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Point of Ilum?


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ComeAndSee
12.31.2011 , 08:41 AM | #1
What exactly is the point of Ilum? Every time I go there is never any PvP because everyone is just there to finish their quests and leave. Usually I just group up with somebody from other faction and go to the middle and take turns blowing up each others tanks.

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Zetara
12.31.2011 , 08:47 AM | #3
This is because compared to the 1,000,000+ accounts created, such a small minority of them have hit level 50. Then those 50s are in Warzones, helping guildies, doing flashpoints, crafting, etc. Doesn't leave a lot of people left over to go to Ilum. Leave it some time and when a lot more people are level 50 a lot more people will be able to visit.

Give it some actual time, we're talking at least a month, ideally more for the majority of accounts that are around now to actually hit 50 and then you will see a more populated Ilum.

Asking these questions 2 weeks into the game when not a lot of people are 50 is like asking why you can't find intellectual debate at a creche. The answer is because there's a lot of babies there and only a couple of adults. You have to wait until they grow up.
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12.31.2011 , 08:50 AM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by Zetara View Post
This is because compared to the 1,000,000+ accounts created, such a small minority of them have hit level 50. Then those 50s are in Warzones, helping guildies, doing flashpoints, crafting, etc. Doesn't leave a lot of people left over to go to Ilum. Leave it some time and when a lot more people are level 50 a lot more people will be able to visit.

Give it some actual time, we're talking at least a month, ideally more for the majority of accounts that are around now to actually hit 50 and then you will see a more populated Ilum.

Asking these questions 2 weeks into the game when not a lot of people are 50 is like asking why you can't find intellectual debate at a creche. The answer is because there's a lot of babies there and only a couple of adults. You have to wait until they grow up.

This doesn't have anything to do with anything. The zone's design discourages PvP.

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Zetara
12.31.2011 , 08:54 AM | #5
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This doesn't have anything to do with anything. The zone's design discourages PvP.
PVP can take place with 2 people stood in a square room. If there are people around in an open world environment, PVP occurs. What you are seing right now is not a lot of 50s going and doing other stuff becuse there isn't really a population big enough to do anything meaningful with that planet. In time there will be.

Wait until there are hundreds of 50s all stood around on Ilum, I guarantee you there will be fireworks. This is common sense.
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Paganini
12.31.2011 , 09:00 AM | #6
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Wait until there are hundreds of 50s all stood around on Ilum, I guarantee you there will be fireworks. This is common sense.
Why? It's not that the PvP is meaningless, it's that it's actually counter-productive.

People are gonna go there for 3 minutes a day and get their daily done, nothing else.

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Zetara
12.31.2011 , 09:06 AM | #7
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Why? It's not that the PvP is meaningless, it's that it's actually counter-productive.

People are gonna go there for 3 minutes a day and get their daily done, nothing else.
That's their own problem. The point of open world PVP is when you see someone on the other side, you kill them.

Ilum is another place where that can happen. So at 50 you would expect to see alliances o guilds forming as is typical in MMOs and inhabit areas of the planet where it will become a PVP hub and these groups will travel to each other and clash resulting in open world PVP battles. The 'objectives' or 'design' will be largely ignored in favour of bragging rights and pvp battles between opposing factions and clans trying to be the best.

Right now, you have people halfway through the story and common sense dictates that 2 weeks into the game this is quite obviously not going to be happening yet. What you have is the people who speed levelled to 50 wondering why there isn't anything to do, because they have yet to be joined by the masses who will join them in PVP.
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12.31.2011 , 09:13 AM | #8
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That's their own problem. The point of open world PVP is when you see someone on the other side, you kill them.
Actually it's our problem, these are the people we need to be there so that there are enough people to kill and Bioware have failed to make them want or need to stay.
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LordRaevin
12.31.2011 , 09:16 AM | #9
There's nobody in Illum on Sith'Ari.. i've seen two level 50's tops and the devices are always Republic owned.

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Zetara
12.31.2011 , 09:20 AM | #10
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Actually it's our problem, these are the people we need to be there so that there are enough people to kill and Bioware have failed to make them want or need to stay.
No, that's just people being impatient. Enough people haven't reached 50 yet. You need to wait at least a month, maybe 2 for enough people to reach 50. Bioware haven't failed to make anybody want or need to stay, you're seeing a few QQ threads because some people sprinted to the finish line and wondered why it was a bit quiet when everybody else was taking their time, and then 1,000,000 accounts that are currently playing the game. Can't you see how insignificant the amount of people making these threads are? It might seem like a lot, but in reality it's absolutely nothing compared to the player base hapily playing the game.

Give it a realistic amount of time, and you will see it. It's common sense which a lot of people seem to lack these days, too impatient.
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