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Discussion Topic: Discussion Topics!
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EricMusco
07.13.2017 , 12:37 PM | #1 Click here to go to the next staff post in this thread. Next  
Hey folks,

For this weeks discussion topic, we want to talk about... discussion topics! What I mean by that is, what are the things you want us to have a discussion about in the future. For context, here are some of our previous topics:

Galactic Starfighter
Bolster Changes for PvP
Master Mode Ops Drops

When you make a recommendation, I would ask that you be as specific as possible. We try to have the topics be guided so that there is focus to the feedback. Ex: "What new game mode would you like to see in a Warzone" is better than "what would you like to see added for PvP."

Give us your thoughts on future topics!

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Stellarcrusade
07.13.2017 , 01:03 PM | #2
Suggested discussion topic:
How to encourage more people to join a guild.
- Problem: Currently there is a XP bonus for leveling up, no bonus after 70. Some guilds are jerks to players forcing them (requiring them) to do things each week or they will be thrown out, this only contributes to why people avoid guilds at max level. My idea would be to give a significant CXP gain like 15% or 25% but I'm sure people have other good ideas. In this thread we can identify why some people avoid guilds and offer solutions to enticing them to join. If there are more people in guilds the level of participation and involvement (and perhaps even retention) would probably go up.

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ninjonxb
07.13.2017 , 01:07 PM | #3
I have a few things:
  • Should Bioware take more of an active role in the Reddit community?
  • Should Bioware spend some time on fun side games that are mostly time sinks (think Pod racing or like the Plants vs Zombines game in WoW)
  • Would you like to see Bioware have more events like the Cantina tours? Less for a marketing but more for just meeting others in the community. Or create an official way to "sponsor" fan run events
  • How would you like to see Bioware working with fan sites?
  • Should Bioware go back to a model where expansions are paid, but have an increase in quality and content
I am sure I could think of more, but just a few things that have been on my mind lately.

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Jrbabar
07.13.2017 , 01:24 PM | #4
Quote:
"What new game mode would you like to see in a Warzone" - Eric
This topic has my vote!! My hope, is to get a true, "Capture the flag" map

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ZionHalcyon
07.13.2017 , 01:40 PM | #5
Discussion Topic: What would you like to see more of from future SWTOR stories? What would you like to see less of?

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Ylliarus
07.13.2017 , 01:48 PM | #6
I'd think that the following would be a good and interesting topic: What story elements and directions for the narrative would you like to see in SWTOR?


There are several threads that talk about the feedback of the current story and what we have already seen. However, I think that making a thread purely for what we'd want to see in the future of the game's story is a thing that could be very useful. I realise that the story is most of the time pretty set before anything is even released to us, but it could be useful insight for the Dev team of what it truly is that players want to see in SWTOR.
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Mewsy
07.13.2017 , 01:48 PM | #7
Maybe a topic about our Companions - what we want for future Companion content, who we want to see more of, less of, new faces, new romances, etc.

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Alssaran
07.13.2017 , 01:48 PM | #8
I'd suggest the following: What new event should Bioware add in the future? or What should Bioware do to make existing recurring events more appealing? as the overall topic Recurring events.

At this point in time, many people have participated in the currently recurring events ad infinitum and ad nauseam. Reputations have been maxed out, rewards have been claimed, and every achievement foe has been defeated. I'd love if there are even some slight additions to the events. A few new quests and rewards, or a new boss. Maybe even a new world quest. Or even better: Do the Grand Acquisition Race again. The events are fun, but they are becoming repetitive right now.

Another topic I'd like to discuss with you is: What race should Bioware add next? with the overall topic of Playable Races and Customization.

It's been two years since the Grand Togruta celebration. Of course, we can't demand anything, but I think it's time for another big celebration. How about a Nautolean Celebration? A Kel'dor Party? The Great Nikto race or the Big Devaronian Bachelor Party? That CM item might sell pretty well. Espescially when Nautoleans are concerned. We have the underwater SH, now perhaps try to give us the matching race? But that's just me. I'd love to hear the community on this.

Another topic that might be doable is What kind of CM items do you want to see?

We could possibly have that conversation in the CM Suggestion Forum. There have been tons of requests over the years: Traditional Jedi Robes, an actual unstable crossguard saber, more shoto variations, animations, jukeboxes, and even some more curved lightsabers. Instead of relying on a "gamble" system to provide the sets, why not make a discussion topic to get some input on what the community would love to see on there?

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Ylliarus
07.13.2017 , 01:48 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Ylliarus View Post
I'd think that the following would be a good and interesting topic: What story elements and directions for the narrative would you like to see in SWTOR?


There are several threads that talk about the feedback of the current story and what we have already seen. However, I think that making a thread purely for what we'd want to see in the future of the game's story is a thing that could be very useful. I realise that the story is most of the time pretty set before anything is even released to us, but it could be useful insight for the Dev team of what it truly is that players want to see in SWTOR.
Quote: Originally Posted by ZionHalcyon View Post
Discussion Topic: What would you like to see more of from future SWTOR stories? What would you like to see less of?
I just saw you posted the same as me, oops
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aerockyul
07.13.2017 , 01:59 PM | #10
Companions

How to get back to the meaningful interactions we had with them in Chapters 1-3 (vanilla)

LIs with more in-depth conversations

Putting companions back onto our empty ships (maybe let us pick 5-10 or something from the list to put in our ships at a time, or better yet, let us interact with them in our strongholds (we could have a similar limit on "active" vs. hologram, but with the option to toggle at any time))

Episodic conversations similar to conversation unlocks through vanilla story progression. For example: have 1-4 new conversations for a block of companions available from each patch.

Let us talk back to our companions, don't use the style you've been using for alliance alerts. Our own characters' interactions are just as important as what our companions are saying. Our VAs are amazing and I want to hear them.

Add some new flavors to companion comments in the open world. Let them say new stuff, reference old missions, give us little tidbits on what they were doing for the five years and after that they were gone (depending on when they came back to us), new catchphrases (more innuendo from Kira )

Anything as listed above would be doable regardless of what BW has done or will do to bring them back. If the nature of the business going forward is to give us companions like Quinn and Elara back VERY perfunctorily and unsatisfactorily (to most people) through story, that's fine. But with the above ideas you could flesh them out by letting them back onto your ship, and they will have much more to say with each patch. More time to spend with our LIs outside of a couple sentences. Maybe allow for NEW love interests to happen. We're not birds, you know

We could hear from Vette/Torian about *that choice* and how they feel afterwards and how it affects them going forward.

We could hear more about how Vette and Gault came together, see interactions with Vette/Risha (when she comes back) and Qizen/Mako (when she comes back), etc.

We could hear what Ashara/Jaesa/Kira/Scourge/etc etc etc were doing while we were gone and how they came back to us through it all.

We could hear comments about what each companion thinks of our decisions through KOTFE/KOTET and going forward.

I see so many possibilities, and I'm short shrifting all the companions I didn't mention. Every companion you've given us is special to us for a plethora of reasons, and from outright hatred all the way to marriage and BFFs, our feelings run the gamut, and I believe there is incredibly rich grounds for engaging us again with the game through our companions.

And I didn't even mention the new companions, of course bring them in on it. I'd love to hear more about Veeroa Denz's background, as well as the others. They're just placeholders right now.

Finally, allow us to fire Theron and Lana for their lip service and incompetence in "finding" our companions for us, something we wanted from them since we woke up!
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