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What Rewards would you like to see for Ranked PvP?

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What Rewards would you like to see for Ranked PvP?
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Centrixo
04.16.2014 , 11:51 AM | #71
Quote: Originally Posted by AlexModny View Post
Hello Ranked Veterans! With the start of Season 2 rapidly approaching (currently scheduled for 2.7.1) we are going to have all new Season rewards for participants, champions and all-stars! We hope you enjoy them immensely but in future seasons we want to make sure we are getting y'all rewards that are desirable and the best way to do this is for you to tell us!

We have a bunch of ideas for upcoming rewards but we want to hear what our PvP Community values for rewards that are difficult to obtain and show off your elite(st) status!

What do you want the top reward to be?
What do you want the middle rewards to be?
What do you want the lowest reward to be?

The more information the better! For example, posting “a TaunTaun with a spiked collar” is much more helpful than “a unique mount”. Go berserk and come up with some amazing ideas!

Without further adieu, what would you like to see for Season Rewards?
In all three there needs to be a significant tangible reward for it to be worth something, i have seen a few players on the back of a rancor.

Minimum rewards should be completely unique to all tiers and nothing from lower tiers, a higher tier player can not get and vice versa;

Lowest tier: I would try and offer a mount. A weapon of choice (LS, rifle, pistols ...) account unlocked in collections with some flashy look to it. A unique color crystal also account unlocked in collections. A title. A stack of credits (1m) or comms (30 comms/1200 pvp marks).

Mid tier: I would offer a mount. A weapon of choice (LS, rifle, pistols ...) account unlocked in collections with a flashy look. A unique color crystal also account unlocked from collections. A title. A unique suit of armour without mods, character bound. A large stack credits (3m) or comms (50 comms/2000 pvp marks).

High tier i would offer a flashy mount. A Weapon of choice (LS, rifle, pistols ...) account unlocked in collections with a flashy look and cool sound. A group of a unique color crystal of all types (end, power, crit, exp ...) and includes a purely aesthetic look when used in combat (produces a sort of an after shadow effect when in motion), all account unlocked in collections. An epic title. A unique suit of armour, flashy and account unlocked in collections without mods. A massive stack of credits (6m) and comms (80 comms/3200 pvp marks).

Just as an example.

As an idea of a Mount. A walker type of mount like those used a few thousand years later on. i cant see any reason it can not be added, a metal contraption like that, you got the likes of a tauntaun which runs on two legs and you sit on its back, a metal walker wouldn't be much different. i was also thinking about that walker idea, that a mid tier winner gets a mounted weapon on the front of the walker, its not much more powerful then most hand held weapons basic attack. The high tier winner gets the same walker with more flash but an extra mounted cannon on the front which works as a sort of poor mans secondary attack choice with a weak energy pool so the walker cant be exploited beyond it's use.

On the idea of a color crystal, an all black color crystal would be nice for the low and mid tier but high tier gets a sort of darksaber type of color crystal.

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MidichIorian
04.16.2014 , 12:06 PM | #72
Quote: Originally Posted by DarthBloodloss View Post
I think it would be cool to have a choice, if possible. Its less likely to make 1 item that everyone wants. Instead of suggesting specific items as requested, I am simply asking for a choice.

1) A choice between unique (even already existing) color crystals with expertise. (A Pair of crystals)

2) A choice between various pairs of pistols (or whatever weapon your class uses). These can be existing ones with particle effects added. (Revolver style, ray gun style, modern pistol, small gun, big gun, etc)

3) A choice between various helmets with particle effects on the eyes, or where ever looks cool. These can be existing helms with effects added. (Only a choice of helms that fit your armor type theme possibly)
It would require a bit more work, in terms of more designs, but it's not a halfbad idea.

I'm imagining a "season vendor" with a few basic rewards and then the cool ones from current and previous seasons. So instead of earning the rewards directly we're getting tokens sent to us, based on our tier. Everyone who gets tokens can choose to spend them on the basic rewards instead of the new seasonal ones or simply save them until the next season. The cool stuff such as season mounts and whatnot will also require the rating so a person won't be able to save the few comms they have from the lowest tier a couple of seasons and then buy the highest tier's mount. The pro with allowing people to buy old stuff is that new players will have something to aim for even before the new season rewards have been announced. The highest tier will get enough tokens every season to buy all the new seasonal rewards.

A good start would be to add 20 basic rewards + the season 1 rewards to the vendor and then add the season 2 rewards and perhaps a couple of basic rewards every season.

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mrkmcknz
04.16.2014 , 12:19 PM | #73
In terms of reusable PVP medpacs/adrenal I think this would be a terrible idea. I level through PVP and while it takes a long time and the credits are poor the only thing that enables me to afford skills and MK-9 come 55 is selling medpacs/adrenals for 40-70k per stack. 99% of these trades are to 55 toons who play ranked, it would be a double edged sword. Although I would LOVE a reusable stim. I don't think it's a wise idea.

Ship droid customisation would be a great idea. Maybe a rancor customisation....

Other than that why not create a PVP lounge on fleet, whereby all participants of S2 can go to. Have terminals in there and most importantly. A DUELLING AREA. This would be jam packed and boy everyone would play 10games to get a rating so they could go to the boom boom room.

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SithEBM-Reborn
04.16.2014 , 12:25 PM | #74
This would have been a great start before season 1 started. I suppose it'll encourage some players to participate in ranked but it'll ultimately do nothing.

Without fixing the core issues, this will do nothing to help Ranked PvP and it won't bring back most(if not all) of the PvPers who have unsubscribed.

Before the community was destroyed, I would have liked exclusive color crystals(Is black still off the market?) and exclusive mounts/ not reskinned armor.

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WarsTrek
04.16.2014 , 01:22 PM | #75
I think it's a tough call for rewards. Moving from 5 tiers to 3 tiers is probably a good idea, but I imagine besides the top tier (where 1500 was appropriate I think), the other tiers will probably expand in the range of ratings in each of those two tiers. So that being said, the rewards seen in S1 will probably be lessened to fit a 3 tier scheme rather than a 5 tier scheme. One of the hard parts about picking the season rewards is that I think, in essence, they can only be cosmetic items. You can't give an "I win" reward for PvP to the people who get top tiers or you make it practically impossible for anyone besides those people to make it into the top rank in the next season. With the limitation of cosmetic only items, I would suggest the following:

Tier 3 - Title, Pet, Weapon Shell

1. Weapon Shell
For the weapon shell, I would agree with other posters that a weapon shell with cool animations would be great. Take for instance the current S1 reward LS that has little glowing areas at the base or some of the cartel pack lightsabers that having a pulsing/glowing aura around the light beam.

2. Pet
I think the pets should be PvP oriented, so perhaps armored versions of current pets (armored taunfawn anyone?) or a pet that you might see in an arena (like an acklay).

Tier 2 - Title, Pet, Weapon Shell, Color Crystal, Unique Regen Item

1. Unique color crystals:
I like the idea of getting a pure black crystal as a reward for PvP. I also think there are a few colors that have been gone from the game for a while like magenta and white crystals. These could make a valiant return in PvP ranked season rewards.

2. Unique Regen Item (some ideas with suggested animations)
- Baron Deathmark's PvP Monitor (displays a holographic map of a PvP arena/huttball arena and points at various locations)
- Warzone Surveillance Kit (pull out binoculars and launch drones to check out lay of the land for warzones)
- Behind the Gate Pace (pace around while you wait for the warzone to start and the gate to lower)

Tier 1 - Title, Pet, Weapon Shell, Color Crystal, Unique Regen Item, PvP Companion Customizations, Unique Mount, Party Jawa

1. PvP Companion Customizations - Get a full set of companion customizations for your class (some ideas follow)
- Battle scarred Tharan
- Armored Khem
- Battle damaged HK

2. Unique Mount - I would shy away from animal mounts just because they are so situational. The challenge is finding something that isn't just a minor reskin of an ingame mount.
- Perhaps a special Korrealis?
- 2 person mounts?
- Battle plated speeder - speeder with extra armor plates on it to deflect blaster shots
- Shield generator speeder - Dessler with armor plating and shield visuals

3. Party Jawa
It's been a while since the party jawa was given away. To help new players get it perhaps it could be a top tier reward for ranked PvP

Basically, design things like they would be used in a warzone to give them a PvP feel.

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AlienEyeTX
04.16.2014 , 01:24 PM | #76
I like things like titles, of course. So, each tier needs the appropriate title. Second tier could also have a unique weapon and an emote. Top tier would have all those (though, different weapon and emote) plus a mount. The top 96 players, as mentioned, deserve something truly special... like a new companion.

For a weapon, I'd love to have blasters that shoot lightning. Emote could be posing/waving /.signing autograph for your adoring fans. If you wanted to do a regen item, lifting weights or taking target practice would be good ones.

Not sure who a new companion could be. Maybe it would be a rodian character or something.

I also just thought of a possible pet for tier 1. Pet could be a holo of Giradda or Baron Deathmark that follows you around.

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Darslk
04.16.2014 , 02:12 PM | #77
Quote: Originally Posted by mrkmcknz View Post
In terms of reusable PVP medpacs/adrenal I think this would be a terrible idea. I level through PVP and while it takes a long time and the credits are poor the only thing that enables me to afford skills and MK-9 come 55 is selling medpacs/adrenals for 40-70k per stack. 99% of these trades are to 55 toons who play ranked, it would be a double edged sword. Although I would LOVE a reusable stim. I don't think it's a wise idea.
This is a good point. PvP has a very specific economy and this would greatly impact it. Prices are already going to be going down, assuming they add health packs and adrenals to the new ranked quests. It does add up.

I think those top 3 of the advanced class in the world (should be server as stated) should get a reusable health pack and/or stim. Perhaps only the number ones. There shouldn't be any actually gameplay related boosts (like +5 expertise, unless it's still capped at 2018), but useful things would be wonderful. With the coming level cap everyone will have to reaugment. Augment kits, augments, credits, cool armor that comes with preaugmented (with or without actual augments) are all things I think would be good. Divide them so that economy isn't too greatly impacted ie. Don't give lowest tier things worth a lot, monetarily.
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RaithHarth
04.16.2014 , 02:38 PM | #78
Quote: Originally Posted by AlexModny View Post
Hello Ranked Veterans! With the start of Season 2 rapidly approaching (currently scheduled for 2.7.1) we are going to have all new Season rewards for participants, champions and all-stars! We hope you enjoy them immensely but in future seasons we want to make sure we are getting y'all rewards that are desirable and the best way to do this is for you to tell us!

We have a bunch of ideas for upcoming rewards but we want to hear what our PvP Community values for rewards that are difficult to obtain and show off your elite(st) status!

What do you want the top reward to be?
What do you want the middle rewards to be?
What do you want the lowest reward to be?

The more information the better! For example, posting “a TaunTaun with a spiked collar” is much more helpful than “a unique mount”. Go berserk and come up with some amazing ideas!

Without further adieu, what would you like to see for Season Rewards?
Why not a black lightsaber crystal? or even the Darksaber? available in both single and double bladed versions.
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Selenial
04.16.2014 , 05:57 PM | #79
Top Tier?

A little Baron Dethmark pet that follows you around on your adventures, is about Knee High and spouts random slurs when in the PVP section on fleet.

Oh, and he acts as a Mini PVP Vendor and can be used in Warzones.
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Jibbo_Jawa
04.16.2014 , 07:05 PM | #80
My thoughts,
I agree with others, those I'm too lazy to go back to quote, in the fact that things like mounts (and other stuff that can't be used in a warzone), should be introduced at the low tiers, as an incentive to PVP, but still add cooler ones to the higher tiers, in addition to the crystals, weapons, ect... Also, like others have said, the armor should have pre-installed MK-9 aug slots for the ones who live and breathe PVP (and don't make millions on a regular basis).

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