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#41 Remover of Obstacles

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Posted 28 May 2019 - 09:21 AM

View Postshaytalis, on 25 May 2019 - 04:26 PM, said:

......can we get some sort of a calendar to know when our faction is coming up in the queue? ....


Great idea.


Would be nice if there was a road map...

Oh sweet. There is...
From 2018...

https://mwomercs.com...uly-and-august/

Looks like the Command Chair has been vacant for some time.

#42 Mar X maN

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Posted 28 May 2019 - 10:14 AM

View PostMcGoat, on 27 May 2019 - 04:45 PM, said:

Thanks, Paul
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does that mean 29 players on one side and one player on the other?

#43 Mar X maN

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Posted 28 May 2019 - 10:20 AM

oh my 50 cents
we need to see current faction population an be able to switch to smallest current faction
why not put scouting aka 4v4 into Solaris?
and please put all maps and modes back into FP randomly
that is all

#44 xX PUG Xx

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Posted 28 May 2019 - 10:27 AM

View PostMar X maN, on 28 May 2019 - 10:14 AM, said:


does that mean 29 players on one side and one player on the other?


That's exactly what it means.

#45 Teenage Mutant Ninja Urbie

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Posted 28 May 2019 - 10:48 AM

View PostxX PUG Xx, on 28 May 2019 - 10:27 AM, said:

That's exactly what it means.



and it is glorious.
-so much fun to be had when you're the 29 guys not getting a match the whole evening.
-so much fun to be had when you're the 1 guy on the other side not getting a match the whole evening.

thank you, PGI. I've had time for quite a few movies, series and even new music the past few evenings.
instead of sitting around here, pressing w-keys and explaining to others where it is, you gave me back some of my time to use in creative ways or enjoy the creativity of others.
I'm really only half-sarcastic here. Posted Image


btw:
-"Shazam" is a kid's movie - but an okayish one. you can waste time in worse ways.
-"gotham" the series is kinda cool, if a bit repetative.
-Season8 of Game of thrones is kinda... well.. I couldn't believe the dragon ate them all in the end.
oh.. spoilers I guess. sorry Posted Image

Edited by Teenage Mutant Ninja Urbie, 28 May 2019 - 10:51 AM.


#46 Xannatharr

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Posted 28 May 2019 - 03:56 PM

The Templars had a full 12-man last night.

In an hour and 45 minutes we got 2 drops.

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#47 tacorodwarrior

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Posted 29 May 2019 - 01:42 PM

So when are we going to be able to swap sides? Please do not ignore us. It has been 4 days, surely that is long enough to know how long it will take to fix what you have broken.

Edited by tacorodwarrior, 29 May 2019 - 01:44 PM.


#48 Nightbird

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Posted 29 May 2019 - 01:46 PM

3 month, given that PGI has not even admitted there is a problem

#49 TheCaptainJZ

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Posted 30 May 2019 - 09:03 AM

Idea:
Create a few more 4 v 4 player modes that can be shared with scouting. 4 v 4 skirmish can definitely be a thing, as would 4 v 4 domination. Maybe even 4 v 4 conquest with only 3 locations.

That allows for some variety in the game mode for smaller battles so more might be willing to play them if it's the gamemode they hate, not the number of players.

#50 tacorodwarrior

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Posted 30 May 2019 - 01:18 PM

IDEA! give us an update please and do not be so rude. Even "we are working on it".

#51 Nightbird

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Posted 30 May 2019 - 02:02 PM

View Posttacorodwarrior, on 30 May 2019 - 01:18 PM, said:

IDEA! give us an update please and do not be so rude. Even "we are working on it".


Paul has been posting every 1 to 2 days, longer update tomorrow

#52 BROARL

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Posted 30 May 2019 - 10:46 PM

could we please have siege back?
i have played quickplay type games and scouting for days...

or could we please use all the maps?

#53 Willard Phule

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 07:04 AM

Truly a shame that "multiple conflicts" are a no-go. If they're dead set on having Clan/Clan - Clan/IS - IS/IS based conflicts, it makes you wonder why those categories aren't simply choices to drop into.

#54 Nathan White

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 01:47 PM

Okay, and what we have after this stupid changes in FP:

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scouting 2
skirmish 4
siege 1
conquest 1
domination 2
assault 1
incursion 1


Unique game mode, siege, we have only once in the week (25-31 may). And, in the event Steiner vs Mariks, Mariks win in 3 stages and have.... zero. Planet still under Steiner control.

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Edited by Tina Benoit, 03 June 2019 - 01:39 PM.
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#55 Appogee

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 02:13 PM

We need to be able to switch sides during a Conflict.

Aside from balancing the queue, it also permits us to balance the skill levels.

While some players just try to stack with the team that is winning, other key players in FP do switch to the weaker side to try to make more interesting matches.

#56 Suntech

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 02:52 PM

i hope something like the leaderboard will come back. It was one of other reason to stay and play constantly in fraction play. it was also an interesting and motivation reason to play MWO. Hope something or other like this will come back too soon. the new fraction with event and mission history is a nice idea. And the switching against clan or IS or mixed is not so bad idea. And if you want that MWO to stay in talk in internet some players doing fraction play streaming like Twitch or something. With no leaderboard or something the motivations for this players and fan and newcomer will brake i think. it was also an interesting and also a watching over to some players and top leaderboard if they are playing awesome or suspicious. Posted Image. i am waiting for the next update or feedback to fraction play. Regards to you. Posted Image

Edited by Suntech, 31 May 2019 - 03:05 PM.


#57 Wishmast3r

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Posted 01 June 2019 - 02:00 AM

If the new FP means we have to switch from IS to Clan and back every week, give us the possibility to save our drop decks.
I have 11 drop decks so far and it´s a pain in the ***.

#58 burning wisky

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Posted 02 June 2019 - 02:53 AM

View PostPaul Inouye, on 24 May 2019 - 04:46 PM, said:

  • Do not like Scouting to be a dedicated Phase. This is actually split because there are people who love Scouting and people who hate it. One point raised by the community on this is that Scouting would force a large group to break apart to meet the 4v4 requirement of the mode.
2) IF Scouting is a Phase, it will be reduced to a very short Phase window and only occur at the very start of a Conflict. This is an immediate fix after this second conflict has run its course (although Scouting is not part of this second Conflict).


I think the scouting should stay separate from the actual Faction Play.

proposals
-there are a total number of intel-points to earn in an entire confict and or phase / mission, with the old bonus.
( so the scouting can have a end befor the conflict ends)
-The scouting as before, but it only gives the bonus for a phase / mission in a conflict and for the next phase /
mission it is reset to zero
( scouting is fulltime in the conflict )
-the bonus could be specifically to the phase/ mission or as the old 3-point system.
- for siege games I could imagine an extra artillery strike against the attackers or extra airstrike against the defenders.


#59 Paul Inouye

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Posted 03 June 2019 - 03:20 PM

Update: Engineers have put the phase Faction swap through its paces and good news...there's going to be a patch tomorrow to address the first step forward of allowing Faction swapping between Phases.

Also: The flashing icon in your task bar is also updated to only flash if you are put into a match.. not at the end of the 2 min timer.

#60 Katrina Steiner

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Posted 03 June 2019 - 03:22 PM

Thanks Paul! Hopefully that will help with getting drops so sides are not stacked.



still looking for my fist though!

Edited by Katrina Steiner, 03 June 2019 - 03:23 PM.






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