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PTS Update - 7/13/2018

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EricMusco
07.13.2018 , 03:11 PM | #21 This is the last staff post in this thread.  
Another change with today's patch, Warzone and Arena medal changes. We want to readjust the medal values based on the actual state of PvP we are seeing in the data. Here are the changes:

Warzone Medal Changes
  • Combatant - 500,000 Damage Dealt (was 240,000)
  • Destroyer - 1,000,000 Damage Dealt (was 2,000,000)
  • Demolisher - 5,000 Damage Single Hit (was 4,500)
  • Annihilator - 10,000 Damage Single Hit (was 9,000)
  • Healer - 750,000 Healed (was 400,000)
  • Savior - 1,500,000 Healed (was 3,000,000)
  • Medic - 9,000 Single Heal (was 5,000)
  • Trauma Surgeon - 18,000 Single Heal (was 10,000)
  • Shield - 250,000 Defense (was 300,000)
  • Protector - 500,000 Defense (was 2,000,000)
  • Guardian - 20,000 Defense in 1 Life (was 5,000)
  • Paladin - 80,000 Defense in 1 Life (was 20,000)

Arena Medal Changes
  • Combatant - 280,000 Damage Dealt (was 115,000)
  • Destroyer - 760,000 Damage Dealt (was 460,000)
  • Demolisher - 5,000 Damage Single Hit (was 4,500)
  • Annihilator - 10,000 Damage Single Hit (was 9,000)
  • Healer - 630,000 Healed (was 250,000)
  • Savior - 1,850,000 Healed (was 1,000,000)
  • Medic - 9,000 Single Heal (was 5,000)
  • Trauma Surgeon - 18,000 Single Heal (was 10,000)
  • Shield - 100,000 Defense (was 60,000)
  • Protector - 550,000 Defense (was 200,000)
  • Guardian - 20,000 Defense in 1 Life (was 5,000)
  • Paladin - 80,000 Defense in 1 Life (was 20,000)
Let us know your thoughts!

-eric
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PennyAnn
07.13.2018 , 03:54 PM | #22
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Seconding this. I appreciate all the hard work the dev team is doing but without a way to turn off the PvP none of the other changes will matter for me.
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Hey folks,

As I mentioned in the changes thread, there are some changes that didn't make their way into the build today that we are still looking at. Note that this is not a comprehensive list of everything! These are just some of the bigger things we would still like to change before 5.9.2 ships.
  • The ability to sort your Stronghold list.
  • Get resolve bars to show on portraits in the Rishi SH.
  • The ability for players to completely turn off PvP in their Rishi SH.
  • Make it so that SH keys determine players ability to use terminals in another players SH.
  • Address the remaining LoS issues for decorations, especially related to channeled and AoE abilities.
Again, that is not everything but are some of the issues we are still actively working on. Thanks everyone, keep the feedback coming.

-eric
By golly, I think the developers have finally caught on to this "listen to feedback" thing. Too bad it wasn't this way for Conquest changes, but better late than never?

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07.13.2018 , 07:54 PM | #23
I really like the changes, the stronghold is coming along great. While there are still so many issues left that I'm not convinced you can release it by 7/31 (I don't see how can fix long-standing issues like the LoS bugs that fast), I am impressed by the progress. It's great to see that you listen to and act upon our feedback, that makes me more motivated to continue testing and I'm looking forward to the playtests tomorrow!

I already posted a bunch of my feedback in the Stronghold thread, you can read it there.

Regarding the changes to medals:
It's a good idea to change the thresholds; right now you can earn 8 medals way too fast. In fact, I stopped caring about the medals since you are pretty much guaranteed to get over 8. (And also, at valor rank 100 the rewards don't matter that much anymore; who cares about slightly more credits or CXP?)
But with this change, I will pay more attention to medals again.

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Arena Medal Changes
  • Healer - 630,000 Healed (was 250,000)
  • Savior - 1,850,000 Healed (was 1,000,000)
These numbers feel a little high to me. From my memory, I rarely reach such high healing numbers, especially not if the rounds end quickly and you don't get a third round. Maybe someone with more RPvP experience can chime in.
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Mephesh
07.14.2018 , 03:17 AM | #24
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
Another change with today's patch, Warzone and Arena medal changes. We want to readjust the medal values based on the actual state of PvP we are seeing in the data. Here are the changes:

Warzone Medal Changes
  • Combatant - 500,000 Damage Dealt (was 240,000) good
  • Destroyer - 1,000,000 Damage Dealt (was 2,000,000) bad
  • Demolisher - 5,000 Damage Single Hit (was 4,500) good
  • Annihilator - 10,000 Damage Single Hit (was 9,000) good
  • Healer - 750,000 Healed (was 400,000) good
  • Savior - 1,500,000 Healed (was 3,000,000) very bad
  • Medic - 9,000 Single Heal (was 5,000) good
  • Trauma Surgeon - 18,000 Single Heal (was 10,000) good
  • Shield - 250,000 Defense (was 300,000) bad
  • Protector - 500,000 Defense (was 2,000,000) very bad
  • Guardian - 20,000 Defense in 1 Life (was 5,000) good
  • Paladin - 80,000 Defense in 1 Life (was 20,000) good

Let us know your thoughts!

-eric
Medals are rewards for playing good, not for beeing a generic listing player that somehow plays his character.

I stongly oppose the Warzone changes to Tanks and Healers. It gives these medals to bad players far to easy.
Good Tanks tank 2M and good Healers heal 3M and get their Medals for doing their job instead of Zerging around losing the game.

Please leave Savior and Protector how they were!

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Lhancelot
07.14.2018 , 07:12 AM | #25
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A clean-up crew has removed some of the junk in the Rishi Stronghold.


-eric
Had to laugh at this. Now all the people upset about Rishi looking so trashy can relax and enjoy a much cleaner SH on Rishi.

You guys are really doing a ton of feedback changes, thanks for doing so much work and for also considering what the players are asking for.
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Lhancelot
07.14.2018 , 07:16 AM | #26
Quote: Originally Posted by Mephesh View Post
Medals are rewards for playing good, not for beeing a generic listing player that somehow plays his character.

I stongly oppose the Warzone changes to Tanks and Healers. It gives these medals to bad players far to easy.
Good Tanks tank 2M and good Healers heal 3M and get their Medals for doing their job instead of Zerging around losing the game.

Please leave Savior and Protector how they were!
I am pretty sure some DPS could get 1.5mil healing. Savior ought to stay at 3mil at the very least. Most healers can get 1.5mil without breaking a sweat.

Protection is also extremely easy to get, it should stay at a much higher value for medals/rewards also. 2mil protection is worthy and great tanking.
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07.14.2018 , 07:23 AM | #27
Bug found. Do not activate the remote camera on the sky deck and then, while it is active, click on the blue-glow speeder. You get stuck in place and can no longer move, but there's no pop-up visible to e.g. select a destination either.

EDIT: and if you aren't using the camera, the speederbike doesn't do anything at all when it's clicked on.
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07.14.2018 , 08:37 AM | #28
Can't mount anywhere on the Skydeck now?

Also, the far speeder bike on the Skydeck doesn't work.

The new Skydeck turret elevator doesn't have a menu, you click it and poof, you're back at the Hideout.
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DarthYun
07.14.2018 , 12:02 PM | #29
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[*]Players should no longer die randomly when using traversal abilities near terrain in Warzones and Arenas.
Still broken in the new arena. The sorc on my team got globalled by phasewalk twice. I died cause I used a leap on someone standing next to the fire thing on top in the middle and my sentinel on my team died just by jumping out of spawn.

EDIT: Also where are the hook updates on the Sky pvp deck. Stil the safe dull 3 options you can choose from which can't be made into anything coherant. Please give us 10+ options for hook layout thank you.

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Banderal
07.14.2018 , 01:52 PM | #30
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post


Warzone Medal Changes
  • Medic - 9,000 Single Heal (was 5,000)

Arena Medal Changes
  • Medic - 9,000 Single Heal (was 5,000)
Let us know your thoughts!

-eric
I'm almost 100% positive I saw myself get a "medic" medal, where at least what it SAID in the fly-by text was "medic awarded for 5000 healing". I'll try to pay more attention and see if I can figure out if it actually happens, and if maybe just the text is wrong or if it's actually still rewarding it at 5000.

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