The team is getting ready for the Q&A at 12:30pm PT today. We've got a bunch of questions that we answering already from the survey so post your questions in the thread and we'll try to answer as many as we can live!
UPDATE 12:25pm PT: We will begin shortly folks! The team is starting to run through the thread and answering your questions UPDATE 1:35pm PT: Hey folks, still working through a ton of questions and we are going to keep going for a bit longer UPDATE 2:00pm PT: Going to let the team get back to work but I've got a ton of answers to post from the team still. UPDATE 3:15pm PT: We've still got a few answers left to post but we are going to wrap up this month Q&A. Thanks for sending us great questions everyone!
Q: Any love for First Order in the future?
Q: What does your community manager do all day because it certainly doesn’t seem like he is managing the community?
Q: Hi there, is the game dying? As in are you losing interest and running out of ideas for the game as a lot of people are thinking the game is dead in the water and going nowhere. I really hope it isn’t cause I love this game any thoughts?
Q: CG Tophat, I really enjoyed your recent appearance on the Galactic War Report podcast. You seemed to be very open to both news and questions. How far ahead did you plan your appearance and can we anticipate more community outreach soon?
Q: Do you watch YouTube videos by from the Community? Are you aware of the growing sentiments they're expressing on behalf of the community? Do those types of community input factor into any of your design decisions??
Q: Question for CG_Cyanides:If a recent college graduate (semi-unrelated major) came up to you and asked what the most important skill to practice to eventually do what you do, what would you say to them? How would you recommend they begin learning how to develop those skills?Thanks! ?
Q: Do you generally listen to the community of your game in Reddit?Players are indignant over bugs with Malak and freezing in the middle of a fight.You can listen to them more, for example, in Epic Confrontation, get the character immediately by 7 * so that there are no more problems like with Malak?
Q: Why are you devoting resources to a new game when you don't even have enough for swgoh?! Why is the new Sr. Producer missing in action!? You guys are really out of sync with the swgoh gaming community. Start a Discord server and start interacting with your community in real-time! Way better than forums or Q&A
Q: I'm really concerned about the game future, what can you tell us to help calm all the noise about the game reaching and end? Former Game changers talk about reduced developers or team working in the game, I want to continue investing time and other resources into the game, but without the confidence the game will continue, I'm not sure if I should. I asked this question the last Q&A and didn't got an answer?
Q: Why do you ask players to not take advantage of a defect. I.E. Extra Malak shards then reward the player that did get the extra shards with extra GET more than the players that listed and did not try to get the extra shards?Seems to be poor operating procedure and next time I don't see the player base following your request.
Q: What is your timeline for making it easier for new players to catch up e.g. releasing legendary events as "always open" rather then calendered as has been alluded to in recent Q&A's? ?
Q: Why is the game designed around hoarding resources?
Q: Will the next GAC finally use fleet again? All players who have invested in ships and pilots feel screwed because of how GP is calculated and used in matchmaking?
Q: Is the LS Geonosis Territory battle the first battle of Geonosis, like the dark side (I assume, because of the Reek and Nexu) or the second battle (which, IMO, makes more sense with the characters we have- which are mainly from TCW and Episode 3).Also, what is the name of it?
Q: Why do you bother with these surveys since you obviously only answer questions you prepare ahead of time?
Q: Our guild (and many others) are struggling to get new recruits. What do you have planned to help us maximize our guild growth?
Q: Will we ever get a game mode that allows us to use all of our toons in meaningful ways — not just defense ? For example, an individual TB like mode where we set all our defenses with GP restrictions from low to high, and then we face an opponent— they face our squads as we strategically use our one time use squads?
Q: Culegatorul Here is a real question, are you considering changing the epic confruntation unlock from 5 star to 7 stars?
Q: 2E2s In the past legendary and epic events we were given rewards other than shards of the character for completing each tier of the event. This past General Skywalker event there were no other rewards for completing a tier outside of shards. Is this the plan moving for with all future legendary, marque, and epic events? Or will we get those rewards for completing the General Skywalker event at a later date?
Q: Question for CG_Vyeking, I'm a designer and enjoy the creative process very much.Can you talk about an instance, kit, moment where you were really excited about being in the creative mode?
Q: How many work on the game day to day? What is the focus right now?
Q: How many man hours does it take to create a new character, start to finish?
Q: The QC of the last couple of updates have been less then stellar, what steps are being taken to improve the quality of future updates and make sure there aren’t several big issues with them?
Q: How healthy is the game? And not from a profits stand point, but from a player stand point? Do the devs ever try to put themselves in our shoes?
Q: If I report someone for cheating in ga does someone ever check it?
Q: Last year you went HEAVY on marquis characters and only a couple Legendaries. This year you have done one marquis(droid ship) and tons of Legendaries. Why hasn't there been a balance? You seem to swing heavy in one direction or the other,
Q: TheBusiness44 Currently, farming relic materials interfere with farming cantina characters. Are there any plans to create a new type of energy for relic materials or merging relic materials with mod energy?
Q: All salvages are equal, but some salvages are more equal than others. Are there any plans to rebalance the salvage drops of gear?
Q: 2 part raid question:1. Are you going to buff Heroic Sith Triumvirate Raid rewards for people outside of top 10? 2. Is simming the Heroic AAT Raid coming soon??
Q: What is the commitment by the devs and CG to sustaining this game? Are you still hiring more devs? Are you putting less resources into the game? Besides for LSTB are we really not getting any new content until next year? End game players like myself just scroll thru their rosters all day, with nothing to do! Please give us something?
Q: How do you juggle the 2 points of "we want to make a fun and enjoyable game" and "we need to make sure we make enough money this month to cover our overheads".Has their ever been a time where you wanted to take the game in a certain direction but couldn't because it would cost too much to do or it wouldn't make enough money so we can't do it. The player base has been asking for a sandbox mode for almost as long as I remember but monetising that kind of gameplay is nearly impossible, which is why I think it's never been done, it's not because you don't want to it's just because you can't afford to.
Q: Will you ever introduce some more plug and play characters in the game? Like Thrawn, Nest, Hyoda, Wampa. They are the best kind of characters and they make the game much more enjoyable. I hate sticking to predefined pattern.?
Q: Is there any plan to have the legendary events be available at all times as opposed to scheduled?
Q: I am a huge KOTOR fan. Are there any plans to do more stuff from the KOTOR era? Like KOTOR 2 with Atris or Meetra and maybe SWTOR stuff aswell like Darth Malgus or the Eternal Empire?
Q: Do you have any plans to support the new Mandalorian show? I would love to see a few more bounty hunter kits added to the game
Q: I remember when Gar Saxon was released, one of the developers said that there was a really good team using Gar, and that he was excited for the community to discover it. Now that it’s been over a year, can you tell us what that team looked like?
Q: Do you have any plans to support the new Mandalorian show? I would love to see a few more bounty hunter kits added to the game.
Q: Why Luke SW is not considered as a Jedi? Are you guys planning to release another character?
Q: We get the Malevolence, many thanks for that, but will Dooku or Grievous command it? As we saw the Soulless One in the General Skywalker event. Do we also get that ship or is that never gonna happen?
Q: Animal Mother Any chance we will ever see characters from Canon Comics? Such as Aphra, 000, BT-1, Trios, Kirak Infil'a, etc.?
Q: Will we have a 3vs3 GAC?
Q: Easiest sandbox: create a button "practice" instead of "battle" in both arenas. Dont tie it to the server. Combat already client side, just code it so results never reported to server, and it doesnt affect anyones cooldowns. EZ. Most asked update ever. Plz consider
Q: When are we getting more ship content?
Q: Why are 7* malak owners rewarded for exploiting a bug? Shouldn't everyone get the GET currency? How about those of us that spent a ton of crystals to meet the requirements just to unlock the 5* version?Not to mention the time spent playing an event that was bugged. Twice. Don't even get me started on re-modding...
Q: Is Unending Loyalty working as intended?The number of turns it lasts sometimes feels inconsistent?
Q: What can we expect from Traya's Placeholder? Could this be future touch-up or rework to make the Trio something more than a Bug Repellent in GAC?
Q: Why do we have to wait 5 seconds when we are simming fleet challenges or challenges? Is there a reason for this?
Q: Hello, Do you think possible to allow guild officer to give order for TB before it starts? Thanks
Q: For a QoL update, can we please get a tag or locking mechanism that allows us to earmark gear for future use on a particular toon?
Q: Can you add the ability to remove squads during the setup phase of GAC (and TW)? That way if you accidentally select the wrong toon or realize a different strategy, you can fix your mistake?
Q: Could the dev team add statistics to the GA board so I can see how teams did on defense? And along the same lines add notifications for when your opponent has attacked or is attacking?
Q: Why when you have a completely deterministic game do you not use a known random seed given to the client before they do a match, this would let you check a result of a match on the sever and prevent all cheating, if you send the client moves at the end of the match back to the server?
Q: Is Darth Sidious ever going to get the Separatist tag, like Jango?
Q: Could you explain the priorities of which character goes first in case of bonus turns (or big TM bonuses). For example if Anakin and Padmé get a bonus turn, why can Malak go in between them if Anakin hits him?
- When multiple units are at 100% Turn Meter due to natural Speed or standard Turn Meter gain, the game randomly selects one of them to go next.
- When multiple units are at 100% Turn Meter due to being granted a bonus turn, the game randomly selects one of them to go next.
- When only a single unit is at 100% Turn Meter due to being granted a bonus turn and other units are at 100% Turn Meter from other methods, the unit with the bonus turn will always act next.
Darth Malak can act before Padmé Amidala because both Malak and Padmé are being granted bonus turns, so the game randomly selects one of them to go next
Q: I’ve noticed that some, but not all, of Geonosian Brood Alpha’s stats are shared with the summoned Geonosian Brute.For example, health and offense seem to be shared, but critical damage and tenacity do not.Can you clarify please how Geonosian Brute’s stats are determined?Which of GBA’s stats are actually shared?How does changing the gear level of GBA affect the summoned Brute?
Q: With being about Iconic Characters, why a generic named character like ARC Trooper when we have one named in canon called “Havoc” who was in the Clone Wars? And was the only reason you added the 501st tag was to synergize with GAS? He shouldn’t have the tag since “Havoc” was not 501st... Fives, Echo, (and later) Jesse were the only 501st ARC Troopers to exist in canon. ?
Q: How is vulture droid able scale and keep up with the power that relic 7 is giving other pilots?
When can we expect to see a full separatist fleet in the game?
Do you intend for the malevolence to be on par with the negotiator or do you want one to be more prominent?
Will we see anymore events to gain zetas more frequently? There's too many toons that I have in my roster that need Zetas. I'm getting g12 before they even gain 1 zeta.
Can the rewards for GAC be improved when promotion to next tier happens?
I know things have been rough lately, but I wanted to let you know that I really appreciate the game and work you put in. There is one thing that concerns me of late and it revolves around gear, so my questions are:
When is the gear crunch relief going to be implemented? I know we have seen some small changes here and there, but will we see a bigger impact? Will gear 13 become more achievable in the near future?
How many more times do I have to ask this???
So, will the raid be your top priority as new content?
This would be really useful in compairing ourselfs with other guilds and increase the fun of the game.
(Elrik Vonreg and his red Tie, Commander Pyre the gold stormtrooper for FO)
(Kazuda Xiono, Torra Doza, Freya Fenris, Bo Keevil, Hype Fazon and Griff Halloran and their respective ships for Resistance)
Any possibility of us seeing these characters in the future?