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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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10.30.2012 , 04:49 AM | #101
I love it. I'm a detailed oriented person and love to see you guys do your things. I'm not very artsy and love seeing what you guys can do. I'm so jealous!

Keep up the fantastic work!
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10.30.2012 , 04:57 AM | #102
I personally think is an awesome idea!
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10.30.2012 , 05:04 AM | #103
Quote: Originally Posted by LrdRahvin View Post
Why, yes....
Yes, they are
No, the people you'd assign to work on the environment might also be assigned to tackling the hood/helmet issue, but most of SWTOR's issues are a lack of content - not graphic related. The people programming the stuff youd see here do not automatically have the skills relevant to whatever issues you're focused on. Are they mocking you? No. Would it be nice to see this kind of info from the dev's on things like - SGR, Class content, crafting and such? Yes.
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10.30.2012 , 05:30 AM | #104
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
Alright, English is not my first language - you got me there. Congratulations.
That aside, the fact that they are "spending plenty on other aspects of the game" (how you know exactly how they spent their resources beats me) does not change the fact that resources spent on one thing, are resources that could have been spent somewhere else.

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10.30.2012 , 05:38 AM | #105
Tumbs up Bioware !

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10.30.2012 , 05:42 AM | #106
Quote: Originally Posted by hachibushu View Post
Actually, unless this is a new hire just to do this, he's more right than you are. You staff your team with people that are good in certain fields, and sometimes what some are doing are more essential to QOL fixes than others at that time. Does that mean that you get rid of someone who is good at their job and will be useful in the future? I should hope not if you're looking at the long term. They might get busy (or non-essential) work for now, but its a price you pay to have your team ready when something does come up that they need them for that's essential to what you're working on at that time.
You're assuming that the Tech guy could not have spent his time on performance optimisation instead of visual improvements. Which is a wrong assumption.

About hiring/firing and short term vs. long term planning, since we don't know the actual structure of BW, what skills the individual employee and position has, contracts term etc. you might be right and you might be wrong.

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10.30.2012 , 06:17 AM | #107
I love it =) can't wait to see it live. Often come back to my fav planets again just to enjoy the scenery, this will make that even better.
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10.30.2012 , 06:42 AM | #108
As much as (some) people appreciate improvements being made, I'm curious of the range of systems these optimisations are tested on. Since 1.4 myself along with many others have started having multiple crashes during play sessions.

Prior to 1.4 the game ran very stable. Now 1 person (I know, that hardly qualifies as a sample ) mentioned upgrading from 32 bit to 64 bit OS seems to have solved their issues. This got me a little interested and is something I feel your department could give a response too.

So are these changes made with 64 bit in mind? Are they even tested on a 32 bit system or is this a total none issue and simply 1 persons experience with an upgrade? Is it something which has been looked in to?
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10.30.2012 , 07:40 AM | #109
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....


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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10.30.2012 , 07:44 AM | #110
Quote: Originally Posted by vian View Post
name me another MMO which has had this much new content in the first 12 months
Lol, are you willfully ignorant? What about Rift? The amount of content that game received in the first 12 months blows this game out of the water.
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