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SWTOR Autumn Roadmap 2017

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JediBoadicea
10.02.2017 , 03:35 PM | #171
With the RP servers now being merged into PVE servers, does this mean we will now get a RP instance added, like we have PVP and PVE instances of a server?

I recall this was much discussed when instances were first added and the designations removed from the server listing. The RP community would appreciate this immensely, for many reasons, not least of which being that RP servers do tend to have rather different cultures which will now be essentially washed away. While the truly dedicated trollers might be mis-wired enough that they'd take the initiative to go to a RP instance just to troll, for the most part I believe a RP instance would benefit RPers who would prefer to minimize trolling as well as those folks who may truly not want to see RP in their game environment. Instancing should have no effect on people still using group finder queues so it seems like an ideal solution.

Your RP community doesn't ask for much, and doesn't need much to keep them happy - do please consider them in a choice like this, and throw a bone their way. I'm sure I'm not the only one who is already wincing in anticipation of the server culture impact the merge will have as it is.

(This being said, other posters have mentioned the need to improve respawn rates on open world objectives, and doing so in the PVE instance would be crucial to preserving the purpose/integrity of the various instances. Right now the deterrent to people flooding a PVP instance for open world objectives is the willingness-vs.-reluctance to engage in PVP, and that consideration would not exist for a RP instance. Addressing respawn rates would seem to be an important factor for many reasons, not least of which is just going to be the increase in traffic.)

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Tsillah
10.02.2017 , 03:35 PM | #172
Quote: Originally Posted by damonskye View Post
I'd love to find out what you consider to be content, because we didn't get anything today.
I think he's referring to the new ops boss, the new flash point, the new warzone and the new gsf map.
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Bristol
10.02.2017 , 03:36 PM | #173
I left The Harbinger in no small part due to the insanely long respawn rates of certain necessary Daily Heroic Objectives that, when combined with a very populated server, result in some Dailies becoming infuriatingly frustrating to complete.

Please, please, please, please, please, fix:

  1. Hit 'Em Where They Live - Republic Balmorra
    1. Increase number of Deadeye's
    2. Increase the spawn rate of Deadeye's
    3. Instance the zone
  2. Justice for the Lost - Republic Balmorra
    1. Increase number/type of targets that drop Database Access Codes
    2. Make Database Access Codes a guaranteed drop for ALL group members.
    3. Instance the zone
  3. Mutations - Republic Taris
    1. Increase number of Irradiated Rakghouls
    2. Increase the spawn rate of Irradiated Rakghouls
    3. Instance the zone
  4. Possessed Hunter - Imperial Dromund Kaas
    1. Increase the spawn rate of Valen Korik
    2. Instance the zone
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Savej
10.02.2017 , 03:36 PM | #174
Quote: Originally Posted by TUXs View Post
Nah..of all the things that could upset me, this is the least of them. I'm subbed, I should take priority. I PAY for their services...others don't. Pay up or suck it up.
You only lose a name if someone else has your name on another server and wins a contest (sub vs f2p or played time vs played time). People flipping out over assumptions without reading get 0 sympathy from me.

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TinaLovesHan
10.02.2017 , 03:36 PM | #175
Quote: Originally Posted by grania View Post
*giggle*

They would have had to get to the boring ones eventually, but with the hints about it being agent related I was really, really really hoping it would be Vector.

Nothing in this roadmap seems to pertain much to me, but I'm pleased that it's making people so happy.
I was hoping for Vector to return the most as well. In fact I would like to see more than 1 companion returned, because waiting for 2 years for them return is unbelievable.

This is supposed to be a story driven mmo. It was supposed to be different. In the beginning it was. Now it just borrows and copies from others, imo.

I'm happy others are getting what they've wanted and asked for too. But in true BioWare fashion, they've catered to one group while completely shutting out another.

I don't know why it's so hard for them to figure out putting content for everyone is what benefits them because then they have both groups happy.

While I preferred the 1 - 50 experience of the game over anything they've released since, RotHC and SoR was closest to being done properly. Again, just my opinion.......which apparently means little to nothing to BioWare since I prefer story and companion interactions. They dumped ME for Anthem and now story and companions for mergers and forced grouping. I'll stay subbed till the end of t he year to keep my names, but after that.....not sure.

I feel like I've whined and ranted enough. Sorry!
Return the rest of our original companions through story!
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CarlGustaf
10.02.2017 , 03:37 PM | #176
It's clear what happens when you have diffrent legacy levels. But what happens when you have on two server a level 50 legacy.

I changed recently my name on my newer home server and would like to keep this name and dont get the old one back.
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grania
10.02.2017 , 03:37 PM | #177
Quote: Originally Posted by DuchessKristania View Post
I am not usually one to jump on here and complain. In fact, I've even sent Keith a thank you message. However, I'm extremely unhappy right now. What I'm seeing here is that a single companion is returning. So, the guys are going to get an LI back, but after taking one from the ladies (and gay men) you're not bringing one back for us. The agent now has BOTH female LI's back, but where is Vector? Not happy about this at all and I think the decision to bring a single LI back is very disappointing.
Also, Elara is still alive. When do I get to equalize this situation?

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Darth_Orias
10.02.2017 , 03:37 PM | #178
Quote: Originally Posted by JediBoadicea View Post
With the RP servers now being merged into PVE servers, does this mean we will now get a RP instance added, like we have PVP and PVE instances of a server?

I recall this was much discussed when instances were first added and the designations removed from the server listing. The RP community would appreciate this immensely, for many reasons, not least of which being that RP servers do tend to have rather different cultures which will now be essentially washed away. While the truly dedicated trollers might be mis-wired enough that they'd take the initiative to go to a RP instance just to troll, for the most part I believe a RP instance would benefit RPers who would prefer to minimize trolling as well as those folks who may truly not want to see RP in their game environment. Instancing should have no effect on people still using group finder queues so it seems like an ideal solution.

Your RP community doesn't ask for much, and doesn't need much to keep them happy - do please consider them in a choice like this, and throw a bone their way. I'm sure I'm not the only one who is already wincing in anticipation of the server culture impact the merge will have as it is.
This seems like an excellent idea and there is already technology in place to implement this, all you need is another instance and a new tag for it.

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CrazyScruffy
10.02.2017 , 03:38 PM | #179
Quote: Originally Posted by DuchessKristania View Post
I am excited to see the Chiss being used in some story stuff, they're my fav race. I'm happy about credit being added to the Legacy bank. I like the extra slot in command crates and the possibility of getting a chance cube that way. I'm glad the traitor storyline is going to be wrapped up. I'm trying to point out the things I do like because I'm pretty disappointed but want to be fair and rational.


I am not usually one to jump on here and complain. In fact, I've even sent Keith a thank you message. However, I'm extremely unhappy right now. What I'm seeing here is that a single companion is returning. So, the guys are going to get an LI back, but after taking one from the ladies (and gay men) you're not bringing one back for us. The agent now has BOTH female LI's back, but where is Vector? Not happy about this at all and I think the decision to bring a single LI back is very disappointing.

Story content, oh look, a flashpoint. Yay, 2 minutes of cutscenes followed by a flashpoint. All I have to say is that Theron better end up not truly betraying us. Also, please, please, please make sure this one is not the buggy mess that Crisis on Umbara is.

Server merge. Okay, I get the logistics behind doing this. I didn't want it, but I get it. I guess I can expect to have to repurchase stronghold rooms and rename toons/guilds.
Quote: Originally Posted by Mewsy View Post
Exciting news! I'm also very interested in hearing how strongholds will be handled - specifically if we'll have to completely redecorate all of our strongholds on moving? I suppose that's one way to keep some of us occupied for a couple of weeks

Did anyone else see we'll have the opportunity to get Darth Hexid? I missed out on DvL event and preferred Hexid anyway, so I'm quite excited.

Finally, I'm a little disappointed not to hear anything about Arcann, but I suppose a few more months of waiting can't hurt at this point. All in all lots of good news, I look forward to seeing how everything plays out.
To answer both of your questions, it is clearly stated that SHs will not be messed with. will come decorated exactly the same. and if you have two of the same SHs (from different servers) you'll keep both.

As for Guild Names, no one will lose their guild name. If there are two of the same it will add "Jedi Order" - Harbinger (so will add which server it came from)

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Christie_Swift
10.02.2017 , 03:39 PM | #180
Quote: Originally Posted by menofhorror View Post
Yea, I am sorry but I rather have Bioware Austin invest in proper changes that motivate players to engage players to play the game instead of 20 minutes of cutscenes that you can watch on youtube
I agree as well...Thumbs UP for the roadmap
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