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Star Wars Battlefront II |OT| This Deal is Getting Worse all the Time!

Sejanoz

Member
Nov 10, 2017
796
oh lol. I thought you had to Party up to start a co-op. Decided to try it alone, thinking it would be just a glorified arcade mode, then at the results screen I see other people's nicknames.
Loading was blazing-fast, didn't even notice the matchmaking!
 

Moose

Member
Oct 25, 2017
4,228
Playing this for the first time since the beta and I like the game but it seems incredibly unbalanced. Galactic Assault heavily favors one of the attackers/defenders per map. Hoth is truly awful and far too flat in its level design, I liked the previous incarnation of Hoth in Battlefront 1. Capital Supremacy is great and should have been the defacto mode of Dice's Battlefronts from the very beginning. It's a shame that there's no OT maps and the Clone Commando right now is over powered.
 
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Sejanoz

Member
Nov 10, 2017
796
Put in a couple of hours since there's the Triple XP weekend, mostly coop. Slowly leveling up most units and heroes. Is it me or do Droidekas seem a little underpowered?
 

Forerunner

The Fallen
Oct 30, 2017
5,769
San Diego
Put in a couple of hours since there's the Triple XP weekend, mostly coop. Slowly leveling up most units and heroes. Is it me or do Droidekas seem a little underpowered?
They are bad in coop for some reason. I don't know if the AI does more damage or if it's just because there is a lot of them, but the shield dains in seconds and you die fast. They fair much better in regular matches.
 

Sejanoz

Member
Nov 10, 2017
796
They are bad in coop for some reason. I don't know if the AI does more damage or if it's just because there is a lot of them, but the shield dains in seconds and you die fast. They fair much better in regular matches.
That's something I noticed with most units though, you die super fast. 90% of my deaths are because of impeccable Vanguard headshots, the other 10 because of a perfectly placed grenade at your feet.
Bots be aimbotting

I still haven't managed to win on Naboo, that throne room outpost is a clusterfuck
 

Quinton

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
9,132
The Research Triangle
I really ought to jump back in sometime. I played for a couple of months in 2018 and loved my time with the game despite not being much for shooters or multiplayer games of any sort. That Star Wars flavor is too good.
 

MrDaravon

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,181
What's going on with Galactic Assault? Why did they ruin it like that?
Weekend event, should be ending very shortly. Monthly calendar is here: https://i.redd.it/wffurt2v3dq31.png

Pretty much any weekend event winds up dividing people, but despite their claims regarding the active playerbase I honestly don't think a lot of these could support being a separate playlist (assuming they're even able to set that up as an option which given their history with issues I kind of doubt). I play on PS4 which is almost certainly the most populated version of the game, and I play mostly GA (which is probably shortly behind CS for #2 most played playlist) and virtually every game I recognize a bare minimum 1-2 players in the lobby now. For reference it took until pretty much the last few months of BF2015's life for that to happen.

I still play several times a week, and I have no idea why lol. It's kind of frustrating because the game is one solid bug and balance patch away from being real good outside of needing more guns/maps etc, and there's a lot of things I enjoy about it, but yeah.
 

Sejanoz

Member
Nov 10, 2017
796
They ruined co-op as well. The mode now needs 4 players to start instead of 3, and they upped the respawn time to 15 (FIFTEEN) seconds.
It feels like enemies tripled in number, and they still one-shoot you with Vanguard headshot and impact grenades. And now that they can summon heroes, you have AI teammates shooting a charging up Anakin like they don't care.

I could live with the aimbotting, the occasional stuttering, and the clusterfuck that was the final phase on Naboo, but it's just not fun to play now.



EDIT: it looks like they are addressing the first issue

 
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Oct 25, 2017
1,448
Missed farmboy Luke, but I've got both the Yavin skins. Is Ewok Hunt a timed event? It's better than most of the other game modes!
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,448


This fucking mode man. Absolute gold.

Also double XP plus co-op is bliss for leveling up. Finally getting some top tier cards on my PC version of the game.
 

egg

The Fallen
Oct 26, 2017
1,434
Anyone play on PS4 with a mic? Recently got back into this and it would be cool to play with someone!?
 

King Picollo

Member
Oct 28, 2017
231
Picked up Origin Access couple of weeks ago and played this for the first i time.

I've finished both Solo Campaigns and it's really good, surprisingly good. The AI is a bit janky at times, but other than that really enjoyed the self contained story mixed with the events of the films. Great transition from Empire to First Order too, explained way more than the films ever did.

Anyone know if they'll do any more Campaign?
 
Oct 29, 2017
2,984
Picked up Origin Access couple of weeks ago and played this for the first i time.

I've finished both Solo Campaigns and it's really good, surprisingly good. The AI is a bit janky at times, but other than that really enjoyed the self contained story mixed with the events of the films. Great transition from Empire to First Order too, explained way more than the films ever did.

Anyone know if they'll do any more Campaign?
Nope, campaign wrapped itself up nicely. Story is done.
 

Sejanoz

Member
Nov 10, 2017
796
I love this game, but what the fuck. They finally lowered the respawn time in co-op... but they went back to needing 4 players to start a game.
People now just leave after a while, and I can't blame them. I assume it's because they think the matchmaking crashed, or they hope to find another server with alredy 3 people in it.

And this is probably to balance things out with the enemy heroes, who you simply can't beat unless you shoot at them from multiple sides (and they start with more health than normal for some reason).

Co-op was so much fun originally with its quick access, short respawn times, no annoying enemy heroes... great way to unwind after a long day. But no, gotta ruin it somehow.
 

Olengie

Member
Oct 25, 2017
2,491
Played Ewok Hunt for the first time today. Wow, its pretty fun and can be nerv wracking at times. Wish they would do more with this mode like variants.

Also felt good being an Ewok and taking down 7 Stomtroopers in a row.
 

janusff

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
10,025
Austin, TX
No content or updates in November.

I just want OT CS maps and new blasters (or at the very least the default blasters being made unique with attachments).

what was planned for this month? also i hope whatever they release at the end of Dec w TROS content is put into the galactic assault playlist instead of capital supremacy cause i really can't stand that mode
 

Sejanoz

Member
Nov 10, 2017
796
Yeah in co-op at least you get a chance at using/leveling them. But they still suck the fun out of the game.

The amount of times I've seen a Yoda slowly coming at me absorbing every shot... And it's even worse when defending, because players are split between outposts, and you can't trust the AI to know when/where to shoot.


The last phase on Felucia is so much fun though. A long corridor with endless units coming at you. With a heavy unit you just get a bit of high ground and keep cycling through the cannon, barrage, and sentry mode.



(it should be a heavy droid, but can't find a gif. Same energy though)
 

Psychoward

Member
Nov 7, 2017
21,384
I've gotta say, heroes vs villains is fucking terrible especially compared to BF2 2005 Mos Eisley hero brawls.

There's just way too much CC and burst thanks to the 4th tier of cards. Not fun at all.

Also my first foray into co-op was just us spawn camping the terrible enemy AI for 6 minutes?

And why why why can't you mod your starting blaster? Makes 25% of the base weapons shittier than they need to be
 
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Oct 27, 2017
630
All this star wars hype has me wanting to revisit on PS4. May have to fire it up tonight and see. I've missed all of the QoL updates. I stopped playing a month or two after launch.
 

Psychoward

Member
Nov 7, 2017
21,384
All this star wars hype has me wanting to revisit on PS4. May have to fire it up tonight and see. I've missed all of the QoL updates. I stopped playing a month or two after launch.
Yeah I rented it around the launch period and finally cracked last night when I was tired and craving star wars and it's still not very good imo.

Better than it was but still has a lot of fundamental issues.
 
Oct 27, 2017
630
I am shocked how much the PS4 community is still alive. So far I am having fun and got what I expected. Glad to be back. Definitely got a lot of leveling ahead of me.