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Feast of Prosperity Event - Feedback

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Feast of Prosperity Event - Feedback
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DanielSteed
09.22.2020 , 01:46 PM | #1 This is the last staff post in this thread.  
Hello everyone!

The Feast of Prosperity event features new Daily Missions, Weekly Missions, and mini-game activities that you'll be able to participate in on PTS. You'll also have access to an introductory Mission, where you’ll meet Gaboorga the Abundant and Duuba the Magnanimous, the founders of the Feast, and learn a little more about them and their ambitions. When the event reaches the live servers, a new Story Mission will unlock every week, but on PTS, you'll just get a peek at the introductory story mission. We encourage you to check out the dailies, weeklies, and mini-games and provide your feedback.

Once you’re fully logged in to the PTS, head on over to the Fleet to pick up the starting Mission for the Feast of Prosperity! Just speak to the Festival Crier near the Cartel Bazaar elevator on the outer ring. The Daily Missions and minigames will only unlock once this introductory Mission is completed. Below you can find the type of feedback that the team is looking for. The rewards are not currently set up for the event, so don't be alarmed if you don't see any.

Cooking Minigame

- Did you enjoy the cooking minigame Missions?
- Were you able to understand the objectives? If not, what was unclear?
- Did the difficulty of challenge dishes feel appropriate?
- Did you prefer the timed challenge dish (Ultimate Galactic Sampler) or the untimed challenge dish (Spicy Nexu Supreme) mission?
- Would you like to see both types of challenge mission in the live version?
- Did you have difficulty interacting with any of the ingredients? If so, which ones?
- What did you enjoy the most? The least?

Cantina Rush Minigame

- Did you enjoy the cooking minigame Missions?
- Do you think it needs to be harder in the hard mode?
- What did you enjoy the most? The least?

Prep Work Daily Missions

- Did any of these missions take too long to complete?
- Did you have any difficulty completing world boss missions while in a group?
- Were the objectives for all prep work missions clear?

Let us know your thoughts!

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RikuvonDrake
09.22.2020 , 02:01 PM | #2
this seems like an excellent event I have always wanted to play a waitress simulator style game, as a European I am also happy that you decided to take the European route and not promote the use of customers tipping

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MagSul
09.22.2020 , 02:57 PM | #3
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I hope we get some of these props as decorations! I also want a chef's hat.

Challenge Dish: Ultimate Galactic Sampler:
This one took a few goes to learn the ingredients! I really like it. I do think that the chef droid lacks a bit of personality though. If we could get an alien to shout at you when you muck up, I think it'd be a hoot! ^.^

Cantina Rush: Lunch Rush (Easy):
It took a reset to get me in the right area, but the mission itself was fun! When I hit 25/25 waited tables, the mission didn't complete though. I then deliberately let down 5 customers and the mission didn't fail either?

Cantina Rush: Dinner Rush (Hard):
Unfortunately, the mission did not complete when I waited 25 tables. However, it did allow to let down 5 customers and fail the mission. I was expecting it to be a bit more difficult compared to Easy mode. I didn't feel like I was too rushed, so I think there's wiggle room there with customer patience timers.

Pre Work: Sour Bellfruit:
Not much to say! It's straight-forward and I appreciate an excuse to nip over somewhere to fetch something!

Cooking Minigame

- Did you enjoy the cooking minigame Missions?
Yep! I felt utterly lost and behaved like I would in a real chef's kitchen. That is, I ran about like a headless chicken the first 2-3x.

- Were you able to understand the objectives? If not, what was unclear?
It made perfect sense. Some ingredients took me a while to find, but that's the point!

- Did the difficulty of challenge dishes feel appropriate?
I thought that the amount of time you were given for each task was fair. You just had to be observant.

- Did you prefer the timed challenge dish (Ultimate Galactic Sampler) or the untimed challenge dish (Spicy Nexu Supreme) mission?
The untimed one was good for getting used to the concept. The timed one felt more appropriate and relevant to the theme of serving customers. I thoroughly enjoyed that one.

- Would you like to see both types of challenge mission in the live version?
I'd prefer to see both types, for the reasons above.

- Did you have difficulty interacting with any of the ingredients? If so, which ones?
No difficulty interacting with anything, just noticing them on the first time and that's not a bad thing.

- What did you enjoy the most? The least?
I thought that there was a missed opportunity here to introduce us to a recurring character reminiscent of Dex that we could associate with the event, who yells at or praises us in a creative fashion while we work.

Cantina Rush Minigame

- Did you enjoy the cantina rush minigame Missions?
I thought that it was a fun concept! The only thing that I'd change is that I'd make the sounds of the patrons unique to their race. For example, the Jawas could exclaim "Utini!" or something, rather than have us hear that generic cheering.

- Do you think it needs to be harder in the hard mode?
Yes. I think that you could comfortably reduce the time it takes for patrons to get impatient by a small margin.

- What did you enjoy the most? The least?
I enjoyed the opportunity to experience gameplay away from the norm - finding and beating up enemies. The event is building on the culture of the galaxy and I appreciate that. It makes it feel lived in.

Prep Work Daily Missions

- Did any of these missions take too long to complete?
No. It didn't take long to travel to the location and if I'd had a group handy to engage the world boss, that would have been conveniently placed.

- Did you have any difficulty completing world boss missions while in a group?
N/A

- Were the objectives for all prep work missions clear?
Yup! Crystal.

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Elssha
09.22.2020 , 04:40 PM | #4
First Impressions;

I skipped the story as I want to do that on live (so no feedback on that end).
I do think there could be more ornamentation around fleet and NS in general, not just the event area itself.
I tried the missions a few times, here is the result;

The Server Droid (lunch rush?)
  • I thought this was nifty - took me a moment to realize I had new abilities; was trying to click the big symbols :P
  • The droid bugs out, sometimes dropping you outside the kitchen as the server droid (+/- invisibility)
  • The serving mission seems bug'd altogether; I can do it for a LOOOOONG time and nothing happens; it stops being fun after a while, so I'm fairly certain whatever the 'countdown to finish' method is malfunctions (tried it a few times), forcing you into an endless loop.
  • I wish the droid was faster but with tighter checks... though maybe that's in the hard mode/dinner rush? I want more zoomies, less RP walking :P
  • I wish we were doing it, not the droid. I kiiinda get why a droid makes more sense (and is easier), but it'd be fun if it stuck us in there, in a server's uniform that we could later buy/earn instead.

The cooking game
  • I actually really like this!
  • some of the time checks are tight, but that's GOOD! Make me actually pay attention ^_^
  • Hopefully there's different recipes? If it's the same one over and over it'll get old, really fast
  • I got confused by the spices at the end, though maybe that was just me rushing.

I think both of these hopefully come with a chef/server outfits; great for RP'ers, and a nifty event-appropriate prize to grind (rep)?

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FlameYOL
09.22.2020 , 08:35 PM | #5
I found the cooking mini game to be quite enjoyable and fun, had a little bit of an issue finding the ingredients at first but nothing too hard. As far as the serving mini-game its also kind of fun but I find the cooking one more enjoyable, mostly because the serving mini-game kind of confuses me when it comes to the requests by the clients.

While I'm getting better at discerning the shape of what they're ordering the outer circle makes me confused whether or not its the blue dish, or the red dish, I understand it was made in order to see how long you have until the clients get "impatient" but I do find it slightly confusing that the circle is one color and the dish is another.

The prep work honestly seems to be my least favorite because its just a fetch quest, go here, kill enemies, get ingredients, the one thing I'll say its a neat idea to integrate world bosses into them because it gives us an extra reason to do them which brings me to my next point. Haven't been able to properly test that worldboss quest yet since I was the only person in Belsavis
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09.22.2020 , 09:55 PM | #6
The two issues I've run into this far have been the Dash missions not completing, and the Prep Work: Primeval Marrow not directing me to the correct area. I was ushered to The Tomb (in the South-East area of the map) when I should have been pointed towards the North of the map (which, incidentally, really needs a QT point there. I'm just sayin').
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DuchessKristania
09.23.2020 , 03:12 PM | #7
I've done the cooking quest and the Dining Dash quest. I preferred the cooking game but I suspect the dining dash game was bugged. It just kept going and going and going . . . and going. If that's by design it really needs to be shortened. Like I said, I believe it was bugged, i never did come to an end point. After what was close to a half hour I just left the banquet hall.

I'd also like to know what the rewards are. That will go a long way in determining how much repeat appeal this event has. Though I am FAR more likely to do this one repeatedly than I am the Swoop races. I tried those once and have no real interest in doing them again. I do like that there seems to be a decent variety of activities.

I'm going to try some other things today.
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DuchessKristania
09.23.2020 , 04:07 PM | #8
Tried the Cantina Dash again, on a different character and it just went on a never ending loop. Is there something I'm missing? It's fun, but after 20 minutes and no end in sight it loses its charm.
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ThrawnFanatic
09.23.2020 , 06:38 PM | #9
Cantina Dash appears broken to me. I click the door, become the droid, but am still outside with nothing to interact with. Tried on 3 different characters.

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DuchessKristania
09.23.2020 , 08:41 PM | #10
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Cantina Dash appears broken to me. I click the door, become the droid, but am still outside with nothing to interact with. Tried on 3 different characters.
That has happened to me every time I try to do it. However, if I leave and come back, then click the door again I can get in the banquet hall. But, it seems that at that point the minigame is just stuck on a never ending loop. Unless they intended players to keep serving tables for over 20 minutes. Last night I did it for 30 minutes before I finally just stopped. If it isn't bugged for me and I just need to stay in there longer then I have no clue how long I'm supposed to stay in there carting plates of food around. It's a fun little game, but not really interesting enough to do for an extended period of time.
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