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What is holding back SWTOR the most?

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What is holding back SWTOR the most?

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Ifrica
10.04.2012 , 08:00 AM | #31
Quote: Originally Posted by simplius View Post
and it isnt the sub fee either,,if it was an EPIC SW MMO,,they could charge

A LOT more money for that,,this is , what really confuses me,,they had

THE BIGGEST CASH COW IN MMO within their reach,,and they let it slip away?

im beginning to think , that game was used as a weapon with two purposes:

getting control of BW and blocking the SW MMO market for others use

as i said: an EPIC SW MMO,,id pay 50 $ a month for that,,and pay for expansions too

but perhaps im the only one
you're entitled to your opinion, guess so am i, and i for one am glad this game is here, because i find it epic.
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simplius
10.04.2012 , 08:04 AM | #32
yea look at the list at MMOHUT
there is a reason why most of those games are unkown to most (shudders)
shaiya (urgh) vanguard (cringe)
STEAM has a list of pretty ok F2P MMOs
as for this game? total revamp or bust

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simplius
10.04.2012 , 08:14 AM | #33
Quote: Originally Posted by Ifrica View Post
you're entitled to your opinion, guess so am i, and i for one am glad this game is here, because i find it epic.
epic enough to pay 50$?

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Ifrica
10.04.2012 , 08:17 AM | #34
Quote: Originally Posted by simplius View Post
epic enough to pay 50$?
sure, if i see that i bought PS3 games for 60 euro that only took me a couple hours to finish, then i'd say i get plenty for my 50 euro here. that's the whole reason why i play mmo's, if you compare the price you pay and how much hours you can spend, it's a great deal compared to console games or single player pc games.
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simplius
10.04.2012 , 08:25 AM | #35
agree,,,wow then it really hit the sweet spot on u,,congrats, and yes im a little envious now

i have never doubted that this game did that,,problem is , that theres too few for a game

with so high costs (VOs for new missions and IP license to LA),,it really needs to be a game for casuals

to generate this income they need many players,,and casuals are the only free playerbase in

sufficient numbers

2 hours for 60 euros? i feel sorry for you,,i would foam at the mouth after that

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Ifrica
10.04.2012 , 08:28 AM | #36
well, some people have a job and don't have time to play 12 hours a day, sorry if having an income makes me a casual

oh, and i wouldn't say 2 hours, but ye, i have plenty of games that i finished under 10 hours of gameplay
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XLJedi
10.04.2012 , 08:32 AM | #37
Quote: Originally Posted by iheartnyc View Post
2) EA - according to several accounts, EA considers SWTOR a massive failure and has effectively put this game on the backburner and is silently letting the Bioware people in charge of SWTOR know that their future at the company is limited. Can they provide the resources (time, money, people) to turn this game around?
I would like to read a few of the "several accounts" please...

Do you have any real links or references to share?
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simplius
10.04.2012 , 08:33 AM | #38
but im good,,im building a castle of my unused PC games,,then , at least they can

be used for something

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vandana_
10.04.2012 , 08:37 AM | #39
EA. They rushed the launch, they gave up too early. They laid off everyone and their mother, put a damage-controller "in charge" (J Hickman) and cut funds on future development.
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Glowrod
10.04.2012 , 08:42 AM | #40
This game did just about everything wrong. For me, the biggest thing is the lack of attention to fixing bugs. They are wasting their time with content releases before worrying about bugs! That's just messed up priorities.

The next biggest problem is their lacking of ability to COMMUNICATE. They are so quiet at times that I wonder if they even exist. When people are frustrated by something and there is NO word from the makers, people's frustration turns to anger, and anger turns to hate, and hate turns to lost subs.

I'm less than impressed by the difficulty level. I understand this can be tricky because some people want everything so *********** hard that only a small percentage of players will be able to do it. It seems that BW mistakenly catered to these people and effectively drive the majority of their subscribers away.

I also am not impressed with their credit sink mentality. They spend valuable developer resources making cool new features, but then make it so expensive to "Buy" that 95% of the players will never be able to try it. I'm like, "Really? Five Million credits for a GTN Kiosk on my ship?" I have 4 toons at 50 and the most I've ever seen at one time is 1.5 million. Even the features that are only 500,000 credits are too steap of a price for me to bother with. So did they make these features to cater to the 5% of the players that are so bored that they'll spend hours a day farming credits? Seems incredibly stupid to me.

And other stupid logic things that don't begin to make sense, like charging me a crazy amount of credits to take a mod out? In most cases, they want more than I originally paid for the mod to begin with! And who, exactly, gets my credits for what amounts to Changing my Socks? Is there a department in the galactic government that is responsible for collecting the fee's from people that reconfigure their armor? It's free to put something INTO my armor, and I'm perfectly able to do so myself, but there is a fee to take it out again? This is completely nonsensical. But it's all over SWTOR and it pisses me off.

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