Nous vous apportons une interview de Gaming-fans.com avec Jesse Anderson, Community Manager chez EA pour SWGOH.
There is no denying the love of Star Wars throughout the world and that love of the original movies trickled down into a passion for collectibles, memorabilia and more over the years. While Star Wars video games have been popular for some time, games on mobile devices continue to see record-high numbers of players and Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes is easily one of the top games on the market today. Gaming-fans.com (Twitter @GamingFansDFN) Content Director Luke Jernigan recently interviewed EA’s SWGoH Community Manager Jesse Anderson (pictured – Twitter @Darokaz) and CG_TopHat from Capital Games in what is expected to be a regular column for the site. Anderson talks about his role with Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes, and both discuss what we have seen thus far and what is to come.
Gaming-fans.com – What is your favorite thing about working for a company like Electronic Arts?
JA – Getting to work on Star Wars content every day is exciting, and getting to share that content with the community is my favorite part of the job.
Gaming-fans.com – From Arena battles and the Galactic War to Guild participation and Heroic Raids, the competition and strategy of SWGoH is amazing and ignites strong emotions from the fans. What is it like being the face of a game that grown men fight over?
JA – It’s fun, but can also be challenging. Every day I read through what the community is talking about, both good and bad. I take this feedback from the community and relay it back to the development team to ensure the players are heard.
Gaming-fans.com – Back in December, I wrote a piece on the next Raid being a Death Star raid using Ships and the reward being Red Five, Luke Skywalker’s X-Wing with a cool Biggs & Wedge synergy. Could we see something like this in the future?
JA – Anything you’ve seen in the shows or movies could possibly be added to SWGoH in the future. We aren’t ready to reveal what our next raid is at this time, but stay tuned for an announcement later this year.
Gaming-fans.com – Our media partner BoboRocket recently theorized that the game level cap will be raised to Level 90 this spring based on past moves by EA. Is this something you see upcoming?
CG_TopHat – At the moment, there aren’t any discussions right now about raising the level cap in the immediate future. We obviously have to throw the flag here though and caveat that this is game development and things can change pretty quickly, so it can never be fully ruled out.
Gaming-fans.com – Will there be a valued reward for the use of Ally Points in the near future?
CG_TopHat – It’s an interesting question about a “valued” reward. Ally Points allow players to participate in the Bronzium pack and get free gear, shards, and credits for just engaging in the game. We know in a world where people are trying to get Raid gear this may seem insignificant, but we’re definitely of the opinion that every little bit helps. At the moment, we don’t have anything planned in the immediate future that uses Ally Points. But as we said earlier, we may pivot and end up using it.
Gaming-fans.com – Related to the Ally Points above, do you see Tournaments having a place in the game’s future?
CG_TopHat – We recently posted about why we discontinued the Tournament structure. In the post, we note that we are exploring what it will take for us to bring back Tournaments. We’ve begun that discussion internally and are presently weighing what it takes to bring Tournaments to the level of quality we want to see versus other features we want our players to experience. It’s a delicate balancing act and we’re excited to see how players react to whatever we decide to do.
Gaming-fans.com – One of the hardest farms in the entire game is General Grievous, yet my own experience and those I know who have him a 6-stars (including my Guildmate Adelka) and higher are all underwhelmed with his abilities. Could we see a rework in the future?
JA – We work in character retunes where we can, such as the Sith rework we did in February. We’ve heard the feedback from the community that they aren’t impressed with his current abilities, so there is a good chance General Grievous will receive a rework at some point in the future.
Gaming-fans.com – Ships were a major update and addition to the game. Are there updates of the same magnitude planned?
CG_TopHat – We can’t say anything unequivocally, but I think it’s fair to say we’re always looking to bring our players awesome new experiences. Just stick with us, there’s more coming.