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TaitWatson
Maintenance: May 3rd 2016 | 04.29.2016, 08:58 AM
Hey everyone!

We will be taking the servers offline on May 3rd in order to apply Game Update 4.4: Profit and Plunder.

Details:
DATE: May 3rd, 2016
TIME: 5AM - 9AM PDT (1PM - 5PM BST)
VERSION: 4.4

Patch Notes will be available on Monday, May 2nd.

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


EricMusco
"Story So Far" Promotion Question | 04.28.2016, 09:43 AM
Quote: Originally Posted by DarthDymond View Post
If I complete Chapter 13 on my Sith Juggernaut (let's call her Darth Alice) on the 9th, and then complete Chapter 13 on my Scoundrel (Bob Solo) on May 11th, then complete Chapter 13 on my Sniper (Charlie Chiss) on May 16, am I in the drawings for the 10th, 15th, and 20th?
Correct! The only thing to keep in mind is that if you win on the 10th, you can't win again in future drawings.

-eric


EricMusco
"Story So Far" Promotion Question | 04.28.2016, 09:31 AM
Quote: Originally Posted by -Deathpool- View Post
Does this mean that if you complete Chapter 13 by the 10th you're only eligible for the drawing for the 10th, or does completing the chapter make you eligible for all the drawings after you've completed chapter?
If you complete Chapter 13 on the 9th, you are only eligible for the drawing on the 10th.

-eric


EricMusco
"Story So Far" Promotion Question | 04.28.2016, 09:13 AM
Quote: Originally Posted by Eanelinea View Post
I'm kind of confussed exactly what we're supposed to do. Take a video while we play through chapter 13 and email it to SWTOR? Take screen caps? Or just play and see if you're picked a winner? I have 11 toons I take through each KotFE chapter every month.

I'd be playing the chapters whether there was a contest or not, but the way to submit confuses me.
You only need to do two things!
  1. Click enter now on the May Promotions page to agree to the terms of the contest.
  2. Complete Chapter 13 during one of the drawing periods.
We will be drawing 5 random people who are entered in the contest, that completed 13, at the end of each 5 day period.

-eric


EricMusco
Bioware: this is what i get for supporting you ? | 04.28.2016, 09:01 AM
Quote: Originally Posted by nerazzurroblue View Post
So i see the new promotion and get excited, then i see this: "Eligibility: Eternal Championship Solo Speedrun Competition (the “Competition”) is open only to legal residents of Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada (excluding Quebec), Chile, China, including Taiwan, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Japan, Malaysia, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Thailand, United Kingdom and the United States (including the District of Columbia)"

my country not included, why do you exclude some players from participating in this new contest ? i have been a subscriber for a long time and even when i'm not playing the game i stay a subscriber to support the game and this is the thanks i get ? you have an unhappy customer here and i'm sure there are other players who feel the same way
Country eligibility is definitely a question we have seen quite a bit, hopefully I can lend some insight. In most cases, the reason a Country would be eligible/ineligible is dependent on their respective rules. Each Country has their own rules depending on the type of contest, the individual prizes, the dollar value of those prizes, etc. If your Country is ineligible for the contest, it is likely due to our inability to meet the requisite criteria for Contests and Promotions and we're either prohibited from offering the promotion in your Country or limited in what actions we could take. Please be aware we are constantly reviewing these types of rules and working with relevant internal teams to expand the number of Countries that can participate.

We apologize if you're ineligible, our intent will always be to include as many Countries as we can. I hope that clears up any confusion. Thanks!

-eric


EricMusco
May Promotions | 04.28.2016, 08:25 AM
Get rewarded with the Zakuulan Astromech Droid, battle your way through the Eternal Championship, and fire up your gameplay with Double XP! Learn more here: http://www.swtor.com/may-the-fourth/

-eric


EricMusco
"Story So Far" Promotion Question | 04.28.2016, 07:45 AM
Good question!

The answer is that you only need to complete Chapter 13 during one of the listed periods, not 1-13. I believe it is worded that way since you will have needed to complete 1-12 anyway to complete 13. Hope that clears up any confusion.

-eric


EricMusco
Eternal Empire Recon Walker | 04.27.2016, 09:26 AM
I misspoke slightly (and will correct my post above). The Walker will not drop from the Eternal Championship, but it is purchasable for currency which drops from it. Additionally, the Walker will still drop from Star Fortresses and is now BoL.

Apologies for any confusion, thanks everyone.

-eric


EricMusco
Eternal Empire Recon Walker | 04.27.2016, 08:27 AM
Hey folks,

I wanted to pass on some information regarding a change to the Eternal Empire Recon Walker that is coming in Game Update 4.4. Currently, the Walker is a rare drop from The Exarch in Star Fortresses. We are making two changes to the mount. First, the Walker will now also be available from an Eternal Championship vendor. Second, we are changing the item from Bind on Equip to Bind on Legacy. If you have an active GTN sale at the time of 4.4's release, this will behave normally. However at the time of sale or expiration, the item will become Bind on Legacy.

Thanks everyone.

-eric

Edit: now has correct info


EricMusco
Character Transfers – Important Update | 04.26.2016, 09:54 AM
Hey folks,

Character Transfers are once again available! As a part of the maintenance we just had, we removed the restriction on Regional Transfers. Players are now able to transfer from their server to any other server. Here is the updated pricing:
  • Transfer within the same region: 1,000 CC
  • Regional Transfer: 1,500 CC

Thanks everyone!

-eric


TaitWatson
Character Transfers – Important Update | 04.26.2016, 08:26 AM
Hey everyone!

Transfers will be temporarily unavailable starting at 9:45AM CDT (3:45PM BST). The downtime shouldn't last more than about an hour.

Thanks!

-Tait


DanBunten
Introducing Weapon Tunings | 04.22.2016, 01:39 PM
Quote: Originally Posted by OrionSol View Post
When does this go live?
The first Weapon Tuning will be in the Plunderer's Pack that goes live with Chapter XIII: Profit and Plunder on May 3rd.


BenIrving
SWTOR in 4k is B.E.A.UTIFUL | 04.22.2016, 01:35 PM
Quote: Originally Posted by JidaiDerriphan View Post
I began playing SWTOR at launch with an AMD 6770 and an HD monitor, the game looked AMAZING at launch and I was very impressed, no complaints whatsoever. Recently I graduated college and was able to pick up a 4k monitor and a GTX 970, and man this game looks incredible at max settings in 4k. Were there people playing it at this resolution/detail at launch or was there an update I missed?
I also have a GTX 970 but my monitor is getting old… sounds like it may be time for an upgrade.


DanBunten
Introducing Weapon Tunings | 04.21.2016, 10:15 AM
Hey folks,

We have seen a lot of questions come up about Weapon Tuning and I wanted to address some of the bigger ones we keep seeing.

Is Weapon Tuning purely cosmetic?
Yes, they do not affect the stats of the weapon in any way.

Will we be able to modify existing weapons?
Many of the existing weapons you have will support the Weapon Tuning slot, but not all. We will continue adding them to existing weapons over time and all new weapons introduced will have this slot.

Are they exclusive to the Cartel Market?
The Lightning Weapon Tuning is exclusive to the Cartel Market, but there may be future Tunings available from other sources.

Are they affected by Color Crystals?
Yes.

Will Tuning effects stack with existing weapon effects?
Yes.

Can we turn the effect on and off like a flourish?
No, similar to existing weapon effects, when the weapon is drawn the effect will always be shown.

Are Weapon Tunings destroyed if removed from a weapon?
No, they are removable from weapons just like other mods and for the same cost as extracting a Color Crystal.

Please keep the questions coming.


EricMusco
Introducing Weapon Tunings | 04.20.2016, 04:00 PM
Hey folks,

Seeing a lot of great questions, keep them coming. I will work with the team and get answers out to many of them tomorrow.

Thanks!

-eric


TaitWatson
Introducing Weapon Tunings | 04.20.2016, 03:00 PM
A Weapon Tuning is an exciting new way to customize your weaponry, creating a brilliant visual flair on the weapon itself!

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EricMusco
SWTOR's security certificate expired | 04.19.2016, 10:40 PM
The certificate issue should now be resolved. Thanks!

-eric


EricMusco
SWTOR's security certificate expired | 04.19.2016, 10:09 PM
Quote: Originally Posted by quinnsolo View Post
Trying to change my billing info on the website, but FIrefox shuts it down due to the EA checkout site having an expired security certificate. Am I crazy, or should that be like pretty high priority for them to fix?
The team is aware of the issue and working on getting it addressed. I don't have an ETA right now but I will pass on updates as I have them. Thanks!

-eric


TaitWatson
Rishi arena bug | 04.19.2016, 04:22 PM
Hey there!

We are aiming to fix this in 4.4!

-Tait


EricMusco
Current Exploit Action | 04.19.2016, 04:18 PM
Hey folks,

As many of you may have heard rumor of, there was an exploit which was introduced in Game Update 4.3. We have since addressed the issue and the exploit is no longer possible. However I wanted to share some details on what happened and what action we are taking. Without going into too much detail, there was an issue tied to certain players accounts which allowed them to very easily create large quantities of credits through use of in-game mail and trading. We got reports over the past few days that players randomly received very large sums of credits and this was instrumental in helping us find isolate who had participated.

As of this post, many of the offenders have had their accounts banned. If at any time since 4.3 launched you received a very large and unexpected quantity of credits through in-game mail, trade, the GTN, or saw them moving through your Guild please send me a PM with the following information:
  • Your character name
  • Server
  • Character who sent you those credits
  • Guild (if applicable)

Similarly, if you received a large quantity of credits do not move those credits. As with previous exploits, players who knowingly help exploiters avoid detection will also have action taken against their accounts. We are still investigating the accounts which used this exploit and we are in the process of removing that currency from the economy. As always, thank you to the vast majority of our players who did not participate. Many of you messaged us privately regarding the issue and were instrumental in us isolating and addressing the issue.

Thanks everyone.

-eric
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