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Virtual Cantina 2020 Recap

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HKtheindomitable
11.25.2020 , 01:30 PM | #61
I am so ready for more cantina streams. I am also sure this is the first stream where there were zero issues the whole time. I definitely want this even when the in person events are back.
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Darthjantom
11.25.2020 , 01:44 PM | #62
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Interesting idea. While the team, and myself especially, are always looking at ways we can provide a behind-the-scenes look, that's a route I haven't looked into much. Can't guarantee it will happen, but I'll start putting some brain power into something of that nature.
Would be really cool if this was possible, would be really interesting to see the tools you guys use, also might give a better understanding to why certain things are in-game as they are. Even the very detailed write-up on the guild flagship disappearing bug was really interesting to read. Reading about how you guys desing npc models and their outfits was cool too, but I would love to actually see those tools in action .

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DarkTergon
11.25.2020 , 01:51 PM | #63
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Hey everyone!

I wanted to offer some clarification. Until we can return to in-person events, we are planning to hold more Livestream Cantinas throughout next year. In the future, we're likely to do both once we're able! Since we tried a few new things production/format wise with the recent livestream, I wanted to take the opportunity to gauge the community's thoughts.


Just a quick question, is there any chance we'll be getting the Prinawe mounts from future cantinas, as we've already gotten some of the other stuff. Please 🙏🙏🙏🙏

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OlBuzzard
11.25.2020 , 02:24 PM | #64
Quote: Originally Posted by DanielSteed View Post
Hey everyone!

I wanted to offer some clarification. Until we can return to in-person events, we are planning to hold more Livestream Cantinas throughout next year. In the future, we're likely to do both once we're able! Since we tried a few new things production/format wise with the recent livestream, I wanted to take the opportunity to gauge the community's thoughts.


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Granted this pandemic has thrown all of us a curve of sorts... but IMO this does help feel better about the game and those who are a part of it !
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Agreed !!

Although the pandemic has been a serious matter to contend with ... IMO it has proven to help bring out some of the best of us as a community as well. Unquestionably this has been a strain on the staff of BW as well as those who do the VO acting. I personally do not take lightly their commitment to finding solutions to the situation.

In the midst of those solutions we have discovered an unexpected, yet quite pleasant side affect : the virtual cantina ! As time progresses it may be entirely possible that this has helped lay the ground work for more events in the future of a similar format. And as time / technology permits these events will improve!

Our world has changed so much in the last 10 years! Having a better understanding of that change and continuing to grow with it could also be an earmark of those companies that successfully adapts to those changes!

KUDOS to BW , the team and (once again) to the VOA's who were a part of this !

TYVM !
This is how I feel and what I think about the situation. I hope it's not coming across as smooth talk , useless diatribe, or verbosity.

I really am trying to convey:
*** sincere appreciation for what's been done for BOTH members of the BW staff AND those who were interviewed.
*** a thought or two for future exploration.
*** and maybe even a consideration that while this is unquestionably a bit of a "technical juggling act" at this point in time it could become a useful tool in your hands even AFTER the pandemic has been dealt with ! So often difficulties such as this can and will spawn unexpected solutions that yield long term benefits. IMO ... this virtual meeting like this could be one such unexpected positive tool to explore and use as time progresses.

I would also like to add that the recap has been equally beneficial to me personally. There were RL issues that demanded attention and I was unable to log in and be a part of the meeting. I can almost guarantee a much more focused effort on the next one !!

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FlameYOL
11.25.2020 , 07:23 PM | #65
Quote: Originally Posted by DanielSteed View Post
Hey everyone!
I wanted to offer some clarification. Until we can return to in-person events, we are planning to hold more Livestream Cantinas throughout next year. In the future, we're likely to do both once we're able! Since we tried a few new things production/format wise with the recent livestream, I wanted to take the opportunity to gauge the community's thoughts.

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That's great to hear!
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Suzsi
11.26.2020 , 12:35 AM | #66
I'd love to see more VA interviews!

Female Agent, Aric, Theron, Vector, Adronikos, Satele/Female Trooper. All of them!

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OlBuzzard
11.26.2020 , 10:02 AM | #67
Quote: Originally Posted by Suzsi View Post
I'd love to see more VA interviews!

Female Agent, Aric, Theron, Vector, Adronikos, Satele/Female Trooper. All of them!
Perhaps a good mix / cross section. Depending upon the story progress / development that might work.

Additionally:
** suggested thoughts for future themes (just enough to "tease" for possible future story progression
** new armor / gear themes ??
** or perhaps just news that might suggest where SWTOR really is headed in the future .. again just "teased themes".

Pretty much the format you are using is good. Refine the process a bit ?? Being yourself and having fun is just fantastic!

OH ! As far as the interviews being pre-recorded (or even edited) I have no problem with that. Sometimes that might be the best approach for at least some of them.

There is a lot of positive out of this sort of thing. Most of us can't attend the "live" Cantinas .. soooo this IMO is so thoughtful and (for me at least) really appreciated !
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jedimasterjac
11.26.2020 , 12:04 PM | #68
If pre-recording interviews enables you to have a wider array of actors, developers, etc. take part in the streams, then I am all for you guys going all-in on pre-recorded interviews for your livestreams.

It would be nice if you had a place, perhaps, for viewers to submit a few questions though?

I also want to add a little +1 for some behind the scenes looks! I'm fascinated by developer environments and seeing the work that goes into making things. Even if it's just a little time lapse of some piece of armor being created, or maybe a room in a new flashpoint, or anything!
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Iceblack
11.26.2020 , 12:36 PM | #69
Quote: Originally Posted by DanielSteed View Post
Hey everyone!

I wanted to offer some clarification. Until we can return to in-person events, we are planning to hold more Livestream Cantinas throughout next year. In the future, we're likely to do both once we're able! Since we tried a few new things production/format wise with the recent livestream, I wanted to take the opportunity to gauge the community's thoughts.




Interesting idea. While the team, and myself especially, are always looking at ways we can provide a behind-the-scenes look, that's a route I haven't looked into much. Can't guarantee it will happen, but I'll start putting some brain power into something of that nature.
During the summer STO did an online vote with 4 different designs for their summer ship, once the winner was announced there was 2 livestreams with 2 different model designers working to bring the ship to life.

It was truly fascinating as you got to see and hear why things were done in a certain way and what limitations they had whilst making sure they stuck within the parameters of the ST license.

I must admit that it built a great hype for the ship when it arrived in-game. I and I presume others would love to see something similar going forward.