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Preliminary Game Update 3.1 Patch Notes

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Preliminary Game Update 3.1 Patch Notes
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TaitWatson
02.02.2015 , 12:33 PM | #1 Click here to go to the next staff post in this thread. Next  
Hey everyone,

One of the things that many people have asked for is a better look into what's coming up. Outside of Bug Report replies and the maintenance messaging synopsis, you don't really get a full picture of what's coming in upcoming patches until the Patch Notes go live the day before. I wanted to change this and give you insight into what you can expect in the next week's patch earlier. This is part of our continued effort to be more communicative of upcoming changes and content. However, we do realize that having information early and then subsequently having it change can cause friction, so if we find that the constant changes to the patches are causing more harm than good due to releasing the information early, we will stop posting preliminary notes. This is an experiment, and we'll see how it goes.

There are a lot of stipulations that come with this, however. While we definitely want to get this information out to you, we can also see how this information can cause problems when things that are listed don't make it into the patch (or, on the opposite side of the coin, when the preliminary notes don't list something you expected/wanted to be in the patch). As such, I've compiled some answers to questions that I think may come up, either now or when the final notes are published:

1. Why isn't X BUG listed in the preliminary notes? This is a comprehensive list of what is coming in this patch, but in no way reflects what is being worked on or is known. That said, the notes are subject to change as more bug fixes are finalized - the final "bug scrape" happens later in the week, before the notes are finalized.
2. Why was X BUG from the preliminary notes removed? The notes are subject to change, and it probably failed QA and had to be looked at again. This happens from time to time, and those fixes are generally moved to the next patch.
3. Why isn't X BUG fixed in either set of notes? Since we can't get every bug into a patch, every team has to prioritize bugs, and sometimes that means bugs have to be pushed to the other patches. The same team doesn't fix every bug, which is why bug fixes can range in severity. As mentioned before, a lack of fix does not indicate that the bug isn't being actively worked on.

I do want to reiterate that the notes are subject to change. This doesn't mean that stuff will only be removed - things are added the Friday before a patch goes out all the time. Due to the nature of how patches change, though, the preliminary notes won't be updated as things are added/removed - the final notes will reflect the final patch. I know it sounds like I am harping on the notes changing a lot, and that's on purpose. This is the main concern we have about releasing this information early - that it will mislead people into thinking this is in any way a guarantee. It's not. In fact, it will very likely change. I'd say they have about a 98% chance to change.

Without further ado, if you accept that these notes are very likely to change, open up the spoiler tag and enjoy!

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Rankyn
02.02.2015 , 02:21 PM | #2
Thanks for getting them to us early.
Hopefully, everyone will stay cool about late changes and you can keep doing this.

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02.02.2015 , 02:22 PM | #3
Huh. Gree Event is returning, nice.


Anyway, thank you oh glorious and noble Tait, keep of the forums and holder of the dignified yellow lettering!

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02.02.2015 , 02:23 PM | #4
I am assuming these are not the full notes? I mean we're not getting any new content. This is more of a small update, a 3.0.3 or something.
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02.02.2015 , 02:25 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by SebastiaanZ View Post
I am assuming these are not the full notes? I mean we're not getting any new content. This is more of a small update, a 3.0.3 or something.
EDIT: Sorry missed an important bit lol. Whats the release date again?
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02.02.2015 , 02:25 PM | #6
Tait seeing that the Gree event is coming it was reported Four month back that

Gree Light Pillar (Blue) not added to decorations list and once you place the pillar down , once picked up again.. .. then destroys itself 0/0

http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=760200


you guys fixxed it for 3.1?
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02.02.2015 , 02:25 PM | #7
Please for the love of GOD, for the [Weekly] Tactile Flashpoint, ADD THE REST OF THE TACTICLES for credit for the weekly!! PLEASE. Only Bloodhunt and Battle of Rishi count count towards the weekly. You que for the daily to get credit for weekly, but never get it because those two never pop for your daily. !!! Is it always freakin Czerka. Please fix this. It has been broken for weeks.

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02.02.2015 , 02:29 PM | #8
Awesome patch Tait! Appreciate the early notes.

I hate to bother you with such a minor bug, but just wanted to share this in case you guys aren't aware of it. It's been broken for a while. http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=771175

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02.02.2015 , 02:29 PM | #9 Click here to go to the next staff post in this thread. Next  
Quote: Originally Posted by Murder_Toys View Post
Tait seeing that the Gree event is coming it was reported Four month back that

Gree Light Pillar (Blue) not added to decorations list and once put down , once picked up destroys itself 0/0

http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=760200
This example falls firmly into the "subject to change" part:

The fix for this is scheduled for 3.1 but hasn't been finalized yet, so wouldn't be in the notes at this stage.
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02.02.2015 , 02:30 PM | #10 Click here to go to the next staff post in this thread. Next  
Quote: Originally Posted by sterrwers View Post
awesome patch tait! Appreciate the early notes.

I hate to bother you with such a minor bug, but just wanted to share this in case you guys aren't aware of it. It's been broken for a while. http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=771175
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