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2020 Greetings from Keith!

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DarthSpuds
01.29.2020 , 12:08 PM | #81
Quote: Originally Posted by KendraP View Post
Oh so let's scrap the old post, say the same thing in fewer words, and then have Mr. Boyd comment on story while addressing no other issues despite the time originally spent discussing "quality of life" issues.

I'm so much happier now! /sarcasm

Seriously if this is "all they can reveal" why am I still giving them my money.
Exactly, Keith's second post says nothing more than his first, but just uses less words to say next to nothing.

How is it the Lead Producer can make two posts that essentially between them say NOTHING CONCRETE AT ALL as his first two posts of the New Year; but seeming has no interest in commenting on what has been the single biggest issue since the last content drop - the disastrous state of T11 Crafting?

It is almost like Keith has buried his head in the sand on that issue and is simply hoping if he ignores it for long enough it will go away - which is pretty much par for the course with this game.

I genuinely thought it would be impossible for Keith to be less useful to the community than the last Lead producer - but once again Bioware Austin prove there is no barrel they won't dig the bottom out of to sink to new lows.


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01.29.2020 , 12:08 PM | #82
Quote: Originally Posted by CharlesBoyd View Post
Hey folks!

Thought I’d hop in and add a bit about the story elements in our upcoming releases. I’ll spoiler tag anything that I think might be too specific, but if you want to know absolutely nothing, maybe just skip this post entirely

Game Update 6.1 will include a small story beat around the size of Hearts and Minds. Specifically, this will be about checking in with the newly-formed factional groups – Task Force Nova for Republic players, and the Hand for Imperials – and making some initial decisions to guide them as they’re getting ramped up (including Saboteur options for those so inclined). For Imperials, this also means meeting your new liaison, Darth Rivix – he was a lot of fun to write, so I’m looking forward to seeing everyone’s reactions.

The update will also include a few other small scenes, including:
  • A check-in with Kira and Scourge, setting up the story for Game Update 6.2 (more on that below)
  • Troopers will have a 1-on-1 with Elara Dorne
  • Agents will have a 1-on-1 with Vector
  • And lastly…
    Spoiler
As Keith mentioned, 6.1 will be followed by 6.1.1 and 6.1.2. After that, our next story beat will come in Game Update 6.2: The One Where Crazy Stuff Happens*. Since it’s still in the works and a bit further out, I won’t go into nearly as much detail, and I’m going to put just about everything in spoiler tags just in case. But the TL;DR is that 6.2 will deal directly with the situation Kira and Scourge bring to light at the end of Onslaught.

*Definitely the final, confirmed update name.

Spoiler

Beyond that, in addition to the content, features, and quality-of-life improvements Keith mentioned that we’re looking to add past 6.1.2 and 6.2, you can expect the storyline that started with Jedi Under Siege and Onslaught to continue through our updates the rest of this year and beyond. After all, we’re in our ninth year, and our tenth anniversary is just around the corner--a very exciting time for SWTOR to be sure!
Looks good.
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AddyHus
01.29.2020 , 12:13 PM | #83
Quote: Originally Posted by CharlesBoyd View Post
Hey folks!

Thought I’d hop in and add a bit about the story elements in our upcoming releases. I’ll spoiler tag anything that I think might be too specific, but if you want to know absolutely nothing, maybe just skip this post entirely

Game Update 6.1 will include a small story beat around the size of Hearts and Minds. Specifically, this will be about checking in with the newly-formed factional groups – Task Force Nova for Republic players, and the Hand for Imperials – and making some initial decisions to guide them as they’re getting ramped up (including Saboteur options for those so inclined). For Imperials, this also means meeting your new liaison, Darth Rivix – he was a lot of fun to write, so I’m looking forward to seeing everyone’s reactions.

The update will also include a few other small scenes, including:
  • A check-in with Kira and Scourge, setting up the story for Game Update 6.2 (more on that below)
  • Troopers will have a 1-on-1 with Elara Dorne
  • Agents will have a 1-on-1 with Vector
  • And lastly…
    Spoiler
As Keith mentioned, 6.1 will be followed by 6.1.1 and 6.1.2. After that, our next story beat will come in Game Update 6.2: The One Where Crazy Stuff Happens*. Since it’s still in the works and a bit further out, I won’t go into nearly as much detail, and I’m going to put just about everything in spoiler tags just in case. But the TL;DR is that 6.2 will deal directly with the situation Kira and Scourge bring to light at the end of Onslaught.

*Definitely the final, confirmed update name.

Spoiler

Beyond that, in addition to the content, features, and quality-of-life improvements Keith mentioned that we’re looking to add past 6.1.2 and 6.2, you can expect the storyline that started with Jedi Under Siege and Onslaught to continue through our updates the rest of this year and beyond. After all, we’re in our ninth year, and our tenth anniversary is just around the corner--a very exciting time for SWTOR to be sure!
So when are we expecting game update 6.2 and how long will the story be in comparison to other stories?

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Ner_idia
01.29.2020 , 12:19 PM | #84
Quote: Originally Posted by KendraP View Post
Oh so let's scrap the old post, say the same thing in fewer words, and then have Mr. Boyd comment on story while addressing no other issues despite the time originally spent discussing "quality of life" issues.

I'm so much happier now! /sarcasm

Seriously if this is "all they can reveal" why am I still giving them my money.
If it wasn't for the replayablity of stories, I'd have long since abandoned this game. There's plenty of "better" out there and the only thing really keeping this game going is that it's Star Wars.

And true to form, the "Community Manager" only responded to the Yes Men; and deliberately ignored everyone else. By now, we've learned not to take seriously what we're being spoon fed, as what we end up with is never close to what we're promised. I wouldn't be surprised at all to find that some of the Yes Men, particularly the ones that get responses are, in fact, corporate accounts made to justify the continuation of an agenda that the majority (of those who care enough about the game to even come here and provide feedback) feel and/or have demonstrated that the current course of action is reprehensible.

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ruffolofi
01.29.2020 , 12:28 PM | #85
Quote: Originally Posted by CharlesBoyd View Post
Spoiler
No. I'm actually a bit sad to hear that, as a fan of the character and someone who's main is a warrior and just loved that storyline and the Eternal expansions. Still, I hope it's a good conclusion.

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01.29.2020 , 12:36 PM | #86
Quote: Originally Posted by CharlesBoyd View Post
  • Agents will have a 1-on-1 with Vector
WOOHOO!!**
I stopped progressing my dark side agent because of the lack of any Vector interaction from KotFE onwards. I hope this "1-on-1" will be worth trudging through all remaining story with her. I ran all the story with my light side Agent who was not impressed with Vector's short return story


**I'm hoping it's "woohoo" and fraps worthy!
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DarthSpuds
01.29.2020 , 12:42 PM | #87
Quote: Originally Posted by Sarova View Post
WOOHOO!!**
I stopped progressing my dark side agent because of the lack of any Vector interaction from KotFE onwards. I hope this "1-on-1" will be worth trudging through all remaining story with her. I ran all the story with my light side Agent who was not impressed with Vector's short return story


**I'm hoping it's "woohoo" and fraps worthy!
I'm going to bet that not one of these 1-on-1 moments last any longer that 2 minutes.

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Paziqi
01.29.2020 , 12:47 PM | #88
Quote: Originally Posted by CharlesBoyd
*snip*
Thanks for the update Charles! I really appreciate knowing we'll get to see a little more of some of our old companions. I'm starting to grow fond of Anri, Tau and Arn, but I do miss the interactions with that core group that started this game for me. 6.1 sounds interesting, and you've got me really curious about 6.2 now. Hope I can keep my impatience in check until it gets here.

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01.29.2020 , 12:49 PM | #89
Quote: Originally Posted by Ner_idia View Post

And true to form, the "Community Manager" only responded to the Yes Men; and deliberately ignored everyone else. .
I must admit, while it's nice to see a bit more posts communication from them, i am slightly frustrated by the fact that (so far) no one from BioWare has responded to any of the more "critical" posts. (including mine)

There's nothing wrong with constructive criticism from longtime subscribers and ambitious suggestions from devoted SW fans like myself who merely want this 9 year old game----still with so much untapped potential---to get BETTER.

Yet all we seem to hear is either *static* , standard talking points., or now today STORY SPOILERS (ugh, really?! That's your solution?! To spoil the very thing this game was founded upon: Story, aka the "4th pillar" . Remember?! Tag clicky or not, u guys should know the spoilers about story will get out and ruin most of the MYSTERY. )

It's disappointing, yet still i remain subbed (as always) . And maybe that's what BioWare is counting on. I dunno.

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Compliment that Tauntaun looks really good.
Normally i don't like just another typical re-skin , but i agree this one is pretty neat. (and much better than standard mini-pet ,which is what i thought it was gonna be since his earlier post didn't specify)

I'll still never use it though, cuz i already have more than enough favorites mounts, but i agree it's a job well done (by the Art Department or whomever) .
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01.29.2020 , 01:08 PM | #90
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[*]Tomorrow! – The Umbaran Patrol Tauntaun will kick off of as a “February” sub-reward. Be a subscriber at any time before Feb 29, starting tomorrow, and you will have the Tauntaun waiting for you in your in-game inbox.[/LIST]-Keith----------
Compliment that Tauntaun looks really good.
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