Poll - Guild Wars schedule discussion

Fluxxx
Fluxxx Member Posts: 1,109 ✭✭✭✭✭
Hi guys,

Recently, we've received a lot of feedback on the Guild Wars mode regarding frustrations with pacing and intensity. For many highly engaged guilds, GW means a whole lot of planning, coordinating with members, and pushing for the highest scores; combined with the current format of back to back wars for 4 weeks, the mode can be very taxing.

As mentioned in the petition thread, we're open to exploring different scheduling options for the Guild Wars mode. Below is a poll on some of the options that we'd like to propose, along with an option to suggest your own ideas. We cannot guarantee that a decision will be made solely on the results of this poll, because we also have to evaluate the impact of these changes on the player base as a whole, but they will definitely help us arrange a system that addresses your concerns and better aligns with your preferences.

The first thing to keep in mind: the options below are implementable already in the near future, whereas more complicated solutions that require significant changes are unlikely to make it by the next update, and would have to wait at least until after the summer. Secondly, the poll options don't specify the breaks between seasons because that may be variable to better suit our development cycles.

Please encourage your guild members to vote in the poll!

Poll - Guild Wars schedule discussion 341 votes

Mid-season break: 2 weeks of GW -> 1 week break -> 2 weeks of GW
24%
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Break after every war : 1 week of GW -> 1 week break (repeats for a total of 4 times)
59%
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Keep the current format but increase the number of shortcuts to make coordination easier
9%
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Other, please elaborate in the thread!
6%
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  • ShadowWalker
    ShadowWalker Member Posts: 1,248 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Mid-season break: 2 weeks of GW -> 1 week break -> 2 weeks of GW
    I think a break every other week is too much time between battles, and we will get less rewards because there will be fewer seasons. Maybe if the amount of attacks were increased to about 25 I would support it, but some people probably don't want more attacks per day either.

    I think a mid-season break gives us time to relax a bit, and a chance to collect some extra tools from daily quests. Also I want to see a @Fluxxx halftime show.
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  • Stalker20
    Stalker20 Member Posts: 1,301 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Mid-season break: 2 weeks of GW -> 1 week break -> 2 weeks of GW
    Although I voted mid season break I also like the idea of more shortcuts especially in between junkyard and sanctuary.
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  • reekookr
    reekookr Member Posts: 209
    Other, please elaborate in the thread!
    Too many attacks, lets say i play on my own level, which always gets me at least one character to red and heal for 2 hours. I have to play easier missions and let my team down.
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  • ShadowWalker
    ShadowWalker Member Posts: 1,248 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Mid-season break: 2 weeks of GW -> 1 week break -> 2 weeks of GW
    Here is another idea, but I think it might require an update. Make each war 2 weeks longs, but we can join up to 3 battles, and increase attacks to 20. This will give us a total of 3 battles and 60 attacks per 2 weeks, instead of 4 battles and 76 attacks. Seems more manageable to me without an excessive wait time.
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  • WVRICK
    WVRICK Member Posts: 24
    Mid-season break: 2 weeks of GW -> 1 week break -> 2 weeks of GW
    I voted for mid season break but also am for a longer break between wars. 2-3 week break to decompress. As a mid level play it’s just too much. Going to push a lot of us out of the game.
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  • ShadowWalker
    ShadowWalker Member Posts: 1,248 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Mid-season break: 2 weeks of GW -> 1 week break -> 2 weeks of GW
    > @3vilrine said:
    > Although I voted mid season break I'd like to see a longer break after the complete season ends of like 2-3 weeks between seasons.

    I like this suggestion. Also, it would be ideal to start any Seasonal Campaigns during the 2 week break between GW seasons. This way we only have to reset the Distance once during GW.
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  • Paste
    Paste Member Posts: 848 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Break after every war : 1 week of GW -> 1 week break (repeats for a total of 4 times)
    Break after every war can hopefully be implemented to give people more time to sign up (coordinating fast enough in a guild with members spread out in different parts of the world is hard). Even if not, it gives guilds with good alternative communication methods (not guild chat) more time to plan next week, with Doodle or whatever. It also should avoid the bug with not being able to claim the win bonus RP on Sundays.

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  • MrChris
    MrChris Member Posts: 159
    Other, please elaborate in the thread!
    Mid-season break: 2 weeks of GW -> 1 week break -> 2 weeks of GW
    +
    increase the number of shortcuts to make coordination easier

    ... what about expanding battle time from 22 hours to 46 hours? Maybe that's a solution?
    One war = two battles during two weeks, but one battle would be ~two days long
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  • ATLAS-Z
    ATLAS-Z Member Posts: 6,693 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Mid-season break: 2 weeks of GW -> 1 week break -> 2 weeks of GW
    I also like the idea of increased shortcuts, AND once you complete a shortcut everything BEHIND the shortcut also opens up.

    ALSO -->> Massive reduction is overall cost of Guild wars (healing/tools etc) is desperately needed.


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  • Pic
    Pic Member Posts: 649 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Break after every war : 1 week of GW -> 1 week break (repeats for a total of 4 times)
    Break every war works
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  • Troublemaker
    Troublemaker Member Posts: 1,459 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Other, please elaborate in the thread!
    Sorry if this seems like a poor man's solution, but I honestly want GWs completely removed from the game. Or completely rebuilt with a different system. This will kill the game shortly.
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  • lola_rennt
    lola_rennt Member Posts: 12
    Mid-season break: 2 weeks of GW -> 1 week break -> 2 weeks of GW
    Four weeks Guild War, four weeks off.

    Why?

    - Because then it's special and everyone's looking forward to it...

    - because I like to visit other guilds and take a little trip, that's almost impossible with Guild War, because equally strong guilds have their "little secrets".

    - because a community event like the Nation Wars and the Wild Cup is almost impossible. And these events have given a lot of people back the fun of the game and brought people and guilds together.

    Your suggestions are better than nothing - but for not enough

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  • Setro
    Setro Member Posts: 5
    Other, please elaborate in the thread!
    I voted for other.
    My idea is one week of GW and three weeks off, to keep GW as something special. As well as doing GW 2 weeks a month is too time consuming.

    I also agree to JayZ: healing should be at least 50% less and the higher missions should be awarded with higher or more points.

    Thank you guys for giving us a chance to share our ideas
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  • ghost_pepper
    ghost_pepper Member Posts: 1,188 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Mid-season break: 2 weeks of GW -> 1 week break -> 2 weeks of GW
    I love that ng is actually asking for feedback about this. It makes me want to stick with this game long term. I'm relatively new.

    There have been a number of ideas about different ways to play the guild wars maps and different goals in single player versions or single guild versions. If something ever comes from that, it would be good to see whatever version happens of these non-stressful ideas placed between the alternating cycle of 1 week on and 1 week off, so that players and guilds have content to experience without it being overwelming.

    An additional shortcut is needed on the easier side of the map between the A and B routes. I can't speak to the nightmare side of the map. Such increadibly low levels of players are permitted to play gw compared to the overall map difficulties and some of those players can barely scratch at the walkers on the lowest levels. Turning more areas on the A route into 8 total actions and making them short cuts means weaker players can access more human defender missions that scale to their difficulty. To account for their numeric increase, scale down those area bonuses accordingly.

    On the map brighten and contrast the shortcut areas so they are easier to see. Shortcuts need to stand out from the dull flat coloring of the other areas. And they need to open up movement backwords on the map, especially for the easier shortcuts needed on A and B routes.

    At least 2 weeks off at the end of a campaign.

    Healing time for gw reduced by 75%.
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  • Artminius
    Artminius Member Posts: 524 ✭✭✭✭
    Break after every war : 1 week of GW -> 1 week break (repeats for a total of 4 times)
    To add to my vote: Make it Tuesday through Saturday. Skip a week between each, so we can do a week of organizing for challenge then one for war, repeat. That might allow folks to really commit to both, alternating.

    How you adjust attacks to account for 40 sign ups on 5 days, up to y'all. I personally want as many attacks each as possible.
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  • TobiramaSenju
    TobiramaSenju Member Posts: 4
    Break after every war : 1 week of GW -> 1 week break (repeats for a total of 4 times)
    All this is bullshit and i see that none of you have fkin clue what is the biggest problem over here. Matchmaking. Lets say 2 eaqualy strong teams meet eachother..
    Team nr1 have 6 players
    Team nr2 have 7 players
    Team nr 2 have 18 attacks more. Its absolutely no fkin chance to win agains some1 whos as strong as your guild with -18 attacks. So here is my suggestion...
    When this happens ,maybe add extra 18 atacks to that guild who got 1 player less?
    Lets say 6 vs 7 (108 attacks vs 126)
    Why cant the creators add extra 3 attacks to each player if they are fighting against a guild with 1 player more? That would make 126 attacks vs 126.
    Sorry for the language
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  • Firekid
    Firekid Member Posts: 3,191 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Mid-season break: 2 weeks of GW -> 1 week break -> 2 weeks of GW
    I love guild wars and the rewards so mid season break plus a 2-3 week break between seasons works for me. Healing needs to be reduced and the chance for grenades and medikits increased. How about putting some as rewards in hard distance?
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  • Marie__Gaga
    Marie__Gaga Member Posts: 94 ✭✭✭✭
    Break after every war : 1 week of GW -> 1 week break (repeats for a total of 4 times)
    I didn‘t play for about 3 years - I was kind of notorious at that time - and when I came back, I was excited to see GW, which is something new and not as boring as always playing the same challenges again and again.

    GW is very challenging and for me resulted in many frustrating moments, where my poor survivors suffered terrible injuries. Healing is expensive - or it takes for hours, which is unacceptable in a competitive guild like mine. So you have to pay to have your combat team ready again and your gold trickles down your fingers like dry sand.

    We certainly all know playing NML quite competitive is an expensive waste of time, but playing GW is much worse than Challenges because of the compressed time you have to finish the business your war planner gave you.

    That leads to my second issue: war planning is a hell of work. You need your master brain from early morning to late night and that really burns out people. I admire our GW general, who is a very patient guy, but he - and his lieutenants really need some days off more often than now.

    So my suggestions:
    - healing times reduced to 20 % for injuries during GW
    - more breaks
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  • xbamfx
    xbamfx Member Posts: 1,421
    Break after every war : 1 week of GW -> 1 week break (repeats for a total of 4 times)
    I like a break after every battle so I can reset myself and focus on other game modes and please for the love of god bring in a tool bundle! I want to keep some of my gold PLEASE!
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  • bladgier
    bladgier Member Posts: 2,130 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 2020
    Break after every war : 1 week of GW -> 1 week break (repeats for a total of 4 times)
    As things are now I'd vote keep it as it is but that's only becasue now I play very little, so that would be a vote for myself.

    So my vote is for those that play a lot and which I very well understand, the need for this change.

    Salute! 😁
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  • Gobold69
    Gobold69 Member Posts: 128 ✭✭✭
    By the time I said the vote on line it wa closed

    First or second for me

    bIG issues. Needed

    Give us Something for the red Stop ignoring the question

    I like 20 axes 18 :ok if we go week On week Week

    Healing! Awful! Too long far too expensive and why can’t it be separate like the challenge. We advert a good busy week in GW we have a crap week on challenge



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  • Deadheads
    Deadheads Member Posts: 734
    not having a campaign (double distance) will help too
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  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Member Posts: 996
    Break after every war : 1 week of GW -> 1 week break (repeats for a total of 4 times)
    voted for one week breake between wars inside each season
    also need a brake between seasons three or four weeks
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  • Redneck_Rampage
    Redneck_Rampage Member Posts: 22 ✭✭✭
    Break after every war : 1 week of GW -> 1 week break (repeats for a total of 4 times)
    Give the guilds a week to recoup after each battle. Trying to herd a guild of twenty is like trying to herd cats. Trying to do that in successive weeks with life lapping at them is like trying to herd unicorns.
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  • Tasa
    Tasa Member Posts: 1
    Other, please elaborate in the thread!
    Hello everyone.
    I have to admit that Guild Wars is time-consuming & exhausting for me, and it would be ok if it were removed from the game.

    Obviously, I know that this is difficult to happen, so here are some suggestions that I think would improve our gaming experience:
    - reduced healing times up to 75%, because we have only 22 hours to complete the battle
    - one week of battles, then a two-week break and so on
    - maybe a player should play once a week and not twice, and have more attacks
    - fewer players in the daily team, like before
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  • ATLAS-Z
    ATLAS-Z Member Posts: 6,693 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 2020
    Mid-season break: 2 weeks of GW -> 1 week break -> 2 weeks of GW
    > @Karajoca said:

    > Main issue is still, allowing guilds to enter the battle with all kind of numbers of players - while not doing much to prevent being outnumbered in matchmaking. Top priority should be that no matter with how many players you enter battle you always face same number of opponents (encouraging guilds to enter with 6,8 or 10, could simply do the work. If someone enter with 5,7 or 9 just match them +1 and this is their own fault why they are outnumbered)

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    This is actually the simplest beautiful solution I've seen yet to matchmaking.

    Bravo!

    Example: A team of 7/8 can only be matched against another team of 7/8. A team of 9/10 only against another 9/10 etc...

    Brilliant @Fluxxx


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  • zerola
    zerola Member Posts: 1
    edited June 2020
    Mid-season break: 2 weeks of GW -> 1 week break -> 2 weeks of GW
    That's a good schedule...
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