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AmberGreen
Server Available: Mecrosa Order (FR - PvP) [UPDATED 3:05AM CDT] | 04.07.2012, 11:51 PM
**UPDATE 3:05AM CDT (1:05AM PDT/ 4:05AM EDT/ 9:05AM BST/ 10:05AM CDT/ 6:05PM AEDT) - Mecrosa Order (FR - PvP) is now available for players to log in! Thanks for your patience.**

*UPDATE 2:55AM CDT (12:55AM PDT/ 4:55AM EDT/ 8:55AM BST/ 9:55AM CDT/ 5:55PM AEDT) - We appreciate your patience as we work to bring the Mecrosa Order (FR - PvP) server back up. We'll continue to post updates as to the current status and will let you know here when it's back up.*

*UPDATE 2:15AM CDT (12:15AM PDT/ 4:15AM EDT/ 8:15AM BST/ 9:15AM CDT/ 5:15PM AEDT) - Hello everyone! Unfortunately this server is still unavailable, and we do not have estimate for when it will be up again. Keep watching this thread for further information. *

*UPDATE 1:40AM CDT (11:40PM PDT/ 3:40AM EDT/ 7:40AM BST/ 8:40AM CDT/ 4:40PM AEDT) - We are continuing to work to bring Mecrosa Order up as soon as possible, but there is currently no ETA for availability. We apologize for the inconvenience, and please continue to watch this thread for updates. To check the status of your server, visit the Server Status page.*




We are currently performing a brief server restart for Mecrosa Order. We expect the server to be available again at 1:45AM CDT (11:45PM PDT/ 3:45AM EDT/ 7:45AM BST/ 8:45AM CDT/ 4:14PM AEDT).

We will update this thread when more information becomes available. Thanks for your patience!


CourtneyWoods
Scheduled Maintenance (web-only) April 10th, 2012 | 04.06.2012, 04:08 PM
Hello everyone,

We wanted to let you know that we will be performing scheduled maintenance on the SWTOR.com website for four hours on Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 from 2AM CDT (12AM PDT/3AM EDT/8AM BST/9AM CEST/5PM AEST) until 6AM CDT (4AM PDT/7AM EDT/12PM BST/1PM CEST/9PM AEST). SWTOR.com will be offline during this period, but game servers will be up and running. This maintenance is expected to take no more than four hours, but could be extended.

Enjoy the game!

Scheduled Maintenance

Date: Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Time: 2AM CDT (12AM PDT/3AM EDT/8AM BST/9AM CEST/5PM AEST) until 6AM CDT (4AM PDT/7AM EDT/12PM BST/1PM CEST/9PM AEST)

SWTOR.com will be offline during this period but game servers will be up and running. 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
Warzone: Novare Coast | 04.06.2012, 08:56 AM
In the Novare Coast player-vs-player Warzone, opposing forces battle for control of three mortar turrets that overlook a strategically vital beachhead. Control of the turrets means control of the beach, which very well may decide who takes control of the contested world of Denova!

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CourtneyWoods
Join us in our next Weekend Pass | 04.04.2012, 04:56 PM
Throughout the month of March, thousands of people began their personal Star Wars™ saga by taking part in the Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ Weekend Pass Free* Trial! We want to thank everyone who has taken part in the program so far, and we want to continue allowing those of you who are curious about the game to have the chance to experience The Old Republic™ for yourselves. That is why we are happy to announce that BioWare and LucasArts will be holding a third Weekend Pass Free Trial in the month of April!

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DavidBass
Come see The Old Republic at PAX East! | 04.04.2012, 09:53 AM
I forgot to mention one important thing! PAX East will be our first show where we'll have The Old Republic's Razer peripherals at each computer. If you haven't had a chance to see the keyboard, mouse, and headset in action, this will be your opportunity to come check them out and play with them!


CourtneyWoods
A Quick Look at UI Customization | 04.04.2012, 08:18 AM
Star Wars™: The Old Republic’s™ Lead Interface Artist Michael Voigt gives you a tour of the new User Interface customization options coming in Game Update 1.2: Legacy.

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DavidBass
Guild Summit Panels have been posted! | 04.03.2012, 02:25 PM
The remaining panels have been posted. If you have any feedback about the structure of the panels, please let us know in this thread. Thanks!

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLF60542CBEE892F02


DavidBass
Come see The Old Republic at PAX East! | 04.03.2012, 10:51 AM
The Meet & Greet will take place at the BioWare Base inside the PAX convention center (Room 105). Here are the details:

Date: Saturday, April 7th
Time: 8:00PM -11:00PM
Location: Room 105 in the Boston Exhibiton & Convention Center (e.g. the BioWare Base)
What: Meet the developers of The Old Republic, grab some drinks, and hang out with the rest of the SW:TOR community!

You will need a PAX badge to get into the convention center, but the room itself is open to all PAX attendees. We hope to see you there!


AmberGreen
Login Issues | 04.03.2012, 09:46 AM
Hello everyone. We apologize for the inconvenience, but the brief log in issues on Lord Adraas have now been resolved. Thanks for your patience!


EricMusco
[Server Status] Server Unavailable: Dreshdae Cantina | 04.01.2012, 03:47 PM
We are currently investigating issues that have caused the Dreshdae Cantina server to go down. No current ETA, we will update you as soon as we know more. Thank you for your patience!

Update - 5:20PM CDT - Dreshdae Cantina is once again available!


CourtneyWoods
Live the Ship Droid Experience! | 03.31.2012, 11:00 PM
Cruising around the galaxy in your own personal starship is an important aspect of Star Wars™: The Old Republic™. The player’s starship is like a home, and the player’s companions are like a family. No one knows this better than the dedicated Ship Droids who maintain the vessels: C2-N2 for Republic characters and 2V-R8 for Imperial characters.

Jedi Knights, Smugglers, Bounty Hunters and the other class characters may be the heroes in the wider galaxy, but on board the starship, the Ship Droids are the heroes. That’s why, as part of Game Update 1.2, you will soon be able to assume direct control over your Droid’s actions with Ship Droid™, a brand new mini-game coming to The Old Republic!


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DavidBass
Guild Summit Panels have been posted! | 03.30.2012, 06:03 PM

UPDATE 4/3/12: The remaining panels have been posted. If you have any feedback about the structure of the panels, please let us know in this thread. Thanks!


ORIGINAL POST: We've launched a new YouTube playlist featuring the Guild Summit panels, which were held on March 5th in Austin, TX. Today we are releasing the Operations/Flashpoints panel and the Player Vs. Player panel, and we'll be posting more next week.

You'll find the playlist for these videos on YouTube here:

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLF60542CBEE892F02

Since this was our first Guild Summit, we're very interested in hearing your feedback about the entirety of the event (as well as the content within the panels themselves). Let us know your thoughts below!


EricMusco
A Preview of our New Podcast | 03.30.2012, 06:01 PM
Quote: Originally Posted by Abisco View Post
I really enjoyed listening to it. Great insight on whats going on with 1.2

Can we get a link to the iTunes podcast? I can't seem to find it.
Although I can't give you an exact timeframe, we will be posting this episode to iTunes soon. We will let you know once we do and will definitely be posting all future episodes there as well, so make sure to subscribe!


EricMusco
A Preview of our New Podcast | 03.30.2012, 05:00 PM
Hello everyone! My name is Eric Musco and I, along with Brooks Guthrie are happy to bring you a sneak peek of the official STAR WARS: The Old Republic podcast. You can listen to our pilot episode here by using the embedded player, or download and listen on your preferred MP3 player.

Our goal with this show is to give you, the community, insight into development of The Old Republic by hearing directly from the developers creating the game. In our pilot episode, Brooks and I sit down with combat team members Austin Peckenpaugh and Cameron Winston to talk about some of the changes coming in Game Update 1.2.


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DavidBass
Come see The Old Republic at PAX East! | 03.30.2012, 04:46 PM
Quote: Originally Posted by LtHanley View Post
The registration for the community lounge and stuff is all of that going to be around the Bioware Base?
No, we're not part of the BioWare Base. The Old Republic can be found at Booths 212 and 312 on the main PAX showfloor. The BioWare Base is located outside the main hall, in Room 105.


CourtneyWoods
PvP in Game Update 1.2 | 03.30.2012, 03:12 PM
Gabe Amatangelo explains some of the upcoming changes and design choices for PvP:

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Fellow PvPers,

We believe competitive measure is an important part of a complete PvP experience. As such we are excited to be introducing the first phase of that to Star Wars™: The Old Republic™’s PvP gameplay in Game Update 1.2: Legacy, with Pre-Season of Ranked Warzones. We want to emphasize this is Pre-Season while the community and development teams collect data and refine the system in preparation for Season One, which will begin with the inclusion of cross-server Warzone queuing. The Pre-Season ratings will be reset when Season One officially begins.
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DavidBass
Come see The Old Republic at PAX East! | 03.30.2012, 03:11 PM
It's time for the beginning of the 2012 convention season, which kicks off with PAX East in Boston next week. Since this is our first major convention post-launch, we wanted to share with you some of our plans for the event.

Playable Demos
We'll be bringing Game Update 1.2 with us to the show, so for those of you who have been unable to check it out on the Public Test Server, this will be a great opportunity to see the new customizable User Interface, Legacy, and more.

We'll also have The Old Republic's Razer peripherals at each computer. If you haven't had a chance to see the keyboard, mouse, and headset in action, this will be your opportunity to come check them out and play with them!

Community Lounge
We're premiering our Community Lounge for the first time this year, an area of the booth for players of The Old Republic to hang out and socialize with developers, other players, and the Community team throughout the weekend. Stop by our registration desk, grab a name badge, and meet your fellow Republic and Empire fans!

New Warzone: Novare Coast
We'll have a signup sheet for anyone who comes by and wants to put a team together to face off in the new Novare Coast Warzone. Prizes await the winners!

Exclusive In-Game Mini-Pet: Tauntaun Fawn
For the first time ever, fans who visit our booth will be able to pick up a code redeemable for a tauntaun mini-pet in-game. These special black and white tauntauns are only available by coming to one of our events, so check out the Events page for more information about where we'll be this year.

Community Meet & Greet
The Meet & Greet will take place at the BioWare Base inside the PAX convention center (Room 105). Here are the details:

Date: Saturday, April 7th
Time: 8:00PM -11:00PM
Location: Room 105 in the Boston Exhibiton & Convention Center (e.g. the BioWare Base)
What: Meet the developers of The Old Republic, grab some drinks, and hang out with the rest of the SW:TOR community!

You will need a PAX badge to get into the convention center, but the room itself is open to all PAX attendees. We hope to see you there!

MMORPG.com panel: The Future of Online Gaming
James Ohlen, Game Director, will be appearing on MMORPG.com's panel on Friday evening at 6PM in the Main Theater, to discuss where the MMO genre is heading in the next ten years. Attendees will be able to ask questions directly to the panelists, so come prepared!


We're really excited for this first opportunity to spend time with players of the game in-person, and we can't wait to see you in Boston!


JesseSky
Feedback on Zorn and Toth HM (Post-3/29 Changes) | 03.30.2012, 12:29 PM
Guys, thanks for the feedback. Some wires got crossed on the ground target attack, but we've got a fix coming soon, along with some additional hardening on the berserk mechanic. I'd also like to send a shout-out to all the guilds who have been streaming their attempts on PTS, as it gives us a lot of great data for fixes and future mechanics.


CourtneyWoods
Your Legacy Begins | 03.29.2012, 09:56 AM
Senior Designer William Wallace details the upcoming Legacy System changes in Game Update 1.2:

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Where would you start if you were constructing the Skywalker family tree? Let’s start with Anakin. If you ask me, Anakin is a level 50 Sith Warrior anchoring the top of the family tree. He’s married to Padme Amidala and they have two kids, Luke and Leia. Luke and Leia were both strong in the Force, like their father before them. Leia ends up marrying Han Solo, undoubtedly a level 50 Smuggler, and they have three children who all turn out to be Jedi. Luke marries Mara Jade, and they in turn have Ben, who is also a powerful Jedi Knight. Looking at their family tree, it’s clear that the Skywalker legacy produces powerful Force users and great heroes.
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DavidBass
Operations auto-assigned loot problems | 03.28.2012, 04:39 PM
Good news! We announced at the Guild Summit that we're removing this "pre-destined loot" system from Story difficulty in Game Update 1.2.
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