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Star Wars: The Old Republic: The Worst of Update 1.2: Legacy

MikeBMikeB MMORPG.com Community ManagerQueens, NYPosts: 5,718Administrator Uncommon

As part of this week’s The List, we took a look at five of the most awesome aspects of Star Wars: The Old Republic Update 1.2: Legacy. Today, we’ll be taking a look at the opposite side of the coin and highlight a few of the worst aspects of the update.

BioWare has been aggressively courting both current and former subscribers with a number of initiatives, but the latest promotion was handled quite poorly. In order to celebrate the launch of Update 1.2: Legacy, BioWare announced that their most loyal subscribers would be awarded with 30 days of free game time for their dedication to the game. If this sounds like a great promotion it’s because it is, in theory. The problem was that BioWare defined these most valued or loyal subscribers as players that had level 50 characters, dividing the community into the haves and have-nots.

Read more of Michael Bitton's Star Wars: The Old Republic: The Worst of Update 1.2: Legacy.

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  • ZaltarkZaltark Lockhart, TXPosts: 421Member

    Wooo! Even MMORPG sees SWTOR is getting negative publicity. Yay!!

  • Bicknell55Bicknell55 Diamond Springs, CAPosts: 73Member

    Bravo! Excellent write-up. As I saw a few flaws as well. The 30 day act of extending your sub hurt a lot of folks. I talked to several folks who, even though they had the 6 month sub, did not get the extra sub just because they did not have a 50. They did have however, a lot of alts close to 50, but some were crafting or evaluating each race/story to see what they really wanted to stick with the most!  My wife was one of them; I had a 50.... just  who got an extra 30 days.... 

     

    Thank you again for your reviews 

    Bick

  • RyowulfRyowulf Greensburg, PAPosts: 668Member

    The Legacy Promotion was restricted to 50's because of the lack of things to do at 50, so its a bleed issuse.  They didn't tell people the pvp stuff wasn't going to be in the update until the day before.

    Its hard to get behind a game when the company running it is so shady and underhanded. If EA treated their customers with a little bit of respect, I think it would be better for the long term health of this game.

     

     

  • OzmodanOzmodan Hilliard, OHPosts: 7,183Member Uncommon

    As to the legacy unlock feature, another example of the author wanting everything now.  Having to work toward's any goal is too much work I guess for them.  The idea is to keep people in the game playing and having goals to reach that cannot be immediately satisfied.  Basically the author should be abashed they even mentioned this topic.

  • hyllstarterhyllstarter ukiah, CAPosts: 203Member

    I have 2 lvl 50's and been subed since day one and didnt get my free 30 days. I guess ill use there awful customer service and find out why.

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  • MephsterMephster Tyria, NJPosts: 1,188Member

    It sounds like they have good ideas but they fail in doing it right.

    Grim Dawn, the next great action rpg!

    http://www.grimdawn.com/

  • MorgarenMorgaren Richwood, TXPosts: 394Member

    As far as the want somethign now mentality, and working for a goal, I play games to have fun, if I want to work I got college, a career, a family, plenty of stuff to have to put real effort into.

  • Jimmy562Jimmy562 FlimwellPosts: 1,099Member Uncommon

    Wait, I thought they changed the level 50 requirment to legacy level 6 and above?

  • gilgamesh42gilgamesh42 tampa, FLPosts: 300Member

    lol whats wrong mmorpg.com bioscrubs/Etards got tired of   passing you guys money for good reviews so now you guys decide to get real stay classy guys :3 


     

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  • PyrateLVPyrateLV Las Vegas, NVPosts: 1,096Member Common

    Originally posted by MikeB

    As part of this week’s The List, we took a look at five of the most awesome aspects of Star Wars: The Old Republic Update 1.2: Legacy. Today, we’ll be taking a look at the opposite side of the coin and highlight a few of the worst aspects of the update.

    BioWare has been aggressively courting both current and former subscribers with a number of initiatives, but the latest promotion was handled quite poorly. In order to celebrate the launch of Update 1.2: Legacy, BioWare announced that their most loyal subscribers would be awarded with 30 days of free game time for their dedication to the game. If this sounds like a great promotion it’s because it is, in theory. The problem was that BioWare defined these most valued or loyal subscribers as players that had level 50 characters, dividing the community into the haves and have-nots.

    Read more of Michael Bitton's Star Wars: The Old Republic: The Worst of Update 1.2: Legacy.

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    Well Ill be damned!

    Didnt think MMORPG had it in them to run an article that wasnt anything but positive toward SWTOR.

    Good on ya MikeB

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  • ThorkuneThorkune Eastern, KYPosts: 1,828Member Uncommon

    The republic armor sets are very ugly, comical even. I have never seen worse in any game. The cost of everything in the game is horribly overpriced. I remember getting 800k after questing through Voss and Corellia, thinking I was super rich. Then I went to pay for training and I was broke again.

  • ZaltarkZaltark Lockhart, TXPosts: 421Member

    I wonder if Pokket is still doing those runs on the livestream for SWTOR.

  • QuintezQuintez Miami, FLPosts: 1Member

    I defended this game for too long, I have finally given in to the fact that SWTOR is not what it was hyped to be. It's not eben half that..

  • skeeter667skeeter667 holyoke, MAPosts: 55Member Uncommon

    You forgot avout how they promised more crafting recipes and only delivered like 4 of them and being able to reverse engineer oranges items to get recipes off and well I could go on and on but Bioware doesn't really care.

  • ZaltarkZaltark Lockhart, TXPosts: 421Member

    So how many wanna take bets that they still think they have 1.7M subscribers?

  • galdosgaldos Miami, FLPosts: 18Member

    It's good to see MMORPG actually saying something negative about this game,  I did defend it for a wile but truth is it was all hype, Bioware failed to understand what fun endgame is and brought nothing new to he genre

  • ZagavaVonnZagavaVonn Akron, OHPosts: 249Member Uncommon

    I was really hoping SWTOR would do well, ok so it wasn't SWG but it had $200 million in development and all of the power of BioWare behind it.

    The beta left me really disturbed, but I refused to let it get to me: most betas have glitches, it's no biggie.

    But I just can't handle it, SWTOR's bad voice acting, comical artwork, and zero-zip-nada original content just leaves me reeling. During one week I actually played realmofthemadgod.com (a cheesey free 8-bit pixel game) more than SWTOR, that's when I realized maybe a free browser game is better then SWTOR despite all the millions they poured into it.

    Here's hoping SWTOR pulls through. Although I'm not counting on it.

     

  • hikaru77hikaru77 buenos airesPosts: 1,035Member Uncommon

    Is for anyone with a level 6 legacy, not just for the 50s. 

  • nyxiumnyxium ManchesterPosts: 1,221Member Uncommon

    The dead SWG Ewok ghost horde are baying for revenge.. can you imagine it? Dead Ewok spirits with blood spattered fanged mouths howling in unison?

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  • ZaltarkZaltark Lockhart, TXPosts: 421Member

    Wouldnt that be something? If SWG winds up having had a larger following than SWTOR.

  • jdnewelljdnewell Spring Hill, TNPosts: 2,150Member Uncommon

    The game has been out awhile and the advertising dollars have probably dried up some. So time for some " Real" reviews to come out.

  • NitthNitth AustraliaPosts: 3,684Member Uncommon

    Some typos and grammar mike but good feature!

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  • rygard49rygard49 Huntington Beach, CAPosts: 975Member

    1. Armor - The models are terrible. Whoever designs their armor couldn't really get their finger on that iconic Star Wars feel, and as a result we got some weird Power Ranger villains.

    2. Ranked Warzones - Dissappointing, defininately, and it caused half of my core group to quit even with the free month.

    3. Legacy Unlocks - I honestly don't care about this feature. If it's something I want, then I'm glad it has a component that makes me work for it rather than just being given to me. For example, I'd love to make a Sith Pureblood Jedi. When I get around to actually making him, I'll have a good time working toward getting the money to buy the race unlock.

    4. Rakghoul Pandemic - Didn't care at all about the event. I put in minimal effort and got my lightsaber crystal for PvP. For the PvE folks I guess it's a bummer, and if there were a PvP event I'd sure as heck want it to last longer than one week.

    5. The Legacy Promotion - This was a fumble. My assumption is that they had tons of 50's hanging on for the ranked warzones, and since they dropped the ball on that they decided to use free game time to bait them into sticking around and keeping an active sub (possibly to inflate sub numbers, I won't speculate further on that, though). That explains their logic in giving it to level 50's only.

    But jeez, guys, please hire someone who can think ahead and logically deduce how the playerbase is going to react to things like this.

  • jtcgsjtcgs New Port Richey, ILPosts: 1,777Member

    You should take your 5 best aspects and just make a 10 bad things about 1.2

    Seriously, giving them credit for...oh...customizable UI is just plain crazy.

    Maybe its actually a good thing IF its placed into perspective. SWTOR is such a bland game we are actually giving them credit for updating the game with a standard feature that other games come with.

    Maybe in a year when a few people in charge are removed and replaced with someone that has RPG experience we can give them credit for that also...Who knows, maybe that person will understand that the "social" system is a complete JOKE...making people GROUP to get RPing gear/items and emotes is like rewarding PvP gear for killing PvE mobs.

    And who the hell actually thinks its a good idea to introduce things like email boxes and a GTN for ships in a game that is sorely lacking in community...no really, lets make even MORE people never go to a hub to interact with other players!

    Jebus, another few updates like this and it wont even need to be an online game anymore unless you want to do instances. Single player RPG with online capabilities.

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  • RefMinorRefMinor MyTownPosts: 3,452Member
    Awesome!!!!*

    *genuine
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