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Welcome to Galactic Starfighter Subscriber Early Access
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zeirokewl
12.04.2013 , 12:10 AM | #41
Quote: Originally Posted by Sarfux View Post
Some just complain way too much. This is just the beginning of a giant new thing for SWTOR that will only keep making the game bigger and better. I'm surprised some people actually think BioWare will not improve on GS and just leave it as it is.

Relax, sit back and just have some fun on it. You don't need to nitpick everything to death. In the end, you will only make yourself feel horrible because you won't like it. SWTOR was never meant to be a space sim like EVE. Sure, they could put in free space exploration somewhat, in the future but it's not going to be an EVE clone. Sorry for those who want EVE in Star Wars. It's not going to happen.

Good job BioWare with the latest expansion. I am looking forward to more things to come to the game and I believe the game is headed in a completely better path than it was before. Very good

Enjoy yourselves out there!

great read, thanks....wish I was reading more of these is all =/

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SWCNT
12.04.2013 , 12:51 AM | #42
Quote: Originally Posted by Sarfux View Post
Some just complain way too much. This is just the beginning of a giant new thing for SWTOR that will only keep making the game bigger and better. I'm surprised some people actually think BioWare will not improve on GS and just leave it as it is.

Relax, sit back and just have some fun on it. You don't need to nitpick everything to death. In the end, you will only make yourself feel horrible because you won't like it. SWTOR was never meant to be a space sim like EVE. Sure, they could put in free space exploration somewhat, in the future but it's not going to be an EVE clone. Sorry for those who want EVE in Star Wars. It's not going to happen.

Good job BioWare with the latest expansion. I am looking forward to more things to come to the game and I believe the game is headed in a completely better path than it was before. Very good

Enjoy yourselves out there!
I completely agree. This expansion has a solid foundation that can be expanded on in the months and years to come. Great work BW

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Soultranna
12.04.2013 , 12:54 AM | #43
As one of the folks selected to test this in beta, and also someone who is not normally into PvP, I had a blast with it.

Yes the controls are a bit ... clunky... and no you can't remap your pitch axis to be real flight controls, or map to a joystick.

Yes the ships feel slow unless you've lit the turbos (faster ships would be insanely hard to hit, and there's enough terrain/debris around that barreling about at full boost is dangerous anyway).

When you start to understand how everything works, and why you need to manage shield power and save the evade maneuver for when you REALLY need it... it gets rather fun.

My personal accomplishment? surviving an entire battle without getting blown up and NOT finding some place to hide. Scouts are fragile, but they are also agile.

This isn't just something for 'the PvP crowd'. It's for the "I wanna shoot at other ships" crowd, the "I hate the rail shooter space battles" crowd, and the "I roleplay a fighter pilot" crowd.

Yes, it WOULD be cool to be able to use our transport ships in free flight. It would be cool to invite a few friends aboard to man the guns. Perhaps some PvE free flight missions would be nice.

This is not 'epic fail' by any stretch. This is "a good start."
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zeirokewl
12.04.2013 , 01:08 AM | #44
most excellent,

we are starting to see more people express appreciation rather than contempt. The Digital Expansion doesn't cost anything, its a free upgrade to your existing SWTOR game. Funny how some people like to act when they are given something "free". Yes we pay for a sub, but I remember when we all first started how that was a "small" price to pay to play and enjoy this game. If someone gave you something at no extra cost to you but could only add to what you have already would you complain, and piss and moan? I don't think so. So why do it here, sheesh.

WARGASM
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Jilker
12.04.2013 , 01:25 AM | #45
Quote: Originally Posted by Darh_Hellraiser View Post
im pretty upset that i sub and have payed well over a couple hundred dollars in cartel coins only to find out if i try to log on my computer goes all blue with some error screen then restarts come on bio you can be such an amazing company get it together guys
That's a computer issue on YOUR end, not the game's.
Not this ship sister!

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Karkais
12.04.2013 , 02:15 AM | #46
I had my first try last night and starfighter was refreshingly interesting!
Thanks for this. I'm sure it will get only better in the future.

@darth_hellraiser, blue screen of death is at your computer end, but can be caused by great many different things. Try updating your graphics card drivers at first..
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Uber_the_Goober
12.04.2013 , 06:38 AM | #47
Quote: Originally Posted by mrsatov View Post

I had a problem nobody else seems to have mentioned (or that I could find). Overall the update works fine for me, although it's slower to load now, but I have a problem with the gifted adaptive armor we got for subscribing before Nov 3rd or whenever. 2 of the 4 sets have their textures missing! They show up as what looks like pink silk when I wear them, and when I do the ctrl-Lclick to preview them they show up as tiles saying MISSING. My friend opened his at the same time and his were fine. However, I could not see his, as he was wearing the same one I had with textures missing. Not sure how I can fix this. Also, I have 8 characters and it's the same on all of them. Same set.
That's an issue with your game files, on your own PC. You may need to reinstall. It's possible there's other problems/anomalies that you haven't noticed yet, simply because they appear in small unnoticed areas.
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ChaseHammer
12.04.2013 , 07:27 AM | #48
I like the aspect of free-form space battles. I welcome the update and change. However, I do think this "expansion" which i will use loosely because this is more of a feature update than a true expansion. This didnt add anything to the story, this didnt add anything to player progression so for me this isnt an expansion.

That said, the gameplay is solid for me. I enjoy playing and actually being able to control movement in space battle. I am disappointed that this isnt my main ship (ie. my siths Fury). I guess i misunderstood but I was under the impression this was our ship customization but that minor i suppose. As for as gameplay, I feel as though there will be a highly unfair advantage to though that play this religiously and spend money on their upgrades to those that play this as a break in other areas. I totally understand that others will always be better than most but when it comes to this I can see where many will be turned off when they come and get blown up a dozen times by the same guy that has everything upgraded and cannot be killed.

Still hoping for free control space travel to planets and other ship interaction. Also wish my characters ship could be more customizable.

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LordHartigan
12.04.2013 , 08:46 AM | #49
Got in last night. Surprisingly had no issues with computer crashes, freezes and the like.

Mouse is just a little too 'floaty' and imprecise at the moment. it's basically the same feel as the space combat that's been around since the beginning.. It's not so much in issue there, but PvP requires much more precise controls. The other complaint is the speed. I can't complain about that much because, well I understand phyiscs. It is difficult to convey going fast over large distances. There's simply a lot of space on these maps. Going to fast also poses a problem in tighter combat. In short I think the speed along with the boost that you can use a lot of the time is about right. I am concerned about being able to come to a dead stop though and the gunship class. It seems it may be far too easy to camp in one protected spot and snipe without repurcussion as more people earn gunships.

Again a lot of people are pooing on this expansion, but for free, hey I'll take it. I think it's the right way to do a starship component in the game is to have set battles like this. A poster earlier said they wanted space exploration. I don't agree that that is what this should have been. Despite being called 'Star' Wars very little of what goes on in the universe goes on in space. When it does, it is typically a battle of some type. If you want space exploration where you can go a do whatever you want, customize your ship, etc., I suggest you go play EVE.

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thomasbaxter
12.04.2013 , 02:59 PM | #50
This is the greatest thing ever. More of this please actually installed my wing commander 4 cuz this takes me back hehe