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Interesting poll on Massively

YamotaYamota LondonPosts: 6,620Member

What MMORPG would you like to ressurect? http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/09/24/leaderboard-mmo-most-worthy-of-resurrection/#continued

Not surprisingly, SWG is head and shoulders above all other games. Most likely because most people reject it's "replacement" SW:TOR.

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  • grimalgrimal Stamford, CTPosts: 2,873Member Uncommon
    Where were all these people when the game was bleeding subs?
  • MyriaMyria Lowell, MAPosts: 570Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by grimal
    Where were all these people when the game was bleeding subs?

    Exactly this.

    All of the manufactured rage towards ToR over SWG shutting down is, frankly, laughable. SWG had been on life support for an eternity, in MMO terms, long before ToR was a glint in a dev's eye. Why SOE didn't shut it down years ago is something of a mystery.

    If a tenth of those professing their love for SWG had actually been playing the game things would have been quite different. Instead SWG is covered in rose coloured bovine excrement that post-hoc fans seem never to tire of flinging.

  • YakamomotoYakamomoto Osaka, ARPosts: 363Member

    SWG with 2012 graphics and some bugs ironed out would be the best thing since sliced bread. 

    too good to be true. 

  • cosycosy ColentinaPosts: 3,304Member
    SWG gets my vote but the old SWG

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  • RefMinorRefMinor MyTownPosts: 3,452Member
    Originally posted by grimal
    Where were all these people when the game was bleeding subs?

    I think the bulk left around the time of the great dumbing down.

  • VhalnVhaln Chicago, ILPosts: 3,159Member
    Originally posted by RefMinor
    Originally posted by grimal
    Where were all these people when the game was bleeding subs?

    I think the bulk left around the time of the great dumbing down.

    That is the glaring issue with that poll.  Probably need to differentiate between the two different versions of SWG.  Or clearly state that ressurection would only be as it was, when it was shut down.  Poll could be very misleading, otherwise.

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  • solarinesolarine IstanbulPosts: 1,203Member

    If I was to answer just in terms of how much I liked the game back then, it'd be Asheron's Call 2 for me by a mile.

     

  • LazzaroLazzaro chicago, ILPosts: 500Member Uncommon


    Originally posted by Yakamomoto
    SWG with 2012 graphics and some bugs ironed out would be the best thing since sliced bread. too good to be true. 

    Yes, yes it would.

  • VirusDancerVirusDancer Brandon, FLPosts: 3,649Member
    It's interesting how many CoH write-in votes there were...

    I miss the MMORPG genre. Will a developer ever make one again?

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  • PurutzilPurutzil East Stroudsburg, PAPosts: 2,924Member Uncommon

    I think most people judge it as not only being a ressurection, but a general revamp of the game as well. Of those games, SWG actually has some good stuff going for it, even only poorly executed. It has (IMO) the best potential if resurrected and revamped in the same style.

     

    Despite this, my main interest would be the matrix online. It provides such a unique environment, the issue is I think it was just done incorrectly. Using technology available today and over-halling the game and keep a similiar concept. It has a more unique take that just wasn't exploited all that well. In this regards it falls flat compared to SWG since at least that game had some of those ideas in place, even if some weren't to well done.

  • XiaokiXiaoki White Pigeon, MIPosts: 2,603Member Uncommon


    Originally posted by RefMinor
    Originally posted by grimal Where were all these people when the game was bleeding subs?
    I think the bulk left around the time of the great dumbing down.

    The bulk of what was left maybe.


    SWG was bleeding subs since day 1.


    Bugs galore, no balance and terrible developers will do that.

  • TardcoreTardcore MinskPosts: 2,325Member
    Originally posted by grimal
    Where were all these people when the game was bleeding subs?

    Probably right here (or on a similar site) calling the game shyte. I know I was.

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  • IG-88IG-88 GrandosPosts: 143Member

    Yea yea, according to the visitors of this site EVERY game is a "FAIL!!!" even if its still in beta.

     

  • LoLifeLoLife LA, CAPosts: 174Member
    Originally posted by Vhaln
    Originally posted by RefMinor
    Originally posted by grimal
    Where were all these people when the game was bleeding subs?

    I think the bulk left around the time of the great dumbing down.

    That is the glaring issue with that poll.  Probably need to differentiate between the two different versions of SWG.  Or clearly state that ressurection would only be as it was, when it was shut down.  Poll could be very misleading, otherwise.

    This^

    Most of those who voted for SWG were probably voting of pre-NGE, but then we'll never know poll should be clear  =/

  • KonfessKonfess Dallas, TXPosts: 952Member Uncommon
    MxO & SWG. I had 5 subs for 4 years, so that is where I was.

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  • HokieHokie Vancouver Wa.Posts: 1,063Member Uncommon

    I think there is a version of SWG that most people are talking about and its pre-NGE.

     

    And SWG was bleeding subs because SOE fucked the game up to the point that no one new wanted to play it, and no one who had been playing it still wanted to.

     

    And I agree a much cleaned-up SWG (pre-NGE) would be...would be...I cant speak. Sorry. Im too emotional just thinking about it, sorry.

    *deep breath*

    *deep breath*

    Awesome. It would be awesome.

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  • HokieHokie Vancouver Wa.Posts: 1,063Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Tardcore
    Originally posted by grimal
    Where were all these people when the game was bleeding subs?

    Probably right here (or on a similar site) calling the game shyte. I know I was.

    Yeah, but dont you call every game shit?

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  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryPosts: 7,209Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Vhaln
    Originally posted by RefMinor
    Originally posted by grimal
    Where were all these people when the game was bleeding subs?

    I think the bulk left around the time of the great dumbing down.

    That is the glaring issue with that poll.  Probably need to differentiate between the two different versions of SWG.  Or clearly state that ressurection would only be as it was, when it was shut down.  Poll could be very misleading, otherwise.

    That's almost why all those games are on that list.  They all had something about them that drove people away.  I think people like to lament or cheer for something they don't truly have to support.  It's like they get all the satisfaction of being indignant and right, but none of the burden of having to put their money where their mouth is.

    If there was an option I would have voted "none of the above".  Most games out now of any flavor and type are better than most of those put together.

  • someforumguysomeforumguy HomePosts: 3,540Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by grimal
    Where were all these people when the game was bleeding subs?

    I was playing it on and off for years untill they announced that it was going to be shutdown later that year. Then all incentive was gone to play it ever again. After trying SWTOR I started to miss SWG again.

    I have been critizising SWG all those years, because it had so many bugs.  NGE later on shaped to be quite cool in terms of features (crazy amount of different activities and mechanics), but it also had one the worst ground combat systems I ever played in a game. If preNGE combat could be combined with late NGE features, it wouldve been awesome.

  • plescureplescure leicesterPosts: 370Member Uncommon

    Tabula rasa ftw. 

    i was shocked when they announced that game was closing. i really enjoyed and i think if it got rez'd with f2p model it would do good business

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  • CujoSWAoACujoSWAoA Nooo, AKPosts: 1,781Member

    You guys are nuts.

    SWG had 100,000+ subscribers before the NGE.

    For 1,000 of them to speak out in a Massively poll is hardly a reason to say  "WHERE WERE YOU ALL WHEN....!!!"

    People miss the game they once played.

    Deal with it.

  • AusareAusare adamstown, MDPosts: 850Member
    Swg never had the numbers to legitimize a AAA support or development.
  • RydesonRydeson Canton, OHPosts: 3,858Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Xiaoki

     


    Originally posted by RefMinor

    Originally posted by grimal Where were all these people when the game was bleeding subs?
    I think the bulk left around the time of the great dumbing down.
    The bulk of what was left maybe.

     


    SWG was bleeding subs since day 1.


    Bugs galore, no balance and terrible developers will do that.

    ^ this.. 

         I started SWG on day 1, and quit months later after waiting and waiting for glaring bugs and unbalances to be fixed..   I would love to see Pre-CU Star Wars Gal. to be resurrected, BUT only if they actually FIX all the damn bugs and problems that caused me and thousands of others to quit in the first place..

  • 7star7star SeoulPosts: 405Member

    Sadly, I first played the free trial of SWG ONE WEEK before the announcement of its permanent closure. I was going to sub to that game. 

     

    I understand from many posters that SWG was not nearly as good a sandbox experience at the end as when it launched, but still, it was so much better (in my opinion) than most other games out now because it offered deep and varied gameplay options which it would have taken me some time to fathom, even in its so-called degraded latter state.

     

    I believe SWG will live again in another form. There are too many good things there to be lost forever. The Force will manifest in MMORPGs again. You just wait and see. SWG will live on in another form.

  • worldalphaworldalpha Milton, ONPosts: 403Member
    Most people remember the past fondly like the good ol' days.  The fact of the matter if the games did get resurrected they probably wouldn't be played as much as people are hoping.

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