Quick quotes: BioWare would “do over” experience of launching new MMO

Tuesday, 10th January 2012 10:09 GMT By Johnny Cullen

“I think we would definitely do it over again given the opportunity, or a time machine. I think we can see a lot of things we could have done differently given the benefit of retrospective vision, but I also don’t think we would have changed many decisions. It would more have been a process of refinement and fine tuning to our plans.Certainly testing even more than we did, and doing so earlier would have been a good goal. I also think in retrospect we would have been able to weight some of our technical decisions differently given that we ultimately knew what worked after the fact and what needed a lot of work; there was no way of knowing that in advance, but in retrospect that would have helped quite a bit.” – BioWare’s Greg Zeschuk, speaking to TORWars on the difficulties of launching an MMO such as Star Wars: The Old Republic.

The MMO’s out now.



  1. viralshag

    It was a good launch. Other than a few bugs and graphical issues, the game has pretty much been in full working order. I haven’t experienced much down time when I have wanted to play either and queues have been non-existent on both the servers I spend time on since the first week or so.

    Like I said, it was good launch. Far from the best, far from the worst. If I was to have a dig, I would say the launch was pretty average much like the game itself. :)

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Talkar

    I am playing on one of the servers that came up on day 1 of early access, so as you can imagine it has a lot of people on it. While i have experienced queues, there has been absolutely no unplanned downtime, such as server crashes. There are bugs yes, but they are to be expected, and so were the queues. I’ve not had lag issues, with an average of about 42-43 ms, and about 126 FPS. I would say it has been a very good launch, compared to another huge MMORPG, which had a 3 day maintenance, and queues that practically lasted for days until you could play. ^^

    #2 3 years ago
  3. viralshag

    Talkar, you on Hydian Way of Peragus by any chance? I’m on Peragus and I know some others on VG are on Hydian.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Talkar

    No, i’m on Nightmare Lands ;)

    #4 3 years ago

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