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You can tell they have been working on something anyways, the last Gryphon and Wyvern mounts got updated models and they look pretty dang good compared to the old ones.
We had a small discussion about same gender relationships in guild yesterday. For us it's not really something important, however judging at the crowd wanting it, they are a large amount which makes it reasonable and also important to implement it even though it won't make my game experience any better.
I'd really like to have an answer to what they are going to do with ranked as there is 0 initiative to go there at the moment.... . I will judge the word of Bioware according to what they'll deliever, at what time and in what quality... I'll leave the complaining about unreleased content to others.
oh dear. Ppl going nuts on the official forums... seems like including a couple of sgr npc's is a huge insult to pvpers who according to some have been totally neglected over the past year o_O Really?
Anyway, SGR - as I see it - is just a couple of questlines or small parts of questlines. Seems small compared to the announced PVP stuff coming before Makeb not to mention the two new WZs we have gotten the past year.
I completely agree that RWZ are a bit of a mess right now. Since they aren't merging things like they should at least on my server it is the same 3 teams that queue for them and any others don't have a chance to win unless they get really lucky and another random group queues also and some how they dodge the other teams.
What they introduce to the game isn't as important to me at this point as them adding the features they say they will or make changes they have said will be made. "Soon" and other phrases are played out by them and start looking more like a screw off keep paying us while we do nothing.
I'd prefer to know what they are "soon" planning to do and what they are working now. People put too much weight on dates but people also seem to believe that they can't unsubscribe/ let the game rest for a few months and do something they actually enjoy... . I'm much more interested in what exactly they are doing rather than having an exact date which can/ can't be kept as "promised". People go apeshit over everything, just give them enough time to think about it.
people are dumb... . Roleplayer going apeshit not having chat bubbles/ same gender relationships, other people judge people on wanting to have same gender relationships and again other people are jeaulous because Roleplayer get some love the first time while PvP player got much more attention. I'm more of a pvp player myself but the constant complaining about everything everytime is beyond logic.
Couple that with the fact that there was no communication of, "Hey guys, I know we discussed wanting to bring Makeb and Cathar around in 2012, but with the freemium transition and some of the other content we're working on, we've had to delay it. We just wanted to let you guys know because it's something we're still working on getting out to you as quickly as possible, but we wont' be releasing it when we had hoped." and you have a pretty shitty situation.
This all kinda falls back to BioWares complete lack of communication.
When they do most of the things they say they will in a time span close to what they said soon wont seem like such a slap in the face. They shouldn't give release dates, this is a hard lesson they learned with 1.4 they gave a hard date and missed it and ppl flipped out. Some for valid reasons like they stayed subbed waiting for that patch or extended sub times. It seems like they just keep telling us what they will do and not actually doing things. So for me when the list of things they are saying they will do doesn't seem bigger or have more game changing things on it then the list of things they are actually doing it wont be as bad. It isn't so much ppl putting too much weight on dates as much as them saying one thing and doing another. You can only not deliver so many times before ppl blow off everything you say.
As for their mistake of making peope believe that subscriber won't have to pay for the "expansion"... they didn't hold up to what they were saying.... announcing stuff only when it is set in stone which wasn't the case for Makeb obviously as we are being charged for it now. Bioware clearly has a huge problem in communication towards their fans/ players and they have a similar huge problem with announcing changes loud and clear for everyone to hear (complementary cartel coins anyone?).
You can talk people into staying but you can't make them stay by ignoring them and therefor, they should just share everything they are working on, make polls on some key decisions during the development, including their players and people will start loving to be part of this community. It's just a matter of balls, honesty and responsibility towards the game and its players.
I didn't mean that Bioware would let player decide entirely what they want, rather pulling "the wall of crazy" into daylight and let people decide which feature they want most with a rough estimate developing time of each. Maybe player would come to the same conclusion that they'd rather have small stuff which can be developed faster = more small content than having for example Guildship-space combat. I don't think Bioware at this point needs any new ideas.... they already have more than enough but rather pinpointing which should see the daylight the earliest. If "we" could bring to have several small content pieces in one patch, for example at least two or three and Bioware could agree on this with.... I don't see a downside for anyone. People will complain no matter what you are doing, as long as you respect at least some part of your playerbase.
Not like it would have been any better lanuching with this F2P...we all know those comments from John R. about charging to reload...so it might have been even scarier back then.
Edit : This has been retracted. I misread the article.
Last edited by notorious98; 2013-01-03 at 02:43 PM.