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March Update Teaser

http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012/01/12/interview-biowares-james-ohlen-on-swtor/

I know I just made a post on the last page about Tuesdays first big content update, but found this while surfing the web.

We then have a second update coming in March, and that’s going to be a much bigger update, another flashpoint – part two of Rise of the Rakghouls – and we’re going to have a whole new planet, with a brand new operation and warzone. We’re going to have the second part of the Legacy system, which is the real meat of it. We’re going to have guild banks, PVP ranking systems, and a lot of smaller additions and bug fixes. And we’re already working on the third update. The story’s already written out and being recorded for the fourth, fifth… and I can’t say how many updates we have, but we have a lot. Just to give you an idea of how far we’re planning ahead, we’ve already got voiceover being recorded for content you won’t see for a year or more. We’re really making sure we deliver new content. We also want to make sure that the Star Wars galaxy feels alive, so we’re working on an event system, which we’ll be giving more details about in the new future.
Guild banks, ranked pvp, legacy features are all on the way people! I'm especially intrigued about the event system and what that entails.
 
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I am very interested to see what they do with the Legacy System...
 
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God i'm loving this game, 19 sith assassin here on infinity gate if anybody cares to join me!!
 
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Ur post is kinda all over the place and a huge wall of text.

But were a clubhouse and not a guild, somewhere to vent some qualms with the game without the trolls at the swtor forums to worry about. I'm going to ask to have the first post switched over to me and get this organized a bit.


And you like many sound like you came over expecting WoW 2.0 which SWTOR is not.. It has alot of WoW elements and will likely add a few more, but its also less then a month released while wow is 4(?) expansions and numerous content patches in. The game has alot of promise, and nearly endless room for expansion thanks to the fact that space is massive. It lacks endgame due too the fact that most players r just now getting 50, anyone before this is not a casual gamer and is the loud minority. That being said, my next post will be version 1.1 details, which include a new OP (Raid), level 50 brackets, and numerous bug fixes.
If this is an actual clubhouse, it's not very active - and largely in part because people already have others to talk to about the game..called their GUILD - which exist in MMOs.

I think you've taken my comment as hostile, which it was not.

My post isn't all over the place with intent, but it does cover several issues - which of course you are suggesting is the reason this thread exists "somewhere to vent some qualms with the game without the trolls at the swtor forums to worry about."

As for Warcraft..no I never played Warcraft to the end of my days like the others. EverQuest>Warcraft in fact Most MMos >Warcraft and WoW1 2.0 = Aion

Your defense of the game is futile and stale if I may say so.
We've heard it all before 'the game just launched,' 'it's early days.'
That's fine, we accept that, but when you produce a game that's the SAME in so many aspects as it's predecessors, then how can you also have the same age old mistakes when the game launches? Do they not learn anything from others?
And that's excluding the fact that many STANDARDIZED features are missing entirely..like a guild bank ..I won't carry on the long list of other expected aspects.

The game doesn't have much room to expand for two solid reasons :

A) The content is licensed, much like LOTRO - there's an extremely fine line of allowance with the lore.
B) The single player-esque storylines are very definitive and quite often include irreversable absolutes.
C) People hitting 50 just now are the minority, not the other way around. You can't expect people not to play because developers couldn't prepare working material for them at the end. And mind you we're saying 'WORKING' material, i.e. to be void of bugs that completely stop you from engaging an activity - not even completing it, but simply starting it.

The old trinity of 'raid, roll an alt, or wait three months' is still 100% relevant to this title, and it won't change no matter how long the game goes on - it's the mechanics, it's how it's designed and intended.

Why people defend it is curious. It benefits no one to continously support developers who abuse the generalizations of the MMO market. Equally it benefits no one to never be constructive. Unfortunately the former seems to go unchecked, while the latter is always noticed. You have to look through the flame storm and find the oasis. Apparently MMO developers are too stupid, moronic, under-educated, unconcerned, uninterested or not allowed to make any head-way in MMO development.



I like it, I play it, but I don't live it.
MMo players tend to have that habit and it's more glaring when the game(s) not even worthy to begin with.
 
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If this is an actual clubhouse, it's not very active - and largely in part because people already have others to talk to about the game..called their GUILD - which exist in MMOs.

I think you've taken my comment as hostile, which it was not.
If the last one wasnt, this one was getting close.. for the second time, this has never intended to be a guild and never will. I could care less about how big the post count is in the thread, its for users of this forum to discuss the game. If you cant seem to wrap ur head around that then please do not post here, go talk on ur guild forum and whatnot.
 
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I like having this thread/clubhouse, because I don't own the game, but am interested in it and want to keep track of how it evolves. Even if I did own the game, I'd still like this thread, because I'm not the type of person to join a guild right off the bat when I'm still a total n00b and don't know anything.

If you don't like this thread/clubhouse, then just unsubscribe from it and don't look at it anymore.
 
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God i'm loving this game, 19 sith assassin here on infinity gate if anybody cares to join me!!
As an aside, Assassins are a little underpowered at the moment, but they will be getting some love in upcomming patches. My friend also said their story was a little uneventful. I played as an IA\Operative whom apparently get the best story, and it was really enjoyable. I did roll an SI alt, but decided to go for Sith Sorcerer since I know a couple people playing Assassin's, and wanted a real ranged class.
 

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just cancelled my account, had just 1 day left on it anyway.

hit level 50, wasn't impressed with the game. end game sucks. huge pvp grind to get decent gear for pve and then its impossible to find groups to go with (my server ended up being low pop and republic choice didn't help).

i predict free 2 play in 6 months
 
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just cancelled my account, had just 1 day left on it anyway.

hit level 50, wasn't impressed with the game. end game sucks. huge pvp grind to get decent gear for pve and then its impossible to find groups to go with (my server ended up being low pop and republic choice didn't help).

i predict free 2 play in 6 months
That's too bad that it didn't really live up to the hype. I was really stoked about this game 3 years ago. Thanks for the quick-review W1z.
 
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just cancelled my account, had just 1 day left on it anyway.

hit level 50, wasn't impressed with the game. end game sucks. huge pvp grind to get decent gear for pve and then its impossible to find groups to go with (my server ended up being low pop and republic choice didn't help).

i predict free 2 play in 6 months
PVP is a huge part of being 50, but it's hardly required. As for low Republic Pop, that is a huge problem on a number of servers. Apparently BioWare only really play tested with a lot of RP and PVE players, and didn't realize Empire would be so appealing. I am hoping they start offering transfers from high pop servers to lower pop opposing factions.

I personally love the game. The PVP is not the same dreary homogenous mess that WoW has become, and it's not the chaotic wtf-ery that Rift was. It strikes a nice balance. I will admit that if I open another round of Champion Bags and get stupid tokens in every one, or another set of Champion Bracers (#6!) I might choke someone.
 
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i seen ppl play this at my local lan event and i want this game so freakin bad, its driving me nuts cuz im broke :banghead::banghead::banghead::cry::cry:
 
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just cancelled my account, had just 1 day left on it anyway.

hit level 50, wasn't impressed with the game. end game sucks. huge pvp grind to get decent gear for pve and then its impossible to find groups to go with (my server ended up being low pop and republic choice didn't help).

i predict free 2 play in 6 months
I'll likely cancel after my first 30 and wait for the march patch before I resub. Ranked PVP alone is enough to keep me occupied.
 
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I'll likely cancel after my first 30 and wait for the march patch before I resub. Ranked PVP alone is enough to keep me occupied.
I don't understand that mentality. You are willing to put yourself at a disadvantage and intentionally not support the company, but expect them to continue offering a premium service? I think with the different quest chains I will play a couple characters to 50 while I wait for the March patch. I have no problem paying $15 a month for over a hundred hours of gameplay.
 
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I don't understand that mentality. You are willing to put yourself at a disadvantage and intentionally not support the company, but expect them to continue offering a premium service? I think with the different quest chains I will play a couple characters to 50 while I wait for the March patch. I have no problem paying $15 a month for over a hundred hours of gameplay.
Correct. I'm supporting everyone else by showing another lost sub for bw making them realize the game needs tweaking.
 
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Well, I played for a bit this evening and initial impressions are pretty good. I much prefer the storytelling in comparison to Wow, I felt more drawn in straight away. Perhaps it's because of the subject matter.

I have started as a Human Jedi Knight (Boring I know) and I am up to level 6 so far. This free play weekend caps you to 15 so I should hit that by Saturday.

Performance wise I am running it maxed at 1080p however I had weird vsync issues, kept flipping between 59/60 causing a weird stutter so I am using Afterburner Frame Limiter at 60fps which has made that disappear. Transitions between some areas are causing little stutters but then it's on old hard drive and hasn't been defragmented yet since I installed it. Weird frame drops in some areas that don't look too intensive, possibly a shadows thing.

It also seems to heat up my card more than most games? I have an overclocked card which normally never goes past 70c even with Crysis/Metro/Alan Wake. It went up to 77c tonight whilst playing SWTOR and ambients were lower than normal.

Oh wells, I'm enjoying the game and may well commit to the full product depending on the next 9 levels :)
 

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just cancelled my account, had just 1 day left on it anyway.

hit level 50, wasn't impressed with the game. end game sucks. huge pvp grind to get decent gear for pve and then its impossible to find groups to go with (my server ended up being low pop and republic choice didn't help).

i predict free 2 play in 6 months
same here - I'm no longer playing unfortunately but run a small gaming news site so I tend to stay up on what's happening in the game. I beta'd for a year and loved it but kind of started to get burned out not being able to play with the rest of my guildmates/friends and when it released it just didn't seem like what I'd built up my expectations to be. It's not a bad game at all, it's really not... I'm just kind of burned out on the MMO front and I think SWTOR didn't quite have what I needed to draw me back in.
 
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My servers dieing

I played this game for its pvp but thats geting so borring with hutt ball 9/10 matches. The players in this game seems like kids so im going back to rift. the end game pve is a joke i think everyone that had got to lvl 50 knows this. my server use to have alot of good players that quit. My last guild that had 174 members now has 25 active members so its time to move on patch 1.2 is too little too late.

As i have a full battle master set pvp is borring as hell. When you go 55-0 in a match and still lose in hutball theres a problem with the game.


Rift pvp matches take 1-5 mins to que.
swtor pvp matches take 2-20+ mins to que.