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Few Question for Ben

zoopop.5630zoopop.5630 Member ✭✭✭✭

@Ben Phongluangtham.1065 I have a few questions i wanted to ask you/talk about. Seem like the last 2 months Gw2 has been getting a decently good traffic in terms of "teams" For the Monthly tournament , Keyba 2vs2 tournament and the Tournament of legend. I'll like to wonder if the PvP team plans to continue with this flow they got going on at the moment.

Few Questions I'll like to see answer if possible.

1: Are we getting more tournaments like ToL in the near future(maybe host it 2 or 4 time a year?)
2: What's the update/news on Swiss? (Been over a year if not mistaken)
3: What's going on with 2vs2 Tournaments? (it was a dope idea and seem to get a lot of positive feedback)
4: Reconstruction of new PvP titles or Legendary Item?(It's BEEN A LONG time we get an upgrade on these things)
5: Are we getting a Balance Patch tomorrow?

Just some minor stuff i wanted to touch base on with you or any of the PvP dev's that are allowed to talk about these things.

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  • Mbelch.9028Mbelch.9028 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Thanks for the communication @Ben Phongluangtham.1065.

    Since they're apparently going to become a bit more regular, do you have any plans to "honor" the winners of the tournaments you guys host, almost like how monthly winners get columns, or in GW1 a world-wide push shared "X has won X."

  • cheers ben and keep up the good work team.

    Te lazla otstra.
    nerf list

  • zoopop.5630zoopop.5630 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Ben Phongluangtham.1065 said:
    1) The current idea is to run a special event tournament of some format every 2-3 months. The current events we can do are 2v2, 3v3, 5v5 Arena (Courtyard, using the same ruleset as 2v2, but without the end of match stuff), 5v5 Conquest (ToL). We have a loose schedule for them now, but will likely never announce a date until we're within a couple weeks of the event.
    2) Swiss is still in progress. I think it's safe to say it's taken longer than any of us hoped it would, but we consider it an important improvement over the current AT system, so we continue to work on it.
    3) Nothing specific to report on the 2v2 tournaments. They will be part of our event schedule. Though, before we run another 2v2 or 3v3 event, we do have at least 1 bug to resolve.
    4) Changing the titles is something we hope to get to. We have some new rewards in the works, however, nothing I can specifically comment about yet.
    5) Can't comment on the release dates of balance patches.

    Thank you very much for commenting on the post and getting back to me. Im happy to hear these type of things might become something special for us pvpers.

    were u able to watch the event itself and if so what did you think about it?

  • I still dont understand why Anet has to be so secretive. If ppl knew what were coming (plans, whats being worked on - not in detail.), they might stay in the game you know? Instead, you give them nothing. No hope. No bone. Nothing.

  • yanniell.1236yanniell.1236 Member ✭✭✭

    The ToL was really nice in EU (where there's competition), but it desperately needs swiss format. It's a crime these Bo1 games.

  • Keyba.9570Keyba.9570 Member ✭✭✭

    @Ben Phongluangtham.1065 thank you for this update.

    As much as I know the business philosophy is to not push any information out until they are ready, I do appreciate how available you are to the community.

  • Psycoprophet.8107Psycoprophet.8107 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 11, 2019

    Problem is if they say thier hoping to release somthing and give a certain date a lot of forum members ignore the phrasing and consider it set in stone and a lot of back lash if it doesn’t altho lack of communication because of this imho will hurt a company more than it helps. Digital Extremes does this quite well, I am in no way comparing games.
    There are times that DE deals with backlash due to methods but as a whole most warframe players boast about supporting DE even when they fail on somthing due to the fact that they try and communicate on a regular basis about things there working on and future things their working on,even as far as showing the progresses of unfinished projects on live stream. Where’s our version of tennocon? Lol

  • Raiden The Beast.3016Raiden The Beast.3016 Member ✭✭✭
    edited February 11, 2019

    Unfortunedly it sounds like that nothing will really change in PvP besides some tiny cherrys... Balance drama will stay like it is, swiss is a Dream, (real) other gamemodes- nope sorry, ... I just remember the first year gw2 pvp when the PvP scene from gw1 left the game, I said " you should stay, they will impove, relax, give them some time" After 6 years I need to be honest, nothing really changed. Somehow I would say the first 2 years were much more Fun than now. I could be wrong, maybe it is just a Bit of "frust".

    But still luv this game 😁

  • Yeah. I did say: "Plans, whats being worked on - not in detail". Im not expecting dates or something rich in detail :)

    But sometimes it would be nice to know if there are something to really look forward to. It cant be a bad thing. For example :" we`re working on a new underwater expansion - kralkatorik crystalized the water - whatever . This will hype ppl. We are working on new elite specs and/or a large expansion. Again, nothing in detail but it would be nice to know that the wheels are turning.

    It might have sounded harsh, but wasnt meant as such.

  • @zoopop.5630 said:

    @Ben Phongluangtham.1065 said:
    1) The current idea is to run a special event tournament of some format every 2-3 months. The current events we can do are 2v2, 3v3, 5v5 Arena (Courtyard, using the same ruleset as 2v2, but without the end of match stuff), 5v5 Conquest (ToL). We have a loose schedule for them now, but will likely never announce a date until we're within a couple weeks of the event.
    2) Swiss is still in progress. I think it's safe to say it's taken longer than any of us hoped it would, but we consider it an important improvement over the current AT system, so we continue to work on it.
    3) Nothing specific to report on the 2v2 tournaments. They will be part of our event schedule. Though, before we run another 2v2 or 3v3 event, we do have at least 1 bug to resolve.
    4) Changing the titles is something we hope to get to. We have some new rewards in the works, however, nothing I can specifically comment about yet.
    5) Can't comment on the release dates of balance patches.

    Thank you very much for commenting on the post and getting back to me. Im happy to hear these type of things might become something special for us pvpers.

    were u able to watch the event itself and if so what did you think about it?

    Yep, I did watch! It was fun overall. Some great matches! There was some questions on whether the seeding was done via QP, as was supposed to happen. So we're looking into that. And of course, swiss would have been a much better format, though would have extended the tournament time quite a lot.

    Ben Phongluangtham
    Senior Game Designer

  • ZeftheWicked.3076ZeftheWicked.3076 Member ✭✭✭✭

    As lovely as it sounds, the top is occupied by plat premades and us golds and lower never get a shot at anything good. Any idea for underdog tourneys or rewards to make us care?

  • Keyba.9570Keyba.9570 Member ✭✭✭

    @ZeftheWicked.3076 said:
    As lovely as it sounds, the top is occupied by plat premades and us golds and lower never get a shot at anything good. Any idea for underdog tourneys or rewards to make us care?

    I definitely agree with something like this. The biggest concern will be people sandbagging rating for easier prizing (no offense). But if there was a community hosted event where it catered to lower tiered players, (with marginally small rewards), its possibly something I could try to throw together for the NA scene.

    Gold and below ATs would be cool I think as long as prizing is not attractive enough to tempt players to sandbag their rating.

  • apharma.3741apharma.3741 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Ben Phongluangtham.1065 said:

    @zoopop.5630 said:

    @Ben Phongluangtham.1065 said:
    1) The current idea is to run a special event tournament of some format every 2-3 months. The current events we can do are 2v2, 3v3, 5v5 Arena (Courtyard, using the same ruleset as 2v2, but without the end of match stuff), 5v5 Conquest (ToL). We have a loose schedule for them now, but will likely never announce a date until we're within a couple weeks of the event.
    2) Swiss is still in progress. I think it's safe to say it's taken longer than any of us hoped it would, but we consider it an important improvement over the current AT system, so we continue to work on it.
    3) Nothing specific to report on the 2v2 tournaments. They will be part of our event schedule. Though, before we run another 2v2 or 3v3 event, we do have at least 1 bug to resolve.
    4) Changing the titles is something we hope to get to. We have some new rewards in the works, however, nothing I can specifically comment about yet.
    5) Can't comment on the release dates of balance patches.

    Thank you very much for commenting on the post and getting back to me. Im happy to hear these type of things might become something special for us pvpers.

    were u able to watch the event itself and if so what did you think about it?

    Yep, I did watch! It was fun overall. Some great matches! There was some questions on whether the seeding was done via QP, as was supposed to happen. So we're looking into that. And of course, swiss would have been a much better format, though would have extended the tournament time quite a lot.

    I have a question and it's really important.

    Tea or Coffee?

  • Underdog tournaments is something we've put a bit of thought into, but nothing fully formed. And in the end, my feeling is that community run tournaments are going to be the best place for these. An automated system is not going to be able to easily detect things like people playing on low rated alts and such.

    Once the Swiss tournament system is in and stable, lower rated teams will be able to get more matches in.

    Ben Phongluangtham
    Senior Game Designer

  • Alatar.7364Alatar.7364 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 12, 2019

    @Ben Phongluangtham.1065 said:

    @apharma.3741 said:

    @Ben Phongluangtham.1065 said:

    @zoopop.5630 said:

    @Ben Phongluangtham.1065 said:
    1) The current idea is to run a special event tournament of some format every 2-3 months. The current events we can do are 2v2, 3v3, 5v5 Arena (Courtyard, using the same ruleset as 2v2, but without the end of match stuff), 5v5 Conquest (ToL). We have a loose schedule for them now, but will likely never announce a date until we're within a couple weeks of the event.
    2) Swiss is still in progress. I think it's safe to say it's taken longer than any of us hoped it would, but we consider it an important improvement over the current AT system, so we continue to work on it.
    3) Nothing specific to report on the 2v2 tournaments. They will be part of our event schedule. Though, before we run another 2v2 or 3v3 event, we do have at least 1 bug to resolve.
    4) Changing the titles is something we hope to get to. We have some new rewards in the works, however, nothing I can specifically comment about yet.
    5) Can't comment on the release dates of balance patches.

    Thank you very much for commenting on the post and getting back to me. Im happy to hear these type of things might become something special for us pvpers.

    were u able to watch the event itself and if so what did you think about it?

    Yep, I did watch! It was fun overall. Some great matches! There was some questions on whether the seeding was done via QP, as was supposed to happen. So we're looking into that. And of course, swiss would have been a much better format, though would have extended the tournament time quite a lot.

    I have a question and it's really important.

    Tea or Coffee?

    I rarely drink caffeine in any form. :)

    Eh, that explains the scarce balance updates.

    (It's a joke, I understand)

    ~ I Aear cân ven na mar

  • Kovu.7560Kovu.7560 Member ✭✭✭✭

    boo.

    Ranger main before it was viable.
    Fort Aspenwood.

  • Exedore.6320Exedore.6320 Member ✭✭✭

    Is it possible for the ANet Devs to give a high-level view of what's being worked for balance patches or their views on the current state of the game? Something like "We feel is over-performing in PvP," or "We want to see used more often." Basically the summaries for each profession in the patch notes, but weeks ahead of time.

  • apharma.3741apharma.3741 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Ben Phongluangtham.1065 said:

    @apharma.3741 said:

    @Ben Phongluangtham.1065 said:

    @zoopop.5630 said:

    @Ben Phongluangtham.1065 said:
    1) The current idea is to run a special event tournament of some format every 2-3 months. The current events we can do are 2v2, 3v3, 5v5 Arena (Courtyard, using the same ruleset as 2v2, but without the end of match stuff), 5v5 Conquest (ToL). We have a loose schedule for them now, but will likely never announce a date until we're within a couple weeks of the event.
    2) Swiss is still in progress. I think it's safe to say it's taken longer than any of us hoped it would, but we consider it an important improvement over the current AT system, so we continue to work on it.
    3) Nothing specific to report on the 2v2 tournaments. They will be part of our event schedule. Though, before we run another 2v2 or 3v3 event, we do have at least 1 bug to resolve.
    4) Changing the titles is something we hope to get to. We have some new rewards in the works, however, nothing I can specifically comment about yet.
    5) Can't comment on the release dates of balance patches.

    Thank you very much for commenting on the post and getting back to me. Im happy to hear these type of things might become something special for us pvpers.

    were u able to watch the event itself and if so what did you think about it?

    Yep, I did watch! It was fun overall. Some great matches! There was some questions on whether the seeding was done via QP, as was supposed to happen. So we're looking into that. And of course, swiss would have been a much better format, though would have extended the tournament time quite a lot.

    I have a question and it's really important.

    Tea or Coffee?

    Tea, but I rarely drink caffeine in any form. :)

    Thanks!

  • @Ben Phongluangtham.1065 said:

    Tea, but I rarely drink caffeine in any form. :)

    How do you even breathe... I can barely stand 20 minutes at my office without a coffee by now. Someone likes his job i guess :)

  • Safandula.8723Safandula.8723 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 12, 2019

    @Ben Phongluangtham.1065
    Didn't you consider more balance patches? The small ones, personally I feel like making only big patches over 3 months or something like that is unhealthy for the gameplay. Like now ppl are mad for boonbeasts (and few others) for quite a some time. If there would be at least 1 or 2 little balances with numbers fixing, ppl would be much happier
    Edit. Imo the healthiest state of the game would be if small patches would occur every 2 weeks

    make prepardness baseline plz

  • @Ben Phongluangtham.1065 said:

    2) Swiss is still in progress. I think it's safe to say it's taken longer than any of us hoped it would, but we consider it an important improvement over the current AT system, so we continue to work on it.

    Has the thought ever occurred to you. That in the 2 years you devs have been, "working on it." You could of easily doubled the current amount of ATs (in the short term) to create a more opportunities to play in a organized setting. You could of used current system; to solve the lack of frequency of tournaments while the Swiss format is being developed.

    Do you realize the huge opportunity cost that's been paid by the players. Waiting on the update that never comes?

  • Bazooka.3590Bazooka.3590 Member ✭✭✭
    edited February 13, 2019

    @Ben Phongluangtham.1065
    I had another one:
    In the future can we see more Player - Anet communications in the forum?

  • sephiroth.4217sephiroth.4217 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Aden.9306 said:

    @Ben Phongluangtham.1065 said:

    2) Swiss is still in progress. I think it's safe to say it's taken longer than any of us hoped it would, but we consider it an important improvement over the current AT system, so we continue to work on it.

    Has the thought ever occurred to you. That in the 2 years you devs have been, "working on it." You could of easily doubled the current amount of ATs (in the short term) to create a more opportunities to play in a organized setting. You could of used current system; to solve the lack of frequency of tournaments while the Swiss format is being developed.

    Do you realize the huge opportunity cost that's been paid by the players. Waiting on the update that never comes?

    All I care about is team queue at my own discretion.. If you have a job and family to look after, these ATs are the worst for players like myself.

    its been so long since team queue was removed that Im down to 2 friends who still actively play and if 2 are already doing duo the 3rd friend will say "hmu on discord when a spot is free".
    Basically we only play when we can play together.

    Not to brag, but I put together a puzzle in 4 days and the box said 2-4 years.
    Please allow team queue with rewards again at our own discretion.
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