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Future detail in class stories

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Future detail in class stories

Dilv's Avatar

08.21.2012 , 10:53 AM | #1
I really enjoy the individual story that was put into this game at launch. My favorite part of the game involves not only the story lines in each class, but also the details put into the interaction with companions. I am still hopeful that we will get much more of this, but worried that it will become less individualized. They say that they are still committed to the story but I wonder if the trends will be to more and more content that is generic in nature. Such as adding a companion that everyone shares with similar interactions.

Anyone have any insight into this? I want more story with all of my characters but especially my JK. I want each current companion to be expanded and more new dialogue as well as more day-to-day interaction that reflects the status of our relationship with them. For example, my character is married to Kira, but after one last cut scene about the future and a few letters, you would never know it.

At any rate, as I said I remain hopeful, but have not been getting any warm fuzzies about the direction of individual story and current companion story lines in the current state of the game. Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong

chuixupu's Avatar

08.21.2012 , 12:57 PM | #2
They have said that they intend to develop the class stories and companion interaction more several times, but words, intentions, and actions don't always go hand in hand.... I remain hopeful for the time being, but warily so. In other not to expect much.
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ratty's Avatar

08.23.2012 , 04:04 AM | #3
I agree and hope to see more development of such things in the future. Will it actually happen and in a reasonable time frame to satisfy all the players who really enjoy these elements of the game? Who knows.

We'll just have to wait and see what the future brings.

Beniboybling's Avatar

08.23.2012 , 09:11 AM | #4
Personally I noticed that as you progressed through chapters they became less specific and focused on the character, that's why my favourite planets are Korriban and Dromund Kaas because you are never far from the main story line. I feel with other planets it becomes more spread out.

So yes, the new 'Makeb' planet hopefully will be class specific

TaoAlchemist's Avatar

08.23.2012 , 02:21 PM | #5
Considering all the things we have heard so far about Makeb - only a little, I know - (new game play systems) and the new interview with the head writer (regarding the Avengers and other Marvel movies and how they relate to each other), I think we will see an introduction of not only Class Story Content, but I think we will see (in the spirit of MMOs) the introduction of Inter-Class Content . In other words, our classes might have some class story stuff on Makeb, but we might also have to team up with other players of certain other, specific classes in a flashpoint or operation -style group to finish the class or planetary stories. (or it might be optional progression of the story and not just be mandatory to finish it) Or maybe we must finish individual chapters of our class story to unlock the ability to participate in a Makeb flashpoint or operation... sort of like how the Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and Hulk movie stories fed into the Avengers movie story. I know that might not sound too different from what we already have, but the real difference would be allowing the players to have conversation wheel choices that allow conversations between the players and not just the players and the NPCs.

Beniboybling's Avatar

08.24.2012 , 02:43 AM | #6
That would be very cool - made me remember the first trailer for Makeb and new content ( at about 1:00 you see what looks like all 4 of the republic classes running from a collapsing tower, could be inter-class content, or maybe just a group heroic. Either way the cutscenes shown on Makeb definitely look like a step up from the original planets, its gonna be fun

Swedguy's Avatar

11.27.2012 , 10:54 AM | #7
More Class Quests, yeah I want more as well. Was kinda sad when I completed the Sith Warrior Class.

Pernicia's Avatar

11.27.2012 , 12:32 PM | #8
Hopefully what they mean by "Avengers style" is that there will be individual class stories on Makeb and all 4 will relate to each other somehow.

Assuming they're continuing the...

I'm sure someone can think of something better. That's kinda what I came up with in 5ish minutes, but it's the direction I would like to see them go.
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Jandi's Avatar

11.27.2012 , 01:05 PM | #9
Let's not kid ourselves here. They aren't going to make 8 stories anymore, just one that encompasses all characters per side.

As awesome as it would be, the game hasn't made enough bank to fund such a large and costly undertaking it would be to continue all class stories. While I don't wish to be negative, I hate to see people with completely unrealistic expectations which will only lead to disappointments.

I mean, look at Black Hole and Section X. They didn't even bother voicing the quests! Just a damn mission terminal except for the "main" quest. So much for "fully voiced MMO!". Expect to see more mission terminals than actual conversations in Makeb.

Pernicia's Avatar

11.27.2012 , 01:51 PM | #10
Mission Terminals, IMO, are appropriate for daily quests. How often do you actually listen to the conversations on Ilum and Belsavis after 10 months of grinding them? I know I find myself wishing my spacebar had a turbo button like the old NES controllers every time I'm out there.

In fact, given the budgetary constraints I'm sure they're under for Makeb, I'd be more than happy to see all of the side quests "Terminaled" if it means we get individual class quests. I don't think it would even be that much more work, if any at all. Look at the typical planet. There's 5 zones. Each one has, on average, roughly 1 class mission, 2-3 main planet story missions and 6-7 side missions. If they were to skip the cut scenes on the side quests I would that that more than make up the budget needed to implement fully voiced class missions. Ideally, yes, everything would have full VO, but I'm trying to be realistic.
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