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Pistols-GS
03.05.2013 , 12:53 PM | #151
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I can say that they are most definitely still working on Ranked Warzones.
Great news, and once again thank you for the dialogue.
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03.05.2013 , 01:38 PM | #152
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Hey Pistols-GS,

I talked to some of our PvP Devs. Unfortunately, we are still deep in the development process and we don't want to release any details till things are more "final." As soon as we have any updates, we will be sure to post them. Sorry I couldn't give you any concrete details, but keep checking back!
Deep in development? It's been almost a year since you released the start of this.

See, this is yet one more example of how BW rushes out their content unfinished, untested and without any forethought beyond what new flashy worthless crap they can throw into their cash shop.

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03.05.2013 , 02:22 PM | #153
I want to see the devs do the harlem shake..........
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TrillOG-
03.05.2013 , 03:23 PM | #154
Wow, I have never seen so many people who either can't read or are in denial. If they were to give you preferred and f2p players all the benefits of subscribers then tell me, what would be the point of subbing? The same questions are being asked over, and over again. Plus it drives me nuts that people just don't get it that 2.0 and the expansion are the same thing, stop saying "Well what else do we get? Thats it? Wow." There is actually quite of bit of content coming, and you all should just be happy that it is, what if there were no expansion? Well my assumption is people would be whining about lack of new content. Since there is it's well why isn't this or that and this in there? People will never be satisfied, ever. Please, instead of flooding every post that has a dev response in it with the same questions that have been answered many times, look up your question before spamming it. Over 80% of the questions I'm seeing have been answered already, mutliple times. I'm just happy to have all this new content coming, and more to come. Learn to appreciate what you have. instead of always trying to get more and more.

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03.05.2013 , 04:28 PM | #155 Click here to go to the next staff post in this thread. Next  
Quote: Originally Posted by RamathRS View Post
Deep in development? It's been almost a year since you released the start of this.

See, this is yet one more example of how BW rushes out their content unfinished, untested and without any forethought beyond what new flashy worthless crap they can throw into their cash shop.
Specifically speaking on the topic of Ranked Warzones, we sort of agree here. We came out swinging a bit early on Ranked Warzones. Our intent was to release Season One shortly thereafter Preseason began. When our development made the shift to Free-to-Play, our priorities shifted as well which included the delay of Ranked Warzones.

This is why we are being cautious about releasing information on Ranked Warzones until things are a bit more locked down. We don't want to burn you guys a second time until our information is more concrete! Especially knowing that Ranked Warzones is a sensitive topic.

I can reassure you that we are in development on Ranked Warzones and as soon as we have information to share, you will have it!

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03.05.2013 , 04:57 PM | #156
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
Specifically speaking on the topic of Ranked Warzones, we sort of agree here. We came out swinging a bit early on Ranked Warzones. Our intent was to release Season One shortly thereafter Preseason began. When our development made the shift to Free-to-Play, our priorities shifted as well which included the delay of Ranked Warzones.

This is why we are being cautious about releasing information on Ranked Warzones until things are a bit more locked down. We don't want to burn you guys a second time until our information is more concrete! Especially knowing that Ranked Warzones is a sensitive topic.

I can reassure you that we are in development on Ranked Warzones and as soon as we have information to share, you will have it!

-eric
PvP is what gives this game longuivity for me. I would hate to see it neglected. SoloQ for ranked play is something I would really love to see implemented, also to make the grind for gear alot less tiredsome. Getting a group of 8 on together regularly is very hard for some people and they are discouraged by the fact that the current pool of players for ranked is such that only the good teams regularly q up anymore, making the casual have less of a chance to even compete.

I truly hope you're introducing cross server q's in order to mitigate some of the community segragation caused by only people that purchase RoTHC being able to q up for rankeds. F2P gave a good boost to the community PvP wise and I would hate to see the pool of players diminishing (read: less q pops) when I hit 55.

This is a real concern for me: Is dividing up the playerbase going to mean alot less ranked/regular q pops @ 55? Is BW taking PvP and season 1 seriously? You have already delayed season 1 so much I fear we still have a long way to go before it gets some love.

Saying it is "in development" right now isn't really something to go by because you (not you specifically of course, but a dev mentioned it in an interview) said the same thing in an article months ago and we haven't even seen the slightest hint of when we can expect the PvP additions to come. If you still have nothing solid to go by which you can communicate to us this tells me that it is still in the early stages of development.

I'm not talking specifics, I would like to know the overall features we can expect in season 1 and a rough timeframe on when we will see those delivered.

Please don't leave the PvP community in the dark on this. I urge you to be more transparant about your development process so we can help steer features and content. This not only benefits us as players but you as a company, cause a happy customers is a paying customer.

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Pistols-GS
03.05.2013 , 04:58 PM | #157
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
Specifically speaking on the topic of Ranked Warzones, we sort of agree here. We came out swinging a bit early on Ranked Warzones. Our intent was to release Season One shortly thereafter Preseason began. When our development made the shift to Free-to-Play, our priorities shifted as well which included the delay of Ranked Warzones.

This is why we are being cautious about releasing information on Ranked Warzones until things are a bit more locked down. We don't want to burn you guys a second time until our information is more concrete! Especially knowing that Ranked Warzones is a sensitive topic.

I can reassure you that we are in development on Ranked Warzones and as soon as we have information to share, you will have it!

-eric
While I appreciate that information Eric, remember that Pre-Season came months after it was initally intended too, ala 1.2 fiasco. Granted, we'd rather have a finished product as opposed to buggy stuff, so I'm ok with that being delayed as it was. I do get the shifting of the business model, as it changed dramatically. While a lot of Ranked players would love a full blown update, please pass it on that a ladder based sytem, that would appropriately match teams based on team rating, is sorely needed. We already lost Ilum as a PvP hub (due to incentive being removed), and the Ranked situation isn't much better. We did get 2 new WZ's since release, which is great btw, but I think Rankeds only need 3 major developmental plugs.

1. Ladder System

2. The ability to re-join a Ranked match upon disconnect (can't stress that enough).

3. Pipe dream, which would be cross-server.

Thanks you two for commenting on Rankeds, it's been the most we've heard since June of 2012.
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03.05.2013 , 05:40 PM | #158
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Well here's a real test for the BW CM team. Can we get some actual feedback on this thread?

http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=534412

What is BW/EA thinking of doing?What are your options? We are tired of our own guesstimating.... Some actual feedback would be good.

No more "we have definitely not forgot about the APAC server concerns that all of you have. We are still very actively looking at all possible solutions and I will make sure that you are updated as soon as I have more information!" posts either.

We've had 5 of them already. 6 months too long guys.

Enjoy the challenge of issuing some actual info.
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03.05.2013 , 05:41 PM | #159
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
Specifically speaking on the topic of Ranked Warzones, we sort of agree here. We came out swinging a bit early on Ranked Warzones. Our intent was to release Season One shortly thereafter Preseason began. When our development made the shift to Free-to-Play, our priorities shifted as well which included the delay of Ranked Warzones.

This is why we are being cautious about releasing information on Ranked Warzones until things are a bit more locked down. We don't want to burn you guys a second time until our information is more concrete! Especially knowing that Ranked Warzones is a sensitive topic.

I can reassure you that we are in development on Ranked Warzones and as soon as we have information to share, you will have it!

-eric
Well thats great and all, that you're still working on ranked -But you need to push out more pvp content overall, not just ranked.

Whats the status on Ilum? Last thing i heard from you was "back to the drawing board"?
-How about the incentive you talked about for general Open World PvP?

Adding 2 Warzones in 14 months and removing Ilum counts as 1 addition in my eyes - and sure we have pre-season too, but thats still the same Warzones. So Ok, dont give us any details about Ranked, fine - but when can we expect to see more and new pvp content added?

Because surely ranked warzones isn't the only thing we will see the next 6 months, right?
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03.05.2013 , 05:44 PM | #160
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Hey everyone!
I know at times you will have seen our names in different spots on the forums,
No, not really. Lots of repeated CS promises about renewed commitment to engaging with the community, and then y'all just disappear when tough questions are asked, especially about bugs that are never fixed (like server disconnects and latency).

So what happened to Joveth anyway?