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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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Deewe
05.12.2014 , 06:25 PM | #21
Free item placement, as in 3d axis movement?
Rotate?
Roll?
Scale?


No?
=> /pass and moves towards Wildstar or eventually gets back to Rift

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Kagekeishu
05.14.2014 , 12:29 PM | #22
Well... Let me see if I am able to guess/answer some of these, but please keep in mind that everything is only an assumption..!

And as far as I know -Eric told us some time ago that infos to the Stronghold Exp. and the Guildships will be available to us in future Blogs etc. ..!


Quote: Originally Posted by Koichi View Post
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?
I would presume - NO. If it would be possible they would have done it a long time ago and would not have brought those "emotes" . But perhaps the Devs will surprise us.

2. Will the furniture/trophy drops in Story Mode Flashpoints or Operations be the same for Hard Mode and Nightmare Mode?
I would guess that they will be different from SM to HM. Logically it would be like - if you do something easy you will get something "normal" and if you do something hard you will get something "better".

3. Will the rate for the drops be higher for more difficult modes or the same throughout?
Assumption would be that the drop-rate will be the same.

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 -_- )
Not sure what to guess.

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?
I thinke -Eric mentioned something, but I am not sure what it was.

6. Which crafting skills should we be aware of that will be able to make furniture/decorations for the stronghold?
I think it was mention that all profs or at least nearly all of them will be involved.

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?
No clue at all.

8. Will 1:2 scale or smaller of the space Starfighters be available to purchase or make (using cybertech)?
No clue at all.

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.
No clue at all.

10. Will there be plans in the future to show off our pets or animal mounts in our room (like a zoo or something)?
I think it was already mentioned that we will be able to show off our Speeders.

11. What is the maximum number of players that can be in one's stronghold?
Good question. I would guess the same limit as it is right now IG for Ships.

12. Can we set our strongholds to block random people from entering or set restrictions so only friends can enter?
My guess would be that only Players who we invite may 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)
Good question. No guess at the moment.

*14. Do the furniture items have their own separate storage or are we stuck using our cargo holds?
As far as I know it was not mentioned anywhere that with the SH-Exp we will get new "storage space". So - we will be still stucked with the good old Inv. and CH .

*15. If the furniture does not have some separate compartment, are we getting an expansion for our cargo holds?
I would assume - NO.

*16. Will there be unlocks/rewards for unlocking the achievements, furniture-wise?
No clue.


Guild Flagship Questions:

1. Do the Guild Flagships come in different shapes or sizes?
Defnitively - NO! There will be only two Ships - one for Imp and one for Rep.

2. How much will it cost to launch a Guild Flagship?
Good question and I would guess upper single-digit million range perhaps lower two-digit range.

3. How much customization will there be for the Flagship and will the Guild Master be the only one to do any such customization?
Two possiblities from my point of view. 1.) The Guild-Master will be the only one who will be able to customize the ship and do other stuff. 2.) The Guild-Master can assign rights to other players - like Guild-Ranks etc..

4. Will we be able to add NPCs to the flagship to make it look like its busy on it?
No clue, but would assume - NO.

5. Can we customize what the NPCs wear and what actions they can perform while on the ship?
Would say - NO.

6. Will there be a hanger to display Starfighters owned by Guild members?
Good question. I have no guess right now.

7. Will Guild members be able to move into a stronghold/room on the ship; making the Guild Flagship their home?
No guess at the moment, but would imagine - NO - because we will have the Strongholds.

8. Can we invite other guild members to the flagship or is it locked only to those who belong to the same guild?
I would assume that we will be able to invite other players.

9. Aside from the interior, can we explore the exterior of the flagship or customize the outside?
NO.

10. Will you be releasing themes for the interior? (Ex: The inside of the ship being heavily damaged (RP purposes))
NO.

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?
Would be great, but I guess won't be possible.

12. Will you be planning to add more features to the guild flagship after the release?
I thinke - YES they will.

13. What are the restrictions placed on Guilds that have Guild Leaders with Preferred or Free to Play Status?
No clue. I have a sub .

14. Will all of the Guild Flagship be unlocked or do we have to donate credits to unlock more parts of the ship?
I think it was mentioned that we will have to pay Credits for unlocking thinks.

15. What will be done for the smaller Guilds? Will the price to get the Guild Flagships be very expensive or free to launch?
I assume everything will be in a range where every Guild will be able to achieve it (as long as the Guild does not consist only of 2-3 players ).

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).
It was mentioned that there will be some "Buffs" regarding those "Guildship-PvE-Conquest-Missioens.

*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?
I think the Guildmaster will Keep everything as the leader (former leader) of the Guild !


Kage


P.s.: Would be interesting to know on which points my conjectures where right and where they were wrong ...

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KareBarey
06.08.2014 , 06:11 AM | #23
Any new info on the cost of the Guild Flagships?
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Gymbuilder
07.29.2014 , 12:25 PM | #24
Quote: Originally Posted by KareBarey View Post
Any new info on the cost of the Guild Flagships?
50 million on the PTS for the basic ship. I'm told the full ship with all the bells N whistles is 140 million on the PTS.

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Kianabamin
07.29.2014 , 01:56 PM | #25
This is what I have seen on PTS so far.

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?
No, at this time you cannot "Use" the furniture

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?
No, you can only use an item once, unless you have several of the items. If you place the one Bed that you have in Stronghold A, you cannot place that same bed in Stronghold B. You will need to get another Bed.

6. Which crafting skills should we be aware of that will be able to make furniture/decorations for the stronghold?
See this post http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=753748

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.
You can drop your speeders in just about any room in your Stronghold. Starfighters I don't know about.

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

12. Can we set our strongholds to block random people from entering or set restrictions so only friends can enter?
Yes, by default it is private. You can invite Friends.

*14. Do the furniture items have their own separate storage or are we stuck using our cargo holds?
It has it's own storage for your decorations and does not count against your inventory or cargo hold.

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Koichi
07.29.2014 , 02:59 PM | #26
Quote: Originally Posted by Kianabamin View Post
This is what I have seen on PTS so far.

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?
No, at this time you cannot "Use" the furniture

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?
No, you can only use an item once, unless you have several of the items. If you place the one Bed that you have in Stronghold A, you cannot place that same bed in Stronghold B. You will need to get another Bed.

6. Which crafting skills should we be aware of that will be able to make furniture/decorations for the stronghold?
See this post http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=753748

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.
You can drop your speeders in just about any room in your Stronghold. Starfighters I don't know about.

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

12. Can we set our strongholds to block random people from entering or set restrictions so only friends can enter?
Yes, by default it is private. You can invite Friends.

*14. Do the furniture items have their own separate storage or are we stuck using our cargo holds?
It has it's own storage for your decorations and does not count against your inventory or cargo hold.
You realize that this OP of mine is several weeks old and that the link you posted for #6 is my thread I made, right? lol XD
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Oyranos
08.19.2014 , 08:49 PM | #27
I just bought my guild stronghold and I found out there is nothing to decorate! Not even the basics!!! (mail and legacy bank)...


How???? where can I find these basic things for guild strongholds? I have them for my personal house, but the guild stronghold needs its own...

Another question is, if I decide to take off for 1 month, the guild stronghold locks? if its true, its stupid...