Patch 2.8

PTS Patch 2.8 Notes – 5/16/14

  A new update has been applied to the PTS. You can find the new notes below, and they will be merged into the existing Patch Notes.   Game Update 2.8: Spoils Of War PTS Update 2 Soovada (“Spoils of War” in Huttese) is an annual celebration of total extravagance in Hutt culture, originally celebrated in the summer season of Varl after successful military campaigns. Rival clans compete to prove their superior wealth, attempting to sponsor the most parties, pit fights, bounties, gambling, and every other public display of fortune and excess imaginable. Popularized among outside cultures during visits to Nar Shaddaa, this exuberant holiday is now celebrated on hundreds of worlds across the galaxy, where it’s simply known by its Huttese name; any connection to ancient wartime looting is largely ignored. Highlights New Event: Festival of Splendor! Players can try their hand at Smuggler’s Luck and Kingpin’s Bounty slot machines…

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Swtor-mined: 2.8 PTS Patch #2 | 5/8/2014

  News from swtor_miner. This time he came up some more information on the new Narshadda Nightlife/Festival of Splendor Event. He found the chances of winning while playing the new slot machines. Kingpin’s Bounty Slot Machine Costs 1x Kingpin’s Casino Chip to play Chances for reward: Jackpot 1 (.07% chance) Kingpin’s Rancor Jackpot 2 (.23% chance) 1x Vectron Opus Win (4% chance) 1x Golden Certificate: A certificate which can be exchanged for special goods from a Nar Shaddaa casino prize vendor. Free Play (50% chance) Lose 1 (22.83% chance) Lose 2 (22.85% chance) – Outcome removed by Feeling Lucky buff. Machine Explodes (.02% chance) The Feeling Lucky buff removes one of the possible lose outcomes while playing the High Roller Slot Machine, but the relative outcome weights remain the same for the other outcomes. You keep the buff for 2 minutes or until you win or hit the Jackpot. The new probability of…

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Game Update 2.8: Spoils Of War PTS Update – 5/8/2014

The public test servers for Star Wars: The old Republic have updated with a new build. Some of the highlights are: Group Finder Operations have been redesigned! Story Mode Operations are now more accessible to endgame players (levels 50 – 55). The Operations section in the Group Finder window will list available Operations on a predetermined schedule, rotating in different Operations every few days. Players who meet the level requirement of the Operation will be Bolstered, removing the requirement for endgame gear. Rewards have also been improved, making this a great opportunity for players to earn Ultimate Commendations and experience new content! Below are the changes made to the existing note:   Classes + Combat Jedi Consular Sage Balance (Sage) Mind Warp has been reverted to its live functionality, and now increases the duration of Mind Crush by 1/2 seconds. Shadow General Mass Mind Control will now taunt NPC’s while Combat Technique…

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Swtor-mined: 2.8 PTS

While we have been celebrating Star Wars day, swtor_miner have been busy datamining the newest patch on the public test servers. Before you read on, I have to warn you that this post includes spoilers.  Just below are the raw changes and below that comes the interesting stuff.   New/Changed/Removed Abilities New/Changed/Removed Achievements – New/Changed/Removed CodexEntries New/Changed/Removed Collections New/Changed/Removed Companions New/Changed/Removed Conversations New/Changed/Removed GOM_Items New/Changed/Removed Items New/Changed/Removed MtxStoreFronts New/Changed/Removed NPCs New/Changed/Removed Quests New/Changed/Removed Ships New/Changed/Removed StringTables New/Changed/Removed Talents New Event: Festival of Splendor? Soovada (“Splendorous Summer” in Huttese) is an annual celebration of total extravagance in Hutt culture. Rival clans compete to prove their superior wealth, attempting to sponsor the most parties, pit fights, bounties, gambling, and every other public display of fortune and excess imaginable. Popularized on Nar Shaddaa, this exuberant holiday is now celebrated on hundreds of worlds across the galaxy, where it is more commonly known as the Festival of Splendor….

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2.8 Patch Notes from PTS

The first patch notes for Game update 2.8 is online. These notes are only indicative of the current patch to the PTS, and will be expanded upon as we get farther into the testing process. Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ PTS Game Update 2.8 Last Updated: May 1st, 2014 All content and features on the Public Test Server are not final and are subject to change. Highlights Nightmare Mode Dread Palace is now available! Return to Oricon to face off against Dread Masters Bestia, Tyrans, Calphayrus, and Raptus, who are now more powerful than ever before! General Added a high resolution shadow map option for high-end machines. This enables more detailed shadow rendering over a longer distance. Classes + Combat General Fixed an issue that would occasionally allow abilities to affects targets, even if those targets had a 100% or greater chance to defend against attacks. Jedi Knight Sentinel Watchman Merciless Slash now deals more damage…

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Patch 2.8 on the PTS tomorrow

Public test servers will be back up online tomorrow, and now it is time to start beta testing game update 2.8.  Below is the announcement from Tait Watson: Hi all! We have wiped the characters from the 2.7 Public Test Server release and you can now safely copy your characters over in anticipation of 2.8 testing. I know the first question to this is going to be “When is that going to be, Tait, you valiant Knight of Information and Glory?” so I’ll go ahead and tell you that we are aiming to put it up on the PTS this Thursday, May 1st (2014, if you’re reading this way in the future). While I don’t have an exact time yet, I’ll let you know when I do. And this, of course, is subject to change and I will update you all when I find stuff out! For instructions on PTS Character…

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