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Bug hunt XP Nerf?

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Severith
06.12.2019 , 02:20 PM | #21
When 6.0 hits, and the galactic renown comes into play, they're not going to want any singular areas or methods being over the top in exp/renown gains, because that will kill the game.

It would turn into a "do the miserable thing that gives the most exp until you hate swtor" situation, like the KP trash killing that happened with the 5.0 launch.

I expect the imp hunt area in Nar Shadda to be nerfed as well, if not now then before 6.0.

I also expect every sub is going to get a level 70 boost when 6.0 hits as well.

What they should do, is allow a ramp up in difficulty for story missions, for a significant boost in exp. The big problem right now is that the story missions are so easy they're boring. Why not kill two birds with one stone, by making the story missions difficult and rewarding, rather than an automatic win and a snoozefest.

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06.12.2019 , 02:27 PM | #22
Played Imp Hunt on pub side yesterday and didn't notice any change there and there were times we had a full group, wasn't able to get into a Bug Hunt yesterday it was always full when I checked it out, will be very interested to see if I can get in today and see.

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Real reason they nerfed it? Hard to sell $18 lvl 70 Master datacrons when you can grind it over a few hours free.
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06.12.2019 , 02:39 PM | #23
Not surprised by this change at all. Even the timing makes sense, even aside from the upcoming expansion.

I was figuring it'd be no more than a couple of days before bug hunt was going to be filled with full conquest guild ops groups of 70's farming conquest points, on a ridiculous number of world maps.

That's what I was expecting AND seeing some of the big conquest guilds talking about organizing to start doing.

Hell, on my one new toon I was leveling up with bug hunt from 30 - 70 she earned 130k conquest. Just from xp, and full Bal & Galac rampages.

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06.12.2019 , 03:07 PM | #24
Oh well, next best thing, just run Hammer Station all day until you want to die.

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06.12.2019 , 03:22 PM | #25
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06.12.2019 , 03:39 PM | #26 This is the last staff post in this thread.  
Hey all,

It's been a while since I posted, but wanted to jump in and say yep, we've known about this area and had planned to fix it with the expansion.

We typically don't include these types of changes in Patch Notes, but tbh, this snuck out with 5.10.3a. Since it's now effectively rolled out, we'll keep it in and will update the /slap message you're receiving when you are killing the poor bugs. What you are seeing isn't the final change, so we'll make additional adjustments in upcoming patches.

Speaking of patches, we have a mid-summer update including the Nar Shaddaa Nightlife event (with new rewards) coming out soon. Most of the team is focused on the expansion and of course, what follows in the winter.

See some of you at the Cantina in San Diego next month!


Keith---

ps...I'm seeing double XP and double CXP in-game on my toons, so you might want to check again. It's typically visible on your experience/CXP bar on your UI.

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06.12.2019 , 03:43 PM | #27
Quote: Originally Posted by KeithKanneg View Post

We typically don't include these types of changes in Patch Notes, but tbh, this snuck out with 5.10.3a. Since it's now effectively rolled out, we'll keep it in and will update the /slap message you're receiving when you are killing the poor bugs.
So, ninja nerf game strategy confirmed. Thanks

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06.12.2019 , 03:47 PM | #28
Quote: Originally Posted by KeithKanneg View Post
Hey all,

It's been a while since I posted, but wanted to jump in and say yep, we've known about this area and had planned to fix it with the expansion.

We typically don't include these types of changes in Patch Notes, but tbh, this snuck out with 5.10.3a. Since it's now effectively rolled out, we'll keep it in and will update the /slap message you're receiving when you are killing the poor bugs. What you are seeing isn't the final change, so we'll make additional adjustments in upcoming patches.

Speaking of patches, we have a mid-summer update including the Nar Shaddaa Nightlife event (with new rewards) coming out soon. Most of the team is focused on the expansion and of course, what follows in the winter.

See some of you at the Cantina in San Diego next month!


Keith---

ps...I'm seeing double XP and double CXP in-game on my toons, so you might want to check again. It's typically visible on your experience/CXP bar on your UI.

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06.12.2019 , 04:37 PM | #29
Quote: Originally Posted by KeithKanneg View Post
Hey all,

It's been a while since I posted, but wanted to jump in and say yep, we've known about this area and had planned to fix it with the expansion.

We typically don't include these types of changes in Patch Notes, but tbh, this snuck out with 5.10.3a. Since it's now effectively rolled out, we'll keep it in and will update the /slap message you're receiving when you are killing the poor bugs. What you are seeing isn't the final change, so we'll make additional adjustments in upcoming patches.

Speaking of patches, we have a mid-summer update including the Nar Shaddaa Nightlife event (with new rewards) coming out soon. Most of the team is focused on the expansion and of course, what follows in the winter.

See some of you at the Cantina in San Diego next month!


Keith---

ps...I'm seeing double XP and double CXP in-game on my toons, so you might want to check again. It's typically visible on your experience/CXP bar on your UI.

You didn't just nerf grinding, though, at least on the conquest end of things.

From what I'm seeing outside of level 70 areas every mob everywhere is rewarding *far* less conquest today than yesterday. Can you verify this? And if that's the case, why wasn't this change communicated? It wouldn't have just been an exploit fix if that's the case.

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Hercology
06.12.2019 , 04:40 PM | #30
F's in chat for this.
Not Herc