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PvP Related Items from the Q&A

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CharterMonkKent
11.29.2012 , 04:02 PM | #1
Q. What plans for Ilum or reboot world PvP? We have lots of interesting plans for PvP, we havn’t forgotten about PvP.
A. There is a thing we can’t really talk about that is coming up February – March. We will revisit Ilum but it is not going to be a full reboot. We are going to shake up Ilum a little bit, and it is going to be more than just PvP.

Q. Ever escalating gear spiral, any plans for horizontal progress?
A. For us we want to keep the gap between entry players and top tier players under control. That is important for both PvP and PvE (i.e. raid guild recruiting). We will be doing a redesign somewhere between gear spiral and horizontal flat progression.

Q. Any plans for separate warzones for non elite WH players
A. we are adjusting the queuing system to better pair elite WH players with elite WH players. That is coming up in the future and no ETA. We want most of the differentiation from player skills and not from gear.

Copy & Pasted directly from Dulfy's post of rough notes found here: http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=564137
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Kurvv
11.29.2012 , 04:09 PM | #2
Quote: Originally Posted by CharterMonkKent View Post
Q. What plans for Ilum or reboot world PvP? We have lots of interesting plans for PvP, we havn’t forgotten about PvP.
A. There is a thing we can’t really talk about that is coming up February – March. We will revisit Ilum but it is not going to be a full reboot. We are going to shake up Ilum a little bit, and it is going to be more than just PvP.
"More than just pvp" in conjunction with "not a full reboot" sounds like Ilum not sucking for 2 weeks because of an event, then going right back to being an empty wasteland.
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11.29.2012 , 04:27 PM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by Kurvv View Post
"More than just pvp" in conjunction with "not a full reboot" sounds like Ilum not sucking for 2 weeks because of an event, then going right back to being an empty wasteland.
Yeah, something about how he phrased it bothers me too. PvP is what it is I guess.
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CharterMonkKent
11.29.2012 , 04:31 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by Kurvv View Post
"More than just pvp" in conjunction with "not a full reboot" sounds like Ilum not sucking for 2 weeks because of an event, then going right back to being an empty wasteland.
My hope is high credit rewards for PvP. Something mission based. Not just a big arena.
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DarthOvertone
11.29.2012 , 05:36 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by CharterMonkKent View Post
Q. What plans for Ilum or reboot world PvP? We have lots of interesting plans for PvP, we havn’t forgotten about PvP.
A. There is a thing we can’t really talk about that is coming up February – March. We will revisit Ilum but it is not going to be a full reboot. We are going to shake up Ilum a little bit, and it is going to be more than just PvP.
This is consistent with Gabe Amantalego's(sp?) estimate for the Ilum reboot. Sounds fun. Looking forward to Ilum Strikes Back.

Quote: Originally Posted by CharterMonkKent View Post
Q. Any plans for separate warzones for non elite WH players
A. we are adjusting the queuing system to better pair elite WH players with elite WH players. That is coming up in the future and no ETA. We want most of the differentiation from player skills and not from gear.
Sounds like a Matchmaking System...
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Sowwy
11.29.2012 , 05:46 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by DarthOvertone View Post
This is consistent with Gabe Amantalego's(sp?) estimate for the Ilum reboot. Sounds fun. Looking forward to Ilum Strikes Back.



Sounds like a Matchmaking System...
This might be enough to get me to resub. I still want to log in for some swtor, but I simply can't tolerate terrible players anymore. RWZ were meant to be a fix, but current balance has so badly narrowed the viable class list, it requires concessions I'm not willing to make. Regular warzones give enough space to experiment with specs, relaxes the skill requirement that I can group with people I like, but wouldnt want in a RWZ.

Unfortunately, the current wave players are impressively awful at pvp. And they killed it for me more than anything else.

Here's to hoping

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fungihoujo
11.29.2012 , 06:15 PM | #7
Matchmaking system? That might be good.

World pvp coming back? In any form this would be absolutely awesome- I'm wary since they've promised a lot of things that have been pushed back again and again and still don't look any closer... but if we see world pvp again in Feb/March that alone would be great for pvp.

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Hairyzac
11.29.2012 , 07:54 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Sowwy View Post
This might be enough to get me to resub. I still want to log in for some swtor, but I simply can't tolerate terrible players anymore. RWZ were meant to be a fix, but current balance has so badly narrowed the viable class list, it requires concessions I'm not willing to make. Regular warzones give enough space to experiment with specs, relaxes the skill requirement that I can group with people I like, but wouldnt want in a RWZ.

Unfortunately, the current wave players are impressively awful at pvp. And they killed it for me more than anything else.

Here's to hoping
The matchmaking system certainly won't be able to tell who is a terrible player or not. Just who is wearing certain gear which anyone can obtain, terrible or not.

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heechJunzi
11.29.2012 , 08:39 PM | #9
I've argued for a long time even a basic matchmaking system would be hugely beneficial. It's just no fun going from blow out to blow out, on either side.

Please, Bioware, take note of one thing: don't let people play games with gear. Don't let them queue with one set and play with another after entering the wz. Maybe the system should just track the highest gear level EVER worn by a toon for match making purposes, which would make the entire coding process much simpler as well.
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Sowwy
11.29.2012 , 08:46 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by Hairyzac View Post
The matchmaking system certainly won't be able to tell who is a terrible player or not. Just who is wearing certain gear which anyone can obtain, terrible or not.
You're right about that. But folks in pve gear, who are dipping their toes in pvp, or hit the queue button by mistake will be excluded. That's something, at least. For clarification, I don't care if people in a regular warzone are pros or not. Just so long as they try, which is more than most of the pugs lately.