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3-25-2012 @ 10:22AM
what do you mean SWTOR crashed and burned? something happened?
12-18-2011 @ 12:11PM
Nah, typical MMO-player rhetoric. Happens everytime a high-profile MMO launches.
12-18-2011 @ 12:13PM
I'm guessing possibly a reference to the reports of long queues to log in to the servers during early access.
12-18-2011 @ 12:30PM
Yeah, a small group of rebel forces managed to attack it at it's one vulnerable point - a small thermal exaust port. No one could have predicted that this would happen.
12-18-2011 @ 12:25PM
it's quite hilarious really. There was much forum QQ about queues, unverified claims of exploits and max level chars on the first day of early access and pretty much various butthurt over people not getting enough sugar blown up their asses by bioware.Meanwhile servers are stable, queues manageable and I haven't heard much negative feedback in game.Seriously, if this is "crashing and burning" I wonder what they'd call games that actually failed.If anything swtor has the smoothest (pre)launch I've seen so far.
according to the internet : if it didn't get 11 million subs in the 1st day = crashed and burned.
12-18-2011 @ 12:37PM
Yeah. It went up against WoW.
12-18-2011 @ 12:47PM
It's not the MMO Messiah people wanted it to be -- seriously, it's "just" an MMO version of Dragon Age or, more accurately, Mass Effect -- but it certainly is living up to the promise of being the most credible competition for WoW yet.The question will be how Bioware does with MMO issues they haven't had to face yet: patching (there are a lot of little polish issues) and additional content, especially at the top end.If they can beat those two issues -- and plenty of companies have died on those particular hills -- they've got a major hit on their hands. I don't even like Star Wars that much (thanks, Return of the Jedi and prequels!), and I've lost all weekend to the game.
12-18-2011 @ 1:03PM
SW:TOR is the Deathstar? :o
12-18-2011 @ 1:22PM
@Ringo FlinthammerOr maybe even, oh, I dunno, Knights of the Old Republic?
12-18-2011 @ 2:52PM
I don't think its necessarily fair to compare this to other MMOs that have "gone against WoW" and then "failed spectacularly" because Star Wars is pretty ridiculously well known as an IP and therefore gives it an advantage over a brand new IP like RIFT or a smaller IP like Age of Conan.People played RIFT expecting it to be WoW but better, and when it didn't really hold up, many of them left. People are flocking to play SWTOR because they can be a jedi and sith and all that silly George Lucas nonsense, and from what I've heard it doesn't disappoint (save for all the people who didn't get early access).I have a feeling that even if this game doesn't necessarily win over the strict MMO crowd (which I don't think it will, as I've heard it described as Mass Effect that begrudgingly has an MMO in it), it'll still stay pretty popular because its got Star Wars in front of it. You may have people who've never heard of Warcraft outside the South Park Episode, but you'd be hard pressed to find someone who doesn't know what a Jedi is.
12-18-2011 @ 3:05PM
"Nah, typical MMO-player rhetoric. Happens everytime a high-profile MMO launches."But it hasn't launched yet? (Not that it matters - this little Red-Zoner says "shove it, it's a buyer's market" to their "well, maybe you'll be able to play June next year?" vagueness)
12-18-2011 @ 3:19PM
I'd throw in 'class balance' with "issues only faced in MMOs".Finding powerful combos/talent builds/etc. in single-player games is awesome. Not so much in this industry.
12-18-2011 @ 4:13PM
Yeah, we looked at it in the Beta. I got bored immediately. It's exactly like WoW except you don't care about characters, story, or questline lore. I'm the first person to like Sci Fi over fantasy- I never thought I would play WoW at all. 5 years in, all the "wow" killers have come and gone. And as much as I wanted Star Wars to work, for me, it didn't.
12-18-2011 @ 4:53PM
It's possible that jfofla is confusing SWTOR with SWG, that was officially shut down the other day.
12-18-2011 @ 5:52PM
@SpiritfirePerhaps, but you can't even count that because the only reason SWG shut down was because they were forced to with the release of SWTOR
12-18-2011 @ 6:02PM
Quite frankly SWTOR is engaging, lore-driven, story heavy, and downright fun.I preordered in late November and started playing on Thursday afternoon and have not been disappointed. I have two of my WoW guild-mates who took the plunge with me, and we're having a hard time leaving that galaxy far, far away to go back to Azeroth.I'm sure TOR isn't for everyone, but it certainly isn't as bad as some of the haters say it is.
Is SWTOR run by the same folks that ran the Death Star?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3F1d3QWsyk0/lol
12-18-2011 @ 6:13PM
SWTOR is fine. People are complaining about the queues, but I have heard they are only running the server cap at 33% to spread out the early access players across the servers...
12-18-2011 @ 6:44PM
Well, it's good enough that I don't miss WoW.It does has its problems though, so I'm not sure how long it will last once people get a main to 50 and start leveling alts.
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