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Our Next Double XP Weekend (Make Good) and KDY XP

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Our Next Double XP Weekend (Make Good) and KDY XP
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04.03.2014 , 10:02 AM | #1 Click here to go to the next staff post in this thread. Next  
Hey folks!

You may remember back when we ran our last double XP weekend that there were a lot of forum reports around that Kuat Drive Yards was not issuing double XP. Once we realized that, as a “make good” to the issue, we would do another double XP weekend so you can all reap that sweet, sweet double XP in KDY. Well I am here to give you some good news, our “make good” double XP weekend will be next weekend, from April 11th – April 13th.

Now, let’s talk a little bit about KDY. After the bug was reported we sent our QA folks deep into the double XP – KDY world to find the issue so that we could get it repaired and back to you. They ran into a strange issue, they couldn’t find a problem. In every piece of testing they did, they were always being awarded double XP in KDY. Now at this point there are two possible scenarios:
  1. KDY is actually awarding double XP and there is some confusion around how much XP players should be receiving.
  2. KDY is experiencing issues when awarding double XP, but for some unknown reason it is only manifesting on the live servers (outside our testing areas).

Let’s talk about number one. First off, there are two issues which did impact experience completely that were fixed after the last double XP weekend in 2.6.2. Both of these issues would cause a player to receive no experience at all and have since been fixed:
  • Resolved an issue that prevented Flashpoint group members from getting experience if grouped with someone outside of the listed level range of the Flashpoint. Now, defeating level-appropriate enemies will grant experience regardless of group.
  • Resolved an issue where enemy levels were being incorrectly colored as green instead of grey, to indicate that no XP would be gained from killing them.

Next, I thought it would be good to explain a bit about experience gains during double XP. If a player is playing a flashpoint when they have rested experience, they will be earning double experience from all mob kills. Meaning if you play mainly within rested XP, a double XP weekend may not appear to have any affect at all. Here are some examples of experience gains at levels 15, 30, and 50 in KDY.

It is a little long so hit the spoiler tag to see the full math. This list assumes you are not in a guild:


That should give you a pretty good idea of what experience numbers will look like when you are playing next weekend! Now, onto number two. Every now and again we can see issues manifest in very strange ways. It is possible that double XP is in fact completely borked in KDY, but only on our live servers when we run the event.

So, no matter if it is 1, or 2, there is only one solution… more double XP! Please jump on next weekend, and let us know your results, we will be looking at it as well. If it seems that KDY is functioning correctly, then may many experience points rain down upon thee. If it ends up that there is an issue and things are not working, we will hit that drawing board again and get to the bottom of it.

Thank you all for your patience, I am looking forward to seeing you all in game. Let’s get some levels, friends.

Eric Musco | Community Manager
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Celwinn's Avatar

04.03.2014 , 10:05 AM | #2
Thank you for the make good double XP weekend
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04.03.2014 , 10:08 AM | #3
If it works it works. If it doesn't it doesn't. Either way we get a second double xp weekend!!! WOOHOO!!!

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04.03.2014 , 10:10 AM | #4
Yet another example of the communication team communicating too infrequently and not giving enough information.

Thanks, Eric. That makes a lot of sense.

Those of us who seem to always run with rested experience should have had about the same experience from mob kills during 2xp because our rested experience isn't accounted for. If there was a problem doubling the xp, we would have noticed getting less xp out of the place because our rested xp wouldn't apply.

No rested xp + no double xp = half the xp we we get outside of 2xp weekends, which is not what we saw.

I think that means that the best way to level up quickest during 2xp is still completing quests. Rested xp doesn't double that, but 2xp does.

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04.03.2014 , 10:14 AM | #5
Glad that it was so quick.

Sad its during PAX East (I will most likely be to tired when I get home to play)

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04.03.2014 , 10:15 AM | #6
Well done Eric, once again excellent feedback, and keeping the community informed. Thanks for going into the extra detail, this is much appreciated, Regardless of whether we like the change or not, comunication communication, communication, always appreciated.

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04.03.2014 , 10:19 AM | #7
Excellent communication, Eric, thank you.
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04.03.2014 , 10:24 AM | #8
Awesome! This is exactly the kind of communication most players love

Also, thank you for the chance to do a "make up" double XP weekend.

Ps. maby one of the staff should be playing on the live server trying out KDY during the double xp weekend? (doesn't even have to be official, just trying it with their own toons if they can)
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04.03.2014 , 10:38 AM | #9
KDY is a non issue. I believe the problem with KDY was that people were noticing no difference between rested kills and double experience so of course people have to come onto the forums and complain about it. I noticed that I was getting the same experience for kills but double experience was being granted when it came to bonuses and completing the flashpoint.

I did however come across the dreaded no exp in standard flashpoints and am glad that's been fixed.

Exly's Avatar

04.03.2014 , 10:39 AM | #10
I am currently getting 5139 XP (rested w/ boost) when killing an elite regulator heavy assault droid on Makeb. How much XP can I expect with 2XP?