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The harsh tale of my last 24 hours of playing SWTOR

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The harsh tale of my last 24 hours of playing SWTOR

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kristoffbrujah
02.20.2012 , 11:19 PM | #1
This will be a coolstorybro tale of woe, bugs, and exploits from someone who has defended this game repeatedly and received abuse for doing so.

Yesterday I wanted to play my favorite current addiction SWTOR. Queue for PVP, and when I try to enter, I'm kicked out of the game to the character selection screen.

Then my friend comes on and wants to run Foundry HM. So I think, sure, why not? PVP isn't working. Everything is going smooth in Foundry, even the HK fight until a point where HK gets a buff he's not supposed to and one shots our party. Try again, same. Try again, same. We die 5 times hoping this will stop happening.

Demoralizied, our group disbands. My friend and I are getting frustrated, we need a confidence booster. So we PUG a D7 HM group. Get to the clone boss and infinite clones start spawning. Three bug-ridden deaths later we call it a night.

This morning I'm ready to wash the fail away. PUG a group for normal mode False Emperor. The tank unfortunately loses his ability to move in the middle of some big pulls. Twice. We manage because this is normal mode, thank God it wasn't HM or we'd never have finished. He had to relog twice btw and me once for lag issues.

I come back from work tonight and get slammed over and over again by the same premade guild. They predictably wipe the floor with our group who have no premades. This goes on for 1.5 hours, with my faction deciding to camp one objective for medals with no enemy in sight. Daydreaming of what cross-server PVP would be like, I wander to Ilum for dailies and notice a box that says "NO OBJECT", the same box I've been seeing for weeks. 30 minutes later the dailies have bored me and I queue for PVP again. Again, the same guild. But we take a 1-0 lead in Huttball, and just as I feel that finally FINALLY I could be on the winning end of a warzone against this guild, the game freezes and crashes robbing me of 4 commendations and a victory.

I don't often throw controllers but my headset is on the ground right now, thankfully it's light and I didn't toss it very hard. It was just the culmination of 2 straight days in SWTOR of buggy, brutal failure.

Look, I've been a loyal Bioware fan ever since I bought that gothic, glossy Baldur's Gate box with those glorious 5 CD's over 10 years ago. The spiral bound manual full of funny asides and medieval-feeling script is something I will never forget. We've had our ups and downs but almost always ups. You're my favorite developer by a mile.

BUT you have got to get a handle on the quality control in this game. If this had been any other developer, I would not be giving them the benefit of the doubt. I always have time for Bioware, though. Your name and reputation are the only things keeping my hope in this game alive. Please please please do something about these issues that have (as I was later informed) been around for months.


Signed,

Bioware fanatic since 1999

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Tservo
02.20.2012 , 11:24 PM | #2
Wow, almost every gamebreaking issue happened to you in that short of a time frame. Brutal.

Calling renegadeimp here to tell you everything is ok.

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ROSS-
02.20.2012 , 11:26 PM | #3
so you had a bad day in an MMO?

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kristoffbrujah
02.20.2012 , 11:26 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by Tservo View Post
Wow, almost every gamebreaking issue happened to you in that short of a time frame. Brutal.

Calling renegadeimp here to tell you everything is ok.
You know what's weird?

I didn't have a single one of these from level 1-49. Now that I'm playing the 50 content, all of a sudden every run seems to have some sort of gambreaker.

I'm torn between logging in again and calling it a night. Was going to log in again but now I feel anxiety, like what will go wrong next?

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ROSS-
02.20.2012 , 11:28 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by kristoffbrujah View Post
You know what's weird?

I didn't have a single one of these from level 1-49. Now that I'm playing the 50 content, all of a sudden every run seems to have some sort of gambreaker.

I'm torn between logging in again and calling it a night. Was going to log in again but now I feel anxiety, like what will go wrong next?
take 2 days off. bad days happen. if you haven't had some bad, unlucky, frustrating days playing any mmo, then you haven't played very much.

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kristoffbrujah
02.20.2012 , 11:29 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by ROSS- View Post
take 2 days off. bad days happen. if you haven't had some bad, unlucky, frustrating days playing any mmo, then you haven't played very much.

I'm not an MMO gamer, I'm mostly a Bioware gamer. If this game weren't made by Bioware, I wouldn't have played another MMO outside of the month I wasted playing WoW. It actually embarrasses me that I play one now.

Just out of curiosity, when did you play your first Bioware game?

BTW the friend I was with is talking about quitting. He got to 50 long before I did and has experienced these issues as well.

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Stabbitha
02.20.2012 , 11:35 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by kristoffbrujah View Post
I'm not an MMO gamer, I'm mostly a Bioware gamer. If this game weren't made by Bioware, I wouldn't have played another MMO outside of the month I wasted playing WoW. It actually embarrasses me that I play one now.

Just out of curiosity, when did you play your first Bioware game?

BTW the friend I was with is talking about quitting. He got to 50 long before I did and has experienced these issues as well.
Vote with your wallet.

I've fortunately not had nearly as many issues as you, but there's been enough to dissuade me from going another month. I'm not a melodrama queen who does "I QUIT" posts trying to get a reaction from Bio, I just take my money elsewhere and check back every now and again to see if they've lifted their game. Life is too short to rage over, particularly a game which is supposed to be fun. ; )

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ROSS-
02.20.2012 , 11:36 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by kristoffbrujah View Post
I'm not an MMO gamer, I'm mostly a Bioware gamer. If this game weren't made by Bioware, I wouldn't have played another MMO outside of the month I wasted playing WoW. It actually embarrasses me that I play one now.

Just out of curiosity, when did you play your first Bioware game?

BTW the friend I was with is talking about quitting. He got to 50 long before I did and has experienced these issues as well.
I guess I'm the opposite. I'm not a big BW guy. Only played KOTR, and frankly didn't see what the big deal was.

Played WoW for years, and SWG before that. Playing with those player bases, I've had a number of frustrating days. No MMO can give you the "perfect" setting a single player game does. But the social aspect, for good and for bad, is what I like.

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kristoffbrujah
02.20.2012 , 11:42 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by ROSS- View Post
I guess I'm the opposite. I'm not a big BW guy. Only played KOTR, and frankly didn't see what the big deal was.

Played WoW for years, and SWG before that. Playing with those player bases, I've had a number of frustrating days. No MMO can give you the "perfect" setting a single player game does. But the social aspect, for good and for bad, is what I like.
I guess what I was getting at is, you can't just say "you're having a bad day in an MMO."

Not when I've been emotionally invested in this company for 13 years. It's shocking to see half of the hard mode instances as the same as normal except with rage timers and loads of bugs. Or PVP with no cross-server, or flashpoints with no LFG. In playing 30 minutes total of Ilum PVP I saw so many design flaws it made me wonder at the time and care put into this project.

It's really a culmination of all that and never having experienced anything like it before with Bioware's other games. I know there are a lot of people who hop around from MMO to MMO, not sure if you're one of them. But none of them will care about Bioware after they're gone. I do, and it goes well beyond just having a bad day. The end game is shocking.

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ROSS-
02.20.2012 , 11:49 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by kristoffbrujah View Post
I guess what I was getting at is, you can't just say "you're having a bad day in an MMO."

Not when I've been emotionally invested in this company for 13 years. It's shocking to see half of the hard mode instances as the same as normal except with rage timers and loads of bugs. Or PVP with no cross-server, or flashpoints with no LFG. In playing 30 minutes total of Ilum PVP I saw so many design flaws it made me wonder at the time and care put into this project.

It's really a culmination of all that and never having experienced anything like it before with Bioware's other games. I know there are a lot of people who hop around from MMO to MMO, not sure if you're one of them. But none of them will care about Bioware after they're gone. I do, and it goes well beyond just having a bad day. The end game is shocking.
so quit for 2 months and come back and see if you like it. no company has ever created a perfect mmo with a perfect endgame. WoW has the most subscribers, and there are tons of people that absolutely hate that game. It also might be that MMO's aren't your cup of tea.