SWTOR Discussion Topic: Class Changes This Summer

Eric Musco took on the official forums, and posted a  list of specs and classes that are up for some balances in patch 5.3 coming this summer.

 

Check it out:

Discussion Topic: Class Changes This Summer | 06.07.2017, 10:06 PM

Hey folks,

As Keith mentioned in the roadmap, we want to start the process of having weekly discussion threads here on the forums. Let’s get this started with our first topic, Class changes starting with Game Update 5.3. Let us know what you think of the list! Are these the Disciplines you expected to see? Are any missing and if so which ones and why?

The following is each Class/Discipline we are currently looking into changing. By Friday, we will begin posting in-depth threads on exactly what is happening to each Discipline. This will include whether they are being buffed or nerfed and why, along with the specific planned changes. These threads will get posted over a few weeks. Here is the current summer list:

  • Sorc and Sage
    • Madness/Balance
    • Corruption/Seer
  • PT and Vanguard
    • Pyrotech/Plasmatech
  • Assassin and Shadow
    • Hatred/Serenity
  • Sniper and Gunslinger
    • Virulence/Dirty Fighting
    • Engineering/Saboteur
  • Merc and Commando
    • Innovative Ordnance/Assault Specialist
    • Arsenal/Gunnery

You will obviously have a number of questions, but here’s a few that may be on your mind:

Why are these Disciplines being looked at for changes?
Between data and player feedback, these are the Disciplines that appear to be most in need of change. Whether that is that they are too good, or not good enough, these Disciplines need attention first.

What about the missing Classes/Disciplines?
If a Class or Discipline is missing from this list it doesn’t mean they won’t be receiving changes at all, it is just that they are not receiving changes in the near future. In most cases this means that those Classes and/or Disciplines are in an ok place. It doesn’t mean they don’t need changes (both buff and nerf) but that other Disciplines need them sooner.

When will we receive a detailed breakdown of the changes?
I will be working with the team on getting the exact changes out to you as soon as they are ready. Based on what I know today, we will start posting those threads (which will be posted by Discipline) this week and throughout June.

Thanks everyone!

-eric

 

 

 

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