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2nd Digital Expansion

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10.08.2013 , 03:43 PM | #131
Quote: Originally Posted by LordArtemis View Post
IMO the believe that a substantial amount of subs will leave the game because of the nature or inclusion of a free flight space combat feature similar to BF2 is ludicrous at best.

It was not only the third most posted, viewed and responded thread in beta (wizard name change topic was number one, appearance tab was two), the highest polled request as to the type of space combat preferred during the same period, it is cited often outside the forum as one of the top 5 reasons the game fell short of expectations (on rails space combat).

Simply put, even for pure PVE folks and/or casuals, I expect this feature will have strong appeal. I would even go so far as to say that this is one type of PVP that all kinds of different folks will participate in.
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10.08.2013 , 03:44 PM | #132
The amount of time they have spent on this, and it's just a PvP-only space fighter type of game?
Students make more complex games in half a year than this..
Space and flying is about 50% what makes up Star Wars.. A little disappointed.
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10.08.2013 , 03:45 PM | #133
Quote: Originally Posted by Bethmora View Post
That's just funny, you really think anything we get will be FREE? if we get the download you can bet the CM will be loaded with ships and upgrades that will cost a lot. Nothing is for free people, nothing.
Said ship will probably be optional and purely cosmetic, and perhaps also available via in-game currency. The actual PVP and expansion itself seems completely free.
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10.08.2013 , 03:46 PM | #134
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
There will not be a new planet and there is no increase to the level cap with this expansion. We really wanted to focus this expansion around space off of rails where you get to fight your friends (and enemies!)

To that point, there will not be any Space based PvE content with the Digital Expansion. It is only going to be PvP.


Can you explain what:

"Maximum leveling and progression"

does it mean? We will able to level this ships?
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10.08.2013 , 03:46 PM | #135
Quote: Originally Posted by Khazic View Post
Oh wow a space expansion!


Seriously? All the feedback provided by these forums and maybe 1% has anything to do with space....and this is what you guys have decided to waste time and resources on?

You want this game to live longer than a few months after this expansion(skyrim online debuts roughly same time frame) let me give you a hint. Get rid of the shoddy C++ code with the terrible garbage collection that causes half your problems. Do any of your developers know how to ~delete() ?.

Find a different business model. Free is great for content, but when you label it an "expansion" subscribers tend to want more from a game than a few extra features that will probably not keep them interested after an hour of gameplay.

The cat is out of the bag however and I wish you the best of luck with this. But I highly doubt you will generate enough new subscribers to balance the mass exodus of current subscribers in the wake of this "expansion". So for anyone here that feels the same as I do, I will probably see you in skyrim hobbling around with an arrow in your knee.
And this is my first MMO game with addons of this "scale". One planet per 2 years. O M G!
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10.08.2013 , 03:46 PM | #136
Boys and girls ... we have ourselves a game changer. Bioware keeps this up we may even get some peace & quiet around here.
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10.08.2013 , 03:47 PM | #137
At first i though like "YAY!" but then i saw "12vs12". Are you serious? Either there will be no PvP or PvE Endgame or on my server will NEVER be one game open. There are just approc. 250 players at the best time on both fleets together.
If there still be OPs, FPs, classic PvP, ArenaPvP and players twinking, where do you see 24 players joining for this?
There where weeks with only 3 rWZs after 15h of waiting. And i am playing on a pvp server.
And i HAVE to play it....


Gain additional XP that gives your ground game characters a boost.
... if i want "everything".
Sounds like a brilliant expansion killed by some ridiculous design decisions.

Edit: The only hopefull here is that it makes our game richer, and that you will surely expand this feature to pve (SpacecombatpartOPs FTW)
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10.08.2013 , 03:47 PM | #138
PvE Space Combat would be fun to have next. Space Operations & FPs anyone?

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10.08.2013 , 03:48 PM | #139
Quote: Originally Posted by Glower View Post
And this is my first MMO game with addons of this "scale". One planet per 2 years. O M G!
Exactly. They canceled CZ-198, removed Oricon, and never implimented Darvannis. You're clueless.
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10.08.2013 , 03:49 PM | #140
So wait one minute we get a free expansion one planet , improvements in space battles that is still optional .
No need to regrind the level cap , and more enrich universe .

and people moan it is not enough ?

am I the only one seeing a issue here ?
I mean fine if we had to pay for it another 10$ or 20$ , then sure people can start throwing there wishlist around .
But it is a update paid for by the subs and cm purchaser ..

Only thing I hear is negativity >.< , so expanding the game is bad now !