Monday, September 22, 2014

Conquests, Not For Me

One of the new systems that came with SWTOR 2.10 is Conquests.  Basically, it is a changing set of objectives/missions which earn the players points.  There is a target goal of 35,000 points (sometimes less) needed to get the reward for a given week.  If you are part of a guild, you can get another set of rewards if your guild finishes in the top ten for the planet.

I have yet to come close to reaching the point goal.  I know some people find it easy to reach it on a number of characters, but for me it is a steep hill to climb.  The problem is that I have my own goals which I want to accomplish.  These don't always line up with the weeks Conquest objectives.  Some weeks I feel like just doing PvP.  Even though doing warzones gets points, I don't often feel like doing 35 or 70 of them.

Other times I just feel like decorating, doing a tactical flashpoint, or leveling an alt.  These are activities which don't provide much in the way of points.   Even if they did, I wouldn't want to grind them out.  My own tasks basically trump those of Conquest.  It also doesn't help that the rewards for the personal Conquest of pretty lackluster.  They are not something that I want to go out of my way to get.

I do feel bad that I am not really contributing to the guilds planetary conquest efforts.  Luckily, there is no scaling, so I am not a drain on the rest of the guild.  Still,  I feel like I should be participating for them.

It's a neat system, but one that was not really made for me.  My limited play time is just not a good fit for Conquests.  And that's ok.  If it gives other players something to do, I'm more than happy to have it in the game.