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Starfighter Assault Thread

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  • TheScape
    2324 posts Member
    edited March 2019
    Pretty sure the part of the development that made and worked on SA have moved on from BF2. No?

    Yeah, they have. But some part of Criterion is involved on BFV and Firestorm... So, there is still some communication between both studios. That will probably mean nothing for BF2, but if the DICE team could ask them to help on developing new stuff for SA they probably could. I know that priorities are elsewhere though.
    Phyrebrat wrote: »
    TheScape wrote: »
    Seeing another Triple XP weekend on SA makes me feel like there is something planned for it. It is the only mode that got this event twice in such a short time. Either there will be a huge focus on starfighters for the new mode (to the point of maybe even including Hero ships) or we might get new things. I would bet on the first one, but I hope it is the second one.

    More likely it’s completely abandoned with the departure of Criterion from the equation. These XP weekends will give old players and new alike, the chance to upgrade their heroes and villains before the game support is dropped entirely.

    Shame because SFA is undoubtedly my favourite and the most robust, bug-free mode in the entire game. More in depth than the add-on superficialities of Fighter Squadron in BF2015 (which was small maps and dogfighting and that’s all), and beautiful to look at, it speaks volumes that the best mode was not one of DICE’s.

    Now, where are those b-wings??

    pH

    I don't disagree with you. After more than a year with nothing to show for it (I don't want to count Iden's Tie and Lando's Falcon as substantial content) I don't have any hope on them expanding the mode. Even if Dennis at some point hinted at atmospherical maps (like Naboo), I know their priorities and focus have shifted. But, what is the point of a Triple EXP weekend exclusive to SA? Most veterans players won't get anything from it and the ones that are burned out due to the lack of new maps (like me) will just play for the weekend and the eventual SA daily if they feel like it.
    Since we know nothing about the new mode and it will have the goal of taking down capital ships (and at some point it seemed to be based on the Battlefield Titan mode) it is not much of a stretch to think that starfighters may play an important role. Maybe even hero starfighters (it would be a great addition if they did that). That is all I was implying. They might want people to level up both hero and regular starfighters to enjoy the new mode. Of course, I can be completely wrong and I don't really expect them doing that. We'll know soon enough.

    EDIT: I wanted to add that most comments I make in these thread are just a way of bumping it to keep bothering the dev team.
    May your heart be your guiding key.


  • EDIT: I wanted to add that most comments I make in these thread are just a way of bumping it to keep bothering the dev team.[/quote]

    Good. It's not like starfghter content is as difficult to make as actual ground mode content, there's just no reason for them to just stop adding it. Especially the hero starships for the three most recent heros who should have gotten them. Half the reason I was excited for Obi-Wan and General Grievous was because of their fighters. At the VERY least, they should have given us a reason for not adding them. I'm very patient when it comes to this game and I try not to complain about anything, but that really rubbed me the wrong way. I only hope they correct this at some point.
  • Spergicide wrote: »

    EDIT: I wanted to add that most comments I make in these thread are just a way of bumping it to keep bothering the dev team.

    Good. It's not like starfghter content is as difficult to make as actual ground mode content, there's just no reason for them to just stop adding it. Especially the hero starships for the three most recent heros who should have gotten them. Half the reason I was excited for Obi-Wan and General Grievous was because of their fighters. At the VERY least, they should have given us a reason for not adding them. I'm very patient when it comes to this game and I try not to complain about anything, but that really rubbed me the wrong way. I only hope they correct this at some point. [/quote]

    Agreed. No hero ships and no SA map for Geonosis? Considering the time it took for one, yes one map to be released.... ah never mind, just more ignored commentary at this point.
  • So we need to get ahold of criterion, and tell them to make rogue squadron 4. Just take what they've made already and expand upon it. I will always love starfighter assault
  • Alwe15
    2235 posts Member
    25 pages and not an EA representative in sight. Impressive.
  • Alwe15 wrote: »
    25 pages and not an EA representative in sight. Impressive.

    I think we crazy starfighter fans scared them off. :)
  • Buff the TIE Bomber missile barrage damage and buff FO TIE interceptor rear turret damage.
    Nerf the spawn timer to :03.
  • No timer at all please... Fast spawn is totally playable in this game mode !
  • ......
  • @F8RGE Will we see any new content for SA?
  • @F8RGE Will we see any new content for SA?

    Lol. Nice try.

    I think there's more chance of an SFA map being sneakily rolled out than any staff actually replying to this thread.

    In the recent poll, under communication I gave them a 1. I'm rarely so stingy with anything, but my decision was informed by the wholesale ignoring of this thread by any staff.

    It's ignorance and a complete lack of empathy or respect for the customer. The comments in this epic thread more or less ask, 'Are we getting any more content? We LOVE SFA.' Not; Nerf this, this game's a joke, give Maul a buff, killswitch Anakin, etc ,etc, etc ad astra; it's basically asking a simple question. But they can't even say 'we really don't know/no/yes/soon.' Just silence.

    When people assert that EA have 'listened', consider this thread... EA's successes in terms of 'listening' to what might have been asked for in other threads is coincidental and circumstantial. You want to know who they listen to? Hint: not us.

    pH
  • piling on for more SFA content, I just started playing and really enjoying it, still getting the hang of it :smile:
  • Still waiting on those Bwings.
  • grimmace2
    1376 posts Member
    Phyrebrat wrote: »
    @F8RGE Will we see any new content for SA?

    Lol. Nice try.

    I think there's more chance of an SFA map being sneakily rolled out than any staff actually replying to this thread.

    In the recent poll, under communication I gave them a 1. I'm rarely so stingy with anything, but my decision was informed by the wholesale ignoring of this thread by any staff.

    It's ignorance and a complete lack of empathy or respect for the customer. The comments in this epic thread more or less ask, 'Are we getting any more content? We LOVE SFA.' Not; Nerf this, this game's a joke, give Maul a buff, killswitch Anakin, etc ,etc, etc ad astra; it's basically asking a simple question. But they can't even say 'we really don't know/no/yes/soon.' Just silence.

    When people assert that EA have 'listened', consider this thread... EA's successes in terms of 'listening' to what might have been asked for in other threads is coincidental and circumstantial. You want to know who they listen to? Hint: not us.

    pH

    I believe the last comment I saw from Ben was something along the lines of, "...nothing planned right now...." That was months ago. I still enjoy SA and the maps are good...there's just not enough of them. I'm a much better pilot than a grunt and I would much rather play SA but it's just stale at this point without new maps. They could add 10 new ships but unless they added new maps, I would probably play at the same rate I do now. Sad really.
  • TheScape
    2324 posts Member
    grimmace2 wrote: »
    Phyrebrat wrote: »
    @F8RGE Will we see any new content for SA?

    Lol. Nice try.

    I think there's more chance of an SFA map being sneakily rolled out than any staff actually replying to this thread.

    In the recent poll, under communication I gave them a 1. I'm rarely so stingy with anything, but my decision was informed by the wholesale ignoring of this thread by any staff.

    It's ignorance and a complete lack of empathy or respect for the customer. The comments in this epic thread more or less ask, 'Are we getting any more content? We LOVE SFA.' Not; Nerf this, this game's a joke, give Maul a buff, killswitch Anakin, etc ,etc, etc ad astra; it's basically asking a simple question. But they can't even say 'we really don't know/no/yes/soon.' Just silence.

    When people assert that EA have 'listened', consider this thread... EA's successes in terms of 'listening' to what might have been asked for in other threads is coincidental and circumstantial. You want to know who they listen to? Hint: not us.

    pH

    I believe the last comment I saw from Ben was something along the lines of, "...nothing planned right now...." That was months ago. I still enjoy SA and the maps are good...there's just not enough of them. I'm a much better pilot than a grunt and I would much rather play SA but it's just stale at this point without new maps. They could add 10 new ships but unless they added new maps, I would probably play at the same rate I do now. Sad really.

    And the comment wasn't even in these forums... It was on reddit. As you said, sad.
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  • Would like to see any SA related info on the CT today. Crazy I know but the mode just needs some new maps.
  • @F8RGE

    Thanks.

    Moving on.
  • E_ABZU
    511 posts Member
    We got a new map yet the Derps decided not to include any star fighter mode in it at all, when this new map should've taken place in space.
  • I'm new to this thing, but... is it just me, or Hero ships are very underwhelming?

    Even when playing against them, I rarely seem to be shot down by any hero, besides Boba's seismic charge.

    But the ones I've tried it just feels takes same time to shoot down enemies anyways, plus the added factor that EVERYONE seems to be shooting at me now.

    Or am I really just that bad? :lol:
  • I'm new to this thing, but... is it just me, or Hero ships are very underwhelming?

    Even when playing against them, I rarely seem to be shot down by any hero, besides Boba's seismic charge.

    But the ones I've tried it just feels takes same time to shoot down enemies anyways, plus the added factor that EVERYONE seems to be shooting at me now.

    Or am I really just that bad? :lol:

    Good, I am happy that the Hero Ships are not like the normal Heroes in GA
  • Rook008
    898 posts Member
    I'm new to this thing, but... is it just me, or Hero ships are very underwhelming?

    It's by design. The Hero ships in SFA aren't supposed to take over the battle, but they do some things better than normal Starfighters and provide a few different ways to attack or defend.
    It's why SFA is the most balanced mode in the game.
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  • grimmace2
    1376 posts Member
    Now that the new mode has been delivered, can we please get some new maps for the most balanced mode in that game?

    And re-work Hero SA while you're at it. Please.
  • It seems EA lost the SW license, so I wouldn't bank on seeing anything new for the forgotten mode. It's up to new publishers and devs now. EA squandered their chance to do something great and just **** it like they always do.

    - Thrux
  • E_ABZU
    511 posts Member
    It seems EA lost the SW license, so I wouldn't bank on seeing anything new for the forgotten mode. It's up to new publishers and devs now. EA squandered their chance to do something great and just **** it like they always do.

    - Thrux

    I haven't seen any news on it but there sure has been a lot of talk about it from December 2018 to now.
  • It seems EA lost the SW license, so I wouldn't bank on seeing anything new for the forgotten mode. It's up to new publishers and devs now. EA squandered their chance to do something great and just **** it like they always do.

    - Thrux

    Do you have a source? I haven't seen anything about it but would love to read it
  • Need Starfighter reinforcements new hero Starfighters and SA maps!
  • Need SFA maps... Desperately.
  • TheScape
    2324 posts Member
    Since you resurfaced the topic... It looks like the episode IX poster gave DICE the perfect excuse to finally add bombers to the ST. Y-wing (I know, a third one) + a new TIE bomber for the FO.
    May your heart be your guiding key.
  • GenxDarchi
    7948 posts Member
    Hey @F8RGE can you at least tell us if SFA is getting anything?
    You guys are gonna make me rich......
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  • GenxDarchi wrote: »
    Hey @F8RGE can you at least tell us if SFA is getting anything?

    The thread is on EA/DICE ignore list. Call Criterion as you’ll have a better chance of getting a response.
    Another example of why this game it at a low point and sinking.
  • hsf_
    1981 posts Member
    Page #25
    @EA_Charlemagne, @T0TALfps @F8RGE

    Are we ever going to get a worthy response, or are we just going to be treated like mushrooms? You know, fed **** and kept in the dark.
  • Jett_Fett_91166
    4603 posts Member
    edited April 2019
    hsf_ wrote: »
    Page #25
    @EA_Charlemagne, @T0TALfps @F8RGE

    Are we ever going to get a worthy response, or are we just going to be treated like mushrooms? You know, fed **** and kept in the dark.

    At this point it would take some *****. Obviously they are lacking in that department as well. FC.
  • Wish I could add to this thread but sadly I can’t find any games if star fighter assault. So I guess finding a match for once would be a nice change lol
  • BluNose93 wrote: »
    Wish I could add to this thread but sadly I can’t find any games if star fighter assault. So I guess finding a match for once would be a nice change lol

    Really? I find full lobbies all the time
  • Mokem
    25 posts Member
    New maps please
  • grimmace2
    1376 posts Member
    Need more maps, please.
  • TheScape
    2324 posts Member
    edited April 2019
    Once again, new roadmap, no mention of SA and not a single answer on it... And now Criterion should be done with Firestorm, so they are again available, as I read somewhere else.

    EDIT: Ok, the first thing I saw when I entered reddit. The same vague non-answers.

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    May your heart be your guiding key.
  • TheScape wrote: »
    Once again, new roadmap, no mention of SA and not a single answer on it... And now Criterion should be done with Firestorm, so they are again available, as I read somewhere else.

    EDIT: Ok, the first thing I saw when I entered reddit. The same vague non-answers.

    aw14oaqtyi4g.png

    ...typical...
  • grimmace2
    1376 posts Member
    TheScape wrote: »
    Once again, new roadmap, no mention of SA and not a single answer on it... And now Criterion should be done with Firestorm, so they are again available, as I read somewhere else.

    EDIT: Ok, the first thing I saw when I entered reddit. The same vague non-answers.

    aw14oaqtyi4g.png

    I guess we can take solace that it hasn't been "officially" abandoned. We still have that glimmer of hope that we could get more content in the future.
  • TheScape wrote: »
    Once again, new roadmap, no mention of SA and not a single answer on it... And now Criterion should be done with Firestorm, so they are again available, as I read somewhere else.

    EDIT: Ok, the first thing I saw when I entered reddit. The same vague non-answers.

    aw14oaqtyi4g.png

    But I was looking forward to youngling hunt! :)
  • Alwe15
    2235 posts Member
    TheScape wrote: »
    Once again, new roadmap, no mention of SA and not a single answer on it... And now Criterion should be done with Firestorm, so they are again available, as I read somewhere else.

    EDIT: Ok, the first thing I saw when I entered reddit. The same vague non-answers.

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    It is vague, yes. However, it isn't a "no" which is what I imagine most people posting here were fearing.

    I am starting to feel that our keen development team are chained to their desks by harsh overlords who don't allow them to hint at future content until this "locked in" status.
  • Alwe15
    2235 posts Member
    Spergicide wrote: »
    TheScape wrote: »
    Once again, new roadmap, no mention of SA and not a single answer on it... And now Criterion should be done with Firestorm, so they are again available, as I read somewhere else.

    EDIT: Ok, the first thing I saw when I entered reddit. The same vague non-answers.

    aw14oaqtyi4g.png

    But I was looking forward to youngling hunt! :)

    So was I 😢
  • Remove the revenge icon, increase turn radius for all hero ships, tweak the ships so they do what their EA website description says: make the Interceptor a ship hunter (decent damage AND on their rockets, and decent health - not so squishy) make the Bomber a bit faster, and reduce the damage on the Fighter ever so slightly. Other than that you’re all good I’d say
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