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Community Q&A Thread Blog Discussion: July 27th, 2012

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Community Q&A Thread Blog Discussion: July 27th, 2012
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Metalmac's Avatar

07.30.2012 , 02:59 PM | #61
This Q and A is nothing but FLUFF STUFF. No data, no help and no use reading.

Answer to Server Lag was all but ignored and is still being ignored by looking at the ansers we get on Server Lag.

Deewe's Avatar

07.30.2012 , 04:28 PM | #62
Quote: Originally Posted by HarbingerZealot View Post
I didn't know that you worked in the accounting department at EA | BW Deewe? So you're saying that subscription fees are the only source of income that EA | BW has diverted to the team working on SWTOR. You don't think they might be getting income (transactions in the black) from anywhere else that might also contribute? You don't think that EA is using other non SWTOR related resources to continue (transactions in the red) working on a project that they believe in (either financially or on principle)?

If the amount of resources, financially or other, devoted towards SWTOR shifts, then as a company, EA | BW will have to address that internally. I doubt that they want to lose subscribers, and I bet they want you to enjoy yourself. But if you are not happy, don't ruin it for those out there who actually do want to know more than just when is this happening and when is that happening.

To be fair: Touche.

But let me retrace my steps a bit to look at your thoughts on this weeks Q&A. According to Deewe:

-It would not have been hard to code in that sprint boosts cannot be used in warzones. (As if he/she knows anything about what it takes to do anything related to develop for the game, also neglecting the fact that this design could give QQ'ers more ammunition to QQ about.) I personally like the choice. On my way to 50 I was able to quickly QT to the Outlaw's Den to loot some Recruit Gear on a daily basis. At 50 I'm able to quickly QT to the BH for dailies. What's not to like?

-The Rakghoul Outbreak event was a failure, and no-one at EA | BW has any idea how to handle making use of the DNA Samples. (Really? If you Google "Rakghoul Outbreak" there is page after page of people commenting on how great the event was. The TorWars crew or the TORked crew, cannot remember which one it was, noted how cleanly it was done compared to other MMO's in one of their podcasts. While there is most likely an equal number of negative pages on this, I am inclined to believe that they revolve around not being able to turn in our DNA Samples (which they did cover, to the best of their abilities at this time), or having invisible companions, as if it is that big of a deal.) I for one, enjoyed the heck out of the event, it brought our guild closer, and I cannot wait for the next one. Oh, and my Crimson Rakghoul takes offense to you comments, and wishes you to retract them.

-Paid character transfer is a must, or people will unsub. (I do agree that I am anxious to get micro-transactions for character transfer, but everything I have witnessed thus far is leading me to believe EA | BW are really putting a lot of effort into server balancing. While I believe the MT character transfer will affect their research, they will work it out. It's not a deal breaker tho. When we want to do that we all just re-roll together, and have a blast earning social along the way.)

-Deewe is angry about crashing. (It was all right there in the A to the Q. They are aware that with the advent of 1.3 uptime has increased but there has been a rampant (maybe too strong) issue with disconnects. If it has happened to you, then you know what is happening when it happens, and he said they are working on it.)

Ha, looks like my post that generated this aggro was removed. Oh well.... "Submit Reply"
Few things: first I'm impressed that my 5 lines generated this wall, no kidding!

It's not that complicated to exclude sprint buff from WZ as they already created the function for say relics or adrenals or even better some skills that doesn't work in WZ either.

Here's a few things that went wrong with the event:
  1. Setting a Wowish / horror movie event as first event in a SW game
  2. Not even setting it in a good time frame like around Halloween (for a horror event)
  3. Not advertising long enough before the start
  4. Not sending emails to the players
  5. Telling players to avoid Tatooine (I know people who avoided it because BioWare told them to... )
  6. Making it so you have to start day one and keep playing every next day if you wanted to get the rewards
  7. Obliging players to go to external web sites to be able to finish the scavenger hunt as players had a very short time frame to complete it.
  8. Forcing players to be tagged PvP on non PvP servers
  9. Setting the vendor in a non neutral spot preventing some players to cash in and making others ganked
  10. Not allowing players to choose the companions kits rewards regarding the short time frame
  11. Tagging players with the plague when many low level felt it as a girefing
  12. Encouraging players to mass group in the fleet and stand afk while waiting to die
  13. Making crystal colors supposedly limited to Razer owners when there were many other color combination available
  14. Only advertising the vendor would be removed a couple of hours before the end of the event

Re-roll isn't an option for everyone. Many players't don't want to go again through the same V.O. story or simply don't have the will or time for it. They don't want to redo all the crafting leveling, datacron hunting and so on.
Yet they want to play with their friends who moved on other servers.
Either they get a way to transfer with their friends or they might more than probably move on and leave TOR>

BTW you didn't read well: I don't crash at all. I just get hit by lag spikes which wasn't the case before the "improvements"

Was the answer long enough
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Ntranced's Avatar

07.30.2012 , 06:02 PM | #64
Quote: Originally Posted by Vernah View Post
That made me laugh out loud, pretty rare event on SWTOR forums these days so +1

GalacticKegger's Avatar

07.30.2012 , 06:02 PM | #65
Quote: Originally Posted by Aus_Jedi View Post
I agree the companion is a bit confusing. Once you reach 50 you really don't do much with your companion. Just dead weight in your ship.
We run HMs with ours and are learning how to micro them in 4-player SMs. Most insane challenge in this game imo.
Can we please just have our pre-KotFE SWTOR MMORPG back?

Vernah's Avatar

07.31.2012 , 09:02 PM | #66
I like how I post that meme, and a day later F2P is announced. Brace yourselves.

roybum's Avatar

08.03.2012 , 12:25 PM | #67
LNSSnorkle: We know players that don't migrate by themselves will have their chars automatically moved. The thing is, how can we know where they will end up?

Damion Schubert (Principal Lead Systems Designer): Once we do automatic transfers, we will be doing everything possible in order to maintain the basics of the current ruleset as possible - PvE vs PvP, regional choice, language (for Europe); so in many cases, you should have a good idea of which populations you are likely to end up with. Another top concern is trying to help the populations that result have a good factional balance. We will give out a specific list once we are closer to implementation of this plan - watch for more info soon!
this statement seems to verify that server merges will eventually be forced or autmated

If i have 8 characters on server A and 4 on server B and 3 on C

then what will happen when A, B and C become one?

Will i have 15 character slots?

What if i only have characters on one server and the server merge happens will i still be limited to 8?