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Consolidated Stronghold wish list

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Consolidated Stronghold wish list

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Oneirophrenia
10.28.2014 , 12:33 PM | #1
Here's a quick list of GSH related items that I feel need to be addressed by consolidating several other posts I've made over the months since GSH release into one place.

1. Raise Tatooine hook limit by a minimum of 50. It's sad when 100% complete doesn't look anywhere near complete. In contrast, Nar Shaddaa looks very complete at 100%, if not a bit over-crowded depending on your choice of decorations. An extra 25 decorations is simply insufficient for a Tatooine SH that is easily twice as large as Nar Shaddaa.

2. Hook placement modifier range needs to be increased. I'm not talking about a token increase either, more like a 3 or 4 fold increase to +/- 30 and 40.

3. Let us create custom hook layout templates which can then be saved to legacy for use on other characters. Free hook placement would be nice too though this might just be wishful thinking.

4. Add in priority transport terminals and PVE/PVP mission pick-up/turn-in boxes as decorations. Why force players to go to fleet to use these when it is as laggy as ever and continuously filled with inane general chat that bleeds the eyes.

5. Certain decoration's size or hook type requirement needs to be adjusted. For example, droid engineer's work bench requires a large hook but can't be properly aligned against the wall with the existing modifier range so it looks absolutely ridiculous. Another example would be the fountain of blood and fire being much too small for requiring a large hook. At its current size, even a medium narrow would be sufficient so yes, I was expecting it to be two or three times as large.

6. Since the basic/elite/ultimate commendation tier system is being retained for 3.0, add in some decorations that can be purchased with them. New Imperial/Republic flags and banners would be a good option for basic comms. Elite and ultimate comms could be used to purchase more guard type decorations such as Sith lords or Jedi knights, etc.

7. Another thing for guard type decorations, more stances would be nice. Looking through the binocular, kneeling, weapons drawn, etc. The "standing at ease" stance is just too plain.

8. Instead of solely focusing on adding more decorations to cartel market packs, throw the crafters a bone once in a while by adding new decorations that can be purchased with prefabs. If the crafted decoration list simply stay static forever, eventually the prefabs will become an afterthought just like 90% of the other items that occupy our crafting window.

That's about it for now. If anyone has other suggestions, feel free to reply.

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Velarax
10.28.2014 , 02:31 PM | #2
Agree with all of your points, particularly about widening X-Y adjustments; I would love to see a "Z" axis so we can stack items or place them up; Ultimately, I would love to dispose of hooks altogether so that players can freely move objects wherever the hell they want them... chairs on the ceiling, whatever.

Items should be more flexible and be useable on floor, wall and ceiling hooks. Throughout the game, there are many items that I recognize as "floor" items that are just moved back into walls soas to appear as wall items. I would LOVE that flexibility.

Re: Hooks on Tatooine: I double the total hooks for a total of 1000 which I could easily fill. 500 for that huge area is ridiculously inadequate. Moreover, there are no hooks on the perimeters (i.e., past landing pad) whilst it would be nice to be able to place, for instance, minefield warning markers so as to mark the outer perimeter and avoid going into the exhaustion zone.

Another problem is the number of rug/flooring hooks, which are far too few. It is impossible to provide wall-to-wall floor coverage, even in the smallest of rooms, because of the floor hook arrangement or lack thereof; or weird placement thereof.

Another problem that requires fixing: the stronghold decoration interface. It needs a search feature and the option to disable auto-sort. It never picks the right item, category or sub-category and having to reshuffle past menus to get back the item I was on before the stupid interface incorrectly guessed what I was thinking, is a big fat waste of my time, not to mention needlessly irritating.

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thewatcheruatu
10.29.2014 , 11:35 AM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by Oneirophrenia View Post
8. Instead of solely focusing on adding more decorations to cartel market packs, throw the crafters a bone once in a while by adding new decorations that can be purchased with prefabs. If the crafted decoration list simply stay static forever, eventually the prefabs will become an afterthought just like 90% of the other items that occupy our crafting window.
Thank you for stating this. I would love to believe the list of crafted decorations won't be static until the end of time, but I just can't believe it. Cartel Market is going to get everything from now on (just like is true for armor), which kind of sucks.
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Velarax
10.29.2014 , 01:16 PM | #4
Yeah, if there's a buck in it, the suits at BW will sell it instead of making it something you can craft. This does tend to suck the fun out of things a bit. I guess I wouldn't mind if the stuff on cartel market wasn't either too rare or, the opposite, just a bunch of recolored crap that didn't sell the first time it was offered. Browsing the GTN for armor and weapons easily demonstrates the glut of cartel garbage that has just killed any meaningful crafting of armor or weapons.

I just stopped leveling my syntheweaving and armormech. My arttificer and armstech make hilts and barrels and my cybertech makes mods and armor, bio makes enhancements.

I agree -- I would love to see new craftable decorations because the cartel market packs are just plain overpriced, given what you get. (Seriously, 1 sconce, 1 chair? C'mon these things should be in pairs)

I also strenuously object to the cartel certificate decoration vendors. I wouldn't mind if a certificate came in every cartel pack; but they are so few and far between that these items are just not affordable for most. It's a crapshoot whether you get a cartel certificate at all -- why aren't these included in the price of the pack itself?

And most recently, BW decided to increase the cost of the decoration packs almost 100%... the latest pack is 300 cc instead of the 210 that the others cost. The new pack has the same number of items as before, it's just more.

I still enjoy playing the game despite 3 of my crafters being rendered useless by the cartel market; but BW's greed is subtly destroying the fun of the Stronghold portion of this game, since eye candy is all the SH has to offer and decorations are all we have to play with in the SH..,

TLDR: Please add new, craftable decorations and don't let the cartel market consume this aspect of crafting!

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Oneirophrenia
10.29.2014 , 01:52 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by thewatcheruatu View Post
Thank you for stating this. I would love to believe the list of crafted decorations won't be static until the end of time, but I just can't believe it. Cartel Market is going to get everything from now on (just like is true for armor), which kind of sucks.
Yeah, I make a lot of prefabs of all types and during the past month I have noticed that the movement volume on GTN has drastically decreased. It would seem more and more people no longer need prefabs as they have already purchased all of the crafted decorations they desired.

Sometimes I wish BW would actually plan out "long term strategies" for important MMO features such as crafting. Right now it feels like they are just trying to placate us by adding some decent stuff to craft once a year which becomes mostly obsolete a mere 2-3 months later. For the other 9-10 months we just go back to crafting the same old augments and mk-9 kits while waiting for the next time they are feeling magnanimous and decide to grace us with some more quickly expiring goodies. Somewhat insulting IMO.

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Essence_of_Light
10.29.2014 , 08:01 PM | #6
This was a good post. All of it well said, and I agree with every point.
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Theeko
10.29.2014 , 08:33 PM | #7
Also to make Strongholds listed 24/7 and non faction based, imo even when logged out.

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VaeVictis
10.29.2014 , 10:27 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Velarax View Post
I would love to see a "Z" axis so we can stack items or place them up

But then BW couldn't charge you CC's for both Generic Crate and Generic Crate (Stacked). Same with dyes.

Rooms tend to be symmetrical with hooks but hooks on one side often don't line up with their counterparts on the other for some reason.

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ItachiZaku
10.30.2014 , 10:28 AM | #9
I agree with all expect the mission terminals. They make sense, sure, but this is an MMO afterall, and allowing those in your SH would pretty much kill any need to go to fleet, which is the primary grouping hub.
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Delta_Fixer
10.30.2014 , 12:01 PM | #10
My top wish is to freely move and rotate the hook cluster placements.