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SWTOR Guild Summit announced for March 4-6 in Austin, Texas

Wednesday, 1st February 2012 19:22 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Bioware has announced the first Star Wars: The Old Republic Guild Summit, which will take place in Austin, TX March 4 – 6 at the DoubleTree Hotel Austin. During the event, guild leaders will be able to discuss “the state of the game” with the developers from BioWare Austin. Guild leaders or a designated officer in case the guild leader is unable to attend, will participate in Q&A sessions with developers, roundtable feedback discussions, and will get a preview of some upcoming game features. Bioware said its goal with the event is to “facilitate an open discussion between guild leaders and the game design team.”

Space is limited and will be “invite-only” with some invitations already sent. Interested guild leaders which have not been invited already, can fill out the application here.

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  1. Talkar

    You can say what you want about the game, but Bioware really knows how to connect with the community! More than weekly blog updates and this kind of summits are really awesome!

    #1 3 years ago
  2. GrimRita

    Actually – they havent a clue about community. The blog is just about patches and marketing – there isnt actually ANY community love. There wasnt pre-launch and there isnt post launch, which is a shame.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Talkar

    I use the blog to read about how they do certain things, and why they do them, such as the article about how they determine when a bug is a bug and not an exploit, and when an emergency patch is needed. Sure it is also marketing but some of us find it very enjoyable to have our weekly wall of text from them :P And to us it is a community service. I don’t really know what you mean there isn’t any community love, disregarding the blog, Stephen Reid hits his twitter limit each and every day, and the forum gets responded to every single day. You may not see every post in the dev tracker, actually far from it, since there are a lot of the posts they make that aren’t relevant to the majority of players, and as such it isn’t shown in the dev tracker. But to say there isn’t any community love is a bit of a stretch don’t you think? ;)

    #3 3 years ago
  4. GrimRita

    @3
    Not everyone is a member of the forum, plus outside of the traditional ‘we are now fixing XXXX’, wheres the community spotlights? Profiles on players, in game events, no spotlight on U(ser)G(enerated)C(ontent) – theres more to community than just posting stuff to boost your own twitter account!

    Bioware have a very large community team and all I have seen is them acting as a messaging service for Marketing. Yes, Community is a form of this but they could and should be doing alot more.

    I love when the game is down for yet another botched patch, they close the site down and point you to their twitter account, which, points you BACK to the closed website. True masters!

    #4 3 years ago