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gerard way owns you Dec 22, 08
See, I definately wanna get this MMO. Is it going to be just PC though, or will it be for consoles as well. If it is for PC, this could convert me to PC gaming...Haha.
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bruceleethree Dec 22, 08
Things that need to be avoided:

1. Collection quests.

2. Faction grinds.

Things that need to be included:

1. Session based XP(you make the most out of the time you have)

2. Solo the content

3. Phasing - No waiting for spawns, your MMO is yours when you quest.

I think that covers the big ones.
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kspiess Dec 22, 08
I don't have that much hope for this game, but if anyone can make a good mmorpg, my money is on Bioware.
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Redemption Dec 22, 08
Hmm.. I don't know about that Kevin. Why would experience in single player RPGs scale into making a good MMO?

On the other hand, bruceleethree's suggestions if implemented would give it a huge leg up. Solo or small team (2-4 players) content is extremely important to the casual MMO'ers IMO.

My personal attraction to MMO's have nothing to do with huge Raids and instances, and more to do with being able to interact with people in between quests, or else ask for help in doing stuff, and of course having a really custom character that stands out . Blizzard never got that and always rewarded the hardcore players who were willing to play the game the way Blizzard wanted (and modelled after previous RAID based MMO's).
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twizttid13 Dec 22, 08
Blah. Bring us Dead Space 2.

The only MMO I would play is Starcraft or Diablo (not the new cartoony Diablo 3 version either). Which may be possible but I don't see that happening any time soon.
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Terranigma Fan Dec 22, 08
Being made by bioware coming from their awesome Kotor 1 game this is going to be a top notch mmo that I will deffinately buy.
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Guest Dec 23, 08
EA will push hard and try to rush the game, like they do everything, and that boosts the risk of a shoddy product at launch. It that is the case, Star Wars or not, it will fail. The stigma of SW Galaxies remains, and a lot of core MMO players are waiting to see how this unfolds.

Lucas has to keep its hands on the wheel this time. EA is second only to Sony Online Entertainment in earning a skeptical view from a lot of MMO players.
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bruceleethree Dec 23, 08
@NWLB,

I'm pretty confident Bioware guys will give them the big old "f off" if they did that. Rushing a product yields Age of Conan, WarHammer Online failures.

Bioware is not one to compromise artistic integrity for a quick buck, they have enough bucks and are in it for the art.
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Guest Jan 9, 09
please dont let us down bioware
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huntyr Jan 9, 09
I'm looking forward to this MMO but its a shame EA is involved. After the snafus around the release of Warhammer and several ongoing issues I might resist the urge to pick up the game
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