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Sith Inquisitor Spoilers... In-Game?!

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Sith Inquisitor Spoilers... In-Game?!

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Raynezazki
01.29.2014 , 03:54 PM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by Kain_Turinbar View Post
This is false. Everything would tell you that yes, this is leading up to a confrontation with the Emperor. However I have been surprised by Bioware throwing in plot twists before (and frankly I always hope for these since good 'ol generic good vs evil stores are so easy to predict) and as the game is still ongoing (since it is an MMO) for all I knew I was going to "beat" him only to find out he didn't really die and popped up somewhere else. So really it was only a spoiler in that it was a disappointment that my storyline was going to for sure go the predictable path and throw me no curves.

My main issue for it is just how poorly conceived it was on the developer's part to trigger Makeb in this fashion..........I mean were they even thinking AT ALL?? A developer placed built-in spoiler just seems so cheap and poorly thought out........there I was putzing around in Chapter 2 and suddenly I'm getting congratulated for killing the Emperor, seems legit thanks Devs.
Why would that end with anything else? Your whole plan in act 3 is getting resources together to take him down that and stop him from blowing up planets. Not to mention you did the same thing in act 2 (attempt to redeem him mind) only it backfired. The twist occurred in act 2. (Plus you beating him and him popping up somewhere else doesn't have to be instant. He could pop back up after Makeb occurred). BW's plot twists tend to have some foreshadowing. There is no foreshadowing that the JK isn't going to end up fighting the emperor.

That said I agree with you there needs to be a warning and a confirmation. But being surprised by act 3 bosses at lvl 47? No. Only class I believe even has a smidge of a excuse to be surprised is MAYBE IA. But JK, JC, SW, SI? No. They beat you over the head with you the final boss is by Voss.

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TheDarkPrime
01.29.2014 , 03:59 PM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by Kilikaa View Post
Wouldn't hitting the ESCAPE key cancel the cinematic and allow you to return to Makeb later to start the cinematic again? You do get plenty of time to hit the button before anything is spoiled, right?
Well if I had any idea that Makeb was the expansion planet, maybe I would have done that. But I surely didn't anticipate being sent to the new planet at level 47. And to the other hater response: yes, I knew *spoilers* Thannaton was the main boss but I did not know what was going to happen. I didn't kill Zash, did I? No. So how would I have known Than was going to die & I would take over. Spoilers in-game are not acceptable.

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Kain_Turinbar
01.29.2014 , 04:18 PM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by TheDarkPrime View Post
Well if I had any idea that Makeb was the expansion planet, maybe I would have done that. But I surely didn't anticipate being sent to the new planet at level 47. And to the other hater response: yes, I knew *spoilers* Thannaton was the main boss but I did not know what was going to happen. I didn't kill Zash, did I? No. So how would I have known Than was going to die & I would take over. Spoilers in-game are not acceptable.
I never said the identity of the last boss was a surprise. I fully expected it to be the Emperor the whole time even when I was level *********** 1.

The whole problem I have is that I was going to Hoth (or leaving Hoth?? don't remember) in Act 2 at l47 and I got a message congratulating me on killing the Emperor which completely took out any hope I had for a surprise or twist ending and I can't believe how this never occurred to the developers and why it hasn't been fixed yet even though it would be pretty simple.

Spoilers in game are not acceptable.

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Fanyen
01.29.2014 , 06:50 PM | #14
After a certain amount of time has passed it's not a spoiler anymore. Sorry you missed the boat, better luck next time.


P.S. Snape kills Dumbledore.
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Kain_Turinbar
01.29.2014 , 08:37 PM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by Fanyen View Post
After a certain amount of time has passed it's not a spoiler anymore. Sorry you missed the boat, better luck next time.


P.S. Snape kills Dumbledore.
Googled it.........nothing to do with developers building in spoilers.

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AlexDougherty
01.30.2014 , 04:34 AM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by Fanyen View Post
After a certain amount of time has passed it's not a spoiler anymore.
While I get what you are saying, the devs really should try not to build spoilers into the game, because if someone doesn't know how the story ends (details rather than outline(anyone can spot the general outline)) they won't be happy with a glowing terminal that ruins it if they click on it.
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Machshoot
01.30.2014 , 05:25 AM | #17
Sounds to me like you're incredibly slow if you didn't think you would be killing Thanaton...

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Kulyok
01.30.2014 , 05:54 AM | #18
I had the same scene with my Sith Warrior. I spoiled myself, so I naturally knew how the game ended, but for the love of Captain Protocol, I was still at Act 2! (I'm a subscriber doing all the quests, overlevelled on rest points and double XP weekend). I was still Darth Baras' apprentice!

So, I naturally thought I was getting some Act 2 plot stuff, I click on the terminal, and I get:

Random Darth I've never seen before: Hello, so you just killed Darth Baras?
Me: WHAT?
Random Darth: Congratulations on becoming the Wrath of the Emperor, by the way.
Me: WHAT?!
Random Darth: It's too bad we almost lost the war to the Republic.
Me: Facepalm.

Same goes for some flashpoints: Revan's first flashpoint for Jedi Knight who hasn't yet finished Act 1 seems to spoil the twist, and upper(~Level 49) flashpoints call my Sith Warrior character the Wrath(while she still isn't one).

Then again, they still haven't fixed codex issues on Dromund Kaas. I doubt the developers will ever bother with this.


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Fanyen
01.30.2014 , 06:44 PM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by AlexDougherty View Post
While I get what you are saying, the devs really should try not to build spoilers into the game, because if someone doesn't know how the story ends (details rather than outline(anyone can spot the general outline)) they won't be happy with a glowing terminal that ruins it if they click on it.
Here's the problem. If they didn't have some sort of tie in there people would be complaining that the NPC's don't even recognize those who have completed the story.

At what point should a spoiler be allowed in the expansion? If this guy didn't get the information right away he would have kept on playing the expansion content until it popped up eventually.

The devs decided, rightly so, that after all this time it's ok to advance the story. Every MMO does it. If you log on to WoW tomorrow are you going to be pissed that Deathwing is dead and you didn't get to play thru the expansions 1 by and 1 and find out yourself?
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Sanguiluna
01.30.2014 , 10:47 PM | #20
Quote: Originally Posted by TheDarkPrime View Post
So I finally got around to finishing out my Sith Inquisitor (Sorceror). I had just hit level 47 and was about to head to Corellia for the next chapter when my ship was hijacked by the game and landed me on Makeb. This is my highest character so I was like oh ok the game must want me to do this first.... WRONG! The Sith guy meets me at the dock and tells me *spoiler alert* about how now that Thanaton is dead & I'm on the Dark Council then blah blah blah. WHAT THE HELL?! This idiot just spoiled the ending that I HAD NOT EVEN DONE YET... at level 47. Please fix this so it doesn't screw me over if I level another class.
Are you saying that the game auto-traveled your ship to Makeb even though you weren't done with the main questline?

Please tell me this isn't a consistent bug, I really don't feel like rushing through my main quest before hitting lvl 47.
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