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Moment of truth: Did Bioware do a succesful job at making a Star Wars MMORPG?

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Moment of truth: Did Bioware do a succesful job at making a Star Wars MMORPG?

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Bubba_Jett
12.31.2011 , 10:17 AM | #11
The Bioware Bashing gets old we already know what we know.

Yes, this is not an next gen MMO
Yes, its was made with an outdated graphics engine
Yes, it is a quest grinding game with no innovation
No, it is not a sandbox
Yes it was released before bugs were fixed. In Bioware's defense they are in this to make money and they needed to make the Christmas sales window.
Yes, it feels like a single player game.
Yes, this game is easy, it does cater to casuals (this is no real surprise)
Yes, there is no real endgame content, (dont rush your way to 50)
Yes, it is lacking Guild bank and other basic features of an MMO

Now we can focus on more of its positives.

Its a Star Wars game
You have lightsabers
You have a great single player story
This video will explain everything http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68Vfg...layer_embedded

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AERHAE
12.31.2011 , 10:22 AM | #12
This game does not meet my expectations for a game that was in development 5 plus years has the budget it has.It is lacking what most MMO's already have and Liscence agreement was not renewed with SOE on SWG so this game would not have same name recognition to compete with.Right now,this game does NOT surpass a game that was closed so this one could be successful.Nowhere close.
Which to me was done wrong/backwards.I see some of the same signs I saw in SWG as far as Lucas and His control over the name of the software.I see the same crap happening over again.
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Raximillian
12.31.2011 , 10:24 AM | #13
So far, yes. I'm still at lvl 25, but the heroic quests and flashpoints I have ran with my friends are pretty good. So the MMO aspect is ok, nothing too different from other games, but the RPG aspect is very good. I'll see how it goes when I get to 50.

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PureHavoc
12.31.2011 , 10:24 AM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by Bubba_Jett View Post
The Bioware Bashing gets old we already know what we know.

Yes, this is not an next gen MMO
Yes, its was made with an outdated graphics engine
Yes, it is a quest grinding game with no innovation
No, it is not a sandbox
Yes it was released before bugs were fixed. In Bioware's defense they are in this to make money and they needed to make the Christmas sales window.
Yes, it feels like a single player game.
Yes, this game is easy, it does cater to casuals (this is no real surprise)
Yes, there is no real endgame content, (dont rush your way to 50)
Yes, it is lacking Guild bank and other basic features of an MMO

Now we can focus on more of its positives.

Its a Star Wars game
You have lightsabers
You have a great single player story
WOW lol i've never seen it nailed so hard, ron jeremy would be proud.

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Wepo
12.31.2011 , 10:27 AM | #15
It's really too soon to say. I will say as a vet of UO and SWG (and most of BW's single player games) I'm having fun as a level 18 sage. I still haven't crafted or flown my ship more than once and just arrived on my third planet so there is a lot that I don't know.

But as long as it remains fun I'll be playing!

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Bubba_Jett
12.31.2011 , 10:28 AM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by PureHavoc View Post
WOW lol i've never seen it nailed so hard, ron jeremy would be proud.
Sorry for skipping the foreplay... I dont love you any less.
This video will explain everything http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68Vfg...layer_embedded

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Damodar_Thade
12.31.2011 , 10:29 AM | #17
I think they made a great RPG with 8 single player stories but at this time it does not feel like and MMO more like a SP-RPG with drop in co-op.
"Savior, conqueror, hero, villain. You are all things, Revan, and yet you are nothing. In the end you belong to neither the light nor the darkness. You will forever stand alone."

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Bubba_Jett
12.31.2011 , 10:42 AM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by Damodar_Thade View Post
I think they made a great RPG with 8 single player stories but at this time it does not feel like and MMO more like a SP-RPG with drop in co-op.
Its average game, they should have worked out the bugs before release though.
This video will explain everything http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68Vfg...layer_embedded

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stonemap
12.31.2011 , 10:42 AM | #19
The game was created to generate subs from the typical single player RPG consumer.


Nothing more.


Add another game to the LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR category.

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Thorkir
12.31.2011 , 10:51 AM | #20
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