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Posted: Feb 27th 2012 2:06PM (Unverified) said

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Would love a Mass Effect MMO!

Posted: Feb 27th 2012 2:06PM Neverwinter said

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Sorry but after they kinda cheated me with swtor marketing I decided that I will not buy ME3 even though ME2 was one of my prefered single player games.

Posted: Feb 27th 2012 2:17PM silver001 said

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@Neverwinter it most be a sad existence for you. You do know its your own fault for not comparing the marketing BS with what they were showing right?

Anyways, Bioware's A-team is responsible for making Mass effect series, so I had not doubt when for ONLY the 3 time since I started gaming that I pre-ordered a game weeks in advance. At the bare minimum as long as I charge at TIM and kill his punkass I am OK.
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Posted: Feb 27th 2012 2:35PM ScottishViking said

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@Neverwinter

This doesn't make any sense. You loved ME2, but didn't like another one of their games, so you won't buy the sequel to the game you loved? Hmm. Sounds like a petty vendetta.
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Posted: Feb 27th 2012 2:37PM Neverwinter said

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@silver001 Yes it is my fault for everything that happens to me, after all I am alone responsible for my life. BUT if a thief robs me because of an open door he will still go to the jail if the police catches him and for sure he will not become my best friend. You do understand, right?
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Posted: Feb 27th 2012 2:38PM Neverwinter said

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@ScottishViking Vote with your money. Avoid being a biodrone. :)
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Posted: Feb 27th 2012 2:45PM (Unverified) said

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@ScottishViking

Sounds more like the dark side of company reputation. It is a bit of an overreaction, but I have to admit that I've had similar thoughts about other gaming companies.
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Posted: Feb 27th 2012 3:17PM silver001 said

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@Neverwinter Oh please, nobody robbed you. At no point, did bioware forced you to buy swtor. Don't get me wrong, Swtor is one of the most expensive POS ever made and I m not a fan of the bioware per say. BUT, that doesn't mean I am illogical as well, nobody robbed you, you just made an uninformed decision even though they was lot of evidence to show that SwTOR wasn't what they were claiming to be.

Nevertheless, If you like ME 2 and are not gonna buy Me3 (main bioware), solely as a result of a game made by a different studio (bioware austin) that's justs your problem, but don't act so self-righteous your decision, you were just ignorant to the problems swtor showed.
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Posted: Feb 27th 2012 3:19PM Bladerunner83 said

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@Neverwinter

They didn't rob you, you gave them your money. It was the luck of the draw. It's just like a casino, they take your money for chance and sometimes you lose, does that make them thieves? It's rather closed minded to claim they are thieves. Your main argument still stands though, as long as you follow the motto, fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me.
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Posted: Feb 27th 2012 3:26PM dudemanjac said

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@Neverwinter You weren't cheated. You bought a game you didn't like. There were plenty of ppl out telling you exactly what you would get through reviews and handss on. If you didn't stop to pay attention and are dissatisfied with the product you got, it's all your fault and it has nothing to do with a completely different game.

And at this point, just using the word "biodrone" makes you a biodrone.
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Posted: Feb 27th 2012 3:38PM Neverwinter said

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@silver001 Please learn to read, you will not convince me if you distort my words. I wrote that I feel cheated and yes it is a subjective thing. If you are happy good but please cease to suggest me how I should feel. Who do you think you are to dictate me how should i feel about a certain thing huh?
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Posted: Feb 27th 2012 4:02PM Wensbane said

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@Neverwinter

You have every right to feel cheated, especially since what they told us the game would be and what the game actually is, are two completely different things.

I, personally, only felt cheated when it came to the engine's overall performance.
When my PC blows a title's recommended requirements right out of the water, I normally expect more than 5 to 10 FPS, with only two or three full groups on-screen.

As for the rest... I really didn't find the game particularly bad. Granted, I didn't find it particularly good either, but it's no Cataclysm.
It's just "more of the same" in a slightly less polished package, I guess.

All that said though, at the end of the day, I still don't (fully) regret my decision to purchase the game.
It would have been catastrophic to the future of this genre for SWTOR to simply flop, right out of the gate, so I feel like I've done my share to keep any prospective investors interested.
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Posted: Feb 27th 2012 6:36PM Maseno said

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@Neverwinter

I think after the "real" numbers for SWoWTOR start to set in BW will think twice before releasing another MMO.


Either way, it is surprising to see the fanboys still being so adamant about how great the game is. Guess we will all find out when the server merges start to happen. "Trial Servers" coming soon to a planet near you!.
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Posted: Feb 27th 2012 8:07PM (Unverified) said

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@Neverwinter

Sounds like those Modern Warfare 2 protest Steam groups where everybody said they were not going to buy MW2 due to lack of dedicated servers. Come release day everybody in the group was playing MW2....
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Posted: Feb 28th 2012 10:49AM (Unverified) said

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@Wensbane

I actually like the gameplay of SWTOR. It's actually responsive now since the fixes and fun. Each of the stories are great. Ilum is my only problem with how the engine performs.
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Posted: Feb 28th 2012 11:57AM Cyroselle said

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@Maseno Personally I feel that with developers creating too many servers at launch in order to deal with queue times, server merges are just becoming par the course whether the game is doing well or not.

There are some more innovative companies however that have systems set in place to deal with overflow without the need to make more servers available, so hopefully one day we can set this trend behind us and no longer use it as a flawed metric in reading game success.
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Posted: Feb 27th 2012 2:11PM (Unverified) said

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They really should have used their own advice with SWTOR... specifically in the Space department.

Posted: Feb 27th 2012 2:53PM Joaquin Crowe said

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@(Unverified) My thoughts exactly.
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Posted: Feb 28th 2012 9:06AM Kalex716 said

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I actually think if they made a mass effect MMO instead of star wars, we would have had a better game.

Because its their own IP, and it wouldn't have had nearly as much investment dollars behind it, they may have been more inclined to take some design risks and make a more unique MMO. Because of that star wars branding, and the ballooned budget, i suspect everything creatively got watered down to meet the status quo (WoW clone) in order to insure they'd at the least get their money back.
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Posted: Feb 27th 2012 2:16PM Domintal said

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I think two space MMO's would be too similar. Even if they are entirely different stories if you don't care about the stories it would feel the same thing. If Bioware is going to do another MMO they need to do a different genre.

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