Please upgrade your browser for the best possible experience.

Chrome Firefox Internet Explorer
×

Developer Update: Warzone Arenas

STAR WARS: The Old Republic > English > General Discussion
Developer Update: Warzone Arenas
First BioWare Post First BioWare Post

AlexModny's Avatar


AlexModny
08.14.2013 , 04:04 PM | #301 Click here to go to the next staff post in this thread. Next  
Quote: Originally Posted by Maelael View Post
What determines a role spec in full?
The matchmaking system assigns a role based on which tree has the most skill points spent in it.
Alex Modny | Assistant Designer
Follow us on Twitter @SWTOR | Like us on Facebook
[Contact Us] [Rules of Conduct] [F.A.Q.] [Dev Tracker]

WizardsDestiny's Avatar


WizardsDestiny
08.14.2013 , 04:04 PM | #302
Sounds like a great update for PVPers, and it's good to know that PVE and PVP get to take it in turns, as someone who engages in both on different characters and different servers. This update looks like a lot of fun, can't wait to pull groups of four friends who know each other together to try and dominate an arena! Quick question: will current level brackets and bolster apply to these people? And as for the new warzone teased at the end, that's also very exciting!

A new update without a single mention of Cartel Coins or the Cartel Market. I'm so proud of you, Bioware.
There is only Power, and those too weak to seek it.

CourtneyWoods's Avatar


CourtneyWoods
08.14.2013 , 04:06 PM | #303 Click here to go to the next staff post in this thread. Next  
Quote: Originally Posted by Jerba View Post
Will the two new operations and the Oricon daily area also be put on the PTR this Friday?
Hey Jerba,

Nope. This Friday we are only focusing on Warzone-Arenas.
Courtney Woods | Lead Community Coordinator
Follow us on Twitter @SWTOR | Like us on Facebook
[Contact Us] [Rules of Conduct] [F.A.Q.]

GalenMourne's Avatar


GalenMourne
08.14.2013 , 04:07 PM | #304
i am going to ask this question again since i seem to have posted it when you went to lunch.

I have a very important question about class and balance changes. If you do make changes for classes based on arena play how do you plan to implement these? Are they going to be changes that affect the whole game? Or are you going to balance within the arena itself with some type of buff/debuff system.

The reason i ask this is in wow balance changes made specifically for arena severely affected other parts of the game like raids or regular battlegrounds. Some classes were nerfed into the ground and became unusable in raids.
I am hoping you will balance this within the arena system itself so it doesn't affect the rest of the game. I see this as one of the major faults in the wow arena system.

If classes get balanced as they currently do, with the changes affecting the whole of the game we are going to go through the same balance nightmare that was WoW.
"You know spies, a bunch of *****y little girls!"

iamthehoyden's Avatar


iamthehoyden
08.14.2013 , 04:10 PM | #305
Quote: Originally Posted by AlexModny View Post
The matchmaking system assigns a role based on which tree has the most skill points spent in it.
What about specs that are 22/22/2?
aren't you a little short for a stormtrooper?
---------------
Fan Fiction: My Name is Solomon Crae The Man in the Box

AlexModny's Avatar


AlexModny
08.14.2013 , 04:11 PM | #306 Click here to go to the next staff post in this thread. Next  
Quote: Originally Posted by iamthehoyden View Post
What about specs that are 22/22/2?
It will default to DPS.
Alex Modny | Assistant Designer
Follow us on Twitter @SWTOR | Like us on Facebook
[Contact Us] [Rules of Conduct] [F.A.Q.] [Dev Tracker]

spectreclees's Avatar


spectreclees
08.14.2013 , 04:12 PM | #307
Quote:
We are sad to see it go but the truth is that because of many factors not enough people played them and we didnít support them well enough, so they are going away for now. Getting eight friends together and hoping another eight people are doing the same at the exact same time AND your two teams were equally matched was a nightmare for the players.
So instead of finding a way to make your engine and servers support cross server queueing you are instead just getting rid of a fundamental part of the PvP scene? That is so disappointing and makes me worry that you just don't have enough care to fix your problems.

I'm hoping that this in the future thing means you ARE working on cross server queueing so that rank warzone 8v8 can be possible again.

iamthehoyden's Avatar


iamthehoyden
08.14.2013 , 04:16 PM | #308
Quote: Originally Posted by AlexModny View Post
It will default to DPS.
Ok, thank you for the response.
aren't you a little short for a stormtrooper?
---------------
Fan Fiction: My Name is Solomon Crae The Man in the Box

Captainejo's Avatar


Captainejo
08.14.2013 , 04:20 PM | #309
Quote: Originally Posted by MrMoscow View Post
As a strictly PVP player, this is some of the worst news I've heard in a long time. I was really excited for arenas, but NOT AS A REPLACEMENT FOR 8v8! I just spent a large sum of money moving my characters to Prophecy of the Five in order to play 8v8 ranked warzones only to hear the next week that those are being flushed down the drain. I understand that a lot of people are not participating in ranked 8v8 warzones, but why remove the option of doing them at all? I just don't understand.

In addition, F2P people playing warzones now? Now people are going to have to carry a bunch of people through warzones who have no idea what they are doing whatsoever.

I'm assuming for fairness PVE players are going to have any flashpoints and operations that aren't new removed from the game and they will have to queue for operations with F2P people as well even if they have 8 or 16 man groups willing to go.

This is a giant slap in the face to the PVP community. Limiting our already limited options is not the way to go.
I dropped $100 real dollars to get into 8v8 warzones. Didnt complain about it because I wanted to move to server that had healthy ranked competetion.
You havent removed any Operations from the game, and ranked is the equivelant of operations for pvp guilds.
I'm super excited about arenas, I leveled a new toon just to be 'ready' for what group comps will be needed and Love the game, but seriously your taking away something that was good (you have nightmare ops for elite players, similar to 8v8 ranked).
I could have saved $100 dollars because I can do ranked on a PvE server with your 'fixing' ranked. I'm just dissapointed because that kinda of info before I threw around real money, nearly a years worth of subscription, would have been nice to know.

I love the game, but I just got 'ganked'.
The Wiggin Legacy
Dak Attack!
Sage Scoundrel Shadow Guardian Sorc Powertech Sniper

I broke PvP

rickibalboa's Avatar


rickibalboa
08.14.2013 , 04:21 PM | #310
Also, throwing this in there, you guys have just released character transfers, charged 20 quid for a transfer. Which you knew fine well most of it was going to be PVP based, you had entire guilds spend a fortune moving to PVP servers, and then you take away the reason they move. Pretty shocking.