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SWTOR Autumn Roadmap 2017

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casirabit
10.02.2017 , 03:11 PM | #131
1. I am grateful that even though we have mergers, Ebon Hawk is not merging with Harbinger, so for that I thank you.
2. Some of the changes sound good.
3. A clarification if you will please:

If the combination of the two Strongholds takes you above the cap of eight

8?
We have Kaas, Corsucant, Nar Shadda, Tattoine, Yavin, Manaan and we had a cap so unless we took one of them and deactivated it we could not get the train so that makes 6 or 7 not 8. So did you raise the cap to 8 or am I forgetting one, though I don't think so.

Some of these changes may have be postpone me not renewing my sub.
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Costello
10.02.2017 , 03:11 PM | #132
Quote: Originally Posted by Tsillah View Post
You mean things like this?

NAHUT - The 3rd Boss Encounter for Gods from the Machine Operation
New Flashpoint on Copero – Find out what Theron’s been up to with the Chiss
New PvP map
New GSF Map set in the Orbit above Iokath
Yeah A single OP Boss, I'm sure that will have the raiding community flocking back.
New Flashpoint - If it weren't for the stronghold gated behind the last flashpoint how many times do you think most people played it. Here is a guess and the BW can refute with the numbers that most people played it solo 10 times.
New PvP so an instanced PvP that we know nothing about.
New GSF yet nothing done to actually encourage people to play it.

Go check out ESO PTS Patch Notes 3.2 and see what they have coming in November that is actually on the test center to make sure it work as intended. And lets not pretend that is 5.6 a content update amid lots of other content updates. That is all the content that is coming between 5.4 and 2018, even widen the scope look at all the content that has dropped since 5.0 (last November) and 2018. It seems that things would have been better content wise if the original plan had been kept for 3 years of Knights of the ....... story trilogy had been kept, at least we would have another 9 to 16 chapters of content to look forward to and if the plan was accurate most of our original companions returned.

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Darth_Orias
10.02.2017 , 03:13 PM | #133
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
Server has no effect on name collisions. Every character is moving to a brand-new server, there is no priority based on where you came from.

-eric
Why not come up with a system to avoid forcing a name change in the first place? It could be argued that character that are used for roleplay are at a disadvantage as many people might prefer to do PvE and PvP content on a completely different class from the one they have as their roleplay "main". At the moment players like that are being put in a really bad position.

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dracmor
10.02.2017 , 03:13 PM | #134
I personally find it unbelievable that after so long to come out with an operation it cannot be finished and released within a year. That will make essentially two new flashpoints and half an operation for the year. So what next year? The other half of the operation and a couple more new flashpoints? Compare to other MMOs, just seems to be very much behind. Sometimes I wonder if a Secret World type rework would be better, but I digress... Anyway, kudos to you, Bioware, as you did manage to convince me to do the 60 day sub, and I'm sure that is the point of the Roadmap, so technically a success of sorts. I've resubbed due to this:

Quote:
Premium players (Subscribers) will have priority over Free-to-Play and Preferred Status players.
Highly played characters will have priority over characters with less play time.
So I've temporarily resubbed with the hope of retaining some character names. But can you please clarify what "highly played characters" means. Does the time include F2P time or just how much you've played a character since the last time you have subbed? Is it total hours played and is this stat saved if you have unsubbed and resubbed? Does it go by creation date? etc and so forth. Thanks.

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menofhorror
10.02.2017 , 03:13 PM | #135
Quote: Originally Posted by Tsillah View Post
You know, it may sound crazy, but in real life there are people who actually prefer to live in a small village than a big city.

I'm serious....these people exist.
Yea then you know what? How about you go to an actual "small village" and play a single player game. Why would you opposed to having more players around you in an MMO?

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menofhorror
10.02.2017 , 03:14 PM | #136
Quote: Originally Posted by dracmor View Post
I personally find it unbelievable that after so long to come out with an operation it cannot be finished and released within a year. That will make essentially two new flashpoints and half an operation for the year. So what next year? The other half of the operation and a couple more new flashpoints? Compare to other MMOs, just seems to be very much behind. Sometimes I wonder if a Secret World type rework would be better, but I digress... Anyway, kudos to you, Bioware, as you did manage to convince me to do the 60 day sub, and I'm sure that is the point of the Roadmap, so technically a success of sorts. I've resubbed due to this:



So I've temporarily resubbed with the hope of retaining some character names. But can you please clarify what "highly played characters" means. Does the time include F2P time or just how much you've played a character since the last time you have subbed? Is it total hours played and is this stat saved if you have unsubbed and resubbed? Does it go by creation date? etc and so forth. Thanks.
Wait, you resubbed....because of a name??

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Tsillah
10.02.2017 , 03:14 PM | #137
Quote: Originally Posted by Jerba View Post
I have a question regarding the server merges. In the text it says:

However, the current stronghold cap is six, not eight (there are seven strongholds in total). Will the cap be increased with 5.5/5.6 or is this a typo?
It's a trip that you can have double Strongholds...whoa.
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TinaLovesHan
10.02.2017 , 03:14 PM | #138
Quote: Originally Posted by uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu View Post
Well, actually, people who play for story and companions DID get something. Didn't you read it? Raina Temple is coming back. Likely the least interesting LI they could have picked
You are ever so right!

I can't even find the proper words for my disappointment with this road map.
Return the rest of our original companions through story!
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Totemdancer
10.02.2017 , 03:15 PM | #139
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What will happen to my Legacy?

Legacy Name and Level
Since Legacy names are not unique, you will not lose a Legacy name as part of this process. However, if you have two Legacies which are brought together, the name and level of the highest level Legacy will be maintained.

Ex: You have the Level 10 “Skywalker” Legacy on The Bastion and the Level 40 “Organa” Legacy on The Harbinger; these will combine into the Organa Legacy at Level 40.

As always, if you wish to change your Legacy name you can do so via a Legacy Name Change from the Cartel Market.
Keith and Musco, I have some feed back regarding the merging of our legacies.

If you have multiple legacies over a few servers, instead of defaulting the legacy name to the one with highest legacy lvl, how about you allow us to pick which one we prefer,
For example, If you have a lvl 10 legacy with the name Skywalker and a lvl 40 legacy name of Organa, when the two are merged, you could have a pop-up to ask us to choose the name.
Either that, or have a legacy name change option similar to people who have the same character name. This would only need to be implemented if an account had multiple legacies that had different names.

I also have a question regarding the moves to the new destination servers.

Is it possible you might allow us to decide which servers we can move to. For example, I have legacies on most of the English speaking servers, but lag is now hindering me more than before from playing group content properly in the EU and East coast servers. Would it be possible to move all of my legacies to the west coast destination server?

Some more feedback about the destination servers.

Can you please reconsider the name for the west coast server? “The Hot Prospect” sounds more like a tinder date than a swtor server. 🙄

Other feedback

My initial take on the roadmap is good. Most of the things are good and I can see you have heard what we are saying. Even though some things aren’t 100% where I would like them, I can see you’ve made some compromises on most things. So hopefully they will be enough to bring people back to the game,
I still feel that Bolster in pvp is too low, but the ability to gear Alts faster should make up for that.

I’m sure I will find some more feedback as I reread the roadmap. But that’s it for now, it’s 8am here in Australia and I’m off to bed after staying awake all night waiting to read the road map. 😴

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EricMusco
10.02.2017 , 03:15 PM | #140 Click here to go to the next staff post in this thread. Next  
Quote: Originally Posted by Jerba View Post
I have a question regarding the server merges. In the text it says:

However, the current stronghold cap is six, not eight (there are seven strongholds in total). Will the cap be increased with 5.5/5.6 or is this a typo?
Typo ><. Let me get that fixed.

-eric
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