Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Atmosphere/Entertainment/Interactivity

seigyoku

Mouseketeer
Joined
Nov 2, 2014
I think they are walking a fine line. Rey looks more like Rey than Batuuian. Just my eyes, perhaps.
Folks going back to DL have been stopped by security for wearing a tunic, which the blog posts clearly says is ok (and they pull up the blog posts and security still says nope.) So it's been VERY inconsistent. Also saw one person who was bounding but got told to change at World of Disney... to be fair, they looked like a CM on break from working Indy lol.

I think some of the Very Rey-like outfits have been able to slide because that isn't the outfit she wears at the park. And some people who have bought robes that look shorter on them have worn them with no issue. Round and round it goes and basically everyone is confused.
 
  • bwvBound

    DVC SSR & other timeshare
    Joined
    Feb 5, 2004
    Interesting. So is there an action that must be taken to "ENABLE" one's reputation?

    I've been playing and building my profile. In my last visit, I had an encounter with Chewbacca while monkeying with my DataPad near the Resistance Outpost. The background noises indicated that something lost power (which usually triggers Chewie to "come fix it"). He strode over to me and pointed to a Comms Tower. His handler translated, "Can you hack the Tower?" Together we bent over the DataPad (Chewie provided the needed shade to read the screen) and completed the task. Sadly, it was the wrong tower ... but this made for a great encounter.

    I walked away wondering if I were picked mostly at random (pick someone with a data pad) ... or based on my "reputation" (given the tasks I've completed).
     

    fatmanatee

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Jul 25, 2017
    Interesting. So is there an action that must be taken to "ENABLE" one's reputation?

    I've been playing and building my profile. In my last visit, I had an encounter with Chewbacca while monkeying with my DataPad near the Resistance Outpost. The background noises indicated that something lost power (which usually triggers Chewie to "come fix it"). He strode over to me and pointed to a Comms Tower. His handler translated, "Can you hack the Tower?" Together we bent over the DataPad (Chewie provided the needed shade to read the screen) and completed the task. Sadly, it was the wrong tower ... but this made for a great encounter.

    I walked away wondering if I were picked mostly at random (pick someone with a data pad) ... or based on my "reputation" (given the tasks I've completed).
    My understanding is that by participating, you're probably already "enabled" for more interaction (hence the Chewie interaction, which is really neat), but you've been there so you obviously know more than me about this. Still a bit confused about how bluetooth works in the parks but I guess it automatically syncs with the systems there and recognizes when someone is playing?
     

    bwvBound

    DVC SSR & other timeshare
    Joined
    Feb 5, 2004
    My understanding is that by participating, you're probably already "enabled" for more interaction (hence the Chewie interaction, which is really neat), but you've been there so you obviously know more than me about this. Still a bit confused about how bluetooth works in the parks but I guess it automatically syncs with the systems there and recognizes when someone is playing?
    Re: bold above: Yep, that is my take, too. So the actions of participation:
    a) Load the Play App on your device
    b) Tweak the Privacy setting (specific to iOS?) to enable Location Services and Bluetooth Sharing for the Play App. (FWIW, I turn these ON when entering the Park and back to OFF when I leave the park.)
    c) Launch the 'DataPad' game within the Play app on entering SW:GE.
    d) Start playing!

    I don't think I need to check-in with a scanner at any of the registers. But one does need to both enable Bluetooth (in general) and give it permission to seek/connect with nearby elements (thus, the 'privacy settings' toggle).

    The DataPad game uses bluetooth to find and interface with the control panels one 'hacks' (or 'slices,' if you prefer) when adding/removing First Order surveillance, adding defense or installing/claiming skimmers.
     
  • lollipoplinds

    Theme Park Enthusiast
    Joined
    Mar 19, 2017
    Do we know if Hollywood Studios will have the same character interaction style as DL? DL has been known to have their characters wander around the park, but the same can't be said for Disney World. If they don't, how will HS go about character interactions?
     

    fatmanatee

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Jul 25, 2017
    Do we know if Hollywood Studios will have the same character interaction style as DL? DL has been known to have their characters wander around the park, but the same can't be said for Disney World. If they don't, how will HS go about character interactions?
    Unless they state otherwise, I think it's safe to assume that the plan is the same for WDW with regards to GE, you'll see the characters wandering the area and have the opportunity to play along.
     

    Biceratops

    a.k.a. Disney Game Guy
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    Aug 9, 2015
    I found this on r/GalaxysEdge from u/DaughterOfParnassos. Can't wait to try this out next weekend!

     

    yulilin3

    Disney Freak
    Moderator
    Joined
    Nov 1, 2007
    Do we know if Hollywood Studios will have the same character interaction style as DL? DL has been known to have their characters wander around the park, but the same can't be said for Disney World. If they don't, how will HS go about character interactions?
    I had great interactions with Chewbacca, Rey (we talked about the weather :) ) Stormtroopers and Vi Moradi. Kylo has not arrived at Batuu-DHS yet.
     
  • deniseskellington

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Feb 9, 2016
    Great blog post! It's got me excited about the Play Disney Parks app. I'm a big fan of Sorcerers of the MK and I've played the game at Epcot as well. I love getting new cards and I've successfully traded with other people also playing the game. It's like adding a secret layer of immersion in MK, and I just love that. So...hoping SWGE's app will do really cool things and add a deeper, cool, level of immersion. The potential is limitless if it's done right, especially if you can then secretly interact with the CM's, so only those with the app know what's going on. Secret trade and mission information would be wicked cool. Super excited!
    Do be careful to pack additional energy rods for your data pads... If it is similar to DL, my battery was gone three times over in our 4-hour window and I needed an oven mitt to handle it. It is SUPER fun to scan and collect items and to HACK, too. The jobs were fun, too, but a lot more time spent. I did a job for Hondo at Smuggler's Run and it really gave me a chance to examine the queue and the Falcon in-depth. Totally worth it and a blast to boot!
     

    TigerlilyAJ

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jul 19, 2011
    I'm confused. Three of the 'approved' bounding photos appeared, to my eye, as costumes. One of the 'not permitted' images was, best I can tell, negated simply because it was "a robe" and robes, by category, are not permitted.

    FWIW, I wore neutral colors and a safari vest (lots of pockets, intended for photographers) on Wed. I wasn't attempting to 'bound' by any means yet several people asked me, "Do you work here?" I'd be asking the same of the fellow in the far right side of the 'approved' images!!
    ITA. Clear as mud, that blog post is. The only thing I know for sure is that my DH can't wear his helmet. Looks like getting into the land might have another layer of adventure! 😉
    It did answer one question I had when I saw some of the clothing available for sale: "Please note some of the items sold in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge cannot be worn inside the land." 🙄
     

    Biceratops

    a.k.a. Disney Game Guy
    Joined
    Aug 9, 2015
    I hope they're play-testing the progress reset bug caused simply by the app crashing. Imagine having a couple hours worth of progress and then "poof" back to square one. I know the most recent update fixed the battery consumption so that's progress!
     

    deniseskellington

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Feb 9, 2016
    I hope they're play-testing the progress reset bug caused simply by the app crashing. Imagine having a couple hours worth of progress and then "poof" back to square one. I know the most recent update fixed the battery consumption so that's progress!
    This is so good to hear. In DL, I had the reset problem several times and it ate my battery 3 times over in a 2-3 hour time span. Not to mention I needed an oven mitt to hold my phone! Can't wait to try it out again in WDW as it was really fun to check out.
     

    bwvBound

    DVC SSR & other timeshare
    Joined
    Feb 5, 2004
    This is so good to hear. In DL, I had the reset problem several times and it ate my battery 3 times over in a 2-3 hour time span. Not to mention I needed an oven mitt to hold my phone! Can't wait to try it out again in WDW as it was really fun to check out.
    Recent updates have been performing much better at DL. I had experiences similar to yours in June and early July. During my visit last week (early Aug), I experienced NO crashes (!) and was able to retain all newly earned (re-earned?) titles. I don't think I lost any of the most recent stuff found/earned ... but haven't fully regained things found/earned in June. No big deal ... I s'pose I've got lots time ahead to work through this game. :)
     

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