Last week, BioWare published a Community News article detailing some of the quality-of-life changes coming to SWTOR in Game Update 1.4. Quality-of-life details are important in any MMORPG, and SWTOR is no exception– they’re the little things that make us want to make a digital home within a game world, socialize, and just have a good time with our characters. With such a huge IP like Star Wars to work with, the expectations for quality-of-life features are rather high. We want to do more than just kill mobs in SWTOR– we want to live that Star Wars adventure.
Bit by bit, BioWare is slowly adding these important, small quality-of-life features:
On top of the major features that we work on and deliver to the fans, we also try to work in smaller features to improve the overall quality of life for our players. Game update 1.4 has several of these features, and it’s worth calling these out.
The article continues to give information about the different quality-of-life features coming in Game Update 1.4, including a Group Finder end teleport, mistake purchase two-hour “buyback” options for bound items, character moods, and matching companion customization options.
Players, for the most part, are fairly happy to see changes like this coming in Game Update 1.4. Here are a few thoughts from this thread on the official forums, where these changes are currently being discussed:
“I for one am quite pleased with these little changes, it shows that Bioware are looking at the entire picture. It’s good to see that they’re looking at the little things, alongside the bigger issues.”
Sometimes the small things really do make all the difference.
“Polish is a must for any MMO to thrive. Visuals and character customization are just as important as content.
As has already been asked, what about the hood toggle? I’d like to see my Sentinel’s hair for once.”
The hood toggle is definitely one of the features most asked for when it comes to character customization and quality-of-life features. BioWare, unfortunately, needs to work out a few kinks before this feature is added, which was discussed briefly during last week’s Q&A LiveStream.
“It’s a nice start. Good to see quality of life improvements. Can’t wait to see what’s next. Kinda hope on chat bubbles.”
And this is the other quality-of-life feature that’s asked for quite frequently– chat bubbles.
With any luck, BioWare will add these two often-requested features sooner rather than later.