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Season starts 16th so...when balance patch?

Mr Godlike.6098Mr Godlike.6098 Member ✭✭✭

Ok we had quite short brake from seasons but what about balance update? We had kinda patch last week so next one should be...23th? I missed something? I am bit confused cause I don't remember big balance update during season ever (ok there was one in season 1). Could any dev give us date? Thanks for your time.

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  • Guizao.4167Guizao.4167 Member ✭✭✭

    @Mr Godlike.6098 said:
    Ok we had quite short brake from seasons but what about balance update? We had kinda patch last week so next one should be...23th? I missed something? I am bit confused cause I don't remember big balance update during season ever (ok there was one in season 1). Could any dev give us date? Thanks for your time.

    Probably on 16th. I know, time's up but at least it sure shows how A-net surprises us with...new metas...if you know what I mean.

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  • I guess the question is how many patches per season though?

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  • Kako.1930Kako.1930 Member ✭✭✭

    We shall see. Que Sera Sera. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

  • Crinn.7864Crinn.7864 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Ben Phongluangtham.1065 said:

    @ArthurDent.9538 said:
    There will most likely be a patch tomorrow, it will just be underwhelming in scope, and out of touch in direction like every patch since PoF has been.

    There is no balance patch tomorrow. There is currently a balance patch in the works for mid-season.

    Ya'll still planning on a January patch?

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  • @Ben Phongluangtham.1065 said:

    @ArthurDent.9538 said:
    There will most likely be a patch tomorrow, it will just be underwhelming in scope, and out of touch in direction like every patch since PoF has been.

    There is no balance patch tomorrow. There is currently a balance patch in the works for mid-season.

    Thank you Ben for answers, but it's really bad news generally.

    This creates situation when depending how far changes will be, balance team will influence directly players performance during mid ranked season. Balance is everything for pvp but pve/wvw can wait cause both of these game modes doesn't need to achieve something during any kind of time-frame. Incoming balance update probably is unstoppable cause devs have realise schedule on their heads but it should be last one like this. On the day of realise...pvp forum literally will be on fire.

    Still thanks for your time.

  • @Ziggityzog.7389 said:
    Hahahahahahahaha I'll be enjoying my time in unranked again this season. Not worth playing in the cesspool of ranked if we aren't getting a balance patch or real maps / game modes to play in ranked.

    U get flamed in ranked anyway. Go stronghold 11111 some skritts

  • Toron.4856Toron.4856 Member ✭✭✭

    @Adolfas.2180 said:

    @Ben Phongluangtham.1065 said:

    @ArthurDent.9538 said:
    There will most likely be a patch tomorrow, it will just be underwhelming in scope, and out of touch in direction like every patch since PoF has been.

    There is no balance patch tomorrow. There is currently a balance patch in the works for mid-season.

    what a joke

    yeah what a joke lmfao

  • Devilman.1532Devilman.1532 Member ✭✭✭

    @Strages.2950 said:

    @Guizao.4167 said:

    @Ben Phongluangtham.1065 said:

    @dagger dave.5201 said:
    Mid season makes a lot of sense lol

    The competitive team has been pushing to get more frequent balance patches, but we've also decreased the off-season time from 4 weeks to 2.

    In the end, we decided that getting more frequent balance is worth the mid-season shake-ups.

    I am very disappointed and upset Ben. It's tiresome to see the same sick meta over and over again. Nothing profound has been done to improve the sPvP scenario. I hope this competitive team gets the point that meta is pretty unhealthy for this game and how this game suffers from the lack of build diversity, build options, counterbuilds and so on. Maybe it's time to stop playing sPvP altogether because it's not going to...change? There's not a single word about what the next balance patch is aimed towards. You guys don't talk to us about those things beforehand. The lack of transparency makes most of us, players, quit playing and stop hoping for the best. It's disappointing, really.

    This. Its pretty sad that we dont even get a heads up or any input into what changes are being worked on until things go live. Many of the blunders made to balance could've easily been prevented if the community got wind of them before implementing, or even having a test shard with 100/200 player capacity, some test golems and pvp areas. Just enough so you guys could get decent data from the community and the gaps in balance would be patched sooner and more effectively.

    This would imply they care what we think my friend ;)

  • Meh.6419Meh.6419 Member ✭✭
    edited January 15, 2018

    @Ben Phongluangtham.1065 said:

    @ArthurDent.9538 said:
    There will most likely be a patch tomorrow, it will just be underwhelming in scope, and out of touch in direction like every patch since PoF has been.

    There is no balance patch tomorrow. There is currently a balance patch in the works for mid-season.

    Just be sure to actually nerf classes that need to be nerfed, and actually give a decent balance patch for once

  • MarkoNS.3261MarkoNS.3261 Member ✭✭✭

    it is quite the joke yes.

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  • HardRider.2980HardRider.2980 Member ✭✭✭

    lol No matter when a balance patch hits.. players are never happy.
    I actually would LOVE to see a mid season shake up.. it keeps PVP soo very much interesting.

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  • Marxx.5021Marxx.5021 Member ✭✭✭

    Well it was to expect as PvP and balancing are not handled by one team in GW2.

  • Guizao.4167Guizao.4167 Member ✭✭✭

    @Falan.1839 said:
    You are making it really hard to actually argue against the people who say PvP is dead in this game and isn't worth to be bothered with anymore.

    Now you see it - well I foresaw this situation in the very moment they revamped the trait system.

  • @Ben Phongluangtham.1065 said:

    @Lonely Wayfarer.5189 said:

    • hows decreasing the off season time an arguement for your competitive team to not be able to release a simple patch? did you only start working on it after the season 9 ended? whats the argument for that?

    Decreasing off-season to 2 weeks decreased the windows where the balance team can push out changes unless we decided they could be pushed mid-season. If we delayed the season to wait for the balance patch, it would be a much lengthier off-season than we want.

    So you are saying that you had the choice between mid-season patch and a very long off-season because the Profession team is not able to get things done?

  • Falan.1839Falan.1839 Member ✭✭✭

    @Guizao.4167 said:

    @Falan.1839 said:
    You are making it really hard to actually argue against the people who say PvP is dead in this game and isn't worth to be bothered with anymore.

    Now you see it - well I foresaw this situation in the very moment they revamped the trait system.

    Which was like 3 years ago. Why on earth are you still here then?

    Falásya / Caissech

    "When you say it's gonna happen "now"
    When exactly do you mean?
    See I've already waited too long
    And all my hope is gone"
    The Smiths about Balance and PvP changes

  • Nebilim.5127Nebilim.5127 Member ✭✭✭

    @Ben Phongluangtham.1065 said:

    @ArthurDent.9538 said:
    There will most likely be a patch tomorrow, it will just be underwhelming in scope, and out of touch in direction like every patch since PoF has been.

    There is no balance patch tomorrow. There is currently a balance patch in the works for mid-season.

    Possible to at least give us some sort of time frame? In a month, in less than a month

  • Guizao.4167Guizao.4167 Member ✭✭✭

    @Devilman.1532 said:

    @Toron.4856 said:
    working schedule anet balance team:

    monday - off (who likes to work on mondays?)
    tuesday - work 3-4 pm ( 30 mins break included)
    wednesday work 3-5 pm ( testing the balance aka playing some pvp )
    thursday - work 2-3 pm (home office watching twitch streams for sience reasons)
    friday - off (who wants to work on fridays)
    weekend - did u rly expect ppl to work on the weekend? what is wrong with u...

    One problem with his sir.. you are operating under the assumption that there IS a "balance" team. I have never seen definitive proof that that team even exists at all lol

    Karl McLain, Irenio Calmon-Huang and Robert Gee are part of the skill balance and elite spec team.

  • Patrick.2987Patrick.2987 Member ✭✭✭

    So next week is patch week and there is only 2 weeks from the initial mentioned 4 weeks break left which means it has to be next week then?

  • Guizao.4167Guizao.4167 Member ✭✭✭
    edited January 15, 2018

    @Falan.1839 said:

    @Guizao.4167 said:

    @Falan.1839 said:
    You are making it really hard to actually argue against the people who say PvP is dead in this game and isn't worth to be bothered with anymore.

    Now you see it - well I foresaw this situation in the very moment they revamped the trait system.

    Which was like 3 years ago. Why on earth are you still here then?

    Because I play other parts of the game? Silly question.

  • Guizao.4167Guizao.4167 Member ✭✭✭

    @Wichidi.9281 said:

    @Falan.1839 said:
    You are making it really hard to actually argue against the people who say PvP is dead in this game and isn't worth to be bothered with anymore.

    well.. the expansion is out for like 4-5 months now.

    MOST ppl can only be successfull playing PoF specs / its way easier to be good in pvp playing pof specs.

    you are screwed without pof.

    what does anet do? buff PoF specs even more (togetmoresales) and just cancel the next balance patch to have the first part of the next seaosn be as shítty as the last season

    what next? a dissapointing balance patch mid season. wanna bet?

    I bet 10g it's going to be worse than you think.

  • Falan.1839Falan.1839 Member ✭✭✭

    @Guizao.4167 said:

    @Falan.1839 said:

    @Guizao.4167 said:

    @Falan.1839 said:
    You are making it really hard to actually argue against the people who say PvP is dead in this game and isn't worth to be bothered with anymore.

    Now you see it - well I foresaw this situation in the very moment they revamped the trait system.

    Which was like 3 years ago. Why on earth are you still here then?

    Because I play other parts of the game? Silly question.

    Still doesn't explain why you're on the PvP forum. Would be like me trolling the raid forum, since I don't raid.

    Falásya / Caissech

    "When you say it's gonna happen "now"
    When exactly do you mean?
    See I've already waited too long
    And all my hope is gone"
    The Smiths about Balance and PvP changes

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