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[Column] Star Wars: The Old Republic: How SWTOR Can Own 2013

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  • ThaddeusPLThaddeusPL GdanskPosts: 12Member
    SWTOR CAN'T own 2013 this is a weak mmo (with very poor engine) without endgame content and pvp. This is like korean mmo - grind, grind, grind and get a cute pet :) 
  • BadOrbBadOrb ManchesterPosts: 791Member Uncommon

    Great blog and wow such a lot of passionate people replying :) . Must be a very popular game still , to either bash or praise. Anyways OT so yeah a boxed expansion you say and I say yes please. How many planets should be in it ? What would the level cap go up to ? Plus to do all that in less than a year , hmm I think maybe by feb 2014 they could do it but not by the end of the year . Three planets and a 10 level cap increase should suffice. Get to it Bioware.

    Cheers,

    BadOrb.

    PSO 4 years , EQOA 4 months , PSU 7 years , SWTOR launch ongoing , PSO2 SEA launch ongoing , Destiny 360 launch ongoing.
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  • superniceguysuperniceguy AnchorheadPosts: 2,278Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by BadOrb

     Must be a very popular game still , to either bash or praise.

    It would still get as many posts even if it was a thread stating how SWG or CoH can own 2013. All 3 have as much chance as owning 2013 ;)

    SWTOR is popular for discussions, just not popular for playing

    It may have had less and more constructive feedback if the title said something like "What SWTOR needs to do to own 2013" Maybe that is what the OP is after, but what I took it as and many others did seem to as well, was that SWTOR looks good to own 2013, but not really, not the direction it is going at the moment. They are still just recycling content already done. STO has more chance of owning 2013, with Season 8 and Season 9 slated already for 2013, and Season 6 and Season 7 already in game since June 2012, when Makeb and everything else was brought up. So by the time STO releases Season 8, that will be 3 loads of content whereas SWTOR would have only had one - Makeb.

     

  • xalvixalvi brooklyn, NYPosts: 329Member
    Originally posted by Dihoru
    Guess Bioware/EAturd paid you guys off for some more positive publicity.

     

    They sure did.

    My comment was deleted and it was the second comment so they didn't want people to see it I did not bash the game all i said with other MMORPG coming this year  i can't see how this could possibly own 2013.

     

  • xalvixalvi brooklyn, NYPosts: 329Member
    Originally posted by BillMurphy

    Take a minute, think, and realize that no one speaks for everyone.

     

     

    I would of believed you....until you deleted my post. Fortunately someone qouted my orginal post so people can still see it.

    They are not on the forums because the fans are the 1%. But hey, thanks for deleting my orginal post.

  • Maverick827Maverick827 Rensselaer, NYPosts: 71Member
    If you're pro-SWTOR, then you must have been paid off by BioWare.

    If you're anti-SWTOR, then your an unbiased observer.

    This community is trash.
  • ChingoChingo Moonbase1Posts: 134Member Uncommon

    Build a death star and hold the Earth hostage?

    The recent DS initiative in US finally makes sense. Too bad Bioware didn't get it approved. Oh well, will the last one leaving the game please turn off the servers, please?

  • ksternalksternal Hainesport, NJPosts: 81Member
    Heres a idea, make PvP enjoyable by fixing people getting perma-held. I extremely huge thing is no limit to amount of PvP matches a player can do, this 5 per week is absoluely asinine. Completely re do healers so people who put the majority of points into their build have more then just 1 conclusively crappy AoE heal, I have never played a MMO till I played this game where there was only I AoE heal at that heal was at the very end of the heal build and on top of that the heal was only a minor heal at best.
     
  • RossbossRossboss Runes of Magic, TXPosts: 240Member
    I got tired of clicking options in quests. The only thing that could bring me in as a player would be "Straight Party" voting. That way I don't have to spend 10 minutes making decisions on my alignment to accept a single quest.

    I played WoW up until WotLK, played RoM for 2 years and now Rift.
    I am F2P player. I support games when I feel they deserve my money and I want the items enough.
    I don't troll, and I don't take kindly to trolls.

  • Modge-SteddoModge-Steddo Lowell, MAPosts: 5Member
    I like SWTOR. It reminds me of CoH. . .
  • Modge-SteddoModge-Steddo Lowell, MAPosts: 5Member

    That being said; yes on open world pvp, mofo space pvp and why can I still not link stuff, like webpages, in chat? 

    The game's great. Let the haters hate hate hate hate

  • RefMinorRefMinor MyTownPosts: 3,452Member
    Originally posted by Latronus
    Originally posted by RefMinor
    I want to sit in a chair.

    You can and always have been able to on your ship.  Oh, never made it that far in game, not my fault troll.  If that's all that matters to you, then maybe you need to out the SIMS.  Fixing fame rate issues and make the game feel more alive would have been a better complaint.

    I was serious, it would make the cantina's into far more social hubs, but then hey that might turn it into an MMO. Great on Bioware for allowing you to sit in a chair in an instance, that really helps. The animation is absolutely shit if your character has a robe/cloak too.

  • Sevenstar61Sevenstar61 Centreville, VAPosts: 1,690Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by superniceguy
    Originally posted by BadOrb

     Must be a very popular game still , to either bash or praise.

    It would still get as many posts even if it was a thread stating how SWG or CoH can own 2013. All 3 have as much chance as owning 2013 ;)

    SWTOR is popular for discussions, just not popular for playing

    It may have had less and more constructive feedback if the title said something like "What SWTOR needs to do to own 2013" Maybe that is what the OP is after, but what I took it as and many others did seem to as well, was that SWTOR looks good to own 2013, but not really, not the direction it is going at the moment. They are still just recycling content already done. STO has more chance of owning 2013, with Season 8 and Season 9 slated already for 2013, and Season 6 and Season 7 already in game since June 2012, when Makeb and everything else was brought up. So by the time STO releases Season 8, that will be 3 loads of content whereas SWTOR would have only had one - Makeb.

     

    Hmmm SWTOR is more popular in playing then any game you have mentioned that is better then SWTOR in your poster profile.

     

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  • zunarnzunarn Chicago, ILPosts: 97Member

    Whatever you are smoking Mike, I was some of it lol.

     

    In all seriousness there is no way that SWTOR will do better in 2013. Ship has sailed, you have a very small window of pleasing mmo players. There is no such thing as an mmo that recovers after the 2nd year or 3rd year. It just doesn't happen, even if your name has "Star Wars" in it.

  • itgrowlsitgrowls newport news, VAPosts: 2,951Member
    Originally posted by ignore_me

    They might want to address the horrible frame-rates many users get even on high end systems. I would have given free to play more of a chance if the game could get above 20-25 fps on my rig.  

    [post launch I never had frame-rate issues with this game save on Ilum. They have done something that messed up the performance. I turned off advanced shadows etc., no effect.]

    people are STILL having issues with that? WHA? I thought they killed that bug 6 months ago.

    in all fairness i doubt it will do better there's some glaring SOE style issues with their pricing model to throw out first.
  • Wowzer7Wowzer7 Whittier, CAPosts: 8Member
    Is it normal for people on MMORPG.com to be upset over a positive SWTOR article? You'd think people would've gotten tired of all the doom and gloom.
  • ThaddeusPLThaddeusPL GdanskPosts: 12Member
    SWTOR is only MMO not MMORPG loke Cabal, Aion or World of Tanks. If You want to lay MMORPG try old Ultima Online or Anarchy Online  when u have 200 or similar skills for your alt. Pen and paper RPG never have 6 or 10 skils. So modern online RPG is only a small piece of p&p RPG.
  • kabitoshinkabitoshin Posts: 758Member Uncommon
    Personally I think the game is good, yeah there are a few things missing that I would love to be ingame. The thing that makes me like the game the most is the story, I have a good reason for doing quest even though it's still the same kill x collect y type of quests. I also like the Flashpoints even though they are not hard they still are fun with the theatrics they throw in. Nothings wrong with the way the game engine looks, charachter skin and hair is the only thing I don't like. I just hope Archeage will shut you Themepark haters up for a bit, go find a game you enjoy and I'll keep enjoying my themepark games.
  • bbbb42bbbb42 none, FLPosts: 297Member Uncommon
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  • jtcgsjtcgs New Port Richey, ILPosts: 1,777Member
    Originally posted by Aeonblades

    I could not agree more. F2P games have destroyed the already fragile community of most MMO's. It's really disgraceful to think F2P players have a say in development of features in a lot of games. I will say the only MMO I have really seen handle the F2P transition and maintain a decent community is EQ1, but that game has such a core fan base I'm pretty sure most people know everyone on their server by now.

     And THAT is why Subs are dieing.

    Old, outdated, ignorant, clueless opinions based on not knowing WTF the real world is like. Companies still making sub games are out of touch with the gaming world which is why there hasnt been a single decent sub game in YEARS. EA, Sony, NCSoft, Nexon, Funcom, Turbine have all said it...subscription based games are an old, outdate idea with no real world examples of being more profitable or better in any way shape or form.

    DEAL WITH IT. Go log into one of the few MMOs that still have subs and hide your head in the sand while far more gamers around the world have even more fun in their F2P games knowing their will be around far longer than yours.

    “I hope we shall crush...in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations, which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength and bid defiance to the laws of our country." ~Thomes Jefferson

  • MurlockDanceMurlockDance ParisPosts: 1,223Member
    Originally posted by jtcgs

     And THAT is why Subs are dieing.

    Old, outdated, ignorant, clueless opinions based on not knowing WTF the real world is like. Companies still making sub games are out of touch with the gaming world which is why there hasnt been a single decent sub game in YEARS. EA, Sony, NCSoft, Nexon, Funcom, Turbine have all said it...subscription based games are an old, outdate idea with no real world examples of being more profitable or better in any way shape or form.

    DEAL WITH IT. Go log into one of the few MMOs that still have subs and hide your head in the sand while far more gamers around the world have even more fun in their F2P games knowing their will be around far longer than yours.

    Huh ? Your logic is flawed. The old games still around have hybrid models or are sub-based. You have the option of playing à la carte (and paying more to unlock things), or paying a sub still. If you are a serious fan of the game, chances are you will still be paying a subscription. The hybrid model just gives you a choice about how you want to pay.

    Most true fans of a game will not be completely non-paying customers.

    Playing MUDs and MMOs since 1994.

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  • ArzhAngelArzhAngel Odense VPosts: 427Member
    To late!
  • swedagoswedago GrevePosts: 72Member Uncommon
    I enjoyed it at launch, and for a few months afterwards...  A little polish with their beyond 50 storyline, more in depth space adventures, and some fluff housing, vehicles, etc.  Add a few more races as well IMO

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  • jbombardjbombard SapporoPosts: 530Member Uncommon
    Their worst of both worlds model blows.  If they wanted a sub game they should have kept it a sub game.  Strong arming people into subbing by selling them action bars, the right to wear gear or get loot etc... is just stearing people away.  If they wanted a free to play game they should have done that.  It is sad for me on so many levels.  As a huge Star Wars fan, as a previous fan of Bioware(no longer now that all the talent has left)... it is truly sad to see how poorly they are handling this game.
  • M1sf1tM1sf1t San Francisco, CAPosts: 1,583Member Uncommon
    If Bioware wants more subs than they need to allow people the options of talent spec switching.

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