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Posted: Sep 23rd 2011 5:19PM Deadalon said

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SWTOR is launching to selcetive countries in EU. Many EU countries that have had full support of all major MMO games at launch for the past 7 years are exluted. This includes low populated countries that have no effect on sever load or quality of gameplay for other players.

Claiming it has to do with quality control for those countries that are supported at launch is simply not true and shows the total and utter lack of moral sense that a big gaming company is showing towards their playerbase.

Lets put it this way... Bioware is not my companion.


Posted: Sep 23rd 2011 5:49PM Saker said

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@Resurge and who are you to judge?
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Posted: Sep 23rd 2011 6:04PM Deadalon said

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@Saker

Pretty much sounds like hes talking on behalf of Bioware. Thats at least their attitude towards half of EU.
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Posted: Sep 23rd 2011 6:24PM (Unverified) said

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@Deadalon

Everyone knows Iceland has no internetz:P
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Posted: Sep 23rd 2011 7:14PM Deadalon said

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Intresting - I must have been playing 40-10 man raids from vanilla by sending letters... :D
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Posted: Sep 23rd 2011 7:27PM KDolo said

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@Deadalon

Way to go with that whole Euro thing. How's that working out for you, by the way?

You know, it's a sad state of affairs when Europe looks to Germany for the save.
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Posted: Sep 23rd 2011 7:35PM Deadalon said

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@KDolo

You tell me - Icelanders dont use it. Neither do Norway or Great Britain.

If I remember correctly there were some news few days ago about very bad financials in 3 or 4 US sates. Guess they will not be part of the launch package in US....
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Posted: Sep 23rd 2011 7:56PM Resurge said

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@Deadalon you guys really need to learn to take a joke :p

ps: I know it sucks, but bitching here isn't going to change Bioware's mind. Try doing it on their forums. Probly wont help either, but your chances are higher of someone at Bioware reading it. You dont have to complain about it in every swtor article. It's not even related to the topic.
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Posted: Sep 23rd 2011 8:31PM avaloner said

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@Deadalon

Yep the whole world is going to end soon so it wont matter if TOR releases late in EU. I say bring on the zombie apocolypse I for one welcome our new zombie overlords.
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Posted: Sep 23rd 2011 5:19PM aaradun said

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Well the people that complained that you couldnt't customize your companions are those that care really. lol

Posted: Sep 23rd 2011 5:22PM scottsummer said

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Ren54 is one dedicated SWTOR hater.

Posted: Sep 23rd 2011 5:41PM Deadalon said

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@scottsummer

I can well understand why SWTOR has haters. It created many of them when it desided to exlude many "second class" EU countries from the launch of the game.

Thats just something Bioware will have to live with.
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Posted: Sep 23rd 2011 5:47PM blackcat7k said

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@scottsummer

Well you have to understand what RIFT has to work with:

A purple cat, morphing elemental blobs, and a few skeletons.

However, some of RIFTs skeleton models have a tad bit of coolness associated with them.

Ren's attitude remind me of the stereotypical old man on the porch:

"In my day. We just had pets models for casting, tanking, and DPS and it was enough! Not this of this fancy dandy customi-thingmabobing!"
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Posted: Sep 23rd 2011 6:09PM Deadalon said

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@Mtor

Not from Eastern EU country. Im from Iceland. Population of 300K and Bioware claims that will put to much load on the rest of the EU servers.

If Bioware can not support SWTOR in Iceland like every other major MMO has been able for the past 7 years... then it says pretty much all that is needed about the company. So far I have been playing endgame content for alot of MMo games with no hickups. Obviously Bioware can not support that atm even tho they have spent hundred of milions on the game. Obvious where they put their priorities ....
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Posted: Sep 23rd 2011 6:19PM real65rcncom said

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@Mtor said: "Bioware isn't losing any sleep over the fact you and 2 other dudes in Kazakhstan aren't going to have access to their game at the initial launch."
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They probably figure after Iceland went bankrupt on those investments where their banks all went bankrupt http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008%E2%80%932011_Icelandic_financial_crisis , there isn't any more money coming out of that country.

They probably want to focus more on countries with money.
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Posted: Sep 23rd 2011 6:29PM Lenn said

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@real65rcncom You mean like Greece?
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Posted: Sep 23rd 2011 6:30PM (Unverified) said

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@Deadalon

Bioware simply does not want cross-contamination with EvE players, but are too polite to say it.
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Posted: Sep 23rd 2011 6:49PM heerobya said

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@Deadalon
300K
Wow I think I have that many people in the CITY I live in.

Ask China how they are doing STILL not having Cataclysm for their millions of WOW fans, and then come back and complain about TOR being released a few months late in ICELAND.
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Posted: Sep 23rd 2011 7:24PM Deadalon said

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@heerobya

If you actully done some reource (that you obviously didnt do) - then you would realise few things. Including that China client is in Chinese. That on its own explains abit of the setback. Other issues are for example caused with the Chinese government not accepting WOW going from 1 publisher and provider in China - to another.

Now.. Lets see.. last time I looked our 300k Country that is able to play games both US and EU has had no problems and is very much financial stable. At least WoW and WAR and AOC and LOTRO and RIFT and EQ2 have had no problems geting their subs payed by Icelanders playing on the Same EU severs and same client as the rest of western EU countries.

Iceland ows less money per capita than do US. Maybe thats the reason Bioware can only support half of EU? Sound like US can't produce a qualily release and support for what the rest of the MMO buisness has been doing over the last 7 years.
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Posted: Sep 23rd 2011 5:24PM slickie said

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@Ren54 Who cares how gear looks? They're just stat boosts.

Who cares about quests? Just kill random monsters and make up the story in your head.

Who cares about game worlds? All they do is make it take longer to run to the next monster.

Ideal MMO: Your character is a blue dot, enemies are red dots. Every three seconds your blue dot hero moves to the next red dot enemy. Hit your rotation - 1, 2, 1, 2, 3, 1, 4. The red dot vanishes. You have vanquished a mob! Check your ranking number at the top-left corner of the screen. Is it #1 yet? If not, there are people who have killed more red dots than you. Continue killing more red dots.

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