Allison Berryman just posted on Star Wars The Old Republic Official Forums that there will be changes coming to the forums and they prepare for launch. Could it mean website features such as an armoury or guild management? Or even cookies? Read on to find out.
Ok I want General Discussion to tank the boss, Survey Polls and Community Creations will dps hard until we hit 40%, then Guild Hall will take aggro and wait… For Newcomers what are you doing? Get out of the fire!!!!
Well the forums will be on Saturday 10th December. Allison Berryman just explains that the forums will be unavailable as they make preparations for launch, and she promises some exciting changes.
The post tells us that the new forum will give everyone a place to discuss every part of the game, from Crew Skills to PvP.
Along with new forums comes a Community Blog which will announce important events, updates and to post articles of interest too yourself.
Additionally come Early Access those who have entered their pre-order key will only be able to post on the forums and come launch those who have an active account may only post. With any luck that should cull down a few trolls.
Below is the full post written by Allison Berryman. Enjoy – LINK
This Saturday, Dec. 10th, the Forums will become unavailable as we make preparations for launch. When they become available again, you’ll notice many exciting changes!
First of all, we’ll have many new forums available where you can discuss all aspects of the game, from Crew Skills to PvP. The Guild Hall forums will be expanded significantly and will include new “Looking for Guild” forums, class forums will contain sub-forums for each Advanced Class, and we’ll introduce a new Story and Lore forum for discussion of the game’s setting and story. To encourage constructive community building, you’ll also notice a “New Player Help” forum and a Community section that includes areas for regional check-ins and meetups, all kinds of fan creations and role-playing, and forums for server event organization. These are just some of the new forums we’ll be introducing. We’re looking forward to all the great discussion!
Another new feature we’re implementing is our Community blog, which will appear at the top of www.SWTOR.com/community. We’ll use this blog for important community announcements, updates, and to post articles of interest to our community members, so make sure to check it out frequently!
The launch Forums will be a fresh start: all threads, posts, and private messages will be removed and warnings and infractions on your account will be deleted. If you have any special posts or private messages that you would like to save, please do so now! When Early Game Access begins, only those who have redeemed their Pre-Order Code will be able to post on the forums, though everyone will be able to view them. Then, when the game officially launches, only those who have active game time will be permitted to post.
As we move forward, we will continue to improve our community forums. You can expect to see new features that make it easier to find developer posts and several updates to our skin to make everyday use of the forums easier for everyone.
We’re very excited about the changes that are coming, and we can’t wait to work with you to make the Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ community a great experience for everyone!