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Community Transmission - Night on Endor

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  • Madbri
    222 posts Member
    SpartanR wrote: »
    It’s official now the game will be dead in 1 month with the new solo season

    No CW season 2 = game is dead

    The game probably won’t be dead. I’m pretty sure there is going to be still good amount of people buying n playing it.

  • Are there any plans to implement local split-screen Arcade in PC?
  • May the 4th be with you.
  • haddon
    23 posts Member
    edited April 13
    Well that's what we do if it's a solo season ... No one connects and can be that seeing that no one is on the game, they will say, "we could have been not to do that "
  • Yah if they put out a solo season next month "which will usually span multiple months", I'm a little worried. He also said the season might revolve around an anniversary in the star wars universe, so here's to hoping that next month will be Revenge of the Sith's (May 19, 2005) anniversary instead. I'm sure they are forced to do Solo though. This game has so much potential, I hope conquest mode is coming more than anything.

    10 year clone wars anniversary is 2018.

    I really hope they do something big for that then!
  • I could care less about generic soldiers with different colors. Bring on that Solo season!
  • I'm concerned about the "customization" aspects to BF2. I don't understand as to why we're being so gated on the type of customization we can make in this game.

    Someone else here pointed out that the customizations are class locked? I'm absolutely shocked because people have been asking for deeper customization but this is still incredibly shallow.

    Holding out for more Clone Wars content...

  • I really hope they do something big for that then!

    Don't do that, you'll only get more disappointed than you are now.
    Deeply disappointed by this game and the way it is being handled.
    My hopes in this game after April's announcement: LOST.
  • Skins locked to classes? Yikes.

    I don't know how I feel about that, but I can kinda understand why they are doing this. I think maybe to encourage you to play more classes. For example, I love the Duros race but he is unique to heavy but I don't play heavy that often, I will play heavy more to play as a Duros. Or create more variety of races on the battlefield so we don't have bunch of Rodian of ever class running around. My guess why they did this. We will see how it goes and how people react to this. Hope we get more updates and get more communication in the future. Also hope we get a Wampa hunt in the future too!

    Duros are Officers.
  • Madbri wrote: »
    Y’all some greedy mofos. The devs can do what ever they want. The season 2 will obviously be solo. Just accept it. You guys can’t always get what you want.

    Exactly, and it’s likely a top-down decision anyways that DICE doesn’t have much say-so in, just be blessed there will be new content and once we weather this then there will probably be more of what the community is requesting. And who’s to say the Solo content won’t rock? :)
  • Very excited for this. Massively heartening to see that we're being listened to and that you're making changes. Very excited to see where the game is a year from now.
  • So, can we still not change the gender of our Troopers? For example First Order officer to male?
  • I am hoping that the "unplug the dams" was true and we get another update between now and whatever Season 2 ends up being. It could always be a Clone Wars 10th Anniversary AND a Solo season. Solo is technically a Prequel, so....
    #VestedinVesti #InTrydlingWeTrust #DennistheDefinitive #BettingonBen
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  • jailbreak_acdc
    40 posts Member
    edited April 13
    Thanks for the update! Hyped!!!
    People will continue crying tho...

    Please, don't forget the big maps and Starfighter Assault for Arcade :|
  • I am hoping that the "unplug the dams" was true and we get another update between now and whatever Season 2 ends up being. It could always be a Clone Wars 10th Anniversary AND a Solo season. Solo is technically a Prequel, so....

    But it's a Disney movie.
    Deeply disappointed by this game and the way it is being handled.
    My hopes in this game after April's announcement: LOST.
  • Awwwww jeez Rick... so no Grievous or Obi Wan?:((((

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  • So, can we still not change the gender of our Troopers? For example First Order officer to male?

    It did say several new skins for FO and Imperial Officers, male and female I believe.
    #VestedinVesti #InTrydlingWeTrust #DennistheDefinitive #BettingonBen
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  • R_Schez wrote: »
    PEOPLE:

    If you want to leave BF2 because there is Han Solo and no Clone Wars: GO NOW!!!! STOP CRYING LIKE A BABY!

    REMBEMBER: WE ARE NOT PAYING FOR ANY EXTRA CONTENT!!!!!!!!!!! IT'S ALL FREE!!!! SO, STOP YOUR DEMANDS!

    Would you tell this to the people who whined and made demands about the loot crate too? lol.
  • SpartanR wrote: »
    It’s official now the game will be dead in 1 month with the new solo season

    No CW season 2 = game is dead

    Not quite there's still hope.
  • Rook008
    669 posts Member
    R_Schez wrote: »
    PEOPLE:
    If you want to leave BF2 because there is Han Solo and no Clone Wars: GO NOW!!!!
    This.

    She's so fine, there's no telling where the money went.
  • Skins locked to classes? Yikes.

    I don't know how I feel about that, but I can kinda understand why they are doing this. I think maybe to encourage you to play more classes. For example, I love the Duros race but he is unique to heavy but I don't play heavy that often, I will play heavy more to play as a Duros. Or create more variety of races on the battlefield so we don't have bunch of Rodian of ever class running around. My guess why they did this. We will see how it goes and how people react to this. Hope we get more updates and get more communication in the future. Also hope we get a Wampa hunt in the future too!

    Duros are Officers.

    Oh Duros will be Officers good to know. And officer is my least played class of course, better start leveling him up.
  • In terms of tweaking, did ya’ll fix the problem with the yellow tags on Collection? No matter how many times I scroll over all the cards, emotes, appearances, etc. I can’t get the corner tags to go away. It drives me insane! Overall, excited for this update :)

    It should be fixed. The yellow tags were there because the hidden skins.

    That's why you could remove them to Han, Kylo, Leia, Luke, Rey only
  • F8RGE wrote: »
    Incoming Transmission

    Welcome to the very first edition of the Community Transmission the brand-new Star Wars Battlefront II Community update.

    Moving forward, what can you expect?

    Our goal is to provide you with overview of everything that’s happening during the month, the new content that’s coming, as well as addressing some of your burning questions. Occasionally we may focus on a specific topic and dedicate an entire edition to just that.

    We expect the Community Transmission to evolve over time and you, our Community, are going to be at the heart of this evolution. But enough of the introductions, we’ve got a lot to talk about so let’s dive straight in.

    Ewok Hunt
    For the first time in Star Wars Battlefront II, you will be able to play as Ewoks. Take to the forest moon of Endor in this new game mode, Ewok Hunt.

    The ambush begins as the Ewok attacks the unsuspecting stormtroopers, using spears, Wisties, and whatever abilities they can muster to take down the intruders. Each defeated stormtrooper spawns as another Ewok, multiplying until the Empire’s forces have been completely eliminated, and the Ewok celebration can begin. Imperial forces will need all their training to survive until their evacuation arrives. Do so, and they’ll make it off of Endor and claim the win.

    You can read more about the Ewok Hunt game mode here.

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    New Appearances
    The addition of new appearances are some of the most requested items to date amongst the Battlefront II Community and we’re pleased to confirm that more are on the way, starting this month.

    So here’s what’s arriving in this update for heroes:
    • Wounded Chewbacca, with Arm Patch
    • Scarred Kylo Ren, Patch over Scar
    • Administrator Lando, Bespin
    • Commander Iden, no Helmet
    • Hooded Yoda, pulled up Hood
    • Endor Leia
    • Endor Han
    • Ahch-To Rey

    Trooper Appearances
    Heroes aren’t the only ones getting some new Appearances, as Troopers are also going to be receiving some brand-new looks. We know this is something that many of you have been asking for, so we can’t wait to see them in action across the galaxy.

    In total there are forty new Trooper Appearances, including new Officer Appearances for both the First Order and The Empire.

    Rebels will be receiving Appearances across all Trooper classes, including the Heavy Quarren Rebel and the Twi’lek Specialist.

    Heavy Zabrak and a Duros Officer are just two of the appearances that you’ll have available when playing as the Resistance.

    Game Improvements
    In the next update you will be able to convert Crafting Parts to Skill Points. Simply head into the Collection menu, select the Hero, Class or Vehicle of your choosing and you’ll be able to purchase skill Points, using your already existing Crafting Parts. One Skill Point will cost you 40 Crafting Parts.

    Winning a round will now provide you a small bonus to the Credits you earn, making those wins that little bit extra valuable. A great way to earn some additional Credits towards the Appearance you have your eyes set on.

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    Season Two and Updates
    We know that there has a been a lot of discussion within our Community about the release of Season Two and we can confirm that yes, it is coming. As many of you have suspected, all our focus was on the Progression Update, as we felt this was the most important improvement to the game that we needed to make.

    As we move forward with Star Wars Battlefront II, there are two types of content update that we will be releasing. The first is in the same style as the Night on Endor Update that we’re releasing on April 18th, and the second is Seasons.

    Seasons will focus around a specific theme (such as a new Star Wars film, or an anniversary in the Star Wars Universe) and will usually span multiple months.

    In March we launched the Progression Update, April is Night on Endor and moving forward we’re committed to keeping up this cadence of content updates.

    We can confirm that Season Two will be coming in May, and you’ll get more details a little closer to the time.

    Upcoming Challenges
    We’ve got some great Challenges coming up, and fans of Emotes are going to enjoy the two below:
    • Name: Coatee-cha tu yub nub
    • Date: April 19 - 22
    • Objective: Defeat 25 Enemies in Night on Endor
    • Reward: Peekabo Emote
    • Name: Fastest Hunt of Junk
    • Date: April 26 - 29
    • Objective: Defeat 10 Enemies as a Starfighter
    • Reward: Chosen One Emote

    Remember that there’s a new Challenge every day and a bonus one over each weekend.

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    Balancing, Bugs and Tweaks
    We’ve heard a lot about the Iden the last couple of weeks and the consensus amongst the Community has been that she was a little overpowered. We agree, and as a result of this we’ve removed the double stun from her Stun Droid. We’ve also increased the stun duration from 0.5 to 0.9 seconds.

    The intent was to give players a chance to roll away from the second stun and provide some skill reward. This became confusing and rarely did it play out as we originally intended. What we saw was players being stunned for a total of 2.3 seconds, which usually resulted in defeat.

    We’ve also made some tweaks to the core combat system. We have improved the melee combat responsiveness for all melee attacks including things like lightsabers and Phasma’s staff attack. Timing for effects, audio, camera shake, and the application of damage has been aligned to the expected moment of the impact to make the melee combat experience tighter and to reduce the feeling of latency.

    You’ll be able to read about all the fixes coming in the next update when the full patch notes go live. Keep your eyes on our forums to be amongst the first to view them.

    Your Questions, Answered.
    Q) When can we hear more about Season Two?
    A) As many of our community have suspected, the Progression update was given our primary focus. Season Two is on the way and we can confirm that you’ll hear more about this in early May.

    Q) Levelling Hero Starfighters is very slow, are there any plans to address this?
    A) We’re currently looking at a few ways we can address this. It is on our radar.

    Q) Are there any plans to replace the in-game holographic effect?
    A) Yes there is. You will hear, and more importantly see this in action soon. We’re aiming for the first look at this to go live at the same time as Season Two arrives. As always though, things are subject to change, but this is our current target date.

    Q) Many people would love to see Starfighter Assault get added to Arcade, is this something we can expect in the future?
    A) We share the same love for Starfighter Assault, as a lot of our Community do. While we have nothing to announce in terms of dates, this is something we are actively looking at.

    Q) Spending Skill Points pre-round would be an excellent quality of life addition to the game. Currently it’s frustrating having to back out of a game just to spend them. Any plans?
    A) We agree and fully support this. The current goal is to have this implemented at the same time Season Two arrives.

    Q) Can we expect to see something Clone Wars related in the future?
    A) We hear you and will update you on anything Clone Wars related in the future.

    Q) Communication is something that the community has been requesting more of. What are your thoughts now that the Progression Update is out?
    A) We appreciate that communication has probably not been at a level that our players have wanted. The Community Transmission is a first step towards improving on that. We will continue to strive to be better and if we falter, we’re sure our community will let us know.

    Community Spotlight
    Our spotlight this month falls onto VicenteProD, who has been creating some truly remarkable Star Wars Battlefront II screenshots. Here’s a quick selection of our favorites:

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    You can find more of his work over on his Flickr page here.

    Punch it…
    While this is the start of the Community Transmission series, we want to hear your feedback. Let us know what you think by dropping us a note below or reaching out to our social channels. We want to hear your feedback, as moving forward the goal is to have the Community Transmission adapt to what the Community wants.

    We’ve got more to come.

    Transmission over

    I hope in the future skins don't be locked to a certain class but for now I'm glad for all this news ! And please have you guys given any thought on letting us use blasters from all eras and factions on all maps and eras, as in let me use the E-11 for the resistance or the DH-17 for the Republic basically so we can use all the weapons in game at any time not just for a specific side or map and have all of them have unlockable attachments like the rest of the current blasters. I would really like to see this happen I've been asking for this for a while now.
    I appreciate all the work you guys at DICE do for the game ?
  • moonalien
    460 posts Member
    edited April 13
    Rook008 wrote: »
    R_Schez wrote: »
    PEOPLE:
    If you want to leave BF2 because there is Han Solo and no Clone Wars: GO NOW!!!!
    This.

    actually not this ^^^ less players = less full lobbies! im sure obi one will arrive in future content! i'm hyped for solo :)
  • R_Schez wrote: »
    PEOPLE:

    If you want to leave BF2 because there is Han Solo and no Clone Wars: GO NOW!!!! Stop crying like a baby!

    REMBEMBER: we are not paying for any extra content!! it's all free!! So, stop your demands!

    Oh no, please, not again!
    Who would work for free? We paid for the game! The cost of the called "extra contents" is always included in the game revenue estimation in the project. It's a project practice. It's so obvious!
    Stop with this free content *#$!
  • anstee
    186 posts Member
    Um, those challenges are pretty pointless for long term players. Those emotes are not new and most probably have them already, I know I do.

    Annoying thing about those Hero costumes is that the same few heroes now have loads of outfits. Looking forward to the Trooper outfits, can’t wait to get rid of that first order officer!
    I just went and read the updates that were listed, and so glad Maul's saber throw is fixed!

    But... that credits reward for winning a round. 100 Credits.

    A HUNDRED. CREDITS?!?!?!?! Oh yay, THAT will make people play the objective, for sure! Look, I'm as patient as the next guy but that's a slap in the face.

    Totally agree with that.
  • This is great an all but I just hope there is some stabilization to the servers. I want to see all my kills and assists recorded. I want to see all my credits applied. I want to see my hits registered. Contents is great and I want to see more of it but we need a stable system. When I clearly get the message I eliminated someone and yet no score is registered something is wrong. Fix the servers.
    Xbox Gamertag: RustyPapaRelic
  • R_Schez wrote: »
    PEOPLE:

    If you want to leave BF2 because there is Han Solo and no Clone Wars: GO NOW!!!! Stop crying like a baby!

    REMBEMBER: we are not paying for any extra content!! it's all free!! So, stop your demands!

    Exactly stop acting so immature.
  • Starfighter Assault in Arcade would be my #1 desire. Really, all the modes should should have a single player bots option so that when this game's multiplayer goes dark we can still play it.

    I'm really interested in daily reward improvements like maybe a 30 day reward calendar where the rewards get better each day you login over the course of 30 days and then it changes to a new 30 day calendar.

    I like what you did with the earnable Hoth appearance skins! EARNABLE is good!

    Would love to see you design things that get players into more Starfighter Assault. If the numbers for players in that mode doesn't increase in your metrics then I think you owe it to fans to put Starfighter in Arcade Mode.
  • Each new update always has a surprise. One patch had the Iden Versio hero ship, another had bespin and a Rodian skin. I hope the surprise for this update is either the Clone Legion skins or Obi-Wan and Grievous. Maybe I am asking for too much :/
  • RIFRIG
    480 posts Member
    No Abenedo skin.....FFS
  • Obi wan kenobi is a main character, you know. Still no word on him... I guess all we can hope for is a Kenobi movie announcement....maybe that would inspire the developers to create this character, or would we have to wait until the movie comes out in like 2020? :disappointed:

    I don’t even care about Clone Wars content... Kenobi is a staple of the whole franchise.
  • Hype for Solo movie? Really? Yeah, I ll watch it but without iconic heroes this is not star wars. Anakin Skywalker is the main character of the entire saga and where is he? Obi-wan? Open your eyes guys - this is not negativity, its pure facts. We're getting bits of content from the old game but they should have been at launch. I mean hot and endor skins, customization and etc. Next they will add Rogue One and call it new content. Omg
  • Well, this is awesome.
  • SG-17 wrote: »
    Any ETA on Conquest or the Conquest-like mode you are working on?

    Say... you look awfully familiar...

    Anyhoo, we could all see Season 2 revolving around Solo in May, so no shock there. The Ewok mode and the new customization—however, was a shock—and will hopefully keep me occupied until then.

    Can we get a mode called Gungan Hunt next where you join a group as a Droideka and go out and hunt Gungans?
  • May 16th is a Friday and is the 16th anniversary of Episode II followed by Anniversary for Episode III 3 days later. Is it still possible to get a Clone Wars season? Since they have not confirmed Solo as the season coming up. Obviously we can expect skins and possibly maps from Solo but maybe still a chance for both Clone wars and Solo content in May?
  • May 16th is a Friday and is the 16th anniversary of Episode II followed by Anniversary for Episode III 3 days later. Is it still possible to get a Clone Wars season? Since they have not confirmed Solo as the season coming up. Obviously we can expect skins and possibly maps from Solo but maybe still a chance for both Clone wars and Solo content in May?

    Ooh nice tie in! Even just releasing Obi wan and Grievous then would make people so happy
  • I really hope they do something big for that then!

    Don't do that, you'll only get more disappointed than you are now.

    I try to stay cautiously optimistic. I am disappointed, but I really do believe they can turn things around if they are wise and give people what they want. We'll see how it plays out in the next couple months.
  • Finally, a chance to fight Ewoks and avenge the fallen stormtroopers in RotJ. I know I'm not the only one to ask for such a mode so thanks for listening, Dice.
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