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Developer Update: Warzone Arenas

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Developer Update: Warzone Arenas
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Madolert
08.16.2013 , 04:29 AM | #441
Quote: Originally Posted by AlexModny View Post
Hey PvPers! I am going to be in this thread all day responding to your questions and feedback. I will get to as many posts as I can but I won’t get to them all. Hope yall enjoy the blog post!

Alex,

I need to know, we all need to know ..

Why are you not implenting crossrealms ?! why why why?
You cant actually believe that removing rwz 8vs8 and implenting 4v4 dm only will fix this pvp community .. dear god.
I'm happy among many others that your actually is bringing new content and style to pvp, but removing something that actually has been highly apreciated by many just like that, is not a good thing.

By fixing crossrealms, problem would be solved with rwz, players and guilds dont have to transfer to the same pvp server just to be able to get rwz ques etc ..

Why Alex, why ?

Regards

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Chiltonium
08.16.2013 , 04:50 AM | #442
NEW HUTTBALL!?

wheres the lifetime sub button!

Also, if you're going to increase rewards from arenas and warzones, please dont increase the xp without giving us players the option to TURN IT OFF.

This game already has a ridiculously fast xp curve, I cant even finish a planet without outleveling the next one. Toss in some pvp, and I'm 3-4 levels over the planet when I get to it. You add MORE xp to it, then I have to choose between pvp or pve and cant do both without making the PVE experience extremely boring and dull. Not that SWTOR is exactly a challenging MMO, but still.
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NilethStar
08.16.2013 , 04:56 AM | #443
Quote: Originally Posted by dehdehdeh View Post
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?
Anything you earn on PTS cannot be transferred to live servers. You can't transfer a character from PTS to a live server

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Chiltonium
08.16.2013 , 05:02 AM | #444
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
Hey folks,

While talking about Warzone Arenas, I want to tell you all about something Alex and I have been hinting at...the ability to play against some devs in Arenas! That's right, tomorrow when 2.4 is live on PTS there will be a 4-man dev team in the queue with you. Let me spell out the exact details on why, when, and how.

Why?
As we often do with PTS we have some specific things we want to test. We figure what better way to drum up a little extra excitement around the Game Update then to get in there with you guys and play it right there with you. This will also allow us an opportunity to do something we also haven't done yet, play Warzone Arenas in the live environment! Lastly, what player wouldn't jump at the chance to fight some devs in Arenas!?

When?
Our current plan is that we will do this tomorrow night from 5-7 PM CDT. Note that if we hit any issues with bringing up PTS tomorrow in a timely manner, we could push this out.

How?
Simple! All you have to do is grab 3 friends, and join the team ranked queue. We will be playing Arenas in that queue nonstop from 5-7 so hop on and you might just get a chance to take us on!

Here are some additional things I want to point out. We will not be in-game to answer questions or anything like that so even if you play against us, we intend to talk only with our weapons!

Speaking of "we," let me tell you who you can expect to see in-game. Our 4 man team will be following characters:

BWMusco
BWPow
BWSorc
BWMerc

As you can see, I will be one of the players. Just to avoid any internet trolling all I will say is other folks who you will see in Arena tests besides us on the community team include members of the dev team, including some folks from our Combat/PvP team!

One thing I want to stress as that the 4 names I mentioned above and ONLY those 4 names will be representing BioWare during that exact time. If during that test, or anytime besides that, you see someone on PTS who has similar naming and is claiming to be a BioWare employee, they are not. Not only are they not an employee, I would ask that you immediately send me a PM here on the forums to let me know of their action (do not submit an in-game CS ticket). This is a definite breach of our ToS and appropriate action will be taken.

If you want to get in on this action I recommend that you follow the directions below on accessing PTS. This will let you get started on the patching process but note you will not be able to play on PTS until tomorrow! Then tomorrow when PTS is live you can transfer your character and get ready to hop in the queue.

Thanks folks, looking forward to getting in and mixing it up in Arenas with you all.

-eric

PS - If you do not know how to access PTS, here are some handy instructions:

1. Log in to the Star Wars: The Old Republic launcher using your username and password.
2. Click the Settings button (gear) in the bottom left corner of the launcher
3. Under “Enable Public Test Server Access”, select “Yes”
4. Click “Save”
5. Now the bottom left corner will have two buttons: select the new button next to settings
6. Under "Pick an Environment" select "Public Test"
7. Click "Next" and you will begin patching on the Public Test Server*
8. Click "Play"

please play a madness assassin or a concealment operative please. Then after you get steamrolled by an organized team of players because you cant do anything, discuss how to fix that.
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Syadestis - 55 Powertech
Syaseheth - 55 Assassin
SyasehethS - 55 Juggernaut (yea, same name with an s, so what, wanna fight about it?)

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Drudenfusz
08.16.2013 , 05:05 AM | #445
Quote: Originally Posted by dehdehdeh View Post
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?
Last time i played on the PTS one could get all the commendation as normal, so guess taht will still happen. But everything you get on the PTS stays on the PTS.

Wonder if there might be something like the titles for testing arenas on the PTS. Also, will there be an option to get a level up and the best PvP gear, like there was at a time with the PvE gear to play on the PTS?
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captindoom
08.16.2013 , 05:12 AM | #446
What time today will the PTS be open, when can we start copying our characters to PTS, can we do this now?

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Savej
08.16.2013 , 07:36 AM | #447
Quote: Originally Posted by AlexModny View Post

You can only play Ranked as a premade 4-player team or a 1 person solo grouped with and going against other solo players. The two do not mix.

Since there are now only two Qs, does this mean that players can't group to queue for any non-ranked games?

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cycao
08.16.2013 , 07:36 AM | #448
Quote: Originally Posted by captindoom View Post
What time today will the PTS be open, when can we start copying our characters to PTS, can we do this now?
Early afternoon (CDT).

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Niramos
08.16.2013 , 07:59 AM | #449
Love the changes, getting PTS now!

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dionmani
08.16.2013 , 09:44 AM | #450
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
Hey folks,

While talking about Warzone Arenas, I want to tell you all about something Alex and I have been hinting at...the ability to play against some devs in Arenas! That's right, tomorrow when 2.4 is live on PTS there will be a 4-man dev team in the queue with you. Let me spell out the exact details on why, when, and how.

Why?
As we often do with PTS we have some specific things we want to test. We figure what better way to drum up a little extra excitement around the Game Update then to get in there with you guys and play it right there with you. This will also allow us an opportunity to do something we also haven't done yet, play Warzone Arenas in the live environment! Lastly, what player wouldn't jump at the chance to fight some devs in Arenas!?

When?
Our current plan is that we will do this tomorrow night from 5-7 PM CDT. Note that if we hit any issues with bringing up PTS tomorrow in a timely manner, we could push this out.

How?
Simple! All you have to do is grab 3 friends, and join the team ranked queue. We will be playing Arenas in that queue nonstop from 5-7 so hop on and you might just get a chance to take us on!

Here are some additional things I want to point out. We will not be in-game to answer questions or anything like that so even if you play against us, we intend to talk only with our weapons!

Speaking of "we," let me tell you who you can expect to see in-game. Our 4 man team will be following characters:

BWMusco
BWPow
BWSorc
BWMerc

As you can see, I will be one of the players. Just to avoid any internet trolling all I will say is other folks who you will see in Arena tests besides us on the community team include members of the dev team, including some folks from our Combat/PvP team!

One thing I want to stress as that the 4 names I mentioned above and ONLY those 4 names will be representing BioWare during that exact time. If during that test, or anytime besides that, you see someone on PTS who has similar naming and is claiming to be a BioWare employee, they are not. Not only are they not an employee, I would ask that you immediately send me a PM here on the forums to let me know of their action (do not submit an in-game CS ticket). This is a definite breach of our ToS and appropriate action will be taken.

If you want to get in on this action I recommend that you follow the directions below on accessing PTS. This will let you get started on the patching process but note you will not be able to play on PTS until tomorrow! Then tomorrow when PTS is live you can transfer your character and get ready to hop in the queue.

Thanks folks, looking forward to getting in and mixing it up in Arenas with you all.

-eric

PS - If you do not know how to access PTS, here are some handy instructions:

1. Log in to the Star Wars: The Old Republic launcher using your username and password.
2. Click the Settings button (gear) in the bottom left corner of the launcher
3. Under “Enable Public Test Server Access”, select “Yes”
4. Click “Save”
5. Now the bottom left corner will have two buttons: select the new button next to settings
6. Under "Pick an Environment" select "Public Test"
7. Click "Next" and you will begin patching on the Public Test Server*
8. Click "Play"

When trying to patch my PTS it still shows Operation Nightmare. Why would the PTS not update for me?
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