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SWTOR: PvP Season and Reward Changes

Eric Musco just informed us, that the SWTOR devs are making some changes to Ranked PvP. The main goal is to make the seasons shorter. Check it out: Hey folks, Starting with Season 10 we are considering some changes to the frequency of Ranked PvP Seasons and how we structure rewards. Let’s talk about what our goals are for these changes and what we intend to change. Goals We have a few specific things we want to address: Seasons are going longer than we would like. Although this gives us a lot of time to put together awesome rewards, it does mean you have to go many months within one season. Having a new Currency to collect every Season can be clunky and adds extra complexity to earning and spending currency. We have heard a continual desire to bring back prior Season rewards in a fair but accessible way. The…

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SWTOR: Season 9 Rewards

Eric Musco took over the forums, to list the rewards for Season 9 in Star Wars: The old Republic. Check it out: Below you will find the current plan for the Season 9 Rewards. The token rewards and item costs are still subject to change. Here we go: Bronze: 1250 – 1499 Bronze Season 9 Battle Flag Bronze Season 9 Frame Decoration 25,000 Ranked Season 9 Tokens Bronze Season 9 Character Portrait Flair Bronze Season 9 Title – “[Player Name] the Skilled” Silver: 1500 – 1749 Silver Season 9 Battle Flag Silver Season 9 Frame Decoration 85,000 Ranked Season 9 Tokens Silver Season 9 Character Portrait Flair Silver Season 9 Title – “[Player Name] the Adept” Bronze Season 9 Title – “[Player Name] the Skilled” Gold: 1750+ Gold Season 9 Battle Flag Gold Season 9 Frame Decoration 250,000 Ranked Season 9 Tokens Gold Season 9 Character Portrait Flair Gold Season…

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SWTOR: Revised Huttball changes

Eric Musco just updated the communnity on the upcomming changes to Huttball: Planned Warzone Changes Part 2 Hey folks, Based on all of the feedback we have been reading in this thread, we are going to be walking back some of our proposed Huttball changes along with adding a few new ones. Let’s start with what we are not doing: We will no longer apply Hinder to the ball carrier. Ball carriers will once again move at 67% move speed (down from 80%) Although we are fine with tanks being the best ball carriers while under the effects of Hinder, we hear your concerns that these changes could cause Huttball to become a stalemate too often. We are also sensitive over your feeling that certain Classes would be too limited and unable to defend themselves while carrying the Huttball, since many defensive capabilities are tied to movement abilities for several…

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SWTOR: comming Warzone Changes

The guys over at BioWare Austine is planning to make some changes to the Warzones in SWTOR. This was already mentioned in the 2018 summer roadmap update a few weeks ago, but here are some more updates about it: As Keith mentioned in the roadmap we are looking to make some Warzone changes this year, starting in July. It is our plan to try to get these on PTS as well, but before we get to that point we wanted to get your opinion on our plans. Below you will find the changes along with our goal for these changes. Let us know your thoughts. The goals of these changes are: To shorten the average time of our Warzones to be around 12 minutes. We have a few WZs that are taking quite a bit longer than that currently. We have some WZs that are exploitable due to environment hacking, we want to…

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SWTOR: How Class Balance Happens

Eric Musco posted a pretty lengthy blog post on exactly how the developers try to reach optimal class balance in Star Wars: The old Republic. Quite an interesting read if you are into PVP: How Class Balance Happens | 06.15.2017, 02:33 PM Hey folks, Over the next few weeks, as you know, it is our plan to give you specifics on upcoming Class/Discipline changes. One things that we have never done before is really get down in the trenches and explain how we balance Classes. With our continued move towards more transparency, we really wanted to lift the hood and provide as much context as possible for those changes. Below you will find an elaborate breakdown from our combat team on not only how they balance Classes, but why. I highly recommend you read the entire post (I know it’s long!). For the non-reader among you… TLDR – We do not…

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SWTOR: Season 8 Rewards

BioWare just posted the preliminary rewards for ranked PvP Season 8 in Star Wars: The old Republic. Check it out: Season 8 Rewards | 06.13.2017, 06:29 PM Hey folks, Here are the preliminary rewards for Season 8! Where mah day-early donuts, Keith?!?! First, the items that will be given to each individual based on which tier they place in based on their rating: Battle Flag Framed Stronghold Decoration Character Flair Title Second, the Top 96 folks will additionally receive: Title Character Flair Last but not least, the individual items which can be purchased with Season 8 tokens: PvP weapon set (one of each weapon type) New PvP inspired Stronghold Decorations Color crystal Mount In the next few weeks we will work on getting you an exact list of what each item is along with screenshots. As a reminder, the season will be ending with Game Update 5.4. Let us know…

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SWTOR Bolster Changes in Game Update 5.1

Eric Musco took on the official forums to clarify the intentions regarding the bolster changes that came with patch 5.1 Bolster Changes in Game Update 5.1 | 01.25.2017, 11:30 PM Hey folks, For those unaware, in Game Update 5.1 we made the following change: Bolster now improves players up to 232 Item Rating (down from 250). This change raised quite a few questions from the PvP community as to why we made the change. I spoke with the team about it and I want to start by confirming that this change is intended, let’s talk about why! When we released Game Update 5.0, Bolster was incorrectly set to Item Rating 250. The goal of Bolster is that it gives a player a minimum bar of power. That is so that they can enter PvP and not be too far behind someone who is at maximum gear, but it allows them…

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What Are Your PvP Peeves?

Pet peeves – we all have them in one shape or form. I have this thing about people who smack their gums while eating and people who don’t use turn signals when they’re driving. But our pet peeves don’t just end in the “real world”. We have them in game, too. What about those players who constantly talk about themselves in the 3rd person, or who try to hit on every female character unsolicited? So what about PvP peeves? Are there certain things about SWTOR PvP that just really irk you? Are there some common annoyances that always seem to ruffle your feathers? PvP in its very nature is set to create situations where people might feel annoyed and SWTOR is no exception. We came across this post that discusses this very topic and thought we’d encourage you to check it out because it’s interesting. Chances are, you can probably…

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SWTOR: PvP Interview with Eric Musco [video]

If you’re looking to catch up on the state of PvP in SWTOR, then you will want to check out this interview with Eric Musco. Snave and Musco get together and talk PvP and while it’s a long watch (or listen), it’s worth it to see Snave pick Musco’s brain for a bit. As always, PvP is a hot topic in SWTOR (isn’t it in any MMORPG?) so there are going to be a lot of varying opinions on this. Does Musco really give any new info or is it doing the typical dance of answering-without-really-answering? I’d say he’s probably paid for the latter but there are still some tidbits you can pick up from it and some people like to read between the lines and speculate on this or that. As usual, we want to know what you think. Here you can see it for yourself: From Snave: “My second interview with…

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SWTOR Win-traders, Exploits, and Actions Being Taken

Eic Musco updated the SWTOR Community about BioWare taking actions against PVP Win traders in Star Wars: The old Republic Hey folks, Now that we are a few weeks into the Season I want to give you an update on actions we are taking to keep the Season as fair as possible. First, we have identified some players who were participating in win-trading. Those players have had appropriate actions taken against their account. We will continue to monitor this throughout the rest of the season. Accounts that partake in win-trading will receive action up to and including suspension time and ratings being reset across their account. We know that there have been questions this season specifically regarding the use of hacks and exploits. Know that since the start of the season we have been very aggressively seeking out and sanctioning the accounts involved. If you suspect that a player is…

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