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Twitter QandA – Full

Gabe and Stephen answers us some questions posted on Twitter. Here’s what we found out.


Twitter Q&A

Q: Are purple lightsabers limited to the Sith?

A: No purple lightsabers are not limited to the Sith. – gabe


Q: Will we be able to test in-game guild functions during the beta weekends?

A: Yes you will be able to test Guild functions, it is part of the reason we want guilds in testing. – Stephen


Q: I was wondering if the loot bags for defeated bosses are a operation only thing, or are they included for flashpoints as well?

A: We’re considering the possibility of loot containers for Flashpoints, but no final decision yet – gabe


Q: Is your team designing hard-mode operations with more of a challenge in mind or more towards accessibility for all?

A: Operations in ‘hard mode’ will require proper co-ordination and team work from all group members! – Gabe


Q: How long do you need to wait until repeating an Operation? One week like other multiplayer games?

A: The length of time for an Op lockout will be on a case-by-case basis, but Eternity Vault is currently 1 week. -Gabe


Q: How does BW look upon players killing quest npc’s to block pve players on pve servers?

A: Players cannot kill other players’ mission-giving NPCs.


Q: Are Operations only limited to normal mode and hard mode or will there be more than two difficulties?

A: Yes, we’re in the process of working on additional difficulty modes for Operations.


Q: Could you provide detail regarding whatever PvP advancement system is in place?

A: Quick answer – we have a Valor Rank system, players earn valor in PvP to rank up. Higher ranks unlock stuff. 😉 – gabe


Q: Will we see a pre-launch character creation tool like Bioware did with Dragon Age:Origins?

A: A pre-launch character creator is not currently planned. – Stephen


Q: The game is released in limited numbers.Is this generally limited or more per area?I.E Having 90% of US playing, 10% rest of world.

A: Varies by area, but we can’t talk about specific numbers. Nowhere near the ratio you’re suggesting. -Stephen


Q: With the beta weekends in September will the European contingent be gaining access beta at the same time as those in the USA ?

A: EU folk will be playing in September, however large scale ramp will happen in US first, then EU close after. -S


Q: Will we see a pre-launch character creation tool like Bioware did with Dragon Age:Origins?

A: a pre-launch character creator is not currently planned. – Stephen


Q: The game is released in limited numbers.Is this generally limited or more per area?I.E Having 90% of US playing, 10% rest of world

A: Varies by area, but we can’t talk about specific numbers. Nowhere near the ratio you’re suggesting. -Stephen


Q: With the beta weekends in September will the European contingent be gaining access beta at the same time as those in the USA ?

A: EU folk will be playing in September, however large scale ramp will happen in US first, then EU close after. -S


Q: Hi! Any chance you’ll change the animation of the Project ability? Any form of telekinetic mumbo would be more appealing…

A: Check today’s Huttball video update carefully. Like, frame by frame. 😉 – Stephen


Q: when you design Operations, what are your main inspirations behind the content. From a functional & artistic perspective?

A: our main inspirations are the original trilogy (with a KotoR flair!) – gabe


Q: will Operation of 16 people give more/better reward than the Operation with 8 people

A: there will be more rewards for 16 players than 8 -pretty much double- but ‘better’ is reserved for hard modes. – gabe


Q: we have heard about difficulties on operations but will there be any difficulties on the endgame flashpoints?

A: Yes, there will be a ‘hard mode’ for some early level Flashpoints which sets them to level 50. – Gabe


Q: Can you use the Agent’s orbital strike indoors?

A: yes, the Agent’s Orbital Strike currently works indoors. We’re looking into alternative VFX too. – Gabe

 


Q: Will Ops groups scale from the 4-man comps ie. 8-man Ops=2 tanks-2 healers-4 dps, 16-man Ops = 4 tanks-4 healers-8 dps?

A: roughly, the answer is yes, but Op group comp can be somewhat flexible. — Gabe


Q: Outside of battlegrounds what PvP opportunities are there on PvE servers if you flag for PvP? Is it most areas?

A: If you flag for PvP on a PvE server, then you can fight other flagged players in most areas. More on this soon! -gabe


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