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The Gay Planet | 03.14.2013, 08:17 AM
Hey folks,

We are going to be closing down this thread. I am sure it was noted by some of you that this is now the second thread within a few days about this exact topic which needed to be closed. It was my intent to let these threads go and allow the discussion to proceed naturally. We are not trying to stifle anyone's opinion, whether they are for or against the inclusion of SGRA, but the conversation must remain civil and within the forum rules. This thread (as some have pointed out) even remained civil for quite a while, but unfortunately it didn't last.

A lot of the same issues I pointed out in the other thread came to light in this thread, such as:
  • The conversation at times turned political or religious
  • There were some very disrespectful things said to others
  • etc

Since this is the second thread on the same topic we have had to do this with, we are going to be closing all further threads on this topic moving forward. As we have done in the past, we will be consolidating the discussion of same gender romance to this thread:

I also want to reiterate, we are solely closing this thread (like the last) because the conversation has gotten a bit out of hand. If you move this conversation to the other thread, do not forget to remain respectful of eachother. We will be continuing to monitor this topic and action people appropriately. Please, just remain respectful towards eachother and eachother's opinions.


Maintenance: March 14th, 2013 | 03.14.2013, 05:35 AM
All servers are once again available, thank you!


Community team communicating | 03.13.2013, 05:29 PM
Quote: Originally Posted by Alec_Fortescue View Post
What about the things I am vocal about? :l I swear I'll leave those forums forever once I get a hood toggle...
Maybe I shouldn't have targeted my point so directly

Basically what I mean is that any issues that are prominent on the forums, such as the ones I already listed along with things like hood toggle, etc. are things that I just want to stress that we are aware of. It isn't that we are ignoring you, I promise, it is just that I don't have any updates to post, so we sometimes remain quiet.

Community team communicating | 03.13.2013, 04:51 PM
Quote: Originally Posted by JPryde View Post
Any news on the translation of the new board rules ?

I mean... you know... you said something of them being in the process of translation... two days ago...
It is not exactly a whole book of law to translate... it is just one page.
I will be posting them shortly, again apologies for the delay. This was unfortunately a part of the localization issues we ran into that I mentioned earlier in the day.

Maintenance: March 14th, 2013 | 03.13.2013, 04:48 PM
Hello everyone, we wanted to let you know that we will be performing scheduled maintenance for 2 hours on Thursday March 14th, 2013 from 5AM CDT until 7AM CDT.

All game servers will be offline during this period. This maintenance is expected to take no more than two hours, but could be extended.

This maintenance is done in order to make general improvements and to check performance of the game so that we can continue to provide a consistent, quality experience. Quite often (but not always) after a maintenance period there will be a patch to download. After the maintenance, please login via the launcher to download the latest patch. If your launcher was open during the maintenance, you must close and reopen it for a fresh login.

Date: Thursday, March 14th, 2013


All game servers will be offline during this period. This maintenance is expected to take no more than two hours.

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

Community team communicating | 03.13.2013, 04:41 PM
Quote: Originally Posted by Jonoku View Post
Definetly an improvement, still looking for my issues to be addressed tho.
Quote: Originally Posted by Tatile View Post
It's certainly a vast improvement on what we had before (which was not a lot), but it could be better in some areas - of course it's more likely that those areas are ones where they actually don't have information, whereas before it felt like they weren't conveying information because of, hrm...

Yes. Is good.
Hey Jonoku and Tatile! I know for your respective issues (character transfers and SGRA) you are definitely vocal and it is not lost on us, don't worry. I am always making sure to check in on your issues and will report on anything once I have more information. I don't want you to think I am ignoring them, I just don't have anything new to communicate yet.


[Bug] Digital Deluxe Edition | 03.13.2013, 04:03 PM
When I posted about this issue earlier, I told you that I would let you know when there was an estimate for a fix, and now we know!

Because we want players to have access to these items during Double XP weekend, we've decided to deploy a patch tomorrow morning that will resolve this. We're going to have a short maintenance period at 5AM CDT tomorrow. Afterwards, any new Digital Deluxe and Collector's Edition gift packages will contain the correct items. Any characters who didn't get the correct items after yesterday's patch will need to contact Customer Support to have them granted, as the patch will not be fixing any of the bad packages created after patch 1.7.2.

Thanks for your understanding!

Cartel Market Shipment Two: The Contraband Packs | 03.13.2013, 03:43 PM

In case you missed it yesterday, we have a new Cartel Shipment - the Contraband Packs - live in the Cartel Market. Take a look at our new blog, containing a Hutt load () of screenshots to see what you can get in our new packs!

Missing Heroic Space Mission | 03.13.2013, 02:35 PM
Quote: Originally Posted by Fubarq View Post
Thanks so much Amber for once again participating in this thread and for helping us clarify how this is meant to work. The communication is very much appreciated!!!

That said, I found your last couple paragraphs a tiny bit hard to follow so I just want to ask one clarifying question to be sure. You are saying that the current system will NOT be changed, correct?
Correct! The way that Heroic Space Combat missions work right now is how they will continue to work.

Missing Heroic Space Mission | 03.13.2013, 02:09 PM
Hi everyone,

First of all, I want to apologize for posting incorrect information with regards to these missions. After seeing your replies, I wanted to be sure I thoroughly researched what you folks were saying and that I had definitively correct responses before replying again. To address my mistakes:

Quote: Originally Posted by Lusche View Post
Cha Raaba Assault (Imp) / Thanium Disruption (Rep) is on Monday, not Sunday.
The future change already happened.

This is correct. The change went in with Patch 1.7.1 and is now included the patch notes.

Quote: Originally Posted by Fubarq View Post
It's not that the mission will not be in your mission log the next day if you do not DO the mission. It's that if you do not COLLECT the mission from the TERMINAL on the day it is available, it will no longer be available AT THE TERMINAL the next day.

This is the main thing that caused my delay in response, because the numbered list given was based on a clarification post I'd made after the Heroic Space Combat missions were first introduced and is how they worked originally. However, this was different than the way the Dailies and Weeklies worked in other end-game areas (such as Black Hole), and as many of you pointed out, it's less convenient and difficult to plan out doing them all to get the Weekly bonus.

After researching, I learned that when the developers fixed post 1.6 bugs with the new system and updated the reset timing, this change went in as a side effect. Unfortunately, the change wasn't communicated when writing the patch notes, and therefore wasn't officially stated for players.

Furthermore, when running my own Space Combat Heroics since 1.6, I'd been picking up the missions based off of my knowledge as originally posted: I would pick up the day's mission from the terminal, run it, and it wouldn't remain in my Mission Log, so I never personally noticed the change.

Quote: Originally Posted by Rikoshae View Post
I bet now they are trying to fix that even if you pick up the mission, once the day resets, the mission will disappear from your log. WATCH AS IT HAPPENS.

Don't be mad! This is not a bug and it will not be changing. We recognize that the change is a good thing; it was intended and done based off of your feedback. It was done both because it prevents the confusion of a totally different in-game system and (more importantly) because it's how you wanted and preferrd the system to work after you had a chance to try it out.

Increased communication with all of you has been awesome. Again, I genuinely apologize for my own confusion and for providing misinformation. Hopefully the clarification above makes sense for everyone!

QUESTION: What's with all of the, "Gay Planet" comments? | 03.13.2013, 01:21 PM
Hey folks,

I want to start by saying that I am going to close this thread down. Although the topic itself is not a breach of the forum rules there have been a few too many instances of people getting a bit off-topic or "rule breaking" for the thread to continue in a constructive manner.

I want to use this to point to some specific issues with posts being made in the thread to try to offer a bit more transparency on the issues with some of the posts.
  • Posts that are making references to journalistic sites like Fox News in a way that can be taken as a political statement are not allowed. To offer more clarity, posts like this will often cause a thread to derail into a political discussion.
  • Although this thread is specifically about the SGRA romances that are a part of Rise of the Hutt Cartel, please don't use that as an opening to make posts which are overtly sexual. I understand romance is a part of the conversation but always err on the side of extreme caution when steering a conversation to be sexual as this is in violation of the forum rules.
  • Lastly, remember the golden rule, always, always be respectful towards eachother regardless of differing opinions. Avoid personally attacking eachother and try to keep the conversations constructive.


Get ready for new Double XP weekends! | 03.13.2013, 01:05 PM
Also, just in case anyone was curious (although I haven't seen it brought up directly) this does not also affect things like Valor. The double XP promotion only affects experience gains.


Developer Blog: Cartel Reputation | 03.13.2013, 12:42 PM
Hello everyone!

There were some questions concerning our new Cartel Reputation yesterday. Please give this blog and FAQ a read and discuss it in this thread.

Hello french player here ! | 03.13.2013, 11:15 AM
Quote: Originally Posted by Hotwell View Post
Aah, I'm not the only French here !

I posted earlier this afternoon the same questions in another part of the forums (

And... I got the same incomplete response
Please, don't forget the French community (And the German one) ! Because, we really feel abandoned, and, I'm sure that's not what you want us to feel.
I posted a reply in your thread on the French forums as well so that the Community there will see. o/''\o

Get ready for new Double XP weekends! | 03.13.2013, 11:15 AM
Quote: Originally Posted by MillionsKNives View Post
So am I to understand that those with rested XP will not gain any extra XP from the promotion?
Incorrect. Rested experience only affects the killings of NPCs, double XP as a part of this promotion affects literally everything (space, quest rewards, PvP, etc). Technically, this double XP is way better than what you would normally get from rested.

Then, as I listed above you can increase those benefits through boosts and Legacy perks.

Are you forgetting your French community ? | 03.13.2013, 11:13 AM
Hi there! Again, we're really sorry about the delay. The Patch Notes have now been posted for 1.7.2 in French.

Hello french player here ! | 03.13.2013, 11:12 AM
The 1.7.2 Patch Notes have now been posted for our French players!

Get ready for new Double XP weekends! | 03.13.2013, 11:05 AM
Quote: Originally Posted by Firaksian View Post
Good event, I for one hate grinding multiple lvl 50s and this should really speed up the process.
Thanks for the segue! Let me blow your minds

My understanding of the system is that all of our boosts will multiply from the new base of 200%, so now is the perfect time to get those Legacy perks and XP boosts. I will show you why.

Let's say you planned to level during the March to Makeb entirely through... Flashpoints.

200% base experience
+25% Flashpoint Boost
+30% Flashpoint Legacy perk


Since both of the boosts are being applied to double base XP, they are also doubled. Do you know what that means?!

+310% bonus experience! That is over triple the experience. Enjoying your leveling my friends!

TLDR, yes they stack and for the math nerds it is multiplicative on top of the new base of 200% (assuming I understood it all correctly)


Get ready for new Double XP weekends! | 03.13.2013, 11:00 AM
Quote: Originally Posted by saremun View Post
is this the big news we have been told about?
This is the big news. Get yourself a Hutt load of XP!

Where is the big announcement? | 03.13.2013, 10:55 AM
*cough* Announcement *cough*

I might be an altaholic which is why I am excited...

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