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Intergalactic Strike Day?


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Nemarus
05.22.2014 , 02:25 PM | #1
This has nothing to do with balance or meta or anything. No agenda here. Just a silly idea.

Wouldn't it be fun if we picked a particular day or weekend and all flew Strikes, exclusively? We'd have to spread the word on our server GSF communities to increase participation, but I think it could be done.

Now that we have three Strike types, I think things could be quite varied and interesting. There's such versatility between the three variants and all their available components, but no matter what build you use, I still think we could expect that all-Strike combat would be generally a bit slower paced and focused on mid-range fighting.

I think it'd be the closest this game could get to the pace and play of the old X-wing games. No BLC's or mines or railguns or high-evasion. Just blasters, missiles and torpedoes. And it'd give an opportunity to newer pilots, who might've been wary about using a Strike before, to experiment without so much pressure to be optimal.

And who knows, if it was really fun, we could try and make it a weekly thing. Or maybe in subsequent weeks we change it to "Scout Day" or "Bomber Day" or "Gunship Day" (though admittedly I think we see those groups emerge naturally sometimes).

UPDATE: The first Strike Night on TEH went very well, with tons of participation and lots of positive feedback! We will be making this a weekly recurring event, currently scheduled for every Monday night, 7pm to 1am EST.

Coordination thread for The Ebon Hawk: http://www.swtor.com/community/showt...44#post7439944

Coordination thread for Jedi Covenant: http://www.swtor.com/community/showt...98#post7439998
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Zharik
05.22.2014 , 02:28 PM | #2
I'd do it, but good luck getting the opposition to not use their FOTM when they are losing.
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Nemarus
05.22.2014 , 02:36 PM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by Zharik View Post
I'd do it, but good luck getting the opposition to not use their FOTM when they are losing.
Well, there will always be people not "in the loop". But certainly if the premades and guilds agree to it (which I think they could on TEH), it'd work out. Also, everyone who agrees to participate could limit their readied ships to just their Strikes, so as to self-regulate themselves from switching to something else if they are losing That'd be an easy way to flag to the opposition that you are participating in good faith.

I think at this point, most experienced pilots would find more fun and value in experimenting than with getting one more win among thousands.
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Slivovidze
05.22.2014 , 03:06 PM | #4
Clarion, I choose you!

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QuinMantha
05.22.2014 , 03:24 PM | #5
I'd do it!
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05.22.2014 , 03:43 PM | #6
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General_Brass
05.22.2014 , 03:57 PM | #7
FIghter pilots of the galaxy unite, you have noting to lose but your gunsheep.

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jankiel
05.22.2014 , 04:09 PM | #8
A galaxy with no bombers? You have my sword

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Sidenti
05.22.2014 , 04:29 PM | #9
/signed

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Hanak
05.22.2014 , 04:34 PM | #10
I'm sure I can get Saberwing in on this! I think calling it 'Strike Night' has a ring to it (since most of us play at that time anyways).

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