Author: Soeren Kamper

The Microtransactions in Star Wars Battlefront 2 have been temporarily disabled

EA is temporarily pulling the microtransactions from Star Wars Battlefront II. This is probably due to the outcry in the community, and the little calculation we posted the other day. This is a pretty daring move just hourse before the official relase of the game. Below is the full statement from Oskar Gabrielson, GM, DICE Thank you to everyone in our community for being the passionate fans that you are. Our goal has always been to create the best possible game for all of you – devoted Star Wars fans and game players alike. We’ve also had an ongoing commitment to constantly listen, tune and evolve the experience as it grows. You’ve seen this with both the major adjustments, and polish, we have made over the past several weeks. But as we approach the worldwide launch, it’s clear that many of you feel there are still challenges in the design. We’ve heard the concerns…

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SWTOR: Warzone Date Change and 5.6 Details

Eric Musco updated the SWTOR community on what to expect with Game Update 5.6 that is out soon. Hey folks, Quick update on Game Update 5.6. As we are getting closer to the launch of Update, we feel we need just a little bit more time to really bring the new Yavin Warzone up to quality. We are going to pull it out of Game Update 5.6 (launching 11/28), instead it will now launch as a part of 5.6.1 only two weeks later on 12/12. We apologize for the delay in the Warzone, we know that there is a lot of excitement for it and we are eager to get it to you as quick as we can. This date change does not impact any other elements of the Game Update. As a reminder, here are some of the bigger things coming in two weeks with 5.6 (this is not…

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Changes to the Cartel Market — Thursday November 16 2017

Here are the weekly cartel market items on sale for November 16 2017. Remember you can support this blog by buying your cartel coins on Amazon via this link were you also will get a  Exclusive Item [Online Game Code] Price Change Old Price New Price Percent Change Normal Price Helpful links RENAME: CHARACTER NAME 300 1000 +233% 1000 Price Change Old Price New Price Percent Change Normal Price Helpful links RENAME: FLAGSHIP NAME 450 1500 +233% 1500 RENAME: GUILD NAME 900 3000 +233% 3000 RENAME: LEGACY NAME 300 1000 +233% 1000 Join the forum discussion on this post

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Damion Schubert Former SWTOR Dev on Loot Boxes

With all the controversy about EA’s business model for Star Wars: Battlefront 2,  former SWTOR developer Damion Schubert offer some insights on the hated lootboxes. The whole conversion can be found on twitter and in our copy pate below: Damion Schubert was the Senior Designer/Lead Designer/Director of Microtransactions Design at SWTOR (May 2006 – October 2014). He was responsible for initial conception and design of key new F2P, monetization features, including random pack design, dye mods, minipets, player vehicles and animal mounts, and player housing (according to his Linkedin profile) Let’s talk lootboxes, and how annoying it is to watch AAA publishers fuck them up from the perspective of someone who has to design to them. (1) I’ve been working in Free-to-Play games for 4 years, and loot boxes are pretty crucial to that business model working. But it *is* possible to do them ethically, and they are super easy to fuck up….

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Star Wars: Rise to Power: You can now sign up for the Closed Pre-Alpha

Star Wars: Rise to Power, an upcoming mobile strategy game currently in Closed Pre-Alpha testing, gives players the chance to engage in diplomacy (or deception) and ultimately become the leader of the Empire or New Republic. Coming off a fresh reset of the game, which sets all players back to level zero, it’s a great time to take your first steps toward your destiny. While no worldwide release date has been announced, Android users on Google Play can sign up for the Closed Pre-Alpha, play now, and provide valuable feedback in the development of the game. Visit the registration page today to sign up! Move over, Grand Admiral Thrawn and Admiral Ackbar. Soon we’ll find out who really has the greatest strategic mind in the galaxy. Lucasfilm and EA announced today Star Wars: Rise to Power, an upcoming mobile strategy game set in the Star Wars universe. While specific details and a release date are yet to be…

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It will take 4,528 hours of gameplay (or $2100) to unlock all base-game content in star Wars: Battlefront 2

Just a heads up. With the system implemented in Star Wars: Battlefront 2, it will take you quite a big wallet, or tons of free gaming time on your hand, to unlock the whole game. Here is the break down: Notes I’m assuming that all cards are already possessed, are at level 3, and that the player has 0 credits and crafting parts left over. I’m also assuming that all one time rewards (challenges and level rewards) were used while getting the cards to level 3, so they are not factored in. Cards from loot crates are assumed to be level 1 55% of the time, level 2 40% of the time, and level 3 5% of the time. Duplicate credit values are assumed to be 200 for a level 1, 400 for a level 2, and 600 for a level 3, this makes the average card level 1.5 and…

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Changes to the Cartel Market — Monday November 13 2017

Here are the weekly cartel market items on sale for November 13– November 20 2017. Remember you can support this blog by buying your cartel coins on Amazon via this link were you also will get a  Exclusive Item [Online Game Code] New Items Price Helpful links DARTH MALGUS’S ARMOR SET 1650 Information from TOR FASHION IMPERATOR’S COMMAND HOVERCHAIR 2560 Information from TOR FASHION OVERCHARGED WEAPON TUNING 2000 Information from TOR FASHION REVAN HOLOSTATUE 1500 Information from TOR FASHION VOLATILE CONQUEROR’S LIGHTSABER 1250 Information from TOR FASHION Items No Longer Available Helpful links SENSUOUS DRESS Information from TOR FASHION MUSIC THERAPY PROBE Information from TOR FASHION WARBOUND CRUSADER PACK Information from TOR FASHION HYPERCRATE: WARBOUND CRUSADER PACKS Information from TOR FASHION Price Change Old Price New Price Percent Change Normal Price Helpful links STRATEGIC COMMAND WALKER 1350 1500 +11% 1500 Information from TOR FASHION SAND PEOPLE PILLAGER ARMOR SET 720 1440 +100% 1440…

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Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes: Content Update 11/8/2017

Here are the Game Updates for 11/8/2017 NEW CHARACTERS This month Kylo Ren is unmasked! This release includes his ship, the TIE silencer, the First Order Special Forces TIE Pilot and his ship, the First Order Special Forces TIE fighter. These units are perfect for crushing the Resistance! Kylo Ren (Unmasked) gives the First Order a survivable Tank whose ability, HALT, can Stun his opponents for 2 turns. SCARRED increases his survivability by reducing how much percent Health damage he takes and let him recover Health and Protection. Finally, his Leader ability, MERCILESS PURSUIT, gives First Order Increased Speed, Critical Damage, and Turn Meter gain on Critical Hits. His ship, the TIE silencer, is a ruthless attacker with the ability to Stun opponents who have 50% Turn Meter, or more. Additionally, this ship will gain stacks of Speed and Offense Up when damaging, or is damaged by, ships who have…

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SWTOR: Battlefront II Promotion Special Forces Armor

Celebrating the launch of Star Wars: Battlefront, Bioware is giving all players a gift.  Check it out below: Get your own Special Forces Armor The Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ team is excited to celebrate the launch of Star Wars™ Battlefront™ II this month! Now through November 20th, redeem the code ‘SPECIALFORCES’ at www.swtor.com/redeem-code to claim your free Special Forces Armor in Star Wars: The Old Republic and get the look inspired by the elite Inferno Squad forces from Star Wars Battlefront II. The custom-crafted Special Forcers Armor provides protection and mobility for the most elite soldiers in the galaxy. As you enter into battle, a unique observer droid is deployed, completing your heroic look! SPECIALFORCES Visit www.swtor.com/redeem-code and enter the shareable code above. Claim your armor through your in-game mail!   Hurry! This code expires Monday, November 20, 2017 at 11:59PM PST / Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 7:59AM GMT. Join the forum discussion on this post

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SWTOR Server Merges Information

Yesterday the SWTOR servers was merged into 5 new servers. Below information is from reddit: Why are the servers being merged? There are not as many players actively playing as there were years ago. Players have requested server merges for years to help boost queue times for group activities and to make it easier for players to more easily find others to play with. The population of the servers had also become extremely unbalanced – some servers like the Harbinger and the Red Eclipse had extremely high populations, many others had “ok” populations, but there were a few servers including Jung Ma and Prophecy of the Five that had very few players logging in to play on them. Server merges will ensure that new and returning players won’t accidentally wind up on “dead” servers, and should help queue times for those who enjoy group content including flashpoints, operations, PvP and GSF….

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