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Star Wars: The Old Republic: Is PVP Space Combat Coming to SWTOR?

BillMurphyBillMurphy Managing EditorBerea, OHPosts: 2,377MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

Tonight during the PAX Community Cantina event, the SWTOR team teased the super secret space project long in the making. We'll let you watch the video for yourself below, but it looks like PVP space combat is coming to SWTOR and soon.



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  • bizoux86bizoux86 Bangor, PAPosts: 85Member
    Looks cool! Too bad I gave up on SWTOR a month after it released :/ The space combat was laughable and was a big part of my decision to leave the game... Perhaps they will do something fun with it and dump the old model that they were using! I mean what is the point of having a ship when you can't even do squat with it?
  • LctwoLctwo Nashville, TNPosts: 55Member
    I dont always post, but when I do, I post on news that might make me play swtor
  • SleepyfishSleepyfish Ashville, NCPosts: 363Member
    Thats nice, now all they have to do is make the actual game feel like Star Wars and not the RAID boss whack a mole nonsense it is now. There is just so much about the game in its current state that is not very Star Wars ish that if someone is not currently developing another Star Wars mmo for 2017 or so, they should be. 
  • madmikethegmmadmikethegm Little Rock, ARPosts: 41Member

    SWTOR space PvP... player ships on rails who shoot at each other as they pass. So it's kinda like the mining cart sequence in Temple of Doom?

    Sounds so amazing doesn't it? </sarcasm>

     

  • Swedish_ChefSwedish_Chef of heroes, MSPosts: 213Member

    All well and good, but we need a PvE space component first.

    And no, a clone of Rebel Assault doesn't count as space combat. As much as I liked RA back in the day, things have moved forward since then. If EAware needs an example, they can go play the X-Wing / TIE Fighter games, or even SWG's JTL.

    I really hope TIE Fighter ends up on GOG someday...

  • bigcrackerbigcracker Philadelphia, PAPosts: 49Member Uncommon
    I would wish one day we had STO space combat with SWTOR ground combat.. would just be so nice.
  • BraindomeBraindome Posts: 769Member Uncommon

    Wow. EA actually putting money into marketing something after it has already been launched instead of letting it slowly bleed to death, who would have thought *looks around to see if pigs are flying*.

    They seem to be actually trying for once and listening to what fans have been begging for since launch. Even if it ends up sucking at least EA is trying for once. I can't believe I just said something positive about EA *goes to wash mouth out with soap*.

  • palulalulapalulalula vukovarPosts: 655Member
    Nice! Best game after WOW
  • MaelzraelMaelzrael Las Cruces, NMPosts: 354Member Uncommon
    Awesome, They should expand this into the pve game as well.. maybe with a real expansion this time.

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  • AsamofAsamof La Canada, CAPosts: 738Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Sleepyfish
    Thats nice, now all they have to do is make the actual game feel like Star Wars and not the RAID boss whack a mole nonsense it is now. There is just so much about the game in its current state that is not very Star Wars ish that if someone is not currently developing another Star Wars mmo for 2017 or so, they should be. 

    It's people like you who convinced SOE to destroy star wars galaxies. You just need to get over the fact that no MMO will ever 'feel' like star wars, and they shouldn't even attempt it. Those 'ur da hero' illusions are best left to single player games.

  • PhryPhry HampshirePosts: 6,296Member Uncommon
    PVP in space, sounds good, i just hope its not more of the 'on rails' tunnel shooter variety as that would be a total waste of time and effort. If they can pull off something like X wing vs Tie fighter, that would be totally awesome, but somehow i don't think the hero engine is capable of that, have they been redesigning the game engine, can't see how they could pull it off otherwise?image
  • AwDiddumsAwDiddums Great YarmouthPosts: 397Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Asamof
    Originally posted by Sleepyfish
    Thats nice, now all they have to do is make the actual game feel like Star Wars and not the RAID boss whack a mole nonsense it is now. There is just so much about the game in its current state that is not very Star Wars ish that if someone is not currently developing another Star Wars mmo for 2017 or so, they should be. 

    It's people like you who convinced SOE to destroy star wars galaxies. You just need to get over the fact that no MMO will ever 'feel' like star wars, and they shouldn't even attempt it. Those 'ur da hero' illusions are best left to single player games.

    Exactly.

    Once you start changing the gameplay drastically your left with something completely different, and those players that stuck around will soon be left disappointed, as has been proved in the past.

    By all means add to the game, but please don't start trying to change it into some other MMO, that certainy does mean the end for SWTOR.

     

  • DavynelordDavynelord Atlanta, GAPosts: 122Member

    You know when your doing flashpoints and have to take the ship transport from fleet to the other fleet ships, that little ride always felt like SWTOR could easily have twitch-based space fights.   The rail system for pve just seemed like something they threw in the game just to get the game out and not keep the game in development for more years while they  developed the space portion more.

    Think about SWG, it didn't get space anything or space expansion for a year or so after it launched...so SWTOR seem to have done the same thing except they gave us a snippet of space experience right away with SWTOR, however mini-game-like it is, it was better than nothing at all...but sure SWG space was way better...but lets see what BW has in store for us.

    I just hope they can make it large scale and we can choose different ships that are customizable...it just won't be any good for a star wars game to have space combat that is restricted to 4v4, 8v8 or something small scale like that....
  • BraindomeBraindome Posts: 769Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Swedish_Chef

    I really hope TIE Fighter ends up on GOG someday...

     

    Well they have alot of votes anyway:

    http://www.gog.com/wishlist/games/star_wars_tie_fighter

  • bingbongbrosbingbongbros Vista, CAPosts: 650Member Uncommon

    I didn't see much of anything in that video that pointed me towards thinking pvp space combat was coming..

     

    Just looked like another typical space mission.

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  • trancejeremytrancejeremy St. Louis, MOPosts: 1,222Member

    Do PvP players really play SWTOR? They are the least populated servers in the game.

    It needs a proper space element, more like X-Wing/Tie-Fighter and less like Rebel Assault.

    R.I.P. City of Heroes and my 17 characters there

  • DavynelordDavynelord Atlanta, GAPosts: 122Member
    Originally posted by Asamof
    Originally posted by Sleepyfish
    Thats nice, now all they have to do is make the actual game feel like Star Wars and not the RAID boss whack a mole nonsense it is now. There is just so much about the game in its current state that is not very Star Wars ish that if someone is not currently developing another Star Wars mmo for 2017 or so, they should be. 

    It's people like you who convinced SOE to destroy star wars galaxies. You just need to get over the fact that no MMO will ever 'feel' like star wars, and they shouldn't even attempt it. Those 'ur da hero' illusions are best left to single player games.

    Actually SOE failure with SWG came not because of players complaints but because of internal issues with changing development team.   If you think SWG shutdown because SOE listened to some players about changing SWG to be more star warsy, then you don't know what your talking about.   In fact, no game to day has felt more star warsy than SWG did LOL....

     

  • AsamofAsamof La Canada, CAPosts: 738Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Davynelord
    Originally posted by Asamof
    Originally posted by Sleepyfish
    Thats nice, now all they have to do is make the actual game feel like Star Wars and not the RAID boss whack a mole nonsense it is now. There is just so much about the game in its current state that is not very Star Wars ish that if someone is not currently developing another Star Wars mmo for 2017 or so, they should be. 

    It's people like you who convinced SOE to destroy star wars galaxies. You just need to get over the fact that no MMO will ever 'feel' like star wars, and they shouldn't even attempt it. Those 'ur da hero' illusions are best left to single player games.

    Actually SOE failure with SWG came not because of players complaints but because of internal issues with changing development team.   If you think SWG shutdown because SOE listened to some players about changing SWG to be more star warsy, then you don't know what your talking about.   In fact, no game to day has felt more star warsy than SWG did LOL....

     

    I agree that it felt more 'star warsy' than any other SW game! There were a lot of SW fanboys that were livid that they couldn't be like luke or vader, and that you had to work your way up as an average citizen. Eventually John Smedley agreed with those people that it was boring, and the disastrous NGE was conceived. 

    The whole point of NGE was being more 'star warsy'. You had a new tutorial where Han was yelling at you to man the turrets, chewie giving you a high five, and Darth Vadar was personally cursing your name as you shot him down as a lvl 1 nobody. 

    After alienating their old fanbase and not generating enough of a new one, they had to shut it down. Good riddance

     
  • red_cruiserred_cruiser Milwaukee, WIPosts: 472Member Uncommon
    So, yeah... one would think with new Star Wars movies being worked on, that trying to salvage this game with something interesting would be a good idea.  Or as the person above mentioned, get a new Star Wars MMO in the works that actually feels like Star Wars.
  • curacura WarsawPosts: 950Member Uncommon
    Two years ago they stated they found couse of terrible UI performance teasing coming of chat bubbless. Untill i see it working i dont believe them. All their lies made me despise them more then i used to despise SOE. I didnt know its even possible hehe.
  • Storm_CloudStorm_Cloud MalmoPosts: 369Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by madmikethegm

    SWTOR space PvP... player ships on rails who shoot at each other as they pass. So it's kinda like the mining cart sequence in Temple of Doom?

    Sounds so amazing doesn't it? </sarcasm>

     

    LOL!

    If that is what their space pvp is, I'm gonna laugh...  :) I hope not, because that will fail!

     

  • TheMaahesTheMaahes Marlborough, MAPosts: 185Member
    Don't see anything there hinting at PvP Space Combat.
  • Greyhawk4x4Greyhawk4x4 Eagle Mountain, UTPosts: 471Member
    Looks like it is still on rails to me.....another feeble attempt.

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  • RoshaRosha Fredericton, NBPosts: 29Member Uncommon
    I don't see how that indicates PVP in space, it sounds way more like group raids in space.
  • MaelzraelMaelzrael Las Cruces, NMPosts: 354Member Uncommon
    Ppl sayin this looks like it's still on rails must not have watched the video.. they clearly are making it more like battlefront space combat. Watch how the ship's turn...

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