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Posted: Dec 28th 2011 9:21PM Faction 3 said

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Here's a question to ask...

Who gives a %$^&.

Posted: Dec 28th 2011 9:26PM (Unverified) said

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@Faction 3

The same can be said about your astoundingly witty comment.
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Posted: Dec 28th 2011 9:27PM Cryptoling said

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@Faction 3

I care a lot.
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Posted: Dec 28th 2011 9:34PM FrostPaw said

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@Faction 3

People who play the game maybe.....
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Posted: Dec 28th 2011 9:34PM Dunraven said

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@Faction 3 so far according to the investment firm IIE about 2.5 million people.
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Posted: Dec 28th 2011 9:44PM Faction 3 said

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@Dunraven

I meant in regards to the dozen articles on this game already! I forgot to add that in...

Seriously guys, even if you're all die-hard fanboys of the game (I don't really care, either way, I play DCUO...so Im good), Im sure you're a bit tired of reading about every goddamn aspect of the game being covered in every available way...

I mean...don't you guys finally say "Yeah...we know...we play it too...."?

I did'nt mean to sound off like a creep at first...forgot to rectify the process of my thinking there...
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Posted: Dec 28th 2011 9:48PM (Unverified) said

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@Faction 3
That is the problem with bringing news to people. If there is news, you bring it. If all the news is from one company and the others are sitting on their laurels, what will you do, say nothing? Blame other companies for not doing enough to bring attention to themselves while BW/EA and going on a blitzkrieg trying to get SWTOR news out there as much as possible. Not massively's fault that other companies took christmas off.
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Posted: Dec 28th 2011 10:08PM Faction 3 said

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Well, I never looked at it this way. As much as it makes no difference, I gotta admit to backward thinking here.

Definately gotta look at it from that perspective. As much as people (like me) bitch about endless SW:TOR articles and junk, its still marketing. And lack of Marketing killed some of my favorite games (Auto Assault...how I miss you).
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Posted: Dec 28th 2011 11:42PM lyons said

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@Faction 3 i'll just leave this here
http://massively.joystiq.com/exclude/swtor

this was also the first ama where i actually asked something.
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Posted: Dec 29th 2011 4:45AM pid said

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@Faction 3 300 posts about your non-interest? are you a new breed of attention whore?
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Posted: Dec 29th 2011 12:27PM (Unverified) said

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@Faction 3

"Here's a question to ask...
Who gives a %$^&. "

It got you to post, didn't it? Or were you just terrified that if you didn't post, thousands of complete strangers on this site would remain blissfully unaware of your contempt for the game?
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Posted: Dec 28th 2011 9:48PM (Unverified) said

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here's a question for the fans who have reached this far, how's that end game content goin for yeah?

Posted: Dec 29th 2011 7:21AM KvanCetre said

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Considering a majority of the people have NOT reached end game, how could we accurately assess this?
I think my guild of 400+ people has maybe 3 50's?
Are we supposed to raid with 3 people?
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Posted: Dec 29th 2011 12:50PM Space Cobra said

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@KvanCetre

Agreed there.

Yes, I have seen/heard about 50's and other high-leveled characters, but if you would just go to low-level planets and then travel to the higher-level ones, especially on "Normal PvE" and "RP-PvE" servers (and I wouldn't be surprised if this were true on even PvP servers), you will see how many people are zones and the lower ones have more people than the higher ones.

Also, I have heard a few higher levels complain that there is no one to team up with....because there are not too many high level players that match them around!

So, this notion of the majority of players racing through content (on any game) is poppycock! Sure, you guys are out there, but the masses do it slower than you. And heck, I am slower than the masses, so I have that perspective you seem to be missing.
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Posted: Dec 28th 2011 10:38PM Furdinand said

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Sweet! A screen shot of a species you can't play!

Posted: Dec 29th 2011 12:58AM Alex Oglitchkin said

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@Furdinand That is what expansions are for silly. Gotta keep some things up the sleeve.
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Posted: Dec 29th 2011 2:03AM Dalano said

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Yeah, we're all just dying for that next article on Smedley and his ego or Garriott and his. Or maybe one about how GW2 might possibly be having some type of beta at some point that may or may not be referred to as "soon".

Get over it. Just because you don't personally like a story doesn't mean it's not news.

Posted: Dec 29th 2011 2:06AM Ashane said

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Better than the endless Rift articles tbh.

Though would love to see more Archeage stuff posted, but cant have everything! :)

I'll admit its getting a bit old. I wish Bioware would shut up and actually fix shit instead of endlessly talking about fixing it. Cuz they've been talking about fixing it for over a year now for some features.

Posted: Dec 29th 2011 2:58AM Celtar said

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I see a lot of the usual Rabid Response Team (hereby known as RRT), chewing Faction3 and a few others up for being critical of anything SWTOR. Very very sad in my opinion. Personally I think we are reading too much and not seeing anything of merit. Smoke and mirrors, otherwise known as PR.

I want to start seeing some concrete info on improvements on a game that though while very fun is apparently half baked in many instances. I am having fun, let me say that again, I am having fun. As is my wife and one of our kids, so before you trash me realize that we've blown $150.00 for one and $80.00 x2 for two other copies. Actually not blown because as I stated I and they are having fun.

That said, the game is obviously not done, many things were dropped that they didn't have finished, the game "does" come off more like a stand alone rpg not a full fledged mmorpg. But slay me with a blunt instrument if I or any one else brings that up. The sirens scream, lights flash and the RRT goes into overdrive. Nay! they push it up to 11! Why? Because 11 is cooler then 10 of course.

So how about we send off for some beer and everyone sit down and lets talk about the stuff that is buggy, incomplete, things that would flesh out the game and make it a long term enjoyable hobby/past time. Instead of a flash in the pan could have been. Can someone call off the dogs so we can have those sorts of talks...yet?

Probably not...but I can dream.

Posted: Dec 29th 2011 8:58AM hereafter said

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@Celtar

To be fair, this might not be the best place for that kind of discussion. Maybe the SW:TOR subreddit or the occasional main forum post would be a constructive place, but the conversation-building aspects of Joystiq in general aren't that impressive. Even then, e-mails or bug reports are probably the better, more direct option for enacting real change.

There's a lot of room for anonymity and half-baked opinions here, so that usually inspires backlash from fans who feel feel the comments are misleading or overly opinionated.

Though to address your point about it not feeling like an mmorpg, I'm having trouble reconciling that opinion with my own experiences, which have involved a lot more grouping and multiplayer interaction than in my final year of WoW, any of my time with Rift, or the majority of my time in DCUO, CO, or STO. There's something to be said for the quests that encourage it in TOR, even if they don't fully facilitate it through automatic grouping tools.
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