Photo-Receptor Focus on: Technical Issues
Well, here we are almost a month in on one of the most anticipated games ever and so far, SWTOR is mostly delivering as promised. The stories are awesome, as I’ve said before. I’m loving my characters and the quests. There are so many things I love about the game, but I do have some technical issues that I hope Bioware will address sooner rather than later.
More after the jump
The bugs can be frustrating at times, but I have been luckier than some of my friends. I feel for them, especially those who have class quests that bug out and require research to see how to fix them. We had that happen recently and it did add about thirty minutes because we needed to reset the quest.
The jumping mechanic can be wonky at times. It feels “off” from what I expect. A friend and I spent hours getting datacrons that required jumping up on things. It took awhile on each jump to find the right “spot” and then often my jump simply didn’t work. After practicing, ( a lot of practicing) I definitely got better, but it still took hours to get those things. I’d much rather jump down than up, though.
One of the most time-consuming things that I hope gets changed/fixed very soon has to do with the guild functionalities. In fact, guild functionality is one of the weakest aspects of the game.
Several things about the guild roster are annoying. You can see the member note, officer note, or last login time, but not all at the same time. It also flips you out of your spot any time someone logs on or off. That makes it kind of tough when you’re doing guild work with your roster. Also it would be nice if the list would scroll. The slider can be a pain at times. And having to reset the UI to get the roster to show all the names is another time waster.
Now, these probably don’t sound like such a big deal, but when you are dealing with eight hundred plus members with two guilds for mains and a third for alts, it’s really a pain.
And yes, I still hope for the guild cap to be raised. Going back and forth between the guilds does get old at times.
My guild still desperately needs a guild bank. That is more necessary than I think Bioware realizes. Trying to keep everything stored and trying to get it to members is an exercise in creativity for our Assets Officer. Fortunately, he’s a great guy and handles the task heroically, but I feel for him having to use alts to store guild items. Not to mention, no one can see if there’s something they can use because it’s all on an alt. Not very convenient and I really, really hope this is a top priority for Bioware.
As much as I love the game itself, as an officer dealing with a lot of guild aspects, I waste a lot of time because the functionalities I mentioned are either broken or don’t exist.
I do encourage anyone who experiences bugs and such to respectfully let Bioware know about it. They can’t fix it if they don’t know it’s broken, so it’s up to us to let them know.
That’s my two credits worth. What’s yours? How are the technical aspects in your game play?
Ready, set, discuss…