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Posted: Mar 6th 2012 2:15PM Stanimir said

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I'm really impressed with the amount of content in 1.2. In my native game of LOTRO you'd have to pay 49.99 for this much stuff (Wait, I did in Isengard and Mirkwood)

Posted: Mar 6th 2012 2:31PM Softserve said

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@Stanimir I like SWTOR overall, but that's a pretty big exaggeration lol
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Posted: Mar 6th 2012 2:42PM Stanimir said

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@Softserve It sadly isnt. Isengard was 49.99 for quests (Bad ones, at that) and one raid. Pretty amazing.
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Posted: Mar 6th 2012 2:42PM vtravi said

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@Softserve
I didn't like swtor but as a lotro player the OP is right. isenguard didn't have much more content than this. No group content at all, no new systems, just 10 levels of solo quests for $30-50. So it wasn't much of a exaggeration :)
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Posted: Mar 6th 2012 2:55PM lannadhor said

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@vtravi

No exaggeration at all. Let's not forget to mention that said-Quests were essentially five fed-ex quests, copied and pasted into 7 different minor npc hubs. You'd do the five quests, move down the road 200m, find another npc with the same five quests, to the letter, for his area.

It was completely pathetic.

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Posted: Mar 6th 2012 4:10PM Joaquin Crowe said

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@Stanimir 3 months of $15 subscription... $45. "Saved" $5?
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Posted: Mar 7th 2012 12:03AM Softserve said

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@Stanimir Well, except that Isengard wasn't $50 for that content. You could buy it through the webstore for $30. The more expensive options included Turbine points and other quest packs.

That $30 purchase from the web store included the initial expansion and yes, one raid. But it also automatically included all of the other raid and instance content that came out a month or so later in December. I think it should have launched with that, but it's all technically part of the expansion.

And you're all talking about Rise of Isengard anyway. I would agree that was disappointing. But Mirkwood too? No.

Furthermore, let's not pretend that LOTRO hasn't gotten a decent share of new zones that weren't part of the expansions. It's been a while, but this is still exaggeration to me.
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Posted: Mar 6th 2012 2:21PM (Unverified) said

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I believe it was a Guild summit only because Bioware obviously want to make a happy playerbase, and a holding a Guild summit will go a long way toward filtering out the Fanboy/Hater noise that infests Forums and Blog Sites.

It appears that sensible things have been discussed, and Bioware can continue working toward unanimous contentment that will foster a vibrant, growing playerbase and ensure long-term success for SWTOR

Posted: Mar 6th 2012 3:04PM Synthetic said

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This Guild Summit seems more like a short term thing to me. The patch is going through "as is" and the things being discussed at this conference aren't going to change that.

It's wonderful that they had an open forum like this to discuss what players want from the game and I genuinely hope it bears much fruit. Although I'd still say that more than anything this is a well conceived PR marketing idea come true and I'm not faulting them for it so long as it improves the game - can't really be mad at a company wanting to retain subscribers.
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Posted: Mar 6th 2012 8:35PM Joaquin Crowe said

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@(Unverified) How much of a filter is it when you're getting people who are hardcore fans enough to travel and take work days off?
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Posted: Mar 6th 2012 11:50PM (Unverified) said

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@Joaquin Crowe
It filters out all the haters because haters won't invest all that time and money just to troll the game.
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Posted: Mar 7th 2012 9:59PM Metatron said

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@(Unverified) It also filters out sincerity as it's nothing but fawning fanboys in a room full of other fanboys, face to face with dismissive developers who allow maybe one question from any given person that they may or may not even answer.

The entire event was a masturbatory PR stunt, that accomplished nothing but suckering some gullible players, into thinking Bioware gives a shit. They heard the concerns of hundreds of beta testers for a year, what makes you think a room of neckbeards with lame questions, are going to change anything?
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Posted: Mar 6th 2012 2:24PM Mtor said

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Bioware held a guild summit to announce they're adding stuff to TOR that WoW and other mmos have already had for years. More news at 11.

Posted: Mar 6th 2012 2:59PM Vagrant Zero said

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@Mtor Wow has a legacy system? No? Then STFU.
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Posted: Mar 6th 2012 5:20PM Mtor said

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@Vagrant Zero WoW doesn't need a legacy system because it has an actual endgame that players enjoy. TOR is a total mess.
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Posted: Mar 6th 2012 10:17PM WrecklessMEDIC said

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@Mtor

That's just your opinion. But thanks for sharing. :)
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Posted: Mar 6th 2012 2:28PM Deadalon said

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Hmm lets put it this way. There are still 50% of ppl in Europe that can NOT play the game cause Bioware/EA does not allow ppl to buy the game on Origin.

Now... that tells pretty much all that is needed when it comes to the state of SWTOR. It has nothing to do with the players. But good PR to show off with guild fanfair.

Posted: Mar 6th 2012 2:50PM Lenn said

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@Deadalon Those people can play the game as long as they buy it elsewhere. And buying something that's not available in your local corner shop isn't that big of a problem nowadays.
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Posted: Mar 6th 2012 2:35PM Greyhame said

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I watched the live stream. Everything I heard sounds good as far as the direction they want to take the game.

The changes may bring a few people back, but not everyone.

Posted: Mar 6th 2012 3:04PM JediSeer said

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Did BioWare discuss plans for what they intend to do with all of the cheaters using hacks and exploits in PvP?

When they decide to discuss those things, then I'll perk up and pay attention. Until then, I'll be in the back here, nodding off.

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