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CommunityTeam
BRB, Eric is AFK Round 2 | 02.20.2020, 01:39 PM
Hi there,

I will be the Padawan of the forums but don’t worry although I am new here on the forums I’m not so new to SWTOR. I have worked as a member of the SWTOR support team for years.

Here are a few facts about me: People call me Natha, I'm French but I have lived in Ireland since 2015, I love food and hiking (do not hesitate to send me suggestions on both). Last but not least, my favorite class in SWTOR is Sith Inquisitor.

I will be an additional helping hand alongside Dan during Eric’s parental leave and even beyond. Expect me to be not only on the forums discussing with you and escalating bug reports but also responding to you on social media.

I’m looking forward to having great conversations with you.


DanielSteed
BRB, Eric is AFK Round 2 | 02.20.2020, 01:36 PM
Hello everyone!

It’s been about a year since my debut here on the forums, but for anyone unsure of what aspects of Community I help run, here’s a quick list of things that I handle on the back end of things.
  • Website publishing and management. I’m the main driving force behind a majority of the articles and various website updates that happen.
  • Creating assets used for Community/Marketing. The Alderaan trailer for Game Update 6.1 and the images used for the recent Cartel Market article are some good examples of this.
  • Running the Content Creator program and working with everyone in that group.
  • Social media posting on all the different platforms.

With Musco’s upcoming journey into fatherhood, expect to see more of me here on the forums! The next few weeks will be a transitionary period, so thank you for your patience as we get properly adjusted to dividing everything Musco managed both here and behind the scenes.


EricMusco
BRB, Eric is AFK Round 2 | 02.20.2020, 01:32 PM
Hey everyone,

A couple of years ago I made a post just like this one where I let you know I was getting married and would be out of office for a few weeks. (Round 1, if you missed it). Well, I am back for round 2...

In a few short weeks, my wife and I are expecting our first child!

Between paternity leave and some paid time off that's burning a hole in my pocket, I am going to be in and out of the office quite a bit over the next few months. To keep things consistent, even during the time I am in office, I will be focusing most of my efforts behind the scenes. I would expect it will be a few months before you see me start popping back up more regularly. My goal is to have this time be as minimally impactful to all of you as possible. This is going to be accomplished in two ways.

First, most of you already know Dan Steed who has been on the community team for a year or so now. A lot of his role is typically behind the scenes, but, he is gonna step out from behind the curtain to start communicating with you more. Second, we have a couple of people that are going to be helping us out, some on a temporary basis. They will be posting under a new account aptly called "CommunityTeam".

Like last time, this likely won't be my last message to you all before I go on leave (given the unpredictability of babies though, who knows). But I will start receding back a bit so the other team members can start interacting with all of you. Thanks everyone, be nice while I'm gone .

Enough from me, over to them!

-eric


EricMusco
Maintenance: February 20, 2020 | 02.20.2020, 09:08 AM
Hey everyone,

All servers are back online, thanks!.

-eric


EricMusco
Maintenance: February 20, 2020 | 02.19.2020, 02:56 PM
Hey folks,

Here are the changes coming tomorrow, they will be fully published on the web tomorrow to coincide with the launch of the patch.
  • The starting area of Korriban no longer has a floating platform.
  • Republic players on the Mission “The Task at Hand” will find it much more clear where they need to find General Daeruun.
  • Players who qualified for the 5-year Distinguished Veteran Reward: Galactic Alliance Statue will find a new make-good decoration in their mailbox.
  • Corrected an issue which caused some items to have an Ossus Reputation requirement to equip.
  • Corrected an issue where Operation broadcast messages would not display in some circumstances.
  • Darth Malgus will no longer show up as “Darth Malgus Unhooded” in the subtitles of the final cinematic of Onslaught.

-eric


EricMusco
Maintenance: February 20, 2020 | 02.19.2020, 01:05 PM
Hey everyone,

We will be taking the servers offline on February 20, 2020 to deploy Game Update 6.1a.

Details:
DATE: February 20, 2020
TIME: 6:00AM - 8:00AM PST (1400 - 1600 GMT)
VERSION: 6.1a

Patch notes will be available on Thursday, here: http://www.swtor.com/patchnotes.

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


EricMusco
Maintenance: February 13, 2020 | 02.14.2020, 11:02 AM
Hey folks,

Ok, I talked with the team and this is an intended change for 6.1. Originally this was planned to come in a later Game Update so it could get more bake time, but when it was moved to this release it was missed for patch noting. I understand the frustration around the lack of communication on this one, it was definitely not meant to be a ninja change so apologies for that. I am working with the team to make sure we have a better process around changes shifting releases to make sure they don’t go unnoted.

That said, please continue to share your feedback on the change. We will monitor that along with our own MM Ops data and make adjustments as needed.

Thanks.

-eric


EricMusco
Maintenance: February 13, 2020 | 02.13.2020, 03:36 PM
Quote: Originally Posted by MaxBider View Post
Stacks in MM Ops are buggy

Endurance is not scaled up
I am looking into what is up with the MM stacks. I know that it is a change we were experimenting with on PTS, but I am still confirming whether this was a planned change or an unintended holdover from PTS. I will let you know once I have more info.

-eric


DanielSteed
Cartel Market Newest Additions: Available Now! | 02.13.2020, 02:15 PM
Hello everyone!

With today's update a few new things were added to the Cartel Market. You can check them all out in this article!


EricMusco
Turf War Heroic on Mek-Sha moved? | 02.13.2020, 02:02 PM
Quote: Originally Posted by mentalmackem View Post
Did you move the turf war heroic on mek-sha? its not available from the console that usually has it.
Hey there,

That should have been caught in the patch notes, my apologies. We have temporarily disabled Turf War. The Mission has had a number of bugs since launch and so until we get those resolved, we are disabling the Mission. We will correct those issues and bring it back, working properly, in a future patch.

Apologies for any inconvenience, I will get that added to the notes now.

-eric


EricMusco
Raising the Stronghold cap limit | 02.13.2020, 01:58 PM
Hey all,

Although it wasn't captured in the patch notes, we did raise the Stronghold Cap in 6.1 to 15 so that we could account for not only the addition of Alderaan but also have some buffer for duplicates.

I will raise this to the team for investigation.

-eric


DanielSteed
Game Update 6.1 ‘Pinnacles of Power’ is Live! | 02.13.2020, 10:33 AM
Hello everyone!

Game Update 6.1 'Pinnacles of Power' is now live! Strengthen your ties with the Galactic Republic or Sith Empire and establish a new personal headquarters in the luxurious Alderaan Noble Estate. Curious about checking out the Stronghold? Check out this trailer!


EricMusco
Game Update 6.1 Known Issues | 02.13.2020, 10:29 AM
Hey folks,
-eric


EricMusco
Maintenance: February 13, 2020 | 02.13.2020, 10:18 AM
All servers are once again available, thanks everyone!

-eric


EricMusco
Maintenance: February 13, 2020 | 02.12.2020, 10:49 AM
Hey folks,

We have passed final testing and will be deploying tomorrow! Dan will be updating maintenance timing in a bit but expect downtime tomorrow morning to push out 6.1.

Thanks all.

-eric


CharlesBoyd
Maintenance: February 13, 2020 | 02.11.2020, 04:23 PM
Quote: Originally Posted by BenKatarn View Post
I hope there's something of that variety for Kira as well?
Yes, and for a couple of other characters too


CharlesBoyd
Maintenance: February 13, 2020 | 02.11.2020, 11:52 AM
Quote: Originally Posted by Sitara View Post
Oo ...no Scourge Romance fix? Oo
Thanks for bringing that up! For those of you with Jedi Knight characters affected by the Scourge romance bug (that is, characters who started a romance with Lord Scourge after the launch of 6.0, but whose companion interactions incorrectly indicate that they’ve broken up with him) it is our current belief based on testing that the bug will not affect the content in 6.1. In other words, while the interaction in the Companions & Contacts window will still display incorrectly, the actual storyline should be unaffected. Specifically, the cinematic scene for the mission "Signal from Noise" will end with...
Spoiler


That said, our investigations into the exact cause of the bug are still ongoing, so we don't feel comfortable calling this a fully "fixed" issue. As it currently seems unlikely that we will get such confirmation in time for the release, we wanted to share these details for those among you who are justifiably cautious where your romances are involved. If you’re concerned about potentially missing the cinematic lines referencing this romance, you may want to hold off on starting “Signal from Noise” when it becomes available in update 6.1. No other missions in the update reference the romance, so they can be played without concern.

We know how important romance storylines are for our players (they're important to us, too!) and will work hard to ensure that the issue is fully resolved in our next patch. As soon as we know the release date and have the fix confirmed, we’ll let you know.


EricMusco
Maintenance: February 13, 2020 | 02.10.2020, 03:27 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by casirabit View Post
Yea saw but no price for the stronghold nor information if a guild can have more than 2 but oh well, kind of figured that.
We definitely hear you on the request to have more than one Guild Stronghold but no changes at this time.

As for pricing:
Initial Unlock - 4 million credits / 1900 CC
Drawing Room - 900K credits / 600 CC
Guest Chambers - 900K credits / 600 CC
Study - 900K credits / 600 CC
Mountain Retreat - 2.5 million credits / 1200 CC
Northern Lodging - 2 million credits / 900 CC
Western Lodging - 2 million credits / 900 CC
Throne Room - 2 million credits / 900 CC
Balcony Overlook - 900K credits / 600 CC
Hidden Area - 1.5 million credits / 700 CC

Thanks all.

-eric


DanielSteed
Maintenance: February 13, 2020 | 02.10.2020, 02:29 PM
Hello everyone!

The English patchnotes just went live. Still working on the German and French versions, which will be up by the end of the day.


EricMusco
Maintenance: February 13, 2020 | 02.10.2020, 01:05 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by jedimasterjac View Post
Is this an issue that will be 1+ resets away, or something where we might see the patch tomorrow, or Thursday, or Friday? Not trying to get an actual estimate, of course.
Ideally, we would love to be able to release it later this week, but until we get a full understanding of the issue and the time it will take to fix it I can't give a timeframe just yet.

More details as I have them!

-eric
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