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Posted: Jul 25th 2011 7:01PM Dril said

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He said it in jest, by the way.

So you can pre-emptively stop hatin' now, if you were so inclined.

Posted: Jul 25th 2011 7:54PM SirUrza said

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@Dril Indeed, if you watch the panel on GameSpot, when he says that they're all laughing about the crazy possibility of it.

http://comic-con.gamespot.com/video/6324932/comic-con-2011-panel-star-wars-the-old-republic-join-us-it-is-your-destiny

There's the panel. Skip to 32:18 if you want to see the actual quote.
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Posted: Jul 25th 2011 9:07PM mmogaddict said

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@Dril
Pre-emtive Hate incoming :)

"I wonder what the SWG Dev's think of that."
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Posted: Jul 25th 2011 9:15PM Unshra said

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@Dril Correct but that is sensationalized news for you. MMORPG.com did the same thing and it caught fire and of course neither site stated the fact that he was not being serious.
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Posted: Jul 25th 2011 10:59PM jmerriex said

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@mmogaddict DRAT! I wanted to be the most original guy on the thread to say that. :(
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Posted: Jul 26th 2011 12:31AM hereafter said

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@SirUrza

WHAT THE HECK HAPPENED TO DALLAS' BEARD?

Other than that, thanks for the link. I feel like you'd have to be some kind of journalism robot to not know this was a joke. And thanks to Dril for nipping misinterpretation in the bud.
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Posted: Jul 26th 2011 11:12AM ShivanSwordsman said

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@Dril

I'm more worried of devs that joke about this sort of thing, rather than striving for a long lasting, enjoyable IP. Then again, it's attached to Star Wars, and heck knows Star Wars games get blown through like tissues.
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Posted: Jul 26th 2011 1:20PM SirUrza said

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@hereafter

"journalism robot" not quite.

We're in the age of blogs. Blogs expect to be taken as a serious sources of news but don't act appropriately when they get the story wrong or posts stories without any fact behind them.
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Posted: Jul 25th 2011 7:02PM Lenn said

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We'll have to take their word for it, since we don't have anything to compare it to yet.

Posted: Jul 25th 2011 7:03PM Kark said

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SWTOR will last atleast 15 years, grafics are timeless and uniqe and we know BW listen to the community=winn. Not to mention it will be the only STAR WARS IP MMO out there for that time.

Posted: Jul 25th 2011 7:05PM TheMustacheHero said

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Hahaha

Posted: Jul 26th 2011 12:46PM SnarlingWolf said

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@TheMustacheHero

I agree.

This game will launch with 1-1.5 million sales out the door and 3 months later it might still have 250k.

With how much they spent to make this, and how much they are spending to advertise, that probably won't even get them halfway to the break even point.
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Posted: Jul 25th 2011 7:05PM real65rcncom said

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This franchise has even more potential than an IP like Star Trek.

If they really are serious about committing to a long term project, I see no reason why they couldn't turn this into something like FFXI's story heavy mmo.

The raids, dungeons, and other things will always come but to make sure the world is big enough and packed with story is the key.

Posted: Jul 26th 2011 3:32AM Mynsc said

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@real65rcncom
How were games 15 years ago, in 1996 ? (Duke Nukem 3D, Daggerfall and Red Alert are some of the huge titles launched then.) Do you really think 15 years into the future we'll be playing the same limited MMOs ? WoW has been nothing short of a miracle with its longevity and even so it only has less than 7 years under its belt.

Sure, they might keep the game active for 15+ years, but it would be only for some die hard fans or nostalgics. Like Asheron's Call right now (which btw is 12 years old now).
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Posted: Jul 26th 2011 4:25AM crazypoker said

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@Mynsc

Not really. The engine could be improved easely. The point is in the content.
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Posted: Jul 26th 2011 5:58AM Unverfied B said

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@Mynsc

People are still playing UO (and it's still being developed and expanded) and it was released almost 14 years ago.
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Posted: Jul 26th 2011 10:48AM fallwind said

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@Mynsc Anarchy Online, 10 years. It happens, but is rare.
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Posted: Jul 26th 2011 11:00AM real65rcncom said

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@Mynsc people are still playing EQ1 so that's pretty good as well.

If a game is good enough people will play it for a long time, but thats not saying SWTOR can achieve that.

But as an IP, it really is one that is primed more than any other due to the sheer amount of written lore to draw from. If the game is done well, they won't ever lack for content which is what brings most typical titles down.

Their lore is never really interesting from the start (mmos in general) and they run out of ideas to base their content on.
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Posted: Jul 25th 2011 7:07PM Beau Hindman said

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I hope it lasts decades as well...of course! That kind of goes without saying. :) With technology and the money behind the project and IP, they could probably pull it off.

Heck, look at EQ...no "major" upgrades to graphics for years and they can probably get away with never doing another -- that's part of the charm of the game. So, yeh...they could do it.

Do I think they will? Nah. The IP will move and as it did with SWG eventually.

Beau

Posted: Jul 25th 2011 7:08PM Yellowdancer said

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@Beau Hindman

I didn't say it...He did though.
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