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Update on Ilum Open World PvP issues

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Update on Ilum Open World PvP issues
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ohopo's Avatar

01.18.2012 , 08:30 PM | #1031
Please do a roll back... this is insane. I have friends who went rank 40 to 88 to an hour.
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Febibi's Avatar

01.18.2012 , 08:30 PM | #1032
Quote: Originally Posted by GabeAmatangelo View Post
Hello everyone; I wanted to update you on the issues we’ve been seeing today on the live servers, specifically within the Open World PvP area on Ilum. We’re aware that on some servers, either Republic or Empire groups have been capturing the Ilum control points, entering the enemy’s base and ‘camping’ the medcenters, preventing the opposite faction from leaving their base to recapture control points. This is not a fair or balanced gameplay experience and can also severely affect client performance, so we’re taking steps to address this.

Our intended design for Ilum Open World PvP is that players are instantly killed when entering the enemy’s base safe area, just like in Warzones, and that the defending faction can take taxis to other points within the zone. In Game Update 1.1, this is not working as intended. We have found the issue preventing this from happening under server load and will be publishing an Emergency Patch to address the issue. We’re aiming to have this patch published early tomorrow morning (January 19th, 5 AM US CST).

In addition to these changes, we’ll be reducing the population cap on Ilum. This should help increase performance by requiring your client to render fewer characters on-screen at once.

Regarding Valor gains, with the 1.1 update, players now receive a base reward of 20 Valor per unique enemy player defeated in a short time, and this base reward is modified by the number of objectives that the player’s faction owns. The gains are rate limited per player killed, encouraging players to attack unique players, not to pursue vendettas. The Valor gains players can see over time will vary greatly depending on the activity level in the zone. This is expected.

To dispel a couple of rumors that have been seen today – there is no Valor gain from destroying turrets within enemy bases, and none from killing NPCs.

We encourage players to avoid Ilum until our patch is deployed. As a temporary measure we will be disabling taxi services which would normally take players into the Open World PvP area. However, players will still be able to taxi out of the area.

We will continue to monitor Ilum across all servers and will make further changes to gameplay if required. We welcome your feedback here on the Forums, but please ensure your feedback is constructive and specific. Feedback based on rumor does not help us isolate potential issues.

Update: Please see Associate Community Manager Joveth Gonzalez's update below:

all players over valor 70 should be rolled back .....

we do have streams that proved that turrets gave valor .... as well as lists of exploits

many of us have avoided ilum today to hopefully avoid action on our accounts but you allowed people to massively exploit

PVP in this game is ruined unless you roll back all valor gained while in ilum zones for today....

You should read what other forums and mmo forums are saying about this screweup that was "not as intended" by your words.


Roll back required or you have permanetly ruined pvp on the servers.

thats agiven and if you ask any sane bioware employee or those of any mmo... you will understand why. Thousands today quit over the patch... a true remedy is needed with email appologies.
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shadowrwolf's Avatar

01.18.2012 , 08:31 PM | #1033
listen to your community! 90% are asking for roll back!

ombraa's Avatar

01.18.2012 , 08:31 PM | #1034
I was a good boy, didn't exploited, can I haz my rank raised to 60 tomorrow via hotfix (it's just 59 levels)? Thx

Bastion-fox's Avatar

01.18.2012 , 08:31 PM | #1035
No rollback.
Players allowed to abuse faulty not working as intended mechanics.
Players farming via spawn camping/killing.
Random Warzone boots resulting in a loss of all medals and valor.

Yeah F this.

Febibi's Avatar

01.18.2012 , 08:31 PM | #1036
Quote: Originally Posted by ohopo View Post
Please do a roll back... this is insane. I have friends who went rank 40 to 88 to an hour.
Same ... .and we are delayed in EV becasue certain people wish to continue exploiting in hopes that a rollback does not happen....

rollback is a must
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Xamaba's Avatar

01.18.2012 , 08:31 PM | #1037
üşüyoruz SWTOR reyiz

Stylez's Avatar

01.18.2012 , 08:32 PM | #1038
Not sure why BW allows Gabe Amatangelo to return to work tomorrow with such an epic fail and the refusal to make things right by doing a rollback for all the IMP's that camped valor in this patch. They all took advantage of it, period.
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Thereisnocontrol's Avatar

01.18.2012 , 08:32 PM | #1039
I am displeased and cancelling my account.

Abriael's Avatar

01.18.2012 , 08:32 PM | #1040
Quote: Originally Posted by Theonesavior View Post
no rollback = no sub Kthx bai, you clearly dont care about the people playing this game if you are just going to send the repubs to the slaughter house and the imperials to pull the triggers for valor.
No, my friend, they obviously do care about the vast majority of the playerbase that didn't even set foot on Ilum today, and that would be damaged by something as absolutely STUPID as a general rollback.

And I'm glad to see that they care.