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Frequently Asked PvP Questions

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Frequently Asked PvP Questions
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DkSharktooth's Avatar

03.20.2014 , 12:27 PM | #91
Quote: Originally Posted by Jherad View Post
Allow me...

They’d love to do that at some point, but technically very challenging and unlikely to happen in the near future.

Am I doing it right?
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03.20.2014 , 12:27 PM | #92
Quote: Originally Posted by limenutpen View Post
Agreed I just re-subbed after 3 months break. Damn why did they not put this on Monday I would have saved some credits those real ones called EUROS.
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03.20.2014 , 12:28 PM | #93

Maybe not
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03.20.2014 , 12:30 PM | #94
lol so they don't plan to do anything kk thanks.

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03.20.2014 , 12:30 PM | #95
Why is Bolster in Ranked PvP? Why not just require a high level of PvP gear?

This is a great question, and one we put a lot of thought into when the decision made to keep Bolster in Ranked PvP. As many of you likely know, in the past we had an entry level set of PvP gear called the Recruit set. Wearing this set into a Warzone would put you at an “entry level” for PvP. However, having Recruit gear in the game created two important factors:

1. The player needed to know that this is how PvP at max level worked.
2. The player needed to then get the gear and actually equip it.

Although this may seem like something which is obvious to many of you who are more seasoned and hardcore PvPers, these factors being missed led to many players first experience being that they got completely stomped in PvP. Although we understand that there are certainly “dues to be paid” when you play PvP, they shouldn’t come right at the beginning of someone’s PvP career. We also want the Ranked population to be as high as possible within the Level 55 bracket so we have Bolster in place so more players can participate in the system.

The best solution for this situation was a systematic approach which puts all players on an even footing when they enter the system. We know that some feel the best solution is to simply make everyone have the same gear and stats when in PvP so that it is purely a measure skill and skill alone. However, we feel that as an MMO, gear progression is a major cornerstone of its long term gameplay. We feel that Bolster takes both of those ideas into account and lands as a nice middle ground.

It is very unfortunate that Bolster has experienced issues since its implementation which certainly created pain points for our PvP community. However we will continue to work to ensure that Bolster is working as intended! I think we can all agree that having the first time you PvP be a positive experience will go to great lengths to ensuring that those folks stick around and continue to PvP!

The reason many folks didnt use recruit was they preferred their look for the most part and lets face it a lot of the recruit gear was just plain ugly and it couldnt be ripped to put the components into their look. A simple fix would be to use the gear that has been phased out (so right now it would be partisan and after April 8th it would be conqueror). They do one match and get the box for the gear or you put it in the pvp vendor area for credits (1 box upper,1 lower and 1 axillary just like what comes out of the packs for CC stuff). That alone would be far better than the cluster of folks in 78 gear coming into pvp (both regular and ranked),getting rolled and screaming about hacks that we see on BC all the time due to bolster.
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03.20.2014 , 12:31 PM | #96
So the answers are "No", "Not on our Road Map" and "Not in our plans" for everything the community is asking for, it's like Bioware is just out of original ideas. Even if it's not exactly what the community wants try and come up with some original genuine ideas to some changes. do you think just PvE players are going to keep this game alive just because you implent some housing? how did that end up in your plans and Road Map.

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03.20.2014 , 12:32 PM | #97
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post

Are there any plans to address teams having healer hybrids in Arenas fighting against teams without a healer?

This is a question of how long we want to wait to pop an Arena match when it relates to hybrids. We could, in theory, create restrictions around matchmaking to pair you only against someone extremely similar to your character in both rating and “spec” layout. However if we did that, it would have very serious effects on how long a queue takes to pop. We had to make a decision to err on the side of having more matches pop than simply trying to mirror the teams exactly. The only option to address this would be to tighten restrictions on matchmaking but this will result in greatly increased queue length, which is not favorable.
This reply is pure idiocy. I'm sorry, but I'm not sorry. All you need do is require 36 points in one spec tree to queue for rated. you could do this in any number of ways (lock them in while leveling, monitor only the capstone ability, restrict this rule only to solo rated, enforce 36 skill points regardless of capstone). The dev answer to this question doesn't address the question at all. they took more point is dps tree than heals, right? so they're already marked as dps. make them take the full 36 like everyone else.
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03.20.2014 , 12:33 PM | #98
The obvious point of this post is to deflect the negative comments they expect to get during the live stream.
Brilliant PR move to be honest. Now they dont have to answer any of these questions while they are streaming, they can just refer to this post, which will probably be referred to as "a comprehensive FAQ about the future of PVP in SWTOR." Which creates the illusion that there is a future for PVP in SWTOR.

As far as community management goes, Eric gets an A+

As for the answers provided by the devs... still not sure if its incompetence or just not caring about the PVP community.
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03.20.2014 , 12:36 PM | #99
While I appreciate Dev attention to the PVP forum, most of your post was telling us all the things you don't plan on doing. It would be nice to hear something positive in the works for PVP for a change.

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03.20.2014 , 12:38 PM | #100
Quote: Originally Posted by Neoforcer View Post
Thanks Eric for taking the time to answer are questions to those posting your whine you all are acting like spoiled children. I have fun pvping every night and could care less about any of the not at this time answers from Eric. Just relax and stop being so spoiled and play the game the only issue i like them to work on is the amount of CC in warzone less CC more game play other then that the rest is just that not an issue end of story.
do you do solo rated? grp rate? I don't ever see you in one, and I don't play the other. not trying to attack you so much as wondering where you're coming from?
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