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Discussion Topic: Game Update 5.4 and the Next Roadmap
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Asmodesu
07.28.2017 , 10:49 PM | #681
Quote: Originally Posted by Eshvara View Post
Umbara has story. They are already stated before that story will continue.
Charles also said he was working with a bunch of voice actors in LA a while ago for what comes after Umbara.
I have no point to my comment, but just voicing the next tiny story snippet requires a bunch of voice actors xD 16 (x3 for non-english VA's) minimum if our characters are the only ones talking . lmao
This means nothing! there are so many voice actors in this game, for player-characters only even .

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Eshvara
07.28.2017 , 10:51 PM | #682
Quote: Originally Posted by Asmodesu View Post
I have no point to my comment, but just voicing the next tiny story snippet requires a bunch of voice actors xD 16 (x3 for non-english VA's) minimum if our characters are the only ones talking . lmao
This means nothing!
He didn't say a bunch, that's just what I said. You can remove the word a bunch.
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07.28.2017 , 11:00 PM | #683
Quote: Originally Posted by Eshvara View Post
He didn't say a bunch, that's just what I said. You can remove the word a bunch.
xD i know, I was just musing. Anyway Keith has never said there will be no more story, so more VA's recording more lines is to be expected. The only thing he's said is there will be less story, as it is no longer their priority or focus.

Iokath and coming-up Umbara will tell us exactly how much story to expect from now on, and what quality story to expect, in each content update that continues the story. So I am looking forward to finding this out. It's a waiting and patience game but the answers are there in the content already out and coming out next month. ^.^
I also want to see what the fuss about the flashpoint is, but that's just me. Flashpoints > operations since ops are so hard to find a group for where fp's are for everyone who wants to wander into a small, short group. I only play story stuff, dailies and pvp personally but still interested in the fp.

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Eshvara
07.28.2017 , 11:06 PM | #684
Quote: Originally Posted by Asmodesu View Post
xD i know, I was just musing. Anyway Keith has never said there will be no more story, so more VA's recording more lines is to be expected. The only thing he's said is there will be less story, as it is no longer their priority or focus.
lol xD

Quote: Originally Posted by Asmodesu View Post
Iokath and coming-up Umbara will tell us exactly how much story to expect from now on, and what quality story to expect, in each content update that continues the story. So I am looking forward to finding this out. It's a waiting and patience game but the answers are there in the content already out and coming out next month. ^.^
I also want to see what the fuss about the flashpoint is, but that's just me. Flashpoints > operations since ops are so hard to find a group for where fp's are for everyone who wants to wander into a small, short group. I only play story stuff, dailies and pvp personally but still interested in the fp.
Yeah I basically have the same play style as you! However I don't believe the small pieces of story is how it's going to be forever, but we'll see I guess.
And we'll find out more in the roadmap for August. I do wonder if the roadmap will be done before or after the 5.4 patch.
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07.28.2017 , 11:23 PM | #685
Quote: Originally Posted by KeithKanneg View Post
As of right now, it is not a Legacy currency. But, I know exactly what you're thinking, so let me pre-announce something which I suspect will make you smile, while at the same time, irritate you because I won't tell you when until I update the Roadmap.

We are working to change currencies to be Legacy based. This includes unassembled components, credits, the Umbara currency, and more. I'm not aware of any major obstacles preventing this from happening, and doing so will help with a number of changes we are planning for the future.

I know that doesn't solve the concern about having to run the Flashpoint multiple times on one character, but once you have the Key to open the Stronghold, you can use the currency for other items on the vendor.

Have a good weekend,

-Keith--
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I am conflicted on the credits being legacy wide. On one hand its good but on the other hand its not. Its fine for people who have no plans on moving servers, but for people who decide to move server, this is a problem. It would be better to add this to the legacy bank and let the players be able to deposit and withdraw from it. Even better, make it account wide and you would not have to worry about loosing your legacy credits and etc when you move servers. I don't see it happening though.
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07.28.2017 , 11:33 PM | #686
Quote: Originally Posted by Deewe View Post
Got me worried here: Is story dead?

If not when can we expect to see more Story based content, especially Classes story, even one at a time...
Co-signing this. It's ironic to me that they are adding things that are appealing to RPG and story-focused players, like more strongholds - but not very much playable content that RPG and story players might actually enjoy doing.

The game's roots were as an MMORPG with focus for both groups - and I hope that the last three letters will not be forgotten. There's no point in continuing to subscribe if the game's just going to turn into something where the only new content encourages you to kill other players and raid in huge packs.

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07.28.2017 , 11:36 PM | #687
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
Hey folks,

Keith, Charles, and I wanted to apologize for our lack of posting this week. The whole team has been pretty heads down working on a variety of things and so we haven't paid you forum-goers our usual love. Here are a variety of things we have updates on or seen questions about.
  • Class Changes in 5.4 - We will make posts around each of the upcoming Class changes, akin to what we did with 5.3. My hope is to start those next week. Either way I will give you a better idea of timing next week.
  • Season 8 Rewards - The rewards blog is nearly finished and will contain all the deets, including tier breakdowns and reward screenshots. I am pretty confident it will go up next week as well. I will give you a status update next week.
  • Unassembled Component Changes - As Keith alluded to previously, there are Unassembled Component changes coming to PvP Mission Rewards. The TLDR is that we want you to be able to get more Unassembled Components each week overall while also making Ranked play a bit more appealing. We are in the final stages of locking down these exact numbers and so look for a post on this next week with the specifics.
  • Follow-up to Master Mode Ops Drops - Based on your feedback from the discussion thread, we are planning to add Unassembled Components to Master Mode boss drops with GU 5.5.
  • Follow-up on Bolster discussion - It was clear from the discussion thread that most of you would like to see Bolster go as high as possible, while still meeting our teams goal of having gear progression be relevant. We will be increasing Bolsters to 242 in PvP for GU 5.5 as well.
  • Umbara Stronghold - There were some questions about how this works. In short, you will need to run the Flashpoint to earn currency. That currency can be used to purchase rewards from a vendor, including a key to purchase the Stronghold. Once you have the key, you can then unlock the Stronghold for a reduced amount of Credits/CC. You cannot outright purchase the Stronghold, it has to be earned by running the Flashpoint to get the key.

Thanks everyone.

-eric
Actually a lot of us want Bolster to go back to 250, which is as high as possible, 242 is not as high as possible. I guess you didnt read the whole thread or count how many individuals actually asked for that.
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07.28.2017 , 11:42 PM | #688
Quote: Originally Posted by Eshvara View Post
Yeah I basically have the same play style as you! However I don't believe the small pieces of story is how it's going to be forever, but we'll see I guess.
And we'll find out more in the roadmap for August. I do wonder if the roadmap will be done before or after the 5.4 patch.
We'll see, I'm not expecting much more I suppose. But they are still setting a bar, I guess I am hoping that bar shows the absolute minimum we'll get, not the maximum. I also hope the roadmap comes out in some form before end of August as August was the last month on the first one. I am loving the roadmap stuff though, it's nice to know a summary of what is coming for longer then a week before the content is out.
I only have time for pvp matches really, nothing else is popping in queues during the times I can play undisturbed, now and then GSF will and that is my love that thing, but so unpopular.

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07.28.2017 , 11:44 PM | #689
Quote: Originally Posted by SithLordZach View Post
Making the new drops components rather than gear tokens is just a slap in the face. It shows that you know what the problem is, but that you are unwilling to fix it. it shows that you care more about not upsetting your PVP players than you do fairly rewarding your PVE players.
Pretty sure this means dropping UCs in addition to gear tokens (which will hopefully get fixed to be dropping 248s)
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07.28.2017 , 11:54 PM | #690
Quote: Originally Posted by KeithKanneg View Post

We are working to change currencies to be Legacy based. This includes unassembled components, credits, the Umbara currency, and more. I'm not aware of any major obstacles preventing this from happening, and doing so will help with a number of changes we are planning for the future.

Have a good weekend,

-Keith--
Hi Kieth,as you know I've unsubbed, but this is a step in the right direction to get me to resub. Now if you can just get those other things fixed "properly" and actually listen and understand where we are coming from with our feed back on pvp, as well as adding CXP legacy wide or some other mechanisms to make my 89 alts relative again, then I'd resub.

The main things to get me back -
*put Bolster to 248-250 to remove gear gap... 242 is still way to low for skill vs skill pvp with little to no gear gap
*fix class balance for all classes and especially make Lightning Sorcs viable in pvp

An example of some others -
*fix bugs like operative rolling through the floor in Hutt Ball
*fix other class bugs in pvp

I would consider resubbing for those first two alone and getting the whole lot done would guarantee me resubbing... but don't take too long or my addiction to swtor will be gone and my new game's addiction will have taken hold,
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