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Bioware, stop adding new features and do something about the graphics!

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Bioware, stop adding new features and do something about the graphics!

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Kabaal
04.17.2012 , 08:43 PM | #21
Quote: Originally Posted by Thornsbane View Post
Ya looks very cool, but that is going to be a huge tax on any rig.....the amount of people able to play it is going to be severely limited. As most people globally dont have great gaming rigs a huge percentage of those that even bother to buy the game will be playing on low graphics settings.....which probably will be pretty similar to swtor.

Love the idea of it though, in 5 years mmo's are going to look incredible. But of course then people will complain they dont look as good as the photo real first person shooters that will be out then....
Apparently it runs quite well, it's came a long way from the days of Crysis 1 and is even used on consoles now. We'll see though.

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Kallti
04.17.2012 , 08:43 PM | #22
Quote: Originally Posted by Nagadeath View Post
the teams working on new content are not the same teams doing bug fixes and graphics adjustments. so bw adding new content has nothing to do with the graphics.

i don't know about anyone else but i wouldn't want a writer or artist fixing bugs or writing the code for the graphics engine anyway.
New content needs new graph. The graph team will definitely be a large part of creating new content.

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Kabaal
04.17.2012 , 08:44 PM | #23
Quote: Originally Posted by spne View Post
Oriental MMOGs are all the same.
The only content they have is grind and more grind.
And I suppose all Americans are fat, us Scottish all wear kilts and shag sheep, the French are all called Renee and wear onions round their necks etc etc?

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Socialist
04.17.2012 , 08:54 PM | #24
I'm ok with the graphics.

Kids nowadays have grown far too pampered by state-of-art graphic cards.
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04.17.2012 , 08:57 PM | #25
Quote: Originally Posted by Kabaal View Post
And I suppose all Americans are fat, us Scottish all wear kilts and shag sheep, the French are all called Renee and wear onions round their necks etc etc?
It is René.

And yes, I am french, my name is René, I smoke cigarettes, I'm wearing a black beret and I am the proud owner of an awesome moustache.
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Valkirus
04.17.2012 , 09:04 PM | #26
The graphics overall have been very good. I had some minor graphic bugs when it was first released...but nothing game breaking. But sence 1.2 I do have one which is very anoying and is actually a immersion killer. My char's eyes and the NPC ones look really odd in conversations. Outside of conversations they are fine. Plus I really donot see much difference in the texture quality of my chars with 1.2. And I have everything set to max, except for Bloom being turned off. The AA even tho I have it set to high cannot be more than 2x. Those are my only complaints and yeah...I did turn in a ticket on the eye thing.
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Lundli
04.17.2012 , 09:04 PM | #27
Quote: Originally Posted by Kabaal View Post
And I suppose all Americans are fat, us Scottish all wear kilts and shag sheep, the French are all called Renee and wear onions round their necks etc etc?
You're saying that isn't so.. omg, I've been lied to

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Kaskava
04.17.2012 , 09:05 PM | #28
Quote: Originally Posted by TutLekump View Post
It's unbelievable to pay $60 and $15 monthly subscription for a game in 2012 with dx9 graphics. Do something about it, please. The game is great, but it kills me to play it on max settings and still look like I'm playing a 2004 game.

I know your reasons, but you can do improvements in the Hero Engine, since you altered it, with or without the updates. If Turbine did it, than you can do it as well. LOTRO is compatible with dx9 hardware AND dx11 hardware, and it looks really good. SWTOR doesn't.

I love this game, don't wanna get fed of it because when I play Crysis 2 after SWTOR I feel like I jumped 8 years in time.

Thank you, and like I said, I really appreciate your work in this game.
Hm. I know a couple other games that came out in '04. Let's look at KOTOR. Lets see, was there any real hair animation? No. Could you see skin blemishes? Only if you were as dark side as dark side could get. Were the eyes at all realistic? Nope. Was there any real detail in the armor? Not really. Were the models as smooth as they are here? No.

What about Halo 2? You know, not even worth my time trying to compare.

You're also confusing graphics with graphical fidelity. No, this game doesn't look like Crysis 2 or the Witcher 2. It's not supposed to. Did they achieve the style they were going for? Yes. A fair amount of realism without being truly realistic. Characters are proportioned properly, and the models, textures, and lights all seem to work out pretty well most of the time.

Not every game needs to, nor should they all, try and look like the next most realistic thing since the last. For one thing, it's starting to get played out. For another, it would limit their possible customer base. Third, with all the effects, it would probably fry a lot CPUs and graphics cards.
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Lord_Ravenhurst
04.17.2012 , 09:07 PM | #29
I agree it looks like 2004, hope the hero engine will get more graphics options soon and BW adds more detail to the world.
But there were some improvements in 1.2 already, hope it will get better.

Draw distance and shadow quality are still a bad joke

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Asturias
04.17.2012 , 09:12 PM | #30
Quote: Originally Posted by Scerge View Post
Rofl, you people and jumping on the bandwagon, if you actually knew stuff about tech you'd know this engine isn't as bad as people like to claim.
Agree engine is fine so are graphics.
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