88 Comments
  • 88 results
  • 1
  • 2
Edited by Rawson

@JustKamToo said:

@Dallas_Raines said:

Hey, look at those high res textures no one can use.

Everyone I know get these textures, sorry your rig isn't up to it.

Actually, it's a legitimate issue where the game will only load high detail textures for cutscenes.

Naturally, Bioware claims that this is a feature/"working as intended": http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?p=1478869#edit1478869

Posted by Vegetable_Side_Dish
@Rawson said:

@JustKamToo said:

@Dallas_Raines said:

Hey, look at those high res textures no one can use.

Everyone I know get these textures, sorry your rig isn't up to it.

Actually, it's a legitimate issue where the game will only load high detail textures for cutscenes.

Naturally, Bioware claims that this is a feature/"working as intended": http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?p=1478869#edit1478869

My favourite part of their explanation/public shaming was where they claimed the medium setting in the Beta was a 'bug'. It just somehow got entered in the code and bound to game files, you know, on its own. 
Posted by Kato

Sounds like Jeff Bridges.

Posted by Taklulas

@Grimluck343 said:

@Jayzilla said:

@Grimluck343 said:

...Zombies? Seriously?

nah son, rakghouls. they were in KOTOR which came out in 2002 or 03. Don't hate because you don't know. That's just ignorant.

So they're not undead?

They aren't.

Posted by Grimluck343

@Marokai said:

@Grimluck343 said:

@Jayzilla said:

@Grimluck343 said:

...Zombies? Seriously?

nah son, rakghouls. they were in KOTOR which came out in 2002 or 03. Don't hate because you don't know. That's just ignorant.

So they're not undead?

I don't believe so. In KoTOR it was a disease that could be cured, but eventually they would turn into weird ape-looking monsters if the disease ran it's course for too long. It's a neat bit of KoTOR fan service, in a way, that gets a pass from the usual "zombies" thing, IMO.

@Taklulas said:

@Grimluck343 said:

@Jayzilla said:

@Grimluck343 said:

...Zombies? Seriously?

nah son, rakghouls. they were in KOTOR which came out in 2002 or 03. Don't hate because you don't know. That's just ignorant.

So they're not undead?

They aren't.

All right, I retract my previous bitching lol.

Posted by CL60

It's like nobody posting comments here has ever played KOTOR >.>

Posted by sushisteve
Posted by White_Silhouette

@sushisteve said:

@Ouren said:

...Star Wars Zombies.......

I've been reading a something awful thread about bad Star Wars books and there is such a thing: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Death_Troopers

Don't read that book, it's not good. It's a lot like Dead Space in starwars but without the suspense, horror or interesting element.

Posted by jaks

I was just thinking the other day what The Old Republic needs is a bunch of new level 50 content that no one needs yet and not critically required issues like a functional GUI.

Posted by dillinger

Super excited for this. Lots of needed bug fixes in this patch too. Really enjoyed levelling to 50 on my merc BH healer, and I'm further enjoying the end game content. This game is awesome.

Posted by m16mojo2

@project343: Ah, I guess I haven't made it that far. I still disapprove though, lol. At least there aren't any under water missions. *Knocks on wood*

Posted by MeldingPlague

On one hand, I like that they are already supplying additional content for players who have reached their level cap. A lot of MMOs have floundered because their end-game content just hasn't been there. I don't know* if this is just "more quests" or if this update is going to incorporate some kind of repeatable mission, like a raid boss or daily quests, but at least it's something.

On the other hand, if things go south in a few months and player counts start to drop, I can totally see these things becoming playable in order to "appeal to a wider audience." I mean, seriously, canon or not, those things look almost exactly like WoW undead. Right down to the hairstyle and glowing yellow eyes.

All-in-all, nice for the players but it does not tempt me to pick-up the game in the least.

*and being that I will never play SWTOR, I really have no desire to find out

Posted by Anund

Looks like a good addition to a good game :)

Posted by McBradders

Star Wars Zombies is not why I wanted to play this game. The Rakghoul storyline was already played out as part of the general story questline already, bringing them back for more seems like an awesome idea :(

Posted by beeftothetaco

Ugh. I'm still expecting Bioware to pull the plug on this game at some point.

Posted by Moreau_MD

Too soon Bioware...too soon.

Posted by xaveri

28 jedis later...

Posted by FMinus

@MeldingPlague said:

On one hand, I like that they are already supplying additional content for players who have reached their level cap. A lot of MMOs have floundered because their end-game content just hasn't been there. I don't know* if this is just "more quests" or if this update is going to incorporate some kind of repeatable mission, like a raid boss or daily quests, but at least it's something.

On the other hand, if things go south in a few months and player counts start to drop, I can totally see these things becoming playable in order to "appeal to a wider audience." I mean, seriously, canon or not, those things look almost exactly like WoW undead. Right down to the hairstyle and glowing yellow eyes.

All-in-all, nice for the players but it does not tempt me to pick-up the game in the least.

*and being that I will never play SWTOR, I really have no desire to find out

If anything, when I looked at the still, I thought this is Doom 3... :)

Posted by rmanthorp
@beeftothetaco

Ugh. I'm still expecting Bioware to pull the plug on this game at some point.

Why? Because it's not what you want? Because it's like WoW? WoW is the most popular mmo in history and the BioWare story telling in this game is on par with the best. I don't see it going anywhere anytime soon. Good luck with your weird vendetta, I hope it works out for you.
Moderator
Posted by bunnymud

@White_Silhouette: I kinda liked Red Harvest. Better than most impulse horror novels I pick up

Posted by North6

@JustKamToo said:

@Dallas_Raines said:

Hey, look at those high res textures no one can use.

Everyone I know get these textures, sorry your rig isn't up to it.

Sick burn on that dudes rig! Fuck that guy and his dumb "documented bugs". Drop the mic and walk away, while you're still in the pro-zone.

Posted by Ravenhoe

Well, it was only a matter of time until they put Zombies in Star Wars. When they make a game about actual Star Wars, let me know.

Edited by Medrex

At first I thouht "Oh God they're shoehorning zombies into this?" and then I realized "Oh it's the Rakghouls, that's cool. They're existing fiction and really aren't zombies, especially since there was a cure for it at some point. Just as long as the transformation is as near instantaneous as it was in KOTOR and those few ones who don't transform much (who look more like generic zombies and who I can only assume to be infected force wielders) are few and far between"

Would've been better if this teaser had shown the team getting taken down by a freshly transformed standard rakghoul rather than what looked like a dirt standard zombie.

Also as someone from Australia who wont see an official release of this game for some months, I'd kindly request Bioware stop mocking me.

Posted by Viking_Funeral

@JustKamToo said:

@Dallas_Raines said:

Hey, look at those high res textures no one can use.

Everyone I know get these textures, sorry your rig isn't up to it.

Oh, man. You're going to wish you actually researched what people are talking about before you said anything. Expect a lot of people to correct you on this.

Posted by captain_max707

I just want KotOR 3...

Posted by SgtSphynx
@captain_max707 said:
I just want KotOR 3...
 
This. Also I have a simple, pragmatic and ruthless solution to their rakghoul problem...
Posted by Brodehouse

@CL60 said:

It's like nobody posting comments here has ever played KOTOR >.>

Love it.

Posted by CL60

@Medrex said:

At first I thouht "Oh God they're shoehorning zombies into this?" and then I realized "Oh it's the Rakghouls, that's cool. They're existing fiction and really aren't zombies, especially since there was a cure for it at some point. Just as long as the transformation is as near instantaneous as it was in KOTOR and those few ones who don't transform much (who look more like generic zombies and who I can only assume to be infected force wielders) are few and far between"

Would've been better if this teaser had shown the team getting taken down by a freshly transformed standard rakghoul rather than what looked like a dirt standard zombie.

Also as someone from Australia who wont see an official release of this game for some months, I'd kindly request Bioware stop mocking me.

The game reveals that since KOTOR the Rakghoul plague has evolved, and it's not instantaneous anymore, and some Rakghoul have evolved into savages that can think, and build simple tools like ladders and walls and such, and some Rakghoul are able to use the force because of a holocron in their possession, which has been teaching them for a while.

It was a pretty cool storyline, and made doing Taris totally worth it.

Posted by Underwhelmed

@jaks: Hey, but at least you got Zombies now. That videogame meme is never going to get tiring is it?

Posted by Zimbo

@Ravenhoe said:

Well, it was only a matter of time until they put Zombies in Star Wars. When they make a game about actual Star Wars, let me know.

You mean like Knights of the Old Republic? One of Biowares most well received RPGs and one of the best if not the best Star Wars game ever made?

Wait...didn't that game have rakghouls in it as well? Huh.

Reading some of these comments really irks me. Seeing people bash TOR for being a bad game when they are clearly ignorant of some of the most basic parts of it while simultaneously praising KOTOR when it has the exact same things in it baffles me.

Posted by beeftothetaco

@rmanthorp: On the contrary; at the core, it IS just like WoW. I see very little that is particularly unique about this game, aside from vast empty spaces in the world and the occasional space battle. Thats why I think Bioware will shut it down. I don't think people would want to buy what is essentially the same game twice.

Also, whats with fans of TOR responding to any criticism of their precious game with comments of the same nature as yours? Insinuating that I am some kind of rabid WoW fanboy and that being the reason why I don't like this game is one of the laziest rebuttals I've ever seen. I played WoW once. Didn't like it. If you're going to try and shoot down some honest criticism, at least make your response seem like it wasn't written in a fit of sweaty, impulsive rage.

Posted by BiG_Weasel

To all the commentators talking about this game not being "Star Wars"- You're right. I played the beta, and it didn't have that Star Wars feel. WoW with guns is what I came away with. Similar UI, similar mechanics, quest hubs, etc. Exchange Jedi & Sith for Alliance and Horde, blasters and lightsabers for crossbows and swords, and its the same thing over again. If its your cup o' tea, then I hope you enjoy it. Me, I'll be over here waiting for Guild Wars 2- and praying that it whets the ol' MMO whistle.

Posted by Dallas_Raines

@Zimbo: To be fair the Rakghoul stuff was awful in KOTOR, it's (one) of the reasons why people hate Taris so much.

Edited by rmanthorp

@beeftothetaco: I get it, I really do. I just don't think saying buying the same game is a bad thing when the game has proven it's greatness among many (It's kind of how this industry works :<). As for the new content, It's 110% BioWare polish and storytelling and that had me really concerned at first but it works. If you like WoW (which I understand many people don't) and like BioWare story telling, then this game is REALLY great at those to parts and they gel together quite well. As for empty environments, I'll admit to that driving me insane during launch. However, that has since changed. BioWare instansted the game to HELL in the first few weeks to ensure a smooth playing experience for most which I really disagreed with, there where multiple planets per server and that really got to me. Since though it has been phased out and there is much less of it with it all going away ASAP.

As for the fanbase of SWTOR, I think I speak for everyone when I say both parties are just as bad as one another. It's a big shame to see something you are very interested and invested in get so brutally thrown to the dogs so I know fans are prone to lash out and we all need to chill and let the game speak for itself. However, on the other hand, the sheer torrent of complete abuse that get's hurled at this game is uttlerly ridiculous at times. I just don't understand it. http://youtu.be/V8AwEju1JsY Look at this video, ALL it is is nothing more than a simple collectibles guide. It doesn't speak to the quality one way or another. Someone has taken the bizarre liberty to comment on it every hour on and on with "SHITTY GRAPHICS = SHITTY GAME!!". What the fuck is that? Like, I have never known a game to get such uninformed idiotic hate in all of my time on the internet.

The fact remains that EA has poured an embarrassing amount of money into this game and it's not going anywhere anytime soon and personally that pretty fucking fine by me, because I am having on hell of a time playing this with my friends. Also my Smuggler just got married so I can't go leaving my girl hanging. Damn BioWare fantastic characterization I wanted to romance my way across the galaxy... *grumble grumble* now I'm all tied down.

Moderator
Posted by MeatSim

Not even Star Wars can escape Zombies.

Posted by Lind_L_Taylor

Sounds like this will be going F2P sooner than I expected. :) 

Posted by Corvak

Sure is cynical in here. Personally, I look forward to content updates, and hopefully they dont drag them out and act all secretive about release dates like Blizzard does.

Posted by Undeadpool

@Zimbo said:

@Ravenhoe said:

Well, it was only a matter of time until they put Zombies in Star Wars. When they make a game about actual Star Wars, let me know.

You mean like Knights of the Old Republic? One of Biowares most well received RPGs and one of the best if not the best Star Wars game ever made?

Wait...didn't that game have rakghouls in it as well? Huh.

Reading some of these comments really irks me. Seeing people bash TOR for being a bad game when they are clearly ignorant of some of the most basic parts of it while simultaneously praising KOTOR when it has the exact same things in it baffles me.

It's like those people who jumped down Warhammer's throat for ripping off Warcraft/Starcraft.