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KeithKanneg
05.09.2017 , 08:07 AM | #1 Click here to go to the next staff post in this thread. Next  
Hey everyone,

Wanted to provide an update on my first Producer Roadmap, but getting it published is taking longer than I anticipated. Partly my own fault, as my Dad came to visit and I took a few days off over the past couple of weeks to spend time with him. This ultimately slowed my progress but I am back in full swing now and pushing to get the roadmap completed.

I honestly thought I would have had the roadmap done and communicated already, but, I realistically need more time to finalize it. Translated: That means end of this month, but with full intention of delivering it sooner. <sad face> This is not something I wanted to tell you, but I promised to keep you up-to-date on what’s happening.

While you continue to wait, here’s a few highlights of Game Update 5.2.2 scheduled for mid-June (yes, in 2017):
  • The Nar Shaddaa Nightlife event returns with old and some awesome new rewards
  • New Character Perks to increase your speeder piloting speed to 120% and 130%
  • Companions will gain influence through standard crew skill missions
  • Full Tier 1 gear available from existing Fleet vendors using Command Tokens – this means you can obtain a full bonus gear set for under 800 Command Tokens. You will be able to choose the type of gear you want to purchase (DPS, Tank, or Healer).
  • We made a variety of changes to Galactic Starfighter – primarily aimed at reducing the cost, increasing requisition rewards, and offering all players a Gunship and Bomber as standard ships (available in your hangar).

I will continue to pass on roadmap updates as I have them. We do have an exciting year ahead of us and I look forward to sharing it you.

---Keith
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kodrac
05.09.2017 , 08:13 AM | #2
Kudos for owning up to it and staying on it. Oh, and awesomes for these:

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  • New Character Perks to increase your speeder piloting speed to 120% and 130%
  • Companions will gain influence through standard crew skill missions
  • Full Tier 1 gear available from existing Fleet vendors using Command Tokens – this means you can obtain a full bonus gear set for under 800 Command Tokens. You will be able to choose the type of gear you want to purchase (DPS, Tank, or Healer).

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xordevoreaux
05.09.2017 , 08:14 AM | #3
Thank you for the update.
Let me be the first to say about this:
"as my Dad came to visit and I took a few days off over the past couple of weeks to spend time with him."

Real life comes first, both for gamers and for everyone else, and work-life balance is important.
Hope you had a good time with your dad.
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masterceil
05.09.2017 , 08:16 AM | #4
Not really what I wanted to hear, but thanks for being forward and honest about it.

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Game Update 5.2.2 scheduled for mid-June (yes, in 2017):
Lost it

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  • The Nar Shaddaa Nightlife event returns with old and some awesome new rewards
  • New Character Perks to increase your speeder piloting speed to 120% and 130%
  • Companions will gain influence through standard crew skill missions
  • Full Tier 1 gear available from existing Fleet vendors using Command Tokens – this means you can obtain a full bonus gear set for under 800 Command Tokens. You will be able to choose the type of gear you want to purchase (DPS, Tank, or Healer).
  • We made a variety of changes to Galactic Starfighter – primarily aimed at reducing the cost, increasing requisition rewards, and offering all players a Gunship and Bomber as standard ships (available in your hangar).
  • Yes! I've missed the Nightlife, and need some of those rewards!
  • Yes! IRL or in game, I like being somewhere more than going somewhere, so faster travel is always welcome!
  • Yes! I'm pretty lazy about gifts, so having my companions gain influence just from running errands is awesome
  • Eh, neat. I run ops and occasionally warzones for gear, but I know this'll be a popular decision with many : )
  • Eh, GSF ain't my cuppa, but I'm sure this'll get the starfighters of the galaxy pretty excited ; )
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AllisonLightning
05.09.2017 , 08:18 AM | #5
Thanks so much for this, especially clarifying that a full 230 gear set can be had for 800 command tokens. That's so much fairer for alts of new classes that you're doing and I'm so happy for that as well as the Crew Skill mission changes. Keep up the communication because I'm liking this approach very much.
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ThrakhathSpawn
05.09.2017 , 08:18 AM | #6
Making GSF more accessible is a huge positive!
If it weren't for all the other kinds of ships everyone would fly a strike fighter.

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iowaboynca
05.09.2017 , 08:20 AM | #7
Thanks for the update!
Personally I'm looking forward to the nitelife event with new stuff...

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Dbohrius
05.09.2017 , 08:20 AM | #8
Wow, excellent news all around! I especially like the part about being able to deck alts in full T1 gear with CXP tokens alone, and the GSF community also has something to look forward to!

Thanks, Keith.
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saberscreen
05.09.2017 , 08:23 AM | #9
Thank you for your honesty. We are all human beings and family does come first sometimes! These changes look very promising so this thread gives me hope for the not-so-distant future! Thanks a million for sharing this with us!

Good luck with everything!

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Spyderwoman
05.09.2017 , 08:26 AM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by kodrac View Post
Kudos for owning up to it and staying on it. Oh, and awesomes for these:
Yes i too love those changes! Thank you!
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