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Shwarzchild
02.17.2013 , 09:18 PM | #11
I like the space missions. Guess this is another example that people's opinions vary greatly regarding the content in this game. I'd much rather run through hard mode space missions than daily missions in the black hole, section x, and illum any and every day of the week.

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Jacen_Starsolo
02.19.2013 , 08:50 AM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by WookieIsshe View Post
Wrong on all accounts. It was less then a year ago and I believe it was in a video interview not to long ago. I will post a link if I can find it but they in fact stated that the Super Secret Space Project was vastly different then the current space game we have and that while they cannot talk about it now they have a working iteration of it and that it is spectacular. It was also plainly stated that the HM space missions was NOT the SSSP.

This was posted on November, 29th 2012 which if you do your math correctly is just under 3 months ago.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=8kyB5SLb8_I
They also said during beta they would upgrade the space.

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weapon_x
02.19.2013 , 08:53 AM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by Xargyn View Post
Remember when Luke Skywalker was flying his X-Wing fighter all over the place, doing lots of loops and barrel rolls, making full use of his 3D environment to blow up the Death Star? And not just flying down a trench avoiding turrets and TIE Fighters? Me either.
Remember when all those rebel pilots were killed attacking the Death Star? Turns out they had no control over their ships.
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Jacen_Starsolo
02.19.2013 , 08:59 AM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by weapon_x View Post
Remember when all those rebel pilots were killed attacking the Death Star? Turns out they had no control over their ships.
That's what happens when you fight on rails.

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Stradlin
02.19.2013 , 09:00 AM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by SpearlikeAtom View Post
Wow, thank you for bringing this to our attention. That has never been brought up before.
Thanks for contributing to this thread with such refreshing, unique and witty form of sarcasm. Our small community has never before been blessed with such exiting, new take on sarcasm. . So on behalf of the entire TOR player community, thank you.

Railshooters can be great! If it is 1994, you are 12 year old kid visiting an arcade hall and have this GIGANTIC Uzi replica as a controllter. In that environment, it can be awesome business. Til you run out of coins at least. Railshooter on computer with mouse or pad as controller is a concept that has never resulted in remotely fun or exiting experience. So, inevitably TOR's take is pretty stupid and boring as well. It is also little more than a mini game so it doesn't matter in any way in grand scheme of things. I do wonder if there at some point was somebody in TOR design team who actually thought it'd make a fun mini game though?

Would be awesome to have proper space and proper space combat taking place in the said proper space though, for sure. I find it infinitely unlikely to ever actually happen though. If some sort of super secret space derp ever sees light of day, I'm betting it is multiplayer co op railshooting+ guild ships or something like that, rather than anything anyone's imagination paints.

Meanwhile, I encourage people wanting proper space combat to check out Eve Online. Awesome, interesting and terrifying MMO quaranteed to feel entirely different to TOR or any other WoW clone.

Star Wars Galaxies is making it's return as a former SOE lead dev - endorsed fan project called SWGEMU. They will proly - eventually- offer Jump To Light SPeed as well. Even if they don't, it is very exiting project and one to keep an eye on. Aim is to restore SWG as the game was before SOE ruined it in post-WoW panic. It has been on going for ages, is in stable, reliable if slow development and in open Beta.

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Arlon_Nabarlly
02.19.2013 , 09:11 AM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by Gaff View Post
On a less sarcastic note Bioware has made it known that, despite the overwhelming outcry, they will be sticking to their guns with the space combat model. They've stood firm on that since way back in the earliest glimpses of the game when the protesting began. It's unfortunate, but yep... space combat on rails. On the bright side it isn't forced upon you in any way, though I do not think that is any comfort to pilots from SWG.
They've hinted at a 'super secret space project' or sssp as far back as 6 months ago, but last I heard it's unlikely to make it to live this year.
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Stradlin
02.19.2013 , 09:18 AM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by Xargyn View Post
Remember when Luke Skywalker was flying his X-Wing fighter all over the place, doing lots of loops and barrel rolls, making full use of his 3D environment to blow up the Death Star? And not just flying down a trench avoiding turrets and TIE Fighters? Me either.


Remember when Luke SKywalker was all " This is Red Five apparently I'm going in I dont know *** Im not the pilot dont ask me!"

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Osryri
02.19.2013 , 09:27 AM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by Xargyn View Post
Remember when Luke Skywalker was flying his X-Wing fighter all over the place, doing lots of loops and barrel rolls, making full use of his 3D environment to blow up the Death Star? And not just flying down a trench avoiding turrets and TIE Fighters? Me either.
Remember when he was able to fly to where he wanted to fly to and go in the direction he wanted to go in. I do

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Osryri
02.19.2013 , 09:30 AM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by Jacen_Starsolo View Post
They also said during beta they would upgrade the space.
They said a lot of things. Server transfers anyone?

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Chickensevil
02.19.2013 , 09:32 AM | #20
Quote: Originally Posted by WookieIsshe View Post
Wrong on all accounts. It was less then a year ago and I believe it was in a video interview not to long ago. I will post a link if I can find it but they in fact stated that the Super Secret Space Project was vastly different then the current space game we have and that while they cannot talk about it now they have a working iteration of it and that it is spectacular. It was also plainly stated that the HM space missions was NOT the SSSP.

This was posted on November, 29th 2012 which if you do your math correctly is just under 3 months ago.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=8kyB5SLb8_I
its at 16 minutes in the video for those who dont want to watch the whole thing. They said they have a team dedicated to working on it. and yeah there isn't a time frame for the content... I would expect it to be possibly another expansion to the game. But they said it is nothing like what shipped with the game... so that means it cannot be space on rails.
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