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Star Wars: TOR Getting Fresh Content Every 6 Weeks
Star Wars: The Old Republic had a pretty solid launch, although gradually the game's user base declined (regardless of a positive response from both critics and the public) and, in time, BioWare resorted to the free-to-play strategy. Even so, looks as though BioWare intends to offer more content for the MMORPG every six weeks.

"We're committed to: about every six weeks, doing a major update for the game -- which would be a new Warzone, a new Operation, a new Flashpoint, a new event -- and to doing that on a really frequent cadence, every six weeks. So we're going to stick to that," BioWare Austin general manager Matt Bromberg said.

Matt also hopes that BioWare's moves will encourage players to return to the game. "Subscribers who have lapsed are already qualified to get Cartel Coins, which will be the in-game currency in the game once free-to-play launches," he explains. "So you get credit, not just for becoming a subscriber now, going forward, but also for all the time that you were a subscriber, you get more credits and more coin. So we're hoping that that will encourage people to come back to the game and try it now."

I dunno... Does this motivate you guys to keep playing? Or to come back to the game, if you've already stopped playing?

Via AusGamers.



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tRM Sep 12 2012, 08:41 am EDT
I think I'll invest the 10-15 and play through the character story-arcs that interest me the most. But as F2P.
im_stardust Sep 12 2012, 10:49 am EDT
What I've said years before the release, that the bioware storytelling is a bad idea in MMO. Why? Because Bioware's storytelling sucks. And stretched on so many main and sidequests it becomes unbearable. In the last levels you find yourself pressing the skip button on the dialogues instinctively.

Amusing that the story part wears off far sooner than the combat.

I would have focused much more on the gameplay and would have tried to make a proper combat worthy of Star Wars and Jedi.

The same I would have done with all those worlds that just look lifeless. Bad, bad art direction and game design.

And not to mention they took a huge dump on the Star Wars lore.
  RTribesman: Mistake!
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RTribesman Sep 12 2012, 11:00 am EDT
What a bad idea making an announcement like this. It NEVER works and im shocked that companies still think they can pull it off. It always goes one of 3 ways...

-the content gets rushed out due to time constraints and turns out buggy as hell
-the content is delayed to fix it properly before release.
-it ends up on time for the first while but devs fail to iron out many bugs and exploits and it turns into an accumalation of crap that cant be fixed properly

Either way the end result is a really pissed off playerbase, very risky considering the game is already on a troubled path.
Terminator Sep 12 2012, 11:11 am EDT
Bah, they should have made KOTOR 3 instead!
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Bubu Sep 12 2012, 11:57 am EDT
I don't understand will they be releasing "a new Warzone, a new Operation, a new Flashpoint, a new event" in one single update, every 3 weeks? No fucking way.
  archangel5: I think they mean that they will release one of those…
jungi Sep 12 2012, 12:51 pm EDT
if they are gonna keep releasing all that every 6 weeks it will be forgettable crap. it takes time to develop engaging content.
Whisky Sep 12 2012, 02:59 pm EDT
every 6 weeks? They are setting themselves up for failure. Just say quarterly and be done with it.

Oh and yeah I haven't played it yet. I guess I may give it a shot when F2P happens.
Doomsday. Sep 12 2012, 03:47 pm EDT
Loving it! :D
Reddawg99 Sep 12 2012, 04:34 pm EDT
im_stardust said:

" Because Bioware's storytelling sucks."

Are you kidding me? Bioware is the single best RPG storyteller in gaming history, and they told this story perfectly. I've played 5 classes to 50, and I have enjoyed the storyline each time. I'm a avid Star Wars fan, and own every book ever made. Each story I have experienced in TOR feels just like a book from the series, but with interactions.

And how do you figure they took a huge dump on the lore? The game happens way before the movies and the majority of the books. They can practically do what they want. Personally, I love how they added a Battlestar Galactica feel to it. In this part of history, its Empire vs Rebels (Basically), and in 10-20 thousand years, it repeats again. All Along The Watchtower (Hendrix version, of course) anyone?

-Reddawg99
im_stardust Sep 12 2012, 06:37 pm EDT
Reddawg99, you are a joke. The story in SWTOR would bore a toddler.

But 5 classes to 50? You gave me enough proof right there, to let you be.
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