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hadoq
11.28.2012 , 02:49 AM | #1
Well, with all the rants from entitled, spoiled kids (just before you start posting a rant on how you paid and everything should be perfect, just think of all the kids in the world who don't even know what internet is, those who harvest the cocoa to make the very chocolate bar you're eating, probably half your age or less. Or those living in warzones, you get my point, or you don't, whatever...)


Anyways, I've been playing since april-ish or so, doing mostly solo, some grouping. Bought a subscription for myself and my son (this is his first MMORPG) who is also a star wars fan.

We've been having a blast, trying out all the classes, enjoying the game.

I've been a first time subscriber of SWG which was, in my opinion, the greatest MMORPG ever (it actually changed my life in that it gave me the courage and confidence to make my own business, seeing how my virtual business was doing ingame).

I didn't have much hope in SWTOR, but got a calm period of time in my business so I decided to give it a try. Of course, it's more wow-like than swg-like, but I wouldn't have the time to dedicate to a realistic MMORPG anymore anyway.

The hybrid class system is very well designed and while I usually play tank exclusively, I found myself enjoying heal and dps as well. so well done here bioware.

The storyline is great for all classes, immersive and well designed. The legacy system is brilliant, especially for players like myself who like to build characters then start over with different classes, it makes the grind much easier and less painfull.

Space combat is definitely behind, maybe take some ideas from SWG there, SWTOR lacks the social aspect that SWG had in space (multiplayer operated spacecraft, spaceship crafting, bosses etc...)

The graphics are beautiful as well as easy on the computer

All the "little tools" are also usefull, group tool, pvp/warzone tool, the map is great.

and the game is getting better and better.

of course there are issues, but as a player for more than 25 years now (I was born just before the video game era started), I understand that such a complex piece of software, designed to work on so many and different computers is bound to have little bugs. In that regard, I admire your reactivity in addressing those.

Obviously, with the world as it is now, and as a parent myself, I can only disagree with the attitude of entitled brats, asking for perfection from others, but not even able to spell their own native language. It's not my first MMORPG so I'm used to the same rants from the same kind of people; those who don't understand that there always are two sides of everything, one good, one bad. if you focus on only seeing the bad, your life will be miserable (just like most people out there), if you do focus on the good, things are pretty nice for people like us, living in dominant countries. The fact that we can access internet, and play games with people all over the world is a miracle of technology that even the brightest minds couldn't think about just a couple of decades ago. And I'm glad the gaming industry went along with it.

SWTOR is a great MMORPG, of course it's designed for a wide audience so it's very accessible and simplistic (try eve online) but it's fun, and that's what games are all about, fun. I'm having fun with SWTOR and I'm happy to keep subscribing.

keep up the good stuff Bioware, haters gonna hate, it's their own life that they make miserable with such an attitude. But I'm glad you guys at BW make my life a little better by releasing such a great game and sticking with it the way you do.
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OstrawaO
11.28.2012 , 03:25 AM | #2
Yep, well said, great job BW - we have tons of fun!
But continue to do even better.

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Ravanofdarkness
11.28.2012 , 04:41 AM | #3
I Agree with your post, while i really enjoy the Game it really lacks on End Game Content and i wouldn't mind seeing another Act IV in the future for all Classes which really got me hooked into SWTOR. Also, i would love the Space Combat to improve alot because the current Space Combat is fun here and there it's really nothing more but like an iPhone Game and i rather see the Open World Flight Space Combat from Star Wars: Galaxies to be implanted to the Game. I know alot of you People claim that's not possible but it is possible and there are Single Developers out there that used the Hero Engine that also is being used in SWTOR to demonstrate that the GameEngine can pull that off very well and i would also like to beable to customize the Interior of my Spaceship or change the color of my Spaceship or even purchase a new one. Not to mention that i would enjoy seeing a Vendor being added in the future maybe were we could go to to dye our Clothing to the color we want and maybe see some more effort put into releasing new Gear instead of Re-releasing the same old Gear Models with different colors and renaming them into something else. Other then that the Game is great.
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JustTed
11.28.2012 , 04:43 AM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by hadoq View Post
SWTOR is a great MMORPG...
Quick question: Do you like the Star Wars prequels?

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Chugster
11.28.2012 , 05:11 AM | #5
well said good sir, we all find bugs annoying, especially when they are major like this one, but they happen and it seems that it will be fixed within 24 hours and all those 'spoiled brats' as you call them probably feel very silly right now....or are too stupid to even notice

I have also been gaming for nearly 20 years and appreciate seeing rational-minded souls on any forum
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davidpop
11.28.2012 , 05:26 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by hadoq View Post
Well, with all the rants from entitled, spoiled kids (just before you start posting a rant on how you paid and everything should be perfect, just think of all the kids in the world who don't even know what internet is, those who harvest the cocoa to make the very chocolate bar you're eating, probably half your age or less. Or those living in warzones, you get my point, or you don't, whatever...)


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Okay, so because the world is a hard place to live, i should not expect to get what i paid for....

All those things you list are terrible, but there are lots of ways to help make the world a better place, but on these forums i will talk about SWTOR as thats what they are here for, if i want to discuses how the help starving kids in Africa, i will go to who.com, you get my point, or you donīt, whatever....

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CapKill
11.28.2012 , 05:38 AM | #7
I agree completely with the OP... being 41 of age and also about 25 years of gaming I think I (we) can judge somewhat better on this then a lot of the negative guys around ... Also : NOTHING is only negative or positive, posting only negative things is just unfair and not right (like a lot on these forums do).

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Loladarulz
11.28.2012 , 05:47 AM | #8
Nice post. Agree with mos of that. +1

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Ellif
11.28.2012 , 06:00 AM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by CapKill View Post
Also : NOTHING is only negative or positive, posting only negative things is just unfair and not right (like a lot on these forums do).
True, but posting only positive or discouraging people from posting what parts of the game/service/product they feel need improved is not good for the game or the consumer.

Rather than discouraging people from complaining, calling them names or saying "others have it worse so don't complain" it's far better for us all if people are instead encouraged to post their complaints constructively. Encourage people to discuss the good and bad so that Bioware/EA can get an idea of what people enjoy and don't. What they'd like to see etc.

Yes I find the game fun, yes I've encountered very few bugs personally and while parts of the game do frustrate and have room for improvement the games still worth (imo) the money I choose to pay to play it. That doesn't mean I can't expect improvements and it doesn't mean I shouldn't criticise or complain when my expectations aren't met. 2 recent examples are the cartel coin issues (players not getting complimentary ones or ones they've purchased) and the companion gear bug that makes them very frustrating to use.
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SleepyJoeFriday
11.28.2012 , 06:08 AM | #10
I'd agree with the OP on most points.

The monthly subscription is less than I'd spend in an hour at the pub or on a couple of packets of cigarettes if I smoked and isn't really an issue for me. I'm more upset if I buy a "boxed" game for the price of 3 months SWTOR subscription that I then finish in 8 hours. I certainly get more than 8 hours SWTOR play in a month, let alone in 3.

Yes there are a few problems, the end game for one, bugs for another.

My main gripe is BioWare's QA process or apparent lack of before patch release. The fact that old bugs reappear from time to time smacks of a lack of automated testing or very poor automated testing.

Let's be honest graphical bugs can be notoriously difficult to track down and are more difficult to unit test, but basic data handling (such as the recent companion bug) is easy to test automatically and bugs should be caught before patches are released.

In the same vein if players are having problems with certain functionality on the test server then it shouldn't be included in a release. It's far better to release less functionality THAT WORKS in a patch than a lot that doesn't. Quality not quantity is what we're after here.