If you haven't looked at the new blog entry for update 2.4, you can do so here
I'd like to point out a few different things and give my thoughts on them, as well as maybe spur some discussion on the changes coming soon. First:
I think the game has needed something like this for quite some time. It's hard enough to get players to focus on objectives during the regular warzones and I think this will be a nice addition for newer players (and those that aren't the greatest at the game) who want to just deathmatch, and not have to worry about watching a door or passing a ball.
On the other hand it seems like this might get boring for people who like to play objectively and at a highly coordinated level.. Speaking of which..
-Removal of 8 man ranked warzones
As stated in the blog post, ranked definitely has some issues as it is currently. it's tough to get 8 people together at once, it's even tougher to find another team of 8 that's queing at the same time, and more often than not if the teams are even then the match typically turns into a stalemate. However, when you do get an exciting match where there is a lot of back and forth, victory seems within grasp for both teams, defeat hinges on a single fantastic play or egregious mistake, THAT is what makes 8 man ranked so special with objective based PVP. I'm sad to see it go, but happy that they are making ranked more accessable.
If you look at the screenshots, the first one is clearly Makeb, second is a space station, and third is Tattoine. But in the blog post it says the maps will be "Corellia, Space Station, Tattoine". Typo maybe?
-Changes to the PVP Que
You can now solo-que for ranked, which I assume since 8 man ranked PVP is going away, will only put you in arena maps. I could be wrong here.
-New Huttball map
So what say you, gladiators of the Ebon Hawk?