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What would you like to see in the next expansion?

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What would you like to see in the next expansion?

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Pietrastor
11.14.2019 , 07:07 PM | #71
I would like to see an actual story in the next expansion. Onslaught didnt have one that could be called that.
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Neulwen
11.14.2019 , 07:58 PM | #72
- more Rep v Imp story (Onslaught was nice so far)
- have our character referred to by their class (Lord, Agent, Hunter etc) instead of commander, if we rejoined our faction
- our characters acting more like their class (some more diversity in voicelines and power etc)
- have warzones (where applicable) feel like Rep v Imp again (give option to have original narration voicelines)
- let us customise size and amount of buffs/debuffs shown on raid frames
- a new warzone, like king of the hill, or escort, or one similar to Novare
- small amounts of Tech Fragments granted from lowbie pvp
- customisation of dark side corruption (eye colour, where the veins show, how pale etc.) (Being more DS gives us more options to choose between.)
- option to always show helmet in story
- more hooks in existing strongholds
- remove mailboxes and instead have a portable mail service, or a mailbox at our ship (current mailboxes are so WoW)

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Brother_Wolf_NZ
11.14.2019 , 09:47 PM | #73
Quote: Originally Posted by Ylliarus View Post
I would be a big supporter of a return to class story specific plotlines, but sadly that's not going to happen. Bioware has too few resources and manpower to pull off 8 individual class stories. Onslaught is a good example, we got 2 separate stories there and the overall length of the entire story was much shorter as a result. I think that 1 Empire and 1 Republic story is the most we can count on for the time being. Perhaps at some point the game will go through more of a revival and receive more funding, resources and manpower to make a return to 8 individual class stories.

As to what I'd like to see in future story content?

Since Onslaught was heavily focused on the front lines of the Third Galactic War, I would like to see the next story installment to be more inwardly focused.

For the Republic, I'd like to see an arc that involves the rebuilding of the Jedi Order, specifically the rebuilding of the Jedi Temple on Coruscant. It could heavily involve exploring the inner depths of the ruined temple, where, as a result of the attack, a lot of dangerous Sith artifacts were "let loose" and have started affecting scavengers and the like. Our characters would delve inside the ruins to try and contain the artifacts again, find ancient Jedi lore and secrets while also fighting possessed people. The arc could also cover a "cleansing" of the Jedi Temple, since I'd imagine there to be a lot of Dark Side energy around there with how the Sith have pulled a number on the place during the sacking of Coruscant.

For the Empire, I'd love to see a struggle for the Imperial throne. As much as I love Darth Vowrawn as Sith Emperor, I do have a feeling he and Acina are going to be killed, no matter our choice back on Iokath. If the story will indeed head that way, I'd want the next story update to focus the Empire's story on political intrigue, shadow conflicts and lots of backstabbing to put a new Dark Lord of the Sith on the Imperial throne. Our character would be given the choice to support a candidate and then work with them to get that Darth to become Emperor or Empress of the Sith. As long as it won't be our character who will try to ascend to the Imperial throne, I'd be fine with it. Think of it, how much more powerful the person behind the throne, whispering into the ear of the Emperor or Empress would be.

Both these stories would give the opportunity to return to the capital worlds of our factions and let us have a look at the hearts of the Empire and Republic once more.

In even further story updates, perhaps we could venture into the Tion Hegemony, as we haven't seen them featured since the Kaon Under Siege arc. I'd also love to see more of the Stygian Caldera, which harbour the Sith worlds like Dromund Kaas and Korriban, but also many others like Bosthirda, Jaguada and Ch'hodos. I think it would be nice to see more of the Sith worlds in the game, especially since we had a strongly Jedi-focused one with the Ossus story.
I've already addressed this, but I'll say it again to keep the tension. My Agent Sniper is a double agent working for the Republic, and I would very much like to see what will happen when the Empire finds out about the deception, especially Darth Malgus, being the smart guy that he is. I was really disappointed when Onslaught just ended after the Coreilla Flashpoint, just when it was starting to get really interesting and really good. As for the Sith Empire Throne, you make a good point about that. But I wouldn't be surprised if our Sith characters chose to take the throne for themselves and rule the Empire, if they ever so decided.

As for Jedi characters, I quite like to see them becoming the new Grandmaster of the Jedi Order, however only applying if they're light sided. For Bounty Hunters, when they're inducted into the Mandalorians during the main storyline, I would like to see something that has them becoming the new Mandalore or something, but that's just an idea. For Troopers, I like to see them ascend to the rank of Supreme Commander, much like Malcolm but only if they sided with the Republic during Iokath and of course Onslaught. What I'm saying is, I'm only in it for the story. And I like to see more story content that results from the choices we made in the past.

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OlBuzzard
11.14.2019 , 11:27 PM | #74
Quote: Originally Posted by Goreshaga View Post
I really don't like Hoth, it's pretty empty, the lansdcape are pretty much the same wherever you are and the sky is not beautiful. Ilum has the most beautiful sky of all planets so far, and more varied landscape than Hoth.


I'd take a nice home in the mountains of Alderan over Hoth or Ilum though, as i really like this planet (well, and i'm a bit biased as my JK is from Alderaan)
If it were done correctly … and there was plenty of snow … graceful slopes and a functional ski lift with the ability to ski down and ride back up (kind of where I was originally going with the suggestion) … I might could go with Alderaan … but no way for Illum … It's colder and the sky is gloomy in most areas from what I've seen of it !

But … maybe I might think about Alderaan.

Hoth is more secluded … quiet (aside from the howling wind)… and admittedly Hoth is a lot colder than Alderaan ! And maybe there's fewer Wampa beasts on Alderaan (I'm not sure what that's got to do with it ).

BUT... you have to admit that Alderaan is waaay short on: … And if you give a few days... I might can come up with something !!

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SerraShar
11.15.2019 , 02:27 AM | #75
Quote: Originally Posted by OlBuzzard View Post
If it were done correctly … and there was plenty of snow … graceful slopes and a functional ski lift with the ability to ski down and ride back up (kind of where I was originally going with the suggestion) … I might could go with Alderaan … but no way for Illum … It's colder and the sky is gloomy in most areas from what I've seen of it !

But … maybe I might think about Alderaan.

Hoth is more secluded … quiet (aside from the howling wind)… and admittedly Hoth is a lot colder than Alderaan ! And maybe there's fewer Wampa beasts on Alderaan (I'm not sure what that's got to do with it ).

BUT... you have to admit that Alderaan is waaay short on: … And if you give a few days... I might can come up with something !!

You just want that fancy place..whatcha call it ? the Hampton ? lol but in Star Wars! lol

Ew not Alderaan . Too many Snobs, too many crappy Politic .

I would love a farm on Balmorra . Pretty sunset.......the sound of canon firing in the background.....smell of rebels burning corpse...and you are racking your pumpkins patch.....yup. I'm sold!
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OlBuzzard
11.15.2019 , 09:12 AM | #76
Quote: Originally Posted by SerraShar View Post
You just want that fancy place..whatcha call it ? the Hampton ? lol but in Star Wars! lol

Ew not Alderaan . Too many Snobs, too many crappy Politic .

I would love a farm on Balmorra . Pretty sunset.......the sound of canon firing in the background.....smell of rebels burning corpse...and you are racking your pumpkins patch.....yup. I'm sold!
** rich snobs vs equipment frozen every other day (namely the afore mentioned ski lift) ! Besides … I hate lugging my skies back up the hill.

** Crappy politics: I prefer aggressive negotiations when needed !!

** An Ol Buzzard roasting … EEEWwwwww (that smells pretty bad … trust me !) NOT GOOD !!

*** sigh *** … as much as I hate to admit it …

(Back to the specifics of the topic)

** more frequent companion interactions ** IMO … it was one of the things that set this game apart from others.... and it would be cool to some of that return. It doesn't always have to be LI centered. There could easily be dozens of subjects / fun stuff … ie a ski trip down the slopes of our new SH on Hoth … ( please see Hoth Chalet suggestion )

** Bass boat ??? ** Nah … I know better ! aside from me I doubt that would work … scratch that !

** a couple of new Strong Holds **
***Space Station Type***
A. Location: My personal thought on this would be to initially locate it on the outer rim. This might work well with the current story and fit well with the past stories whether LS or DS. ALSO … as a possible suggestion it should be considered to be able to relocate what sector of space (based on current map) to relocate to for a "nominal charge either in CC or credits".
B. Design features
This station should have:
1. An over all design style on the interior that simular to the "City in the Clouds" from Star Wars "The Empire Strikes Back". Development would use their discretion to design as needed or desired .. just make it fun and unique !
2. At least one observation deck to view the open stars around us … This would be a great view from a "clear domed area in the center top or bottom … that gives a breath taking view of space. This would be a real challenge for the team.. but IMO … worth it ! Design MIGHT include a loading dock for player ship.
3. Larger than Manaan ... but NOT LARGER than Nar Shaddaa.

***Hoth / Private Chalet *** PLEASE NOTE: updated to possibly read "Alderaan" instead of Hoth
A. Location: "summer resort" on Hoth (ALDERAAN ) .. JK .. You get the idea. Still will freeze the snow and keep things on ice... but a place on Hoth where the ski slopes close by will be nice. And yet … what a view. The development team knows exactly what I'm talking about !!

B. Design suggestions. Go wild with this one. Part inside (maybe even build part of it in the side of a mountain... ) Not too large (Larger than Manaan ) … but don't over do it ! The one thing that I might suggest would be a ski slope that a player could guide their toon down the side of a long stretch for a run. AND .. a private lift back to the top ! (Just a thought). This could be really fun !

** and the really big one: A new class ??? **

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Additionally:

** longer stories and more frequent interactions with at least one favorite companion … along with more customizing features for said companions** for example female companions could use some updated hair styles available... and I'm guessing that the same would be true for male companions as well.

** more frequent brief interludes such as "Hearts and Minds" ** That brief segment really helped tie up some loose ends and helped set the stage for the next segment of the story.

** more dailies on Onderon ** That whole area was nicely done. I'd like to see more missions that would further explore that setting !

** perhaps some new companions (male / female) ** could be used for multiple character applications ??? Just a thought. Perhaps might be in the same light as Lana and Theron. But also a new face (so to speak).

** Another page in the ongoing struggle between the Republic and the Empire ** Perhaps with some updates on a few old planets: Taris for example might be seeing some signs of revitalization and actual clean up taking place. Rakghouls might be gradually restored to sentient being with purpose and life.

** Some new FP's that work with the new stories yet to come ** As the stories grow .. there should be some FP's that work hand in hand with those stories.

… I'm certain that there will be more that comes to mind later on !
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Xina_LA
11.15.2019 , 09:30 AM | #77
Next expansion... that's a big question.

As far as story --
* No planet-killers.
* No new companions.
* No resurrections or references to previous villains.
* No choosing which companion dies with no hope of saving both.
* Significant dialog differences between the Classes and races.
* More scenes with our Romance companions.
* New missions on existing planets, especially DK and Coruscant.
* Positive scenes -- celebrations, award ceremonies, weddings, something LIGHT.

Do you realize, we've never got to command our own Fleet?
I'd like to see a big space battle where we get to make decisions about how it goes.

I want more missions where I get to choose what tasks my Companions get and which one goes with me.

And more than anything -- MORE BUG FIXES. Bugs are still coming out faster than they're fixed!
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DawnAskham
11.15.2019 , 09:49 AM | #78
An actual expansion - with everything clearly tested and ready to go, not in a beta state.

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TrixxieTriss
11.15.2019 , 08:24 PM | #79
No bugs
Current bugs fixed
Class balance
More reasonable conquest goals
Better system(s) design
Less RNG or no RNG vendors
Some ability culling, not new abilities to add to the heap we already have
Fix the lag and dysnc in pvp maps
Make the game fun and enjoyable again and not like a 2nd job

As far as content goes, I’ll be happy if they just fix every thing (my expectations are low) that I’ve listed and not break anything else or change stuff for the sake of change.

The game should and needs to be fun to keep players around. Even the best story will only keep people occupied for a short time and if everything else is ****, then people leave just as fast. I can read a book or listen to a pod cast if all I want is Star Wars story that lasts 5-20 hours (which is always going to be the max they can make). But I want more replayable content that is fun, not grindy and not buggy to keep my playing.

I do t think any of that is too much to ask. Most other AAA games or studios do this, why can’t Bioware. And don’t say funds, it’s been like this for a long time before they had lack of funds. Quality control is major problem in this game and so is wasting resources to change stuff that doesn’t need changing for the sake of change. Especially when they could be using the limited resources addressing all the bugs and other problems. Every time they change stuff, it breaks something else unexpected that was working just fine before. The last thing they should be doing is changing things they don’t need too if it breaks stuff every time.

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TrixxieTriss
11.15.2019 , 08:26 PM | #80
Quote: Originally Posted by DawnAskham View Post
An actual expansion - with everything clearly tested and ready to go, not in a beta state.
Here, here... well put. I still feel like we are beta testing this expansion, which means the pts was an alpha version and maybe we’ll get a working version next year sometime?