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Mercenary, Powertech, Juggernaut, and Marauder on PTS!

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Mercenary, Powertech, Juggernaut, and Marauder on PTS!
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JackieKo
10.08.2021 , 11:38 AM | #1 Click here to go to the next staff post in this thread. Next  
Hello everyone!

Welcome to our fifth phase of PTS featuring the Mercenary, Powertech, Juggernaut, and Marauder Combat Styles. In case you missed it, we go through a bit of the philosophy behind the updates we’re making to Combat Styles in this article.

As with the previous Combat Styles that have been released through PTS, we are still focused on streamlining ability sets in order to enable more player choice and maintain the unique identity of the class. All the constructive feedback we have been receiving from players who dove into PTS has been helpful in identifying what experiences are crucial to players.

Alongside the Mercenary, Powertech, Juggernaut, and Marauder Combat Styles available for testing, please note the following changes for this phase of PTS:
  • Players will find PTS Gear vendors on the fleet near the Onslaught SoW vendors providing gear at item rating 318.
  • Players should expect a smoother experience with game scaling when exploring planets
  • Reminder: Game scaling is NOT available for old operations (Ops outside of 7.0), or Veteran and Master modes in Flashpoints
As always, please keep in mind the following reminders, key known issues, and a couple of new notes:
  • Companion is not auto healing the player
  • Amplifiers will not be enabled for this phase of PTS.
  • When players first log in, mounts may be missing. Travel to a new area (planet or new instance) and they will reappear
  • Set bonuses are not enabled during this phase of PTS. Gear will still grant you their stats, but the set bonuses will not work.
  • Note the WIP markers on the UI.
  • The status update/known issues list has been updated, so please read through that before hopping into PTS.

How to access the PTS server and test out the new Combat Styles

First, ensure you are on the PTS server by following the steps here.

Though character copy is available for all the currently available Combat Styles, note that all PTS characters have been deleted in order to ensure 7.0 compatibility.

Steps for players not using character copy:
  • Create a new Mercenary, Powertech, Juggernaut, and Marauder
  • Walk outside of the cantina and you will see the PTS Fleet Transport Droid
  • Speak to the droid, and select yes to travel to the Fleet.
  • Head up to the main Fleet level
  • Go to the Combat section
  • Talk to the CD-3 Combat Specializer Droid
  • Press K to select your Discipline and go through selecting your abilities/passives from the Ability Tree. (Please note the WIP markers)
  • Talk to all of the vendors to gear your character
  • Talk to the Onderon Dreams: Travel Agent Droid to travel to Onderon
  • Head to the Onderon Mission Board (-725, -291). Special Note: Speeder Piloting Level 3 is granted through this terminal.
If you are using character copy, head straight to the fleet, select your Discipline and gear accordingly.

Please let us know if you experience any issues.

Your feedback on the new Combat Styles will help us determine if we are on the correct path to achieving our goals of making the class feel less encumbered and customization more concise.
  • Please note that all feedback threads that have been created up until now have been compiled into one post for convenience. The entire list (including the newly available Combat Styles) can be found here.
  • Game scaling feedback can be left here.

EDIT: Below is a list of the missing descriptions.

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10.08.2021 , 01:03 PM | #2
Ok so jackie is there a reason 6 passives for the merc and 4 passives for the PT arent working(no text shown and nothing to base it on) cause was trying to playtest them and cant do that if passives are missing to make it fully playtestable
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Tambelina
10.08.2021 , 01:27 PM | #3
But there is no armor for the BH's in the BH section of the combat section of the fleet. Also where are the buffs? I have not been able to find the BH buff in any of the spell section.

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10.08.2021 , 01:36 PM | #4 Click here to go to the next staff post in this thread. Next  
Hi all,

We've received reports that some of the passives are missing descriptions. The team is aware of this issue. I'll be updating the OP with the relevant info once I have it.
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10.08.2021 , 01:56 PM | #5
Something I was noticing while checking things out earlier and didn't see in the known issues: the class buffs don't seem to be applying to the player, at least not visually. I can see them on my companion's buff bar, but for me they don't show up.
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FlameYOL
10.08.2021 , 02:25 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by JackieKo View Post
Hi all,

We've received reports that some of the passives are missing descriptions. The team is aware of this issue. I'll be updating the OP with the relevant info once I have it.
Thanks, Jackie! I hope it gets fixed soon I'm anxious to see the different passives.
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TonyTricicolo
10.08.2021 , 02:42 PM | #7
Class buffs are are now lvl 80 passives
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celsomergulhao
10.08.2021 , 04:31 PM | #8
A couple of questions:
Quote:
[NEW] Guardian Leap now a baseline ability for all disciplines
[NEW] Defense Guardians now can choose between two passives or the Thwart utility at level 35
Guardian Leap / Intercede is now a level 35 choice for Defense discipline only. It replaces Awe from the old PTS build.
Is this third line just a mistake?
Also, the utility Thwart is indeed available for Defense, but Guardian Leap is not available for any of the 3 disciplines.

Edit - Correction: It is available if you create a new character, but characters created before the update didn't receive the ability even after talking to the droid that grants max level and abilities.
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10.08.2021 , 05:16 PM | #9 This is the last staff post in this thread.  
Quote: Originally Posted by JackieKo View Post
Hi all,

We've received reports that some of the passives are missing descriptions. The team is aware of this issue. I'll be updating the OP with the relevant info once I have it.
The first post has been updated with the missing descriptions.

Quote: Originally Posted by The-Kaitou-Kid View Post
Something I was noticing while checking things out earlier and didn't see in the known issues: the class buffs don't seem to be applying to the player, at least not visually. I can see them on my companion's buff bar, but for me they don't show up.
Missed this. I will be updating the known issues list. Thanks for flagging it.
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Schwarzherz
10.08.2021 , 05:51 PM | #10
Thank you for the Update. It would also be nice if you could add the Poweryield Discription for Advanced Prototype on Level 10. Is also missing on the PTS.
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