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Game Update 1.7 Developer Blog: Relics of the Gree Event

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Game Update 1.7 Developer Blog: Relics of the Gree Event
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02.11.2013 , 05:53 PM | #31
Are we assuming the ops boss is the ginormous Wampa in the pic/vid?

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02.11.2013 , 05:56 PM | #32
Quote: Originally Posted by Cerconus View Post
Are we assuming the ops boss is the ginormous Wampa in the pic/vid?
"analyzing how their native species respond to various stimuli, from mild atmospheric alterations to direct attacks"

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02.11.2013 , 06:03 PM | #33
Large zombie wampa.....a zwampa!

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02.11.2013 , 06:05 PM | #34
Quote: Originally Posted by Parthenon View Post
Looks awesome!


Question: did I read it wrong or do you have to be on a PvP server to have true, Ops group, open world PvP on Ilum? How it read was that on PvE servers there will be no big open world, just the 4 on 4 in the southern area. If that's the truth it's...disappointing, to say the least. Hoping I read it wrong.
I was dissapointed to read this as well. But I am hoping there are ways around this for people on PvE servers. Can we have multiple gruops of 4 in the same area? I am thinking so.

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02.11.2013 , 06:09 PM | #35
The Secantís arrival has changed the terms of the battle on Ilum. This is a PvP region restricted to groups of four players competing over limited resources to achieve daily mission objectives. Operations groups are disallowed in the Southern Bowl, but on PvP servers, the Northern Bowl will still host large-scale conflicts between the Empire and the Republic.

Many repeatable missions are available at each research camp, and those that require entering the Southern Bowl are flagged as [PvP]. These [PvP] missions do not directly require killing players, but the nature of the objectives will pit your group against all others in the region as you compete for limited resources in a relatively dense area. Additionally, the Secantís Droidsô are weaker in the Southern Bowl, making Heroic objectives easier to complete if your group risks a foray into the contested area.
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02.11.2013 , 06:11 PM | #36
Quote: Originally Posted by TalkingDinosaur View Post
Game has been out for over a year now. If you're not 50 at this point, it is your own fault.
Do you really think that everyone who plays this game now have started a year ago?

As for me, in general i'm positive about the event and looking forward to it. Though there are a few things i'm worried about.
First, and the most important one, is bugs. I don't want to unexpectedly complete the entire event by doing a space mission anymore, but imo it's very likely for bugs of the same scale to pop. Afterall, rewamped Illum promises to be a big, complicated thing, which didn't make it to the PTS.
Second, the ops boss. I really hope it will be a "dummy for beating", i.e. it won't require complicated tactics to kill and will be doable in Columi level gear. Yes, my 50's wear just that because i don't do end-game in this game, including raiding and dailies.
Third, i fear that PvP guild groups in top gear will make PvP part of the event undoable for PvE geared people and those who don't enjoy grouping for quests.

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02.11.2013 , 06:12 PM | #37
I am okay with the PvP aspect of this update. I think that it is cool that you are really getting an opportunity to take place in battles with the opposite faction. The PvP aspect also gives some players a sense of caution in these contested areas, due to the fact that some enemies might be just around the corner. However, I am not completely happy with what is happening in this update. As of now, i am playing as a level 30 powertech. When the update launches, i will still have around 15-20 levels before i can take place in this event. I am guessing that by then, most people will have either finished or gone on to other parts of the game. So, what i am basically saying is that is would be fun if there were updates that allowed players of all levels to participate. That way, everyone will be able to take place in the cool events BioWare creates. Also, players of all levels will be excited about the updates. I think that the new update "Return of the Gree" will have both pros and cons.

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02.11.2013 , 07:03 PM | #38
They are probably trying to control population of sith vs republic by disallowing Op groups. But it wont matter. Depending on how many groups of 4 are allowed in the south part I can tell you now itll be 8 groups of 4 sith trolling around together while the 4 republic players try and complete missions

Bolster is a good start for pve if you are pre 50, but there needs to be a separate Bolster type buff to help the faction with the lower population.

That said, I cant wait. HK is ready and set to kill. FOR THE REPUBLIC
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02.11.2013 , 07:12 PM | #39
Ah, so it's not that you have to go into the flagged-for-pvp zone to complete objectives, it's that your objectives are easier to complete in that region than in the other areas? If that's the case, that's actually kind of cool, and I approve of that.

Thank you for the more indepth blog, anyway. This is exactly the kind of specifics I was wanting.

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02.11.2013 , 07:19 PM | #40
Hold on so this is a world event, that requires group participation and drops PVP gear?
Right well good luck with that maybe the expansion will have some PVE content for people who embraced the idea of the solo adventure and storyline rather then complaining about the lack of PVP and endgame content after running through the game as fast as possible, maybe after a full year of subscriptions I'll get some content.