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Questions for SWTOR Strongholds and Guild Flagships (Directed to the BioWare Staff)

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Questions for SWTOR Strongholds and Guild Flagships (Directed to the BioWare Staff)

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Koichi
03.20.2014 , 10:07 PM | #1
Player Stronghold Questions:

1. The furniture, like the chairs couches and beds, can we actually sit/lay (Interact) in them or are they just going to be there torturing us and teasing us that we can't sit or lay down on them?

2. Will the furniture/trophy drops in Story Mode Flashpoints or Operations be the same for Hard Mode and Nightmare Mode?

3. Will the rate for the drops be higher for more difficult modes or the same throughout?

4. In a few screenshots and also in the trailer for the Stronghold Expansion, there were companions in the stronghold as well. Does this mean that we will get more dialogue with them? Also, noticed that NPCs were also in the player's stronghold. Will we have the ability to purchase and customize the NPCs and have them placed throughout the Stronghold? (Dancing Twi'lek girls anyone? (NO, NOT the HOLO Dancer -_- )

5. Will the furniture have the same kind of system as the Cartel Market where once purchased, we can use as many as we want?

6. Which crafting skills should we be aware of that will be able to make furniture/decorations for the stronghold?

7. Will the VIP vendor on the fleet have special furniture that only those who bought the Collector's Edition or paid the 2 million credits will be able to purchase?

8. Will 1:2 scale or smaller of the space Starfighters be available to purchase or make (using cybertech)?

9. Will it be possible to connect the stronghold to our hanger? So that we can display our speeders or starfighters to our friends. Or at least unlock a garage/small hanger for our speeder or starfighter.

10. Will there be plans in the future to show off our pets or animal mounts in our room (like a zoo or something)?

11. What is the maximum number of players that can be in one's stronghold?

12. Can we set our strongholds to block random people from entering or set restrictions so only friends can enter?

13. What piece of furniture/decoration/vendor will be unlocked for the Legacy System? (If stronghold will be affected by the player's Legacy unlocks)

*14. Do the furniture items have their own separate storage or are we stuck using our cargo holds?

*15. If the furniture does not have some separate compartment, are we getting an expansion for our cargo holds?

*16. Will there be unlocks/rewards for unlocking the achievements, furniture-wise?


Guild Flagship Questions:

1. Do the Guild Flagships come in different shapes or sizes?

2. How much will it cost to launch a Guild Flagship?

3. How much customization will there be for the Flagship and will the Guild Master be the only one to do any such customization?

4. Will we be able to add NPCs to the flagship to make it look like its busy on it?

5. Can we customize what the NPCs wear and what actions they can perform while on the ship?

6. Will there be a hanger to display Starfighters owned by Guild members?

7. Will Guild members be able to move into a stronghold/room on the ship; making the Guild Flagship their home?

8. Can we invite other guild members to the flagship or is it locked only to those who belong to the same guild?

9. Aside from the interior, can we explore the exterior of the flagship or customize the outside?

10. Will you be releasing themes for the interior? (Ex: The inside of the ship being heavily damaged (RP purposes))

11. How much interaction will players have with the flagship? Can we sit in chairs? Can we look like we are working the terminals or computers on the ship?

12. Will you be planning to add more features to the guild flagship after the release?

13. What are the restrictions placed on Guilds that have Guild Leaders with Preferred or Free to Play Status?

14. Will all of the Guild Flagship be unlocked or do we have to donate credits to unlock more parts of the ship?

15. What will be done for the smaller Guilds? Will the price to get the Guild Flagships be very expensive or free to launch?

16. Will there be some kind of "Guild Experience" that is accumulated by the members that slowly levels up the Guild Flagship; offering more unlocks or features. (I"m thinking in terms of the reputation system that SWTOR currently has, but instead of it going to a faction reputation, it would be towards your guild's flagship level).

*17. What happens to all the furniture in the Guild Flagship when the Guild disbands? Does it go back to the owners or do they get discarded?
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03.20.2014 , 10:23 PM | #2
Great questions!!! I hope you get them answered.
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03.20.2014 , 10:26 PM | #3
Hopefully Eric answers some of these tomorrow or within the next week.
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03.20.2014 , 10:40 PM | #4
Just updated the op with a couple of new questions. They are marked by the (*) in front of the number for the question.
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03.20.2014 , 11:11 PM | #5
Great questions. I think they're a bit ahead of the times as to getting an answer though.

Reading through this brought back memories of CWA and I'm hoping they at least took a look at the basic structure of their original housing system. I never played SWG so I don't know how they did theirs but a few of your questions sounded like elements of CWA's, hanger, trophy room, there was also an armory and an outside deck/balcony.
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03.21.2014 , 08:46 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by mudmobile View Post
Great questions. I think they're a bit ahead of the times as to getting an answer though.

Reading through this brought back memories of CWA and I'm hoping they at least took a look at the basic structure of their original housing system. I never played SWG so I don't know how they did theirs but a few of your questions sounded like elements of CWA's, hanger, trophy room, there was also an armory and an outside deck/balcony.
True they are a bit early to be asking, but it would be good if BioWare can use my op during their Cantina tour in April. This way, they can answer most of the questions that people have on their mind or some they weren't expecting to be asked. JUst wanted to get these questions out there so people will read this and--if they go to the Cantina-- they can ask some of these questions.
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ZahirS
03.21.2014 , 06:06 PM | #7
Another question to add here:

Guild Ships will engage other Guild Ships in combat in GSF enviroment (Pub vs Empire) if so how are they tieing space and land?

Seems devs missed to tie both, space battles with land battles somehow, I mean that even takes place in the movies.

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Koichi
03.21.2014 , 08:12 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by ZahirS View Post
Another question to add here:

Guild Ships will engage other Guild Ships in combat in GSF enviroment (Pub vs Empire) if so how are they tieing space and land?

Seems devs missed to tie both, space battles with land battles somehow, I mean that even takes place in the movies.
That's a question for when after they announce that they are going to add a PvP feature to the Guild Flagship.
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jedimasterjac
03.21.2014 , 08:14 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by ZahirS View Post
Another question to add here:

Guild Ships will engage other Guild Ships in combat in GSF enviroment (Pub vs Empire) if so how are they tieing space and land?

Seems devs missed to tie both, space battles with land battles somehow, I mean that even takes place in the movies.

Could always work in a Star Wars: Battlefront 2-esque style. You engage on land and then in space, or then vice versa.
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Koichi
03.21.2014 , 09:05 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by jedimasterjac View Post

Could always work in a Star Wars: Battlefront 2-esque style. You engage on land and then in space, or then vice versa.
You forget how the game is set up for the characters. In Battlefront, the players didn't have several abilities to use or tons of health. They were closer to Call of Duty specs in a way. Also, for that big of a PvP area, you would need enough guild members on each side. It's more likely that the Flagship might get PvE features before PvP.
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