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Question of the Day 3/21/2013 | 03.21.2013, 04:44 PM
As a Imperial Agent which Advanced Class is your favorite, Sniper or Operative?

Personal Answer: I know Musco loves the Operative, but my favorite is definitely Sniper. All the pa-chow!

Community Round-Up: March 21st, 2013 | 03.21.2013, 03:45 PM
Hey everyone!

Please use this thread to discuss the Community Round-Up as well as nominate any threads, events, or discussions about SWTOR for next week's blog.

You can also PM me any nominations!


Mail down again | 03.21.2013, 03:37 PM
Quote: Originally Posted by Akillatem View Post
The mail went down again
Just wanted to pop in and let y'all know this issue should be resolved now.

Disappointed about so-called "New In Game Barber-Shop" | 03.21.2013, 01:50 PM
I wanted to pop in and address some of your concerns about our barbershop and its use of Cartel Coins and not credits. There are a couple of design implications that go into these decisions I wanted to highlight in the hopes that it makes our decision in this regard a bit clearer.
  • We very consciously design these systems around the fact that subscribers get monthly Cartel Coin grants. Pricing, etc. has these monthly grants in mind to ensure that our subscribers have access to these systems.
  • We want to set the expectation that cosmetic systems like these are where you are going to see us use the Cartel Market. It is our continued philosophy that we will not implement a form of pay to win so cosmetic systems and other non-game impacting features are our best opportunities to make additions to the Cartel Market.
As we continue to release more information about our barbershop please continue to give us your feedback.


State of the Game #3 | 03.21.2013, 01:40 PM
Hey everyone,

I wanted to add some clarification to something that I am seeing mentioned quite a bit in this thread which is our 6 week cadence and Jeff’s mention of 8 weeks. Previously we said:

“Free-to-Play goes live this Fall, and we are dedicated to getting Game Updates out to you every 6 weeks or so. “
We should have been much clearer with what we meant by “or so”. Even back in November when this was in the first State of the Game blog, our goal has always been to bring updates out every 6-8 weeks (which is what we meant by 6 weeks or so). If you look at our release schedule over the past 6 months we have stuck pretty well to this cadence. Jeff mentioning 8 weeks is more to say that our aim is to always get content out to you folks as fast as we can, and our target is 8 weeks or sooner.

I just wanted to add that clarification and not have you guys think we have changed our development goals. The goal has, and still remains, every 6-8 weeks. I hope that clears things up!


Maintenance: March 22nd, 2013 | 03.21.2013, 12:30 PM
We will be performing scheduled maintenance on Friday, March 22nd, 2013 from 3AM PDT (10AM GMT) until 5AM PDT (12PM GMT). All game servers will be offline during this period.

Thank you for your patience as we maintain service for Star Wars™: The Old Republic™.


Date: Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Time: 3AM PDT (10AM GMT) until 5AM PDT (12PM GMT)

Patch Note
  • Bolster has been temporarily removed on The Western Ice Shelf of Ilum so that lower level players can no longer use the area to level up more quickly than intended.

Ugly Vibroswords | 03.21.2013, 09:56 AM
This is totally just my personal opinion but I love our vibroswords! Interestingly, two of my 50's are a Juggernaut and a Marauder and I only use vibroswords on them. I actually collect them! Here are some of my favorites:
  • Custom Built Vibrosword
  • Cathar Honor Sword
  • MD-5 Shock Viper Vibroblade
  • S-2 Rescue Vibroblade
Check em out!


Cathar Coming in 2.0? | 03.21.2013, 09:11 AM
Hey guys,

Just going to leave this link to Jeff Hickman's State of the Game here. Cathar are mentioned.

Consolidated Post: APAC/Oceanic Server Concerns | 03.21.2013, 09:03 AM
Hey everyone!

I have an update of sorts, or at least an update on an update. As many of you will likely read in Jeff’s State of the Game blog we are actively working on a plan for the APAC servers. I know this is something we have said to you a couple of times and what you are really looking for are the details. I don’t have those for you yet today, but, I will definitely have them for you next week. I am even confident in saying that you will have them earlier in the week as opposed to later.

I know it isn’t the details you wanted just yet but we are finalizing them now and you can look for them next week! I really appreciate you all continuing to be patient with us.


State of the Game #3 | 03.21.2013, 08:31 AM
Hey everyone,

Please discuss Jeff Hickman's State of the Game #3 in this thread.

The Harbinger - Unavailable | 03.21.2013, 01:47 AM
The Harbinger is once again available. Thank you all for your patience.

The Harbinger - Unavailable | 03.20.2013, 11:48 PM
Quick update, we are still working on resolving the issue and have no ETA. I will let you know when I have more information.


The Harbinger - Unavailable | 03.20.2013, 10:18 PM
Hey folks,

I know right now your biggest concern is the ETA and I have an update of sorts. I still don't have an exact ETA but I can tell you that it will be no less than one hour from now before the servers could be brought back up.

I will keep you updated as I have more information.


The Harbinger - Unavailable | 03.20.2013, 09:59 PM
Quote: Originally Posted by BladedDingo View Post
you realize that one of the problems with the server is that all chat channels were down, when the server DID go down for me, only /g and /s were active.

I'm pretty sure that the server shutdown messages are sent via the chat system, so it's entirely possible they tried, but you couldn't read them...
This is correct. Part of the issue with the chat system having errors is that for some folks they are unable to see server broadcasts when this occurs. That is why we put out the messaging about the server coming down on all other channels prior to bringing it down for maintenance.

The Harbinger - Unavailable | 03.20.2013, 09:28 PM
We will be bringing The Harbinger server down at approximately 8:45 PM PDT as we perform unscheduled maintenance.

This maintenance is to address issues that players are experiencing involving chat and in-game mail. Keep your eyes on this thread for updates.


Hoods no longer work with helmets? | 03.20.2013, 04:50 PM
Quote: Originally Posted by AmberGreen View Post

Additionally, in patch 1.7.3, we plan to deploy a fix for another (more recent) bug where some Trooper helms currently do not properly display in game, regardless of whether or not they are toggled on.

While the hoods under helms fix has been fully tested and will be included, there's still a chance that testing could push back the fix for the Trooper helm issue. If that turns out to be the case, or if there is any other info to pass along, we'll be sure to let you know before the patch.
Regarding my announcement above, it looks like testing has revealed that this will not be fully fixed in Patch 1.7.3. Some of you will find your helms where they should be, but there will still be a couple of helms that will not display properly. Once the patch goes live, I'll post an update to the Known Issues to address which ones, and we're already working to ensure that they're addressed also.

Thanks for your continued patience!

[Bug] Assassin, Exploitive Strikes Proc issue. | 03.20.2013, 04:09 PM
Hi folks,

Thanks for your reports!

I moved this thread out of the PTS Forums, because it isn't reporting a PTS bug. Please remember that if something is an issue on the Live Servers, even if you see that it's still a concern when testing, post your bug report outside of the PTS forums. For guidelines on posting in PTS, please see this thread.

As for this issue itself: we are aware of this, and it will be fixed in Game Update 2.0. In the meantime, we've added it to the Known Issues.

On a side note, I love seeing you guys talk about how to best get confirmation of the issue and provide us with information such as combat logs! While this didn't need that level sleuthing, it's cool to see and would certainly come in handy with other issues. o/''\o

Revan's Chestplate; any word on a fix? | 03.20.2013, 04:05 PM
Revan is so strong he stacks hoods for power!!!

I will pass this on for investigation.


Deleting characters and name becomming available | 03.20.2013, 03:48 PM
Quote: Originally Posted by Andryah View Post
Essentially instantaeous... ie: as fast as you can delete and create a new character to the point of inserting the name.

I have done it a number of times in this MMO.
Andryah is correct. I have done it myself a few times and as fast as I could press delete, and recreate, it was available. It should be instant.


[BUG]Darth Malak's Mouth Cover gives no muffled voice. | 03.20.2013, 10:52 AM
Quote: Originally Posted by Aelther View Post
Probably because Malak had no jaw and used a voicebox, while players in swtor all have jaws and don't use voiceboxes... It's just a piece of metal on their mouths.
This is exactly right! To be sure, I queried our developers to see if the mask was supposed to have modulation, and they confirmed that it was not designed to modify the voice.
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