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Posted: Nov 8th 2011 7:21PM edgecrusherO0 said

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And everyone goes nuts because "Anet lied to us!".

This is why they shouldn't ever put a solid date to anything more than a week away -_-

Posted: Nov 8th 2011 7:52PM Braiks said

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@edgecrusherO0 Well except they never put out any date about anything....
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Posted: Nov 8th 2011 7:26PM Lucidus said

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At this point I think Anet should just relax and then start hitting the info-dumps hard right around the time SWTOR subs drop off like a rock.

Posted: Nov 8th 2011 9:04PM Spacegrass said

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@Lucidus

You really have a hate-on for SWTOR. Are you Ren?
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Posted: Nov 8th 2011 9:22PM TheClaw said

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@Lucidus : big info-dump scheduled for January 20th 2012, got it!
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Posted: Nov 8th 2011 9:49PM Lucidus said

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@Spacegrass I hate the wasted potential. This is the second developer to screw up a Star Wars MMO. I hope the third one gets it right.
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Posted: Nov 8th 2011 9:50PM Mikx said

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@TheClaw I've never preordered a mmo with a sub before, let alone one with early access, does that time normally count against the free 30 days, or is it a genuine bonus?
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Posted: Nov 8th 2011 10:01PM Irem said

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@Lucidus
Why? They can't please anyone. Fans get upset when there's an "information drought" of more than a month or so, and then there are the people who think that releasing anything short of a beta or profession is "overhyping." If they're doing it right or wrong apparently depends on each individual person's impatience threshold and whether that person finds it easier to wait for their birthdays if they get hints on what their presents are or not. How old are we here, seriously?
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Posted: Nov 8th 2011 10:11PM Spacegrass said

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@Lucidus

It's fair to say SWTOR has wasted potential, but I don't think it's fair to assume that it will be a bad game, or that it will not be successful. A lot of gamers will be happy with a well-made themepark that improves on WoW's formula, and that's all I'm expecting it to be.

Just out of curiosity: if you were making SWTOR, how would you do things differently?
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Posted: Nov 9th 2011 12:13AM Lucidus said

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@Spacegrass
1) steal designs from more recent or upcoming games
a) Dynamic content like RIFT or GW2
b) since everyone follows the same quest path (aside form a small percentage of class quests) remove tagging and killstealing by taking GW2's system where everyone gets credit.
2) Make space combat, space combat. Something like Halo Reach and X-Wing would have been far, far better. It's a role playing game, why can't people pilot their own ship? It's an MMO, why can I fly with my buddies?
3) more alien PC choices. A Twi-lek and rainbow humans just doesn't cut it.
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Posted: Nov 9th 2011 1:29AM Utakata said

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@Lucidus

You know, I have misgivings about SWTOR as well. But I never claim that it will be unsuccessful because of such. You never know...the game maybe will surprise us. /shrug
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Posted: Nov 8th 2011 7:32PM kurosenshu said

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"When it's ready" doesn't cut it anymore...A.net..!!!

I can understand wanting to give us the best game ever but there's a limit to everything, if you make us wait again and again and again eventually, even the most hardcore fans will get sick of the waiting, not to mention the more casual players......!

Personally I'll go play sw:tor till your majesty decides to finally grace us with a freaking release date.

Posted: Nov 8th 2011 7:45PM J45neoboy said

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@kurosenshu

Exactly. As someone who is looking forward to the game, I'm surely not going to wait another year or so because by then I'll be absorbed by Tera, or The Secret World, or SW:ToR or even Aion still.
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Posted: Nov 8th 2011 7:58PM shodannet said

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@J45neoboy I find it ironic you mention TERA, given it was rushed to release and its suffered because of it in Korea. Same could be said for Aion given how long it took them to actually address the pretty big issues with it
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Posted: Nov 8th 2011 9:44PM Irem said

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@kurosenshu
The game has only been in actual development for four years. I'm amazed at how many people recently have been acting as though ArenaNet is deliberately withholding a release date out of spite.
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Posted: Nov 9th 2011 7:42AM Dirame said

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@kurosenshu

Before you spout BS, go make a game in a month then come and show us what you did. I'm sure you'll find that your game is a buggy mess
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Posted: Nov 8th 2011 7:43PM xtridence said

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Actual source for the videos/images (Korean): http://thisisgame.com/board/view.php?id=912576&category=102&subcategory=

Posted: Nov 8th 2011 9:46PM Irem said

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@xtridence
Lovely, thank you! Looks like some new customization options might be available, too.
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Posted: Nov 8th 2011 7:44PM Hikoro said

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I don't mind if the release date is in 2015. The world has plenty of things to offer that you can do in the meantime. Just stop watching the pot actively , you can check from time to time to see if it boils.

Posted: Nov 8th 2011 9:50PM Irem said

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@Hikoro
This. Maybe I'm just old, but the level of entitlement is just astounding. ArenaNet isn't responsible for making sure individual levels of impatience are soothed (then again, I never got the "it's been talked about too much, now I hate it!" thing either).
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