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Do lots of players actually do space missions?

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Do lots of players actually do space missions?
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Pcolapat's Avatar

08.21.2012 , 10:44 AM | #1
In a recent interview, Jeff Hickman said that there is an entire bioware team working on Hard Mode space missions. I don't know about everyone else, but I rarely ever do space missions. I might spend less than 1% of my time doing them, if that. Does bioware have data that shows players spending a lot of time doing the space missions? Does bioware think that by making them harder that it will get more people to play them on a regular basis? What is the justification for expanding this part of the game verses some other part of the game? Could development time and money be better spent on something else? I am not trying to troll here, and I think these are legitimate questions.

What do you think?
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Leggomy's Avatar

08.21.2012 , 10:46 AM | #2
I dont because they are simply way too hard at lvl 50. I have all the best stuff (purples) for my ship and still get wiped out on them. I used to when I was lower level but the end game space missions are simply way too hard for too little gain.

Gerandar's Avatar

08.21.2012 , 10:46 AM | #3
until they take it off the rails, nope I won't touch it, if I wanted to play star fox I can just go play star fox.

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08.21.2012 , 10:48 AM | #4
A lot of us do missions daily. It is a decent source of experience and income.

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08.21.2012 , 10:53 AM | #5
I played them 1st when i started the game.. But now i just don't touch it at all. BORING and no surprises. Get rid of the rails and add an OPEN space environment then i shall add more time to it.

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08.21.2012 , 10:54 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Leggomy View Post
I dont because they are simply way too hard at lvl 50. I have all the best stuff (purples) for my ship and still get wiped out on them. I used to when I was lower level but the end game space missions are simply way too hard for too little gain.
Then you're doing something wrong. With all purple 50 items for your ship, even the very last/highest Spacemission is a walk in the park.
Ever touched wasd during the flight? Do you have all the upgrades you have to buy with fleet commendations?

2Topic: I do spacemissions, and I know most of my friends and guild-mates do, too. For leveling as well as on 50. For the money, the commendations, and most importantly the fun.
It wouldn't be Star Wars without Spacemissions, and it's a welcome change from all the questing and usual fightin you have in every MMO.

I can't wait for the new space missions to come out *pew pew*
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08.21.2012 , 10:54 AM | #7
Finally found a sweet spot in my tactics last month, so yeah, I do them, I'm saving up for the imperial pilot social gear, it looks awesome
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08.21.2012 , 10:55 AM | #8
They are actually fun. I do think they got the cinematic feel, in SWG you would often be floating around for 10 minutes. I like these.
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Dilv's Avatar

08.21.2012 , 10:58 AM | #9
I do them quite a bit on my characters. Good source of money and experience while leveling. Relaxing short mini game to warm up with after 50 (while still a decent source of money and fleet tokens/daily commendations).

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08.21.2012 , 10:59 AM | #10
I have actually been doing the space missions as of late. In two days time you can net enough to buy lvl 8 crafting material boxes and since the xfer and my old guild disbanding, this is a way for me to farm the mats without going into a raid. Since I mainly PvP now, I am able to farm these and get the mats for Armorings and things that are more PvE related.

My ship is in all purples without any of the fleet upgrades like EMP and things like that, I simply want the lvl 8 crafting mats, and I have no issues with any of the space quests, it takes about an hour and a little more to run through them all for the daily comms. After 2 days, 1 hour or so a day, I can have some very nice mats that I can sell on the GTN or use to get gear I'm not working towards by being in a raiding guild. I do not think they should spend much more time on these unless they are making them more diverse. There replay value becomes unenjoyable after awhile but that is the same with all aspects of end game once you've done it a few dozen times, right? Every once in a while they can be refreshing change but the state of them now is that there are only a handful of space missions with just a level increase to split them apart versus any diversity which takes away from some of my overall potential interest in them as enjoyable.

TBH, I don't think we need more but rather improvement to the concept of space missions. As many have stated, you are on rails and once you know the path, it's merely a brain dead activity with epic music
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