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JovethGonzalez
09.21.2012 , 04:55 PM | #151 This is the last staff post in this thread.  
For those of you that missed the Livestream, we will be publishing it on our website as soon as it goes through the approval and translation process. Thanks to those of you that watched!

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Lord_of_Mu
09.21.2012 , 04:59 PM | #152
Quote: Originally Posted by Solar_Breeze View Post
you don't think we might get one every 6 weeks as per the new development schedule?

Also start to worry even more about the health of the human race seeing how many trolls were on the live chat. I don't understand why you would go out of your way to do such things for a game you clearly don't like. Great job Allison although would of been good to hear a C.Woods - "pachow" each time they were banned :P
The 6 week content thing is a bit of a I'll believe it when I see it.

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ConnorSalak
09.21.2012 , 05:27 PM | #153
Quote: Originally Posted by Lord_of_Mu View Post
Q: Do you have an estimate as to when you'll be adding more mini games such as Pazzak, Pod racing, swoop racing and what not?

Q: Are there any plans to change the crafting system to a hybrid sandbox / themepark system that allows players to design and create their own unique gear based on templates provided by Bioware?

Q: Have you considered creating repeatable mission series that unlock a new mission with in the series each week as a way to feed small amount of content to the player base during the lull between content patches?

Q: Will the player base be able to recover the Ebon Hawk?

Q: What sort of content do you have planned for players that don't enjoy pvping and don't have the time or lack the interest in doing the pve endgame content (Ops)?

Q: When can we expect name changes and character gender / face/eyes/hair (Appearance) changes?
All of the above and:

Q: (When) will you extend the storyline for each individual classes?

Q: When will we see new companion quests (despite HK's)?

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LG_XxLegacyxX
09.21.2012 , 06:16 PM | #154
I forgot ABOUT the live stream OH NO!
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Durasturan
09.21.2012 , 07:16 PM | #155
Quote: Originally Posted by LG_XxLegacyxX View Post
I forgot ABOUT the live stream OH NO!
Don't worry. You didn't miss anything useful at all lol.

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limenutpen
09.21.2012 , 07:30 PM | #156
I liked the life stream, and the replies.

Some highlights.
Class story expands in Makeb.
Everything is and will be story based for SWTOR.
Nightmare Opps; EC followed by TFB with New mechanics.
F2P to be on the PTS a couple weeks before going life.

Reply I did not like. Cathar species success will make due for others to come. I don't like Cathar, I want Togruta like Shaak Ti...
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Deewe
09.21.2012 , 07:54 PM | #157
Quote: Originally Posted by JovethGonzalez View Post
As we mentioned a while back, in lieu of the written weekly Q&A (which we removed due to player feedback), we've increased our DAILY communication on the forums. As an example, please take a look at the Dev Tracker, which is full of useful developer answers as delivered by Allison Berryman.

This livestream Q&A's specific goal is to talk specifically about Game Update 1.4 and the new Free-to-Play option coming out later this Fall. Have any other questions? Ask them in the forums and if they are well-constructed questions, your chances of being answered by our developers will increase substantially. Keep in mind that there is always a limit as to what can be discussed, so we won't be able to answer every single question.
Wow, slow down Cow-Boy.

Players told you to ditch the Q&A because it was worthless. Not because they weren't interested in having questions being answered nor the medium was bad.

In fact BioWare was the one who ruined the weekly Q&A by not answering real questions and even less doing follow-up in the linked threads.

May I quote you here:
Quote: Originally Posted by JovethGonzalez View Post
The weekly developer Q&A is currently the best place to ask questions related to the development of the game. As I mentioned before, we're going to push for more interactions as part of our new plan.

That being said, while you increased slightly the "communication" it's still a one way communication. And I still don't see devs stepping in the forums at all. Finally it does not even help to do that much changes to the game nor your plans either.

Example:
- Players asked for less CC in PvP: you're adding more
- Players asked to buff Commandos in PvP: you nerf them
- Players asked to remove mods extraction: still there
- Players asked for sets stats transfer: where are they?
- Players asked to choose the WZ to queue: not even there.
- Players didn't ask to remove the automated re-queue to WZ: where it is?
- Players told you they don't like 1.2 gear: you continue to reuse it and even dare use it for ads
- Players told you they don't like space mission: you dedicate a whole team to add more
- None player suggested Makeb in the "next planet" Bioware made thread: and you add it
- ...

Now please at least respect your player base because for now you are the one with the burden of the proof.
People have been providing well written questions and great feedback threads for years, since October, 2008 in fact.
So writing "if they are well-constructed questions" is just an insult to most of them.

Quote: Originally Posted by JovethGonzalez View Post
Sorry you feel that way. I'm hoping our actions will speak louder than words and win you over eventually.
Pardon me but so far, regarding most of the feedback is still ignored and you still fail to answer the important question your actions does not speak in your favor Mr Gonzales.

Now, and I'm speaking to both you and the executive producers. If you think you are doing well in the communication and your feeble new attempts would help that much you are either delusional or I don't know...

Have a look at what companies like Trion, or ArenaNet, or even Blizzard do in terms of communication and learn.
Even FunCom @launch was doing much better than you guys now and that's saying something!


If you really want to impress us, then start communicating 2 ways and answering the true questions.
You don't even need us to write them, pretty sure you know them all by heart.

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Gray_Stalker
09.21.2012 , 08:01 PM | #158
I have a question for you.. When will customer support actually be able to help with in game issues? Maye a live chat que in game? Something that makes the player feel as though you care about our game problems. I stayed on hold for over three hours with customer support today, just to have them never answer me. When I called back from another line I got a frustrating message followed by a ring tone. Finally I dd get in touch with somebody who has no power to help me with my issue. Makes me long for free to play, tired of paying people to tell me they can not help me.
Also, why are certain people able to server transfer and others are not? Its become an issue, as the big patch this week seemed to actually hurt the gameplay on the server I am on. Staying on a dieing server until the developers see fit to move a person is not fun for me. Long ques, hanging out at fleet got old in April.
History tends to repeat itself, I remember all to well the guild summet shortly after launch. I was in a guild over 400 strong. So many people were upset with the idea of losing illum over half went back to old games until " swtor gets pvp right". Guess how many of those folks came back... Just saying, its not a good idea to talk as though you care about our thoughts if your actions prove otherwise.

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LeonBraun
09.21.2012 , 09:56 PM | #159
Quote: Originally Posted by Andrew_Past View Post
If done properly, this could be a new way for the developers to have more an interactive conversation with players on key issues. Of course, it could backfire if the developers just cherry pick "safe" questions. I'm hoping that this will be an indication of a better, more open development process.
I agree and applaud the effort. Thank you BioWare and LA. The only thing I'm curious about is why it's in the middle of the afternoon when most folks are still at work (and kids in the west are still in school).
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LeonBraun
09.21.2012 , 10:15 PM | #160
Quote: Originally Posted by JovethGonzalez View Post
For those of you that missed the Livestream, we will be publishing it on our website as soon as it goes through the approval and translation process. Thanks to those of you that watched!
Thank you for the effort in making this happen Community Management =) This was a very good event and looking forward to more interaction with the TOR community.

Also thanks to George and Blaine; public speaking is a very hard task for many people and it was very nice to see the effort put forth in doing this for our gaming community.
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