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Developer Update: Warzone Arenas

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Developer Update: Warzone Arenas
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Solloby's Avatar

08.15.2013 , 09:42 PM | #431
I have some questions/concerns about arena, specifically around player numbers and team imbalance - hopefully hasn't been asked before, I didn't see any response about it.

1. What will happen if not everyone accepts the queue?

It won't start the match without full teams on both sides, right? In WZs you usually have a chance when you are down up to 2 players, but for arenas I can imagine starting a deathmatch with even 1 person down pretty much guarantees a loss unless the full team are performing badly. With 2 players down you would need a huge skill discrepancy for the shorthanded team to win.

2. What happens if players leave? Can they leave?

If someone leaves your team midbattle, you are screwed.
If someone leaves your team between rounds and isn't replaced, you are screwed.
If you get backfilled into a match midbattle because someone left a losing team and most of your teammates are already dead, you are screwed.
If you can't leave the arena until it's over, everyone who hates arenas will just afk/let themselves get killed until its all over so they can requeue and hope for a WZ, in which case you may as well be down a teammate since they aren't going to be helpful. This assumes they didn't know what type of PVP game they were entering when they clicked the accept button, which leads me to my next question.

3. Will players be shown what type of game they are being put into?

When the PVP queue pops, will we be told if it's a WZ or Arena? If so, will this cause more WZs to start with undersized teams because players who only want to Arena will decline the queue? Will it cause a lot of Arena queues to be declined by WZ players who don't like deathmatches?

I'm not suggesting the queues should be separate - PVE servers can't handle that in offpeak times, and it'd likely funnel all PVPers into Arenas since they need less players to start, so co-queuers would never get into WZs.

Also, thank you very much for the huttball map picture! It makes me happy <3

Scorpassailant's Avatar

08.15.2013 , 09:58 PM | #432
Well dang. I might just download the PTS just so I can go against the devs!!

DarthxFreeze's Avatar

08.15.2013 , 10:08 PM | #434
Quote: Originally Posted by buckman View Post
I don't get this logic. There were no gamebreaking bugs in Ranked 8v8. You guys could have worked the issues while keeping the people that were satisfied with the current state to keep playing.

This game MAY lose a good bit of players over this. Just like we did when you guys scrapped Open World PvP.
I agree, Open World was a great way for guild vs. guild combat... Or just a massive moshpit, I hope you place a new open world pvp zone in this new planet you plan to release in 2.4 (leave Bolster out of this zone).

As I said in my last reply, I personally believe that to "fix" 8v8 Ranked Warzones is: Allow single queue as you plan to do with Arenas, and remove Bolster in Ranked so that getting gear is actually worth something.

Copperheadr's Avatar

08.15.2013 , 11:28 PM | #435
Quote: Originally Posted by NadirPalo View Post
interesting comp...

whats a musco and when can I roll one?
New class leaked !!! Musco !

Former Bria resident.

johnnyby's Avatar

08.15.2013 , 11:47 PM | #436
Any1 going to stream 4ppl WZ's on the pts?
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Wainamoinen's Avatar

08.16.2013 , 02:45 AM | #437
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
Nerf Muscos.

Interesting idea to motivate lots of people to experience/test on the PTS.

Unfortunately I've an old friend flying into the country tonight - so they're going to be pretty pissed off when I blow them out to play the new arenas.
There will be blood, it might be yours;
So go kill someone - signed, Bad Horse

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Pesadillas's Avatar

08.16.2013 , 03:05 AM | #438
I have a question, if I go into the test server, I can try? Few days and then return to Normal? do not really know how this works.
Another thing, there is only warzone arena and also new equipment, ...?

dehdehdeh's Avatar

08.16.2013 , 04:13 AM | #439
1. After Warzone Arena matches on PTS, do we earn Warzone Commendations?

2. If so, do they transition to our original server character, or will we need to copy our character from PTS to our original server?

rickibalboa's Avatar

08.16.2013 , 04:21 AM | #440
For everyone still really pissed at this. I'd recommend making a support ticket. Forcing them to consistently individually read and reply to the same thing over and over might give them a hint that it's a bad idea. The majority of forum content goes on blind eyes when it comes to the staff.