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Tough Competition

Star Wars The Old Republic must face up to competition

Star Wars The Old Republic must face up to competition

Perhaps looking back the developers of Bioware might have wished for a slightly more speedy development process, as they have unwittingly scheduled the game for release during one of the most anticipated few months of the past five years. Coming up will be a huge number of releases, including the next Call of Duty, Battlefield and Assassins Creed. Any of these games alone would take a chunk out of the possible number of players for SWTOR, and all together they may significantly reduce beginning subscriber numbers, which will put the game at a great Financial disadvantage.

One relief will be that these games, like their many predecessors, aught to turn into passing crazes, and within six months to a year their players will be looking for something new, and that might just be Star Wars The Old Republic.

One thing slightly more involved about this will be the demographics playing the various games. Unsurprisingly most of the roleplayers *cough*carebears*cough* will not turn to these other games, so at least for the first few months SWTOR may see far more than its fair share of tea parties, in game weddings and general over-simplification of perfectly functioning aspects of the game.

One thing is for sure, Bioware is sure to know of these expected difficulties, which may see them lash out on advertising far in excess of what may have been originally expected. Even thought this may only attract the minimum number to begin with, over time these investments should yield more players, which may overall make for a stronger game.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by neft - July 27, 2011 at 22:13

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Prospective Players of SWTOR

One thing that will make or break anyone’s experience in SWTOR will be the players in the galaxy with them.

Pretty much since the beginning of online gaming many stigma have been attached to Gamers, which have been both bad and good. One thing the developers at bioware will have to do is to ensure these good traits, and try to minimise the number of players in the game world that embody the bad.

Now, to make an entertaining game for the widest number of people, there will always need to be the class clowns. A few trolls here and there never hurt anyone, and generally they pay more than their fair share of bills and make the game competitive for all.

One thing that is needed in no game world, or any world for that matter, is carebears. Cearbears and Roleplayers.
Since the beginning of MMO gaming such players have been the bane of your everyday player, as they have strived to prevent such players from enjoying the game in the ways they like to.
It is players like these that Star Wars Galaxies fans have to thank for riveting new game-play updates, such as the Combat Upgrade, and the following new game enhancements.

With constant wines of ‘this game is too hard’ or ‘people are better than me’ we see in any game, the developers starting to take notice. Once they have seen such thoughts vocalised, these are often the ideas they latch on to, as they are generally the most easy to implement and, from their perspective of a vocal minority in the community, quite popular among the players.

We can only hope that Roleplaying and excessive Care-bearing will be cracked down on in Star Wars The Old Republic. Hard.

Without such moderation rivers of tears threaten to well up on the forums, blogs, and even in game, and change the game in many ways which will certainly not be for the best.

What can players do about this you may ask? There is only one known antidote to players such as these and that is formidable trolling, which brings us nicely back to the beginning of this article. Get your blasters ready trolls, there are Roleplayers to be farmed!

We took the liberty of finding your first target, watch out for carebears such as this:

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by neft - June 27, 2011 at 23:34

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