Bioware to release video guides and weekly blogs for Star Wars: The Old Republic

Saturday, 4th February 2012 16:19 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Bioware has announced plans to release a series video guides and weekly features for Star Wars: The Old Republic players. The videos are designed to help new players get acquainted with the MMO, and the first one, hosted by social media coordinator Eric Musco and posted below, explains how to create a character and how to participate in conversations with NPCs. The weekly features will consist of a blog post rounding the various forum posts by developers over the week, as well as a Q&A session pulling 10 questions from a community thread. Thanks, Massively.



  1. Droid

    If you need a guide explaining how to do these basic things I don’t think there’s much hope for you tbh. It’s already explained ingame with tooltips, etc. Why is a video necessary. =/ They should spend more time bug fixing/testing patches instead.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Talkar

    What you just said makes absolutely no sense. Do you honestly think it is a programmer that is making the videos?

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Droid

    Maybe you need a video guide explaining what I meant. Do you honestly think that they couldnt use the money spent on the people making these useless promo videos, on hiring more devs/programmers, or even just re-tasking them to do some game testing? Seriously?

    #3 3 years ago
  4. GrimRita

    Face it – they havent much else to talk about. New player guides however, are a staple for any MMO when its desperate to attract new players.

    Maybe they will release a video that teaches their dev team how to actually fix bugs instead of just posting about what has been fixed, when due to ‘mis communication’, it wasnt

    “Originally Posted by JovethGonzalez

    After some investigation, it appears that there was some miscommunication between teams and this patch note was not intended to be included in this last patch.”

    2 of my friends who are the last of us still playing are finishing up once their time comes to an end.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Phoenixblight


    They have a marketing team this is exactly what they do. They make videos to promote the game. They were already part of the budget just like most triple A games.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Talkar

    You can’t just hire more programmers. Depending on their system development method, i’m guessing the current amount of hired developers is primed to match work performance. If you hire more you’ll disrupt this, and you also have to spend money getting the new programmers into source code, you don’t just throw a programmer at a game and say “work!”. He’ll spend the good amount of maybe 1-2 months to understand the code without any help, when we’re talking about a game as complex as this one. I know this because I have a degree in computer science, i know how programmers work, and how a company handles workflow for programmers. But i guess you just want the PR department to get paid to sit on their asses, instead of doing something to, oh i don’t know, promote the game.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Kalain

    Blizzard are desperate to keep players by giving those who pay for a full year of WoW, a copy of Diablo 3?

    Trion are desperate to keep their minute playerbase by letting them pay £59 for a full years subscription?

    I think the above 2 are signs of companies who are far more worried than a company putting out marketing videos, don’t you?

    Oh, and Blizzard/Turbine/Cryptic/Trion have never had mistakes in patch note saying something has been fixed but, quite clearly, it hasn’t (Warrior Charge for instance, something in WoW which still isn’t working correctly after 7 Years)

    #7 3 years ago
  8. viralshag

    @7, £60 for a year of Rift?

    That’s a pretty sweet deal.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. GrimRita

    @7 – You expect publishers/developers to attract new/old players back to their game – especially in the case of WoW, which is very old. But here we have a ‘new’ MMO with SWTOR that has/is making the same mistakes as those before it – so they have learned nothing, offering nothing new and already has probably THE worst maintenance schedule(if you could call it that) by any new MMO developer.

    6-8 hour down times so far twice a week because either the game engine is already creaking or they have a team that are totally clueless.

    And £60 for Rift is a bargain. The service alone is fantastic, its just a shame I gave all my gear away so I cant return as I wont have a) clothes b) weapons c) money because I was hoping SWTOR would have at least something decent about it, apart from the ‘log out’ button.

    Im not defending WoW, as its a huge pile of shit but since Blizzard have really shaped this genre they were entitled to make some mistakes because some of the stuff was new back then.

    Anyway, lets see if the marketing offensive works when EA try and sound upbeat about dropping numbers.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Talkar

    Just ignore him, he is trolling in every SWTOR post on this site ;)

    #10 3 years ago

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