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Maintenance: November 5th, 2013

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Sindariel
11.04.2013 , 12:22 PM | #31
Quote: Originally Posted by Raansu View Post
So another week of mainstat relics not working in warzones and stacking power relics...lovely.
Not to mention Corbuggter Zero. >.>

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Adric_the_Red
11.04.2013 , 12:57 PM | #32
Quote: Originally Posted by AmberGreen View Post
On November 5th, all game servers will be unavailable while we perform maintenance. The In-Game Cartel Coin Purchase feature will be implemented during this downtime, and there will not be a new patch to download. Details are as follows:

Date: Tuesday November 5th, 2013
Duration: 2 hours
Time: 3AM PST (11AM GMT) - 5AM PST (1PM GMT)

Thank you for your patience as we maintain service for Star Wars™: The Old Republic™.
Apparently the Launcher forgot we're no longer on Daylight Savings Time. It lists the downtime as 3AM PDT - 5AM PDT, not PST...

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AmberGreen
11.04.2013 , 01:11 PM | #33 Click here to go to the next staff post in this thread. Next  
Quote: Originally Posted by Adric_the_Red View Post
Apparently the Launcher forgot we're no longer on Daylight Savings Time. It lists the downtime as 3AM PDT - 5AM PDT, not PST...
Good catch. That's fixed.
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Costello
11.04.2013 , 01:53 PM | #34
While the extra cartel coins is nice where is the money being spent in the cartel market going?

It doesn't seem to be re-invested into the game, all the money people are spending the talk of the success of the cartel market the 6 months invested by the bioware team and yet all this but the game doesn't appear to be advancing. Its great that I have my eradicator armour set, my pets and vehicles and cool emotes and glowing eyes or whatever else I want to add a nice look to my characters and companions.

But all this seems a little pointless as I seldom see my companions outside of the ewok, no cut scenes and few dialogue options of late. With so much of the cartel market being cosmetic there needs to be more core game to make it noticeable. Such as companions round the holo terminal before landing on a planet when you can see them in their unique looks.

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Perch
11.04.2013 , 02:00 PM | #35
Quote: Originally Posted by Adric_the_Red View Post
Apparently the Launcher forgot we're no longer on Daylight Savings Time. It lists the downtime as 3AM PDT - 5AM PDT, not PST...
Some of us never were on DST. I love Arizona.
Perch

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Firol
11.04.2013 , 02:02 PM | #36
So no fix this week for Spoil to the Victors quest on Hoth? That's pretty frustrating I cant finish Hoth off for ANOTHER week.

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AussieAlan
11.04.2013 , 02:31 PM | #37
Yeah same, I think I will just abandon it, but the time Hoth is fixed the xp will be worthless.

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DarthDymond
11.04.2013 , 02:35 PM | #38
Quote: Originally Posted by Costello View Post
While the extra cartel coins is nice where is the money being spent in the cartel market going?

It doesn't seem to be re-invested into the game, all the money people are spending the talk of the success of the cartel market the 6 months invested by the bioware team and yet all this but the game doesn't appear to be advancing. Its great that I have my eradicator armour set, my pets and vehicles and cool emotes and glowing eyes or whatever else I want to add a nice look to my characters and companions.

But all this seems a little pointless as I seldom see my companions outside of the ewok, no cut scenes and few dialogue options of late. With so much of the cartel market being cosmetic there needs to be more core game to make it noticeable. Such as companions round the holo terminal before landing on a planet when you can see them in their unique looks.
Let's look at what's come out in just the past 3 months for a look at where the money's going and how the game has been advancing:
2 new Flashpoints (each with SM and HM): Czerka Corporate Labs and Czerka Core Meltdown
2 new Operations (each with SM and HM): Dread Fortress and Dread Palace
2 new Daily Areas: CZ-198 and Oricon
3 new Arena Warzones: Tatooine, Corellia and Orbital Station
1 new Companion Character: Treek
1 new Reoccurring Event: Bounty Contract Week

And in one month we're also going to get:
Subscriber access to a new mini-expansion/DLC, Galactic Starfighter, with a whole new game mode with its own progression system. (And another new Arena Warzone: Makeb.)

I happen to agree that it'd be great if we saw more of our companions and more story content in general (I'm pretty happy with how they worked story content into the new Daily Area on Oricon, so I hope they keep that up), but we've definitely been getting a decent amount of new game content so I don't know how you've come to the conclusion that CM money "doesn't seem to be re-invested into the game".
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But does one ever truly have a choice? One can only match, move by move, the machinations of fate, and thus defy the tyrannous stars.
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LordArtemis
11.04.2013 , 06:50 PM | #39
I would also add to that all of the new armor, mounts and pets added to the game as well.

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dscount
11.04.2013 , 07:07 PM | #40
Quote: Originally Posted by AmberGreen View Post
To answer your questions:

Additionally, I noticed several folks in this thread discussing bug fixes, and I wanted to be sure to point out that this downtime will not include a patch at all, so there will be no bug fixes. This maintenance is being performed only to activate the In-Game Cartel Coin feature. The next patch is Game Update 2.4.3, which is currently scheduled for next Tuesday's normal maintenance time.



GREAT! Another week of BUGGED CORRUPTOR ZERO! GG Bioware!

Wish I can say I'm shocked, but just another *BW meh* not a priority - kind of like Sage/Sorc balancing.
Sage/Sorc Gate 2013 Combat DEV LOL Responses:
"...you must play defensively and make them pay for trying to kill you."
"...require a higher skill level than many players are comfortable with."