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[OFFICIAL] - No server forums will be implemented

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[OFFICIAL] - No server forums will be implemented
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Konoo's Avatar

12.23.2011 , 10:13 AM | #61
Let's not go overboard here proclaiming that Bioware doesn't care about it's customers just because they dont agree with us on something like this.

Obviously they simply do not understand why we need it and we should do our best to show them how necessary server sub-forums are in a calm and intelligent manner.

Keep in mind they are listening, just yesterday they rolled out a patch that skips the server queue for players that have been disconnected as long as they try to log right back in, that very idea came from these forums so they are listening and reacting quickly to community generated complaints and solutions.
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Jimsvaliant's Avatar

12.23.2011 , 10:13 AM | #62
Senior Community Coordinator Allison Berryman needs to check herself and her community. You are paid to aid and satisfy the community are you not? Then give the community what it wants!

Overtone's Avatar

12.23.2011 , 10:17 AM | #63
This decision doesn't make much sense. Not even the Wookie defense could be used to argue for it.

They would have to add in game ways for guild recruitment, a cross realm LFG, in game bulletin board etc. General chat is already limited to which planet you are on so I don't see how this will grow the community feel on each server.
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If I can use blue 46s armorings/mods/enhancements in all of my armor and mh/oh and have competitive stats in a PvP environment, why cant I use that same gear to be competitive in PvE?
Seems like a double standard to me.

Rhymez's Avatar

12.23.2011 , 10:18 AM | #64
Didnt realise people actually used the Server forums, meh.

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12.23.2011 , 10:23 AM | #65 This is the last staff post in this thread.  
Hey everyone, just for clarification: we are definitely open to making changes to the Forums that we currently have depending on community needs. The interview with TOR-Talk linked in this article mentions:

"There is room for this to change in the future depending on demands and our capability to provide good moderation coverage. We need to balance the amount of demand from the community against our ability to provide the level of service we’re committed to maintaining, and as the craziness of launch starts to subside, we may look at some different options or implementations if it becomes clear there’s a need to in order to serve the community."

The current forum listing is by no means set in stone forever, and we're always open to feedback and suggestions. If it becomes clear that something is needed by the community, we'll absolutely work on ways to implement a solution that meets those needs. We encourage you to (constructively!) express what you want from the Forums in the Community section, where a thread about Server Forums already exists.

Also, the search feature is currently disabled, but we do plan on restoring it as soon as possible and know that it is definitely an inconvenience when trying to use the forums. We apologize for that inconvenience and thank you for your patience in the meantime.

TheGreatSith's Avatar

12.23.2011 , 10:28 AM | #66
Sounds like a poor excuse. But then again nothing is out the ordinary when EA is backing this game.

Hellbrass's Avatar

12.23.2011 , 11:54 AM | #67
Quote: Originally Posted by DirtyScience View Post
That sucks. Had quite a few events planned for our server and now it's going to be a lot harder to get everyone together without it.

They need to do something, I feel like this is killing the sense of community on every server.
Somewhat of an exaggeration, i doubt the majority of any servers population would ever use the forums if they did exist.

And having frequented the wretched hive of scum and villainy that are the WoW forums, their point about un-moderated forums becoming unpleasant is an understatement to say the least. Every weekend that cesspit is left unmoderated, and some of the things posted on there are downright horrific.

At the moment, the actual servers themselves are in fluctuation. We don't know if ever server up now will remain up. As the games population settles, we could see mergers or new servers being created. Its too soon to tell really.


But having said that that i don't think its the right decision. Server forums would certainly make coordinating and establishing a community a lot easier to do, and if it were up to me i would have made them and had strict moderation of all of them, whether that be through employing staff or giving the responsibility to volunteers.

As it stands what each server needs is someone to step up and establish an independent, player run forum. Not exactly the easier of tasks and no where near as easy to notify the playerbase of its existence as an official forum would be.

Apollian's Avatar

12.23.2011 , 11:55 AM | #68
really big fail bioware,,, really big fail...

thestackshow's Avatar

12.23.2011 , 11:59 AM | #69
Epic Fail

Bioware takes one step forward and two steps back. Server forums are the crown jewel of community.

No server forums will kill this game and its community.

Its 2011, almost 2012.

Get server forums or be faced with the wrath of a million angry subscribers.

thestackshow's Avatar

12.23.2011 , 12:00 PM | #70
I cant get over this, how hard is it to make server forums? They should be priority #1. Seriously you cannot be serious, WoW in 2004 had server forums on release day!

If you want to compete with other giant MMOs you have to go above and beyond while still offering the same features! Server forums are a must have.