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Starfighter Assault Thread

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  • hsf_ wrote: »
    Hero ships - I find myself getting hounded as soon as I pick a hero ship. Especially an easily recognisable one such as the Millennium Falcon or Darth Maul's Scimitar. I find my best chance for survival as a hero is to pick one that isn't easily recognisable, such as Iden's TIE fighter or Luke Skywalkers/Poe Damerons X-Wing. Again, I will go through my suggestion at the end.

    I remember a while back starting a topic about adding a different game mode specifically for Hero Starfighters. I don't want to think I was the only one who posted about that, but if I was, I do remember that topic really taking off, and now we do have that game mode, so....you're welcome?

    As for Hero Starfighters in Starfighter Assault, there's only, ONLY, ONLY EVER WILL BE, one answer to this problem......do not pick a Hero Starfighter! It's the only way to avoid that problem. There is no other way. If a person picks a Hero ship, you already know what's going to happen, and there's no way to prevent it. So if you go down that route, you know what to expect, suck it up, and no one needs to come on here and gripe about it, because it's pointless.

    People pick those Hero ships because they're the "cool" ships, and everyone wants them. If you don't have the skill to stay alive in them, just leave them alone and stick with regular starfighters. Otherwise....stop griping, you know what you got yourself into, it's not gonna change, so suck it up and deal with it.

    Personally, IMO, I know that sounds harsh, but I'm not that good with Hero ships either. In SA, if I get a Hero ship, I know what's coming, and hopefully someday I will have that kinda skill with enough practice, maybe, but I will not gripe....now that we have Heroes VS Villains Starfighters! (though, truth be told, that game mode still feels like it's lacking something...)

    I am pretty good with Heroships but as HSF said...its harder to stay alive with the bigger"easily recognisable ones"like the falcon and the Scimitar...But Dice's"""""""""balacing team"""""""""decided to Nerf both XD fools...
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  • hsf_ wrote: »
    Maybe if we start calling SA a fiasco we will get a dev to respond. Ridiculous.

    15 pages and counting.

    It's literally megathread status and no dev gives a rats rear end xD

    It is not even funny that is one of the longest running threads, with lots of responses, but we still got 0 "developer answers". It is also a thread with the name of one of the main modes of BF2. It was also, for a long time, the only mode that let you play as hero starfighters. All they need to do is either confirm they are really working on new maps or that they just stopped caring about the mode. It is not like it will change much if they just acknowledge that they are done with the game mode. We will still have the same maps.
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  • Shame really. Only mode that kept me playing. That got boring real fast.
  • @F8RGE
    I'm gonna do this everyday now, it's gotta annoy him at some point that he then has to reply
  • @F8RGE
    I'm gonna do this everyday now, it's gotta annoy him at some point that he then has to reply

    No point. He already stated that when he has something to say he will respond. His silence speaks louder than words. He hasn't said anything because there is nothing to be said. No point for him to type that out.
  • @F8RGE
    I'm gonna do this everyday now, it's gotta annoy him at some point that he then has to reply

    Appreciate the support but lets Stay on target. I think Ben is having a hard enough time with the restrictions he has to work within so lets not make it worse for him. Someone should reach out to Dennis on twitter and see if he has any response about SA. Dennis might have more freedom to discuss items than Ben does.

    Also you could get the thread locked which we don't want. (Then again it'll be the only official response this thread has gotten.) You could encounter problems accessing/posting on the forums which we don't want.

    Meanwhile, still waiting to scramble on those new SA maps.
  • F8RGE
    I'm gonna do this everyday now, it's gotta annoy him at some point that he then has to reply

    Very bad idea :grimace:! That wont help anybody at all. In addition to what @duvelsuper already mentioned from above, it is also against the forum rules to both: tagging community managers and officials to grab their attention, and bumping a thread with the same message multiple times. These two in quote are under the "Don'ts". (Though the latter was not being very clear but it does count. In the past, one particular thread got closed for that same reason.)
      • Call out Community Managers and Officials. Be cool, folks. We know you want to grab our attention, but good thread titles like the example in Dos will help you get our attention much easier.
      • Spam or flood boards. That means don't post disruptive numbers of messages, meme, gifs and images e.g.:posting the same message in multiple forums, or sending the same DM multiple times.
      So I suggest not to do it. Doing so will not only unnecessarily risk of having this thread being closed (even if the OP already stated that this thread is no longer meaningful and we should let it go), but also you could even get yourself in trouble.

      Judging how big and old this thread is, I can safely bet all of my money that Ben have already read our posts in here. He rarely make his replies in any threads, but don't assume that it means that he isn't taking his time to listen to us when he doesn't. I understand that it can be very frustrating when sending our feedback and doesn't get the official reply from him or other staffs, but as long as he at least continues to listen to the community and maybe even consider the feedback for the plans in the future, that's good enough for me as that part is the most important of all.
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    • Slightly off topic but not really, is anyone here interested in squading up with me on SA? I have some days where I can never find any games of it, presumably being in a group will make that easier. I'm on PS4 btw, and my PSN gamertag is the same as on the forums here. Just try and keep up with me :P
    • I'm on PS4 too. Sometimes, I believe there are just a few lobbies open which are full. So you need to look for a lobby while someone is leaving and or look for a lobby while a match is ending so that the new matchmaking system splits the previous players into two lobbies. I believe that's why sometimes you end up a match with a full lobby, and the matchmaking makes you spawn into a lobby with something like 10 players.
    • Mode needs new content please.
    • UrbanGlitch
      3401 posts Member
      edited October 2018
      Just to point out, I wasn't serious about repeating that message (would get tedious very quickly), but it was mainly to prove a point that it is very frustrating not hearing anything regarding SA.
      Also, I know that the devs do read these posts, but even just a small acknowledgment or statement would be very much appreciated by everyone in this thread, and as you guys have said, this is a big, old, yet still relevant thread, so the silence, to me, either signals that there are no plans (the most likely option), or they are currently working on plans, but either way, why stay silent on either?
    • Starfighter Assault is the redheaded stepchild of Battlefront 2.
    • My fellow pilots should give a wing wave to @Whodunnit & @SpookyCrawdad for reaching out to Dennis via Twitter about SA. Please feel free to follow their lead.
    • JMaster
      2288 posts Member
      My fellow pilots should give a wing wave to @Whodunnit & @SpookyCrawdad for reaching out to Dennis via Twitter about SA. Please feel free to follow their lead.
      During Dennis's Twitter takeover, I did ask if we would see Grievous's own Soulless One coming in with him, but I don't believe I got a response : /.
      "I felt there was a large amount of human chauvinism... also I felt very bad that at the end the Wookie didn't get a medal also... oh, all the people got medals but the Wookie who had been in there fighting all the time, didn't get any medal, and I thought that was an example of Anti-Wookie discrimination." - Carl Sagan on the subject of Star Wars
      He knew.
    • TheScape
      2309 posts Member
      edited October 2018
      JMaster wrote: »
      My fellow pilots should give a wing wave to @Whodunnit & @SpookyCrawdad for reaching out to Dennis via Twitter about SA. Please feel free to follow their lead.
      During Dennis's Twitter takeover, I did ask if we would see Grievous's own Soulless One coming in with him, but I don't believe I got a response : /.

      No, sadly you didn't a response... I kept checking his updates during his takeover. :'(
      May your heart be your guiding key.
    • hsf_
      1918 posts Member
      JMaster wrote: »
      My fellow pilots should give a wing wave to @Whodunnit & @SpookyCrawdad for reaching out to Dennis via Twitter about SA. Please feel free to follow their lead.
      During Dennis's Twitter takeover, I did ask if we would see Grievous's own Soulless One coming in with him, but I don't believe I got a response : /.

      I've PM'ed F8RGE a couple of times. The first time I messaged him was just after I saw a post from him, saying that he predominantly played Starfighter Assault, which gave me massive hope that we'd see some new content. But I didn't get a response, so a few months later, I tried again, same result.

      Really frustrating, considering Star Wars has some of the most iconic battles held in space, such as Coruscant.
    • We just need to keep pushing for information.
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    • Is this Capital Ship Takedowns mode or whatever it will be called (that doesn't exactly roll off the tongue), going to be starship heavy? Does anyone know? It would be great if it was.

      I just mean more of a point in playing starships and more starships than GA.
    • hsf_
      1918 posts Member
      AzorAhai wrote: »
      Is this Capital Ship Takedowns mode or whatever it will be called (that doesn't exactly roll off the tongue), going to be starship heavy? Does anyone know? It would be great if it was.

      I just mean more of a point in playing starships and more starships than GA.

      Would be nice if they were included in the new mode, then removed from GA, as it's just too small(narrow) to be using Starfighters on a lineal map like Naboo for example. If GA maps were wider and had a larger player count(24vs24 or more) then they could be more viable for GA.
    • hsf_ wrote: »
      AzorAhai wrote: »
      Is this Capital Ship Takedowns mode or whatever it will be called (that doesn't exactly roll off the tongue), going to be starship heavy? Does anyone know? It would be great if it was.

      I just mean more of a point in playing starships and more starships than GA.

      Would be nice if they were included in the new mode, then removed from GA, as it's just too small(narrow) to be using Starfighters on a lineal map like Naboo for example. If GA maps were wider and had a larger player count(24vs24 or more) then they could be more viable for GA.

      Yeah, I've spent a couple double xp weekends leveling up my starships to 27-28, but I am not good enough to strafe ground targets with any kind of precision.

      I'm just hoping the new mode will allow more of a Starfighter Assault feel to the use of ships than Galactic Assault offers.
    • AzorAhai wrote: »
      Is this Capital Ship Takedowns mode or whatever it will be called (that doesn't exactly roll off the tongue), going to be starship heavy? Does anyone know? It would be great if it was.

      I just mean more of a point in playing starships and more starships than GA.

      Bet you they gonna be parked on the ground to avoid the use of ships. That or you would have to take control of guns on the ground that will shoot at the capital ships which will be unboardable.
    • Need new maps/star fighters please.
    • Bump for visibility. At least some new maps, pleases.

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    • Okay, guys. You've had your fun giving this thread the silent treatment all these months. But the joke has gotten old now... can we get a new map for SA? Or an old map? I'd buy a skin or two—with real money—if you just brought back Scarif. I promise. Death Star 2015? Cloud City? Anything?

      Please?

      Is this thing on?
    • Razor Squadron skins anyone?
      Elite TIE skins?
      SWBF 15 FS maps like Sullust, Scarif or DS?
      Obi Wan’s Delta 7?

      Communication link must be jammed because I’m getting nothing on the sensors.
    • So business as usual then :|
    • So business as usual then :|

      Guess so....
    • At this point I’d take Leia zooming through space shooting laser bolts from her eyes and launching ion torpedoes from her .... nose.
      I won’t mention how her rear turret works, no explanation needed nor would it be accepted on this forum.

      New Maps Please.
    • JMaster
      2288 posts Member
      At this point I’d take Leia zooming through space shooting laser bolts from her eyes and launching ion torpedoes from her .... nose.
      I won’t mention how her rear turret works, no explanation needed nor would it be accepted on this forum.

      New Maps Please.
      I always hoped if this game got insane amounts of support, like new maps every month with new characters, that they'd do limited-time joke skins, heroes, maps, and vehicles for the heck of it. Imagine Binks running around tripping people on Naboo, or M-Leia Poppins flying through D'Qar, or facing down Kylo in a Ben Swolo skin, or having a close-quarters skirmish on Chewie and Mala's home on Kashyyyk from the Holiday Special. Just a lot of fun.
      Also PLEASE port some old Starfighter maps over if you don't have the assets to make new, well... assets.
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      He knew.
    • Razor Squadron skins anyone?
      Elite TIE skins?
      SWBF 15 FS maps like Sullust, Scarif or DS?
      Obi Wan’s Delta 7?

      Communication link must be jammed because I’m getting nothing on the sensors.

      Eh, we need to clear up the interference. From that Separatist blockade first. Prepare the ion torpedoes!
      You guys are gonna make me rich......
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    • 343rdBadger
      27 posts Member
      edited November 2018
      At the very least they could give us opacity sliders to get rid of the distracting garbage on our monitors...and enable us to pick and choose what info is dominant on our screens. Not to mention what the info UI does to a plasma screen( burn in)
    • JMaster
      2288 posts Member
      At the very least they could give us opacity sliders to get rid of the distracting garbage on our monitors...and enable us to pick and choose what info is dominant on our screens. Not to mention what the info UI does to a plasma screen( burn in)
      You have the burn effect too? Huh, I thought it was just me : /
      "I felt there was a large amount of human chauvinism... also I felt very bad that at the end the Wookie didn't get a medal also... oh, all the people got medals but the Wookie who had been in there fighting all the time, didn't get any medal, and I thought that was an example of Anti-Wookie discrimination." - Carl Sagan on the subject of Star Wars
      He knew.
    • Need more maps.
    • Need more maps.

      I totally agree with this
    • Need more maps.

      Even if that's the only thing we ever get added to SA, I'd still be happy
    • Need more maps.

      Even if that's the only thing we ever get added to SA, I'd still be happy

      Agreed.
    • Phyrebrat wrote: »
      The thing about looping.

      Don’t engage in it. I see less looping these days anyway, but if I do get into a potential loop scenario, I fly into areas of teammates and hug obstructions.

      I wouldn’t waste my precious time being drawn into a loop contest.

      pH

      This is good advice
    • I would even be fine with simple dog fight maps without any real objectives, if that meant more maps. I really would love to see the Death Star trench run and Scarif shield gate make a return. Or have in atmosphere battles on Takodana and Starkillerbase (as seen in TFA).
    • ross42899 wrote: »
      I would even be fine with simple dog fight maps without any real objectives, if that meant more maps. I really would love to see the Death Star trench run and Scarif shield gate make a return. Or have in atmosphere battles on Takodana and Starkillerbase (as seen in TFA).


      This^ times infinity. Why can't we get a variant of SA that plays like blast, a simple deathmatch. Defeat 100 enemy Starfighters to win. Then they can add many more maps without the worry of "oh no we need objectives".

      Please give us the DS Trench! And make sure they're available in arcade too.
    • One day we will log into the forums and see a SWBF Dev Team tag on this thread.

      Today’s not that day. Too bad.

      Anyone else hit up Dennis on Twitter about SA?
    • ross42899 wrote: »
      I would even be fine with simple dog fight maps without any real objectives, if that meant more maps. I really would love to see the Death Star trench run and Scarif shield gate make a return. Or have in atmosphere battles on Takodana and Starkillerbase (as seen in TFA).


      This^ times infinity. Why can't we get a variant of SA that plays like blast, a simple deathmatch. Defeat 100 enemy Starfighters to win. Then they can add many more maps without the worry of "oh no we need objectives".

      Please give us the DS Trench! And make sure they're available in arcade too.

      +1, just add a dogfight mode without heroes, just interceptors, fighterss and bombers!
    • Not sure if anyone can help - how can players be scoring 400/500 battle points working 30 seconds of a match. I try so hard and cannot get near that figure.

      Hitting objectives chasing down ships but I am never anywhere near the battle point performance

      Any help would be appreciated.

      Cheers
    • Not sure if anyone can help - how can players be scoring 400/500 battle points working 30 seconds of a match. I try so hard and cannot get near that figure.

      Hitting objectives chasing down ships but I am never anywhere near the battle point performance

      Any help would be appreciated.

      Cheers

      Kill turrets
    • Not sure if anyone can help - how can players be scoring 400/500 battle points working 30 seconds of a match. I try so hard and cannot get near that figure.

      Hitting objectives chasing down ships but I am never anywhere near the battle point performance

      Any help would be appreciated.

      Cheers

      Turrets need about 150 / 200 battlepoints of damage to be destroyed plus 150 points for the full destruction. So if you chasse them down, after 3 of them, you have half a hero starfighter. It is quite easy to do so on endor as rebel, on the unknown place as resistance, and on ryloth as clones. It is more difficult on Kamino as droid as every clones are around the turrets to defend the destroyer. You can do it also on Fondor as rebel but it is quite difficult too. There is no turret on D'Qar but you have the two Tantive 4 hanging around.

      You can destroy nearly every turrets except fot the Mon Calamari destroyer in the early phases of the endor battle. The same apply to D'Qar on the Tantive 4.

      However, with an A-Wing, you may get points quicker dogfighting the chasing turrets down. But you need skills and there is more risk to be killed.
    • Thanks guys
    • Geonosis SA?
    • JMaster
      2288 posts Member
      Geonosis SA?
      They could honestly port the "Not-Geonosis-But-It-Totally-Is-Geonosis" ring map from the Death Star DLC and I'd be happy XD
      "I felt there was a large amount of human chauvinism... also I felt very bad that at the end the Wookie didn't get a medal also... oh, all the people got medals but the Wookie who had been in there fighting all the time, didn't get any medal, and I thought that was an example of Anti-Wookie discrimination." - Carl Sagan on the subject of Star Wars
      He knew.
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