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Zatheyll's Avatar

01.20.2012 , 08:39 PM | #21
To me more content isn't as pressing a need.

My top ones in descending order are:
-Ability Delay
-Duel Spec
-Combat Log
-Target of Target
My Jedi Consular can become 20% Cooler in just 10 seconds flat.

BloodyheadRamson's Avatar

01.21.2012 , 01:11 AM | #22
Rated 5, well done, really good job gathering all the results.
Beta player since 20th December 2011.

Dark_magic's Avatar

01.21.2012 , 01:24 AM | #23
What SWTOR needs right now is BW apologize for releasing such disaster unfinished
project, shut down the servers for 1-2 weeks try to polish the game fix bugs, shut down open world pvp the thing they called illum till it completely fixed and ready.

I'm a big fan of star wars but it really hurts when you see someone insulting star wars by abusing the title with this low quality disaster unfinished MMO.

Barathos's Avatar

01.21.2012 , 01:29 AM | #24
Hey I did this pole!

All of the top ten issues were also on my top ten. I know Bioware is working on the problems, but still... They're quite annoying.

Currently playing other games until then.

osuaaron's Avatar

01.21.2012 , 01:31 AM | #25
Hey look nothing whatsoever to do with character customization, social elements, or anything aside from battle battle battle.


LordChucks's Avatar

01.21.2012 , 01:40 AM | #26
Quote: Originally Posted by osuaaron View Post
Hey look nothing whatsoever to do with character customization, social elements, or anything aside from battle battle battle.

Those are important for some longterm growth, but as it is a battle focused game I do tend to prioritize battle issues over society building issues in the "RIGHT NOW" aspect of the poll.

I imagine that weak social issues may drive people away over time, but weak combat will drive people away right now.

While not in agreement with everything on the poll, I do heartily agree with #1. Combat delay, misfires, and general responsiveness is my #1 issue in the game right now. Many of us have been turned off by it, and as time goes by and more and more people reach harder content where timing begins to matter and characters have more reactive skills, I am convinced it will grow as a widespread community issue.

I retain some hope based on their acknowledgement of the issue, but it is still so large as to be a "wait and see" issue for me.

BushidoRaven's Avatar

01.21.2012 , 02:40 AM | #27
I did this pole. Thankyou OP for carrying through with this project. Stick it to em.
Read it and weep.

GalacticKegger's Avatar

01.21.2012 , 12:06 PM | #28
Thx Bushido and you're welcome. Been getting all sorts of "love letters" for championing Sorrowsongg's poll. About how disingenuous the numbers are and why I should stop trying to look important. Aren't forums fun? The numbers are what's important, and those who consider them fabricated might be better served addressing the 1011 members of the community who took the time to populate them. As long as dev finds the data useful then that's all that matters.
Peace out . . .

GalacticKegger's Avatar

02.05.2016 , 07:23 PM | #29
Community exists to make a difference. Which is something I have made a concerted effort to promote in the 5½ years I've been here, regardless of opposing agendas. Knowing that I often lack Emily Post manners (which tends to get me in trouble), I try to make up for it with veracity and accuracy. So if out of the blue a dev takes the time to read this ...

Game-wide level & gear appropriate companion / planet / H4 / FP / HM vertical progression being eliminated, then being replaced with dress-up doll companions and one-size-fits-all forced level sync / loot piñata H2s / solo and tactical mode lateral repetition, was a poor choice in shortcuts. Why you as a business chose to burn bridges with your purist Star Wars MMO fans is beyond comprehension.

Early game content got repurposed into elder game's marching grinder, which deserted the players who wore their "Altoholics Annonymous" t-shirts with pride and conviction. It also destroyed a seasoned tactical learning & mentoring system. Other than infuriating a valuable segment of your core player base, the result of this overhaul is players now showing up in group finder tacticals, HMs & Ops with nary a clue as to what they should be doing. The people here who are vocal about vote kicking them blame it on L2P, when they should be rallying to impeach the game's new direction instead.

Borrowing from Thomas More: "For if you suffer your players to be ill-prepared, and their teamwork to be corrupted from infancy, and then punish them and those around them for those habits to which their first education disposed them, what else is to be concluded from this, but that you first make ill-prepared players and then punish them and those around them."

For my wife & I specifically, SWTOR lost its magic the moment we figured out that we couldn't play through the Fallen Empire's 5 levels worth of story together. Then after the KotFE story we figured out that we couldn't do any of the Alliance quest dialogues together either. Which (thanks to quick travel) encompasses much of elder game's play time. KotFE killed the group participation story dynamic that gave SWTOR its identity. You should have published a separate subscription-based KOTOR title and left a fabulous SWTOR MMO alone.

Other than GF-accessible content, SWTOR essentially is no longer a MMO and never will be again if Fallen Empire is indeed the new paradigm. Which will likely define the "MMO part" of this expansion that has been teased for release later this year. My expectation for that MMO part's release is for end game to be reinvented and reduced so as to be made "relevant" for a much broader audience ... much like KotFE reinvented and reduced the rest of the game so as to make it "relevant" for elder game. As SoR became a glimpse into the future of the game's exclusively single-player cinematic / solo mode storytelling, we similarly fear that The Eternal Championship portends the future of what SWTOR's ultimate end game will look like.

Please tell the community I'm wrong and why.

The people who demanded a single player KOTOR III got their wish. The people who were hoping for an improved and polished update to the SWTOR MMO they had endeared themselves to for over 4 years got pink slips. Bioware betrayed their loyal MMORPG purist player base for a single-player recruiting table at the Force Awakens débutante ball. That crossed the line.

I never thought that I would ever be going through withdrawals from SWTOR because it was turned into something else overnight. Or that I would regret being loyal to a developer who I've stood by for 18 years. Or that I would be relentlessly flamed for my efforts to explain how and why by resident antagonists who have refined devout following into a cult worshipfullness artform. It's unfortunate, but that is the path both game and community appear to have taken - present antiquated thread's "genuine community feedback" objective aside. Though I hope you got the message it sends ... that your community truly can help make a difference when given the opportunity. As long as communication with your community addresses their concerns, and not what you want to hear about a fluff topic of your choosing.

Thus as a long time SWTOR MMO purist, now is probably a good time to get out. Further details can be found in my exit survey, as well as in certified letters received by Mr. Jeff Hickman, Mr. Matthew Bromberg and Mr. Andrew Wilson from my wife and I. Other than payment information, my account (contact) information will remain intact. We would be thrilled to have to make tracking numbers available upon request.

It hurts like hell to do this, but ... it's been a great 5½ years. I sincerely wish Star Wars MMORPG fans everywhere all the best.



Some more trips down memory lane:
Peace out . . .

DayneDrak's Avatar

02.05.2016 , 07:27 PM | #30
Yeah, the fact that this poll lists World PVP as a higher priority than raid content makes me question its validity just a bit