GALACTIC CIVIL WAR IMPROVEMENTS

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cdent4
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GALACTIC CIVIL WAR IMPROVEMENTS

Post by cdent4 » Sat May 18, 2019 1:18 pm

Hey there EIF,

As requested by the development team, any further requests, solutions, ideas, issues, etc... with the GCW, please share them here. It's a lot easier to track here than in Discord. All of the ideas discussed in Discord over the last 2 days have been compiled and will be discussed and shared with the development team to determine their feasibility. Any NEW ideas not previously share in the #gcwneutralground channel as of 12 noon EST 5/18/19, please add here.



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Re: GALACTIC CIVIL WAR IMPROVEMENTS

Post by Whitewood » Sat May 18, 2019 3:13 pm

I think the best, most possible solution instead of trying to add another GCW event for other timezone players. Would be to make a Restuss type battlefield where it flags you as SF when you enter the zone, players can fight over a series of small bunkers or key locations on the planet. The rewards for being in the zone and fighting may include warfame ticks, fp ticks.

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Post by JamisonG » Sat May 18, 2019 3:26 pm

I would love a Restuss type PVP warzone. TK-110. Great idea.
Like the Jakku warzone on StarDust.

I also found this. I want this so bad.
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Re: GALACTIC CIVIL WAR IMPROVEMENTS

Post by scotty305 » Sun May 19, 2019 2:54 am

I agree it might be nice to have a simple Euro friendly duplicate GCW event, approximately 3 days after the primary GCW battle but at some other time that works well for Euro players. For simplicity's sake, re-use the senate votes for the target planet and don't let the outcome influence planetary control. Just a simple second event that additional players can experience.

Also, I think it would be fair to have some sort of defense boost (only during GCW) for the side that doesn't control many planets. As a way of maintaining balance against the current planetary bonus, some sort of damage mitigation to help avoid long demoralizing strings of losses.

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Post by HK-416 » Sun May 19, 2019 8:52 am

scotty305 wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 2:54 am
I agree it might be nice to have a simple Euro friendly duplicate GCW event, approximately 3 days after the primary GCW battle but at some other time that works well for Euro players. For simplicity's sake, re-use the senate votes for the target planet and don't let the outcome influence planetary control. Just a simple second event that additional players can experience.

Also, I think it would be fair to have some sort of defense boost (only during GCW) for the side that doesn't control many planets. As a way of maintaining balance against the current planetary bonus, some sort of damage mitigation to help avoid long demoralizing strings of losses.
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As a euro player myself I find it virtually impossible to participate in the GCW invasions as they are held at two thirty in the morning. I'd like to see a GCW event that is either accessible to players from Europe or perhaps a PvE istance or daily mission where war fame can be collected. Because at the moment I feel a bit isolated from the GCW at present.
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Re: GALACTIC CIVIL WAR IMPROVEMENTS

Post by Itikar » Sun May 19, 2019 9:28 am

HK-416 wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 8:52 am
As a euro player myself I find it virtually impossible to participate in the GCW invasions as they are held at two thirty in the morning. I'd like to see a GCW event that is either accessible to players from Europe or perhaps a PvE istance or daily mission where war fame can be collected. Because at the moment I feel a bit isolated from the GCW at present.
As another European player, I would like to add my two cents here.

First and foremost, missions that give warfame for those who cannot stay up at 2.30 a.m. (for Brits, because for mainland Europe it's even later) is not a fix to people being excluded by the most important server event. This is a fix only for them being excluded from the rewards of this event, which is definitely nice, but misses the point.

Second, this is not really a problem for Europeans, even if obviously due to the event timing European players are those who suffer the most. There are also North American players who, for a reason or another, cannot play at 9.30 pm EST (2.30 am UTC) and all these players find themselves in a situation where they cannot enjoy the key content currently offered by the server. Point in case I introduced to the server a guy from the U.S. that I knew from another game, but he quit because due to their work schedule he could never play at 9.30 pm EST.

Now, it's clearly impossible to make everyone happy, but in my humble opinion it should be at least explored how to make the GCW more inclusive toward people, regardless of the time zone, who cannot play at that hour of the day. The GCW shifts each weekday currently, thanks to its 6 day cycle, so flexibility and inclusivity must have been considered for it, but how come flexibility for weekday was considered and flexibility for the hour of the day was not? How are they any different?

This is not a marginal matter because it risks to negatively impact player retention, especially if these new player happen both to enjoy PvP and to be unable to play at 9.30 pm EST, two things that are not at all uncommon.

There are certainly other things to consider, of course, such as the ease of implementation for a fix to this issue, for which only the developers who code can speak, and the effects on the current GCW dynamics, for which something can be said. In particular, as it was explained by Dalo Lorn on Discord, at best the current GCW results would be the same, while at "worst" (?) a different timing would "reshuffle the cards" in favor of the faction that currently happens to be at a disadvantage. An outcome that, given the current GCW setup, might actually be quite welcome.

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