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Posted: Apr 22nd 2011 3:25PM mikejl said

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SWKOTORWTFBBQ11!!ONE

Posted: Apr 22nd 2011 3:30PM KDolo said

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a game update would have been nice

Posted: Apr 22nd 2011 4:05PM Vgk said

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Wow really, I'm looking forward to TOR but come on this is the second book that's based on SWTOR that they're going to sell and the game isn't even out of closed beta, how about we at least get the game into open beta and then focus on using Sw:TOR to sell other products based off it

Posted: Apr 22nd 2011 4:50PM darthinfamous said

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@Vgk Third book actually, and I couldn't be more excited. I've been a fan of Drew's work since KOTOR and more of him in the Star Wars universe is always a good thing.
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Posted: Apr 22nd 2011 4:14PM RogueJedi86 said

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@Vgk

Third book actually.. "Fatal Alliance" last year, and "Deceived" just a few weeks ago.

I sure don't oppose the books, since it's not like they have any effect on the game's release date. More backstory and exposure to TOR is always good. They're building up a new era here, any books and comics to supplement the game is much needed to make this era feel alive.

Plus once Open Beta occurs, I suspect you'll be too busy playing to read any books. :)
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Posted: Apr 22nd 2011 4:07PM RogueJedi86 said

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Funny how every time there's a Friday thing, people whine about wanting a release date. Don't they realize BioWare wouldn't reveal such a major thing in a random Friday Update of which they have 52 a year? They'll save that for a big convention like E3 or PAX.

We had a 16 minute gameplay video of a group running a flashpoint from PAX East, that's enough gameplay for months.

Posted: Apr 23rd 2011 8:20AM KDolo said

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@RogueJedi86

For you, maybe
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Posted: Apr 22nd 2011 4:13PM goatfoam said

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I'm going to get this. Been reading Deceived over the last few days and, having never read a Star Wars book before Fatal Alliance (which I wasn't too impressed with) I'm really enjoying it.

Would have been nice to have an actual update about the game but I guess with the fansite summit happening this weekend there'll be plenty to talk about during the week, and the forums in response have been pretty hilarious although that may in part be due to the off-topic forum mysteriously getting closed down.

Posted: Apr 22nd 2011 4:14PM darthinfamous said

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@Vgk Third book actually, and I couldn't be more excited. I've been a fan of Drew's work since KOTOR and more of him in the Star Wars universe is always a good thing.

Posted: Apr 22nd 2011 4:22PM Revoltage said

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I'd like a KOTOR 3 to be honest but this would have to keep me busy.

Posted: Apr 22nd 2011 4:49PM Interitus said

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This update has nothing to do with the game. Bioware said game updates every friday, That's fine, I might not enjoy all of them but they relate to the game.

This has nothing to do with the game. This is a seperate entity. Story in TOR will fill us in on what's important. Because it's foolish to think everyone will buy the book. Just like you don't need to play KOTOR to understand TOR.

I might not care how you add ambient sound or build a flashpoint, but at least that reflects on material in game. And with so much information still extremely vague or unanswered, people don't want a ad for a book.

Even if they just threw up some screenshots, it would have at least been something relative to the game.

Posted: Apr 22nd 2011 6:42PM Vagrant Zero said

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@Interitus Finding out what really happened to Revan > Your arbitrary and self-entitled ruleset to updates about an unreleased video game.

Hell...the fact that you have an arbitrary and self-entitled ruleset for updates about an unreleased video game already speaks volumes...
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Posted: Apr 22nd 2011 8:44PM Interitus said

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@Vagrant Zero

You aren't listening. We will find out what happened to Revan regardless. TOR will tell us that. They are not going to leave out a block of story and say "To fully understand this quest, please purchase the book"

It's not my self-entitlement, Bioware said they are releasing game content every week. I just expect them to do what they say. And the fact that they closed the thread because they couldn't delete the complaints fast enough proves this has nothing to do with what the community wants.

I have no beef with the book at all. But if you claim to release game content every friday, release game content. Don't pimp a book written by a dev.
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Posted: Apr 23rd 2011 12:02AM RogueJedi86 said

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@Interitus

Can you quote where they promised game content every Friday? I seem to recall all they promised was an update every Friday, not that it'd always be directly tied to the game.
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Posted: Apr 22nd 2011 5:12PM Yellowdancer said

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I think Bioware is going to make up that whole 300 million in merchandising before the game the game ever launches.

Posted: Apr 22nd 2011 5:15PM Yellowdancer said

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@Tempes Magus

Most star wars writers are not accomplished. I tried reading a SW book once and tossed it in the garbage half way through. I listened to Deceived on audio book and I liked that format better since I could listen to it while running. Might consider that option. Deceived was good, BTW.

Posted: Apr 22nd 2011 6:49PM (Unverified) said

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ANet does the same, with having 3 GW2 books released before launched. I don't see the problem, for those who're interested it's a good thing especially if the writer is good.

Karpyshyn is the guy who did the Baldur's Gate 2 storylines and the Mass Effect 1 and 2 storylines, so sounds interesting enough to me.

Posted: Apr 22nd 2011 7:12PM (Unverified) said

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Or they could have just made KotOR 3 and we wouldn't need a damn book.

And don't give me that "SW:ToR is KotOR 3+4+5+6+........." crap. It's not even close to the same.

Posted: Apr 22nd 2011 7:30PM RogueJedi86 said

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If they wanted to make a KotOR3, don't you think they would've made KotOR2 themselves and not handed it to Obsidian? Face it, TOR is the closest thing you'll get to a BioWare-made KotOR3.

Didn't expect that did you? It's not a "SW:ToR is KotOR 3+4+5+6+.........", but it'll do. :)
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Posted: Apr 22nd 2011 9:11PM (Unverified) said

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It isn't the same as KOTOR 3+4 etc, it's more: every class in SWTOR will have questlines that consists of 3 chapters, each of which has a playtime that has been measured to be far larger than 1 average KOTOR game.
So that's more playtime than 3 KOTOR games for each of the 8 classes, and each class having a completely different class quest line from the others.
That's just the questing for the class quests, not even all the questing or things to do in SWTOR. That's pretty damn much.

And as for the quality: people who actually played the game for 6-15 hours already said that the class storylines felt on the same level of quality as other Bioware games, the same feel to it.
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