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Developer Update: Technical Changes in Game Update 1.5

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Developer Update: Technical Changes in Game Update 1.5
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bahdasz
10.30.2012 , 02:59 AM | #91
THIS is what you guys work on all day? Not fixing bugs? Not REDUCING LAG? Just adding pretty colors to grass? Seriously; you should be fired, dude. I don't care one bit that my grass is shiny when the sun's out, I do care that I don't lag to high heaven when the sun's out....

GET YOUR PRIORITIES STRAIGHT.

I don't want pretty grass that doesn't increase lag... I want whatever you have to do to REDUCE it. Get your act together.

Fire VanGogh and hire a real game designer please.

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Xevista
10.30.2012 , 03:09 AM | #92
I dont really notice anything different apart from a couple more flowers and zoomed the camera out a bit?
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Lord_Ravenhurst
10.30.2012 , 03:19 AM | #93
Quote: Originally Posted by Tim-ONeil View Post
You are correct sir. The sad part is though in their other games they played they were right. SWG has only 3 developers for the last few years, and STO has only 3 right now.

This game still has dedicated teams for each segment but good luck convincing the knee jerkers that.
ha, yeah with 3 developers/part time graphics artists it would be understandable..
Good thing BW has some hundreds of dedicated specialists working on completely different aspects of the game

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Tylindrox
10.30.2012 , 03:30 AM | #94
Fix the lag. Fix the bugs.

This was a total waste of everybody's time.

Leave the graphics alone, do something productive and that people actually want.

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Laurreth
10.30.2012 , 03:39 AM | #95
Quote: Originally Posted by bahdasz View Post
THIS is what you guys work on all day? Not fixing bugs? Not REDUCING LAG? Just adding pretty colors to grass? Seriously; you should be fired, dude. I don't care one bit that my grass is shiny when the sun's out, I do care that I don't lag to high heaven when the sun's out....

GET YOUR PRIORITIES STRAIGHT.
I think you need to look up how large-scale development works, with different teams and responsibilities and all that.

But of course it would be a great idea to put GFX specialists on net code. Would surely improve things no end

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vandana_
10.30.2012 , 03:56 AM | #96
I unsubscribed recently (along with half of my guild) and uninstalled SWTOR but I must admit...

The grass on those screenshots looks very pretty.
V'ox

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JacksonMo
10.30.2012 , 03:56 AM | #97
Quote: Originally Posted by Zfawver View Post
that is incredible that they are adding sunlight effects! And everyone says how bad this game is. They might want to rethink that.
It is nice that they continue to work on making the game better. I think the frustration you are referring to though is the way some issues DON'T get addressed even when it should be as easy as adjusting respawn rates of quest objects and associated mobs.
Remember what a pain it was to do dailies right after server mergers? There were regularly eight to ten people trying to complete a quest at any given time competing for just a few quest items, it took half an hour to complete a 3 minute quest!
That's the stuff people get really annoyed about. Graphics improvements are nice, but subtle improvements to scenery won't be noticed if it takes months to implement solutions that directly impact the fun of the game.

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lafr
10.30.2012 , 04:23 AM | #98
Quote: Originally Posted by vian View Post
Learn to spell 'resources'.

And they are spending plenty on other aspects of the game - name me another MMO which has had this much new content in the first 12 months - but changes like this are heartening because:
  • they look terrific (good job, guys!!)
  • they tell us that the devs are making longer-term investments in how the engine performs overall; they are thinking long-term, as well as fixing the short term problems.

You want to reduce things to a zero-sum game, but developing such a complex and varied bit of software, over so long a term, is actually a complicated and synergistic thing.
If they're thinking long term, we should not get it too soon. Long term thinking includes a lot of tests and it's not happening.

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SuperDaioz
10.30.2012 , 04:26 AM | #99
Good times the leaves are a little brighter, I can pull funny faces, the shadowing has been optimised and I have a new companion incoming.

Oh wait a minute I couldn't care less.

Quote: Originally Posted by Tylindrox View Post
Leave the graphics alone, do something productive and that people actually want.
Indeed

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bilalnoor
10.30.2012 , 04:45 AM | #100
So many stupid posts in this thread it's unbelievable.