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State of the Game #3

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LordHartigan
03.21.2013 , 10:22 AM | #111
I was most pleased to hear about the cosmetic changes we'll be able to make to our characters. Especially the ability to change races. Thank you very much.

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Rafaman
03.21.2013 , 10:22 AM | #112
Hmmm.... typical forum responses... get wrapped around the wheel on 6-8 weeks. Lol! 8 weeks is absolutely great despite whatever peeps think might have been said before. No issues in book with content updates every 2 months.

Next... well, you have the Cartelphobics. Nothing to do there but grin and nod. Yes, yes, EA is destroying the world. Yes, yes, fluff will cost you something. There, there. All better now?

Now, to the actual content of the Jeff's message. Ok, so the state of the game is improving. Generally we can see it with increased pops on the servers. Ok. Agree. Good to see and good to hear. But generally that is stating the obvious.

The barbershop is a great addition and a good bit of information. Don't mind that it will cost something, but... l'll reserve judgement until I see the pricing and the setup. Here is an area where subs should get some preferential treatment in my view in the form of discounts or freebies.

As for RoHC? Well, there is no question that a lot is invested in the success of the xpac. I think it will, in large part, set the course for the year. So... we will see. One thing that is still not clear, are the Cathar part of the expansion or not? It seems like they should be, but I have heard or seen it clearly defined.

In general a positive message. Thanks for the update. But a great deal remains to be seen with regard to the success of the game this year.

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TUXs
03.21.2013 , 10:23 AM | #113
Quote: Originally Posted by WaywardOne View Post
You would get a lot of brownie points for an update with just the hood toggle. Make a 3 second trailer showing a character flipping the toggle back and forth - it will get many hits. It's hard to imagine how big a deal that is for many.
$10 says that's released as a Cartel Market item, like an emote, when it's ready
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iamthehoyden
03.21.2013 , 10:24 AM | #114
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"And Im happy to announce that well be introducing several new features along the way, like a new customization feature, which will allow you to change your character's hair style, eye color, body type, or even species (including the upcoming Cathar!) using Cartel Coins. Look for it in early summer."
Ok, maybe I'm alone in this, but I'm excited about this. Sure, I have some caveats to that - if the cost via cc is ridiculous for a simple change like hair style, I won't be pleased, and/or if there's not some way to buy them with credits via the gtn, I'll be disappointed.

However, being able to finally make changes to a character you built over a year ago in about three minutes and have afterward spent entirely too many moments going "I really wish I hadn't put that scar there" is wonderful! And I've been looking forward to Cathar for a very long time.

Hope this is implemented well.
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rykiana-ferina
03.21.2013 , 10:24 AM | #115
Quote: Originally Posted by RixoFutu View Post
I just really hope for you sake that RoTHC will be bug free ... or very very almost.
might be better off asking BW to pay you for playing the game, might have a better chance than RoTHC being completely or nearly bug free
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Philastra
03.21.2013 , 10:28 AM | #116
They said in the post it will take CC to change appearance...better be below the allotted 500/month subs get. I am really hoping subs get 1 free one o month per toon or something like that.
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Rorichan
03.21.2013 , 10:31 AM | #117
As a subscriber, I'm not really feeling the love from EA recently. Why bring things out that require Cartel Coins that could be bought by in game credits? (ie. the barbershop) I'm already resigned to the fact that all major updates I'm going to have to pay real money for but something that should have been included from launch? It seems quite unfair.

Charge for racial changes.

Don't charge for simple cosmetic changes.
At least, not for subscribers. Have it as an cartel unlock for F2P players. That I would consider fair.

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Lyshar
03.21.2013 , 10:32 AM | #118
"...our 8-week new content cadence..." which was before now presented as 4-6 weeks, which didn't last past newyear (which actually took 9 weeks, but taking longer due to holidays is understandable, would still aim to be shorter in the window then). Well, I don't care if it's 4, 6 or 8 weeks, if new things are added, but the cartel market exclusives I do not count as such.

The barber shop is nice and much desired, BUT CARTEL MARKET EXCLUSIVE? Basic cusomization should be available for credits, at least for subscribers. Not talking about species change or anything drastic, but at least hair/cosmetics should be easy without charging subscribers extra.

With all the cartel market focus it doesn't feel like subscribing will be enough. Do you want to chase off subscribers?

And Cathar... Can you stop advertising them? It started long before beta when you were showing character detail & customization material, and when they were officially announced they kept being delayed and delayed. I was hoping they'd be added with or close to 2.0 (new expansion, new species, new reason to start from the beginning)...

NOW I HIGHLY DOUBT THEY WILL COME THIS SUMMER OR EVEN THIS YEAR! Just stop advertising stuff that is already been delayed so often and readvertised time and again. Just give a more concrete time period for release, if you can't then just don't even mention it. You just keep people strung along, getting their hopes up and eventually they just won't bother to trust anything you say.

Other than that it's pretty vague, but portrayed as a success. Hope that is the case, though sounds like it might just be to ease some minds, so I''m skeptical. To me it looks like it's more and more being cartel market oriented, which tells me it's not doing as good as they want us to believe.

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ElevenBfour
03.21.2013 , 10:36 AM | #119
Rock on, thanks EA. While I can't agree with everything you in in your games, I'm thoroughly enjoying SWTOR since head-start. Didn't think I would find an MMO again, after quitting wow after Cata launch, that would hold me for so long.

Thanks again.

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LtGeneralGezlin
03.21.2013 , 10:39 AM | #120
Quote: Originally Posted by Rorichan View Post
As a subscriber, I'm not really feeling the love from EA recently. Why bring things out that require Cartel Coins that could be bought by in game credits? (ie. the barbershop) I'm already resigned to the fact that all major updates I'm going to have to pay real money for but something that should have been included from launch? It seems quite unfair.

Charge for racial changes.

Don't charge for simple cosmetic changes.
At least, not for subscribers. Have it as an cartel unlock for F2P players. That I would consider fair.
I'm hoping that there will be a "Happy medium" with the barbershop system. Like with legacy unlocks and most Cartel Market stuff, you can use either credits or Cartel coins to buy stuff. I could see the major one (Species unlock) costing a bit, but to change from one hair style to another might not cost a whole lot. (20 CC maybe?)
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