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Star Wars: The Old Republic State of the Game
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noahjam's Avatar

11.06.2012 , 10:11 PM | #131
Quote: Originally Posted by Jamus_Divinus View Post
Can we have an official announcement on the SSSP (Super Secret Space Project) please?

Some info, timeframe, a screenshot etc.

I know a lot of people who are interested in this subject.

Thanks in advance.
This is what I'm looking for as well.

odonoghuet's Avatar

11.06.2012 , 10:32 PM | #132
I've seen enough empty political claims this year. If you can't give details, you won't make friends. Making a new column to sell nothing makes me less than enthusiastic to pay subscription for end game content.
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Korusus's Avatar

11.06.2012 , 10:37 PM | #133
Can we expect more class stories down the road for each class or is it only going to be Avengers style planet stories from now on without expanded companion dialogues and unique class quests?

Why is it taking a year to implement even small changes like hood over face masks or chat bubbles? Should it really take a year for that to get worked out? Is it really acceptable that companions still don't put their lightsabers away? Hide helm for companion took a year to implement?

Can we get some kind of, any kind of confirmation that BioWare is not backing off from dialogue-heavy cinematic story? Is Makeb the best we can hope for in that department? Why has BioWare stopped talking about story?

Laagee's Avatar

11.06.2012 , 10:38 PM | #134
I am more of a PVE player so my views are more towards the pve play(although I hear a lot of complaints about pvp on the server) I think the biggest problem is the content it self at end game level. It is far to easy. I understand it is hard to create a game for everyone, but endgame content should be hard to complete. Not to be on farm with in a few weeks of the new content coming out.

There is also to many levels of end game. normal, hardmode and nightmare???? By the time you are on nightmare you are so tired of running the same thing. Also it would be nice where there is an ops that has more boss fighting. Have ten or so bosses in the ops so it takes a longer time in the ops to get to the end.

One other complaint I have is gear reconition would be nice. I think all endgame gear should look the same and not be able to be moded. If you make the ops harder and harder to achieve that gear you will get more of a wow factor when you see that character that has the end game gear. At this present time in the game someone could be wearing anything and we would not really know what the toon has accomplished.

And a suggestion for lagecy can you guys tie in a bank to lagecy where all your toons can share the bank? would be so nice and I would spend a lot of credits for something like this.


11.06.2012 , 10:41 PM | #135
you need cross faction chat pure and simple it creates hatred and pseudo celebrities in PVP zones in SWG you had rebels mix with imperials and then when they wanted to after smack talking or whatever they could go FLAG for pvp ANYWHERE and it was ON they'd use the forum and offer 30 guys to come and fight them at their location or guild base alliances were tested boys became men and all that nonsense but mainly what happened was people used forums and chat in game to create their OWN content.

Sure there was objectives but the real pull of SWG was the fact that empire and rebels mingled tatooine should of been your planet that you did this but you made the game for carebears for some reason so when you go to illum its dead because theres too many dailies to keep track of and if you get facerolled by a lone stealth character you just want to give up because you cant TEST THE WATERS in the zone

One day i will wake up and go to illum and say in general "any of you punk imperials feel like trying to take this base we got because we've done our missions here without any of you girly men trying to stop us"

and some brave guild leader will read that......and say "On our way republic scum.

and THAT bioware is how you make a great game. let the players talk to eachother make the PVP area truly all PVP area except for the 2 main bases and you will have SOOOOOO many people come back to the game.

jorill's Avatar

11.06.2012 , 10:41 PM | #136
I think this is a good first step although not exactly what im looking for. I would like to have some detaiils of what is coming down the pipe. I dont care if you say its 6 months to a year away i would like to know the details even if its a long term project. I understand that things can change in the dev cycle but i dont need to know all the specific details.

Hopefully future posts will be more specific. At leat they mentioned they need to pump out content faster.

My one thing is there is really nothing to do with companions once you finish ilum and belsavis mini story arcs for dailies. Maybe either have some solo dynamic gameplay or some dynamic events would really spice things up so i can alternated between that and doing fp's and ops. Just my two cents. Also some word on the space revamp or whatever it is you are doing

Karasuko's Avatar

11.06.2012 , 10:50 PM | #137
Thanks heaps for a place to discuss the statement given by mr hickman!
The first 2 sections of his blog are quite acceptable and even understandable for PR spins.

However the 3rd section really does nothing to address the needs of the oceanic player base. While some feedback is great, I believe mr hickman is totally unaware of repurcussions of delaying till F2P launches.

I have 5 lvl 50's on Master D, I also have another 2 toons on their way to lvl 50 (both are lvl 40), I've sunk approx 15 mill creds into my legacy lvl of 50. In the time I've been on master D, I have seen pop drop by approx 80-90%.
PVP queues are a joke,Pve queues are a joke and Its gotten to the point where I really don't feel like logging on at all due to the fact that I have very very limited options on what I can and can't do due to lack of server pop.

This issue is getting worse as time goes on as more and more oceanic players leave the game or server which is sending it into a further downward spiral.I loved this game but I rarely stay online for longer than 20-30 mins a day due to the fact there is nobody to do anything with. I am guilded and the 1-2 raid nights a week are only my solid play time.

F2P might fix the issue, But if it doesn't, delaying a response till you have assesed the situation will only make matters worse for your few remaining paying APAC customers


11.06.2012 , 10:57 PM | #138
SWG has hundreds of devs trying to revive it because before SONY destroyed it because of lucas it was the most innovative PVP and PVE experience of any game of its time and still is NOONE is going to revive you should you fail because you are WOW with a Bioware twist which you said you wouldn't be and 1 million people found out you were.


with chat opened up you get new contenders new rivalries new turf wars new celebrities and generally a respectful comradery with alliances.

Your warzones are dead because theres no adrenaline theres no losing face............why am i even bothering the idea of a corporation understand equity in rivalry over carebearing micro transactions is never going to happen do what you want noone will be here in a year anyway.


11.06.2012 , 11:10 PM | #139
Just makes me so mad that you could revolutionise a game over night with a simple tweak in how people network and they don't do it.

To explain further so you understand how other games operated (to help revive PVP) you could have 50 imperial players socialising in Illum lording it over the republic because they have the numbers and theres a reason for them to be there because for every scouting mission they take they get some commendations or perhaps thats now the only PVP vendor location so you get people queuing there for warzones but also listening to general chat taking place out there in the vastness of illums dangerous and then one guy thinks you know what i'll get a small army together im going to get my guild and a few others and go TAKE BACK illum for my faction because im tired of my 4 man team gettting steam rolled when i try and take this objective

Endless possibilies are now open to players now you could go find 10 stealth players and you as a tank jedi be bait and ambush or a whole medic team could go in and just out heal the content makes it self because the players have freedom.

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11.06.2012 , 11:18 PM | #140
Quote: Originally Posted by JovethGonzalez View Post
We're working with Jeff to be able to provide consistent, regular updates for this column. We haven't quite nailed down the cadence yet, but definitely look forward to more than just a few per year.
We (well, me at least) would like these updates at least every other month if not once a month - there are still MANY issues that need to be addressed here.
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