Improving Conquests Part 2 – Size Does Matter

Conquest Changes Part 2 – Size Does Matter
Last week, I wrote about the core mechanics of Planetary Conquests and how creating a system where players felt obligated to play in a way they did not want to was counterproductive. But there is another plane on which Planetary Conquests run, arguably one far more important and harder to control than simple values or objectives: the human element. Conquests naturally create allies and adversaries. It’s one player’s guild versus the rest of the world and, despite how daunting that task seems, it can be completed by anyone doing almost anything. The one caveat: you need to be in a big enough guild to have a chance.

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Episode 55 – How to Bake a Cake

JD discusses his opinions on the latest and greatest happenings in the world of SWTOR. In this episode JD elaborates on his latest blog, detailing how he would improve Planetary Conquests. All this and an idea fresh off the Wall of Crazy in this episode of the Unnamed SWTOR Podcast.

Community Spotlight:
Improving Conquests – Part 1 Blog

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Improving Conquests Part 1

If you’ve listened to the latest Unnamed SWTOR Podcast you know how much I adore Planetary Conquests. It was a surprising addition to Patch 2.9 that at first glance seemed like a tacked on feature; something to give guilds a use for their guild flagships when they were done decorating them. As it turns out, conquests are not only the most important feature added in this patch in my opinions, they may be the most important feature added to the game since the group finder. Guild conquests in concept are the pinnacle of what MMOs strive to be: large, community-driven, open-ended competitions that allow players to play the way they want, in order to achieve victory. With all that being said, very few things are ever perfect and there are quite a few tweaks that I feel need to be made in order to make conquests more player friendly and intuitive. Note these are “tweaks” and not “major changes.”

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Episode 54 – I’m Back!

JD discusses his opinions on the latest and greatest happenings in the world of SWTOR. In this episode JD returns from an extended break to discuss what he’s missed in the past month. All this and an idea fresh off the Wall of Crazy in this episode of the Unnamed SWTOR Podcast.

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Episode 53 – Upload Override//Enabled||Unsecured Upload//Ready||Proceed DR34N? [Y/N]

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Community Spotlight:
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Episode 52 – Dev Stream Three

JD discusses his opinions on the latest and greatest happenings in the world of SWTOR. In this episode he ponders the possibilities for strongholds beyond playing house and who is Bioware’s target audience. All this and an idea fresh off the Wall of Crazy in this episode of the Unnamed SWTOR Podcast.

Community Spotlight:
Dev Stream 3 Link: http://bit.ly/1tniEzc
Dulfy’s Notes: http://bit.ly/Wxer1v

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Episode 51 – Abodes and Keys

JD discusses his opinions on the latest and greatest happenings in the world of SWTOR. In this episode
it’s Strongholds info part deux with reaction to the second dev steam and tactical flashpoints. All this and an idea fresh off the Wall of Crazy in this episode of the Unnamed SWTOR Podcast.

Community Spotlight:
Dev Stream 2: http://bit.ly/1sbUlqc

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Episode 50 – I Have Seen the Top of the Stronghold…

JD discusses his opinions on the latest and greatest happenings in the world of SWTOR. In this episode JD final has something cool to talk about! Bioware has finally given players concrete information as to how Galactic Strongholds will work. What are JD’s first impressions of the new digital expansion? You’ll have to listen to find out. All this and an idea fresh off the Wall of Crazy in this episode of the Unnamed SWTOR Podcast.

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Dev Blog: http://bit.ly/1j7jbVn
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Episode 49 – Stats

JD discusses his opinions on the latest and greatest happenings in the world of SWTOR. In this episode JD scapes the bottom of the barrel for his discussion of stats and how there is nothing much to talk about these days. All this and an idea fresh off the Wall of Crazy in this episode of the Unnamed SWTOR Podcast.

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Episode 48 – Featuring ZORZ

JD discusses his opinions on the latest and greatest happenings in the world of SWTOR. In this episode JD welcomes world first 8-man Nightmare Dread Palace guild to the show to talk about their accomplisment and their opinions on PvE in SWTOR. All this and an idea fresh off the Wall of Crazy in this episode of the Unnamed SWTOR Podcast.

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