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Star Wars: The Old Republic Emergency Patch

This forum post follows up on the PvP issues in the new version 1.1 patch for Star Wars: The Old Republic, the MMORPG an analyst now claims cost EA as much as $500M to develop (thanks Joao). The post explains that a game mechanic is not working as intended under heavy loads, and that this will be addressed by a new lower population limit on the Ilum server and an emergency patch, forcing them to immediately contradict their promise of 24 hours advance notice for maintenance (this subsequent post indicates patching is underway at this very moment). They also address rumors exaggerating the extent of the problem, saying: "To dispel a couple of rumors that have been seen today – there is no Valor gain from destroying turrets within enemy bases, and none from killing NPCs." Finally, the post relates word from Associate Community Manager Joveth Gonzalez that they are considering actions to address the worst abuses of this situation:

I just wanted to be clear and let you all know that we’re definitely aware of individuals who took extreme advantage of this situation and we will be carefully evaluating and taking action as necessary.

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14. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Emergency Patch Jan 19, 2012, 12:46 Eldaron Imotholin
 
They fuck up and punish the player. This is ridiculous. Even if I was among the Republicans who got almost literally raped on Ilum.. I'd find that simply ridiculous.

But hey, SWToR has "ridiculous" written all over it.. and that's coming from a player who so far enjoys the game.

They have put WAY too much time and money in giving every quest NPC voice-over. It was over-ambitious, ridiculous and eventually a tedious feature. What they should have put that time and money in instead was making both the class quests and planets main quests far more impressive while keeping the meaningless sidequests without voice-acting.

For those who haven't played it... sometimes you have to listen to a guy for about 3 minutes, after that you accept the quest and you have to listen to anothe 20 seconds of voice-over as he's telling you how important it is for him that you complete the mission. When the bla-bla is done, it turns out all you have to do is destroy three rancor eggs, for example. The quest will not have follow ups and after you've finished it you'll never speak to the guy again.

Over-ambitious. Ridiculous. Tedious.

And we are talking about tens of millions of dollars that have been invested in that feature. Fuck me silly...
 
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