11/12/2013

11/12/2013

Game Update 2.4.3 Patch Notes

Highlights

  • PvP Season One! Ratings have been reset to mark the beginning of Ranked PvP Season One. Get in there and go berserk!
  • Ranked PvP Leaderboards! Players can now visit the website to compare Solo and Group Rankings. Details under PvP
  • Character Name Renewal Program! Many previously held names have been released!
    • Subscribers are unaffected by the Name Renewal Program.
    • Preferred Status:
      • Characters below level 10 that have not been played in the last 90 days are flagged for rename.
      • Characters below level 30 that have not been played in the last 180 days are flagged for rename.
      • Characters level 30 and above are unaffected.
    • Free-to-Play:
      • Characters below level 10 that have not been played in the last 60 days are flagged for rename.
      • Characters below level 30 that have not been played in the last 120 days are flagged for rename.
      • Characters level 30 and above are unaffected.
    • If a character is flagged for rename, players can choose the name originally used if no one on the same server has chosen that name yet.

General

  • Bounty Contract Week Event! Invite your friends and help the Bounty Brokers Association clean its long list of contracts between November 12-19, 2013.
  • Added Item Modification Tables to the VIP Area of the Republic and Imperial Fleet Stations.

Cartel Market

    General

    • Certain pack armor sets can now be contained in the new Supplementary Body Armor box. These boxes now contain belts, bracers, and headgear.

    New Items

    • New Mount! A new creature mount, the Ashfall Tauntaun will be available on the Cartel Market on November 19th! Cost: 3,000 Cartel Coins
    • New Bounty Pack: The Opportunist's Bounty Pack!
      • The Opportunist's Bounty Pack items can now be viewed in Collections.
      • The Opportunist's Bounty Pack will be available on November 15th! Cost: 320 Cartel Coins
      • Hypercrates containing 24 Opportunist's Bounty Packs will be available on November 15th. (Discounted by 10% for a limited time!) Cost: 6,912 Cartel Coins

    Collections

    • Added a new "Events" category to Collections:
      • The "Holidays" sub-category has been added and now contains all Holiday items.
      • Some items formerly located in the "Special" category  have been relocated.

    Flashpoints and Operations

      Operations

        Dread Fortress
        • In Hard Mode, Corruptor Zero now properly disables his "Concussion Mine" ability and he no longer uses it upon switching to his "Unified Beam" ability during the final phase of the encounter.
        Dread Palace
        • Dread Master Brontes no longer becomes untargetable by melee Classes during the final encounter.

    Items and Economy

    • Removed the erroneous Level 3 Speeder Piloting requirement from the JA-3 Speeder.
    • Removed PvP Rating requirements from following items:
      • Advanced Black-Orange War Hero's Crystal
      • Advanced Black-Purple War Hero's Crystal
      • Ubrikkian War-rider
    • Effects no longer trigger simultaneously when the following relics equipped at the same time:
      • Focused Retribution
      • Ephemeral Mending
      • Fortunate Redoubt
      • Reactive Warding
      • Shield Amplification
      • Devastating Vengeance
      • Serendipitous Assault
    • The names of several item modifications have been corrected in French and German.

    Missions and NPCs

      Missions

        Class Missions
          Sith Inquisitor
          • Giant Killer: Lord Zash has been given pronoun training such that she no longer refers to male players as female when speaking German.
        Daily Area Missions
          CZ-198
          • [WEEKLY] Czerka Takeover: This mission will now progress for completing "Manual Shutdown" in instances where players have first completed and turned in "Workforce Reduction".
        World Missions
          Hoth
          • Spoils to the Victor: This mission can now be completed, and Imperial players are no longer subject to death by exhaustion upon entering Lormarr Cave.
          Ilum
          • Crystal Ball (Republic)/First Strike (Imperial ): This mission now clearly indicates that players need to use their Personal Starship when traveling to Ilum.

    PvP

      Warzones

        Ranked
        • Ranked PvP Leaderboards! Players can now visit the website  to compare Solo and Group Rankings.
          • Rankings are grouped by Advanced Class/opposite Faction's  mirror Advanced Class. (For example, Jedi Sage and Sith Sorcerer share a single Leaderboard.)
          • The Leaderboard data is updated every 2 hours.
        • Rating changes applied at the end of matches are now more balanced and accurately reflect Rating disparity between teams.

    UI

    • Dread Forged and Oberon Serendipitous Assault relics now state that their effects do not stack with other Serendipitous Assault relics.