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CourtneyWoods
1st Anniversary Fireworks are Coming! | 12.03.2012, 12:18 PM
December 20th marks the 1st Anniversary of the official launch of Star Wars™: The Old Republic™! To thank our community for their continued support throughout this memorable first year, we’re happy to announce that all players with a valid Star Wars: The Old Republic account as of December 10th, 11:59PM CST will receive 25 complimentary stacks of faction-based fireworks! Fireworks will be delivered via in-game mail on December 11, 2012 to all qualifying players.

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CourtneyWoods
Scheduled Maintenance: December 4th, 2012 | 11.30.2012, 02:39 PM
Hello everyone, we wanted to let you know that we will be performing scheduled maintenance for four hours on Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 from 2AM CST (12AM PST/3AM EST/8AM GMT/9AM CET/7PM AEDT) until 6AM CST (4AM PST/7AM EST/12PM GMT/1PM CET/11PM AEDT). All game servers will be offline during this period. This maintenance is expected to take no more than four hours, but could be extended.

This weekly 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.

Scheduled Maintenance

Date: Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Time: 2AM CST (12AM PST/3AM EST/8AM GMT/9AM CET/7PM AEDT) until 6AM CST (4AM PST/7AM EST/12PM GMT/1PM CET/11PM AEDT)

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

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


CourtneyWoods
Meet the Developers: Jonathan Crow | 11.30.2012, 11:59 AM
Hello everyone,

Please discuss the Meet the Developers: Jonathan Crow blog in this thread!

If you have any questions for Jonathan, please ask them here. In the near future, we'll have some answers from him for you!


APeckenpaugh
Time for a PvP Fix | 11.29.2012, 08:54 PM
There's too much here to comment on, but I noticed a lot of people repeating "the bubble is getting nerfed. BW already said so." So I figured that could use some clarification.

We're currently undergoing a lot of class rebalance for a future major patch, so it's an understatement to say that things aren't locked down yet. However, the problem with Backlash (Lightning's incapacitate on Static Barrier) is mostly that it can be applied to any target, making an entire team of allies stun-bubbled. Since this is such great utility for the Lightning Sorcerer, we don't want to change the effect of Backlash, but we are considering making the Backlash effect only apply to the original caster - so you only get a Backlash when you put your Static Barrier on yourself.

That's just the current idea. We don't have any plans on making Static Barrier or Backlash worse than it currently is for the Sorcerer that uses it.

We're aware that even this change lowers the amount of group support Lightning offers, so that's something we have to figure out before we can pull the trigger on Backlash.

I wish I could tell you guys more, but there isn't enough locked down yet. Rest assured, it's not as simple as "too good - nerf. Next."


CourtneyWoods
Community Round-Up: November 29th, 2012 | 11.29.2012, 05:18 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!

As a friendly reminder, the purpose of this blog is not to highlight the most talked about issues on the forums or for popular community concerns or issues. We’re looking for suggestions of fun, interesting, and productive threads that highlight the community and its creations and activities. Submissions that don’t meet the guidelines will be removed.

Thanks for staying on topic!


CourtneyWoods
Companions 101: Vette | 11.29.2012, 12:20 PM
Hey everyone,

Please share your favorite Vette moments in here! Also feel free to suggest your favorite companions to be featured in our next Companions 101 blog.

May the Force be with you!


CourtneyWoods
Developer Update: Heroic Space Missions | 11.28.2012, 04:46 PM
Hello everyone,

Please discuss the Developer Update: Heroic Space Missions blog in this thread!


AmberGreen
Disappearing Crafting Recipes! | 11.28.2012, 02:19 PM
Quote: Originally Posted by Lustephelon View Post
Why isn't this on the known issues list?
I can understand 24 hour delay in verification, but after that shouldn't it be displayed where we all can see what you know about and what you do not?

Why have things like the standing corpses that have been around since launch not been added to the known issues list?
Is there some kinda cut off on the list? must have over 100k people affected or something and if so, is how many so we can try to make sure we completely overwhelm CS with enough tickets to qualify.

These are both great questions! First, every bug that we know about will not make it to the Known Issues, and there are a few reasons why we may not put something on the list right away, even when we know about it:

1. Exploits. Even when we know about them, we certainly want to keep players from abusing these bugs before we are able to fix them.


2. Bugs we are actively investigating but don't have a definitive "who, what, when, where, why" for. Often, these types of issues will end up in their own thread or post where we are gathering information. To answer your first question, this particular issue is one in this category. Yes, we know that schematics are disappearing for some players after they learn them. However, we are still trying to get more information about the topic, so acknowledging it here and asking for more information is the first step. When we know enough to confidently say what the issue actually is, then it will be added to the Known Issues list, because it effects gameplay.


3. Performance issues. Because we will always need to be collecting data from players about anything performance related, these types of issues will generally get their own thread in the Customer Support forums where we can get players to post logs, dxdiags, etc, to help the developers.


4. It doesn’t affect gameplay enough, and the list needs to be kept to a reasonable size. This is the reason that the second example you gave is not listed. Generally, this will include bugs with art (floating rock), typos, voice overs, sound effects, and other small things. However, there will always be exceptions to this, especially when the bug is related to combat.

Hopefully this helps you understand how we decide what goes on the Known Issues list, and we are happy that you look to it as a resource!


AmberGreen
Disappearing Crafting Recipes! | 11.28.2012, 10:27 AM
We appreciate your reports about this issue, and we are actively researching the problem.

If you are experiencing this issue, please post with the following information:
  • What class are you?
  • What is your crew skill?
  • What was the name(s) of the specific schematic(s) that you lost?

While we are working to ensure the fix for an upcoming patch, there isn't a definitive time frame for the fix. Thanks for your understanding and patience.


CourtneyWoods
LiveStream Event #2 | 11.27.2012, 04:55 PM
BioWare and LucasArts are excited to announce the next LiveStream Q&A Event. Feel free to post your questions for the Q&A below!

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CourtneyWoods
Maintenance: November 28th, 2012 | 11.27.2012, 04:16 PM
We will be deploying a patch and performing an unscheduled maintenance this Wednesday, November 28th, 2012. Patch notes will be made available shortly after the servers come back up.

The servers will be down for two hours on Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 from 2AM CST (12AM PST/3AM EST/8AM GMT/9AM CET/7PM AEDT) until 4AM CST (2AM PST/5AM EST/10AM GMT/11AM CET/9PM AEDT). All game servers will be offline during this period. This maintenance is expected to take no more than two hours, but could be extended.

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.

Maintenance

Date: Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Time: 2AM CST (12AM PST/3AM EST/8AM GMT/9AM CET/7PM AEDT) until 4AM CST (2AM PST/5AM EST/10AM GMT/11AM CET/9PM AEDT)

All game servers will be offline during this period. This game 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™.


CourtneyWoods
Developer Update: Ancient Hypergate | 11.27.2012, 12:02 PM
Hello everyone,

Please discuss the Developer Update: Ancient Hypergate blog in this thread!


AmberGreen
Companion Stats Issue | 11.27.2012, 10:20 AM
There is currently an issue with companion stats not working properly with their equipped gear. This occurs whenever a companion is summoned after being dismissed. As a workaround to this, please unequip all gear on your companion, and then re-equip all of their gear again in order to get their proper stats back. You will need to do this whenever you summon your companion.

Please know that this is a priority issue for us and that we are working to resolve it as quickly as possible.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.


CourtneyWoods
The Star Wars: The Old Republic Community Cantina Tour Arrives in New Orleans | 11.26.2012, 10:42 AM
Hello everyone!

We’re happy to announce that the next stop in the Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ Community Cantina Tour will be happening on Saturday, December 1st in New Orleans, LA!

Feel free to discuss the upcoming event below.

If you would like to know more information about the Community Cantina Tour, you can check out our first blog here.

Hope to see you there!


CourtneyWoods
Scheduled Maintenance: November 27th, 2012 | 11.21.2012, 02:20 PM
Hello everyone, we wanted to let you know that we will be performing scheduled maintenance for four hours on Tuesday, November 27th, 2012 from 2AM CST (12AM PST/3AM EST/8AM GMT/9AM CET/7PM AEDT) until 6AM CST (4AM PST/7AM EST/12PM GMT/1PM CET/11PM AEDT). All game servers will be offline during this period. This maintenance is expected to take no more than four 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.

Scheduled Maintenance

Date: Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Time: 2AM CST (12AM PST/3AM EST/8AM GMT/9AM CET/7PM AEDT) until 6AM CST (4AM PST/7AM EST/12PM GMT/1PM CET/11PM AEDT)

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

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


CourtneyWoods
New Free-to-Play Launch Trailer: A Galaxy of Possibilities | 11.21.2012, 10:23 AM
The Free-to-Play option is now live! Step into the Star Wars™ universe and play a role in the ongoing battle as you start your own personal saga. Play now as a Jedi, a Sith, a Bounty Hunter or as one of many other iconic Star Wars roles up to Level 50 for free. Watch “A Galaxy of Possibilities” and see the action-packed adventure that awaits you in Star Wars™: The Old Republic™!

Watch now


CourtneyWoods
Game Update 1.6: Ancient Hypergate is on Public Test Server! | 11.20.2012, 12:25 PM
Game Update 1.6: Ancient Hypergate is now on the Public Test Server (PTS) allowing players to experience brand new in-game content, including a new PvP Warzone and Heroic Space Missions.

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CourtneyWoods
Community Round-Up: November 16th, 2012 | 11.16.2012, 02:53 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!

As a friendly reminder, the purpose of this blog is not to highlight the most talked about issues on the forums or for popular community concerns or issues. We’re looking for suggestions of fun, interesting, and productive threads that highlight the community and its creations and activities. Submissions that don’t meet the guidelines will be removed.

Thanks for staying on topic!


JenHarkness
problem with character slots | 11.15.2012, 06:09 PM
Hey guys!

We are definitely seeing the problem. It looks like there's a slowdown with the update that the servers send with the reduced character count. That's why you still see the old character count values on the Galaxy Select. We're actively investigating to figure out where the data is being delayed, and we're going to get it resolved as quickly as we can.

Thanks!
Jen


EricMusco
Maintenance: November 16th, 2012 | 11.15.2012, 04:27 PM

We will be deploying a patch and performing an unscheduled maintenance this Friday, November 16th, 2012. Patch notes will be made available shortly after the servers come back up.

The servers will be down for two hours on Friday, November 16th, 2012 from 2AM CST (12AM PST/3AM EST/8AM GMT/9AM CET/7PM AEDT) until 4AM CST (2AM PST/5AM EST/10AM GMT/11AM CET/9PM AEDT). All game servers will be offline during this period. This maintenance is expected to take no more than two hours, but could be extended.

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.

Maintenance
Date: Friday, November 16th, 2012

Time: 2AM CST (12AM PST/3AM EST/8AM GMT/9AM CET/7PM AEDT) until 4AM CST (2AM PST/5AM EST/10AM GMT/11AM CET/9PM AEDT)

All game servers will be offline during this period. This game 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™.
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