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Space combat missions still bugged??!!??

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Space combat missions still bugged??!!??
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Icebergy
01.30.2013 , 01:08 PM | #21
Quote: Originally Posted by Mystlurker View Post
This does clarify how they work, but I have to agree with the other posters that this is extraordinarily confusing and very inconvenient. I would love to be able to collect them all and spend an hour doing them on Saturday, as it is difficult for me to log in most week days. I would suggest switching them to each be a separate weekly, resetting on different days. The net effect would be almost identical, and it would help some of the more casual players get more than 1 or 2 done per week.
It is really not that confusing. There is one per day, except Sunday there is two and Monday there is none. How exactly is that confusing?

Also it is not meant to be convenient, it is meant to give you a reason to log in every day. And I for one like it. If you can't log in for 4-6minutes per day, what exactly do you need the comms for anyways?

Quote: Originally Posted by Iwipe View Post
What is happening with Lorta Escort/Hypori Escort? There will be no weekly for this space mission? Monday slot is empty.
It is on Saturday.
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YWingGuy
01.30.2013 , 01:56 PM | #22
I like to keep my own schedule in this game--I log in almost every day, but there are days I won't do a single daily, or will only do some kinds. Thus far, the game's structure has supported this. This new and wholly unasked for concept does not, and I don't want any part of it. If the missions start disappearing out of my log (which they haven't, so far), I'm not going to do them--I like doing three or four in a big block.

I pretty much never post to these forums, except when the issue is something I think will cause a serious negative impact on my enjoyment of the game (and appreciation towards it as an institution, something that inclines me to keep supporting the game monetarily). This is one of those times. I'd rather have the old, bugged versions where I only got a handful of the missions to pay out but I could do them whenever I wanted, than this so-called fix.

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Leonick
01.30.2013 , 02:05 PM | #23
Quote: Originally Posted by AmberGreen View Post
Hello everyone,

We’ve investigated your reports and wanted to let you know that Space Combat Missions are working as designed. However, the patch notes for 1.6.3 were not fully correct, and we understand that this may have caused some confusion. These have now been updated for clarification, and we apologize for the mistake.

With Patch 1.6.3, all Space Combat Daily Missions were moved to be available 12 hours later. They will now reset each day at 6AM CST (4AM PST/7AM EST/12PM GMT/1PM CET/11PM AEDT), rather than at 6PM CST the day before. This includes the new missions, of which there are 6, and they are available as follows:

  • Tuesday - Far Cradle Strike (Imp) / Regnant Station (Rep)
  • Wednesday - Kabal Station Defense (Imp) / Ardis Outpost Fortification (Rep)
  • Thursday - Kanz Minefield (Imp) / New Covar Ice Field (Rep)
  • Friday - Duma Strike (Imp) / Baros Ambush (Rep)
  • Saturday - Cha Raaba Assault (Imp) / Thanium Disruption (Rep)
  • Sunday - Operation Foe Smasher (Imp) / Operation Clean Sweep (Rep)


If you experience any issues that do not correlate with the above, please post your details in this thread. Thank you!
So if that list is correct an operation was removed? Hypori/Lorta escort which used to be on fridays.

Quote: Originally Posted by WhiteKing View Post
From what I've seen, they reset like this:
  • Tuesday - Far Cradle Strike (Imp) / Regnant Station (Rep)
  • Wednesday - Kabal Station Defense (Imp) / Ardis Outpost Fortification (Rep)
  • Thursday - Kanz Minefield (Imp) / New Covar Ice Field (Rep)
  • Friday - Duma Strike (Imp) / Baros Ambush (Rep)
  • Saturday - Lorta Escort (Imp) / Hypori Escort (Rep)
  • Sunday - Cha Raaba Assault (Imp) / Thanium Disruption (Rep)
  • Sunday - Operation Foe Smasher (Imp) / Operation Clean Sweep (Rep)

As a side note, Regnant Station gives less credits than Far Cradle Strike. The Imp version gives the usual 1600-something, but the Rep one only gives around 530.
If that list is correct it means the Escort mission was just missed in AmberGreen's post, question is then, why have two missions that unlock on Sunday and none on Monday?
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darklordpotter
01.30.2013 , 02:08 PM | #24
Quote: Originally Posted by greg_biochem View Post
I'm pretty sure that's exactly the reason they set it up this way. You are meant to feel compelled to log in and play every day. If you log in to do the daily space mission you are more likely to play other aspects of the game daily as well. And when a customer participates in multiple aspects of the game on a daily basis, they are much more likely to keep their recurring subscription plan. I expect to see more of the new daily missions structured in this way going forward.
I think you may well be right although I really, really hope not.

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Arlon_Nabarlly
01.30.2013 , 02:11 PM | #25
Quote: Originally Posted by greg_biochem View Post
I'm pretty sure that's exactly the reason they set it up this way. You are meant to feel compelled to log in and play every day. If you log in to do the daily space mission you are more likely to play other aspects of the game daily as well. And when a customer participates in multiple aspects of the game on a daily basis, they are much more likely to keep their recurring subscription plan. I expect to see more of the new daily missions structured in this way going forward.
This is possible, but if so it's poor logic on their part. Making people feel obligated to log on every single day to get something particular makes the game feel more like a job or an obligation then fun and makes me less likely to want to spend time and money on it. Dailies are alright when it's the same quest/objective everytime, this rotating idea is really stupid.

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Mystlurker
01.30.2013 , 02:18 PM | #26
Quote: Originally Posted by Icebergy View Post
It is really not that confusing. There is one per day, except Sunday there is two and Monday there is none. How exactly is that confusing?

Also it is not meant to be convenient, it is meant to give you a reason to log in every day. And I for one like it. If you can't log in for 4-6minutes per day, what exactly do you need the comms for anyways?



It is on Saturday.
The issue with this is that with other dailies, theres 5-6 dailies you can do for a given area, allowing you to focus your attention on a single thing for ~1 hour. But with the space missions there is essentially 1 viable mission per day, some as short at 3 minutes, the longest like 6. So yes this makes it not that hard to do every day, but its frustrating in that you cannot really focus on concentrated space missions for a decent period of time. The day the missions first came out and I was doing the initial missions was the most fun I had had doing space missions ... ever.

Overall I would much prefer if we were able to do them all at once, or at least have options to do more than one in a row on a given day. Instead I am left logging into multiple characters for 3-5 minutes a day, leaving me in a very unsatisfied and unhappy state with respect to doing space missions. If they do not change the current setup, I forsee only doing 1-2 missions a week tops. This is hardly what was seemingly promised with the new missions.

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XORDYH
01.30.2013 , 02:29 PM | #27
The established system of
Quote: Originally Posted by SW:TOR existing mission system
blah blah blah Space Mission [Weekly] (resets on Tuesdays)
seems a lot less confusing to me than
Quote: Originally Posted by Icebergy View Post
There is one per day, except Sunday there is two and Monday there is none.
Plus, as pointed out by others posters, it allows someone to complete the missions at their convenience any time throughout the week, rather than on a set schedule.

However, unlike other posters, I don't believe this is a plot to force people to log in daily. I think it is more likely an attempt to deal with the 25 mission cap, which has not been raised since launch, despite the addition of many more daily and weekly quests.

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Arlon_Nabarlly
01.30.2013 , 02:42 PM | #28
Quote: Originally Posted by XORDYH View Post
I think it is more likely an attempt to deal with the 25 mission cap, which has not been raised since launch, despite the addition of many more daily and weekly quests.
shhh 25 missions is serious business.

I suppose this is possible, but if that were the case why not just fix the number of missions. That seems like a solution that is both easier and more common sense. While I do agree the 25 cap needs to go, you're stretching here.

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nbayer
01.30.2013 , 03:31 PM | #29
Quote: Originally Posted by XORDYH View Post
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However, unlike other posters, I don't believe this is a plot to force people to log in daily. I think it is more likely an attempt to deal with the 25 mission cap, which has not been raised since launch, despite the addition of many more daily and weekly quests.
They don't have to stuff the missions in your quest log. Just make them available from the space mission terminal in your ship, the same as the ones that did work before the fix.

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AmberGreen
01.30.2013 , 04:38 PM | #30 This is the last staff post in this thread.  
Thank you again for your updates and feedback in this thread. We have confirmed that the following is the current schedule for Heroic Space Combat missions:

  • Tuesday - Far Cradle Strike (Imp) / Regnant Station (Rep)
  • Wednesday - Kabal Station Defense (Imp) / Ardis Outpost Fortification (Rep)
  • Thursday - Kanz Minefield (Imp) / New Covar Ice Field (Rep)
  • Friday - Duma Strike (Imp) / Baros Ambush (Rep)
  • Saturday - Lorta Escort (Imp) / Hypori Escort (Rep)
  • Sunday - Cha Raaba Assault (Imp) / Thanium Disruption (Rep)
  • Sunday - Operation Foe Smasher (Imp) / Operation Clean Sweep (Rep)

For balance, we have decided to move one of the Sunday unlocks to Monday in a future patch.

Additionally, we have confirmed that there is a bug with the Republic mission Regnant Station, and it does reward too few credits. This has been added to the Known Issues list and will also be addressed in an upcoming patch.
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