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Announcing The Old Republic Guild Summit

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Announcing The Old Republic Guild Summit
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Rilude
02.02.2012 , 08:54 AM | #331
I am pleased to be able to go and represent Echo Seven.

Thank you Bioware <3

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Ransom_BiC
02.02.2012 , 09:05 AM | #332
Has anyone actually gotten an acceptance/invite?
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StephenReid
02.02.2012 , 09:25 AM | #333
Quote: Originally Posted by Jadarra View Post
It also makes sense to choose 'representatives', and the best representatives for the masses are the guild leaders. If you disagree, explain how you would choose 'representatives' from millions of people? Who can provide not only 'individual' feedback, but 'collective' feedback from more than one viewpoint? If you're saying a lottery system accomplishes this, I fail to see the logic. Individuals would provide feedback from one viewpoint, theirs. Guild leaders have collective viewpoints, have heard various complaints and ideas from more than one person and can provide much more in terms of quality than an individual member.

The only part of this that makes me say, 'that sucks' is the lack of compensation. BW should cover the costs.
We are covering costs for a select group, which will make up a significant number of the attendees. We're obviously also covering all the other running costs for the event.

While I understand everyone's opinions here, apparently we're stuck between a rock and a hard place on this one. Previously (for the Fan Site Summits) we invited a select group; we got complaints that it should have been open to others even if they paid for themselves. In this case we invite a select group and in addition open up attendance to anyone who wishes to apply, and some are frustrated that we're asking people to attend at their own expense. Like I said, we understand people's reactions, but we won't be able to please everyone.

Quote: Originally Posted by limenutpen View Post
Is good but I hope a European summit will take place in a later stage, somewhere around Europe.

By the servers looks like Europe is 40% of the numbers of this game. So Bioware, EA should start to check us as well.
As stated, we will have a significant presence from EU guild leaders. We are conducting the summit in English, but most of our developers are English speaking, so it's a necessity. As I stated, an EU summit of some kind is still possible at some point.

Quote: Originally Posted by Tarka View Post
Also, what about those who weren't invited by Bioware, and didn't get one of the limited available spots?
Again, we'll have ways for people to interact with the summit who aren't present at the event. That was always part of our planning and we'll have more details soon.

Once again, I'd like to ask for comments to remain constructive in this thread. We are proceeding with the summit and would love to hear your comments about how we can make it a success.

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DavidBass
02.02.2012 , 09:34 AM | #334 This is the last staff post in this thread.  
Quote: Originally Posted by Residentx_NA View Post
Any one want split a room with me at the Marriott? 119.00 is the nightly rate. PM me when they get send out the invites.

that way it's 60.00/night per person.
I highly recommend you hold off on this until you hear back on the status of your application. First, because I don't want you putting money down until you get invited, but more importantly, because I've been securing much cheaper rates than that across hotels in the immediate area (including the DoubleTree itself). More information will be provided to the attendees, and we've got rooms reserved already, so you don't have to worry about them running out.

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PyxisNautica
02.02.2012 , 09:44 AM | #335
Quote: Originally Posted by StephenReid View Post


While I understand everyone's opinions here, apparently we're stuck between a rock and a hard place on this one. Previously (for the Fan Site Summits) we invited a select group; we got complaints that it should have been open to others even if they paid for themselves. In this case we invite a select group and in addition open up attendance to anyone who wishes to apply, and some are frustrated that we're asking people to attend at their own expense. Like I said, we understand people's reactions, but we won't be able to please everyone.


Since this event will be spread over 2-3 days, I would like to suggest that you provide an online Q&A event that those of us unlucky enough to not be chosen may participate in. Live streaming, Google+ hangout...hell, even a Reddit AMA would be welcome.

If it goes well, perhaps you could think about making it a quarterly event (the online event...not summit).

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xsmspiffs
02.02.2012 , 09:50 AM | #336
Quote: Originally Posted by CourtneyWoods View Post
Today, we are pleased to announce the first ever Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ Guild Summit, being hosted in Austin, TX in March. Over the course of a few days, guild leaders from around the world will gather together to discuss the state of the game with the developers from BioWare Austin. Guild leaders (or a designated officer in the event of a guild leader being unable to attend) will participate in Q&A sessions with developers, roundtable feedback discussions, and will get a preview of some upcoming game features.

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Public Test Server isn't given as an option :-( We have a guild, and we have people that play there as their main server :-(

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stout
02.02.2012 , 09:55 AM | #337
Quote: Originally Posted by StephenReid View Post
We are covering costs for a select group, which will make up a significant number of the attendees. We're obviously also covering all the other running costs for the event.

While I understand everyone's opinions here, apparently we're stuck between a rock and a hard place on this one. Previously (for the Fan Site Summits) we invited a select group; we got complaints that it should have been open to others even if they paid for themselves. In this case we invite a select group and in addition open up attendance to anyone who wishes to apply, and some are frustrated that we're asking people to attend at their own expense. Like I said, we understand people's reactions, but we won't be able to please everyone.


As stated, we will have a significant presence from EU guild leaders. We are conducting the summit in English, but most of our developers are English speaking, so it's a necessity. As I stated, an EU summit of some kind is still possible at some point.


Again, we'll have ways for people to interact with the summit who aren't present at the event. That was always part of our planning and we'll have more details soon.

Once again, I'd like to ask for comments to remain constructive in this thread. We are proceeding with the summit and would love to hear your comments about how we can make it a success.
Hi Stephen, I'd like the option to apply to attend via web conference.

There are several web conferencing providers out there who handle everything for you affordably and I would be happy to recommend a few we've used in the past. I've done several disaster recovery events in this manner and if they work for that, they'll certainly work for this.

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TJixlee
02.02.2012 , 09:58 AM | #338
dang i wanna go i live in austin and pass that hotel daily.
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Ichikitsune
02.02.2012 , 10:21 AM | #339
Quote: Originally Posted by Fiachsidhe View Post
You totally got me detective, well played. I simply misspoke. That totally defeats the crux of my point.

You aren't paying them more money, you're simply paying your own money, to do their job for them, and give them ideas for their game, while those ideas are used to make billions. You're right though, we're not literally handing them money. Ya' got me.

Also if your entire counter argument is "U just mad cuz U can't afford games" then do yourself a favor and quit now, while you're behind.

Just because I have the money in my account, doesn't mean I can just throw it at anything. There is a difference between having the money, and justifying a purchase.

I can afford the game, I can't justify spending more money just to repeat what everyone here has told them.

I'm not going to pay money just for the "privilege" of brainstorming ideas that have already been brainstormed and given to them.
Or maybe have a frank discussion with people that tend to be more grown up and with out having to wade through the pile of scrap on the forums. Boo freaking hoo.

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WarheartZero
02.02.2012 , 10:31 AM | #340
Quote: Originally Posted by stout View Post
Hi Stephen, I'd like the option to apply to attend via web conference.

There are several web conferencing providers out there who handle everything for you affordably and I would be happy to recommend a few we've used in the past. I've done several disaster recovery events in this manner and if they work for that, they'll certainly work for this.

Great idea Bioware! This is something you don't have to do but are doing it anyways. Great way to reach out!!!!!!!

To bad you have so people with entitlement issues here. oh well gotta take the bad with the good.

Thanks Bioware.