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Story content in the new expansion

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Story content in the new expansion
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Sverrir
12.18.2012 , 10:26 AM | #1
Hey fellow players.
I was very excited to learn of the new expansion this morning but realising that the storyline is about a diabolical plan of the Hutt cartel, my hopes of Bioware planing to ever make seperate story for every 8 classes again, have faded. I dont want to play the exact story line over and over again on my several characters, diversity in story between classes was one of the selling points of this game and now that Bioware is selling an update, I think they owe their players that much. Ive been playing since day one and I really like the universe Bioware has built but this repetative content isnt as exciting as working your way through personal matters of your character, witch gets you more connected with your character and that was the major thing that drew players to play this game from other mmos....Then slowly repetative content killed the excitement of trying other classes ect. Sure Bioware can throw at us a few flashpoints, warzones, operations and rewards but that will only stay fun for a very short while and will never make this game great. Bioware should focus on making new worlds with only class story content with as little side quests as possible to make replay more fun. I dont want to experience all future planets to be story-wise like Ilum where the story is only faction based.
If this update will have diversity between classes then KUDOS! but if not Id atleast soon want to hear if they ever plan on doing so.

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Sverrir
12.18.2012 , 10:52 AM | #2
found an original thread on this matter:
http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=570875
people seem to care for the individual story content.

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Duffnstuff
12.18.2012 , 11:05 AM | #3
Look I'm grateful for new story content and all the other features announced with this expansion. Especially when it only costs 10 bucks as a subscriber. For those who are whining Makeb wasn't released this year per e3 trailer and isn't free, keep in mind e3 was before a round of layoffs and free to play. The game's schedule of features clearly had to change...deal with it.

The reason I'm posting though is I would like to know if the new story missions will be class specific. If so, ill be extremely happy but I suspect they won't be...which is really unfortunate because that only establishes the precedent to really never have class specific story missions again. I get that they are expensive and costly to produce but then I just feels like makeb really is just another planet with maybe more story missions on it then your typical planet...

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Goretzu
12.18.2012 , 11:08 AM | #4
They've said there will be no "class story" (as in like Ch1 to Ch3 8 seperate stories) in Makeb or for the foreseeable future.

And we can only take them at their word.
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Duffnstuff
12.18.2012 , 11:12 AM | #5
Ok well at least they admitted it then at least I can accept that then holding out hope it might possibly happen in the future. Must have missed that though...was that on the live stream?

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Duffnstuff
12.18.2012 , 11:14 AM | #6
I would also add that new class specific story is expansion worthy to me ie. I would pay money for especially knowing it is so costly for Bioware to produce...

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Royox
12.18.2012 , 11:16 AM | #7
Chapter 4 is different for every class. The trooper will do Trooper stuff, the knight will do Knight Stuff and the same with all the other classes. Makev will be like ALL the other planets, the MAIN quest chain common for everybody and your own class quests.

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TUXs
12.18.2012 , 11:17 AM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Goretzu View Post
They've said there will be no "class story" (as in like Ch1 to Ch3 8 seperate stories) in Makeb or for the foreseeable future.

And we can only take them at their word.
To be fair, we were also told Makeb would be released THIS year...
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Duffnstuff
12.18.2012 , 11:20 AM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Royox View Post
Chapter 4 is different for every class. The trooper will do Trooper stuff, the knight will do Knight Stuff and the same with all the other classes. Makev will be like ALL the other planets, the MAIN quest chain common for everybody and your own class quests.
Look I really hope you're right but I don't think you are...During the live stream, the devs were asked specifically about expansion of new class specific missions I think as it related to Makeb. Their response was basically NPCs on Makeb will recognize the accomplishments of our characters which to me was a vague way of saying chapter 4 (ie. Makeb) will be one storyline for Empire and one for Republic but nothing more specific than that...

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Alavastre
12.18.2012 , 11:27 AM | #10
A non class specific story can be really good. Doesn't have to be class stories all of the time. In fact BW might want to start adding in non class specific story arcs into their game and build up a larger story. But do it in a few quests here and there. Call it something new if you want to.

But I'm not going to say this is bad before giving it a try.
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