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Author Topic: RP Terminal Announcement  (Read 436 times)

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Offline Zaximus

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RP Terminal Announcement
« on: 09/05/18, 09:58:57 PM »
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If you caught the livestream today there was a comment that they are looking to put in a terminal that would allow you to change your character model in your stronghold to different variations such as a republic trooper or a hutt for role playing purposes. No real details but something that will hit this year.
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Re: RP Terminal Announcement
« Reply #1 on: 09/05/18, 10:28:14 PM »
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They called it a Holo Disguise Terminal. It is not confirmed to launch in Release 5.9.3. If we use the Appearance Editor as a guide, will there be;

  • A Cartel Coin cost?
  • A Credit cost?
  • A Subscription requirement?
  • A Time Limit?
  • A Faction Restriction?
  • Will it allow you to change your weapon appearance regardless of Class?
  • Can you save "disguises" or is it a one-time use - at a cost - every time?
  • Will it be a ridiculous hologram image of the "disguise", instead of a fully-realized character avatar?

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Re: RP Terminal Announcement
« Reply #2 on: 09/05/18, 11:11:33 PM »
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I imagine Bioware will screw this disguise thingy up massively by adding a paywall or something, but I bet there's some other stuff coming with it that they just haven't mentioned yet. So maybe we'll see something else that's actually useful!

Of course, i'm not sure why they'd mention a weird hologram disguise feature in strongholds over something that roleplayers have actually been wanting for ages like being able to go into old story instances. Doesn't exactly inspire confidence. :/

Did they actually say it was for RP purposes or is that just an assumption? Because if it's the former they must be pretty damn desperate lol, now that we're almost the only ones left playing they actually start to acknowledge our existence. Would have been nice if they did that a few years ago.

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Re: RP Terminal Announcement
« Reply #3 on: 09/06/18, 01:15:37 AM »
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If memory serves it was specifically mentioned as an RP feature.

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Re: RP Terminal Announcement
« Reply #4 on: 09/06/18, 05:44:08 AM »
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They called it a Holo Disguise Terminal. It is not confirmed to launch in Release 5.9.3. If we use the Appearance Editor as a guide, will there be;

  • A Cartel Coin cost?
  • A Credit cost?
  • A Subscription requirement?
  • A Time Limit?
  • A Faction Restriction?
  • Will it allow you to change your weapon appearance regardless of Class?
  • Can you save "disguises" or is it a one-time use - at a cost - every time?
  • Will it be a ridiculous hologram image of the "disguise", instead of a fully-realized character avatar?

My guess would be CC cost if you're not a sub, and credit cost if you are. Still might be kinda fun though.

Did they say it would only work when you're in a stronghold?
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Offline Imazi

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Re: RP Terminal Announcement
« Reply #5 on: 09/06/18, 02:39:15 PM »
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That could be a nice feature although I would have liked RP instances of mission maps more.
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Re: RP Terminal Announcement
« Reply #6 on: 09/06/18, 06:36:51 PM »
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That is what I remember, a stronghold item that would only work in the stronghold instance. Still, the fact they mentioned Hutt as one of the potential options makes it feel like there will be some interesting customizations.

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Re: RP Terminal Announcement
« Reply #7 on: 09/07/18, 07:23:51 AM »
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Thanks @Zaximus! There's a pretty good summary in the SWTOR Reddit sub that seems to confirm it's stronghold-only. Which thank God. Because no Hutts slithering around the Fleet.

All I want to know is when can I be a Jawa. Or an Ortolan.
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Re: RP Terminal Announcement
« Reply #8 on: 09/07/18, 08:25:53 PM »
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I would hope for many things like that, many set piece characters to be used for individual stories or sessions.

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Re: RP Terminal Announcement
« Reply #9 on: 09/08/18, 12:04:13 AM »
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Thank you, Zaximus, for bringing this to everyone's attention! It's very rare the devs overtly do anything geared for the RP community, so this is nice to hear. I went ahead and watched the livestream and below is a direct quote on the subject:

"We've got cool new decorations, I believe we're calling them Holo Disguise decorations, or Disguise Terminals. They essentially let you change the overall appearance of your character to look like something completely different. I don't think I can talk about what kinds of things those definitely are, but that can include fairly straight forward stuff like Republic Soldier, Imperial Agent kind of looks, to much more outlandish stuff like making yourself look like a Hutt or astromech droid or those kinds of things. We'll have more specifics on that when that actually comes out, but it's aiming for 5.9.3 I believe. <snip> That would be limited to your stronghold, but intended for RPers to use to broaden their options."

Additionally, there are some changes coming to guild management that I think will be nice for RP guilds too. There's the heraldry of course, but more significantly there's some changes about "guild inspection" where guild leaders can set up info that will be viewable by other people "inspecting" your guild. I'm assuming that would happen by inspecting individual players. They didn't give many details, but it sounds like at minimum it would be a way to tag yourself as part of an RP guild. This might be especially nice for people stumbling across open world RP (and incentivize us to do more of that), because they wouldn't have to interrupt things in order to inspect and get more info. I'm definitely looking forward to that tool.
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