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Star Wars: The Old Republic State of the Game #2

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Star Wars: The Old Republic State of the Game #2
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supafreak's Avatar

01.02.2013 , 05:28 PM | #181
Quote: Originally Posted by Nozybidaj View Post
What a completely underwhelming turn of events. These guys are running quite the clown show out there. So a few SG NPC flirts is the bone they are throwing us. Now they can legitimately claim "Horray look at us, we totally support the GLBT community. We are so awesome!" Without having to actually support the GLBT community.

Totally done with this game now....
if this is your main concern we are better off than some people think. the current companians arent written to be gay and itd be lazy to white wash them with a gay option. True sgra need new gay companions written, fleshed out, designed, and voiced which takes time and resources that are better used elsewhere for now, and they need to work into the story arc for each class. Be patient, and use your imagination for a little bit longer and soon you can hit on npcs and hear them flirt back.
Death By Snu Snu- The Spirit is Willing But The Flesh is Spongy and Bruised

Wudlees's Avatar

01.02.2013 , 05:30 PM | #182
One: Why oh why oh why do we not have SGR? It's really sad. And most of all, why have they not added more class story? Who cares about operations and PVP, I want more class story and more companion story. Add more single player content, make it immerse us like good story does, and keep up companion relations. This should be the top-priority of SWTOR. By the way I have been subbing since August and I will continue to sub but I'm really getting annoyed.

Lent_San's Avatar

01.02.2013 , 05:34 PM | #183
Quote: Originally Posted by Sargon View Post
I'm not opposed to these options being added at some point in the future, but it should be very low on the priority list.
So, since it was announced before launch as a post-launch feature, 1 year of waiting time is still not low enough on the priority list?


Firolas's Avatar

01.02.2013 , 05:37 PM | #184
Pffffff. What about the fact the game is now sooo easy,
Anyone can get 63 level gear, hell all you need is to do dailies and buy from GTN.

All the operations and flashpoints have been nerfed to death.
Denova hardmode/nightmare and TFB HM/NM is the only challenge left,
Which is pointless cause every noob has the same gear even without doing ops.

Pffff nerfed to death. Thanks

RyderQuanTy's Avatar

01.02.2013 , 05:41 PM | #185
Topic #2: World PvP What happened to making Ilum better? What is going on with Open World PvP? Answer: We have not forgotten Ilum! I think you will see (fairly soon) the answer to this question in the game itself - something big [I]is coming to the Western Ice Shelf, but its quite a departure from what was there before. As for pure Open World PvPwell, thats a more difficult proposition.

Let me say first i have been a bioware fan sine BG and love you games, this is my firs mmo and im loving it. The pvp is awsom and does not get the respect it deiseves. But any way This line has me very excited. I would love to see organic pvp that is directly related to a story line with multiple conclusions depending on the pvp results. Looking foward to the new pvp.

[I]We are dedicated to providing excellent PvP experiences to our players, but we intend to focus our energy on PvP Seasons and new Warzones.

I am going to speculate that the character transfurs to PTS may be a test for x server pvp Lets hope so. Aas I said above the team tactics of the pvp are just awsome so many combinations and cross class combos to put together. I remember how many players came back at the announcement of ranked when it did not materialize they never returned. Some small changes thet would foster ranked and comrodary and rivalry would be to put wz daily and quest brop off on tantuinee(?)cores den? but both factins could be there and pvers would more lokley be on the fleet still. Being able to communicat with the other faction after the match and talk smack and take outside for a dual would be cool. It would also provode pvpers a place to find each other and hel ranked team develop. gear and such could be on the fleets giving everyone a reason to go there and that fleet pass could be put to use.

One last thing when making new wz the enviroment like hutt ball has such a drastic effect on the game. elevations, cover for snipers ans los tactics, tight areas, wide open, divers maps will support ands foster diverse class requirements.
" The force is only for defence. There is no why"

darklordpotter's Avatar

01.02.2013 , 05:44 PM | #186
Quote: Originally Posted by Lexlo View Post
Hours and hours of development time spent so people can watch a fade-to-black scene followed by 2 mails with Tier 3 Purple Gifts in it. NOW FEATURING SAME-SEX EMAILS!

And yet you haven't added chat bubbles.

You haven't added a GOOD means to talk to the opposite faction and build rivalries like a Faction-Neutral chat channel. Using /say is not cutting it.

You made CC's I-win buttons and threw out any form of competitive pvp with insane burst damage specs.

And you still haven't balanced the animations yet (HINT: Shadow/Assassin Pull abilities instantly move the target to your location, Powertech/Vanguard pull has a noticeable delay that is constantly exploited against.)

But thanks for the SGRs! I can now play out my fantasy of seeing my Female BH receive saucy emails from Mako/Female NPC X. The 20 seconds of aesthetic lovey-dovey fluff far outweighs the balancing of content I put hours into.

Actually given it's NPC only you might get a fade to black but probably you'll get a [Flirt] dialogue option that goes precisely nowhere and effects nothing - like the other NPC romances in the game.

As regards the topic:

Egads! It speaks. Doesn't say anything we don't already know apart from the SGR thing but I suppose it's actual communication so that's something.

Having said that it was pathetic it was a couple of paragraphs basically amounting to SOON (tm) for things you committed to delivering months ago. No mention of class story or space hell it didn't even mention Cather and they were announced in June.

It also didn't mention any of the concerns most often expressed namely:
Customer Service

Basically for someone trying to be "as frank and open as possible" you failed badly. Go away get some actual information and try again rather than "everything is going to be awesome" maybe even try to commit to fixing some of the issues currently affecting the game.

Yinican's Avatar

01.02.2013 , 05:48 PM | #187
No mention of balancing classes (Smash, commando, Merc). I love my commando, that class could use some improvements. I hope you put fixing bugs, above adding content. I love swtor, but you really need to listen to your playerbase.

Though, looking forward to the digital expansion and all the things you are going to do with swtor.

Genuine's Avatar

01.02.2013 , 05:51 PM | #188
Quote: Originally Posted by Glzmo View Post
All I wanted to hear was that chat bubbles for spatial chat are actively being worked on coming in the next month or two. Yet no mention of them whatsoever. Very disappointing, Hickman!

By the way, the discuss this article link on the blog isn't working.
as long as they can be disabled i dont like them


01.02.2013 , 05:51 PM | #189
Quote: Originally Posted by Tatile View Post
You guys deserve a week's worth of blog posts all to yourself. And some hugs.


I am serious on both accounts.

Pester Bioware till they're as sick of you as you are of them.
I'm pretty sure we have a 150+ page forum post 100+ in game tickets phone calls to customer service nothing has happened Bioware have a long way to go before they can even get close to being sick of us as much as we are of them

DarthBandeth's Avatar

01.02.2013 , 05:55 PM | #190
Communication. That's what we need more of. I for one am thankful for the update.
"No amount of action or explosions is as interesting as a good story." ~ Christian bale

Stole this CE key off of a dead fan.