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DanielSteed
New York City Community Cantina | 08.22.2019, 03:38 PM
It is my pleasure to announce the specific details about our upcoming Community Cantina event happening this October in New York City! The full details of the event can be found here!


EricMusco
PTS Phase 1.5 is Ending | 08.22.2019, 12:43 PM
Hey folks,

We are going to be bringing PTS down shortly which will mark the end of phase 1.5. The next time we bring PTS up (next week), will be the kick-off of phase 2. There is a LOT coming in that phase so look for a breakdown next week of what you can expect to see.

As always, we cannot thank you enough for taking the time to test on PTS and give us your feedback. It continues to be invaluable.

-eric


EricMusco
Unscheduled Maintenance - August 20th | 08.20.2019, 01:26 PM
All servers are once again available, thanks everyone. If you notice any suspicious activity, please report it directly to us, privately.

-eric


EricMusco
Unscheduled Maintenance - August 20th | 08.20.2019, 12:59 PM
Quote: Originally Posted by Nee-Elder View Post
hmm, just checking here...

Will there be any rollback too? Reason i ask is: when i logged in about an hour ago, i had made a sale 2 hours ago and accepted the in-game MAIL w/ credits obviously.

I then proceeded to buy a few items (flagship encryptions) from the GTN, of which all those mails were opened and items taken. (as of about 20 min. ago)

./fingers-crossed lol
No rollback! Basically, we are just going to expire any existing auction, anything that happened prior to that point should be untouched.

-eric


EricMusco
Unscheduled Maintenance - August 20th | 08.20.2019, 12:43 PM
Hey everyone,

We are going to be bringing all SWTOR servers offline for a quick maintenance. We expect to be down for approximately one hour. This maintenance is to address an in-game exploit. As a part of what we are doing during this maintenance, players will find that all of their GTN sales have been expired. Once we come back online you will find any GTN sales that you had waiting for you in your mailbox.

With the exploit resolved, we will be conducting a thorough investigation of what has occurred. Once we have completed our review, we'll let you know the status and the actions we have taken.

-eric


EricMusco
Welcome to Onslaught Phase 1.5! | 08.16.2019, 10:17 AM
The issue that was causing kicks and infinite loading screens should now be resolved, PTS is back online!

-eric


EricMusco
Welcome to Onslaught Phase 1.5! | 08.15.2019, 04:33 PM
Hey folks,

After some investigation it looks like there is an issue which is causing some headaches. It is causing an issue where a players can get kicked, or, if you are in the process of loading, you may get "stuck" loading.

We are going to bring PTS offline for today while we look into solutions. I will swing back into the thread tomorrow and let you know what's up. Thanks everyone for trying to jump in today!

-eric


EricMusco
Welcome to Onslaught Phase 1.5! | 08.15.2019, 12:28 PM
PTS is back online!

-eric


EricMusco
Welcome to Onslaught Phase 1.5! | 08.15.2019, 11:42 AM
We brought PTS down this morning to deploy another patch. This patch is meant to address the group finder issues we were seeing. As a note you will notice that a few things are happening:
  • Players will notice they may now earn Renown crates, these crates are currently bugged, the contents are not intended. Don't worry about giving us feedback on these crates for now as they are not fully implemented.
  • Any existing gear that you have will show their amplifiers as "null". Purchasing new versions of that gear will fix the problem.
  • The final boss of Hammer Station is dropping a large amount of loot (more than intended). Also that boss is despawning very quickly so loot em' quick if you kill them.
We will be bringing PTS back up early this afternoon Austin time. Thanks all.

-eric


EricMusco
Level Sync Feedback | 08.14.2019, 08:13 AM
Quote: Originally Posted by ThrawnFanatic View Post
Are loot drops disabled currently so the new system can be added? I've run a dozen heroics to test them out, and noticed the Alliance crates are gone, the Renown rewards are wacky as expected, but also the NPCs drop nothing at all.
Correct, loot drops are not implemented yet. That will be the main focus of Phase 2 and beyond.

-eric


EricMusco
Level Sync Feedback | 08.13.2019, 04:00 PM
Hey folks,

There is currently a bug on PTS where if you have certain group content selected, you will be unable to queue at all in group finder. Ex: If you have any Flashpoint selected other than Hammer Station it won't let you queue.

We are working on a fix for that now and will try to push a new build on PTS tomorrow or Thursday.

-eric


EricMusco
Level Sync Feedback | 08.13.2019, 01:10 PM
Hey everyone!

PTS will be going live shortly with the next build. As noted, Bounty Hunter has been added along with the 4pc bonuses being added to the other class sets. The other thing that is now available for testing is that the level sync we previously discussed has now been added across all group content, not just EV and KP:
  • All Operations
  • All Flashpoints
  • Also, look for new balance on planets that had level sync applied to them for solo content
Please feel free to play any of the above and let us know your thoughts. Is it too hard, or too easy? Please be specific and let us know what you were playing in your feedback. As a reminder, the PTS Achievements (which track rewards) do not matter yet in this phase. We will really push you towards group finder content when Phase 2 begins.

-eric


EricMusco
Maintenance: August 13th, 2019 | 08.13.2019, 09:40 AM
All servers are once again available, thanks all.

-eric


EricMusco
Welcome to Onslaught Phase 1.5! | 08.12.2019, 12:38 PM
Quote: Originally Posted by Beyrahl View Post
Any news on when PTS is coming back?
Sure thing! PTS will not be coming back up today as we are working through some patch issues. Hopeful for it to be ready for tomorrow but I will swing back into the thread tomorrow and let you know.

-eric


EricMusco
Welcome to Onslaught Phase 1.5! | 08.09.2019, 04:16 PM
Quote: Originally Posted by geofraynils View Post
Is there achievements to do on it's phase, we found it :
https://imgur.com/tWNiZ3z

can you confirm ?
To clear up any confusion, any Achievements you see on PTS prior to phase 2 do not actually work towards PTS rewards. Once we launch phase 2 we will make sure to clearly communicate the Achievements required for rewards, what the rewards are, etc. So look for that in the phase 2 blog, you don't need to worry about those Achievements for now.

-eric


MikeBradley
July PvP Report | 08.09.2019, 02:48 PM

Hey All,

In July we caught and punished 25 accounts for win trading, cheating, or exploiting in PvP. We have:

  • Suspended the accounts
  • Zeroed out all ranked ratings of every character on those accounts
  • Removed all of their Ranked PvP Reward Tokens

There were 4 accounts that we permanently banned this month for egregious abuse of an exploit.


Actions From Recent Exploit

We recently caught an exploit that could affect ranked ratings in PvP, and with patch 5.10.4 we have fixed the issue. Once it was detected, we were able to look back throughout the season and identify accounts that were using it in any capacity. It’s worth noting that this exploit was not possible in previous seasons. There were not many accounts that had ever used it, but there were clearly a handful abusing it pretty egregiously. Punishments in this case were administered according to the severity of the abuse, up to and including four accounts that have been permanently banned.

As a reminder, if you ever hear about or discover any exploit you should immediately stop using it and report it to us. This can be done through an in game ticket, or if it pertains to PvP, the new email pvpReports@swtor.com.


Season Transitions

For clarity, season 11 will be coming to an end with 6.0. When the end of a season coincides with an expansion, we like take a couple of weeks to wrap up our investigations, distribute rewards, let players get to the new level cap, experiment with the new gear, and prepare for the upcoming season. Given that we’ve received a large amount of PvP-specific feedback from the community this year, we are looking at potentially extending this period of time before beginning season 12 so that we can also try to incorporate some changes and updates to PvP as well. There may be some things that we can change and tweak while a season is underway, but other aspects would ideally be changed between seasons, which is one of the reasons we are trying to extend that period of time in this case. We have also heard your feedback regarding desires for shorter seasons, or at least very clear and consistent season lengths, so please know that is a priority for us and I will have more details on that front in future reports.

As a disclaimer, we won’t have the capacity to implement every change or suggestion that has been put forth, but we are rigorously evaluating all ideas and figuring out what we can do and when. I’m excited to share the specifics with everyone once they are finalized in the coming months. Thanks to everyone who has been using the new email address, and to all who have shared ideas for improvements or offered feedback of any kind.

Until Next Time…


EricMusco
Maintenance: August 13th, 2019 | 08.09.2019, 02:31 PM
Hey everyone!

We will be taking the servers offline on Tuesday, August 13th for back-end maintenance.

Details:
DATE: 13 August 2019
TIME: 5:00AM - 9:00AM PDT (1200 - 1600 GMT)
VERSION: N/A

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

-eric


EricMusco
Welcome to Onslaught Phase 1.5! | 08.09.2019, 10:25 AM
Quote: Originally Posted by fushnchips View Post
Thanks Eric what phase will this be still 1.5 or 1.7 also what about Republic characters or since they are basicly a mirror will it only be imperial till 2.0 testing ?
This is still 1.5. There will be a bigger announcement (blog and whatnot) when we go into Phase 2 as a lot is coming in with that Phase.

To follow on to my previous post, PTS is not going to be coming back up today. We are still working on getting the next build together so look for it early next week.

-eric


EricMusco
Marauder Ability, Tactical Item, and Set Bonus Feedback | 08.09.2019, 10:05 AM
Updated the Marauder set bonuses for include the 4 and 6 pc effects. Thanks all.

-eric


EricMusco
Assassin Ability, Tactical Item, and Set Bonus Feedback | 08.09.2019, 10:02 AM
Updated Assassin set bonuses to include the 4 and 6 pc bonuses.

-eric
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