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From Smedley during interview today: "SWG PLAYERS - OUR NEXT GAME (not announced yet) IS DEDICATED T

SkeeSkeeSkeeSkee Member UncommonPosts: 129

http://www.reddit.com/r/EQNext/comments/1w2lu2/im_john_smedley_president_of_soe_amaa/cey4zhx

 

He was responding to the question: "If you could relaunch a shutdown title which one would you pick and what would you do differently this time?"

 

Now this might not mean an SWG relaunch, but at this point in time, ANY SWG type sandbox game would be a godsent.  

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  • TimEisenTimEisen ColumnistMember EpicPosts: 3,293

    I hate to let me emotions get the better of me Anakin style, and every instinct in my body says to resist...but....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_7TR-X4eFY

    OMFG! THIS IS AMAZING...if they can pull it off!

    I used to role-play a Warrior Priest now I role-play a writer.
  • SkeeSkeeSkeeSkee Member UncommonPosts: 129
    I understand completely.  I keep telling myself "Don't get your hopes up.  This man is EVIL!!!! He destroyed it and sits on a throne of lies!!!", but dammit....I'M SO FREAKIN' EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Don't toy with me!!! OMG, please, oh please let this be what I've wanted for so long...<deep breaths>
  • TimEisenTimEisen ColumnistMember EpicPosts: 3,293

    Now I know how Luke felt while he watched his friends get PWNED as the Emperor taunted him! The mind and logic say no, but the heart says yes!

    I used to role-play a Warrior Priest now I role-play a writer.
  • grndzrogrndzro Member UncommonPosts: 1,153
    If this dosent pan out I will make my endless hobby to send varied packages of ants to SOE on a weekly basis.
  • BurntvetBurntvet Member RarePosts: 3,465
    Originally posted by grndzro
    If this dosent pan out I will make my endless hobby to send varied packages of ants to SOE on a weekly basis.

    I prefer sending poop myself, they must have quite the collection by now! (And a local zookeeper rich, too.)

  • ThomasN7ThomasN7 87.18.7.148Member CommonPosts: 6,690
    This could be something to get excited about but this is Smedley we are talking about here. Wait and see.
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  • SkeeSkeeSkeeSkee Member UncommonPosts: 129

    After reading further into his AMA, it appears that it's NOT an SWG relaunch.  But still an SWG type game is just as appealing for me. 

     

    http://www.reddit.com/r/EQNext/comments/1w2lu2/im_john_smedley_president_of_soe_amaa/cey6jd1

    Q: "In terms of the brand spanky new unannounced MMO, will it be based on an existing IP or something new I should work myself into a frothy craze over?"

     

    A: "completely new IP. The data is on the interwebs.. someone just has to find it."

     

     

  • doodphacedoodphace Member UncommonPosts: 1,858

    ".....you can come home now"

    Who can....the 250k peak players, or the 10k it had in 2006?

     

  • ObraikObraik Member Posts: 7,261
    It would appear that he also confirmed that it was a LucasArts decision to shut down SWG: http://www.reddit.com/r/EQNext/comments/1w2lu2/im_john_smedley_president_of_soe_amaa/cey5xki

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  • doodphacedoodphace Member UncommonPosts: 1,858
    Originally posted by Obraik
    It would appear that he also confirmed that it was a LucasArts decision to shut down SWG: http://www.reddit.com/r/EQNext/comments/1w2lu2/im_john_smedley_president_of_soe_amaa/cey5xki

    Lucas Arts not continuing the license was never in any doubt....and do you blame them? The game had dropped to 10k subs in 2006, god knows what it was before its shutdown.

  • ObraikObraik Member Posts: 7,261
    Originally posted by doodphace
    Originally posted by Obraik
    It would appear that he also confirmed that it was a LucasArts decision to shut down SWG: http://www.reddit.com/r/EQNext/comments/1w2lu2/im_john_smedley_president_of_soe_amaa/cey5xki

    Lucas Arts not continuing the license was never in any doubt....and do you blame them? The game had dropped to 10k subs in 2006, god knows what it was before its shutdown.

    That's an interesting stat you made up with no source other than a random guess, yet you state it like it's a fact :)  They never announced subscription numbers - we'll never know its population stats throughout its life.

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  • BetaguyBetaguy Member UncommonPosts: 2,623
    The Repopulation will give us all the feeling we all long for

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  • khelluskhellus Member Posts: 25
    EA signed a 10 year license for all star wars games with Disney. So I doubt it will be Star wars.
  • CazNeergCazNeerg Member Posts: 2,198
    Originally posted by Obraik
    Originally posted by doodphace
    Originally posted by Obraik
    It would appear that he also confirmed that it was a LucasArts decision to shut down SWG: http://www.reddit.com/r/EQNext/comments/1w2lu2/im_john_smedley_president_of_soe_amaa/cey5xki

    Lucas Arts not continuing the license was never in any doubt....and do you blame them? The game had dropped to 10k subs in 2006, god knows what it was before its shutdown.

    That's an interesting stat you made up with no source other than a random guess, yet you state it like it's a fact :)  They never announced subscription numbers - we'll never know its population stats throughout its life.

    It's a number that floats around the internet that supposedly is accurate; for one particular Friday night sometime in 2006.

    Peace is a lie, there is only passion.
    Through passion, I gain strength.
    Through strength, I gain power.
    Through power, I gain victory.
    Through victory, my chains are broken.
    The Force shall free me.

  • BurntvetBurntvet Member RarePosts: 3,465
    If he is waiting for SWG players to ever "come home" to SOE, it is going to be a long wait.
  • NaralNaral Member UncommonPosts: 748

    Not that I have any love for SOE and certainly not Smedley, but shutting down SWG had way less to do with either of those two entities than it did EA and Lucas Arts.  The only hope for a good SW MMO (which I doubt highly we will ever see transpire) is in 8 years when the abortion that is SWTOR is milked out and can be put down.

    I doubt we will see anything like SWG in the SW world again.

  • doodphacedoodphace Member UncommonPosts: 1,858
    Originally posted by CazNeerg
    Originally posted by Obraik
    Originally posted by doodphace
    Originally posted by Obraik
    It would appear that he also confirmed that it was a LucasArts decision to shut down SWG: http://www.reddit.com/r/EQNext/comments/1w2lu2/im_john_smedley_president_of_soe_amaa/cey5xki

    Lucas Arts not continuing the license was never in any doubt....and do you blame them? The game had dropped to 10k subs in 2006, god knows what it was before its shutdown.

    That's an interesting stat you made up with no source other than a random guess, yet you state it like it's a fact :)  They never announced subscription numbers - we'll never know its population stats throughout its life.

    It's a number that floats around the internet that supposedly is accurate; for one particular Friday night sometime in 2006.

    Shh, don't burst his bubble in that I completely made up the number out of thin air.

  • Storm_CloudStorm_Cloud Member UncommonPosts: 399
    Originally posted by SkeeSkee

    A: "completely new IP. The data is on the interwebs.. someone just has to find it."

    Just had to throw this one out there. What IF, SOE bought up the repopulation game? From what I've seen from that, they're already doing the SWG crafting, or pretty close to it. Don't know much other than that about it.

    Could that be the case here?

  • Beatnik59Beatnik59 Member UncommonPosts: 2,408

    I find it very confusing why now--only now--Smed is so committed to the SWG crowd with this new found dedication to us.

    Didn't he throw us under the bus eight years ago to chase the kiddies with his fast-action combat and "kill, treasure, repeat?"  And where are those kiddies now?  Thrown under the bus--just like we were--with the closure of the kid titles (Clone Wars Adventures, FreeRealms and Wizardry Online).

    And the whole ironic thing about this is that WE TOLD HIM SO.  We told him that one in the hand is better than two in the bush.  We told him that he shouldn't mess with a good thing; that his model eight years ago worked and they needed to double down on it, not throw it under the bus.

    See, WE KNEW.  We knew that what SOE and Smed were doing eight years ago wasn't going to last.  It was good to be proven right, but questions remain.  If Smed has this big bromance with the Pre-CU crowd, why haven't we seen him in the Veteran's Refuge?  Eight years I've been waiting for Smed to come to the Veteran's Refuge, and eight years Smed was nowhere to be found there.  If he was interested in us, he always knew where to find us and make his case.

    I'll tell you what.  If Smed comes down to the Veterans Refuge, I'll know he's serious.  But I don't know if he has the guts to come down there and talk with the likes of Wildcat84, Jest0rRodo and Shayde.

    __________________________
    "Its sad when people use religion to feel superior, its even worse to see people using a video game to do it."
    --Arcken

    "...when it comes to pimping EVE I have little restraints."
    --Hellmar, CEO of CCP.

    "It's like they took a gun, put it to their nugget sack and pulled the trigger over and over again, each time telling us how great it was that they were shooting themselves in the balls."
    --Exar_Kun on SWG's NGE

  • ObraikObraik Member Posts: 7,261
    Originally posted by Beatnik59

    I find it very confusing why now--only now--Smed is so committed to the SWG crowd with this new found dedication to us.

    Didn't he throw us under the bus eight years ago to chase the kiddies with his fast-action combat and "kill, treasure, repeat?"  And where are those kiddies now?  Thrown under the bus--just like we were--with the closure of the kid titles (Clone Wars Adventures, FreeRealms and Wizardry Online).

    And the whole ironic thing about this is that WE TOLD HIM SO.  We told him that one in the hand is better than two in the bush.  We told him that he shouldn't mess with a good thing; that his model eight years ago worked and they needed to double down on it, not throw it under the bus.

    See, WE KNEW.  We knew that what SOE and Smed were doing eight years ago wasn't going to last.  It was good to be proven right, but questions remain.  If Smed has this big bromance with the Pre-CU crowd, why haven't we seen him in the Veteran's Refuge?  Eight years I've been waiting for Smed to come to the Veteran's Refuge, and eight years Smed was nowhere to be found there.  If he was interested in us, he always knew where to find us and make his case.

    I'll tell you what.  If Smed comes down to the Veterans Refuge, I'll know he's serious.  But I don't know if he has the guts to come down there and talk with the likes of Wildcat84, Jest0rRodo and Shayde.

     Maybe that's an indication that it was LucasArts that caused the problems rather than SOE?  Maybe that's why SOE has now publicly in a number of instances announced that they won't be doing IP license work again?  One only needs to look at TOR to see a repeat of the mistakes made with SWG...and there's only one common denominator across both games ;)

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  • grndzrogrndzro Member UncommonPosts: 1,153
    Originally posted by Obraik
    Originally posted by Beatnik59

    I find it very confusing why now--only now--Smed is so committed to the SWG crowd with this new found dedication to us.

    Didn't he throw us under the bus eight years ago to chase the kiddies with his fast-action combat and "kill, treasure, repeat?"  And where are those kiddies now?  Thrown under the bus--just like we were--with the closure of the kid titles (Clone Wars Adventures, FreeRealms and Wizardry Online).

    And the whole ironic thing about this is that WE TOLD HIM SO.  We told him that one in the hand is better than two in the bush.  We told him that he shouldn't mess with a good thing; that his model eight years ago worked and they needed to double down on it, not throw it under the bus.

    See, WE KNEW.  We knew that what SOE and Smed were doing eight years ago wasn't going to last.  It was good to be proven right, but questions remain.  If Smed has this big bromance with the Pre-CU crowd, why haven't we seen him in the Veteran's Refuge?  Eight years I've been waiting for Smed to come to the Veteran's Refuge, and eight years Smed was nowhere to be found there.  If he was interested in us, he always knew where to find us and make his case.

    I'll tell you what.  If Smed comes down to the Veterans Refuge, I'll know he's serious.  But I don't know if he has the guts to come down there and talk with the likes of Wildcat84, Jest0rRodo and Shayde.

     Maybe that's an indication that it was LucasArts that caused the problems rather than SOE?  Maybe that's why SOE has now publicly in a number of instances announced that they won't be doing IP license work again?  One only needs to look at TOR to see a repeat of the mistakes made with SWG...and there's only one common denominator across both games ;)

    Ding ding ding ding ding ding!!!!!! We have a winner!!!!

  • Beatnik59Beatnik59 Member UncommonPosts: 2,408
    Originally posted by Obraik
    Originally posted by Beatnik59

    I find it very confusing why now--only now--Smed is so committed to the SWG crowd with this new found dedication to us.

    Didn't he throw us under the bus eight years ago to chase the kiddies with his fast-action combat and "kill, treasure, repeat?"  And where are those kiddies now?  Thrown under the bus--just like we were--with the closure of the kid titles (Clone Wars Adventures, FreeRealms and Wizardry Online).

    And the whole ironic thing about this is that WE TOLD HIM SO.  We told him that one in the hand is better than two in the bush.  We told him that he shouldn't mess with a good thing; that his model eight years ago worked and they needed to double down on it, not throw it under the bus.

    See, WE KNEW.  We knew that what SOE and Smed were doing eight years ago wasn't going to last.  It was good to be proven right, but questions remain.  If Smed has this big bromance with the Pre-CU crowd, why haven't we seen him in the Veteran's Refuge?  Eight years I've been waiting for Smed to come to the Veteran's Refuge, and eight years Smed was nowhere to be found there.  If he was interested in us, he always knew where to find us and make his case.

    I'll tell you what.  If Smed comes down to the Veterans Refuge, I'll know he's serious.  But I don't know if he has the guts to come down there and talk with the likes of Wildcat84, Jest0rRodo and Shayde.

     Maybe that's an indication that it was LucasArts that caused the problems rather than SOE?  Maybe that's why SOE has now publicly in a number of instances announced that they won't be doing IP license work again?  One only needs to look at TOR to see a repeat of the mistakes made with SWG...and there's only one common denominator across both games ;)

    Could be.  If so, he ought to come down to the Veterans Refuge to come talk to us someday.  I take the same attitude as Mace Windu: "If what you told me is true, you will have earned my trust."

    __________________________
    "Its sad when people use religion to feel superior, its even worse to see people using a video game to do it."
    --Arcken

    "...when it comes to pimping EVE I have little restraints."
    --Hellmar, CEO of CCP.

    "It's like they took a gun, put it to their nugget sack and pulled the trigger over and over again, each time telling us how great it was that they were shooting themselves in the balls."
    --Exar_Kun on SWG's NGE

  • ObraikObraik Member Posts: 7,261
    Originally posted by Beatnik59
    Originally posted by Obraik
    Originally posted by Beatnik59

    I find it very confusing why now--only now--Smed is so committed to the SWG crowd with this new found dedication to us.

    Didn't he throw us under the bus eight years ago to chase the kiddies with his fast-action combat and "kill, treasure, repeat?"  And where are those kiddies now?  Thrown under the bus--just like we were--with the closure of the kid titles (Clone Wars Adventures, FreeRealms and Wizardry Online).

    And the whole ironic thing about this is that WE TOLD HIM SO.  We told him that one in the hand is better than two in the bush.  We told him that he shouldn't mess with a good thing; that his model eight years ago worked and they needed to double down on it, not throw it under the bus.

    See, WE KNEW.  We knew that what SOE and Smed were doing eight years ago wasn't going to last.  It was good to be proven right, but questions remain.  If Smed has this big bromance with the Pre-CU crowd, why haven't we seen him in the Veteran's Refuge?  Eight years I've been waiting for Smed to come to the Veteran's Refuge, and eight years Smed was nowhere to be found there.  If he was interested in us, he always knew where to find us and make his case.

    I'll tell you what.  If Smed comes down to the Veterans Refuge, I'll know he's serious.  But I don't know if he has the guts to come down there and talk with the likes of Wildcat84, Jest0rRodo and Shayde.

     Maybe that's an indication that it was LucasArts that caused the problems rather than SOE?  Maybe that's why SOE has now publicly in a number of instances announced that they won't be doing IP license work again?  One only needs to look at TOR to see a repeat of the mistakes made with SWG...and there's only one common denominator across both games ;)

    Could be.  If so, he ought to come down to the Veterans Refuge to come talk to us someday.  I take the same attitude as Mace Windu: "If what you told me is true, you will have earned my trust."

     What's wrong with Reddit?

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  • PrecursorPrecursor Member UncommonPosts: 150

    I hope he never shows up in the refuge. I'd get banned for sure. The tempatation within to cuss him out repeatedly is too strong.

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