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valeri0706
627 posts Member
edited February 27
I played around 7-8 games of HvV this evening and I couldn't really get to play as Anakin...

On some, I get into a game where literally only Anakin is taken. On others, Matchmaking puts me on the Dark Side two consecutive times in a roll - on one game, I even got "matchmaked" with the exact same players from my previous game!

And lastly, there are games where even though I am clicking on "Continue" like mad, someone ALWAYS has him taken.

In the end, I gave up and simply tried him in Arcade.

Anyone else having difficulties with getting to play as him?

I mean, it's Day 1, but still...

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  • No I’m not having trouble my anakin level 12 so far
  • I would wait a week before trying to pick him in hvv.
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  • Get an Xbox One X :smile: (or PS4 Pro from what I've heard)
  • Yeah you have to rush like mad to get him. Got lucky a few times and got him to level 8 so I am fairly happy
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  • What you want to do is play one game as the Darkside and if the next match is on the same map you can click x really fast to possibly pick Anakin. Worked for me.
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  • Play GA if your good enough to get the hero fist, i'm rank 16 atm from that alone. This is one of the first heroes I haven't had to level in HvV for the heal card, he can do pretty well without one.
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    Happens every time there’s a new hero
  • I've got to play as him twice in GA, got him to level 2. (wow, I know)
    Only even managed to play as Dooku once, and lasted about 10 seconds (ran right into a bunch of light side heroes).
  • Yep. I plan on getting to know him in arcade. H vs V might be a good bet but not always
  • Join the club. All the elites are out too like any other update which ruins all GA matches because I can't block them. Give a a week or two and it will settle down. Always like this
  • Same but you gotta expect that to happen he’s a new hero so everyone wants to play with him and upgrade him quick
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  • ZephanUnbound
    2873 posts Member
    edited February 28
    Get an Xbox One X :smile: (or PS4 Pro from what I've heard)

    This, Xbox One X and PS4 Pro have faster load times for matches, so you have a much better chance of making it into the match first. Another option would be installing the game on a fast external hardrive, or replacing the stock hard drive in your console with a faster drive. Or of course if you're on PC, just installing a really fast SSD in your computer.
  • Got him to 20 earlier on today. Got him every time. lol
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  • tried the standard HvV Anakin's taking even before the character screen shows up for me lol, Hero showdown is the best bet for me since at least if we win 1 round I get to play as Anakin if i'm on the light side.
  • valeri0706
    627 posts Member
    edited February 28
    What you want to do is play one game as the Darkside and if the next match is on the same map you can click x really fast to possibly pick Anakin. Worked for me.

    Thanks, but in my comment i mentioned this didn't work...
  • FYI, you can play him all you want in Custom Arcade
  • Yep, haven't been able to choose him once yet, and he's a points monster. Practically every match I've been in, the player using Whinykin ends up with 30k score.
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  • I literally played for five hours last night and only played as Anakin when on the light side.
    PS4 Pro + SSD = First dibs lol
  • I’ll keep playing exclusively HvV until my Ani doesn’t reach lvl 25
  • Raylol
    1140 posts Member
    In Hero showdown he’s so easy to pick
  • F8RGE wrote: »
    Clone Wars playlist this weekend, should help with his availability.

    Why does this playlist affect HvV? Please I'd like to understand the logic.
  • F8RGE wrote: »
    Clone Wars playlist this weekend, should help with his availability.

    Oh yeah sure, delete 3/4 of the maps...
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  • TertiusRegent
    216 posts Member
    edited February 28
    Get an Xbox One X :smile: (or PS4 Pro from what I've heard)

    This, Xbox One X and PS4 Pro have faster load times for matches, so you have a much better chance of making it into the match first. Another option would be installing the game on a fast external hardrive, or replacing the stock hard drive in your console with a faster drive. Or of course if you're on PC, just installing a really fast SSD in your computer.

    Interesting. Last night my friend was always getting in before my Xbox One X. He was playing on his laptop on my Wi-Fi whereas I was on ethernet on a 300/300 internet connection. Might have something to do with the hacks he uses.

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  • F8RGE wrote: »
    Clone Wars playlist this weekend, should help with his availability.

    How exactly?
  • bfloo
    15529 posts Member
    F8RGE wrote: »
    Clone Wars playlist this weekend, should help with his availability.

    How exactly?

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  • Cadoth
    1098 posts Member
    Empire_TW wrote: »
    F8RGE wrote: »
    Clone Wars playlist this weekend, should help with his availability.

    Oh yeah sure, delete 3/4 of the maps...

    I don’t like that🤨
  • F8RGE wrote: »
    Clone Wars playlist this weekend, should help with his availability.

    How exactly?

    Decreased BP cost.
  • Cadoth wrote: »
    Empire_TW wrote: »
    F8RGE wrote: »
    Clone Wars playlist this weekend, should help with his availability.

    Oh yeah sure, delete 3/4 of the maps...

    I don’t like that🤨

    I'm pretty sure no one does but hey why have 13 maps when you can have 4
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  • Cadoth
    1098 posts Member
    AzorAhai wrote: »
    F8RGE wrote: »
    Clone Wars playlist this weekend, should help with his availability.

    How exactly?

    Decreased BP cost.

    At least they could have cut out only the ST maps since Anakin has BP cost decreased also in the OT maps
  • Cadoth wrote: »
    AzorAhai wrote: »
    F8RGE wrote: »
    Clone Wars playlist this weekend, should help with his availability.

    How exactly?

    Decreased BP cost.

    At least they could have cut out only the ST maps since Anakin has BP cost decreased also in the OT maps

    I had no idea. And honestly, that decreased cost means little to me (or most BF2 vets I'd assume).

    I imagine the decision has a lot to do with ALL those clone skins too.

    But why exactly would Anakin get an era-appropriate BP cost on OT maps?
  • Cadoth wrote: »
    Empire_TW wrote: »
    F8RGE wrote: »
    Clone Wars playlist this weekend, should help with his availability.

    Oh yeah sure, delete 3/4 of the maps...

    I don’t like that🤨

    They can’t cater to you, they’re catering to the 3% of people that said clone-era playlist has been their favorite event so far. Yes, 3% gave that answer. So what does DICE do? Take away 70% of our GA maps even though you can be Anakin/Dooku on literally every map
  • Cadoth
    1098 posts Member
    AzorAhai wrote: »
    Cadoth wrote: »
    AzorAhai wrote: »
    F8RGE wrote: »
    Clone Wars playlist this weekend, should help with his availability.

    How exactly?

    Decreased BP cost.

    At least they could have cut out only the ST maps since Anakin has BP cost decreased also in the OT maps

    I had no idea. And honestly, that decreased cost means little to me (or most BF2 vets I'd assume).

    I imagine the decision has a lot to do with ALL those clone skins too.

    But why exactly would Anakin get an era-appropriate BP cost on OT maps?

    I agree, and I didn’t think at first that Anakin was getting reduced BP cost on the OT maps but maybe that’s because he’s still alive in Darth Vader... I don’t even know how to explain it
  • Cadoth
    1098 posts Member
    bcuts13 wrote: »
    Cadoth wrote: »
    Empire_TW wrote: »
    F8RGE wrote: »
    Clone Wars playlist this weekend, should help with his availability.

    Oh yeah sure, delete 3/4 of the maps...

    I don’t like that🤨

    They can’t cater to you, they’re catering to the 3% of people that said clone-era playlist has been their favorite event so far. Yes, 3% gave that answer. So what does DICE do? Take away 70% of our GA maps even though you can be Anakin/Dooku on literally every map

    Hopefully we’re not getting any other “playlists events “ anytime soon
  • F8RGE wrote: »
    Clone Wars playlist this weekend, should help with his availability.

    Because what, will his cost be lower so more people will have the points to menu camp him all game?
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  • Cadoth wrote: »
    bcuts13 wrote: »
    Cadoth wrote: »
    Empire_TW wrote: »
    F8RGE wrote: »
    Clone Wars playlist this weekend, should help with his availability.

    Oh yeah sure, delete 3/4 of the maps...

    I don’t like that🤨

    They can’t cater to you, they’re catering to the 3% of people that said clone-era playlist has been their favorite event so far. Yes, 3% gave that answer. So what does DICE do? Take away 70% of our GA maps even though you can be Anakin/Dooku on literally every map

    Hopefully we’re not getting any other “playlists events “ anytime soon

    Just about everyone here hated "night ops" and said we didn't want the CW but they outright ignored that feedback so odds are this is gonna be routine.

    Still remember when they tried to get regular 4 map rotations to be a thing.
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  • That's what I posted in my disscussion. Is there anyone out there that would like to see more characters, maps, weapons, and vehicles every month.

    Let this serve as a friendly petition to the developers and producers of BF2.
    It is tough to wait on one character during the seasons. And once they are downloaded, It is hard to even use the character when they are released because everyone is jumping on them and sometimes you have to wait days or weeks before getting a chance to play with them in HvV or Assault. By then, other players have filled there cards and you're stuck with a Level 3 Anakin. I'm on Level 10 with Darth Tyranus, which sucks.

    Does anyone agree that there should be a hero added every one to two months? Or, drop four heroes at once? If you wanted four heroes at once, who would you want? Or combination of two?

    My wish list would be:
    set 1 - enough lightsaber wielding chracters. It was great because we asked, now bring back the balance.
    Greedo
    Nien Nunb
    Jyn Erso
    Krennic

    set 2
    Dengar
    Poe Dameron
    Ahsoka Tano
    Asajj Ventress

    Or perhaps a combination of two
    Mace Windu
    Jango Fett
  • R
    AzorAhai wrote: »
    Cadoth wrote: »
    AzorAhai wrote: »
    F8RGE wrote: »
    Clone Wars playlist this weekend, should help with his availability.

    How exactly?

    Decreased BP cost.

    At least they could have cut out only the ST maps since Anakin has BP cost decreased also in the OT maps

    I had no idea. And honestly, that decreased cost means little to me (or most BF2 vets I'd assume).

    I imagine the decision has a lot to do with ALL those clone skins too.

    But why exactly would Anakin get an era-appropriate BP cost on OT maps?

    Cause technically he’s in the OT.
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  • Hell with it, I can wait until all the furor dies down or we get a 3x experience weekend... All I ever need to do is get him to Level 5 so I can use three cards anyway...
    EA/DICE still owe me 83 crafting part crates, with interest...
  • GenxDarchi wrote: »
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    AzorAhai wrote: »
    Cadoth wrote: »
    AzorAhai wrote: »
    F8RGE wrote: »
    Clone Wars playlist this weekend, should help with his availability.

    How exactly?

    Decreased BP cost.

    At least they could have cut out only the ST maps since Anakin has BP cost decreased also in the OT maps

    I had no idea. And honestly, that decreased cost means little to me (or most BF2 vets I'd assume).

    I imagine the decision has a lot to do with ALL those clone skins too.

    But why exactly would Anakin get an era-appropriate BP cost on OT maps?

    Cause technically he’s in the OT.

    Yes. Technically he's been in the game from day one.
  • I've only played him on Arcade.

    Some of us have jobs/education to attend, and, y'know, a life, so we can't spend hours trying to get one go.

    No idea how people are leveling up so fast.

    I'll wait until it calms down. At least now GG is available a lot...and Dooku is less in the spotlight.
  • schlaflos_in_wien
    60 posts Member
    edited February 28
    i did quite a lot games in HvsV, and managed to play him 1(!) time only..
    clearly some people having a big advantage getting him, since they play him with blue cards already.
    i guess connection speed or having a PS4 PRO realy gives an advantage to get him.
  • bfloo
    15529 posts Member
    Regular x1, got him 3/4 tries.
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  • F8RGE wrote: »
    Clone Wars playlist this weekend, should help with his availability.

    CW only is about to be lit

  • Imagine being this out of touch. Jesus Christ...
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  • You get a 50/50 chance of getting him in Hero Showdown
  • F8RGE wrote: »
    Clone Wars playlist this weekend, should help with his availability.

    Yay! 3 of my least favourite maps and one OK map on constant rotation
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