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Relics of the Gree Conquest Issue

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Relics of the Gree Conquest Issue
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05.12.2015 , 02:03 PM | #1 Click here to go to the next staff post in this thread. Next  
Hey folks,

I wanted to give you an update on the Conquest issue from this morning. What we learned is that there was an error in the timing associated with the Relics of the Gree Conquest event. During this week the Relics Conquest event will end early, based on the in-game timer, on Thursday. This was not intended and so we are going to make a few adjustments to correct this. These changes will require a maintenance, which will happen later this week.
  • We are going to extend the Gree event by another week! It will now end on Tuesday, May 26th.
  • The Relics of the Gree Conquest event will run again next week, this way Guilds will be able to run it fully!
  • Bounty Contract Week will be pushed out one week and will run from Tuesday, May 26th Tuesday, June 2nd

Thank you all for your patience as we worked through this issue. We hope that you enjoy the extended time with the Gree event.

-eric
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05.12.2015 , 02:05 PM | #2
Woo-hoo, two weeks of Gree, I was just saying earlier today that I missed those.
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Murdura
05.12.2015 , 02:09 PM | #3
Great news team, way to be on it.

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UlaVii
05.12.2015 , 02:11 PM | #4
So what's going on then? Are we going to be unable to invade a planet until Thursday? Will Thursday-Tuesday be the Gree event as well before you start the whole thing again on Tuesday?

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pooks
05.12.2015 , 02:13 PM | #5
So we get 1 week off from conquest? This needs to be clarified.

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Jerba
05.12.2015 , 02:15 PM | #6
Thanks for the update and letting us know what will happen! Nevetheless, I have to criticize how this issue was handled. It took you 1 hour to acknowledge the problem, then another 6 hours to tell us how you are going to fix it. This may be fine for US players who missed most of this since they were at work but in the EU, this happened at primetime.

Players were unsure whether to go ahead and kill the Xeno raid boss since it counts for this week's conquest and they'd get a weekly lockout. This created a lot of confusion and had some guilds cancel or adjust their scheduled raid, purely because of the lack of information. Deciding on how to tackle this bug does not take 6 hours, it would have been nice to have gotten an update on the issue before noon Austin time (which is appr. the time when most EU raids start).

Of all the possible solutions to this, running the conquest again next week seems to be the best compromise but it is certainly nothing worth cheering for. Clearly, this type of bug can only happen with an understaffed/underbudgeted development team and continually seeing bugs like this after each patch without seeing light at the end of the tunnel is frustrating players in the long term and only strengthens the "this game will shut down" posts because there is no evidence to point to that shows otherwise.
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05.12.2015 , 02:20 PM | #7 This is the last staff post in this thread.  
Quote: Originally Posted by UlaVii View Post
So what's going on then? Are we going to be unable to invade a planet until Thursday? Will Thursday-Tuesday be the Gree event as well before you start the whole thing again on Tuesday?
Good question! What will happen is on Thursday when the Conquest ends, it will go into Time of Peace (the Conquest review period). That means that during this week, you can earn personal Conquest rewards, but you cannot earn Guild Conquest rewards (since Guild Flagships can't be committed to a planet).

Hope that clears things up, thanks!

-eric
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05.12.2015 , 02:22 PM | #8
So when is this maintenance expected to occur? I would like as much time as possible to reschedule my APAC raids because that is the time zone you aim to disrupt.
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05.12.2015 , 02:30 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
Good question! What will happen is on Thursday when the Conquest ends, it will go into Time of Peace (the Conquest review period). That means that during this week, you can earn personal Conquest rewards, but you cannot earn Guild Conquest rewards (since Guild Flagships can't be committed to a planet).

Hope that clears things up, thanks!

-eric
I'm not super well-versed on Conquest, so just to make sure I have this right: "this week, you can earn personal Conquest rewards" means that today and tomorrow you can try to hit the goal, but from Thusday - Monday you won't be able to get points at all (towards either guild or personal goal) because it'll be in the Time of Peace mode? Or can you still gain points towards the personal goal even during Time of Peace?
(My recollection was that there are no objectives listed during Time of Peace when it's up as normal, but I could be completely wrong about that.)
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05.12.2015 , 02:39 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by DarthDymond View Post
I'm not super well-versed on Conquest, so just to make sure I have this right: "this week, you can earn personal Conquest rewards" means that today and tomorrow you can try to hit the goal, but from Thusday - Monday you won't be able to get points at all (towards either guild or personal goal) because it'll be in the Time of Peace mode? Or can you still gain points towards the personal goal even during Time of Peace?
(My recollection was that there are no objectives listed during Time of Peace when it's up as normal, but I could be completely wrong about that.)
My understanding is the same as yours. The "Time of Peace" allows no conquest point accumulation. You can still strive towards the personal goal leading up to the review period, but once that period starts you are finished for the week.

Confirmation from Eric would be appreciated, but I think without that the best bet is to go under the assumption you can't earn points once conquest is "over" this week (meaning Thursday when the timer runs out).
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