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Can a Dev comment on whether Extraction is getting ignored?

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It would be greatly appreciated.

Extraction is easily the best mode for small-scale combat, and for those of us who aren't into the Hero-fest that GA has become, it's arguably the best mode in the game in general.

It's easily one of the most popular modes, or it was until months had gone by with no maps added to the paltry two it released with. Even Jetpack Cargo got more maps than that, and no one liked that mode.

We have had an immense amount of fun in Extraction, even with only two maps. Still, two maps just ain't enough.

Can we have some communication? Is the best mode in the game seriously being ignored?

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  • That's the reason why I don't play extraction. The lack of maps makes it uninteresting.
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  • There just aren't enough Devs left to support adding new maps to it. Even if they use existing maps, they still have to code in the mechanics and physics. It's taken almost a year to finish Grievous... working on 3 more Heroes... Geonosis Map... and new large gamemode.

    Sadly when MTX funding was eliminated that killed a revenue stream for further development. You wont hear it from a developer because the answer will be negative. I'm telling you it's safe to assume you may never see more Extraction Maps for SWBF2... If we're lucky they might have time and resources to work on them in April 2019.

    I think the best solution is to just fold Extraction[/] gamemode into the Strike gamemode playlist.
  • I believe they did comment, unfortunately. Back in June? It was around then. They confirmed they were NOT working on expanding Extraction. I could be wrong but I'm fairly certain I read that.
  • Everytime an “extraction needs more maps” thread is cut down, two more shall take its place! We need some feed back EA!
  • Thankfully we have Ewok Hunt and JPC. :|
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  • BoothStick wrote: »
    There just aren't enough Devs left to support adding new maps to it.
    That's what Ive been fearing.

    BoothStick wrote: »
    Even if they use existing maps, they still have to code in the mechanics and physics.
    Fair point. But honestly, it shouldn't be THAT hard to do, and I'd rather see a few bad maps added than nothing.

    BoothStick wrote: »
    Sadly when MTX funding was eliminated that killed a revenue stream for further development.
    Very true. Though, if they cared at all about bringing in MTX money to fund game content, there's more than 150 canon skins that could be made JUST BY RECOLORING EXISTING ASSETS. They could have released those in 50-skin batches and made bank.

    BoothStick wrote: »
    I think the best solution is to just fold Extraction gamemode into the Strike gamemode playlist.
    That would be better than having it vanish, but maybe not better than it staying how it is. Some of my friends love Extraction but don't like Strike.
  • That's the reason why I don't play extraction. The lack of maps makes it uninteresting.
    Sad but true. I have a high tolerance for repetition, but even I am starting to get tired of two paltry maps.

    Although on PC I can barely find a game in Extraction.
    Same here, this last week or so. It almost seems like they're deliberately killing the mode because they know they won't support it.

    I believe they did comment, unfortunately. Back in June? It was around then. They confirmed they were NOT working on expanding Extraction. I could be wrong but I'm fairly certain I read that.
    Yeah, they said in June that they're were not currently making any new maps for Extraction. They didn't say they were abandoning the new mode entirely. There was no reason to think they'd abandon a highly popular mode they had just added into the game, so a lot of people held put hope that more maps would eventually be coming.

    Sadly, the lack of any word or maps for months, the recent rapidly-emptying servers, and the depromotion of threads related to Extraction... seem to indicate that's not the case.

    Still, some clear and direct communication would be nice. Are they abandoning one of the game's most popular modes?
  • There are so many modes and at the moment only two of them seem to be getting any attention, those being GA and HvV.
  • WodiQuix wrote: »
    The Pillio campaign map, with the goal of extracting some of the Emperor's precious artifacts would also be awesome.

    True.
  • rollind24
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    edited October 2018
    WodiQuix wrote: »
    The Pillio campaign map, with the goal of extracting some of the Emperor's precious artifacts would also be awesome.

    It’s been a while since I did the campaign but Pillio seems like its custom built for Extraction already from what I remember. Might have to build some flank points but should be it.
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  • rollind24 wrote: »
    WodiQuix wrote: »
    The Pillio campaign map, with the goal of extracting some of the Emperor's precious artifacts would also be awesome.

    It’s been a while since I did the campaign but Pillio seems like its custom built for Extraction already from what I remember. Might have to build some flank points but should be it.

    It would be perfect.
  • rollind24 wrote: »
    WodiQuix wrote: »
    The Pillio campaign map, with the goal of extracting some of the Emperor's precious artifacts would also be awesome.

    It’s been a while since I did the campaign but Pillio seems like its custom built for Extraction already from what I remember. Might have to build some flank points but should be it.

    Explorer mode. Play Cache Grab (Sullust) and then the next campaign is Under Covered Skies (Bespin). Two beautiful maps that seem ready for Extraction. In both maps you’ll see some of the tanks (red) and some cargo crates (white cylinders with green light) are destructible and release vapor when destroyed.

    The Vardos maps are ideal for Extraction as well.

    Too bad they were not designed for multiplayer.
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  • Pillio... Sullust... Bespin... the Death Star... Mos Eisley... Endor's Imperial Base... Theed (could be extracting the Blue Virus)... GEONOSIS... Yavin... Jakku... Vardos... Kashyyyk...

    So many options. Some of them ready to go.
  • stevenomes
    4645 posts Member
    edited October 2018
    Extraction is now the ultimate mode in this game. I suggest DICE updates it.
  • JackTHorn wrote: »
    That's the reason why I don't play extraction. The lack of maps makes it uninteresting.
    Sad but true. I have a high tolerance for repetition, but even I am starting to get tired of two paltry maps.

    Although on PC I can barely find a game in Extraction.
    Same here, this last week or so. It almost seems like they're deliberately killing the mode because they know they won't support it.

    I believe they did comment, unfortunately. Back in June? It was around then. They confirmed they were NOT working on expanding Extraction. I could be wrong but I'm fairly certain I read that.
    Yeah, they said in June that they're were not currently making any new maps for Extraction. They didn't say they were abandoning the new mode entirely. There was no reason to think they'd abandon a highly popular mode they had just added into the game, so a lot of people held put hope that more maps would eventually be coming.

    Sadly, the lack of any word or maps for months, the recent rapidly-emptying servers, and the depromotion of threads related to Extraction... seem to indicate that's not the case.

    Still, some clear and direct communication would be nice. Are they abandoning one of the game's most popular modes?

    I just took their info to mean they had no current plans to expand on Extraction. I didn't like it, but it is what it is. Or it was what it was. However you want to interpret it.
  • Danxoln
    2473 posts Member
    I'll just save you the time of a dev response, we won't be getting anymore maps. Set your expectations low, like really low, then be pleasantly surprised when something good happens
  • JackTHorn wrote: »
    Pillio... Sullust... Bespin... the Death Star... Mos Eisley... Endor's Imperial Base... Theed (could be extracting the Blue Virus)... GEONOSIS... Yavin... Jakku... Vardos... Kashyyyk...

    So many options. Some of them ready to go.

    Need.
  • Definitely needs some love, the smaller modes were really popular in BF2015 so I don’t know why they aren’t giving them much attention. I think they could just plonk the mode in current maps, Hoth caves going out the reverse way to GA, endor starting at the bigger cave and going along the trench the At-At goes down until it gets back to the base. Just put it in extra maps! It might not be perfect but at least give it a shot.

    The other idea is to make JPC just cargo with trooper/reinforcement loadout, match extraction and cargo as the new strike playlist. Cargo pretty much has the mode built with three maps so shouldn’t be a huge task.
  • ignored? comment?

    the lack of any new maps means they are ignoring extraction and the players.....
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  • JMaster
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    Look, I like Strike, but bundling it together with Extraction isn't the way to go. Maps- from 2015 or now- will get me back into playing Extraction regularly. It's such a simple but pure gamemode, and we need more of those.
    rollind24 wrote: »
    I’m holding onto hope they release maps for it in December.

    Hero’s to me while fine and great as content are more like a side dish to a meal. They aren’t very filling and maps/modes are the main course.
    I really like the way you compare Heroes to a side dish... don't get me worng, I love 'em, and I so desperately want more. But they're comfort food, they're awesome for a while and with no new additions and experience they'll be same-old-same-old. They're meant to add a bit of flair and unique gameplay to whatever maps and modes we have. That's what will keep me playing for a long time: maps, modes, and weapons will bring more longevity than any cyborg, sad as that is for me to say. We need more for the best addition to Battlefront 2015, let's do this.
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  • Extraction is definitely the best small-scale mode and most balanced mode in the entire game. It needs more maps.
  • univurshul
    1667 posts Member
    edited October 2018
    Naw they're not ignoring anything, probably watching closely how saturated the mode is w/players... and they know how many gamers are playing Extraction, it's probably flashing red on their weekly reports...definitely my go-to & current favorite if I have a few free minutes. I dig how competitive everyone is in there. No shortage of antics and narrow wins/defeats <3 . Don't you love Jabba's palace?! Stoked every time I get to run those halls. I wish the entire compound was a large Blast map 30 vs 30 / 1 hour timer B) Also missing the old BF1 extraction at the Palace. The basement at the sail barge out to the cliffs...so great.

    Maybe we just need a dedicated Battlefront: Tatooine 🤔

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  • All Dennis and Ben have said is “there’s no plans to add more maps at this time” and “it will remain GCW era”
  • Just the best mode in the game.
  • univurshul wrote: »
    Naw they're not ignoring anything, probably watching closely how saturated the mode is w/players... and they know how many gamers are playing Extraction, it's probably flashing red on their weekly reports...definitely my go-to & current favorite if I have a few free minutes. I dig how competitive everyone is in there. No shortage of antics and narrow wins/defeats <3 . Don't you love Jabba's palace?! Stoked every time I get to run those halls. I wish the entire compound was a large Blast map 30 vs 30 / 1 hour timer B) Also missing the old BF1 extraction at the Palace. The basement at the sail barge out to the cliffs...so great.

    Maybe we just need a dedicated Battlefront: Tatooine 🤔

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    lol wat
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  • SVEJ
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    JackTHorn wrote: »
    It would be greatly appreciated.

    Extraction is easily the best mode for small-scale combat, and for those of us who aren't into the Hero-fest that GA has become, it's arguably the best mode in the game in general.

    It's easily one of the most popular modes, or it was until months had gone by with no maps added to the paltry two it released with. Even Jetpack Cargo got more maps than that, and no one liked that mode.

    We have had an immense amount of fun in Extraction, even with only two maps. Still, two maps just ain't enough.

    Can we have some communication? Is the best mode in the game seriously being ignored?

    I don't think they have any plans once Anakin is released, After that i believe it'll be the TellTale effect where the studio will be shut down. Seem's like The Walking Dead final season will get it's final episodes then the rest of the Devs are kicked out. Now it's DICE's turn. and to be honest, they do deserve it.
  • Not doing imperials/Boba Fett extracting Han in Carbonite from Bespin is a missed opportunity of gargantuan proportions.

    That should have been the flip side of the Solo season - not Jabbas Palace.
  • they never answer us about new extraction maps. nice mode but always the same maps since may....
  • (My emphasis:)
    AuraStorm wrote: »
    All Dennis and Ben have said is “there’s no plans to add more maps at this time” and “it will remain GCW era
    That last part, even more than anything else, is madness. What possible reason could there be for restricting it to one era?? I mean, I'll take a new map or three regardless of era, but some Clone Wars Extraction is something that would be an amazing addition, a desperately needed shot in the arm.

    I'm not a fan of the Clone Legion skins, but some of my friends are, and since none of us like GA enough to play it, we just almost never get to see clone skins. They're hungry to see their Legion in action, and I even bought the pack for that Legion so we can all look like we belong together. It's ridiculous to artificially restrict the only really reliably fun ground mode in the entire game.
  • OOM19
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    JackTHorn wrote: »
    It would be greatly appreciated.

    Extraction is easily the best mode for small-scale combat, and for those of us who aren't into the Hero-fest that GA has become, it's arguably the best mode in the game in general.

    It's easily one of the most popular modes, or it was until months had gone by with no maps added to the paltry two it released with. Even Jetpack Cargo got more maps than that, and no one liked that mode.

    We have had an immense amount of fun in Extraction, even with only two maps. Still, two maps just ain't enough.

    Can we have some communication? Is the best mode in the game seriously being ignored?

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  • OOM19
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    edited October 2018
    F8RGE wrote: »
    Not ignored, but our focus is elsewhere right now.
    Is it OOM-9? :*
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  • F8RGE wrote: »
    Not ignored, but our focus is elsewhere right now.

    How is that not a way of saying "we're ignoring you right now"...???
  • rollind24
    5176 posts Member
    edited October 2018
    F8RGE wrote: »
    Not ignored, but our focus is elsewhere right now.

    I appreciate the response but I can’t wait to use this line with the wifey during the Sox game later, thank you! Lol
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  • bfloo
    14399 posts Member
    rollind24 wrote: »
    F8RGE wrote: »
    Not ignored, but our focus is elsewhere right now.

    I appreciate the response but I can’t wait to use this line with the wifey during the Sox game later, thank you! Lol

    You must put her response to this on youtube!!!!


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  • rollind24 wrote: »
    F8RGE wrote: »
    Not ignored, but our focus is elsewhere right now.

    I appreciate the response but I can’t wait to use this line with the wifey during the Sox game later, thank you! Lol

    Go cubs
    Well, at least now I know. Focus is elsewhere... see ya
  • bfloo wrote: »
    rollind24 wrote: »
    F8RGE wrote: »
    Not ignored, but our focus is elsewhere right now.

    I appreciate the response but I can’t wait to use this line with the wifey during the Sox game later, thank you! Lol

    You must put her response to this on youtube!!!!


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    After you get out of hospital of course.

    As for Extraction.... I would love to see some more maps added. Great ideas above for maps based on BF2017 maps. I would also love to see some of the BF2015 maps ported over.
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  • F8RGE wrote: »
    Not ignored, but our focus is elsewhere right now.
    Thank you for the response.
  • JackTHorn wrote: »
    F8RGE wrote: »
    Not ignored, but our focus is elsewhere right now.
    Thank you for the response.

    I guess that means....MAYBE in a year, when they are supposedly done figure out the mechanics of their game that was released a year ago, MAYBE then...they'll "consider" it. Wow this company is just a constant let down.
  • OOM19 wrote: »
    JackTHorn wrote: »
    It would be greatly appreciated.

    Extraction is easily the best mode for small-scale combat, and for those of us who aren't into the Hero-fest that GA has become, it's arguably the best mode in the game in general.

    It's easily one of the most popular modes, or it was until months had gone by with no maps added to the paltry two it released with. Even Jetpack Cargo got more maps than that, and no one liked that mode.

    We have had an immense amount of fun in Extraction, even with only two maps. Still, two maps just ain't enough.

    Can we have some communication? Is the best mode in the game seriously being ignored?
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  • JackTHorn
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    edited October 2018
    OOM19 wrote: »
    F8RGE wrote: »
    Not ignored, but our focus is elsewhere right now.
    Is it OOM-9? :*
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  • JackTHorn wrote: »
    F8RGE wrote: »
    Not ignored, but our focus is elsewhere right now.
    Thank you for the response.

    I guess that means....MAYBE in a year, when they are supposedly done figure out the mechanics of their game that was released a year ago, MAYBE then...they'll "consider" it. Wow this company is just a constant let down.
    I'm trying to look at it like this... "Not ignoring, focus elsewhere" is honestly better than I was expecting. Maybe there's a chance that, after all this hero/GA focus is over, they'll return to Trooper play and real Battlefront modes. *fingers crossed*
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