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Alec_Fortescue
08.06.2013 , 03:24 PM | #1
How about paid DLC-style class story packs which would feature continuation to our class stories?

Featuring new personal adversaries, friends and old allies alike? Sold in DLC-style similarly to Makeb and released over the year, perhaps in 3 month breaks. A story pack could feature two different chapter-long stories, one per mirror class. Which should result in about 10-15 hours of gameplay. There are so many planets in SWTOR at this stage that it would be reasonable and really cool to make those missions take place in some instanced areas, added for the purpose of story packs, on the existing worlds. In my opinion, using already existing worlds and adding few instances (you did it for the binocular quests!) would cut the costs. It would be also great if those story packs would include Theoretika or MacroBinonacular style of quests.

Do you really think it would be too expensive? This is totally in the style of Mass Effect / Dragon Age DLC (all that voice acting and new missions appear to be even more than I suggest for the mission packs) but here we could totally set on using plenty of the already existing assets.

I think it would be satisfying for all the lovers of personal stories. I really hate how it is going right now and Makeb-style shared stories are not satisfying for me.

In my opinion we're getting way too much cartel market stuff monthly. Maybe we could cut this by half and have cartel market team try making paid story content?

Regularly added class missions, spread over time like this, might work. Not to mention that releasing one smaller pack, instead of one huge one with stories for each class at once, would give some ground to test how well they can sell.
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theUndead
08.06.2013 , 06:16 PM | #2
I think its a great idea in theory but I worry about it's implementation. But I do want to remind you that we do in fact have a new daily area and new flashpoints so more actual stuff is coming. I supposed just not fast enough at times. But again I like your idea

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Darth_Moonshadow
08.06.2013 , 06:21 PM | #3
This is a great idea. Plus, by separating the Class stories from the planets, we can enable Republic/Empire storylines that are completely independent of class, which opens the doors for possible defection, and kills two birds with one saber throw!
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shortchick
08.07.2013 , 03:48 AM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by theUndead View Post
I think its a great idea in theory but I worry about it's implementation. But I do want to remind you that we do in fact have a new daily area and new flashpoints so more actual stuff is coming. I supposed just not fast enough at times. But again I like your idea

/Support
I don't think this is so much a cry for more content, but more CLASS-SPECIFIC content. The only reason SWTOR has a stranglehold on my wallet and my free time over WoW is that, despite the same basic missions every planet, I get a whole storyline I've never played when I start a new class. Class missions are why I fell in love with this game, and knowing that the class-specific missions are most likely dead breaks my little Sithy heart.

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Alec_Fortescue
08.07.2013 , 04:31 AM | #5
Didn't expect positive responses, especially from Moonshadow ;]

As I said, cut the cartel market content in half and sell us class stories instead of new packs monthly. We don't need to explore new planets.
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Callaron
08.07.2013 , 04:48 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by shortchick View Post
I don't think this is so much a cry for more content, but more CLASS-SPECIFIC content. The only reason SWTOR has a stranglehold on my wallet and my free time over WoW is that, despite the same basic missions every planet, I get a whole storyline I've never played when I start a new class. Class missions are why I fell in love with this game, and knowing that the class-specific missions are most likely dead breaks my little Sithy heart.
They are a big part of what's kept me around for so long now - and sadly they are pretty much at an end for me, my last two alts need to finish up a few more planets (well, one planet in one alt's case) and then I'm completely through all the Class stories.
Going through Makeb at least four more times holds very little appeal for me compared to the class stories.
So definitely /supported as well!
I'd buy those packs without a doubt, though it would be cool if they were handled the same way the Secret World handles their new missions.
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Callaron
08.07.2013 , 04:51 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Alec_Fortescue View Post
Didn't expect positive responses, especially from Moonshadow ;]

As I said, cut the cartel market content in half and sell us class stories instead of new packs monthly.
Not sure how doable monthly would be, but I'd gladly settle for bi-monthly, or quarterly I suppose, compared to the current never again it'd still be a good deal.
Heck, if it worked out well enough they could hire on some additional folks to have a third team to work on them.
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Darth_Moonshadow
08.07.2013 , 05:43 AM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Alec_Fortescue View Post
Didn't expect positive responses, especially from Moonshadow ;]

As I said, cut the cartel market content in half and sell us class stories instead of new packs monthly. We don't need to explore new planets.
Hey, just because I don't support every player suggestion I see doesn't mean I don't know quality posts. I call it as I see it.
  • It's the same damn top as the Jedi Character at the starter window.
  • Ships are cooler than condos.
  • Treek sucks.
  • We need more story content.
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Alec_Fortescue
08.07.2013 , 06:23 AM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Callaron View Post
Not sure how doable monthly would be, but I'd gladly settle for bi-monthly, or quarterly I suppose, compared to the current never again it'd still be a good deal.
Heck, if it worked out well enough they could hire on some additional folks to have a third team to work on them.
Of course monthly would be too fast. I suggest 2 class stories per 3 months with less cartel market content every month, but maybe a gambling pack could appear once every 1.5 month or 2 months.
Si vis pacem, para bellum

Traditional Jedi robes please! And then I am gone from general discussion. Promise! :]
Devs, it can't get any more iconic and traditional than this: http://i.imgur.com/9ha8ELu.jpg http://i.imgur.com/2NoBT6o.jpg http://imgur.com/7nHRBnW http://i.imgur.com/5J9oXnP.jpg http://i.imgur.com/ek3XDEc.jpg

I would love KotOR 1 Jedi robes, too!

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Roennest
08.07.2013 , 01:18 PM | #10
I agree! We where promised an story MMO, and that was delivered, at first. The game is turning from the principle that sold it. Bring it back, I pay every month hoping too see it in the next expansion..