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Was the Hype too early?

LonzoLonzo GoettingenPosts: 253Member Uncommon

Now that they announced that this game will get out at around april 2011, do you think that the big hype about it was just a bit too early? Isnt it dangerous to let people wait THAT long?

 

In my opinion they should ve started with all the articles etc in summer this year, not 2-3 years before release. What do you think?

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  • Naturalist99Naturalist99 Burlingame, CAPosts: 182Member

     most mmos start hype that early, either way, leaked videos get out and people always hype over announced game with no info to, its like the cycle of mmos, not only that but they are probably gonna start beta soon, so thy need people that know of the game

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  • maskedweaselmaskedweasel houston, TXPosts: 8,296Member Rare
    Originally posted by Lonzo


    Now that they announced that this game will get out at around april 2011, do you think that the big hype about it was just a bit too early? Isnt it dangerous to let people wait THAT long?
     
    In my opinion they should ve started with all the articles etc in summer this year, not 2-3 years before release. What do you think?

     

    Theres still tons of unknown information... theres still a lot of hype to go.  We'll hit 2 more major stages of hype before the game launches.  1) the build up to beta invites  and 2) coming up on release (and open beta)     During these times tons of information will be available.. lots of developer interviews, and lots o unreleased information will finally be released.   They're just building a steady foundation to peak interest to maximize the hype later.

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  • IhmoteppIhmotepp Koolawachie, SCPosts: 14,495Member
    Originally posted by Lonzo


    Now that they announced that this game will get out at around april 2011, do you think that the big hype about it was just a bit too early? Isnt it dangerous to let people wait THAT long?
     
    In my opinion they should ve started with all the articles etc in summer this year, not 2-3 years before release. What do you think?

     

    Don't worry. There will be a new round of hype 5 or 6 months before release. For now it will die down since release is so far off.

     

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  • ComnitusComnitus Williamsburg, VAPosts: 2,462Member

    All BioWare is doing is releasing information when they think it's ready and worthy to be released. We're making the hype.

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  • aeliethaelieth Shawnee, OKPosts: 44Member

    We know there is a game and a basic premise to it. We have the classes and what the game is built on but details are very sketchy at the moment. The game isn't even polished yet, but from the videos I've seen it's already considerably smoother than many games that come out. No, wasn't hyped too early and hasn't even had the majority of of the hype released yet.

  • DragoshanDragoshan timisoaraPosts: 36Member Uncommon

    Game won't come out soon enough if you ask me. As for the hype, anyone that loves BioWare games and the StarWars universe feels hyped when those two get mentioned togheter; I know I do. So, it might be about self-induced hype more then anything else. 

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  • ChuckanarChuckanar johnson city, TNPosts: 210Member Uncommon

     Is over a year away till release. If you blew your cork this easy you need to get help.

  • MoiraeMoirae New Orleans, LAPosts: 3,032Member Uncommon

    What are you talking about exactly? The hype always comes this early, honey. Alot of times the game doesn't even work out. Just look at the original STO, and Stargate Worlds. Its not like its anything new.

  • HyanmenHyanmen KolkkalaPosts: 5,354Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Moirae


    What are you talking about exactly? The hype always comes this early, honey. Alot of times the game doesn't even work out. Just look at the original STO, and Stargate Worlds. Its not like its anything new.

    Not always, if the developers are good. Releasing info too soon will only hurt the game. 

    If you can last 'till year before release, the end result will be much better than if you started hyping it 3 years before release.

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  • aleosaleos na, INPosts: 1,894Member Uncommon

     i waited 4 years for swg. dealing with the game will come out "This" month going to the store to pick up my copy finding out that it got pushed 6 months back or to next year. hype is hype.

  • AladyleynaAladyleyna SingaporePosts: 269Member

     The moment information is leaked out, hype will start when people get excited over what they see. It's a normal circle in games. The hype will probably die down first when people hear that the release date is later than expected, then increase again nearer to the release date. So yeah, I'm not really that upset about it.

    What matters is that the game, when released, is something that we can all enjoy.

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  • ThomasN7ThomasN7 87.18.7.148 1, NJPosts: 6,690Member

    No because there is still a ton of stuff we do not know about the game and alot we have not seen either.

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  • TalinTalin West Babylon, NYPosts: 824Member

    Start the hype early, provide drips and "leaks" of information month over month, and you'll have a fanbase rabid with desire to play.

    Of course, when details of instability/missing features/etc also leak out during closed beta, have a great PR "spinner" on staff to help remind people that all will be well upon release. It will, won't it?

     

    That said, I trust Bioware. I love their Single-Player RPGs and I'm sure they will do everything to make sure their initial MMO offering is nothing short of stellar. This way they can move onto their next MMO right afterwards....

  • NeoGauchoNeoGaucho Pasadena, CAPosts: 19Member
    Originally posted by Talin


    Start the hype early, provide drips and "leaks" of information month over month, and you'll have a fanbase rabid with desire to play.
    Of course, when details of instability/missing features/etc also leak out during closed beta, have a great PR "spinner" on staff to help remind people that all will be well upon release. It will, won't it?
     
    That said, I trust Bioware. I love their Single-Player RPGs and I'm sure they will do everything to make sure their initial MMO offering is nothing short of stellar. This way they can move onto their next MMO right afterwards....

     

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  • MoiraeMoirae New Orleans, LAPosts: 3,032Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Hyanmen

    Originally posted by Moirae


    What are you talking about exactly? The hype always comes this early, honey. Alot of times the game doesn't even work out. Just look at the original STO, and Stargate Worlds. Its not like its anything new.

    Not always, if the developers are good. Releasing info too soon will only hurt the game. 

    If you can last 'till year before release, the end result will be much better than if you started hyping it 3 years before release.

    ???? The game has been in development for YEARS already. There was rumor about it back in 98. They didn't announce it that long ago. It hasn't even been a year since it was announced. 

  • InteritusInteritus Vancouver, BCPosts: 126Member Uncommon

    I don't think they've hyped it at all. They haven't even announced all the planets yet. There are tons of details about the game we don't know.  Most of the hype you are seeing is ocming in the form of other people excited for the game. While the devs are obviously excited  they are busy working on it. It's the people who are excited about the game that hype it up so much.

  • RavingRabbidRavingRabbid Virginia beach, VAPosts: 1,150Member Uncommon

    Nah this game isnt being hyped too early imo. Hype goes on for alot of games.

    Bioware is keeping a good lid on info as you can see ppl are too quick to criticise.  Good for Bioware to keep the right amount info coming out.

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  • RJMacreadyRJMacready Brooklyn, NYPosts: 2Member

    We were not the ones who rented a booth last summer at E3  ....grabing anyone with a microphone who walked by.  And I don't remember from videos I've seen a sign at that booth that said  " Earliest launch date  Summer 2011"!

    They knew they would look like fools with a booth in 09 ..making a big deal about a game thats at least 2 years away. (and trust me ...they knew back then how far off they were.)

    So lets stop with the idea that "we" are the reason for the hype.

    I don't care about how many games before this started to hype thier game 5 years before launch. If that was a fool proof plan than Vanguard would be bigger than WOW. How many years did we hear about that game?

    Somtimes it can get to the point where some of your potential customers just want to say: Hey ..if you got a product for me to buy ....do me a favor and shut up until your ready to sell it.

     

  • AshanorAshanor Brevard County, FLPosts: 97Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Comnitus


    All BioWare is doing is releasing information when they think it's ready and worthy to be released. We're making the hype.

     

    Yes, I am sure marketing at Bioware has NOTHING to do with it, right?

     

    lol

  • MoiraeMoirae New Orleans, LAPosts: 3,032Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Ashanor

    Originally posted by Comnitus


    All BioWare is doing is releasing information when they think it's ready and worthy to be released. We're making the hype.

     

    Yes, I am sure marketing at Bioware has NOTHING to do with it, right?

     

    lol

    i don't know about you but I saw alot more marketing with other games than with this one.,

  • GTwanderGTwander San Diego, CAPosts: 6,035Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Lonzo


     Isnt it dangerous to let people wait THAT long?

     

    Not for the company it isn't.

    See, while the player community is bitching, moaning, and threatening to boycott left and right - Bioware is still a publicly traded company who sees a surge of investors every time they waft a SW:toR-flavored fart our way. It's smart for them to push early and scoop money, but even smarter for them to know how to sugarcoat hot topics. Fairly sure every time they say something that really gets the crowd yelling "rabble. rabble", some investors are pulling their funds. If you saw a graph it would show high spikes for every time they drop some hot info, and a good drop whenever they say something stupid.

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  • Lord.BachusLord.Bachus Den HelderPosts: 9,349Member Uncommon

    The hype hasn't even started...

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  • TroneasTroneas Buenos AiresPosts: 831Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Comnitus


    All BioWare is doing is releasing information when they think it's ready and worthy to be released. We're making the hype.



     

    uh, hello?

     

    this is called hypeing.

     

    do you need to know about this information 1.5 years prior to the game's release (planets, classes, timeline)? no.

    would it make a different to your playing experience if you were given ALL the information the day the game was released? no.

    would you be as excited today about the game if ALL the information was provided upon release? no.

    wake up will ya?

  • SaerainSaerain Barrington, RIPosts: 949Member Uncommon

    What?

    You may recall that the game's announcement was held off as long as possible, well past the time everyone already knew what it was.

    Not only that, but if it releases in early 2011, it will only have been two years and a few months since its announcement. This is in no way a long wait.

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  • SanguinelustSanguinelust Plainfield, NJPosts: 811Member Uncommon

    A big IP like Star Wars can create hype all on it's own and I don't think it's Bioware that's making the hype, I think it's us. All they are doing is providing information about a game they are developing. We take it and run with it.

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