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JXE5356AKE wrote: »
Spacecats wrote: »
Remove the stupid HP potion, 5 tier 12 fs, and 3 omin ore from victory box and replace them with better rewards pls.

its not reward, its punishment. it discourages players to play and enjoy BG.

Better rewards = motivation, its just simple as that.

I appreciate your post but this isn't about motivating people to play BGs because of better rewards. The goal here is to get ideas from players who play a lot of BGs and collect ideas on how to improve the experience.

Aren't the rewards part of the experience though. It feels pretty bad pulling off a close fwc game to get 1 ominous ore.

As other feedback...

They are, I just want to keep the discussion focused on how BGs play and how they've changed (or could be changed) over time. Rewards are honestly a bit of an afterthought unless you're talking about changing how they're distributed during the course of a match.

Just to throw out a couple crazy ideas...

What if CS gave slightly larger rewards to players who completed small objectives during a match like:
  • Got the most kills.
  • Got the most assists.
  • Did the most damage to a gate.
  • Did the most damage to the anchorstone.
  • Capped an enemy-controlled pyre.
  • Was in a ship with 3 other people.
  • Killed three people with a siege weapon.
  • Guarded a ladder for more then three minutes.

What if FWC had random elements thrown in like:
  • Boss BAMs that circle the map and create a moving hazard.
  • Randomized gate/fence openings that provide alternate access to the water.
  • Large 15-second buffs that overpower a team right after capping a pyre.
  • A single-use AOE rez ability for healer classes to turn the tide of a battle.
  • Additional raid leader abilities (like map scan).

(Some of these would drastically change the way FWC plays out, but each individual thing wouldn't really need an overhaul of the battleground. FWC would still be FWC. You cap pyres, you kill BAMs and players, you get points to win.)
Remove the stupid HP potion, 5 tier 12 fs, and 3 omin ore from victory box and replace them with better rewards pls.

its not reward, its punishment. it discourages players to play and enjoy BG.

Better rewards = motivation, its just simple as that.

I appreciate your post but this isn't about motivating people to play BGs because of better rewards. The goal here is to get ideas from players who play a lot of BGs and collect ideas on how to improve the experience.
Eclipse555 wrote: »
Implement a post-game honor system for players with great attitudes.
- Not sure what this would accomplish

It was a suggestion made to combat nasty behavior in BGs. There are a lot of toxic players that flame people every time they lose, and a lot of the time it goes unreported to customer support. Some kind of positive reinforcement could help the situation.
I'd like to get some player opinions together on ways to improve the existing Battlegrounds in TERA. Mainly looking for medium and small tweaks to the maps and mechanics. Things we can suggest to Bluehole that wouldn't require major a overhaul, but would be great quality of life changes to keep BGs interesting. Think about what your idea would look like if you saw it written as a patch note.

For example, here are some things I've seen from players in the past:
  • Allow players to queue for multiple BGs at once.
  • Bring back unequalized FWC.
  • Improve vote kicking. Require fewer votes and less time before a player can be kicked.
  • Implement a post-game honor system for players with great attitudes.
  • Increase the HP/Defense of gates in CS.
  • Greatly increase the damage done by bombs in CS.
  • Increase the HP of the Anchorstone in CS.
  • Increase the difficulty of BAMs in FWC.
  • Adjust the point ratio in FWC to make pyres more important.


Regarding loot - if you have an idea for a new loot system to make BGs more rewarding, you can tell us about it, but the focus here is more on mechanics than rewards. Please put some thought into your idea and don't just suggest "better loot." We could hand out diamond dragons to every BG winner and it wouldn't do anything to improve the BG itself.

Please keep the conversation constructive! Sarcasm and caustic remarks will be removed from this thread so that the discussion can stay on course.
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