://twitter.com/starwars/status/...295072256?s=20


So, its looking like the story from here will have 6 branches, if I had to guess.

From the spate of hirings that happened when Keith took over (so much for "isn't being funded nonsense), to the cryptic "you'll be back" message keith gave a poster on Reddit who was leaving the game in 2017, to the focus on game engine improvements highlighted at the beginning of this year, to now these revelations, I got a strong feeling that, while the gearing still will not be optimal and need some work, the story is going to throw back to the chapters of old and deliver something really good.

Think about it. If they have multiple branching stories, then that is something that requires more developers to handle. That means more money coming in. I get that this might be over the heads of the non-story players but I don't care.

If this story delivers, then I got a feeling we will see a resurgence of SWTOR in a major way moving forward.

Because for all the systems and such, this game was billed and Story first, built on Story being one of the main pillars, and has suffered the most losses to subscribers when they either abandoned story (classes & companions) or messed with it way too much that it crapped on the stories that came before (KotFE & KotET) - no other sub losses compare to the people who left due to story.

That they finally figured it out and are recapturing that flavor back... let's see how they do.

But make no mistake. This is a soft relaunch. And they are playing it SMART for once.

Rather than overhype and underdeliver, which has been their M.O., they've gone the other way - advertised, but almost underhyped. Low expectations makes it easier to blow away the crowd and make a statement that "yeah - we're back."

Go on, all the jaded peeps - hate on me.

But if these things mean what I think they mean, and combined with the things I know that I CAN'T talk about (but that you can easily find on reddit if you wanted), I got a feeling that we might be in for a majorly pleasant surprise on Tuesday.

Yeah - I'm hyped.
Here's what I see.

A video that took a few hours to cut together at most.
A tweet

Here are a few other things going on.

Star Wars TROS trailer presumably going to be on TV during Monday night football.
Star Wars TROS tickets going on sale Monday 10-21 around 8 PM (presumably right after the trailer shows on TV)
Tuesday 10-22 - SWTOR 6.0 goes live (pushed back a week...I don't go FULL conspiracy and say it was 100% to line up with Monday night events....but it is a VERY convenient coincidence)

I'm not going to say this tweet / video is bad for the game.
I don't agree that it's a "soft relaunch" (what is that anyway?)

It's a quick / easy thing to put MORE Star Wars excitement out there that benefits both this game, but more so, Disney with advance ticket sales for TROS

(source for ticket sale info: https://www.newsweek.com/star-wars-r...-leaks-1465789)
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iowaboynca
10.18.2019 , 04:07 PM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by sharkfishman View Post
You seriously beat me by 5 minutes. That is amazing. I feel a strange connection to you, even though we are strangers so far apart...

(If you won't turn to the dark side, perhaps he will...)

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TrixxieTriss
10.18.2019 , 04:08 PM | #19
Zion, not sure how you were able to gauge all of that from the at 20 sec trailer that’s not as long as some in game cut scenes.

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ZionHalcyon
10.18.2019 , 04:12 PM | #20
Quote: Originally Posted by TrixxieTriss View Post
Zion, not sure how you were able to gauge all of that from the at 20 sec trailer that’s not as long as some in game cut scenes.

Not sure how you thought I gauged all that from a 20 second trailer - I guess you didn't bother to actually read the post?