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R-4 Anomaly Bosses on PTS

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JackieKo
03.02.2022 , 12:48 PM | #1 Click here to go to the next staff post in this thread. Next  
Hello everyone,

We will be opening the PTS up so players can test out three bosses they would encounter in the R-4 Anomaly Operation in both 8p Story and Veteran mode. The rest of the Operation, (other bosses, non boss encounters etc.) are not available yet.

To prepare, we recommend players copy their level 80 characters over from Live. Rating 318 gear for testing Story mode is available in each Fleet in the Supplies section. Rating 330 gear and 286 Augments for testing Veteran mode are available outside the entrance to the operation on a pier outside the Slugfall Cantina on Mek'sha.

To access the bosses, form a 8 player Ops group and head to Mek'sha. The entrance is on a pier outside the Slugfall Cantina, once inside, you can proceed directly to the first boss.

Please note that players will be blocked from traveling to Manaan in this phase of PTS, as were currently preparing the Manaan Daily Area for testing but its not quite ready yet.

Important note! This phase of PTS includes many fixes we intend on deploying in the next update. This update will be heavily focused on bug fixes and is intended to go out before the patch that contains the R-4 Operation goes live. Some specific callouts are included below to ensure that a number of visual changes address accessibility concerns.

Players will find that the inventory screen UI has been updated. The contrast has been adjusted, with the opacity being reduced to 20%. We would like player feedback to ensure that the adjustments are no longer causing eye strain/migraines.

Important note about the mod nodes in equipment icons. The reports regarding trypophobia have been noted, and the team will be making adjustments to this part of the UI to no longer cause phobic reactions. An initial adjustment was made and we would like players to let us know if they are still affected by the design of the nodes.

Last specific call out is the fight with Darth Malgus. Since the issue with this fight has been initially reported, the team has been checking every possibility into why players are experiencing this bug. We have been unable to reproduce the issue on dev servers, however, we have deployed possible solutions for this on the PTS and would like players to test out the Malgus fight to see if the issue is resolved or if it keeps occurring. If the latter, please be very specific in your report of the issue and if possible include video of your report.

As stated above, this round of PTS is focused on three bosses for the Operation. Please refer to this post to read my launch follow up. As indicated there, more details will be shared once everything is finalized.

To provide feedback for the bosses, please post in the following threads.

R-4 Boss: IP-CPT
R-4 Boss: Watchdog
R-4 Boss: Lord Kanoth

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hillerbees
03.02.2022 , 01:55 PM | #2
I'll be honest - OPs are not really my thing so I won't be downloading the PTS.

But I am very annoyed that it looks like devs think that adjusting the contrast on the UI is enough to stop it being offensively ugly and bulky..

Is this the offhand way our concerns are going to be addressed?

If you are tired of reading our salty comments on 7.0 I can tell you that I'm tired of banging on about them too, but I do so out of my 10 years of love for the game. I'm finding it hard to come to terms with how there are so many things to complain about in an update that has given us so little.

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Beyrahl
03.02.2022 , 02:55 PM | #3
Is there anywhere where a full list of bug fixes will be? Or shall we wait till the patch notes? I ask because it's nice to know whats fixed and whats not to bring more attention to things that aren't.

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Minden
03.02.2022 , 03:28 PM | #4
Jackie,

Respectfully, can you put into writing that BW will actually listen to our feedback this time? If not, why should anyone waste time downloading or testing. We have tested in the past, given feedback and watched as everything we said was ignored.

Also, no offense but I for one do not care much for testing the Operations bosses. Can we just worry about fixing all the other issues first? From BW's track record, releasing additional bosses means additional bugs.

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hillerbees
03.02.2022 , 04:04 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Minden View Post
Jackie,

Respectfully, can you put into writing that BW will actually listen to our feedback this time? If not, why should anyone waste time downloading or testing. We have tested in the past, given feedback and watched as everything we said was ignored.

Also, no offense but I for one do not care much for testing the Operations bosses. Can we just worry about fixing all the other issues first? From BW's track record, releasing additional bosses means additional bugs.
Well said.

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Midget_Yoda
03.02.2022 , 05:29 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Minden View Post
Jackie,

Respectfully, can you put into writing that BW will actually listen to our feedback this time? If not, why should anyone waste time downloading or testing. We have tested in the past, given feedback and watched as everything we said was ignored.

Also, no offense but I for one do not care much for testing the Operations bosses. Can we just worry about fixing all the other issues first? From BW's track record, releasing additional bosses means additional bugs.
Seconded

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Peacemoon
03.02.2022 , 05:42 PM | #7
Please just focus on fixing all the known issues and bugs that have been widely reported. They are really ruining this game.

At the moment I see no reason why the playerbase should help test new content given the current state of 7.0.

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JackieKo
03.02.2022 , 06:03 PM | #8 Click here to go to the next staff post in this thread. Next  
Hi all,

Reiterating that many fixes to bugs that were reported are included in this phase of PTS. Please refer to this statement.

"Important note! This phase of PTS includes many fixes we intend on deploying in the next update. This update will be heavily focused on bug fixes and is intended to go out before the patch that contains the R-4 Operation goes live. Some specific callouts are included below to ensure that a number of visual changes address accessibility concerns."

I encourage you check out PTS to not only test the bosses, but also see the fixes that have been applied.
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Rasticles
03.02.2022 , 06:06 PM | #9
Well, based on all the feedback you got, and listened to, but did nothing about, no thanks.

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Ghost_Spectre
03.02.2022 , 06:30 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by JackieKo View Post
Hi all,

Reiterating that many fixes to bugs that were reported are included in this phase of PTS. Please refer to this statement.
No link to said statement Jackie listing those bugs schedule for resolving for this PTS soon(tm) coming update.
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