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Signed On Dec 4, 2008, 03:11
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News Comments > The Old Republic Roadmap Includes Same Gender Romance Plans
25. Re: The Old Republic Roadmap Includes Same Gender Romance Plans Jan 3, 2013, 00:18 Jeklor
 
Appropriate that they're adding same gender romance, seeing as how Bioware has been sodomized by EA since they took over.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Now F2P
15. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Now F2P Nov 16, 2012, 12:18 Jeklor
 
Hey at least they put the option to match armor colors back in. That they removed from the beta. That you now have to pay for. See what they did there? (cough)

You're done, Bioware.
 
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News Comments > BioWare "Considering" Mass Effect 3 Ending Feedback
93. Re: BioWare "Considering" Mass Effect 3 Ending Feedback Mar 20, 2012, 00:15 Jeklor
 
I really wondered about all the negative feedback while playing the game. I even considered waiting until a "fix" was released. Still, I kept at it and got all my fleets and assets together, found just about everything there was to find on every planet, and then resolved myself to see the ending for myself. Now I wish I hadn't. It's just as bad as people say. Not only that, but it seems like the damn thing was outsourced. It doesn't even seem like a Bioware production at the end. That's what people are so pissed about. Rightfully so.  
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News Comments > Mass Effect 3 Leaked
46. Re: Mass Effect 3 Leaked Mar 5, 2012, 14:30 Jeklor
 
I'm gonna buy this game, mainly because it's the one franchise Bioware hasn't ruined yet.  
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News Comments > The Old Republic Cancellation Issues; Trailer
152. Re: The Old Republic Cancellation Issues; Trailer Jan 20, 2012, 00:46 Jeklor
 
BioWare is in the wrong business. They should be making movies, not video games. The intro for SW:TOR alone should get them funding for an animated Star Wars feature film.

As for the game itself, epic failure was inevitable with EA in charge.

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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Launches
57. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Launches Dec 20, 2011, 18:11 Jeklor
 
Graham, I'm happy you're content being a cheerleader for EA/BW. They can apparently do no wrong in your eyes, despite what they feed you. Have a nice time playing. Get back to us in a few weeks when you have 5 level 50 characters.  
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Launches
46. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Launches Dec 20, 2011, 16:39 Jeklor
 
Thank you for giving us all the perfect example of a typical apologist.  
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Launches
37. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Launches Dec 20, 2011, 15:31 Jeklor
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 20, 2011, 14:03:
Nomaar wrote on Dec 20, 2011, 12:13:
Cutter wrote on Dec 20, 2011, 11:43:
You're going to see big drops in pops at the 3 and 6 mo. period.


Completely disagree. This is the first MMORPG since WoW that has legs. The subscribership will be growing for a good while and will reach several million fairly shortly. The in-game buzz -- not the bullshit on the forums -- confirms this. It has all the addictive elements you normally associate with an MMORPG, and a rich storyline that differentiates it from other titles. The PvP combat mechanics also have staying power, they just need to beef up the PvP content. Plus, Bioware has retained its entire development team and seems well-prepared to add a lot of new content fairly quickly.

I beta tested Age of Conan, Rift and Warhammer Online, and I could see pretty soon those titles would sputter out in a few months. This is entirely different--the same thing ain't happening here. We'll see in six months.

What legs? There's zero exploration to speak of - trains go off the rails more than this game. A ton of recycled content - as has become EABioware's norm now - the PvP is nothing great, very limited dungeons/PvP maps, weak crafting system. Weak arcade space combat mini-game. The novelty is the voice-over stuff which when done once, twice tops, will just be something else to skip through. The entire way this game is setup isn't developer friendly to banging out new content quickly so that's a major roadblock. In short it brings nothing new to the genre and takes a few steps backwards in some key areas.

They really would have been much better off banging out a KOTOR 3 and 4 for the time and money this thing has taken. This is not a game built to last. And only the hardcore Star Wars nuts will stick around for any length of time. Within a week you can hit max level easily. And withing a month see and do all there is to do. So how exacly is this going to last? No, this game has buzz because it has a 100 million dollar marketing push behind it. All the PR in the world though won't give it the legs it doesn't have.

Not just to pick on SWTOR because I think this model for the genre is basically over and done with anyway - yes even for GW2, which still appreards to be doing it better, but it's still too limited. If I had the means I'd be developing a new (slightly larger scale) NWN style game now. That's the way to go for the future!


Couldn't have said it better myself. On top of that, I tested the beta for 4 months. I watched in disbelief as they inexplicably removed popular features like the "unify colors" setting which makes Trooper worth playing, removed planetary GTN terminals which killed the economy, nerfed Commando and increased the difficulty to the point of making some quests nearly impossible to solo. All the while you got the sense that the devs couldn't care less about what we thought, because there was hardly any communication from them, and you could almost feel the arrogance. But back to your points, you're 100% right. Once people realize this is essentially KOTOR 3 with a few multiplayer elements sprinkled in and the brand novelty wears off, you'll see the number of subs start to plummet. I doubt many people will be paying the ridiculous $14.99/mnth fee for what is essentially a single player game for very long. It has no legs, IMO.
 
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