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Community Team General Update: May 31st, 2012

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Community Team General Update: May 31st, 2012
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JohanGill's Avatar

06.09.2012 , 04:03 PM | #421
[QUOTE=overunitee;4552000]Joined: Dec 2011
Yesterday , 07:51 PM | #417
Quote: Originally Posted by overunitee
I myself have been contacted once since January LIVE .

Did you note if you were contacted during the invite a friend period which is when they advertised they would provide this quality of service temporarily during the course of the event ,presumably to make people trying the game believe this is the level of support you get once they purchase and subscribe to the game .
Didn't note when, sorry.
No problem ,I was just wondering

Quote: Originally Posted by overunitee
I read your signature and would like to ask .Do you not question the reason the game was expanded to lots of other countries so quickly after launch while knowing full well the game had lots of issues,knowing ilum got erased ,rank warzones not implemented, fps ,disconnects ,sound, class quests you can't finish, nodes you cant farm etc etc .?
Not everybody had so many issues with playing. Most things important to me works most of the time. My main concern right now is that a larger population on my server would make teaming up and PVPing easier, and the world would be more "alive". It will be interesting to see the new server structure. Certainly, they wouldn't be able to sell to a million of you (or would they?), but we are all different.

Anyway, to answer the question why they expanded: easy, to earn more
I understand this ,but I cannot understand why a company with intelligent business minded people ,would expose the game to a larger market knowing that the game at the time had some major issues ,One at the time being ilum ,would you agree ? and secondly the performance issue that I suspect the majority of players see to this day on the main hub of fleet ,Obviously I cannot speak for everyone but can you honestly say you do not see a significant drop in performance travelling around fleet ,I had a 250 member guild with 450 characters and all that I asked even some with i7 cpu confirmed they suffered .Forget any other issue ,why would you not fix just this one point before expanding your exposure ?
If indeed you had a long term goal ,

Well, someone made the decision that expanding at that point was worth it. Ill-informed? Good or bad? No answers for you, sorry. I did see some performance drops in fleet at some time, but I didn't consider it a gamebreaker.

Quote: Originally Posted by overunitee
Do you think getting players to resub with the promise of ranked warzones then pulling it out at the last possible moment was a calculated move to squeeze another months subs or as reported a decision that it was not quite ready ,given that nearly 2 months later they say they have just got the main part of it finished and in a couple of weeks more they will start testing it .
Is it possible that it takes 3 months to implement a feature that was not quite ready .?
My personal guess is that the design did not work. If the design does not work, things can take time to get right. Also, since the ranked warzones coming in 1.3 are for premade teams, a sufficient server population is needed to make the idea work well, and we all know that too has taken its time, becoming available along with 1.3.
Why do you have to guess ?
Since it was such a big attraction for players to resub why not with the retraction give the customers an explanation ? If there was a legitimate understandable reason I'am sure all those that resubbed would have been more likely to resub in the future when the issue had been resolved ,do you think them players will trust them now??

Well, I didn't quite guess as blindly as it may look. They clearly said the ranked warzones weren't fun, which in my book means the design did not work that well in practice.
About trust, I don't understand. If ranked warzones go live, they are live. No need for any special trust, unless one is really paranoid and expects them to remove them for the heck of it.
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AzazaelLoki's Avatar

06.14.2012 , 01:10 PM | #422
Cross posting here since I am sure all the community reps are ignoring the server thread. (this was as of this morning).

My gripe in this whole process is the lack of information. In the recent blog post (Community Team General Update: May 31st, 2012) it was stated that:
The aforementioned initiative is intended to improve communication between the fans, the Community Team, and the development team by creating focused specializations
Now I am not sure who would be in charge of letting the community know about server merges, but the information is lacking. Yes you are saying when another round is open, but aside from that there is almost no communication.

I understand that there is some wiggle room in how many servers are going to be allowed as destination servers, but I am looking at specific quotes from the last few weeks
Quote: Originally Posted by AllisonBerryman
In some cases, a large number of origin servers will be eligible to move to a single destination server. In others, very few origin servers will be transferring to existing high population destination servers.
I also could have sworn I saw a question if these transfers will be to the new 'mega' servers or the normal servers, and the answer was the normal servers.

With all that in mind it sure seems like all the servers are going to get squashed into 3 maybe 4 destination servers. I guess my definition of 'very few' is vastly different than that of the transfer team, since servers like The Fatman and Jedi Covenant have already gotten so many origin servers.

Of the original 46 PvE East servers 20 have been moved into two of the most heavily populated PvE servers. Best guess would say there would be at most 5 PvE servers left after the dust settles, realistically probably less. Again this doesn't fit my idea of a 'large number of destinations'.

I will admit that my numerical data comes from torstatus, and probably isn't completely accurate. However at this point it seems like Allison meant to say a 'very small number of destination servers will receive a large number of origin servers'.

I just wish that someone would come out and give some accurate information, even if it is 'we currently plan to have between x and y number destination servers.' Some communication on the matter would be wonderful.

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06.15.2012 , 12:16 PM | #423
Quote: Originally Posted by Aambed-khar View Post
So you and the devs know, there are times when I log in, hook up with my guildies, and there is a task force of us Jedi running across the landscape. Lightsabers out. Bad guys on the horizen... and it's 1977 again and I'm in my backyard sandbox with my action figures and all my friends.

Thanks for all your hard work at keeping us kids. Many of us appreciate it immensely.
I am one of them!
SW:TOR brings back fond memories of "tromping" through Endor in the summer and "trudging" through Hoth in the winter.. in the Star Wars Galaxy in my backyard..
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06.21.2012 , 04:07 PM | #424
Quote: Originally Posted by CourtneyWoods View Post
Let's show them how Imperial Intelligence handles things! Pa-Chow!
pfft imperial intelligence
just as intelligent as a dead goldfish
want to see real intelligence meet the commandos of ashen squad
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Rasticles's Avatar

06.25.2012 , 06:09 AM | #425
Remember these ...?

"...but we do encourage you to hop on the Public Test Server to test the new features and give your feedback!"


"improve communication between the fans, the Community Team, and the development team "

"so that they can respond to players more efficiently"


So, pertaining to the PTS forums in particular..... What? Where?

Why have a PTS ...?

Costello's Avatar

07.19.2012 , 01:59 PM | #426
Has anything come of this or are we still waiting on these initiatives to be brought in?

Logisitcs's Avatar

07.19.2012 , 02:04 PM | #427
Still waiting....

jahshuwaa's Avatar

07.26.2012 , 02:39 PM | #428
How's this all going now?

What a difference 7 weeks makes.

oredith's Avatar

07.26.2012 , 02:41 PM | #429
its pretty obvious it was just a PR thing they did to try to calm the storm after the mass layoff.

has there been any actual information imparted? some kind of a class-lead... you know, someone who actually plays the class and knows everything about it?
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Costello's Avatar

07.31.2012 , 09:55 AM | #430
Does seem that nothing is happening with this.

Worse the levels of communication have falling to new lows since this was posted. The opposite of what was promised.