2. May 2012 09:17
In an interview with RockPaperShotgun.com Daniel Erickson speaks about recent increase in player activity following update 1.2 and the Rakghoul Outbreak world event. We also learn that following the next update focusing on must-have quality of life features, we will see allot new PvE and PvP content. Here are some of the more interesting quotes from the interview
“Although the Internet loves to pronounce the doom of all things, what we’re seeing is a huge increase in activity with [update] 1.2 as people return to see all of the new content,” said Erickson. “The community has generally been excited about the direction the game is going as we finish up our last must-have quality of life features (group finder, etc) and can start concentrating full-time on creative things like the world events.”
“There were two big lessons coming out of not just launch but beta testing that impacted development direction,” noted Erickson. “The first was that although we had not originally planned the game to be heavily PVP-focused, the ease of getting in and playing the Warzones combined with their fun design gave us the highest PvP participation of any modern triple-A MMO. At that point we turned a huge amount of our resources to PVP development, but we’re still playing a bit of catch-up, and that is understandably frustrating to our most advanced PVP users.”
24. April 2012 09:40
There is an excellent interview with BioWare’s Daniel Erickson posted on PCGamer.com. In the article we learn that SWTOR subscription numbers have not dropped, however concurrent players at peak times have declined. Daniel goes on to state that for this reason server mergers are on the cards, but not a priority. What is a priority is an improved group finder. We do not know if the improved group finder tool will be cross-server. The community is divided on this issue. I however hope for a cross server LFG tool for PvE and PvP as it will make queue times much shorter on smaller population servers.
12. January 2012 15:02
There is a very interesting interview on massively.joystiq.com with Gamebreaker’s Gary Gannon (The host of Gamebreaker.tv which has various gaming related video casts).
10. January 2012 08:59
SWTOR fansite TORWars has posted an exclusive interview with BioWare Co-Founder Greg Zeschuk. In the interview Zeschuk talks about the game launch as well as his own SWTOR character.
Full Greg Zeschuk Interview