The problem with wookies

Tarrful (spelling?) sounds like a great leader based toon with so many ways to enhance his wookie allies both offensively and defensively and literally becoming a tank despite being a support class toon. Sadly the faction he supports is beyond lacking as pretty much every wookie in the game either works far better in other factions like scoundrel, rebel or bounty hunters or are designed to function with specific toons like mission and zaalbar. Why weren't more wookies ever released?

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    Wookies is one of the few factions that have grown slowly but consistently over time, rather than getting a faction focus with a bunch released in 6 months or less.

    Currently they don't appear to have a plan to make Tarful useful outside the TB Wookie mission on Kashyyyk, though if they did have such plans, I wouldn't know about them. I'm just saying we don't have any public indications.

    That doesn't mean you can't use them and have fun with them in certain places. Knock out a bunch of Conquest missions with them and have fun doing it. But we're likely going to have to wait a while if you want a faction focus on Wookies.

    I'm not saying you shouldn't advocate for it. I would love more Wookies as well! I'm just trying to answer your question about why we don't have them already.

    Maybe we'll get lucky and get a Kashyyyk raid someday. GMY, Wookies, Sep droids... Maybe there's some more lore I'm not familiar with that could rope in some other famous characters. If you get that, you're sure to get a couple raid-focussed Wookies. That could be fun.
  • Screerider
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    Is there a game node anywhere where you battle a bunch of wookies? I'm asking for a friend (Bossk).
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    Screerider wrote: »
    Is there a game node anywhere where you battle a bunch of wookies? I'm asking for a friend (Bossk).

    I think I got that quest done during a GC that had an old republic lineup. Big Z died a bunch of times for those 25 crystals lol
    F2P since the last time I bought Kyros, Crystals, or the Conquest Pass.
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    Screerider wrote: »
    Is there a game node anywhere where you battle a bunch of wookies? I'm asking for a friend (Bossk).

    It's 12 battles with no guarantees, but I find that while you're waiting for a GC with a Wookie in it you can always do Galactic War -- the enemies are so underpowered compared to where we are today that Bossk can solo most of those nodes on auto. if he just has to be present (I don't remember the wording) then you can give him a whole BH squad and auto everything. If Bossk has to get the kill himself, just Bossk solo the first 5 battles on auto and sim the last 7.

    You should see CWC show up a LOT and other Wookies every once in a while.
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    Screerider wrote: »
    Is there a game node anywhere where you battle a bunch of wookies? I'm asking for a friend (Bossk).

    It's 12 battles with no guarantees, but I find that while you're waiting for a GC with a Wookie in it you can always do Galactic War -- the enemies are so underpowered compared to where we are today that Bossk can solo most of those nodes on auto. if he just has to be present (I don't remember the wording) then you can give him a whole BH squad and auto everything. If Bossk has to get the kill himself, just Bossk solo the first 5 battles on auto and sim the last 7.

    You should see CWC show up a LOT and other Wookies every once in a while.

    Just has to be present, I’m slowly grinding this way right now. I don’t know why as I’d also have to win 50 squad arena battles with him to complete the feat. Back in the day that was possible but nowadays not so much. Hopefully if I drop back far enough it’s doable, it’s an ancient shard so there have to be inactive accounts with beatable teams somewhere in the depths lol
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    Tsfletch wrote: »
    Just has to be present,

    Good that makes things much easier.
    Tsfletch wrote: »
    Hopefully if I drop back far enough it’s doable, it’s an ancient shard so there have to be inactive accounts with beatable teams somewhere in the depths lol

    I remember dropping back to get BH wins in squad arena. It worked well enough. I think I ended up in the 220s before I started climbing again, so it wasn't even that far, though of course it will depend on your shard.

    Good luck with everything.
  • TargetEadu
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    Some GCs will let you do it repeatedly.
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    This is sort of the problem w/ several factions really.

    Sorty & LS Droids?
    They all have homes elsewhere really.
    Especially now that Leia has been released.

    Aphra sort of helps out being able to use 1-2 DS Droids + 000/BT1, but in turn wants Vader/Kstan who in turn wants Jabba.

    Saw seemed like a great concept at first to finally bring back some Rebel Xtras love by calling out to Wiggs & Chaze but in turn has been a major letdown from all I've seen.

    Sana can end up pulling Cara from MM team.
    MM can pull Bistan from Raddus. Etc etc.

    And lets not even talk about the mess that is ships & the lack of ability to form full teams there.

    I'm a fan of plug & play interchangeable toons for sure, but it would also be nice if there was a bit more for some factions to "fill in" as well.

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    Tsfletch wrote: »
    Screerider wrote: »
    Is there a game node anywhere where you battle a bunch of wookies? I'm asking for a friend (Bossk).

    It's 12 battles with no guarantees, but I find that while you're waiting for a GC with a Wookie in it you can always do Galactic War -- the enemies are so underpowered compared to where we are today that Bossk can solo most of those nodes on auto. if he just has to be present (I don't remember the wording) then you can give him a whole BH squad and auto everything. If Bossk has to get the kill himself, just Bossk solo the first 5 battles on auto and sim the last 7.

    You should see CWC show up a LOT and other Wookies every once in a while.

    Just has to be present, I’m slowly grinding this way right now. I don’t know why as I’d also have to win 50 squad arena battles with him to complete the feat. Back in the day that was possible but nowadays not so much. Hopefully if I drop back far enough it’s doable, it’s an ancient shard so there have to be inactive accounts with beatable teams somewhere in the depths lol

    I stuck him in with a Jabba team - he's not Hutt Cartel but at least he's a bounty hunter so there's a little synergy there. I don't recall how far back I fell but my shard is pretty old too and IIRC I was able to sink down to around 1000. It's definitely still doable - This was just a couple of months ago that I got it done.
    F2P since the last time I bought Kyros, Crystals, or the Conquest Pass.
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    @Schwartzring

    In TB where you have to platoon things, having a couple different leaders/squad concepts you can use a toon with is actually helpful, so when you deploy one leader (or one toon that breaks the squad concept, like Kyle) you can still put some of those toons to work.

    I'm LS heavy, so I am able to do that sort of thing up to r7 LS, but not DS. DS seems less plug-and-play anyway. So I'm not as worried about gaining more LS the way you've laid out. I mean, sure it can be useful, but it's not necessary to my mind based on the number of teams required for GAC and TB (and TW, I guess?)
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    Agreed on having a ready 6th man (2nd Leader).

    My issue is its gotten to the point where that 6th man is now pulled over to XYZ new team & your left having a pair of 4-man teams with a pair of less than ideal 5th slots.
    (Like a G12 filling in w/ all R5's & no ability to use Datacrons)
    (Or a Relic-3 filling in w/ R7's & you can't use them in ROTE)
    Or having to run a fleet of 6 & 4 for a pair of cap ships or some other way under full fleet makeup.

    The real problem w/ TB is the insane # of characters asked for repeatedly.
    Oh, we only need 0-1 Rolo, Ackbar, & Revan, out of 90+ slots, but 9 JKLs, etc etc.
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