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See the future of The Old Republic!
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Deewe
08.16.2012 , 04:17 PM | #31
Can plz you just stop with these useless trailers?
You're even still displaying the 1.2 gear players found horrid and non SW looking.
You know some of us have still hope the game could be successful.

You are making fool of yourselves and hurting the game more than anything.
Seriously guys it's like you are trying to preach by the example what not to do marketing and communication wise.

If you have nothing to say then just don't advertise it.

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Ultimatummark
08.16.2012 , 04:19 PM | #32
I Love this game, I really do, star wars has always been a big influence on me, so I think this game is exactly what star wars fans need.. but at the same time i have yet to see one reply form an admin or moderator answering the many asked questions in this thread, all we want to know is when is this coming out or when the HK droid is available. The many planets being open areas was a great idea, the crafting FANTASTIC, classes are all star wars oriented and great to play with, so instead of adding more of what we already have why not go through these forums, see what your gaming community wants, then meet those needs and expand the population! I could never get into world of Warcraft, to me this game is better then WoW, but blizzard listens to their players and meets their needs. No one cares about the overall vision you people have, we want an original and fun game, but it can only go so far before its just to pathetically overwhelming. Free to play will still diminish your game, over a few years this game will die, you people want to save this game then look at all the ideas people have and act on them, the players who play your game everyday and love it for what it is, will always have ideas to throw around, just saying, sometimes its good to listen to other people and act on those ideas.

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Firnen_Zodd
08.16.2012 , 04:19 PM | #33
Finally a new playable species! If they finally make Togrutas a playable species I'm set

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Galvatron
08.16.2012 , 04:29 PM | #34
Courtney Woods please tell the devs we are tired of the same information we had over a month ago. This video is nothing new and tells us nothing of whats planned for SWTOR in the future we don't already know.

You can easily see I'm a supporter and defender of SWTOR by my past posts but this was just a lame try at fooling people into to thinking new solid information was being released. I clicked on this video all happy with glee thinking about damn time we got some solid new information only to be pissed off.
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LarenDahe
08.16.2012 , 04:37 PM | #35
It's been said, but I'll say it again: You covered this with a video from E3, which originally had the Cathar in it then you had that cut out for the trailer you kept on the website for some odd reason. (Did you hire Big Brother recently? Am I going to be taken to the Ministry of Love after I post this?)

It had no ETA, other than soon-ish I'm sure. Which was fine, awesome, great, terrific, I'm laid back and one super awesome Bioware fanperson who worships the ground you walk on. I've been a Bioware fan since I played KotoR, if someone ask me my favorite gaming company I answer: Bioware

The problem is, I followed TOR from the time it was a rumor and I got all excited when they announced the team down at Austin and I was like "ooooo, KotoR 3..." then I found out the MMO bit and was like "Ooooo, I kind of like MMOs but they lack story, and I'm sick to death of fantasy which I never liked as much as science fiction anyway).
So I followed this game from that early on before it was officially SWTOR, I ate up every little bit of news, preached your virtues but at the same time I kept a level head... I'd watched the videos, I knew what I was getting and I was happy. I was happy when I finally got into beta in July of last year and got to stay in and finally I wasn't just pining away playing other games while waiting for the real one to release. I bought the collector's edition, I've been subscribed since day, I've rolled my eyes at idiots who've picked you apart and on occassion foolishly replied to these same people.

Now though... this video... I'm not saying it's the sole cause, ME3's ending was a kick right in the sensitive parts and killed a little bit of that rabid Bioware fan in me... but that video kind of hurts. You're so afraid to give us a timeline because of course people will rip you apart for it no matter how you preface it. Which you did with the launch too... The problem is silence is a killer, especially now. I love the activity you're kicking up, or trying to anyway. The problem is you're still afraid to answer questions it feels like. Future content is super secret! At least the release date of it. You can't even say when you'll put something on the Public Test Server apparently?

I understand the fear, but you're telling me this game is going Free to Play, you're telling me this game costs 15.00 to buy a copy now. So you're spending time making this free to play and thinking up ways to make money off that while giving me another video of the same content you've named with only a few quick shots of something going on and absolutely zero information on WHEN.

I never had a problem with monthly subscription fees, because I tell myself it's server upkeep, bug fixes, and new content. On the other hand, I absolutely hate with a passion this "Free to play" crap because it's not free to play, it's a lie that the public is so happy to buy into. Maybe your prices will be reasonable... though I have no faith in this thought and will believe it if I see it. When I see it.



tl;dr

I admit, I'm a little snippy because I'm not much of a fan of any of the races and at least Cathar is new and I think it'd fit perfectly for my Commando and probably my Bounty Hunter so really all I want to know is when can I get my Cathar? That'd totally mellow me out a little bit.

Free to Play has me worried about the future of a game I spent years following and I've spent over a year playing (counting beta), and that you're spending all your time on this instead of rolling out the stuff you mentioned in June for the people who're still paying you money.

Your fear of giving us information about new stuff is annoying. Please ease up on it. We're not America and you're not North Korea. Communication is nice, communication with actual news is nicer.
Don't Panic!!

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Rakugo
08.16.2012 , 04:38 PM | #36
I want Nautolan and Togruta as playable races dammit. but still im excited and its like some guy said we know this is comming. we just want to know when. my bets are after gamescon where they prolly wil reveal allot more
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Vermas
08.16.2012 , 04:46 PM | #37
No release date, no new information.. move along folks, nothing to see here.

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LUCASCASADEIS
08.16.2012 , 04:46 PM | #38
i didn't see HK-51 in the video, i guess it will be in swtor soon, right?

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Darth-Malice
08.16.2012 , 04:49 PM | #39
Look the same information that was given to us months ago! Get your act together Eaware because your about to lose another nice chunk of your playerbase to Guildwars 2 in a few weeks.
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Oggthebase
08.16.2012 , 05:11 PM | #40
you are announcing more content more frequently, but that's already what James Ohlen stated five months ago.

Since then, updates have become rarer and rarer (1.1 being one month after launch, 1.2 two months after 1.1 and 1.3 3 months after 1.2....), and you've had two rounds of layoffs.

I'm especially doubtful as you're announcing the new operation for next month but the test server is still down, therefore none of the cutting edge guilds would be able to give you any feedback on the boss mecanisms and strategies, and you won't get any bug report.

I don't know who is in charge now since none of the recent announcement have been done by James, but that person knows even less about proper development cycle than James...