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Lack of incentive to level via PVP

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Lack of incentive to level via PVP

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varietasplus
09.17.2017 , 12:09 PM | #1
You get to level 70 from 65 in a few hours time if you play to story with all the XP buffs.
Levelling via warzones takes 5-10 times longer owing to the slow pop times and low ammount of XP you get for each warzone. Quite absurd.

Second, prior to the CXP system, it was benefitial for either your character or your legacy to play lower bracket PVP for you had got warzone commendations. Even if you could not exchange those for endgame gear at that moment, you could either stack those until you reach highest level or get medpacks/adrenals or later on, transfer the commendations among your alts.

So, what incentive is there now to play sub-70 warzones?

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DavidAtkinson
09.17.2017 , 03:55 PM | #2
Quote: Originally Posted by varietasplus View Post
You get to level 70 from 65 in a few hours time if you play to story with all the XP buffs.
Levelling via warzones takes 5-10 times longer owing to the slow pop times and low ammount of XP you get for each warzone. Quite absurd.

Second, prior to the CXP system, it was benefitial for either your character or your legacy to play lower bracket PVP for you had got warzone commendations. Even if you could not exchange those for endgame gear at that moment, you could either stack those until you reach highest level or get medpacks/adrenals or later on, transfer the commendations among your alts.

So, what incentive is there now to play sub-70 warzones?
I have enjoyed a lot.. leveling through PVP prior to 5.0.

sadly low and mid brackets are useless now as they give no components. So players have no reason to play them.

I haven't played mid or low PVP for almost 1 year and I was really enjoying the lower brackets long ago. 5.0 has made radical changes to the way I play and I'm pretty sure others are in the same boat.

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KevinQCowart
09.17.2017 , 04:06 PM | #3
I have leveled up most of my characters in warzones prior to 5.0, I don't care if it is slower because its fun, and I'm not going to do any story content more than once.

Lowbies/Midbies used to be a very active scene, it actually feels like a different game because the balancing is vastly different, without all those cheat death DCDs the environment is much more deadly and fast paced. If a sorc has bad positioning they are dead, no bubble or phasewalk, better pay attention! Also mercs don't have all of their cancerous heal-to-full utilities yet.

I wish Bioware would have an XP-off mechanic and remove the warzone limit for F2P accounts, then change the lowbie bracket to 26-50 and we could have amazing lowbie bracket.

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dethslovinembrac
09.17.2017 , 07:40 PM | #4
Yes, it would be nice if they did something to bring back lower level pvp. I have made new toons just for that only to find that queues rarely popped anymore.

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Totemdancer
09.18.2017 , 02:52 AM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by varietasplus View Post
You get to level 70 from 65 in a few hours time if you play to story with all the XP buffs.
Levelling via warzones takes 5-10 times longer owing to the slow pop times and low ammount of XP you get for each warzone. Quite absurd.

Second, prior to the CXP system, it was benefitial for either your character or your legacy to play lower bracket PVP for you had got warzone commendations. Even if you could not exchange those for endgame gear at that moment, you could either stack those until you reach highest level or get medpacks/adrenals or later on, transfer the commendations among your alts.

So, what incentive is there now to play sub-70 warzones?
I made this thread the other day with some suggestions on how to reinvigorate low lvl content, especially pvp.
If you're interested, have a read and post some support if you think the idea is any good.
http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=932400

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RafaelPeretz
09.18.2017 , 06:21 AM | #6
Only benefit is Valor.

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Storm-Cutter
09.20.2017 , 07:37 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by DavidAtkinson View Post
I have enjoyed a lot.. leveling through PVP prior to 5.0.

sadly low and mid brackets are useless now as they give no components. So players have no reason to play them.

I haven't played mid or low PVP for almost 1 year and I was really enjoying the lower brackets long ago. 5.0 has made radical changes to the way I play and I'm pretty sure others are in the same boat.
Yup. I have 1/2 a dozen mid-level Alts, that I was PvP-ing with. They've not got a single XP since the comms were taken away - ( and I'm still waiting for the credits compensation) - No reason or motivation to level them now.
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Elusive_Thing
09.21.2017 , 01:44 AM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by RafaelPeretz View Post
Only benefit is Valor.
25 required for ranked, which is an absurdly easy mark to hit. After that the only benefits are titles and meeting requirements for some cosmetic gear. So yeah, even Valor is a small benefit.