The team is getting ready for the Q&A at 12:30pm PT today (that's just 15 minutes from now!) We've got a bunch of questions that we answering already from the survey and hopefully be able to get more questions from the thread live!
We are just sitting down with the team to get started but feel free to start popping questions into this thread.Kick off in 15 minutes! Starting now! Thanks for coming everyone! We are going to wrap up until next time.
Q: Are there any plans to change the picture of the loading screen? We've had the same one for a while.
Q: Will you ever add lego star wars characters to swgoh?
Q: During times of major releases or Road Ahead releases, would the Dev Team ever consider running short livestreams in conjunction to show us new things or help address any questions or concerns that may come up with future updates?
Q: When the game was in development, how/why did the team decide on 330 total shards to max a character (or ship)? It's such a weird number. For that matter, why 65 for 5*, 85 for 6*, etc.?
Q: Will the game get a graphics update?
Q: Will we ever be able to spend galactic war tokens (and other currencies) in weekly shipments again?
Q: Are truly trying to push the primacy of grand arena over squad and fleet arena?
Q: Are using modding services where an 'expert' logs into your account to help against the terms of services and if so, is the punishment a permanent ban?
Q: Will the graphics get updated in the near future?
Q: Would you ever consider making a PC version of SWGOH?
Q: Any chance we could get an option to turn the profanity filter off? I'm in a swedish guild and so many common (child friendly) words get blocked, messes up communication some times. Even misspellings of curses are blocked ("fick" for example)
Q: This is for each of you, if you could put one character you REALLY wanted in the game right now, who would it be and why?
Q: Can you tell us more about the demographics of the people playing this game?
Q: What's the deal with gear drop rates getting worse the closer you get to a full set?
Q: What are your plans to make kryotechs more available?
Q: When's the next puzzle Crumb?
Q: Are there going to be a new tiers in daily challenges to make an old gear flow easier with an introduction of Relics?
Q: What determines where you will place a character for farming? Is there a process that the team goes through or is it decided by one person? Example: Why did Brood Alpha get placed in Cantina battles, but Shaak Ti got placed in Hard Mode Ship Battles? Is there a distinction between characters that determines where their location for farming is??
Q: Can you officially layout the qualifications that make an "Epic Confrontation" event going forward?
Q: I really miss Marquees. Do you have any planned for the rest of the year?
Q: Will there ever be another level cap increase? And if not, will there ever be a use for our large stockpiles of training droids?
Q: Have you thought about mod trading?
Q: Are we ever going to see mods 6-D through 6-A?
Q: Will we ever get 6e mod slicing materials back in GA rewards? For something as random as mods, it's hard to justify farming for slicing gear when there are so many other priorities in just finding mods.
Q: What about Mandelorian/Episode IX/Resistance/Expanded Universe/etc characters getting added to the game?
Q: I'd be interested to know behind the scenes what teams and synergies that players came up with have been a genuine unexpected surprise for developers? (For example, Kylo escaping p1 of tank raid, nute lead team with Jawas, Jawas vs Geonosians etc.)?
Q: As a new player it is more than concerning to see this game trending toward more "gear grinding". I can barely get a character to gear 12, much less gear 13, and I'm worried that when future content comes I won't be able to even play it because of the power level required. So my question is will future content and game modes keep this in mind to allow new players some breathing room instead feeling like I'm trapped at the bottom of a metaphorical hole of gear grinding just to always be behind?
Q: Are you planning on any catch up mechanics for new players?
Q: Will players with no G13 toons still have access to the scavenger?
Q: Will the new Jawa crafting station serve as a gear inventory? I have been asking for 3 .5 years!
Q: Why release relics so closely after the release of G13??
Q: What makes relic amplifiers different from gearing and will it make the gear crunch worse?
Q: I hope Wampa's Relic is a tauntaun?
Q: Will relic progression impact crew power of pilots?
Q: Will the drop rates for Signal Data be in the same range as it is for Omegas? As character shards in that tier? Or as, for example, purple gear drop rates in LS and DS nodes? Or will they drop like mods?
Q: Are there any plans for Grand Arena players to see/review the team that defeated their team? This would help players to improve for future matches
Q: What are you doing about cheating in Grand Arena?
Q: When will you bring back 3v3? It was the single best mode in the game for theorycrafting. It was a tremendous way to use the roster and something that is sorely missed in the game. Since we have been brought back to 5v5, we just see the same stale 5v5 teams. I understand that the initial design of the teams was to have 5 person synergy. But with the lack of content, 3v3 would at least give a fresh perspective on some of the newer character updates. Thanks
Q: Can we get an auto-fill when someone only sets one team in Grand Arena please? I cannot complete feats when there are no teams to beat.?
Q: Last Q&A (if my memory is correct) it was mentioned that GAC / TW / TB are considered as events so there isn’t a lack of events as the players think it is ie. Assault battlesor omega battles for example
Q: Shouldn’t there be replacement events scheduled when GAC is cancelled or delayed due to unforeseen circumstances to make up for it? Because according to the calendar there should be events running during this timeframe?
Q: Is there anything on the roadmap that would put more emphasis on the defensive side of GAC? Something like awarding points for an initial hold, adding quests for defensive achievements, additional GAC progression for defensive achievements, etc.?
Q: Thanks for all you do to produce this game!! I love seeing new ways to progress, greatly improved communication, and the chance to interact with you. If you can, join a few more of the popular podcasts when possible. Thanks!!
Q: Aside from the new Geo TBs LS and DS (which are challenging, but not really "new content"); will we be getting sometime soon, NEW CONTENT?
Q: When are TW bonuses coming back!?!
Q: Now that u are talking about changing the gear crunch little bit (because of relics), will u bring back Mk 8 BioTech Implant Salvage as HAAT reward?
Q: You said in the last Q&A that the GAC was supposed to replace arena as the main source of crystal income. When is this going to happen?
Q: What are the chances of facing the same opponent twice or more in GAC? I fought an opponent in the GAC exhibition and then fought them again in the current GAC?
Q: When are you going to adjust matchmaking? I sometimes face rosters with way more G13 characters and way better speed mods.
Q: Matchmaking on the top 80 characters of a roster consisting of 170+ leads to many wild mismatches. Will this be changed to something more reasonable such as 120?
Q: Why can't we have a meaningful and fair tie-breaker for GAC ties instead of one kind of GP figure or another? For instance award the win to the player with the most 64 Banner wins (then 63/62/etc) if still a draw award to the most 1St time undersized squad wins, and only then use gp if still a tie but aware to the lower gp player (and only playable gp, i.e. not ship gp in a chars only GAC)?
Q: Will u be creating squadrons for fleet so we can better organize our fleets for TW, TB and hopefully GAC?
Q: Why doesn't Visas Marr have an Old Republic tag?
Q: Where do you see the Tusken Raider faction fitting in moving forward? I imagine they would play a role in some sort of Anakin's journey to the dark side..maybe..has this come up in any discussions?
Q: What is the first order riot control stormtrooper? It was mention in the Content Update on 8/23
Q: Is Young Lando 427.6% damage multiplier on his special a reference to the box office take from the original theater run of The Phantom Menace?
Q: With Echo's basic ability it says that he does extra damage when he has Crit damage up. No one on his synergies gives Crit damage up... is that something or someone to look forward to perhaps?
Q: Will you consider adding more summon mechanics like Geo Brood Alpha/Brute? That was a nice addition to the Geonosians.I can imagine something similar with EP/RG, Vader/Stormtroopers, Snoke/Praetorian Guards, or Clone Troopers
Q: What was the intention of the Neutral tag? Will it ever be used?
Q: Why didn't Cad Bane receive a zeta?
Q: Have you ever thought to introduce the possibility to challenge your friends in pvp matches without rewards?
Q: Do you have any plans for new PVE game modes after light side Geonosis territory battles?
Q: Are there any future plans for a new game mode to do with vehicles (like ships but land vehicles like at-st, at-at etc)
Q: Is the difficulty of Malak Event, DS vs LS, intentionally designed?
Q: When can guilds sim HAAT and Sith Raid?
Q: Can we get a "sort by level" filter for selling mods?
Q: Can you add more Loadouts? The more character we get and the more TBs we have, the more Loadouts are needed. I would even like to have a Loadout for some toons for GA, but I don't have enough space for it.
Q: Will there ever be a way to organize our gear farms? Perhaps a gear button to replace the train button in the characters menu where players could "favorite" certain gear pieces to quickly farm the gear they need instead of clicking on a character where we can only see the current gear levels needed pieces?
Q: Same question I had last time but you didn't get to--any chance of a QoL that lets us customize how those red-icon notifications for upgradable toons, ships, etc. get displayed? For instance, only light up the icon if a Favorited toon has an upgrade, or only show me if I have the mats needed for a zeta instead of an omega. Most of us just have the "3+" icon lit up all the time and it serves no purpose.
Q: To avoid going in and out of both Arena to get new matchups is a refresh button or rolodex style not a possible option? Love the game!
Q: What QoL improvements are incoming? I would really like to see Cantina Battles updated to show the shard available on that node in the same way that Fleet and LS/DS Hard Battles do.
Q: Do you intend to place a shift counter and fight replay in the squad arena?
Q: Will there be a rework for the in-game logs in TW and TB? For example if you max other zones and their missions are closed off and you are searching for the missing 5 ppl who need to do their fleet combat missions you will have some ppl that are obvious and for some it´s a guessing game where you either need to ping everyone several times or send several ppl pms and ask them if they haven´t done it yet. So a mission status for every single mission would be nice to track it better.
Q: Will we ever see some QoL update regarding UI? For example: Show a percentage of how much health/shield/barrier left an enemy and your charachter have like in raids. Are there at least talks for a post-battle report for battles?
Q: Why did you force comments on TB commands? It's incredibly annoying. The symbols themselves are good enough, and there's a bug that when I take prohibit or focus off and want to go to none, I'm forced to put in a comment. So mostly I use the command to complain about having to put the comment. These are not the TB enhancements we are looking for.
Shouldn’t there be replacement events scheduled when GAC is cancelled or delayed due to unforeseen circumstances to make up for it? Because according to the calendar there should be events running during this timeframe
Thanks for all you do to produce this game!! I love seeing new ways to progress, greatly improved communication, and the chance to interact with you. If you can, join a few more of the popular podcasts when possible. Thanks!!
As in a totally new game mode that we can enjoy on a regular basis? A New raid concept? Something?
Not just more "competitive" game modes like GA/GAC, which is a solo TW, and Geo TBs, which are more challenging versions of Hoth...
FRESH content please. Love you.
Are there any plans to bring Fleet Content to being on par with Ground content? Currently, there are no Fleet Assault Battles, no Fleet Mythics, no Fleet Omegas or Credit Heists, only Contraband Cargo as the only event style requiring fleets. Maybe players would be more invested in their fleets if they could use them for something outside of arena/TW/TB.
Are you planning on bringing back some type of bonuses for Territory War? I realize that some people enjoyed them and others didn't, but it would be nice to get some variety every now and again. Along the same lines, have you thought about doing a bonus rewards TW maybe once a quarter where for every x amount of teams or zones cleared the guild gets some extra rewards like 10 slicing mats or 10 mk3 ability materials similiar to how players earn credits for beating teams in GAC.