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New Feature Request: Crew Skill App for Android.

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New Feature Request: Crew Skill App for Android.

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WardLorrail
11.20.2012 , 08:01 AM | #41
I can't remember exactly where, but I think in one of their meet the developers, or community blogs, or something official in the last month or so they said they knew this was a cool idea but if it happened it would be a long long time down the road. If I can find the article, I'll link to it.

I totally agree this would be an awesome function.
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psandak
11.20.2012 , 09:15 AM | #42
Quote: Originally Posted by WardLorrail View Post
I can't remember exactly where, but I think in one of their meet the developers, or community blogs, or something official in the last month or so they said they knew this was a cool idea but if it happened it would be a long long time down the road. If I can find the article, I'll link to it.

I totally agree this would be an awesome function.
To add to this....

Pure speculation based on other game's implementation of something similar (WOW mobile auction house)...

If they ever do implement it, it is a safe bet that they will charge for the privilege.

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11.20.2012 , 12:56 PM | #43
Quote: Originally Posted by Stathor View Post
You can actually do this right now with an Iphone/ Ipad or Android, basically all your doing is remote controlling your home pc which of coarse needs to be up and running the game, any type of remote control software like VNC which is free can do this.
There is also some youtube videos of people doing this.
I personally use TeamViewer for this, since it's free for both PC and Android (probably iOS too, but I'm not a big Apple guy, so no idea.) I used it to hang around during the Rakghoul event and explode all over people while at work.

Only downside is not being able to move in the game, but if you're just logging in and sending peons out on missions and / or chatting, then it works "well enough." Heavy bandwidth usage, though.
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Kickimanjaro
11.22.2012 , 03:48 AM | #44
I, too, would like to see such an app added. I feel that such an app would keep me more involved in the game, and have me coming back more often.

While it is true that one could use a remote desktop application on their phone, leave the game running with the Crew Skills window open, this is less than ideal. I only have a laptop, and it can get very hot if left on for long periods of time (it is also not very fast, and neither is my phone). I have used remote desktop applications on other games for such purposes, but the experience was frustrating and took longer than it should have.

I would imagine that the studio would not want to just go ahead and do this, but they could make it a members-only feature (where, for example, a F2P Player could only send companions on crew tasks 5 times a week with more times purchasable through the Cartel Shop).
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11.23.2012 , 01:59 PM | #45
I think the older posts are funny, people complaining about it being fair or unfair. And as long as there is a version of the app for iOS, Windows Phone and Android, maybe even a section of the website for it too, that would be plenty fair, as everyone should have equal access to it. Also there was such an app promised to us at some point in time during the Guild summit. I would love to see a detailed update on this idea.
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SuperGrunt
11.23.2012 , 03:45 PM | #46
Quote: Originally Posted by Calsetes View Post
I personally use TeamViewer for this, since it's free for both PC and Android (probably iOS too, but I'm not a big Apple guy, so no idea.) I used it to hang around during the Rakghoul event and explode all over people while at work.

Only downside is not being able to move in the game, but if you're just logging in and sending peons out on missions and / or chatting, then it works "well enough." Heavy bandwidth usage, though.
I tried using Synergy with my gaming PC and laptop, but that didn't work out too well. Even without Synergy running it would mess with the mouse controls on my computer when I was in WOW and SWTOR. Some of my class mates and my teachers said they did not have this problem but they also said that they where not playing MMOs.
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mindriot
11.24.2012 , 11:51 AM | #47
The crafting system Bioware implemented in this game SCREAMS for an app. I think its something that Bioware really needs to consider. Make it 2 or 3 dollars extra a month....thats like logging in to the game anyway, I would pay for it. Heck, I wish they could figure a way to implement the space game in a mobile game. Mobile is the future, Bioware needs to jump on that train. Their game really sets up perfectly for it.
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WardLorrail
11.24.2012 , 12:19 PM | #48
Quote: Originally Posted by mindriot View Post
The crafting system Bioware implemented in this game SCREAMS for an app. I think its something that Bioware really needs to consider. Make it 2 or 3 dollars extra a month....thats like logging in to the game anyway, I would pay for it. Heck, I wish they could figure a way to implement the space game in a mobile game. Mobile is the future, Bioware needs to jump on that train. Their game really sets up perfectly for it.
I agree the crafting system seems set up for it. I mean 30 minute gathering times, perfect for checking at work (quickly while the boss isn't looking).

I do have a small concern IF the mobile app comes out. I think mat prices would drop to the actual cost of the mission... there would be such a supply that the demand would drop and players that are all gathering, no craft would lose some viability.
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