Welcome back to yet another installment of the Darth Hater PvP column, where we’ll collect and update the news about PvP that matters to the PvP community. This thread will be updated periodically as necessary throughout the week, so you can refer back to it for new information. If you have any tips on current content that should be featured, or if you think your PvP video or PvP guild should be featured in a future column, send them to email@example.com.
This week we discuss which warzone makes you groan, we look at a great Jedi Shadow PvP video (with accompanying series!), and some interesting discussion topics. Hit the jump for all the PvP news from the past week.
Official SWTOR Posts:
No official posts on PvP since last week, but BioWare's Community Round-up noted some upcoming PvP events.
Allison Berryman responds to reports that warzone rewards are bugged.
PvP Patch Changes:
There have been no Patch changes affecting PvP since last week.
Around the Forums – Discussion Highlights:
PvP Video Spotlight:
This week’s PvP video spotlight is courtesy of Shinarika, playing a Jedi Shadow in a multitude of specs. Often playing against lopsided odds, Shinarika's mastery of the class is evident and the video is an entertaining watch. You can check out the rest of Shinarika's series on the Jedi Shadow here.
Op-Ed: The Groaner
Most of us have one: the warzone that immediately elicits a groan from you, sometimes unconsciously, as you see the loading screen. Whether you've just had bad experiences in the past, dislike the map because of your particular role or class, or just find that you lose a lot in that warzone, you wish you could have had another warzone come up instead.
For me, it's Novare Coast. I find the objective is neglected far too often, with enemy healers free to stand at range and capture the bunker. When multiple enemies are spam clicking to capture the objective from far away, there's only so much one person can do. It's that feeling of helplessness as I watch my team continue to attack the other team's tank instead of helping to interrupt that immediately puts that bitter taste in my mouth when I see the loading screen.
On the other hand, I know a lot of people who dislike Huttball. As a Juggernaut, my mobility tools make this one entertaining and force me to remain situationally aware to play at my very best, so I enjoy the challenge.
Poll: If you had to choose only one, which warzone elicits a loud groan of protest when you see the loading screen?
The Groaner - Single Choice
- Huttball 44%
- Alderaan Civil War 0%
- Voidstar 32%
- Novare Coast 8%
- I don't have a warzone I particularly dislike 16%
Last week’s poll: Ancient Hypergates
Are you excited for Ancient Hypergates? - Single Choice
I'm indifferent. 4.8%