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F8RGE
310 posts EA Community Manager
edited December 6
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The next event in Star Wars Battlefront II will be a Trooper weekend as we're combining Blast and Strike into one playlist.

We're utilising some new tech for this and as a result will be kicking off the event this afternoon (CET) instead of at midnight.
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  • This sounds interesting.
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  • DarthJ
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    I thought at first we were having a weekend dedicated to the machine that is @Trooper8059
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  • T0TALfps
    1167 posts EA Community Manager
    Awh thanks @F8RGE, I hope you have a trooper weekend too!
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  • If we get Blast or Strike daily milestones will they register properly with this combined rotation?
  • Where's Heroes Unleashed?
  • @F8RGE
    When decembre event calendar?
  • T0TALfps
    1167 posts EA Community Manager
    @F8RGE
    When decembre event calendar?

    Aiming for it to go live before the weekend, so either later today or tomorrow.
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  • T0TALfps wrote: »
    @F8RGE
    When decembre event calendar?

    Aiming for it to go live before the weekend, so either later today or tomorrow.

    Can we be sure that Heroes Unleashed is added for weekend of 12/14-12/16 or 12/21-12/23? Thanks! Much appreciated!
  • T0TALfps wrote: »
    @F8RGE
    When decembre event calendar?

    Aiming for it to go live before the weekend, so either later today or tomorrow.

    Can we be sure that Heroes Unleashed is added for weekend of 12/14-12/16 or 12/21-12/23? Thanks! Much appreciated!

    I am quite sure that by now all events are already decided. If they're waiting for the calendar approvals, that means that anything there has already been decided.
  • Lame. Where's heroes unleashed?
  • TheScape wrote: »
    T0TALfps wrote: »
    @F8RGE
    When decembre event calendar?

    Aiming for it to go live before the weekend, so either later today or tomorrow.

    Can we be sure that Heroes Unleashed is added for weekend of 12/14-12/16 or 12/21-12/23? Thanks! Much appreciated!

    I am quite sure that by now all events are already decided. If they're waiting for the calendar approvals, that means that anything there has already been decided.

    That's fine, we can wait another couple days so they can make the necessary adjustments. No problem.

    😎
  • T0TALfps
    1167 posts EA Community Manager
    TheScape wrote: »
    T0TALfps wrote: »
    @F8RGE
    When decembre event calendar?

    Aiming for it to go live before the weekend, so either later today or tomorrow.

    Can we be sure that Heroes Unleashed is added for weekend of 12/14-12/16 or 12/21-12/23? Thanks! Much appreciated!

    I am quite sure that by now all events are already decided. If they're waiting for the calendar approvals, that means that anything there has already been decided.

    That's fine, we can wait another couple days so they can make the necessary adjustments. No problem.

    😎

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  • TheScape wrote: »
    At first I thought it was going to be a weekend of GA without heroes... It doesn't affect me, because I only play Blast or Strike for daily challenges, but if I wanted to play Strike I wouldn't like being put into Blast. Just saying.

    A weekend event of GA without heroes
    The dream.

    This was my initial thought upon reading the title.

    *sigh*

    Mine too I thought it was GA with no heroes. Once again I feel like some of us just gets the middle finger.

    Those are the offline large mappers.
    The star fighters players.
    Those that live GA but don't want heroes.
    And the why can't this map be offline too.

    That's four groups. Sadly I'm in all 4. FML this battlefront 2 hates my guts.
  • JackTHorn wrote: »
    Huh. I got all excited seeing the phrase "Trooper weekend", but meh. I'm not a fan of Blast, and have been getting bored with Strike since it hasn't gotten any love since launch. I've been longing for a Trooper event, or honestly any event that doesn't focus only on the blasted heroes heroes heroes. But, meh.

    xSloky wrote: »
    I personally do not like Blast, but i like to play strike. This event isn't for me. But its cool for those who like both modes.
    Empire_TW wrote: »
    I'm not really interested in this myself but what about the people who want to play Blast and only Blast and people who want to play Strike and only Strike?
    Exactly. Now I have to play Blast on the rare occasions that I want to play Strike? You guys have to do better with these things, make a front-page tile that's clearly marked as a Blast / Strike combo, then allow people to play just one or the other as normal from the multiplayer menu.

    But really, make a better Trooper event. When the problem is that the only modes that don't spam heroes all the time are lame Blast, Strike which has gotten nothing new since launch, and the awesome Extraction that is now boring because there's only two maps... well, bundling two of those together into a playlist is hardly an event.

    TheScape wrote: »
    At first I thought it was going to be a weekend of GA without heroes...
    Exactly. Something like this would be amazing. The forum has been T as liking about this for months. Half the forum have been begging for a version of GA with either no heroes, or far fewer heroes (like 1 or 2 at a time). Fewer Enforcers wouldn't hurt either. Give us something like that and I'll actually play it.

    But for Pete's sake, try not to shut down regular Hero GA to do it, if you can avoid it. The other half of the players would probably like to have their hero-spam mode available. =)

    Yeah, honestly it's just a weekend, if they were going with trooper weekend they should have gone all in. I would still play it until I get kicked out. This playlist seems to be pretty bad, but I can't say for sure.
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  • T0TALfps wrote: »
    TheScape wrote: »
    T0TALfps wrote: »
    @F8RGE
    When decembre event calendar?

    Aiming for it to go live before the weekend, so either later today or tomorrow.

    Can we be sure that Heroes Unleashed is added for weekend of 12/14-12/16 or 12/21-12/23? Thanks! Much appreciated!

    I am quite sure that by now all events are already decided. If they're waiting for the calendar approvals, that means that anything there has already been decided.

    That's fine, we can wait another couple days so they can make the necessary adjustments. No problem.

    😎

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  • bfloo wrote: »
    TheScape wrote: »
    At first I thought it was going to be a weekend of GA without heroes... It doesn't affect me, because I only play Blast or Strike for daily challenges, but if I wanted to play Strike I wouldn't like being put into Blast. Just saying.

    A weekend event of GA without heroes
    The dream.

    That would actually be fun.

    Nah it would be a nightmare.
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  • CypressHorn
    158 posts Member
    edited December 6
    Not a fan of combining Strike with Blast as I don't play Blast. I typed: On the plus side, it will be nice to have a GA without any "improvements" for the weekend, but then I realized we are having reduced maps. Again. I liked the Geonosis only when it first came out (wish it lasted another day or two), but a new map is the only time reduced map selection is preferable.
  • CommanderSoul
    6 posts Member
    edited December 6
    zzzzzzz* Oh sorry, Trooper weekend? meh.

    You know folks, you already have the perfect rotation for weekends eh.
    1. Hero
    2. Vehicle
    3. Enforcer/Aerial
    4. 2 x XP

    Besides think we've had a enough "Trooper Weekends" since launch. Just merge the playlists for Blast/Strike, I'd imagine player count is low enough for them anyways may as well. Folks need to start thinking beyond limited time events and start to apply some of this creativity to new permanent game modes and changes.

    Two example based on skimming this thread/based on what people seem to want.
    1. Hero Assault, make the hero weekend a perm game mode.
    2. Trooper Assault, make a version of GA with no heroes, and a SA mode without hero ships, those things are so op and ruin the dynamic of a well balanced dog fight/for many the same is true of the shooter aspect of GA.

    I love the idea of Hero Assault cause most fun had playing the game, but other side same coin I totally get wanting to play a mode without heroes but on the larger maps/GA, make for a more competitive and balanced experienced over all really whereas Hero Assault is just for sheer over the top fun.
  • Why not make it a proper trooper weekend? As everyone else has said have the heroes removed from GA and also remove all the Enforcers from Strike and Blast too!
  • rollind24
    4701 posts Member
    edited December 6
    T0TALfps wrote: »
    Awh thanks @F8RGE, I hope you have a trooper weekend too!

    I just want to congratulate you on one of the best dad jokes I’ve seen on this forum lol. You have my respect and hopefully I can use this one on the kids to get an eye roll in the future!
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  • rollind24
    4701 posts Member
    edited December 6
    Ravogd wrote: »
    Why not make it a proper trooper weekend? As everyone else has said have the heroes removed from GA and also remove all the Enforcers from Strike and Blast too!


    Oh hello idea. Maybe that could be implemented. I don’t mind the Enforcers in the trooper modes but would be cool to see Blast without them for a weekend.
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  • zzzzzzz* Oh sorry, Trooper weekend? meh.

    You know folks, you already have the perfect rotation for weekends eh.
    1. Hero
    2. Vehicle
    3. Enforcer/Aerial
    4. 2 x XP

    Besides think we've had a enough "Trooper Weekends" since launch. Just merge the playlists for Blast/Strike, I'd imagine player count is low enough for them anyways may as well. Folks need to start thinking beyond limited time events and start to apply some of this creativity to new permanent game modes and changes.

    Two example based on skimming this thread/based on what people seem to want.
    1. Hero Assault, make the hero weekend a perm game mode.
    2. Trooper Assault, make a version of GA with no heroes, and a SA mode without hero ships, those things are so op and ruin the dynamic of a well balanced dog fight/for many the same is true of the shooter aspect of GA.

    I love the idea of Hero Assault cause most fun had playing the game, but other side same coin I totally get wanting to play a mode without heroes but on the larger maps/GA, make for a more competitive and balanced experienced over all really whereas Hero Assault is just for sheer over the top fun.

    Hero ships are overpowered in Starfighter Assault? I don't think so... I lick my chops when I see a hero Starfighter. They might as well be made of cardboard and duct tape.
  • zzzzzzz* Oh sorry, Trooper weekend? meh.

    You know folks, you already have the perfect rotation for weekends eh.
    1. Hero
    2. Vehicle
    3. Enforcer/Aerial
    4. 2 x XP

    Besides think we've had a enough "Trooper Weekends" since launch. Just merge the playlists for Blast/Strike, I'd imagine player count is low enough for them anyways may as well. Folks need to start thinking beyond limited time events and start to apply some of this creativity to new permanent game modes and changes.

    Two example based on skimming this thread/based on what people seem to want.
    1. Hero Assault, make the hero weekend a perm game mode.
    2. Trooper Assault, make a version of GA with no heroes, and a SA mode without hero ships, those things are so op and ruin the dynamic of a well balanced dog fight/for many the same is true of the shooter aspect of GA.

    I love the idea of Hero Assault cause most fun had playing the game, but other side same coin I totally get wanting to play a mode without heroes but on the larger maps/GA, make for a more competitive and balanced experienced over all really whereas Hero Assault is just for sheer over the top fun.

    Hero ships are overpowered in Starfighter Assault? I don't think so... I lick my chops when I see a hero Starfighter. They might as well be made of cardboard and duct tape.

    Yea. They aren’t as easy to control a match, I love them though. Even if someone is skilled enough to go on a big run with one they aren’t all that noticeable in the mode.
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  • jonci
    555 posts Member
    Come on guys what did you dabble with now and break, and cant sort out before the weekend, so you thought you would call it Trooper weekend and lob it out there until you can fix it. B)

    So really its gonna be a larger number version with objectives, sooo then as commented that's GA without the heroes.
    WT, please give up on he daft ideas and concentrate on fixing the bugs.
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  • rollind24
    4701 posts Member
    edited December 6
    So this one is just a waste of time and effort. There’s nothing new. No BP reduction, no XP bonus, not even a restricted playlist to emphasize a hero release or an era. No innovation at all. Troopers only in GA was the way to go. Combining Blast and Strike? I might be out on a limb here but I’d be willing to bet that most players would prefer to just play Blast or Strike for a few rounds and then switch modes at their own leisure.

    For me, simple Team Deathmatch(Blast) is old hat. There’s no draw there. Strike is a good mode but I don’t play it much either. The objectives are always the same(Drop Zone?) and by comparison, GA is better.

    How and why this decision was made escapes me. HU is fantastic. Similarly, GA without heroes would be great too. This...? I just can’t support this one fellas.

    I actually really like the idea of removing enforcers for the weekend in the two modes. I personally don’t mind them but it would have been a change up in gameplay for the weekend besides combining two playlists that would make more sense of a Trooper Weekend.
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  • BLAISE_PHASCAL
    32 posts Member
    edited December 6
    What is it : EOR... ??

    that everyone talk about.
  • What is it : EOR... ??

    that everyone talk about.

    End of round matchmaking
  • Hmmmmmmmmmmmm
  • Empire_TW wrote: »
    I'm not really interested in this myself but what about the people who want to play Blast and only Blast and people who want to play Strike and only Strike?

    The same thing that happens to people who don't want to only play three maps
  • Troopers Only: Where we combine Blast and Strike because we don't have a big enough player base for both anymore. Granted, it's because EORMM has ruined your ability to stay in populated matches, but no sense in removing the thing ruining the game, let's put a band aid on a bullet hole.
  • rollind24 wrote: »
    So this one is just a waste of time and effort. There’s nothing new. No BP reduction, no XP bonus, not even a restricted playlist to emphasize a hero release or an era. No innovation at all. Troopers only in GA was the way to go. Combining Blast and Strike? I might be out on a limb here but I’d be willing to bet that most players would prefer to just play Blast or Strike for a few rounds and then switch modes at their own leisure.

    For me, simple Team Deathmatch(Blast) is old hat. There’s no draw there. Strike is a good mode but I don’t play it much either. The objectives are always the same(Drop Zone?) and by comparison, GA is better.

    How and why this decision was made escapes me. HU is fantastic. Similarly, GA without heroes would be great too. This...? I just can’t support this one fellas.

    I actually really like the idea of removing enforcers for the weekend in the two modes. I personally don’t mind them but it would have been a change up in gameplay for the weekend besides combining two playlists that would make more sense of a Trooper Weekend.

    Yeah I’d be game for either way too. Enforcers don’t come close to Palpatine, Bossk, Yoda, Rey, Finn, etc, so it wouldn’t matter to me. Troopers only, with or without reinforcements.
  • TheScape wrote: »
    At first I thought it was going to be a weekend of GA without heroes... It doesn't affect me, because I only play Blast or Strike for daily challenges, but if I wanted to play Strike I wouldn't like being put into Blast. Just saying.

    A weekend event of GA without heroes
    The dream.

    Would've rather had this, @F8RGE , but can't say I don't appreciate the effort. I will still play it for sure.
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