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Game Update 1.7 Developer Blog: Relics of the Gree Event

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Game Update 1.7 Developer Blog: Relics of the Gree Event
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02.11.2013 , 05:10 PM | #21
I wish the rewards were not linked to the reputation system. Or atleast I hope that you can max your reputation without having to play the event every day.

Also the weapon component tokens things seems lame. I don't want to have to form an operations group or kill a raid boss to get the weapons I want. Hopefully you can earn them without having to group up as well. Should be fun though although if it is as good as it sounds it will be a shame that after 2 weeks that once the event is over world pvp dies again.

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02.11.2013 , 05:15 PM | #22
Someone clarify this a bit for me.

The Gree are in the contested area. However, only the southern bowl will auto-flag.

Now, I've never been in this area, so I do not know what this implies. Does that mean going to the Western Shelf will not auto-flag if I wanted to just do the PvE quests (at least, I think those are PvE quests), but going to the southern bowl will auto-flag, is a PvP area, but you do not have PvP goals (i.e. killing other players), but are fighting for resources against everyone?
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02.11.2013 , 05:17 PM | #23
So, a story of grey color scheme, an old exploration vessel that has jumped through star systems and traveled for so long that it has forgotten its original purpose and is unrecognizable/misunderstood to its creators, shows up and starts poking things and observing the results, and now its creators are trying to figure out what to do about it and the dangers it may carry?

So patch 1.7 is V'ger's return?

(Don't let the colorful poster fool you, that movie was grey, grey, grey. Though secants were not prominently featured.)
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Strainge's Avatar

02.11.2013 , 05:18 PM | #24
This is going to be awesome. I only PVE but who cares. Also, it cleary says in the blog that if you stay north you will not be flagged for PVP, so as long as you're on a PVE server then you're not being forced to PVP if you don't want to. Besides, during other events that we were flagged in, most of the time people of the opposing faction will ignore you as long as you don't look like you're getting ready to attack them. My only question is, most of my 50's are rakata/bh geared, should I be wearing recruit gear while playing the event? I'm not sure how expertise works in open world PVP.
ps. I'm glad they gave an end date for this event. I have a few stacks of Rakghoul DNA and Tokens of Enrichment that went to waste because of the other 2 events abrupt ends.

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02.11.2013 , 05:19 PM | #25
Quote: Originally Posted by DarthVengeant View Post
Ok, so you are forced to PVP in order to do this, and can only do this event if you are 45+. Nice way to alienate half the people playing.

I hate PVP. People will just exploit it and gang up on people in groups to further ruin it. Completely ruining their chance to get anything done. I only enjoy playing WITH others, not against others, or alone.

Way to go Bioware.

My anticipation for this just died. Pretty much everything they do now just turns me off.
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02.11.2013 , 05:24 PM | #26
FINALLY SOME GOOD PVP! Thank you so much Bioware
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02.11.2013 , 05:34 PM | #27
Can't wait to see this in action. Will be interesting to see how the North PVE rewards differ from the PVP South awards. And if you want all the Gree items do you have to do both or will you hit the weekly cap before that?

Should also be interesting to see how the Bolster system works for 45->50. I don't see how it can overcome the gear discrepancy of a 45 in blues going vs an elite war hero 50.
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02.11.2013 , 05:37 PM | #28
Looks awesome!


The Secantís arrival has changed the terms of the battle on Ilum. This is a PvP region restricted to groups of four players competing over limited resources to achieve daily mission objectives. Operations groups are disallowed in the Southern Bowl, but on PvP servers, the Northern Bowl will still host large-scale conflicts between the Empire and the Republic.
Question: did I read it wrong or do you have to be on a PvP server to have true, Ops group, open world PvP on Ilum? How it read was that on PvE servers there will be no big open world, just the 4 on 4 in the southern area. If that's the truth it's...disappointing, to say the least. Hoping I read it wrong.
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02.11.2013 , 05:39 PM | #29
Quote: Originally Posted by Heezdedjim View Post
It sounds like those who have been begging for a year for some form of open world PvP will get that, and those who want to grind rep without doing any PvP will be able to do that. The dev blog points out that only the Southern Shelf missions are tagged [PvP], implying that there are other missions that require no PvP at all. But if you do take the PvP ones, then apparently you'll have slightly easier PvE objectives you can complete while in the Southern Shelf area. From how they've described it, I can't see any reason for PvE-only players to feel left out, and the PvP players will finally get something they can do other than wait for queues to pop.
Eh? Game runs so much better than it did when 1.1 Illum came out, past events and their pvp areas have shown it handles so much better. Fleet runs like crap because of how many are on it and more on it than ever before since f2p, but it still is running better than it did back in 1.1

Also Illum had a population cap on it placed to keep performance up, I assume that is still the case for the event.

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02.11.2013 , 05:41 PM | #30
Quote: Originally Posted by TalkingDinosaur View Post
Game has been out for over a year now. If you're not 50 at this point, it is your own fault.
Well not necessarily. I just started a new Sorcerer who is only 33, but I'll probably have him at level 50 before the event ends and if not it's no big deal since it's recurring.