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Let us make the forums more positive
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Basreia
08.04.2013 , 06:36 PM | #1
Hello everyone. I hope you all are well. Star Wars: The Old Republic is a fun, well balanced, great mmorpg with great stories, lovely cutscenes, great companions and overall a fun and enjoyable atmosphere created a lot by the players in game

However, as you cross over to the forums, you will see there are many dismal, degrading, whining, bickering posts that do nothing sometimes but cause chaos, destruction, hate, anger, rage, trolls, drama where there is none. Constructive criticism has all but vanished here. We need to pay more attention to making ourselves better on the forums while we give feedback, suggestions or just plain discuss whether we agree or disagree with something

I know many do not agree with each other at times and sometimes it becomes an off topic bickering fest of ultimate destruction. Many viewpoints are brought up within the post. Let's remember to stay on topic of the post and agree/disagree in a more civilized, decent, respectable manner for everyone's sake

Recently though, I have seen a change for the better. It is MUCH better than this time last year or any other, but it's mostly still dismal and negative. Let's change that so we make this a better place Let's make Star Wars: The Old Republic's game forums the best game forum there ever was. Let's give great feedback with positive views and see things more optimist for both ourselves and others, for an overall general well being on here. The main goal is to have discussions. Not pointless argue matches.

Now! Let's start making the forums a better place. Bye everyone and I hope you take this seriously.

Edit: I have changed the title to be a more understanding and non petition since that is against the forum rules and frowned upon. I was just poking fun with my recent one That's all
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Taorus
08.04.2013 , 06:41 PM | #2
You lost me right here:

Hello everyone. I hope you all are well. Star Wars: The Old Republic is a fun, well balanced, great mmorpg with great stories, lovely cutscenes, great companions and overall a fun and enjoyable atmosphere created a lot by the players in game

Nice propaganda piece though...made me giggle.

Great MMO's do not lose 2 million sub's and go F2p in less than a year.

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Andryah
08.04.2013 , 06:52 PM | #3
1) petitions, of any kind, are pointless.
2) the forums are actually much more positive these days. It's quite possible to have productive discussions these days, even when they are based upon negative thread topics. A year ago... that was not the case.

Sure.. we still get the drive by rage fests and frustration venting without further purpose.. but that comes with the community that plays MMOs.
The MMO player would do well to embrace the nature of reality: Everything is relative, a projection based upon a malleable set of universal laws. Reality is an elastic process in which our individual choices play an active role.

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Amera
08.04.2013 , 07:02 PM | #4
Yes men/fanboys do far more harm to a product/business than critics as a general rule.

Just saying.

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ForceStarRunner
08.04.2013 , 07:18 PM | #5
Petitions are frowned upon in the forums.

Please read the rules of conduct more closely.

http://www.swtor.com/legalnotices/rulesofconduct

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Basreia
08.04.2013 , 07:18 PM | #6
Well, since it is my post I thought I would add an opinion as to what I think the game is. To me, it is a great, well balanced, fun mmorpg Perhaps maybe to some of you you don't like it and are here because you like Star Wars and want to see the game turn around (if you don't like it) or are waiting for something big that really grabs your attention. I understand that.

But to me, for what I see and yes Andryah you know to, a lot of threads are dismal and/or negative in the view of this game. Yes, they have gotten better as of late, but the goal for all of us should be to make it more positive overall and maintain the optimism going forward.

I have yet to see a positive post on this thread
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Andryah
08.04.2013 , 07:35 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Basreia View Post
But to me, for what I see and yes Andryah you know to, a lot of threads are dismal and/or negative in the view of this game. Yes, they have gotten better as of late, but the goal for all of us should be to make it more positive overall and maintain the optimism going forward.
The truly dismal and hyperbolic ones really don't get much traction these days.,

The rant-de-jours that pop every time Bioware releases a patch, or even talks about a patch.... I'm fine with because they invite open and spirited discussion. A year ago.. they would have been gank fest pile ons.. but now days... if they are off base they get debated and rebutted back to sane discussion points in most cases.

The drive_by "I quit" and "I'm pissed, and here's why" threads are not common at all any more and when they do pop, they largely get ignored and relegated to page 10 fairly quickly.

It's mostly healthy debate these days, even when prompted by a negative thread and the entrenched ad hominem specialists that still cling to the forum.
The MMO player would do well to embrace the nature of reality: Everything is relative, a projection based upon a malleable set of universal laws. Reality is an elastic process in which our individual choices play an active role.

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Basreia
08.04.2013 , 07:37 PM | #8
The positive vibes and optimism will and must continue Overall, the forums should be more positive. Yes, it has gotten better, but even more
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ForceStarRunner
08.04.2013 , 07:42 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Basreia View Post
I am poking fun at the ones who think petitions actually do something on a game forum and using the irony to try and create some giggles and funnies. That is all

I see some take it too seriously though So perhaps I need to change the title
Poking fun is frowned upon in the forums.

Please read the rules of conduct more closely.

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Basreia
08.04.2013 , 08:25 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by ForceStarRunner View Post
Poking fun is frowned upon in the forums.

Please read the rules of conduct more closely.
Might as well delete most of the users then Positivity and optimism isn't a bad thing as well as some funnies.
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