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View Poll Results: Vote for what you want most for future content...Pick up to 5
Class Story 2,482 69.84%
Operations 998 28.08%
PvP Content (Warzones, Arena's etc) 1,350 37.99%
Companions 963 27.10%
Space Content (beyond what is coming already) 644 18.12%
Planets 1,491 41.95%
Crew Skills and Crafting 607 17.08%
Character Customization Options (Hair, Faces, Body sizes, etc) 863 24.28%
Legacy 889 25.01%
Mini Games (Sabacc, Pod racing, pazaak, etc) 1,368 38.49%
Playable Races 1,047 29.46%
New Class 1,476 41.53%
Other 231 6.50%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 3554. You may not vote on this poll

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Lord_Ravenhurst
11.11.2013 , 01:28 AM | #631
Quote: Originally Posted by OddballEasyEight View Post
Especially now that the results have been bloated by special interest groups...
yeah, canīt believe how anyone could bloat class stories. Itīs a huge scam.

also this

Quote: Originally Posted by Bugattiboy View Post
This poll is pointless. You don't really expect EA will listen to you, do you?

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Kingjimtheking
11.11.2013 , 02:02 AM | #632
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
I won't disagree with any of the points you have made. Polling definitely has many benefits, and understanding player feedback from the forums is certainly a component of that.

You didn't actually hit on the reason we don't do them generally, and that is perception. I realize I just insinuated that there is a perception problem (dirty words!!!) but hear me out first . Unfortunately the forums can exist in a vacuum. That is, that people will often think that what is reflected in the forums is always the reality of how things are for everyone. Polling all too often reinforces that belief. Let me give you an example.

Let's say someone posted a poll "What Warzone map style would you like to see next in a new map? Huttball, Alderaan, or Voidstar"

After 2 weeks or so of voting, Alderaan has the most votes with 40%, and 300 people voting for it. 3 months later, we release a new patch, and we have a new Huttball map. The general users of the forums, will not be pleased. If you look at the poll and only at the poll you will get things like "EVERYONE AGREED WE WANTED ALDERAAN!" By making the poll, it is implied that the poll is the core metric to a decision being made; it is just one component. That is not to say forum opinion doesn't matter, of course. It is just that it is merely a sampling.

Think of it this way... in my previous example 300 people voted for the winning selection. I will spare you the math, but if hundreds of thousands of people play SWTOR, 300 is a fraction of a percent. We can't sway entire decisions based on just that poll. However, people look to polls to justify decisions and unfortunately things just aren't that simple.

That is the long form on why we typically don't do polling.

TLDR - People assume poll results indicate // guarantee actual majority opinion and assume it will solely affect decision making.

-eric
I think that this is completely true and I was starting to think of how one might go about getting a more accurate idea of what people want and it dawned on me, what if when you logged into swtor a poll popped up on the character selection screen or log in screen (I thought maybe the character selection would be best because it would be easier to limit it to 1 vote per account) and basically have it ask the question of what the players want. If you had it run for 1 or 2 weeks then you would be able to get feed back from the majority of active players. I understand that you would likely have to make the game capable doing a poll but with the space battle update coming in 3 or 4 weeks you might be able to include it in that update. Also to deal with the fact that some people would point to it and say "what you are putting out isn't what people want!" you could simply not release the results but instead once the poll ends put something out that says: "Thanks everyone for you feedback, we are glad to announce that over the next [some amount of time] we will be focusing mainly on releasing content relating to X, Y, & Z."

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chuixupu
11.11.2013 , 02:34 AM | #633
Quote: Originally Posted by eartharioch View Post
What's *really* funny is how many days you think are in a week...the poll was posted on 2013-11-04 - -six days ago. Bioware/Eric posted on 2013-11-07, causing it to appear on Dev Tracker, and more than 50% of the replies occurred after BW/E's post.
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Gokkus
11.11.2013 , 04:02 AM | #634
A NEW PLANET, a hundred times A NEW PLANET.

A real one, not oricon or CZ-198, one with multiple rep/imp bases, new critters, new (non-daily) missions and stories, one that feels whole (unlike Makeb), one that makes me feel immersed again, one that does not resemble an existing planet too much.

Without new planets, Im fairly certain class missions wont continue. Every chapter had at least a 3 planet arc. So if we get more planets, we get more class quest.
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Lenlo
11.11.2013 , 04:11 AM | #635
Quote: Originally Posted by Gokkus View Post
A NEW PLANET, a hundred times A NEW PLANET.

A real one, not oricon or CZ-198, one with multiple rep/imp bases, new critters, new (non-daily) missions and stories, one that feels whole (unlike Makeb), one that makes me feel immersed again, one that does not resemble an existing planet too much.

Without new planets, Im fairly certain class missions wont continue. Every chapter had at least a 3 planet arc. So if we get more planets, we get more class quest.
I want Naboo so we can kill Gungans.
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Ershiin
11.11.2013 , 05:25 AM | #636
1. Other: Want speech bubbles more than anything.
2. Class Story: This is probably the biggest advantage i see in SWTOR over other MMOs, so expanding on this is always good.
3. Customization: This is where the vast majority of my cartel coins go, so more is always better here.

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Clarian
11.11.2013 , 06:46 AM | #637
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
Let's say someone posted a poll "What Warzone map style would you like to see next in a new map? Huttball, Alderaan, or Voidstar"
After 2 weeks or so of voting, Alderaan has the most votes with 40%, and 300 people voting for it. 3 months later, we release a new patch, and we have a new Huttball map. The general users of the forums, will not be pleased. If you look at the poll and only at the poll you will get things like "EVERYONE AGREED WE WANTED ALDERAAN!" By making the poll, it is implied that the poll is the core metric to a decision being made; it is just one component.
Quote: Originally Posted by Kingjimtheking View Post
Also to deal with the fact that some people would point to it and say "what you are putting out isn't what people want!" you could simply not release the results but instead once the poll ends put something out that says: "Thanks everyone for you feedback, we are glad to announce that over the next [some amount of time] we will be focusing mainly on releasing content relating to X, Y, & Z."
Problem solved!

Even if people would prefer to see the results, I don't think the hidden-results approach would drive them away from voting. It's actually pretty standard in a lot of polls/surveys that you don't see the results.

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jorill
11.11.2013 , 07:29 AM | #638
Quote: Originally Posted by Clarian View Post
Problem solved!

Even if people would prefer to see the results, I don't think the hidden-results approach would drive them away from voting. It's actually pretty standard in a lot of polls/surveys that you don't see the results.
Then people would complain they couldnt see the results and there would be some conspiracy that bioware did this to create the illusion that they cared.

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BlackCanary
11.11.2013 , 08:13 AM | #639
New Classes... new worlds... new sith/jedi history.

New costumization system in how u drees our character... like 1 slot for pve and another slot for pvp gear so u can switch gear and weapons and you can save the slots...
a new slot on the gear for costume...
Bring us hoods why allways helmets or that uggly thing in ur head? something better

New grafics more realistic and more actual like mass effect 3 at least.

2 or 3 world neutral zones so u can encounter with jedi/sith and make battles without "flagged time" or "pvp zone" i mean free world with quests for the 2 sides


Some new guild system... like buy a house, with passive skill... guild wars... alliances... take control of one city or world and can apply taxes or discounts wtih skill bonuses... mounts for skilled guilds only or ships.

improve lvl caps for every player free and sub with new skills and improve the skill three.
Improve skill three for ppl who want to make something different like hybrid classes.

improve the ffree player account with trade (so all can sell items or trade) that thing make ppl quit.
improve the free player account to allow to use bank and gbank so he/she can play more in the game...

Bring us the race of Yoda playable...
Bring us the race of General Grievous....

and ofc some cinematics in the news quests for more realistic roll like an entire war and you in the middle.

bring something to mark the map or able to mark area of interest.

sry for my english and sry if someone get angry with this is just my opinion

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Nemmar
11.11.2013 , 08:34 AM | #640
Well, theres no lobbys for new planets, new mini-games and a new class, so we can safely assume people honestly want those.