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  TeknoBug

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Joined: 10/13/07
Posts: 2166

4/04/13 8:52:52 AM#61

You can bet your funny bones that this will affect existing SW games, who knows what will happen siwht SWTOR- maybe the contract will get cut short, maybe they'll want some changes, etc.


  Gaborik

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4/04/13 8:58:32 AM#62
Originally posted by noncley

http://www.avclub.com/articles/disney-shuts-down-lucasarts-ending-its-video-game,96052/

 

 

Disney shuts down LucasArts, ending its video game production forever

 

This Post Should Either Be Deleted Or Re-Named. Nothing About This Article Has Anything To Do With Swtor. A Matter Of Fact I Remember Other Failed Attemped At Trolling Post ThAt Was Along The Lines Of " Lucus Arts Has Removed Their Name From Swtor". The Stretch These People Continue To Go Just To Bash A Video Game Is A Joke.
  superniceguy

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NGE, LOTRO, STO, KOTOR, Lego Star Wars > NGE 2 (SWTOR). SWG>ALL. Above hopefully subject to change.

4/04/13 9:18:01 AM#63
Originally posted by tkreep
Originally posted by FromHell

yeah, they like to shut down the great games and game studios and keep the turds alive.

 

Good bye Star Wars Galaxies and 1313, nice knowing you.

 

Also RIP :

Maniac Mansion

Zak McKraken

X-Wing vs. Tie Fighter

Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis

Monkey Island

...

 

look at the bright side, we still have The Old Republic and Cartel Packs

They said 1313 will be given to another developer to finish it.  Star Wars in general will come back with a bang in disneys hands and JJ Abrams is a great director imo made a lot of good stuff like Lost.

According to a source close to Kotaku, 150 people were laid off, and both of the studio's current projects - Star Wars: First Assault and Star Wars 1313 have been cancelled.

Lost is always the one that is compared to but none of the others like Frnge, Alcatraz, Persons of Interest, Revolution. Alias never get a mention.

Stephen J Cannell and Glen A Larsen were my favourites

  tiefighter25

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Joined: 7/30/12
Posts: 949

4/04/13 11:22:41 AM#64

The relevance of Disney shuttering LA and its 2 projects in relation to SWTOR is that Disney is obviously aggresively rebranding the Star Wars franchise it has purchased. (SW 1313 had a lot of money already poured into it, and it is not known if anyone will pick up its development.)

Whether or not this directly affects SWTOR remains to be seen. Regardless of licesnse status, a curious question is that LA did have several people whose responsibilty was to approve or dissaprove new SWTOR content as to whether or not it was acceptable in the SW EU canon. We don't know if those people still have jobs and what if any impact that has on new SWTOR content. (Will it be delayed, do they have more wiggle room at Bioware in regard to canon?)

When the SWTOR title screen comes up, LA is one of the 3 names.  Since SWTOR launched there have been big changes at Bioware, EA, and now LA. It doesn't seem off topic ,to me, to wonder how this will affect SWTOR when so many big rocks are being thrown in the pond. How  those ripples will possibly affect SWTOR seems relevant to discussion.

  Gaborik

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Joined: 2/10/08
Posts: 313

4/04/13 11:40:31 AM#65
Originally posted by tiefighter25

The relevance of Disney shuttering LA and its 2 projects in relation to SWTOR is that Disney is obviously aggresively rebranding the Star Wars franchise it has purchased. (SW 1313 had a lot of money already poured into it, and it is not known if anyone will pick up its development.)

Whether or not this directly affects SWTOR remains to be seen. Regardless of licesnse status, a curious question is that LA did have several people whose responsibilty was to approve or dissaprove new SWTOR content as to whether or not it was acceptable in the SW EU canon. We don't know if those people still have jobs and what if any impact that has on new SWTOR content. (Will it be delayed, do they have more wiggle room at Bioware in regard to canon?)

When the SWTOR title screen comes up, LA is one of the 3 names.  Since SWTOR launched there have been big changes at Bioware, EA, and now LA. It doesn't seem off topic ,to me, to wonder how this will affect SWTOR when so many big rocks are being thrown in the pond. How  those ripples will possibly affect SWTOR seems relevant to discussion.

I am sorry this long winded stretch of an explanation as to why this article has anything to do with SWTOR is weak at best.  Its just an attempt by you to continue your 2 yr bash fest of a video game.  The more conspiracies the better for some folks i guess.  

 

 

  FromHell

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Joined: 11/10/12
Posts: 1338

4/04/13 12:04:13 PM#66
Originally posted by Doogiehowser
Originally posted by ktanner3
Originally posted by FromHell
Originally posted by ktanner3
Originally posted by BradD77
Originally posted by FromHell

yeah, they like to shut down the great games and game studios and keep the turds alive.

 

Good bye Star Wars Galaxies and 1313, nice knowing you.

 

for your info, Star Wars Galaxies has been dead for number of years now

No kidding.It's too late to say goodbye after the corpse has already been buried and worms picking at it. 

I wonder how this "buried corpse" SWG still eats SWTOR for breakfast.

Because you're still dreaming. 

Maybe SWG has an immortal soul and will always live on, unlike dozens of run off the mill wowclones

Yes, it will be like the fanbase of the grateful dead. You'll still see a dead head every now and then but the rest of us who aren't stoned realize that it hasn't been relevant in years. 

 

Lol...that was hilarious reply. 

nope, just dumb and not making any sense.

the scope, size and feature list of SWG crushes SWTOR like a rusty beer can, and it's even more fun because SWG is ten years older. This is the most noteworthy accomplishment of this dead game. Beating a 200 million dollar successor in all aspects except voiceovers.

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  ktanner3

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4/04/13 12:16:24 PM#67
Originally posted by FromHell
Originally posted by Doogiehowser
Originally posted by ktanner3
Originally posted by FromHell
Originally posted by ktanner3
Originally posted by BradD77
Originally posted by FromHell

yeah, they like to shut down the great games and game studios and keep the turds alive.

 

Good bye Star Wars Galaxies and 1313, nice knowing you.

 

for your info, Star Wars Galaxies has been dead for number of years now

No kidding.It's too late to say goodbye after the corpse has already been buried and worms picking at it. 

I wonder how this "buried corpse" SWG still eats SWTOR for breakfast.

Because you're still dreaming. 

Maybe SWG has an immortal soul and will always live on, unlike dozens of run off the mill wowclones

Yes, it will be like the fanbase of the grateful dead. You'll still see a dead head every now and then but the rest of us who aren't stoned realize that it hasn't been relevant in years. 

 

Lol...that was hilarious reply. 

nope, just dumb and not making any sense.

Makes perfect sense. If you knew anything about music history you would see the similiarities. 

the scope, size and feature list of SWG crushes SWTOR like a rusty beer can, and it's even more fun because SWG is ten years older. This is the most noteworthy accomplishment of this dead game. Beating a 200 million dollar successor in all aspects except voiceovers.

And yet you play the game too. It can't be all that bad then.

Currently Playing: Star Wars The Old Republic

  tiefighter25

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Joined: 7/30/12
Posts: 949

4/04/13 12:36:40 PM#68
Originally posted by Gaborik
Originally posted by tiefighter25

The relevance of Disney shuttering LA and its 2 projects in relation to SWTOR is that Disney is obviously aggresively rebranding the Star Wars franchise it has purchased. (SW 1313 had a lot of money already poured into it, and it is not known if anyone will pick up its development.)

Whether or not this directly affects SWTOR remains to be seen. Regardless of licesnse status, a curious question is that LA did have several people whose responsibilty was to approve or dissaprove new SWTOR content as to whether or not it was acceptable in the SW EU canon. We don't know if those people still have jobs and what if any impact that has on new SWTOR content. (Will it be delayed, do they have more wiggle room at Bioware in regard to canon?)

When the SWTOR title screen comes up, LA is one of the 3 names.  Since SWTOR launched there have been big changes at Bioware, EA, and now LA. It doesn't seem off topic ,to me, to wonder how this will affect SWTOR when so many big rocks are being thrown in the pond. How  those ripples will possibly affect SWTOR seems relevant to discussion.

I am sorry this long winded stretch of an explanation as to why this article has anything to do with SWTOR is weak at best.  Its just an attempt by you to continue your 2 yr bash fest of a video game.  The more conspiracies the better for some folks i guess.  

 

 

How I've been bashing on a a game for 2 years, but have been a memeber for less then a year, I'm not sure.

If you bothered to read my long winded explanation, you would have noticed I pointed out that this change at LA might make life easier for Bioware.

There have been major changes at LA, which may affect SWTOR; it's a pretty hot topic on the SWTOR official forums as well.

Besides telling the OP what he can't make a thread about, or telling the moderators how to do their jobs, or telling me how or what I can comment on, do you have anything to add to the discussion?

  Nikopol

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4/04/13 12:52:06 PM#69
Originally posted by FromHell

....

Good bye Star Wars Galaxies and 1313, nice knowing you.

 

Also RIP :

Maniac Mansion

Zak McKraken

X-Wing vs. Tie Fighter

Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis

Monkey Island

 

.....

 

Not to forget stuff like Sam & Max, Dark Forces, Outlaws, The Dig, Grim Fandango, Full Throttle...

LucasArts used to make such great games: For a while it was almost like they couldn't help but make classics, anything they churned out was pure gold. Without them I might not have been the gaming fan I am to this day.

Of course, then came the 2000s. :)

 

  Gaborik

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Joined: 2/10/08
Posts: 313

4/04/13 2:28:12 PM#70
Originally posted by tiefighter25
Originally posted by Gaborik
Originally posted by tiefighter25

The relevance of Disney shuttering LA and its 2 projects in relation to SWTOR is that Disney is obviously aggresively rebranding the Star Wars franchise it has purchased. (SW 1313 had a lot of money already poured into it, and it is not known if anyone will pick up its development.)

Whether or not this directly affects SWTOR remains to be seen. Regardless of licesnse status, a curious question is that LA did have several people whose responsibilty was to approve or dissaprove new SWTOR content as to whether or not it was acceptable in the SW EU canon. We don't know if those people still have jobs and what if any impact that has on new SWTOR content. (Will it be delayed, do they have more wiggle room at Bioware in regard to canon?)

When the SWTOR title screen comes up, LA is one of the 3 names.  Since SWTOR launched there have been big changes at Bioware, EA, and now LA. It doesn't seem off topic ,to me, to wonder how this will affect SWTOR when so many big rocks are being thrown in the pond. How  those ripples will possibly affect SWTOR seems relevant to discussion.

I am sorry this long winded stretch of an explanation as to why this article has anything to do with SWTOR is weak at best.  Its just an attempt by you to continue your 2 yr bash fest of a video game.  The more conspiracies the better for some folks i guess.  

 

 

How I've been bashing on a a game for 2 years, but have been a memeber for less then a year, I'm not sure.

If you bothered to read my long winded explanation, you would have noticed I pointed out that this change at LA might make life easier for Bioware.

There have been major changes at LA, which may affect SWTOR; it's a pretty hot topic on the SWTOR official forums as well.

Besides telling the OP what he can't make a thread about, or telling the moderators how to do their jobs, or telling me how or what I can comment on, do you have anything to add to the discussion?

 

1YR Or 2 Yrs Both Are Pretty Sad When It ComesTo Bashing A Video Game. As For Calling Out The Op For Putting This Under SWTOR. Once aAgain This Article Had Nothing To Do With Swtor. To Purposely Put It In Swtor And Not General Gaming IsPurposely Misleading. I Guess I Am Confused How Hard That Is To Understand. If This WaS In General Gaming There Would Be No Issue. You Also Said This Could Affect Content Being Delayed? That Is A Joke, This Will Not Affect Swtor At All.
  Karteli

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4/04/13 2:30:06 PM#71
Originally posted by Gaborik
Originally posted by tiefighter25
Originally posted by Gaborik
Originally posted by tiefighter25

The relevance of Disney shuttering LA and its 2 projects in relation to SWTOR is that Disney is obviously aggresively rebranding the Star Wars franchise it has purchased. (SW 1313 had a lot of money already poured into it, and it is not known if anyone will pick up its development.)

Whether or not this directly affects SWTOR remains to be seen. Regardless of licesnse status, a curious question is that LA did have several people whose responsibilty was to approve or dissaprove new SWTOR content as to whether or not it was acceptable in the SW EU canon. We don't know if those people still have jobs and what if any impact that has on new SWTOR content. (Will it be delayed, do they have more wiggle room at Bioware in regard to canon?)

When the SWTOR title screen comes up, LA is one of the 3 names.  Since SWTOR launched there have been big changes at Bioware, EA, and now LA. It doesn't seem off topic ,to me, to wonder how this will affect SWTOR when so many big rocks are being thrown in the pond. How  those ripples will possibly affect SWTOR seems relevant to discussion.

I am sorry this long winded stretch of an explanation as to why this article has anything to do with SWTOR is weak at best.  Its just an attempt by you to continue your 2 yr bash fest of a video game.  The more conspiracies the better for some folks i guess.  

 

 

How I've been bashing on a a game for 2 years, but have been a memeber for less then a year, I'm not sure.

If you bothered to read my long winded explanation, you would have noticed I pointed out that this change at LA might make life easier for Bioware.

There have been major changes at LA, which may affect SWTOR; it's a pretty hot topic on the SWTOR official forums as well.

Besides telling the OP what he can't make a thread about, or telling the moderators how to do their jobs, or telling me how or what I can comment on, do you have anything to add to the discussion?

 

1YR Or 2 Yrs Both Are Pretty Sad When It ComesTo Bashing A Video Game. As For Calling Out The Op For Putting This Under SWTOR. Once aAgain This Article Had Nothing To Do With Swtor. To Purposely Put It In Swtor And Not General Gaming IsPurposely Misleading. I Guess I Am Confused How Hard That Is To Understand. If This WaS In General Gaming There Would Be No Issue. You Also Said This Could Affect Content Being Delayed? That Is A Joke, This Will Not Affect Swtor At All.

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  Vesavius

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4/04/13 2:37:16 PM#72
Originally posted by FromHell

yeah, they like to shut down the great games and game studios and keep the turds alive.

 

Good bye Star Wars Galaxies and 1313, nice knowing you.

 

Also RIP :

Maniac Mansion

Zak McKraken

X-Wing vs. Tie Fighter

Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis

Monkey Island

 

LA made some great games in it's prime, but they really haven't interested me in years. I am not really sorry to see them go.

You also need to remember it was LA that killed SWG. It was never gonna come back.

Monkey Island has been the domain of Telltale for a good while as well now... it's been a long time since LA cared about the point'n'click adventure market as far as I am aware. Do you really think we would see a Maniac Mansion III off them? When Doublefine were the ones to develop The Cave?

 

LA was put down for a good reason. It's time was past.

  Gaborik

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Posts: 313

4/04/13 2:47:52 PM#73
Originally posted by Karteli
Originally posted by Gaborik
Originally posted by tiefighter25
Originally posted by Gaborik
Originally posted by tiefighter25

The relevance of Disney shuttering LA and its 2 projects in relation to SWTOR is that Disney is obviously aggresively rebranding the Star Wars franchise it has purchased. (SW 1313 had a lot of money already poured into it, and it is not known if anyone will pick up its development.)

Whether or not this directly affects SWTOR remains to be seen. Regardless of licesnse status, a curious question is that LA did have several people whose responsibilty was to approve or dissaprove new SWTOR content as to whether or not it was acceptable in the SW EU canon. We don't know if those people still have jobs and what if any impact that has on new SWTOR content. (Will it be delayed, do they have more wiggle room at Bioware in regard to canon?)

When the SWTOR title screen comes up, LA is one of the 3 names.  Since SWTOR launched there have been big changes at Bioware, EA, and now LA. It doesn't seem off topic ,to me, to wonder how this will affect SWTOR when so many big rocks are being thrown in the pond. How  those ripples will possibly affect SWTOR seems relevant to discussion.

I am sorry this long winded stretch of an explanation as to why this article has anything to do with SWTOR is weak at best.  Its just an attempt by you to continue your 2 yr bash fest of a video game.  The more conspiracies the better for some folks i guess.  

 

 

How I've been bashing on a a game for 2 years, but have been a memeber for less then a year, I'm not sure.

If you bothered to read my long winded explanation, you would have noticed I pointed out that this change at LA might make life easier for Bioware.

There have been major changes at LA, which may affect SWTOR; it's a pretty hot topic on the SWTOR official forums as well.

Besides telling the OP what he can't make a thread about, or telling the moderators how to do their jobs, or telling me how or what I can comment on, do you have anything to add to the discussion?

 

1YR Or 2 Yrs Both Are Pretty Sad When It ComesTo Bashing A Video Game. As For Calling Out The Op For Putting This Under SWTOR. Once aAgain This Article Had Nothing To Do With Swtor. To Purposely Put It In Swtor And Not General Gaming IsPurposely Misleading. I Guess I Am Confused How Hard That Is To Understand. If This WaS In General Gaming There Would Be No Issue. You Also Said This Could Affect Content Being Delayed? That Is A Joke, This Will Not Affect Swtor At All.

Source? =P

 

Its An Educated Guess. Since The Only Involvement LA Had In Swtor Was Selling The Naming Rights Of Star Wars TO Bioware (Which Usually Is A Term Contract Of 7-10 Yrs) . I Guess I Should Have Said This Will Have No Affect Until Their Licensing Deal Expires. But You Two Dont Think The Game Will Last Another Year Or Two Anyways.
  Drakynn

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4/04/13 2:57:50 PM#74
Originally posted by Vesavius
Originally posted by FromHell

yeah, they like to shut down the great games and game studios and keep the turds alive.

 

Good bye Star Wars Galaxies and 1313, nice knowing you.

 

Also RIP :

Maniac Mansion

Zak McKraken

X-Wing vs. Tie Fighter

Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis

Monkey Island

 

LA made some great games in it's prime, but they really haven't interested me in years. I am not really sorry to see them go.

You also need to remember it was LA that killed SWG. It was never gonna come back.

Monkey Island has been the domain of Telltale for a good while as well now... it's been a long time since LA cared about the point'n'click adventure market as far as I am aware. Do you really think we would see a Maniac Mansion III off them? When Doublefine were the ones to develop The Cave?

 

LA was put down for a good reason. It's time was past.

This.

The Real Lucasarts died over a decade ago.The last great Lucasarts in house developed game was Jedi Knight:Dark Forces 2.After that they only published games made by other studios using their IPs.

  tiefighter25

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4/04/13 3:09:58 PM#75

I'm just going to put this here and stop posting on the subject.

"EA and Lucasfilm Ltd, announced today an updated global publishing agreement for the highly anticipated massively multiplayer online videogame Star Wars: The Old Republic. With this new agreement, certain publishing, marketing and distribution responsibilities previously designated to LucasArts will shift to EA, so that all publishing, marketing and distribution responsibilities can be centralized for efficiency. Lucasfilm will continue serving as a key partner, collaborating on design and marketing, and as a licensor of the property."
  Gaborik

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4/04/13 3:25:00 PM#76
Originally posted by tiefighter25

I'm just going to put this here and stop posting on the subject.

"EA and Lucasfilm Ltd, announced today an updated global publishing agreement for the highly anticipated massively multiplayer online videogame Star Wars: The Old Republic. With this new agreement, certain publishing, marketing and distribution responsibilities previously designated to LucasArts will shift to EA, so that all publishing, marketing and distribution responsibilities can be centralized for efficiency. Lucasfilm will continue serving as a key partner, collaborating on design and marketing, and as a licensor of the property."

 

I Really Hope You Mean SWTOR As Your Subject.
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4/04/13 5:05:23 PM#77
Originally posted by tiefighter25

I'm just going to put this here and stop posting on the subject.

"EA and Lucasfilm Ltd, announced today an updated global publishing agreement for the highly anticipated massively multiplayer online videogame Star Wars: The Old Republic. With this new agreement, certain publishing, marketing and distribution responsibilities previously designated to LucasArts will shift to EA, so that all publishing, marketing and distribution responsibilities can be centralized for efficiency. Lucasfilm will continue serving as a key partner, collaborating on design and marketing, and as a licensor of the property."

When it was announced? Highly anticipated wording... it was before SWTOR launched I guess...


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  superniceguy

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NGE, LOTRO, STO, KOTOR, Lego Star Wars > NGE 2 (SWTOR). SWG>ALL. Above hopefully subject to change.

4/04/13 5:47:07 PM#78
Originally posted by Gaborik
Originally posted by Karteli
Originally posted by Gaborik
Originally posted by tiefighter25
Originally posted by Gaborik
Originally posted by tiefighter25

The relevance of Disney shuttering LA and its 2 projects in relation to SWTOR is that Disney is obviously aggresively rebranding the Star Wars franchise it has purchased. (SW 1313 had a lot of money already poured into it, and it is not known if anyone will pick up its development.)

Whether or not this directly affects SWTOR remains to be seen. Regardless of licesnse status, a curious question is that LA did have several people whose responsibilty was to approve or dissaprove new SWTOR content as to whether or not it was acceptable in the SW EU canon. We don't know if those people still have jobs and what if any impact that has on new SWTOR content. (Will it be delayed, do they have more wiggle room at Bioware in regard to canon?)

When the SWTOR title screen comes up, LA is one of the 3 names.  Since SWTOR launched there have been big changes at Bioware, EA, and now LA. It doesn't seem off topic ,to me, to wonder how this will affect SWTOR when so many big rocks are being thrown in the pond. How  those ripples will possibly affect SWTOR seems relevant to discussion.

I am sorry this long winded stretch of an explanation as to why this article has anything to do with SWTOR is weak at best.  Its just an attempt by you to continue your 2 yr bash fest of a video game.  The more conspiracies the better for some folks i guess.  

 

 

How I've been bashing on a a game for 2 years, but have been a memeber for less then a year, I'm not sure.

If you bothered to read my long winded explanation, you would have noticed I pointed out that this change at LA might make life easier for Bioware.

There have been major changes at LA, which may affect SWTOR; it's a pretty hot topic on the SWTOR official forums as well.

Besides telling the OP what he can't make a thread about, or telling the moderators how to do their jobs, or telling me how or what I can comment on, do you have anything to add to the discussion?

 

1YR Or 2 Yrs Both Are Pretty Sad When It ComesTo Bashing A Video Game. As For Calling Out The Op For Putting This Under SWTOR. Once aAgain This Article Had Nothing To Do With Swtor. To Purposely Put It In Swtor And Not General Gaming IsPurposely Misleading. I Guess I Am Confused How Hard That Is To Understand. If This WaS In General Gaming There Would Be No Issue. You Also Said This Could Affect Content Being Delayed? That Is A Joke, This Will Not Affect Swtor At All.

Source? =P

 

Its An Educated Guess. Since The Only Involvement LA Had In Swtor Was Selling The Naming Rights Of Star Wars TO Bioware (Which Usually Is A Term Contract Of 7-10 Yrs) . I Guess I Should Have Said This Will Have No Affect Until Their Licensing Deal Expires. But You Two Dont Think The Game Will Last Another Year Or Two Anyways.

Considering Smed said that LA called the shots with SWG, then it would stand to reason that EA/BW would have little control over SWTOR as well.

It was something that SOE could say "yes" to a couple of months after it had to say "no" to pleading Star Wars Galaxies fans. So why did EQMac get saved while SWG was not? It came down to licensing, and with LucasArts calling the shots with SWG, SOE didn't have the flexibility that it did with EQMac. SOE's reticent to shut anything down, Smedley said, although sometimes the higher-ups have to make the call to do so.

LA were involved with SWG quite a lot up until NGE, but then after NGE they just let SOE get on with it, like they did with SWTOR from the start, as tiefighter just pointed out.

SWGs licence was up for renewal in 2012, but got shut down early in 2011. Lucasarts had the power to do that and was out of SOEs control. The same will be for EA/BW with SWTOR, and they have already poured tonnes of money into it that they are not willing to pour any more, unless some miracle happens and 20 million of people start subbing and paying $15 and buying everything in the Cartel Market on a daily basis

Disney are now the licensors, and they are seriously restructuring the SW brand quite aggressively. They have said they are not interested in the expanded universe which would include SWTOR, but are mainly focussing on SW after episode 6. If SWG was still active then that would be less at risk as they could just expand the game with episodes 7-9 but they can not expand SWTOR with that as it would be stupid.

  Hazelle

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4/05/13 1:58:09 PM#79
Originally posted by superniceguy
Originally posted by Gaborik
Originally posted by Karteli
Originally posted by Gaborik
Originally posted by tiefighter25
Originally posted by Gaborik
Originally posted by tiefighter25

The relevance of Disney shuttering LA and its 2 projects in relation to SWTOR is that Disney is obviously aggresively rebranding the Star Wars franchise it has purchased. (SW 1313 had a lot of money already poured into it, and it is not known if anyone will pick up its development.)

Whether or not this directly affects SWTOR remains to be seen. Regardless of licesnse status, a curious question is that LA did have several people whose responsibilty was to approve or dissaprove new SWTOR content as to whether or not it was acceptable in the SW EU canon. We don't know if those people still have jobs and what if any impact that has on new SWTOR content. (Will it be delayed, do they have more wiggle room at Bioware in regard to canon?)

When the SWTOR title screen comes up, LA is one of the 3 names.  Since SWTOR launched there have been big changes at Bioware, EA, and now LA. It doesn't seem off topic ,to me, to wonder how this will affect SWTOR when so many big rocks are being thrown in the pond. How  those ripples will possibly affect SWTOR seems relevant to discussion.

I am sorry this long winded stretch of an explanation as to why this article has anything to do with SWTOR is weak at best.  Its just an attempt by you to continue your 2 yr bash fest of a video game.  The more conspiracies the better for some folks i guess.  

 

 

How I've been bashing on a a game for 2 years, but have been a memeber for less then a year, I'm not sure.

If you bothered to read my long winded explanation, you would have noticed I pointed out that this change at LA might make life easier for Bioware.

There have been major changes at LA, which may affect SWTOR; it's a pretty hot topic on the SWTOR official forums as well.

Besides telling the OP what he can't make a thread about, or telling the moderators how to do their jobs, or telling me how or what I can comment on, do you have anything to add to the discussion?

 

1YR Or 2 Yrs Both Are Pretty Sad When It ComesTo Bashing A Video Game. As For Calling Out The Op For Putting This Under SWTOR. Once aAgain This Article Had Nothing To Do With Swtor. To Purposely Put It In Swtor And Not General Gaming IsPurposely Misleading. I Guess I Am Confused How Hard That Is To Understand. If This WaS In General Gaming There Would Be No Issue. You Also Said This Could Affect Content Being Delayed? That Is A Joke, This Will Not Affect Swtor At All.

Source? =P

 

Its An Educated Guess. Since The Only Involvement LA Had In Swtor Was Selling The Naming Rights Of Star Wars TO Bioware (Which Usually Is A Term Contract Of 7-10 Yrs) . I Guess I Should Have Said This Will Have No Affect Until Their Licensing Deal Expires. But You Two Dont Think The Game Will Last Another Year Or Two Anyways.

Considering Smed said that LA called the shots with SWG, then it would stand to reason that EA/BW would have little control over SWTOR as well.

It was something that SOE could say "yes" to a couple of months after it had to say "no" to pleading Star Wars Galaxies fans. So why did EQMac get saved while SWG was not? It came down to licensing, and with LucasArts calling the shots with SWG, SOE didn't have the flexibility that it did with EQMac. SOE's reticent to shut anything down, Smedley said, although sometimes the higher-ups have to make the call to do so.

LA were involved with SWG quite a lot up until NGE, but then after NGE they just let SOE get on with it, like they did with SWTOR from the start, as tiefighter just pointed out.

SWGs licence was up for renewal in 2012, but got shut down early in 2011. Lucasarts had the power to do that and was out of SOEs control. The same will be for EA/BW with SWTOR, and they have already poured tonnes of money into it that they are not willing to pour any more, unless some miracle happens and 20 million of people start subbing and paying $15 and buying everything in the Cartel Market on a daily basis

Disney are now the licensors, and they are seriously restructuring the SW brand quite aggressively. They have said they are not interested in the expanded universe which would include SWTOR, but are mainly focussing on SW after episode 6. If SWG was still active then that would be less at risk as they could just expand the game with episodes 7-9 but they can not expand SWTOR with that as it would be stupid.

LA called the shots with regards to licencing which probably involved story approval.

Releasing the game without JTLS and then selling it to us as an expansion was SOE.

The combat rebalance was SOE.

The combat upgrade instead of the rebalance was SOE.

The NGE was SOE.

The release of Trials of Obi-wan just prior to the NGE release was SOE.

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4/05/13 2:25:05 PM#80
Originally posted by Hazelle
Originally posted by superniceguy

Considering Smed said that LA called the shots with SWG, then it would stand to reason that EA/BW would have little control over SWTOR as well.

It was something that SOE could say "yes" to a couple of months after it had to say "no" to pleading Star Wars Galaxies fans. So why did EQMac get saved while SWG was not? It came down to licensing, and with LucasArts calling the shots with SWG, SOE didn't have the flexibility that it did with EQMac. SOE's reticent to shut anything down, Smedley said, although sometimes the higher-ups have to make the call to do so.

LA were involved with SWG quite a lot up until NGE, but then after NGE they just let SOE get on with it, like they did with SWTOR from the start, as tiefighter just pointed out.

SWGs licence was up for renewal in 2012, but got shut down early in 2011. Lucasarts had the power to do that and was out of SOEs control. The same will be for EA/BW with SWTOR, and they have already poured tonnes of money into it that they are not willing to pour any more, unless some miracle happens and 20 million of people start subbing and paying $15 and buying everything in the Cartel Market on a daily basis

Disney are now the licensors, and they are seriously restructuring the SW brand quite aggressively. They have said they are not interested in the expanded universe which would include SWTOR, but are mainly focussing on SW after episode 6. If SWG was still active then that would be less at risk as they could just expand the game with episodes 7-9 but they can not expand SWTOR with that as it would be stupid.

LA called the shots with regards to licencing which probably involved story approval.

Releasing the game without JTLS and then selling it to us as an expansion was SOE.

The combat rebalance was SOE.

The combat upgrade instead of the rebalance was SOE.

The NGE was SOE.

The release of Trials of Obi-wan just prior to the NGE release was SOE.

Exactly.The revisionists can say what they want,but Smedley himself said that it was a mutual decision between SOE and LA to end Galaxies.  

 The decision to shut down SWG is first and foremost a business decision mutually agreed upon between SOE and LucasArts. LucasArts has a new game coming out, and the contract would be running out in 2012 anyway, so we feel like it's the right time for the game to end.

 

On the NGE..

There's really nothing we can do about it. We've taken some hard-knocks for SWG in years past with theNGE. We've apologized for it. It was a mistake, and not one we're going to make as a company ever again.

 

He said "we as a company made a mistake." Meaning "we were all for it." 

So enough with the bull from the SOE apologists. 

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