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SPECULATION Star Wars: Battlefront II General Discussion

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Video/Tabletop Games' started by Admiral Petty, Apr 18, 2017.

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Are you excited for Battlefront II?

  1. Heck yeah! I've already preordered my copy!

    41.9%
  2. I'm excited, but still cautious.

    40.9%
  3. I'm neither overly hyped, nor pessimistic. I'm the one in the middle, like the Bendu.

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  4. I'm not convinced until they show me more of the actual game.

    3.2%
  5. I think this game will just end up being a bunch of overhyped Bantha poodoo.

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  1. cawatrooper

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    I've heard good arguments that they could be Commando Droids and ARC troopers. I guess Walke has ruled out droidekas already.
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    Both Ben and Jay have confirmed that Droidekas are out. There was a slight leak where one was accidentally in a screenshot that was published, but it's since been said that while they were working on them at one point, they were cancelled due to them having too many problems with development.
     
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    Anakin's model looks great!

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    (My own screenshot.)
     
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    He’s an absolute beast too. I played one round as him in HvV and leveled him up from a one to three easily.
     
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    Just had two very different Star Wars Battlefront videos on my recommended section of my YouTube homepage.

    One was a complaint about balancing issues with Anakin in Battlefront 2 (2017). The other was gamaplay of a Battlefront 2 (2005) mod where someone added in a Mandalorian faction with a darksaber wielding Pre Viszla as a playable hero.


    I feel like that's almost the perfect microcosm to demonstrate how vast the fandom of this series is. I can't fault people for wanting a competitive and balanced online shooter, but to me, Battlefront is about playing battles my way. I'd happily take sub-optimally (as long as they're playable) classes/heroes, as long as it came with a wealth of fantastic content. Like, can you imagine how deep you'd have to go through the Star Wars roster before Pre Viszla became a viable option- yet, how utterly rewarding that would ultimately be?

    I get that Battlefront needs to have the standard stuff out of the way- it would seem silly if Hondo Ohnaka was a playable character but they didn't add Luke Skywalker- but Star Wars is so much bigger than the standard small cast of characters that EA seems reluctant to expand beyond. The past few months have been cool seeing the additions of prequel heroes, but all four of these characters shipped with the game in 2005 at launch. Like, it's cool to finally see Anakin, but isn't it kind of weird that arguably one of the most important Star Wars characters basically seems like an afterthought?

    I get it- games are hard to make. I'm well aware of that, and don't at all envy the work that goes into even every single layer of these things. And when it comes to the details, Battlefront II really is a beautiful game. But, I just can't help but feel like it could be so much more ambitious that it really is, and so much more fun. And trust me, if I had no interest in the game or thought it was garbage, I wouldn't even care. But it just comes so close to being something I'd love, only to just not quite deliver. And that's so much more frustrating, to me.
     
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    New Community Transmission is live: https://battlefront-forums.ea.com/discussion/128692/community-transmission-capital-supremacy/p1

    The new gamemode is "Capital Supremacy", and is basically the much loved "Titan" mode from Battlefield 2142, just without the flyable transports. The first map available at launch of the mode will be Geonosis, and is apparently a map that was purpose built for the mode, not the one from Galactic Assault. No additional maps have been confirmed or denied, nor were plans for additional eras. Heroes will be era era specific, so you won't see Kylo Ren or Lando running around on Geonosis. The mode, along with the rest of the update, will go live on March 26th.

    There should be 2 more Community Transmissions left for this month. No word on what they're on yet.
     
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    Sounds interesting. I haven't played in a few months... it might be time.
     
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    DICE released both of the two remaining Community Transmissions today.

    The first is on their changes to lightsaber combat. This one is pretty extensive, but the two points of note are that hero stagger has been removed and that attacking & blocking are now properly tied to the stamina bar. This means that lightsaber wielding heroes cannot attack or block indefinitely, once your stamina bar is drained you will be vulnerable until it recharges.

    You can read the CT here.

    The next, and last, CT are the patch notes for tomorrow's update, which lists a variety of bug fixes, ect. You can read that here.
     
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    I know it's a bit early to discuss this, but do you think will get IX content? Just like they did with Solo? On Reddit, they confirmed that they're not done. That said, I think it would be stupid to not do IX content.
     
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    I would love for them to add IX content! I also think it's very likely considering they did Solo (even though there wasn't that much added). I mean, IX is the end of the Skywalker Saga, if they didn't add content it would be a right let down and a missed opportunity for them.
     
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    Hello, hello: More news!

    The content roadmap for the coming months has been released, and can check it out here!

    Short Summary: A new map for Capitol Supremacy will be released monthly from April to June. Heroes vs. Villains will be getting a rework in May. As of right now, the content roadmap only goes to June, and Jay, one of the community managers, has confirmed they are working on additional content not listed on the roadmap as they are not sure when they'll be ready. Ben Walke, the other community manager, also confirmed the new maps releasing over the next 3 months will all be PT era. No word on when we'll see additional eras added into the mix, but they are aware there is a demand for them.

    Other news:

    At the moment, according to both Jay & Ben Walke, they have no plans to be present at Star Wars Celebration this year, however they will have a presence at EA Play (EA's conference that takes place just before E3) in June.

    Also, the DC-17m of Republic Commando fame has been datamined from the game files. It does not have a weapon model, but can be modded to function in-game.
     
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    I'm hoping their "additional content" means they have some really cool heroes from the PT era planned!
     
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    According to Dennis, Battlefront 2's lead gameplay designer, additional heroes aren't as big of a priority now that they've released Finn/Phasma, Grievous/Obi-wan & Dooku/Anakin, and that their focus is on adding more maps, weapons & reinforcement types. That said, both he and Jay have stated that this doesn't mean they've stopped working on heroes, they just won't be releasing them as frequently as they have been over the past 4 months.
     
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    Thanks for posting this! Now I won't be as disappointed whenever they release patch notes without heroes! xD At least we'll be getting some new maps though, Geonosis is great but it's not the most aesthetically pleasing map. :p
     
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    New maps is always a cool thing (Capital Supremacy is the best thing ever!) but yeah, I'm also a little disappointed. We need Ahsoka :(
    I think they can make up for it with new skins (Luke is a MUST).
     
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