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Lore Fact of the Day | 06.23.2014, 04:03 PM
Quote: Originally Posted by DOHboy View Post
Nok Drayen, makes sense, but wasn't even on my radar. wow, reached down deep for that one
I have to stump y'all somehow!

On this fine Monday, I bring you a quote from Darth Jadus:

"We are tyrant kings, disseminators of fear. We do not protest… We scheme and then we act." - Darth Jadus

A wild Hillary appears... | 06.23.2014, 03:19 PM
Greetings everyone!

My name is Hillary Nicole, but some of you may know me as “Pokket.” I recently joined the Bioware Austin team as their new Community Coordinator. My role will be to help maintain relationships with fan sites, streamers, guilds, and any other aspect of the SWTOR community.

To give a little history on myself, I’ve been gaming since I was a wee little child. My dad and uncle got me into online gaming when I was about 12, with Ultima Online (thanks, dad! XD). I’ve played nearly every AAA title since then and have enjoyed both PvP and raiding across many games. I’ve streamed, done youtube videos, and attended several video game conventions.

I guess it is easy to tell gaming is a passion of mine…

I look forward to sharing my passion for games with you all, and am glad to be given this opportunity here at Bioware.

Don’t hesitate to say hi, I promise I am friendly! ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ

Hillary “Pokket” Nicole

Twitch Stream 6/26/2014 - Story Mode Operation | 06.23.2014, 02:53 PM
Hey everyone!

As we mentioned last week, we are going to try to run an Operation this Thursday during our normal hour long stream. Senior Designer George Smith will be queuing up as a Powertech in Group Finder for Terror from Beyond starting at 1:30 PDT on Prophecy of the Five. If you would like to play with us, please queue up as well! We are hoping we will get a pop right away so that we can get into the Operation action as soon as possible.


SWTOR Twitch Channel:
  • Day: Thursday, June 26th, 2014
  • Time: 1:30 PDT
  • What: Queue up for Operation: Terror from Beyond in Group Finder
  • Where: Prophecy of the Five
Hope to see y’all there!

Compilation of broken jetpacks. Bioware, please fix them. | 06.23.2014, 11:41 AM
Hey there! We are aware of the issue, but I don't currently have any ETA for you.


CZ-198 [DAILY] Droid Demolition isn't working properly with group | 06.23.2014, 10:16 AM
Thanks for the information! I'll send it along.

DF 8-man NiM: Draxus' Guardians' health is too high | 06.23.2014, 10:10 AM
This has been passed along for investigation. I did check with the design team and their health is not intended to have gone up.

Madness Assassin/Balance Shadow Spawns In-Combat | 06.23.2014, 10:04 AM
Thanks for the post! I've passed this along, as well as the other issue with Madness/Balance periodic damage abilities.

Darth Sion's Pauldron skirt rigging. | 06.23.2014, 09:56 AM
Thanks for the posts and the pictures - I'll make sure someone takes a look.

Revealing gear on Scourge | 06.23.2014, 09:48 AM
Hey folks,

This is something we are aware of, but I don't currently have any ETA for. Thanks for your posts!


Community Livestream: June 20, 2014 | 06.20.2014, 02:05 PM
Hey everyone!

We will be returning to Twitch today from 4PM CDT - 6PM CDT. I believe the whole community team will be around today (or at least making an appearance).

See you then!


WTH Embargoing the Star Cluster pack in 2.8.1??? | 06.20.2014, 12:57 PM
Quote: Originally Posted by Frybert View Post
'A bit more expected' Does that mean we'll have more warning, or that the rarities and collections costs will be more inline with previous packs?
My understanding is that rarities and collections costs will be more in line with previous packs.


WTH Embargoing the Star Cluster pack in 2.8.1??? | 06.20.2014, 12:29 PM
Quote: Originally Posted by TUXs View Post
So will there be the same issues with the Club Vertica pack that you have with this one Eric? Specifically the extreme rarity of some items as well as the outrageous unlock fees? Is that what your customers should expect going forward, since we're now talking at least 3 updates between "normal" pack releases? Or is this going to be the new norm? You've got a lot of upset buyers right now Eric...I think you'd be wise to address their concerns and frustrations.
I checked in with the CM team and it sounds like in general you will see both rarities and collections costs be a bit more expected in the Club Vertica pack!


WTH Embargoing the Star Cluster pack in 2.8.1??? | 06.20.2014, 09:20 AM
Quote: Originally Posted by Mureyu View Post
Why???? The Bounty ones should be embargoed before the new ones!!
Hey Mureyu,

Good question, let me explain a bit about this shipment of packs and how it works. The first thing that many of you noticed is that this shipment does not have a reputation track, this is intentional. The Star Cluster pack and the Club Vertica pack are a smaller, special shipment which is intended to run during Nar Shaddaa Nightlife Event.

What you will see is that Star Cluster will become embargoed on the launch of 2.8.1, which will also mark the launch of Club Vertica. Similarly, Club Vertica will only be available up to, or before, the launch of 2.9. I don't have an exact date on when Club Vertica will be embargoed but I will let you know when I do. However, it should be noted that it will embargo during the Nightlife Event.

Again, these were two packs made specifically around the Nightlife event and they work a little differently then some of our others have. When messaging this we were treating it like we do a normal pack and messaging an embargo approximately 1-2 weeks out.

I hope that explains the embargo timing.


Codex Entries start fix in Patch 2.2.1 - 6 fixed, 309 still bugged (full list here) | 06.19.2014, 11:00 AM
Quote: Originally Posted by EnmaAii View Post
Yes, Tait
"Removed 6 Location and 1 Bestiary Codex entries that were erroneous and not obtainable through gameplay."

this think NOT in patch
i still see this location and bestiary codex entries on my Consular
Thanks, I'll look into it!

Are the collections prices intended or a bug? | 06.19.2014, 09:02 AM
Hey folks,

I want to add some clarity around what was wrong, what is intended, and what is being changed. First off, the what is wrong. There was a little confusion around things when we last talked about this issue. It appears that the current rarities in the pack are correct, however, the tooltips and rarity icons for those items are not. Just to reiterate, the rarity of the items that you have been seeing in the packs is correct and is not being changed. What is being changed are the tooltips and rarity icons to make sure that this is accurately represented. Our current target is to get those adjusted in Game Update 2.8.1, it should be noted that the Star Cluster pack also becomes embargoed in that same update.

Another thing that I know was questioned was the collections unlock prices. Those prices are intended. Collections prices are something that is not completely static from one pack to another and can shift. Similarly, many of you might notice that in the Star Cluster pack there are different amounts of items at different rarities than normal (more rares, less commons, etc). With the Star Cluster pack, we were trying out some new things. I can tell you that the team has heard your feedback around both the rarities and the collections pricing and will adjust accordingly in future packs.

I apologize for the confusion around this and I hope this clears things up!

TLDR – Rarities and collection costs are right. Item rarity icons and collections tooltip rarity are not and are targeted to be fixed in 2.8.1.


Lore Fact of the Day | 06.18.2014, 09:44 AM
Hey everyone,

Sorry for the delay in Lore Posts. I have been out of the office for a few days. The answer to our previous trivia question was Nok Drayen.

Here is your post for today!

Karagga may have a statue on the Promenade, but it is Drooga, the Great Feastmaster, who is considered Nar Shaddaa's number one showman.

Maintenance: June 18th, 2014 | 06.18.2014, 05:30 AM
All game servers are once again available! Thank you for your patience.

Are the collections prices intended or a bug? | 06.17.2014, 04:19 PM
Quote: Originally Posted by TUXs View Post
Great...more confetti to sweep up...does he realize how aggravating that is? I waste half an hour sweeping up just ONE piece of it...
::Poofs back in::

An update! The rarity of the items in the Starcluster Nightlife Pack is being corrected in 2.8.1!

::Gently places a sealed bag of confetti on the floor before poofing away.::

Are the collections prices intended or a bug? | 06.17.2014, 02:41 PM
Quote: Originally Posted by Reno_Tarshil View Post
Oh great and glorius Tait of the Wilsons, please grace us with your presence with an update on these two issues!

-sacrifices virgin Ewok-
::Poofs into existence::

We're still looking into these. I'll make sure to update you when I know more!

-Tait, Who Just Learned How To Teleport

::Poofs out of existence, leaving behind a small cloud of confetti.::

Maintenance: June 18th, 2014 | 06.17.2014, 02:25 PM
Quote: Originally Posted by Darth_Wicked View Post
Dem patch. be. notes. where?
You mean THESE patch notes!? ::Pulls patch notes out of a hat. Maybe there's some confetti.*::

- Tait, Conjurer of Notes

*There's definitely confetti.
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