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Producer Letter Galactic Strongholds

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Producer Letter Galactic Strongholds
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GamerSoul
04.23.2014 , 09:46 AM | #41
First, just wanna say that I think it is great you all are pushing this back in order to make sure that we will be able to access all of the content plus the new additions.

Now my questions:

1. Am I correct in assuming that we will be able to have more than one stronghold? If we want to are we able to purchase strongholds on each of the planets?

2. In addition to the above question, I am guessing that the strongholds on Dromund Kaas and Coruscant will be not only faction specific within the legacy, is this a correct assumption?

3. Will players below level 55 (or max level if it changes) be able to participate in the quests to conquer planets?

4. Will conquering planets be limited to just the planets that we are currently able to visit, or will there be new planets introduced that we are able to conquer? (Don't expect an in-depth answer to this one haha)

5. Lastly, when a guild conquers a planet does it have any effects on the actual planet, or is it more of just an additional quest-line?

That's all I have for now, looking forward to the answers!
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04.23.2014 , 09:47 AM | #42
Hi,

How will guild size affect conquest mode? If it is simply racking up points by grinding dailies it will be a huge advantage to the largest guilds. Can you give us any more details as I'm hopeful it will be more complicated than the current Rep system.
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04.23.2014 , 09:48 AM | #43
With being able to show vehicles and pets, will these be legacy wide or is it just the character you're on?
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DarthDymond
04.23.2014 , 09:48 AM | #44
Adding the "summoning stone" functionality to Guild Flagships alone would have me doing the happy dance - the Conquest Events system, Tatooine Homestead, and ability to place Mounts, Pets and Companions* sound outright fantastic!

Thanks for the update and transparency, totally on-board with having a delay in exchange for the expanded functionality you're talking about here - especially with the additional rewards being added into the May 11th subscription date.

QUESTION: The Original Road Map put 2.8 at June 10th, but it was pushed back to June 24th for the sake of the Strongholds content - with Stronghold Early Access being pulled out of that patch, is 2.8 moving back to June 10?

*I can understand Mounts and Pets not having been an original part of the plan, but placing Companions wasn't already going to be a feature? Really?
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weejohnathon
04.23.2014 , 09:49 AM | #45
Thanks for the info Eric. Quick question there was meant to be another expansion this year that upped the player level but with the official launch of galactic starfighter not happening till October now has that also pushed back the other expansion?

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04.23.2014 , 09:49 AM | #46 Click here to go to the next staff post in this thread. Next  
Quote: Originally Posted by GamerSoul View Post
First, just wanna say that I think it is great you all are pushing this back in order to make sure that we will be able to access all of the content plus the new additions.

Now my questions:

1. Am I correct in assuming that we will be able to have more than one stronghold? If we want to are we able to purchase strongholds on each of the planets?

2. In addition to the above question, I am guessing that the strongholds on Dromund Kaas and Coruscant will be not only faction specific within the legacy, is this a correct assumption?

3. Will players below level 55 (or max level if it changes) be able to participate in the quests to conquer planets?

4. Will conquering planets be limited to just the planets that we are currently able to visit, or will there be new planets introduced that we are able to conquer? (Don't expect an in-depth answer to this one haha)

5. Lastly, when a guild conquers a planet does it have any effects on the actual planet, or is it more of just an additional quest-line?

That's all I have for now, looking forward to the answers!
~ GamerSoul
You will be able to have more than one Stronghold, yup! The rest of your questions unfortunately will need to be answered at a later date

-eric
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LuaRumina
04.23.2014 , 09:50 AM | #47
Thanks for the update. I'm still super excited about strongholds.

I'm very happy to hear that companions, pets, etc can be used as "decorations" and won't automatically show up. I do both progression raiding and RP, so I'm planning on having at least one stronghold for trophies and one for in character stuff. So my question is - is everything in a stronghold going to be like a decoration?
Because while I love operation training dummies, I don't necessarily want one standing in the background during a very important conversation or something. Being able to toggle off companions from inside your house was something a lot of roleplayers wondered about, so I guess I'm just asking about the rest of the stuff you can have.
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04.23.2014 , 09:50 AM | #48
Quote: Originally Posted by DarthTHC View Post
Thanks for sticking around and answering what you can!

I'll ask a question that I think you probably can't answer yet.

Could you give us an idea of order of magnitude for the base cost for the top of the line Guild flagship? Should we be thinking millions, tens of millions, or hundreds of millions after adding important features but before adding decorations?
Why would we have to buy it?

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TUXs
04.23.2014 , 09:51 AM | #49
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
[*]How do I place decorations? - This is also something we will go into a bit more detail on in the future.[/LIST]-eric
Grrr! Just tell us...you'll either please us all tremendously, or we'll all be able to moderate our expectations. Why can't you tell us NOW? It's a very simple answer...it's a very basic question Eric. Pegs? Item slots? Freedom? If so, how much? X, Y and Z axis?
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Jenovan
04.23.2014 , 09:52 AM | #50
Thanks for the further info (and the extra round of goodies)! Antsier than ever to start tinkering with this stuff, but knowing that more awesomeness is being put into it makes the waiting a wee bit more tolerable.

Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
Well then I have good news! Strongholds are Legacy wide, not character specific

-eric
I'm actually not crazy about this concept, but I can hold out hope that the Strongholds will be more like apartment buildings and less like frat houses (Not literally -- although being a landlord might be fun ;P -- but with the capability to make a clear separation of living spaces.) I suspect that's something that won't become clear until showtime, though.
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