Level 85 (WoW) Rogue, Mage, Priest, Hunter, Warlock, Warrior, Death Knight, Paladin, Druid, Shaman
Level 50 (Swtor) Agent, Warrior, Knight, Inquisitor, Trooper, Consular, Smuggler, Hunter
60 Rogue (Rift) 15/15 Battleframes (Firefall) 80 Thief (GW2)
Please give me half-assed, terrible content, in order to try and have more of my money.
No thank you.
i blame the co founders for selling out in the first place. they managed to produce quality games before ea's money. it reeks of greed and greed will ultimately lead to your downfall.
that being said, im still playing it and still having a good time. to each their own
Daniel's gone too? Geesh... The heads just keep rolling. Seriously, is anyone from the original crew left?
"BioWare Austin, the developer behind the upcoming Star Wars: The Old Republic, may have just lost a general manager, but work on the first-ever MMO from BioWare continues and Electronic Arts couldn't be more bullish about the title's prospects. While speaking at the Goldman Sachs conference, EA CEO John Riccitiello briefly touched upon the difference between what his company and BioWare are doing in the MMO market and what Blizzard has done with WoW to this point.
Ultimately, Riccitiello sees the Star Wars universe as a big differentiator and he envisions BioWare's MMO taking a healthy part of the MMO market away from WoW. That's a tall order, even for a developer as hugely talented as BioWare is.
"We're going right at it. We want share, we want leadership position here," affirmed Riccitiello. "I'm not expecting to sort of knock them over, but ... we're gonna get a big chunk of [their market]."
Riccitiello also commented that the acting and dialogue in The Old Republic will make WoW look like a "silent movie" by comparison.
"In a way, theirs is a silent movie and ours is the first talkie," he said. "By and large, theirs is not a voiced MMO. Ours is a fully voiced MMO in multiple languages."
Also, other than that initial Kark map pack, the rest are garbage. Then they introduced a way to pay to upgrade all your weapons instead of leveling them by playing the game.Plus there's the BF3 Premium service...which knocks off COD Elite. They are both terrible, terrible ideas.
This guy was the face of Swtor for me, he was present in alot of youtube interviews more so than James Ohlen, I felt he was passionate about the game and he was trully a Star wars geek.
I loved his input on the guild summit more than everyone else, sad to see him go.
Warlock / IA Operative / Wizard / Engineer
Bioware is falling apart it seems, pre-EA merger they seemed they cant do no wrong but DA2,ME2,ME3,SWTOR did hurt they reputation among hardcore fans a lot
I just think that tons of people which played SWTOR never actually played any of the original Bioware games. I mean, while playing BG1 or 2... did anyone ever think about endgame/ leveling through or did you just take the game level by level and was not the story more important than your current level? People powered through SWTOR in the first week and started complaining bout the lacking/ bugged endgame
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And honestly, you can't blame it all on people powering through the first week. If that was the reason, then the game wouldn't have died down after months and months. You could've reached level 50 in a month and you'd still have the same problems.
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I really hope that this trend doesn't continue within the main studio of Bioware, or the developer might actually get worse and not bring out the great single player RPGs that they used to.
And I SO LOVE great single player RPGs, was really looking forward to a great new one by Bioware.
Btw: Why is it that EA always seems to destroy (hoping this is not gonna include Bioware) my favorite RPG and RTS developers, the 2 genres I absolutely love and aren't even fit for the big console market ?
Wouldn't it make more sense for EA to just cannabalize FPS and racing game developers ?
Please, EA, stay away from the few good RTS and RPG developers left out there !
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Nobody here is saying that TOR had bad story, but story only lasts for so long. After you get to max level, you're going to need some decent content. They made the game an MMORPG, so people were expecting an MMORPG.It's not that stupid if you know what Bioware is known for. It's not know for great MMO's because they never really made one but it's know for the story. I'm not saying that SWTOR doesn't need endgame because BG2 was almost finished when you hit your final level.
I always think back to pre-release when they enticed fans of KOTOR by saying: "TOR will be like KOTOR 3, 4, 5"
Boy they weren't kidding.