SWTOR Guild Summit: Roleplaying

Daniel Erickson on Roleplaying. Meaning “Make your own fun tools”

The details disclosed:

– chat bubbles coming – have worked out technical issues from beta
– more orange gear with viability at end-game
– “wear what you want, when you want”
– server-wide limited time events coming
– improved spawning tech and better population of areas with NPCs
– more moving parts everywhere
– more chairs to sit in

Q&A

– different mounts: definitely on the list
– current limitations on wearing specific armour types: much more cosmetic gear on the way able to be worn by everyone
– player wants a male slave outfit: it’s coming (with lots of audience laughter)
– stricter naming policies: Star Wars canon has all sorts of ridiculous names so hard to police but hoping to implement more nameplate display customisations
– legacy family tree not restricted to family – can be allies / other toons of different species etc
– we want to attach other players to your legacy, but a lot of work to work out how to do it
– audio emotes taken from cinematics: yes more on the way that will contain lines
– companions in taxis and ability to name companions: original design did have companions in taxis but got too difficult with different companions. No answer on making companions.
– option to remove a companion from a story: debated a long time on this pre-launch but no. Mainly because killing companions was fun and the need for a companion through levelling make it a problem. “Not a route we’re going to go back down”
– bio / profile in character sheet to help with roleplaying:
– two seater mounts for co-op RP: “way down the road”

Comments

  1. Enjaysee says:

    “- companions in taxis and ability to name companions: original design
    did have companions in taxis but got too difficult with different
    companions. No answer on making companions.”

    This would be a case of one companion ruining it for all the others. I’m looking at you M1-4X

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