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11.08.2019 , 05:12 PM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by KeithKanneg View Post
Like many of you, I have been really enjoying the expansion and all the changes we made for gearing.
What kind of statistics are you referring to? I would like to see percentages.

Quote: Originally Posted by KeithKanneg View Post
What feels good is being able to play anything in the game and benefiting from the new gearing system.
Don't make me laugh. Since when playing anything in a game is to be considered special? It's a standard service. Benefiting from the gearing system? Sure, unless you play warzones or want to craft. Furthermore, praising this gear system is quite irritating considering it is inferior in every aspect compared to the 4.x era. Creating something better than 5.x is not an achivement.

Quote: Originally Posted by KeithKanneg View Post
We are extremely pleased with the launch of the expansion. I don’t want to jinx it, but from the game standpoint, it has been very smooth with relatively minor issues all around (the Tulak Hord server being the exception).
It is almost amusing how you ignore Darth Malgus being unplayable on high-end computers in certain countries/ISP in prime time.

Quote: Originally Posted by KeithKanneg View Post
Patch 6.0.2 will be our last update for 2019 and we’ll target its availability mid-December. It’ll have additional bug fixes along with the following:
  • Crafting changes – it begins! Yes, we’re taking a hard look at crafting and will make some adjustments starting with this patch.
What exactly had you been looking at hard in the PTS phase then? Hadn't there be anyone to tell you how absurd it was? Don't bother, we already know the answer.

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11.08.2019 , 05:18 PM | #12
You know, all of this is more than I would have expected, especially 6.02 coming in December and 6.1 targeting early 2020. This is perfect communication and makes me far more excited about the future of the game than I would have been otherwise. I'm definitely interested to see what tweaks you are coming up with.

So thank you for posting this.

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11.08.2019 , 05:19 PM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by varietasplus View Post
What kind of statistics are you referring to? I would like to see percentages.
I do think that Bioware has better statistics than you have. You only see what you want to see, but the devs have the hard numbers and thus the facts. Maybe there is a sizable portion of the playerbase that likes the changes, you don't know for sure whether that's true or not, Bioware does.
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11.08.2019 , 05:25 PM | #14
Please let us see some content for Vanilla LIs going forwards.

Not everyone is into gearing and while I very much enjoyed the story, the lack of Vanilla LI content makes it pointless to take many of my characters through the story, again. Some are still back at the end of their class stories waiting for more than a 2 minute reunion scene to make the journey worthwhile.


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11.08.2019 , 05:29 PM | #15
Whiel i enjoy the overall direction of the expansion, you really need to bring all ops and fp to lvl 75 asap, otherwise the gearing system is rather problematic, since you will run into the lvl 70 stat caps pretty fast.

Also, old fps are in dire need for an overhaul. The diffculty gap between fps like Hammer Station and newer FPs is vastly bigger then between Veteran and Master, which makes no sense. Also with respect to clearing times, you are getting essentaily punished now for doing difficult content.

Becuase of this if you do a random master FP, people will often just outright leave after seeing that they have drawn a "hard" FP.

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11.08.2019 , 05:46 PM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by KeithKanneg View Post

will continue refinements over the coming months.
For those of us who have been down this road before know it does not get better

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11.08.2019 , 05:48 PM | #17
Thanks for the update, Keith! I too have been enjoying the expansion so far, with my main char already best-in-slot save for some amplifiers, and I'm currently working on getting all 8 classes to rank 100 for the legacy title. I really like the gearing.
My raid group is progressing through Dxun VM, and I've organized over ten PuG runs through Dxun SM to teach the boss fights to other players. The flurry of bugs, requiring a phase reset multiple times each run, is very annoying though.

I do have to say that my enjoyment has been diminished quite a bit because of all the small bugs, which shows me there's been a lack of attention to detail, specifically:
  • Quick Travel points that cannot be unlocked
  • Gathering nodes that are stuck inside a wall or tree and cannot be clicked
  • Mek-Sha achievements that cannot be completed
  • Mek-Sha world boss that grants no loot or achievement
  • Various bugs in the Dxun operation
  • Various typos and inconsistencies in the German translation - something that has never happened before
I am sure everyone at the studio is giving their best but these bugs show that the expansion was rushed. I wouldn't have wanted to see another delay but please schedule better for future Game Updates so bugs like this don't happen again.
It is especially frustrating when half of the things mentioned in the 6.0a patch notes turned out to not be fixed after all, so I hope they (and some of the remaining issues) will get fixed next week.
Scoundrel healer. Raid leader. Guild officer @ Tulak Hord

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11.08.2019 , 05:55 PM | #18
Very great to hear Keith, looking forward to the updates, and the Mek-sha quests. Very happy with the gearing overall, also planets, and the Onslaught stories. Looking forward to what's next
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11.08.2019 , 05:56 PM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by KeithKanneg View Post
Hey everyone,

Hi Keith,

While it’s good to hear from you, it seems you guys are ignoring lots of legitimate threads and concerns from players regarding some of the gearing problems for pvpers, bugs, balancing and crafting, etc. we’ve basically had zero communication and your post doesn’t cover a lot of what’s concerning the community. It’s great you are looking at crafting, but what about everything else? Also, we told you guys on the pts about the crafting issue and you ignored us.

The beginning of the year you promised we would have improved communications. But it’s one way. We communicate and you guys don’t respond or totally ignore whole threads on legitimate topics. Musco has basically been afk since launch on anything that wasn’t a tech issue,

When can we expect some better “two way” communication from your team. Many of us have discovered issues aground the gearing and that only people willing to grind flash points or Ops can gear up to get the right gear. Pvpers have a sub par drop rate and it mostly drops items 6-8 levels below your iRating.

I like that you’re optimistic and your post is too. But some of it came across that you aren’t in touch with some of the population and some of the key problems going on. I don’t know if that is your optimism or wether these things aren’t making there way back to you through the proper channels. Ie, through the community management team.

I look forward to seeing the crafting changes. But I would also like to see some discourse on the gearing for pvp and other gearing issues around Amps, cost, fragment cap, some class utilities not working, tactical’s being swapped by stealth in a pvp combat scenario, not all old content balanced correctly (yet) ... and so forth. There are plenty of these topics across the forums and we feel like they been totally ignored because we get zero response or replies from the team or Musco, if you want us to keep providing the “valuable” feed back, we need to know you are listening, ie, how about someone respond and say we’ve seen x,y,s and are looking into it. Honestly, how long would that take to do? Just an acknowledgement goes along way.

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11.08.2019 , 06:11 PM | #20
So... nothing new till early 2020. Which for you probably mean something around end of February. Just as I thought.
Quote: Originally Posted by KeithKanneg View Post
. I now have quite a few toons up to level 75 and virtually all of them are at Item Rating 306. I’m spending time changing stats of individual items, playing around with amplifiers, and seeing what changes will make me feel OP. What feels good is being able to play anything in the game and benefiting from the new gearing system
Honestly this sounds less like a honest description of your experience as a player and more like a sales pitch. Trying so hard to sell us the new gearing system, eh?
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