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Developer Update: Warzone Arenas

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Developer Update: Warzone Arenas
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08.14.2013 , 09:47 AM | #61
You have some matchmaking it appears for solo arenas; does that also apply to the classic warzones?

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08.14.2013 , 09:48 AM | #62 Click here to go to the next staff post in this thread. Next  
Quote: Originally Posted by Maelael View Post
-If the test server finds that certain builds or classes are unwanted for Arenas, do you plan to address that?
Of course! We are going to pay close attention to what builds and classes players are leaning towards and away from on PTS. If something comes up we will take appropriate action.

Quote: Originally Posted by Maelael View Post
-I may have read this wrong, but since arenas are being queued by roles, is there the possibility to have normal warzones queue by roles?
We have discussed this and we might do this at some point but not for 2.4. A lot more considerations need to be made for this to work.

Quote: Originally Posted by Maelael View Post
-In your testing with the toxic gas, has anyone been able to send in a group of tank build sins, and wait it out at the center, and beat other classes by sheer HP amount and knocking the other team back into the gas?
We have tried this and the HP amount and knockbacks didn't give them a significant advantage over other tools that other classes have. Since the gas deals damage based off of health percentage and goes through defenses having more HP doesn't directly mean you can last longer in the gas.
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08.14.2013 , 09:48 AM | #63
So how long will it take before the 4v4 queue is the same as the current 8v8 one? I'd say that in about a month of two there is going to be like ten to twelve teams in queue per server, every new team will get stomped on and quit after a few evenings and we'll be flipping back to this chapter and asking what went wrong.

Please reconsider keeping a 8v8 warzone queue even if we don't have a ranking system for it. Even if I've not been extremely active in them myself the few times I did participate it was a whole new game from playing normals, there was such a higher level of play that made it so much more fun and thrilling to play. Sure the current system it not perfect but try to fix it instead of scrapping it.
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08.14.2013 , 09:51 AM | #64
Last question:

-If I respec outside of a warzone, and leave all of the points unspent - can I spend the points in a warzone?

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08.14.2013 , 09:52 AM | #65
Solo queue for ranked? I may have to pvp again

I'm curious how viable tanks will be in these smaller arenas though - being a Shadow tank myself, I stopped playing warzones once our effectiveness was dropped awhile back (note - I still jump in one occasionally, but I wind up being nothing but a node-defender, or follow people around with guard on), so I'm hoping with 4v4, utility roles will have more of a purpose...even in deathmatch.
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08.14.2013 , 09:53 AM | #66
nice. this look like a good system.
cant wait

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08.14.2013 , 09:53 AM | #67
Some of my questions on pvp update in general:

1)about the rewards from arenas (ranked/unranked comms)? how are they like? and the overall pvp gearing up process?
2)Bolster in arenas?
3) any class changes in 2.4?

Looking forward to coming back to 2.4 with this.

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08.14.2013 , 09:54 AM | #68

Well I've applaud to you Bioware, this looks very good, at last some quality updates on PVP, can't wait to participate and entertain the Giradda the Hutt and Baron Deathmark...

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08.14.2013 , 09:54 AM | #69
Realizing this blog is about the warzones and arenas specifically; when are we going to hear about changes to gear?

Also; will the dailies and weeklies be the same as they are now as far as missions go?

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08.14.2013 , 09:54 AM | #70
Very nice additions 2.4 looks to be a big update to and I am glad where it's headed. I really like you guys are making Arenas and simplifying the warzone window. Looks great.

To the people who misunderstood them removing 8v8 ranked for the other warzones. They said they are just doing it now because I don't think a lot of players did that. Plus they said it was just for now No biggie about it. You guys are getting arenas. You should be thrilled! Focus on the positives of the patch. I think it's a great thing they are doing and if their data shows not a lot of people played the other ranked them I'm sure they are not just doing it to make you mad

2.4 looks to be another great patch. Is that another huttball arena I see? YES it is I can't wait for that after 2.4. You teasers you. Keep up the good work on the game. It's great you keep adding stuff to it and I'm happy to see such great things being implemented

Look to the future guys, be optimistic and focus on the positive things are that are of whatever is coming
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