Wednesday, 1 February 2012

BioWare Announces Guild Summit

BioWare just announced The Old Republic Guild Summit:

Today, we are pleased to announce the first ever Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ Guild Summit, being hosted in Austin, TX in March. Over the course of a few days, guild leaders from around the world will gather together to discuss the state of the game with the developers from BioWare Austin. Guild leaders (or a designated officer in the event of a guild leader being unable to attend) will participate in Q&A sessions with developers, roundtable feedback discussions, and will get a preview of some upcoming game features.

The goal of the summit is to facilitate an open discussion between guild leaders and the game design team. This event will provide an opportunity for attendees to voice their feedback directly to the teams responsible for the design of Star Wars: The Old Republic, hear the team’s thoughts and reasons behind design decisions, and discuss the current direction of the game.

The Guild Summit will be hosted from March 4th – 6th, 2012 at the DoubleTree Hotel Austin. Due to space limitations, the event will be invite-only. We've already invited guilds of various backgrounds and sizes to the Summit, from Endgame to Role-playing to PvP guilds, but we've got some space left for additional guild leaders who wish to attend. We ask that interested leaders submit an application, which can be found at this link.* Guild leaders will be evaluated based on the information provided in their application.

While we welcome applications from guild leaders from anywhere in the world, please be advised that the Summit will be conducted entirely in English. Applications will be accepted until 11:59PM CST (GMT -6) on February 10th. If you have any questions regarding the event, send us an email at!

*Must be 21 or older to attend. Guild leaders selected to attend are responsible for all of their travel, food, and lodging expenses.

Sounds good to me. Though I can't help but wonder at their guild selection process. Considering how big TOR is and how many guilds it has they can't possibly invite all of them (obviously) and I'm sure that there are going to be a number of very disappointed guilds. I also fear that this might lead to some elitism as some guilds might consider themselves special for having been invited. But it all depends. In general it's just quite good to see BioWare reaching out to its community like this and trying to get feedback to help improve the game for all of us.

1 comment:

Adam said...

for some reason I don't see a whole lot of people actually going to this. When I was playing World of Warcraft I met up with the guild mate who lived about 80 miles from me. I just happened to be in his neighborhood and we worked it out beforehand or we would meet and grabbed dinner together. He was one of the most socially awkward people I have ever met in my entire life. It was the most awkward moment I've ever had and I really never have a desire to do that again.

also, I really like your blog I'm adding it to my own blogroll!