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Conquest Changes Coming in 5.8

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Conquest Changes Coming in 5.8
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EricMusco
03.01.2018 , 10:05 AM | #1 Click here to go to the next staff post in this thread. Next  
Hey folks,

In Game Update 5.8, we’re giving the Conquest system a pretty big overhaul. This thread is meant to talk through all of the changes that are coming and to answer any follow-up questions that you have! For starters, we wanted to resolve the reward delivery issues we have had in the past. While the team was in there, they decided to give the system a touch up.

The user interface (UI) is the first place you will notice changes, as the entire Conquest UI has been reworked. You will notice that the top bar has been updated to separate your Solo and Guild Conquests from each other. The solo tab will clearly list the current Conquest Objectives and your progress towards your personal goal. The Guild tab (called Guild Invasions) will show the planetary leaderboards and Guild rewards along with two new things. A section which shows a contribution leaderboard within your Guild and a button ‘Current Conquerors’ which is a list of what planets are being conquered by what Guild.

There are a number of changes coming to Conquest objectives:
  • Completing objectives will now award credits, experience points, and Command Experience in addition to their Conquest points.
  • Conquest point values for all objectives have been rebalanced across the board.
  • In addition to one-time and repeatable, there are now also daily objectives. Some current objectives will change type with 5.8.
  • The Invasion bonus for Conquest objectives has been removed.
  • The Stronghold bonus still applies but has been changed. Each owned Stronghold counts for a 25% bonus, up to a max of 150%. Sorry to all you “Stronghold full of chairs” owners out there.
  • Weekly Conquests are no longer on a set schedule and will be randomly selected each week. The exception to this rule is that Conquests that coincide with recurring events will still be on a set schedule (such as the Gree event).

On the Guild Conquest front, we have gone even further on changes. We have untied the Guild rewards from the Conquest leaderboards, with the exception of the Guild in first place as they will still receive the Conqueror title and planetary bonuses. A big change is that now every planet falls into one of three designated Invasion Targets. These targets differ by the minimum Conquest Points thresholds that we call “Planetary Yields.” These thresholds determine the minimum points a Guild has to earn to receive those Conquests rewards. The higher the yield the harder it is for the Guild to receive the reward, but also means a better reward.

We made this change to encourage more leaderboard competition among similarly sized Guilds, smaller Guilds going after smaller Yields, etc. Note that this is not a restriction, just a recommendation. If a larger Guild wants to go for lesser rewards in a smaller yield, they can, and the same is true of a smaller Guild trying to go for the highest yield.

This is an overview of the Conquest changes you can expect to see in Game Update 5.8! Let us know your thoughts and any questions you may have.

-eric
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casirabit
03.01.2018 , 10:08 AM | #2
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The Stronghold bonus still applies but has been changed. Each owned Stronghold counts for a 25% bonus, up to a max of 150%. Sorry to all you “Stronghold full of chairs” owners out there.
For this I thank you! Now people will stop filling strongholds just with chairs to get the conquest bonus. Again thank you.
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Eshvara
03.01.2018 , 10:10 AM | #3
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[*]The Stronghold bonus still applies but has been changed. Each owned Stronghold counts for a 25% bonus, up to a max of 150%. Sorry to all you “Stronghold full of chairs” owners out there.
Lol!
Thanks for these updates, it was really necessary, especially the stronghold one!
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Mubrak
03.01.2018 , 10:16 AM | #4
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[*]The Stronghold bonus still applies but has been changed. Each owned Stronghold counts for a 25% bonus, up to a max of 150%. Sorry to all you “Stronghold full of chairs” owners out there.
Yay! finally... Thank you for that. Now that Conquest is out of the picture, can we please look again at the hook limit? Would be great to be able to place more decorations in our strongholds, especially on Nar Shaddaa and the capital planets.
Tune down reflections to pre 5.5 values!
Move inventory tabs back to the bottom!

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SithKoriandr
03.01.2018 , 10:16 AM | #5
These changes sound nice
"It's now very common to hear people say, 'I'm rather offended by that.' As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more...than a whine. 'I find that offensive.' It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that.' Well, so *********** what." - Stephen Fry

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jedikranma
03.01.2018 , 10:16 AM | #6
does that mean anyone not in the top ten can get flagship encryptions for completing the conquest points or is that still only for top 10

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Medullah
03.01.2018 , 10:20 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by casirabit View Post
For this I thank you! Now people will stop filling strongholds just with chairs to get the conquest bonus. Again thank you.
This is how I read this as well and thank you, thank you, thank you. So just to make sure Eric/Keith/et all, this means if I have 6 empty strongholds I still get the 150%? So I can finally start decorating and taking my time?

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SithKoriandr
03.01.2018 , 10:23 AM | #8
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does that mean anyone not in the top ten can get flagship encryptions for completing the conquest points or is that still only for top 10
Doesn't sound like it. However, every planet means, go for a planet easier for you to obtain.
"It's now very common to hear people say, 'I'm rather offended by that.' As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more...than a whine. 'I find that offensive.' It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that.' Well, so *********** what." - Stephen Fry

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ninjonxb
03.01.2018 , 10:24 AM | #9
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On the Guild Conquest front, we have gone even further on changes. We have untied the Guild rewards from the Conquest leaderboards, with the exception of the Guild in first place as they will still receive the Conqueror title and planetary bonuses. A big change is that now every planet falls into one of three designated Invasion Targets. These targets differ by the minimum Conquest Points thresholds that we call “Planetary Yields.” These thresholds determine the minimum points a Guild has to earn to receive those Conquests rewards. The higher the yield the harder it is for the Guild to receive the reward, but also means a better reward.

We made this change to encourage more leaderboard competition among similarly sized Guilds, smaller Guilds going after smaller Yields, etc. Note that this is not a restriction, just a recommendation. If a larger Guild wants to go for lesser rewards in a smaller yield, they can, and the same is true of a smaller Guild trying to go for the highest yield.
I am a little confused by exactly what this change will mean.

Will it basically be that each planet will be good for a certain size guild?

If that is the case, I am curious why it is completely optional.
Like I agree that a guild should be able to say "I'm tiny but strong" and compete against bigger guilds, but if bigger guilds can do less for the same reward it is just going to be abused.
I am curious how this will be addressed?

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Tahana
03.01.2018 , 10:27 AM | #10
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[list][*]In addition to one-time and repeatable, there are now also daily objectives. Some current objectives will change type with 5.8.[/color]
Do these HAVE to be done every day, or are the more along the lines.. If I have time to log in that day I can do them and get some credit towards my overall total?
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