Darthater had some great coverage for the PAXEast 🙂
For those who don’t have time to listen to the original audio on Darthhater, I typed up the rough transcript of the Q& A panel: http://dulfy.net/2012/04/07/paxeast-2012-swtor-q-a-panel/ (hope you guys don’t mind )
It’s a pretty decent transcript and as always, we appreciate the time and effort Dulfy puts into helping
Some of the highlights From Reddit:
Q: Why are the smuggler missions not very smugglerly? I don’t get to transport stolen goods from one end of the galaxy to another. You don’t get to do anything that actually counts as a smuggler. All the quests are basically what can I do for you? What can I do for you? etc.. In other words: smugglers right now don’t get to smuggle in SWTOR. Is there a smuggling mini-gaming coming up?
A: That is something we have being discussion, I can’t give you a timeline. We have a design for it but it is definitely not coming out in the next couple updates. It is something that is a big part of that class and you can expect something in the future.
Q: Which planet in SWTOR you guys most enjoyed designing and why?
A: If you talk to the writers and world designers it would be Voss because Voss it’s the only world that is brand new in SWTOR and has not appeared in any other Star Wars series before. The designers got a lot of creative freedom with it and that is why they like it.
Q: Can you ride animals? Tauntauns? Nexu?
A: That was our original plan but we ended up going with vehicle mounts. However now we are looking into adding more animal mounts into the game. You will see it eventually.
Q: What about flying mounts?
A: Free-form flying? That is the dream but you won’t be seeing it this year!
So what do you think of the info coming out of PAX East?
Darth Hater coverage:
http://darthhater.com/articles/swtor-news/20060-pax-east-2012-3pm-q-a Q&A with Cory Butler, James Ohlen, Cameron Winston, audio and highlights
http://darthhater.com/articles/swtor-news/20062-pax-east-2012-mmorpg-com-panel-with-james-ohlen MMORPG.com panel with Curt Schilling (38 Studios), Rob Hill (Trion Worlds), James Ohlen (BioWare Austin), John Peters (Arena Net), Brian Knox (Enmass) Craig Morrison (FunCom) and Matt Higby (SOE), audio and highlights