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Thank you Alex for your blog post.
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Going
08.14.2013 , 09:36 AM | #1
It was nice of you to keep us updated. And it was super nice of you to write this up for us.
I appreciate the work you and your team put in into this game. With that being said I am sooooo excited for these arenas as I'm sure alot of other are to. There really isn't much to complain about actually there is nothing to complain il about, unless your hand fed with a silver spoon and can't be satisfied with anything unless its how you want it 100%

Thank you Alex.. Thank you bioware.
One question though because I know lots are going to want to know..
Will there be seperate ques for 8s and 4s warzones and arenas?
I imagine so but i just would like to know?

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AlexModny
08.14.2013 , 10:04 AM | #2 This is the last staff post in this thread.  
Quote: Originally Posted by Going View Post
It was nice of you to keep us updated. And it was super nice of you to write this up for us.
I appreciate the work you and your team put in into this game. With that being said I am sooooo excited for these arenas as I'm sure alot of other are to. There really isn't much to complain about actually there is nothing to complain il about, unless your hand fed with a silver spoon and can't be satisfied with anything unless its how you want it 100%

Thank you Alex.. Thank you bioware.
One question though because I know lots are going to want to know..
Will there be seperate ques for 8s and 4s warzones and arenas?
I imagine so but i just would like to know?
You're welcome! Glad to write it up!

There is a Warzones queue that contains the Warzones currently in the game AND the Arenas. And there is a Ranked Warzone Arenas queue that is just Arenas. Hope that clears things up!
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08.14.2013 , 10:08 AM | #3
My jaw dropped reading the update. This is the most substantial and relevant (to me) game update there has been since the introduction of group finder, and I for one am very excited about it! Good stuff!!

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PerinnAybara
08.14.2013 , 10:20 AM | #4
If you're going to get rid of ranked warzones, why not make an option to que for 8 v 8's and choose your oponents with no coms or rewards. That way people can still do 8 v 8 warzones and not have to deal with pugs in 8 v 8's.

MIght prevent all the pvp guilds from breaking up.

Or of course, you can just screw us over yet again.
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08.14.2013 , 10:27 AM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by AlexModny View Post
There is a Warzones queue that contains the Warzones currently in the game AND the Arenas. And there is a Ranked Warzone Arenas queue that is just Arenas. Hope that clears things up!
I completely disagree with this design. We're solo queuing for one type of match where we might get destroyed by premades, or another fully pug group of a different type. I'd really like to know why you think this is wise.
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08.14.2013 , 10:28 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by PerinnAybara View Post
If you're going to get rid of ranked warzones, why not make an option to que for 8 v 8's and choose your oponents with no coms or rewards. That way people can still do 8 v 8 warzones and not have to deal with pugs in 8 v 8's.

MIght prevent all the pvp guilds from breaking up.

Or of course, you can just screw us over yet again.
I love how you build an 8 team and work hard for it over a year to get it destroyed in one patch. How is that srewing us!? Naaaah.

And to the one who started this thread. I don't get what you mean by 8s and 4s warzones. You do know that they're killing the 8v8 right? The 4 man is called arena and the 8 groups are wzs.
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08.14.2013 , 10:29 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by idnewton View Post
I completely disagree with this design. We're solo queuing for one type of match where we might get destroyed by premades, or another fully pug group of a different type. I'd really like to know why you think this is wise.
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And please... allow to skip arenas in non RWZ queue!
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08.14.2013 , 10:41 AM | #8
A premade is definitely going to have an advantage with burning down players if all there is to these non-ranked arenas is deathmatch. And since there's no caps to interrupt until people can respawn, it's game over really quick. I know I'm being captain obvious here, but still. :/

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terjeiversen
08.14.2013 , 10:58 AM | #9
All these news were abysmal news to me. When i started playing this game, I avoided PvP because I thought it was all about one gang trying to kill another gang. Luckily I found out that the Warzones, by having various objectives, required complex tactics. And it was those complex tactics that got me hooked and made me a player which today almost exclusively plays PvP.

The news today, however, tells me that PvP is becoming what I initally feared. Just a bunch of morons killing each other. How utterly dull.

It was also extremely disappointing to learn that when I queue for warzones, I'm just as likely to end up in one of these arenas. There should be separate queues for warzones and arenas. As of now, Huttball is the only warzone i quit before it starts, but after 2.4 I fear I'll have to queue, pop, quit and re-queue for a long time before I find one of the warzones that I actually wanna play.

I'm sorry to say it, but this was just hugely disappointing. I obviously haven't tried the arenas yet, but from what you're telling us, you're making the game less intelligent. Sounds to me that where warzones are for clever generals, arenas are for mindless grunts. Sophisticated tactics vs plain bashing. Nothing sounds more boring to me than the objective of the game just being killing your enemy.

Utterly dull.

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08.14.2013 , 11:03 AM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by terjeiversen View Post
I'm sorry to say it, but this was just hugely disappointing. I obviously haven't tried the arenas yet, but from what you're telling us, you're making the game less intelligent. Sounds to me that where warzones are for clever generals, arenas are for mindless grunts. Sophisticated tactics vs plain bashing. Nothing sounds more boring to me than the objective of the game just being killing your enemy.

Utterly dull.
Yet you leave every Huttball you're put into - the only warzone that can effectively played withough fighting at all. :P
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