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EricMusco
The Story Panel at SDCC | 07.06.2015, 03:26 PM
Hey folks!

As many of you saw, last week we announced our schedule for San Diego Comic-con. As part of that, we are going to be hosting a Story panel featuring Lead Writer Charles Boyd along with the Producers of the amazing “Sacrifice” trailer. What they would like to know is what questions do you have for the panel? The panel will be focusing on the story around Knights of the Fallen Empire along with the making of and the story behind the “Sacrifice” trailer. So let us know what questions we can relay to these fine folks.

Keep in mind, these questions should focus around the “Sacrifice” trailer and the story leading into Knights of the Fallen Empire. Although, we will be careful in avoiding any spoilers! And of course, if you will be at Comic-con, be sure to stop by and say hello!

-eric


TaitWatson
The Star Wars: The Old Republic Community Cantina Tour Arrives in San Diego, California! | 07.02.2015, 01:37 PM
Hey everyone!

If you're attending and curious about what's going on during the day, we have just updated the Community Blog to include the full schedule!

-Tait


TaitWatson
Temple Chair (Basic) Exploit | 07.01.2015, 08:01 AM
Hey everyone,

I wanted to give an update on the actions being taken against players who took advantage of the Temple Chair exploit.

The following actions, in varying combinations, are being levied against exploiting accounts:
- Warnings
- 7 Day Suspensions
- Removal of all credits on the account
- Permanent suspension

We are also going to continue our analysis, and may take additional actions. We are looking to wrap up all the final actions soon.

Thanks to everyone who did not participate in this exploit, and those who reported its existence to us!

-Tait


TaitWatson
Unable to enter server unless new character created | 06.29.2015, 03:28 PM
Hey all,

We are looking into this issue.

Like the thread says, if you run into trouble, we've seen that creating a new character, logging into it, and then returning to character select may allow you to log in on your other characters.

Additionally, you can try exiting the game client for about 15 minutes for the same results, but creating a new character appears to be more reliable.

I will let you know when I have any further information!

-Tait


AlexModny
Pre-Season? | 06.26.2015, 01:24 PM
There won't be a break between Season 5 and 6 but there will be a Pre-Season 7.


TaitWatson
3.3 Final PTS Update Notes + Comments | 06.26.2015, 09:20 AM
Jedi Consular
Sage
  • Vindicate now makes you Weary, reducing your Force regeneration rate by 2 for 10 seconds. This effect can stack up to 4 times. Following community and internal feedback, we found that the previous iteration of Vindicate led to an overly simplified resource management scheme. By adding the debuff of “Weary” to Vindicate, we promote Force management awareness and avoid supporting overuse of Vindicate.
Seer
  • The Vindicate effect of Resplendence has been expanded: Using Vindicate with a charge of Resplendence does not make you Weary. This change encourages Seer Sages to utilize Vindicate with a charge of Resplendence to prevent Weary. We want to maintain a synergy between Vindicate and Resplendence charges, and this design assists in maintaining a positive Force regeneration when the two are used in sync.
  • Amnesty has been redesigned to incorporate the new Weary debuff: Spending a charge of Resplendence on Vindicate grants Amnesty, increasing your Force regeneration rate by 2 for up to 10 seconds if you are not Weary or removing a single stack of Weary otherwise. The Amnesty effect will be lost early if Vindicate is activated without a charge of Resplendence. This design supports focused Force management, rewarding players who use their Vindicate wisely. By properly timing the use of Resplendence charges with Vindicate, Seer Sages will have identical HPS output and potential to that witnessed in the previous PTS patch.

Sith Inquisitor
Sorcerer
  • Consuming Darkness now makes you Weary, reducing your Force regeneration rate by 2 for 10 seconds. This effect can stack up to 4 times. Following community and internal feedback, we found that the previous iteration of Consuming Darkness led to an overly simplified resource management scheme. By adding the debuff of “Weary” to Consuming Darkness, we promote Force management awareness and avoid supporting overuse of Consuming Darkness.
Corruption
  • The Consuming Darkness effect of Force Surge has been expanded: Using Consuming Darkness with a charge of Force Surge does not make you Weary. This change encourages Corruption Sorcerers to utilize Consuming Darkness with a charge of Force Surge to prevent Weary. We want to maintain a synergy between Consuming Darkness and Force Surge charges, and this design assists in maintaining a positive Force regeneration when the two are used in sync.
  • Reverse Corruptions has been redesigned to incorporate the new Weary debuff: Spending a charge of Force Surge on Consuming Darkness grants Reverse Corruptions, increasing your Force regeneration rate by 2 for up to 10 seconds if you are not Weary or removing a single stack of Weary otherwise. The Reverse Corruptions effect will be lost early if Consuming Darkness is activated without a charge of Force Surge. This design supports focused Force management, rewarding players who use their Consuming Darkness wisely. By properly timing the use of Forge Surge charges with Consuming Darkness, Corruption Sorcerers will have identical HPS output and potential to that witnessed in the previous PTS patch.
Lightning
  • Thundering Blast now has a travel time to match the Turbulence ability of the Telekinetics Sage. We fixed a bug that caused Thundering Blast to not have a travel time, thus allowing for advantages in certain scenarios.


TaitWatson
PTS Update - June 26th, 2015 | 06.25.2015, 02:06 PM
Hey folks!

We are going to be doing a final update to the PTS tomorrow, 6/26. I'm aiming to get things kicked off around 930AM CDT.

In the meantime, here are the changes coming:

Classes + Combat
Jedi Consular
Sage
  • Vindicate now makes you Weary, reducing your Force regeneration rate by 2 for 10 seconds. This effect can stack up to 4 times.
Seer
  • The Vindicate effect of Resplendence has been expanded: Using Vindicate with a charge of Resplendence does not make you Weary.
  • Amnesty has been redesigned to incorporate the new Weary debuff: Spending a charge of Resplendence on Vindicate grants Amnesty, restoring 2 Force every second for up to 10 seconds if you are not Weary or removing a single stack of Weary otherwise. The Amnesty effect will be lost early if Vindicate is activated without a charge of Resplendence.

Sith Inquisitor
Sorcerer
  • Consuming Darkness now makes you Weary, reducing your Force regeneration rate by 2 for 10 seconds. This effect can stack up to 4 times.
Corruption
  • The Consuming Darkness effect of Force Surge has been expanded: Using Consuming Darkness with a charge of Force Surge does not make you Weary.
  • Reverse Corruptions has been redesigned to incorporate the new Weary debuff: Spending a charge of Force Surge on Consuming Darkness grants Reverse Corruptions, restoring 2 Force every second for up to 10 seconds if you are not Weary or removing a single stack of Weary otherwise. The Reverse Corruptions effect will be lost early if Consuming Darkness is activated without a charge of Force Surge.
Lightning
  • Thundering Blast now has a travel time to match the Turbulence ability of the Telekinetics Sage.

Warzones
  • Medals for Arenas (this change does not affect Warzones) have been adjusted to better reward characters that engage in meaningful participation for their role. In addition, the kill amounts were reduced to better reflect the content.
    • Soldier Medal now requires 4 kills, down from 10.
    • Commando Medal now requires 8 kills, down from 25.
    • Healer Medal now requires 150,000 healing, up from 90,000.
    • Savior Medal now requires 650,000 healing, up from 360,000.
    • Protector Medal now requires 150,000 protection, up from 60,000.



TaitWatson
Temple Chair (Basic) Exploit | 06.25.2015, 07:35 AM
All servers are now available. Thanks!


TaitWatson
Temple Chair (Basic) Exploit | 06.25.2015, 06:31 AM
Hello everyone,

We are bringing down all servers in ~15 minutes in order to address the Temple Chair.

Thank you.

-Tait


EricMusco
Temple Chair (Basic) Exploit | 06.24.2015, 03:51 PM
Hey folks,

We are continuing to remove players who are using the exploit from the game. Currently, players found to be exploiting are all receiving a 7-day suspension. This in no way means that this is the only action that will be taken against them. A 7-day suspension is the minimum suspension we are currently giving out and it removes the player from the game, giving us time to further investigate each account.

After investigating each account (and transfers to related accounts) we will go through and take additional action, including removal of credits, items purchased, and adding additional suspension time up to and including permanent suspension all based on their severity.

Again, we ask that you please avoid use of this exploit. I will continue to pass on updates as I have them

-eric


EricMusco
Temple Chair (Basic) Exploit | 06.24.2015, 01:07 PM
Hey folks,

Quick update. We have already begun taking action against players who have used this exploit and will continue to monitor the situation. Separately, we are working to get this fixed ASAP and are hoping to get it out today. I know many of you have questions about what is being done, how players are being tracked, etc. I will pass on specifics on all of these things once the issue has been resolved and all action has been taken.

I do want to reiterate, do not participate in this exploit. We made sure to notify everyone ASAP that this was an exploit and that action would be taken against its use. We are taking this issue very seriously, and appropriate action will follow.

-eric


TaitWatson
Temple Chair (Basic) Exploit | 06.23.2015, 02:46 PM
Hey everyone,

I see some confusion in the thread and wanted to clarify that seeing the Launcher messaging does not indicate that you personally have done something against Terms of Service. This messaging is displayed to the entire player base as a means to inform everyone that we are aware of the exploit and that participating in it will result in action.

If the launcher messaging brought you to this thread thinking that you have been banned or otherwise had action taken against you're account, don't worry - we are just trying to get the information to everyone as they log into the game.

- Tait


EricMusco
Temple Chair (Basic) Exploit | 06.23.2015, 01:20 PM
Quote: Originally Posted by Sindariel View Post
Eric, are you drunk by any chance? Your post is full of typos.
I definitely had some extra words there! Fixed.

-eric


EricMusco
Temple Chair (Basic) Exploit | 06.23.2015, 01:07 PM
Hey folks,

In today's patch, we placed Temple Chair (Basic) onto the Esstran Exports vendor for one credit. After bringing the servers live today we noticed that currently, you can sell the Chair back to the vendor for 100 credits. Obviously, this is not intended. As stated before, when these issues arise we want to make sure we get out in front of it as quickly as possible and are open with you about what is being done.

For the time being, please do not buy and sell the Temple Chair (Basic) in this manner. This behavior is considered an exploit. We will be addressing this issue as soon as possible. Once fixed, we will investigate and then take appropriate action for use of this exploit.

Thanks everyone. I will pass on update as I have them.

-eric


DavidStaats
New stronghold hook limit is way too high | 06.23.2015, 11:01 AM
Hi all,

Thank you for the continued feedback regarding the Tatooine Homestead hook increase. We have taken all feedback into account and will be adjusting the hook count to 900 total (down from the 1100 we initially set).

I do not have any updates on Flagship counts as we are still reviewing those potential updates.


TaitWatson
Scheduled Maintenance 22 - 23 June 2015 | 06.23.2015, 10:56 AM
All servers are now available! Thanks!


AlexModny
Thank you Bioware, re: 200k comms increase early | 06.22.2015, 03:22 PM
Thanks goes out to the PTS testers for this feedback. Glad we got this in early and we hope it helps everyone better prepare for the 3.3 PvP changes.

Now I wanna see someone max out 200k Wz Comms on Live before 3.3

Cheers!


TaitWatson
Announcing End Season 5 Gladiatorial Rewards | 06.22.2015, 03:15 PM
The finale of Season 5 is fast approaching so we hope you are on top of things! The end of Season 5 will come with Game Update 3.3 and your Highest-earned rating, when the servers come down for the update, will determine which tier you are in and what rewards you receive. The higher your tier the more glorious your rewards!

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EricMusco
Character Transfers – Get Together With Your Friends | 06.22.2015, 11:16 AM
Last week we announced our next Digital Expansion: Knights of the Fallen Empire. Since announcing, we have seen a lot of players coming back and getting into The Old Republic. Whether you are a new player, an old subscriber coming back, or a player who has been around a while, you may have been looking for an opportunity to move to a new server.

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EricMusco
Let's Play Some Warzones - Prizes | 06.19.2015, 03:25 PM
Hey folks,

First off, we want to extend our thanks to all of you for your participation and feedback for Warzones/Class changes on PTS. As mentioned in the other thread, we would be giving out rewards for participation...and more! Well, I am here to spill the details.

To anyone who played more than 10 Warzones, between Thursday and Saturday, we will be granting you 450 Cartel Coins. This grant will be happening on Tuesday, during maintenance. Separately, we wanted to give an extra little something to those of you who went above and beyond in your testing. So, here are a few special callouts... (the names listed are character names on PTS)
  • Snave - Most matches played (45)
  • Mystery - Second most matches played (42)
  • An'dru - Most matches played during the "fight devs" time
  • Bubble'u - Most damage done in a match (3,783,327)
  • Supercamel - Most healing done in a match (3,744,232)
  • Sayil - Highest protection in a match (1,517,025)
  • Barbarianna - Most kills in a match (97)
  • Healek - Most objective points in a match (23,500)
Each of you will be receiving an additional 450 coins! Again, thank you all for your participation and feedback.

-eric
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