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MarcoX
08.15.2014 , 01:47 AM | #31

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bhermens
08.15.2014 , 02:31 AM | #32
Surface Detail - the title of this story reminds me of one of my favorite books by Iain Banks:

http://www.iain-banks.net/uk/surface-detail/

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Przemo_No
08.15.2014 , 04:22 AM | #33
I ONLY HOPE that those little and nicely written articles will not REPLACE the STORY-telling in the game itself. There is no worse situation for the game than having it's contents in a form of written text.
Let me remind you for this type of story- telling (written) we have BOOKS. Yes, they still exist.



(it's not a complaint - it's merely a thought of where SWTOR might go, if things go wrong direction.)
Dark side is a pathway to many abilities, some consider to be unnatural.

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Tellenn
08.15.2014 , 05:08 AM | #34
Quote: Originally Posted by Przemo_No View Post
I ONLY HOPE that those little and nicely written articles will not REPLACE the STORY-telling in the game itself. There is no worse situation for the game than having it's contents in a form of written text.
Let me remind you for this type of story- telling (written) we have BOOKS. Yes, they still exist.



(it's not a complaint - it's merely a thought of where SWTOR might go, if things go wrong direction.)
I never minded written dialogue in games. As long as its good. They tend to be able to put in much more content that way instead of the one liners you get in most games now.

Besides couldnt you say the same about spoken story elements. That we have films for that?

Just takes more imagination to do it with text. something thats missing in modern console gamers. Coming from playing Lords of Midnight and the old text adventures like AMFV and such, imagination can make a game transcend the screen.

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Przemo_No
08.15.2014 , 06:08 AM | #35
Quote: Originally Posted by Tellenn View Post
I never minded written dialogue in games. As long as its good. They tend to be able to put in much more content that way instead of the one liners you get in most games now.

Besides couldnt you say the same about spoken story elements. That we have films for that?
I hear you. But my point was that I am basically afraid that instead of fully voiced story (see: class stories) we will now receive written text that makes the "context" and explains all surrounding details, and then one-liners in the game.
(Yes, I know, there was information that SWTOR will not get further "class story" expansion, but I at least hope for a STORY itself)
Dark side is a pathway to many abilities, some consider to be unnatural.

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MisterBlackJack
08.15.2014 , 07:22 AM | #36
Quote: Originally Posted by Przemo_No View Post
I hear you. But my point was that I am basically afraid that instead of fully voiced story (see: class stories) we will now receive written text that makes the "context" and explains all surrounding details, and then one-liners in the game.
(Yes, I know, there was information that SWTOR will not get further "class story" expansion, but I at least hope for a STORY itself)
Based on what I've saw from the manaan flashpoint story is not letting up anytime soon. IMO Manaan is the best story driven flashpoint since the false emperor. Really well done with interesting boss mechanics.
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Slithers
08.15.2014 , 07:41 AM | #37
This is really well done. Cant wait for the patch to really get going on this story.
Stuff like this is so very cool.
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Orien
08.15.2014 , 09:37 AM | #38
Nice little teaser.

I love Manaan and the Selkath they've been such a great point of intrigue in the TOR realm. One of the best parts of the original games I was happy when I first learned they were making a big return for SWTOR and every little tidbit more is welcomed.

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marlammothion
08.16.2014 , 12:54 AM | #39
We want more!!! Lovely story, btw.

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Nickious
08.16.2014 , 07:52 AM | #40
What a boring and forgettable day indeed.