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Bioware 'Q&A' - What a joke


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Nanglez
07.27.2012 , 11:22 PM | #1
Seriously, they have time to answer questions that no one could give a flying **** about, but when it comes to answering real questions, Bioware is nowhere to be found. The lack of 'news' in this game is appauling. The fact that Bioware's management team cant seem grasp that keeping secrets is detaching their community from the developers.

People only really come to the forums to post negative feedback now, with one to two posts occasionally being a positive note - how about you LEARN from this bioware, people want more then an occasional response from a Moderator saying "this is an known issue, i'm going to close the thread you spent time out of your day making"



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It's becoming clear that people are responding to this topic without realising the kind of crap we're being fed by bioware. Here are 2 out of 5 of the questions they answered this week for your enjoyment.


Char_Ell:

What is the backstory of the seven pillars on Corellia commemorating the heroes of The Jedi Civil War in BTC 303 (Revan, Bastila, Carth, Canderous, Juhani, Mission, Zaalbar)? How did the people of Corellia arrive at the decision to build the pillars?


Hall Hood (Lead Writer): Monuments to these great heroes who saved the entire Republic were constructed on multiple Core Worlds after the warís end. The motivations behind these memorials differed from planet to planet. Some were built by politicians cynically displaying their patriotism, while others were created by artists and refugees seeking to honor their saviors. Corelliaís pillars, like its many museums, were built as much for tourism as a sincere display of Republic solidarity. Trivia note: a beautiful monument to the heroes stood outside Coruscantís Galactic Senate building for nearly three centuries, but was destroyed by Sith Empire forces during the planetís sacking.

(Apparently this stuff is important in relation to the future of the game ^ which has had a lot of doubt cast towards it lately)

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Skendra:

Question about Legacy! Under Character Perks -> Travel, at 1.2 there was buff for Sprint Speed but locked and now in 1.3 it was changed to Priority Transport. Why?



Will Wallace (Senior Designer): There were both internal and external balance concerns about allowing players to purchase upgrades to Sprint speed, especially as it related to advantages in Warzones. We don't want someone to feel like they have to have an optional purchase to be competitive in PvP. The Priority Transport perks were created as a replacement since they are beneficial for all players without upsetting the balance of the game.


Apparently here, common sense couldn't just prevail for this one user ^ - Hmmm why did they take out a feature they intended on releasing, and replace it with something more balanced. HMMMMMMMMMMMMMM.

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Sharpiie
07.27.2012 , 11:27 PM | #2
I agree, but the fanboys will come in here saying how wrong you are.
For instance
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LordRoth
07.27.2012 , 11:27 PM | #3
Blah blah blah.

Move along.
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Cupelixx
07.27.2012 , 11:31 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by Nanglez View Post
Seriously, they have time to answer questions that no one could give a flying **** about, but when it comes to answering real questions, Bioware is nowhere to be found. The lack of 'news' in this game is appauling. The fact that Bioware's management team cant seem grasp that keeping secrets is detaching their community from the developers.

People only really come to the forums to post negative feedback now, with one to two posts occasionally being a positive note - how about you LEARN from this bioware, people want more then an occasional response from a Moderator saying "this is an known issue, i'm going to close the thread you spent time out of your day making"
Agreed. They might as well just scrap the Q&A. They refuse to answer real questions and all that does is p*** people off. They don't even bother with more than a handful of questions. It used to be 10, sometimes 15. Now it's a p***-poor token offering that's not even worth the space it was posted on.
Please un-break Slicing lockbox missions.

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Tsillah
07.27.2012 , 11:33 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Nanglez View Post
Seriously, they have time to answer questions that no one could give a flying **** about
When you say no one, what you really mean to say is that YOU don't care about them. Don't hide behind numbers, these questions actually came from players, so obviously someone cares about this stuff.
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Cupelixx
07.27.2012 , 11:37 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Tsillah View Post
When you say no one, what you really mean to say is that YOU don't care about them. Don't hide behind numbers, these questions actually came from players, so obviously someone cares about this stuff.
You can argue that there are MUCH more worthy questions to be answered, especially when you consider the state of a great many things in this game. The Q&A has turned into nothing more than a shameless copout.
Please un-break Slicing lockbox missions.

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Claymaniac
07.28.2012 , 12:04 AM | #7
Well, they could just not do a Q&A. Would that make you feel better.

These Q&A's didn't just start happening 2 days ago. They've been around for a while. Most everyone knows what to expect from them. So why do you get upset? Just pretend they don't exist. You aren't getting your "Give me a developer outline for the next 2 years of this game" questions answered. Yet you rage every week? Seems silly.
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Cupelixx
07.28.2012 , 12:10 AM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Claymaniac View Post
Well, they could just not do a Q&A. Would that make you feel better.
That's what I've already suggested. The number of threads and posts about this lately should be a totally conspicuous sign that they're doing community relations wrong. They are doing themselves and the community a disservice. The recent Q&As literally look like they were cobbled together in 5 minutes with wholly fabricated questions and responses.
Please un-break Slicing lockbox missions.

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cipero
07.28.2012 , 12:16 AM | #9
Guys, chill out. It's damn hard to answer 5 questions in a week. Jesus.
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BluBreeze
07.28.2012 , 12:32 AM | #10
yea I am disappointed in the Q & A. I posted a question but it was an easy one just about if they were going to ever let us try on weapons like we can with armor. not a single question answered was worthwhile (some questions were, but the answers they gave were so vague) and their servers being so stable? yeah im sure they are, but the actual files on those noncrashable servers are still bug ridden.

None of their answers inspired hope for me in this game. They've had much better Q&A's but this one...what was the point? Hardly any communication in a long while and then this...5 questions..that's it? The answers werent even that long. I would assume answering those 5 questions took an hour or less to get info about and respond. (I could be wrong but the way it seems leads me to believe that.)

ok /end rant

Positive note: At least they responded I guess, and we'll get our server merge/transfer gifts very soon (I think).