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Community Transmission — Level Cap, VO Wheel, & Appearance Bundles

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EA_Charlemagne
60 posts EA Community Manager
edited May 17
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Incoming transmission!

For this CT, we’re going to cover a few smaller, but important, subjects all together at once: Level cap increase, voice over wheel, and changes to appearance bundles.

Level Cap Increase

First off, we’re increasing the level cap for all units! Upon reaching the current max level for a unit, you’ll enter prestige levels. This will cause the level icon to visually change and turn golden. From there, each level will have the same XP requirement for each level.

And we’re not just increasing the level cap by a few. Every unit will now go up to level 1,000! Upon hitting level 1,000, the level will say “MAX” in gold.

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We’ll keep monitoring player feedback for ways we can improve the overall experience, be it anything from a smaller quality of life change to a much larger update.

Voice Over Wheel

With the addition of the Emote Wheel in a past update, we’re now adding a VO wheel. This is a first pass at the system and it’ll be developed further in future updates.

For this initial release, the VO wheel will allow for all heroes and villains to say voice lines without requiring the need for an emote. Emotes will now give voice lines from the emote (such as, “Hello there.”), so you’ll automatically unlock the voice lines from any hero emotes you currently own or acquire at a future date.

Voice lines are not available separately from emotes and there is no pricing change for emotes. Should we change this at a future date, such as if we decide to make standalone voice lines, we’ll be sure to inform you all.

Heroes

Yoda
  • Judge me by my size, do you?
  • That is why you fail.
  • Do, or do not. There is no, “try.”
  • My ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is.

Han
  • That's two you owe, junior.
  • I’m out of it for a little while—everyone gets delusions of grandeur.
  • Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster.
  • Great, kid! Don’t get cocky.

Lando
  • You got a lot of guts coming here after what you pulled.
  • How you doing, you old pirate? So good to see you!
  • Sorry...am I interrupting anything?
  • Yeah, I'm responsible these days. It’s the price you pay for being successful.

Leia
  • From now on, you do as I tell you! Okay?
  • You’re a jittery little thing, aren’t you?
  • I don’t know where you get your delusions, laser brain!
  • You have your moments. Not many of them, but you do have them.

Luke
  • I feel the good in you.
  • I will never join the dark side. I’m a Jedi.
  • Greetings, exalted ones.
  • Your overconfidence is your weakness.

Rey
  • I think I can handle myself.
  • That was lucky!
  • You...you're afraid.
  • You're a monster!

Chewbacca
  • Angry
  • Battle Roar
  • Laugh
  • Sad

Anakin
  • This is where the fun begins.
  • You call this a diplomatic solution?!
  • Obi-Wan’s gonna kill me...
  • A very wise Jedi once said, “Nothing happens by accident.”

Obi-Wan
  • Hello there!
  • Your move!
  • The strongest defense is a swift and decisive offense.
  • Only a Sith deals in absolutes.

Finn
  • Can someone please use the Force?
  • I can do this...I can do this.
  • Uh...we better run!
  • You should know, I’m a big deal in the Resistance.

Villains

Iden Versio
  • They weren’t expecting special forces!
  • Avenge our emperor!
  • Hope cannot save them!
  • The Empire’s time has come!

Darth Vader
  • Apology accepted.
  • You cannot hide forever.
  • You are as clumsy as you are stupid.
  • I find your lack of faith disturbing.

Emperor Palpatine
  • Now you will experience the full power of the dark side.
  • Good! Let the hate flow through you.
  • Do what must be done! Do not hesitate. Show no mercy.
  • Now—at the end—do you understand?

Captain Phasma
  • You can’t be so stupid as to think this will be easy.
  • My troops will storm in and kill you all.
  • Submit your weapon for inspection.
  • The First Order will conquer you all.

Kylo Ren
  • Bow to the First Order.
  • I will show you the dark side.
  • Do not oppose me.
  • Cowards!

Boba Fett
  • If you triple the prize, I might let you live.
  • They will never know what hit them.
  • There's no escape from me.
  • There's always room for one more in the cargo hold.

Bossk
  • Nobody can hide from me.
  • I will collect the prize on your head.
  • Mmm. This will be fun.
  • You're just another target.

Darth Maul
  • You are no match for me!
  • At last, I will have my revenge.
  • I sense your fear.
  • The Sith are all-powerful!

General Grievous
  • You are a bold one!
  • Crush them! Make them suffer!
  • Surrender.. *coughs*...and I promise you will die quickly!
  • Your screams are like music to my audio receptors!
  • Coughing

Count Dooku
  • Brave, but foolish.
  • I’ve been looking forward to this.
  • I’ve become more powerful than any Jedi.
  • The Sith control everything!

Appearance Bundles

Earlier this year, we added a bunch of appearance bundles for our upgraded Clone Trooper legion appearances. However, when we added these bundles to the game, we did it via the crates menu. We’re now moving these bundles into the Collection menu instead. This should make them easier to find for players new and old (and should prevent accidental purchases from happening).

Moving forward, these bundles will be available only for crystals, though at a significantly discounted rate (more than they are now). Appearances in bundles will still be available to be purchased separately by either credits or crystals.


All this and more will be found in the release notes for the May update. Stay tuned for further details on this month’s update!

Charlemagne, signing off.
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Replies

  • Thank u !
  • Cool!
  • Fantastic! Well, this was some pleasantly surprising news. Good stuff. :sunglasses:
    "All wings report in."
  • Cadoth
    1101 posts Member
    Cool, I will never rank up to the max lvl every single unit in the game (or just even a single one) but that still sounds awesome 🤠
  • Spiito
    1877 posts Member
    The VO stuff:
    Q: Is that when you get to activate the line without having the character preform the animation?

    The lvl system amuses me. Thank you for the news and continued efforts from everyone involved.
    Han Solo: "We're gonna win."
    Qi'ra: "It’s not that kind of game, Han. The object is not to win but to stay in it as long as you can."
  • Billkwando
    1878 posts Member
    Appearance Bundles

    Earlier this year, we added a bunch of appearance bundles for our upgraded Clone Trooper legion appearances. However, when we added these bundles to the game, we did it via the crates menu. We’re now moving these bundles into the Collection menu instead. This should make them easier to find for players new and old (and should prevent accidental purchases from happening).

    Moving forward, these bundles will be available only for crystals, though at a significantly discounted rate (more than they are now). Appearances in bundles will still be available to be purchased separately by either credits or crystals.

    Can't wait to see this be reversed. What a great way to encourage new players, "Hey, the clone skins used to cost credits you can earn by playing the game but now they'll cost you real money. Isn't that great?". Yeah, no.

    So if we want these, we have to buy them with credits before the next update, basically?

    I'd love to know the justification for this, and if they plan on making all future skins real money exclusive.
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    ^Maximum the Hormone - Alien^
    (Sorta like an insane Japanese SOAD, but w/ 3 vocalists and slap bass)

    Gamertag: Billkwando PSN: Billkwando YouTube: Billkwando
    Find me in HvV, pushing people off of stuff and watching them fall, like a cat.
  • ZephanUnbound
    2926 posts Member
    edited May 17
    Billkwando wrote: »
    Appearance Bundles

    Earlier this year, we added a bunch of appearance bundles for our upgraded Clone Trooper legion appearances. However, when we added these bundles to the game, we did it via the crates menu. We’re now moving these bundles into the Collection menu instead. This should make them easier to find for players new and old (and should prevent accidental purchases from happening).

    Moving forward, these bundles will be available only for crystals, though at a significantly discounted rate (more than they are now). Appearances in bundles will still be available to be purchased separately by either credits or crystals.

    Can't wait to see this be reversed. What a great way to encourage new players, "Hey, the clone skins used to cost credits you can earn by playing the game but now they'll cost you real money. Isn't that great?". Yeah, no.

    So if we want these, we have to buy them with credits before the next update, basically?

    I'd love to know the justification for this, and if they plan on making all future skins real money exclusive.

    Only the bundles are being made crystal only, you can still buy the individual skins with credits. So no, future skins very likely won't be crystal exclusive.
  • Billkwando
    1878 posts Member
    edited May 17
    Spiito wrote: »
    The VO stuff:
    Q: Is that when you get to activate the line without having the character preform the animation?

    The lvl system amuses me. Thank you for the news and continued efforts from everyone involved.

    I don't get it with the levels. If nobody else can see your rank or "prestige" what's the point in having it, to impress yourself? LOL


    I would like to request again that the emote wheel be on a half second delay, or so. That way if you do it fast enough, you never see the emote wheel. It doesn't look good when you make replay videos.
    ZI7BNkU.gif
    ^Maximum the Hormone - Alien^
    (Sorta like an insane Japanese SOAD, but w/ 3 vocalists and slap bass)

    Gamertag: Billkwando PSN: Billkwando YouTube: Billkwando
    Find me in HvV, pushing people off of stuff and watching them fall, like a cat.
  • ZephanUnbound
    2926 posts Member
    edited May 17
    Billkwando wrote: »
    Spiito wrote: »
    The VO stuff:
    Q: Is that when you get to activate the line without having the character preform the animation?

    The lvl system amuses me. Thank you for the news and continued efforts from everyone involved.

    I don't get it with the levels. If nobody else can see your rank or "prestige" what's the point in having it, to impress yourself? LOL


    I would like to request again that the emote wheel be on a half second delay, or so. That way if you do it fast enough, you never see the emote wheel. It doesn't look good when you make replay videos.

    Your level and starcard loadout are shown to people after you kill them, while they are waiting to respawn. Hopefully the devs will also add the level to the namebar over people's heads in the UI eventually, as well as to the leaderboard.
    Post edited by ZephanUnbound on
  • Billkwando wrote: »
    Spiito wrote: »
    The VO stuff:
    Q: Is that when you get to activate the line without having the character preform the animation?

    The lvl system amuses me. Thank you for the news and continued efforts from everyone involved.

    I don't get it with the levels. If nobody else can see your rank or "prestige" what's the point in having it, to impress yourself? LOL


    I would like to request again that the emote wheel be on a half second delay, or so. That way if you do it fast enough, you never see the emote wheel. It doesn't look good when you make replay videos.

    Other players will see your rank or "prestige" when you kill them. That little player card showing your Star Card load out and level shows up to anybody that you kill.
  • Now update the BF5 lvlcap too.
  • grimmace2
    1159 posts Member
    Wow. So much wow with this update. Cool!
  • WodiQuix
    4558 posts Member
    Cool! Some nice changes here. For the Appearance Bundles, would it be possible to add more skins for the other factions of Troopers besides the clones, as well as some alternate Hero appearances as well?
  • hsf_ wrote: »
    Finally uncapped levels... Actually gives me a reason to play now, as I'd maxed everything out except for the new Enforcers and the Speeders(because they're garbage).

    So you are really happy that you can soon Level around 40 different units to 1000?
    I think dice gets totally crazy .. they giving us so unrealistic aims .. LvL 1000 means (as a trooper 15k XP/LvL) you have to do 930 more lvl .. so 13.950.000 XP together for only your assault .. really?!
    From 1-40 are around 400.000 XP so this is more than 30x a hero to level 40?!

    Image you are a new player who loves to play and max out everything, and you join the game and see that the max lvl for everything is 1000. who wants to play this?

    Instead of this crazy stuff, they should increase the player lvl from 50 to 100 with special emblems or banners, skins and new weapons.
    Something realistic that player can achieve in the near future (around 6 month - 12 month) and not an update which need ages!

    @F8RGE please think about this!
    What you are planning is insane but in the Negative way.

    Sure, in most cases the way is the goal, but this way is too long and unrealistic.


    Nobody is supposed to ever reach the new level cap, that is the whole point. Of course a few people will reach it on classes/characters that they play alot, but never on every class, character, and vehicle in the game.
  • AzorAhai
    1328 posts Member
    If they could announce some progressive appearance change for your troopers based on their level, that would be awesome.
  • hsf_ wrote: »
    Finally uncapped levels... Actually gives me a reason to play now, as I'd maxed everything out except for the new Enforcers and the Speeders(because they're garbage).

    So you are really happy that you can soon Level around 40 different units to 1000?
    I think dice gets totally crazy .. they giving us so unrealistic aims .. LvL 1000 means (as a trooper 15k XP/LvL) you have to do 930 more lvl .. so 13.950.000 XP together for only your assault .. really?!
    From 1-40 are around 400.000 XP so this is more than 30x a hero to level 40?!

    Image you are a new player who loves to play and max out everything, and you join the game and see that the max lvl for everything is 1000. who wants to play this?

    Instead of this crazy stuff, they should increase the player lvl from 50 to 100 with special emblems or banners, skins and new weapons.
    Something realistic that player can achieve in the near future (around 6 month - 12 month) and not an update which need ages!

    @F8RGE please think about this!
    What you are planning is insane but in the Negative way.

    Sure, in most cases the way is the goal, but this way is too long and unrealistic.


    Nobody is supposed to ever reach the new level cap, that is the whole point. Of course a few people will reach it on classes/characters that they play alot, but never on every class, character, and vehicle in the game.

    You are Right but then tell me what’s the sense in that? If you kind of never reach the max and you do not get anything for leveling, even me who has 1.7 million credits don’t need more, what’s the sense in this insane max level? As is said, they should increase player level to 100 with special unlockables ..
  • Tuskin38
    13 posts Member
    Can't wait to see this be reversed. What a great way to encourage new players, "Hey, the clone skins used to cost credits you can earn by playing the game but now they'll cost you real money. Isn't that great?". Yeah, no.

    Uh, that isn't what's happening at all. Skins can still be bought with credits.
  • AzorAhai
    1328 posts Member
    Does this mean Grievous playing smokers have an added risk to go into an emote when they don't expect it?
  • Poor content

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  • Woah, woah, woah, wait a minute. Are you suggesting that clone skin bundles will NOT be available with credits???!!!!!!!
  • greedo1980
    713 posts Member
    edited May 17
    Add a prestige skin for every character please.

    One that is only available when we get to 1000, and that isn't available by any other means.

    As for VO wheel. I assume more useful lines will be added in future and that this first attempt is merely mapping the existing emote voice lines over to it.
  • Woah, woah, woah, wait a minute. Are you suggesting that clone skin bundles will NOT be available with credits???!!!!!!!

    The bundles will be made crystal only, but the individual skins will still be available for credits.
  • Commander_CT_135
    193 posts Member
    edited May 18
    Woah, woah, woah, wait a minute. Are you suggesting that clone skin bundles will NOT be available with credits???!!!!!!!

    The bundles will be made crystal only, but the individual skins will still be available for credits.
    Thanks for letting me know,

    But seriously why on earth would bundles not be available to buy with credits? That’s [removed] man.
    Oh well, now I have an excuse to use all my saved credits on a skin for Rey
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  • ZephanUnbound
    2926 posts Member
    edited May 17
    greedo1980 wrote: »
    Add a prestige skin for every character please.

    One that is only available when we get to 1000, and that isn't available by any other means.


    As for VO wheel. I assume more useful lines will be added in future and that this first attempt is merely mapping the existing emote voice lines over to it.

    Eh, I'd rather they not do that. I can just imagine the outrage if they added some of the skins that people have wanted for years as prestige skins. The forums and reddit would be ablaze if for instance Luke's Bespin skin was locked behind a level 1000 goal that only the most dedicated of no-lifers would ever reach with Luke, or the outrage if Solo Maul was locked behind a level 1000 goal.

    Maybe level 100 or even 200 could work for a prestige skin for each hero, but we'd be looking at something like 400-500 hours per hero to unlock a prestige skin at level 1000.
  • RC_Guy
    1 posts Member
    Super casual player here... my 4 main classes are all still between 36 and 60ish. I've been enjoying the slow grind to max out classes when I can find time to play. Knowing I'll never get close to a max level now is a bit of a bummer.

    Probably won't sway me either way from continuing to play though, which I guess isn't so bad all things considered 😁
  • Increased Player Squad and add squad voice chat please.
  • So will extra XP we have already earned be translated? for example if we have gotten 40,000 XP after hitting the current max (70) will that count towards more levels?
    Add Jyn Erso as a HERO!
  • level cap increases? oh thank goodness, I have a renewed reason to play.

    For the appearance stuff, if we already bought it, do we get credits back?

    I'm also not understanding the VO stuff, does this mean we use our voice to call out for a certain emote and the game does it for us?
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