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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 4.3 PTS #3 Warzone and Arena Change List

BioWare posted an update on the new changes for the Odessen Warzone and Rishi arena in  SWTOR PTS 4.3 version 3. Check it out: 4.3 PTS #3 Warzone and Arena Change List | 03.11.2016, 02:02 PM Designer Note: Thanks to everyone who has tried out the new warzone on PTS, made videos, guides, etc. We are blown away with the support y’all have shown and want to thank you for your enthusiasm. We are pleased with the gameplay after the last Update so we spent more time on polish and optimization this last PTS patch. Of course, we will continue to eliminate bugs and listen to feedback, so please keep the bug reports and constructive criticism coming! While we don’t have any major optimization results for this patch we have identified a culprit and are working on fixes to eliminate its impact on the Warzone’s performance. The Speed Up Battle…

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Details about the comming Eternal Championship Arena in SWTOR

Bioware has posted a lengthy list, outlining most of  all the details of what to expect with the Eternal Championship Arena coming with Chapter XI. Gear Rewards from Eternal Championship | 01.22.2016, 08:46 PM Hi everyone, I’d like to share some additional details on the Eternal Championship with you. This will touch on several topics as follow: What is the story behind the Eternal Championship? The Eternal Championship is the latest trend in entertainment among Zakuul’s decadent upper class, who happily “tour” the lower levels of their capital to watch their social underlings engage in brutal death matches for fortune and glory. More details regarding the backstory will be revealed next week in the Developer Live Stream with Charles Boyd! Leading up to the launch of Game Update 4.2, we’ll also post a Developer Blog about the Eternal Championship. How does the Eternal Championship work? You start the Eternal Championship by…

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PvP Economy and Ranked Rewards Restructure for Game Update 3.3

The SWTOR Combat Team published a new blog post today about the upcoming PvP Economy and Ranked Rewards change for patch 3.3: 06.01.2015 PvP Economy and Ranked Rewards Restructure for Game Update 3.3 Hello PvPers! As some of you may have heard on the Bad Feeling Podcast, we are making a few changes to Warzones and Ranked Warzone Arenas. Alex covered several of these changes in the interview but for clarity, and as an official jumping-off point for discussion, we wanted to go over the changes and the reasoning behind them here. Please feel free to join us in the discussion thread linked below. Let’s get started! PvP Gear Cost We think that getting a full set of PvP gear is too much of a grind. This is so much the case that only about 2% of PvP players have a full Dark Reaver set. Having at least Exhumed gear is a barrier…

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Season 5 Reward Teaser Blog

BioWare have posted a new developer blog. This one is teasing the season 5 rewards for PVP. Top ranking PvPers in Season 5 can expect a Gladiatorial Nexu mount as one of the rewards. Glorious PvPers! Season 5 is upon us and we hope everyone is enjoying the intense action. Giradda the Hutt and Baron Deathmark cordially invite you to dismember each other for their entertainment, all in the hope of taking home some exceptional prizes from their personal collection of antiques and cherished goods! Without further ado, here is the concept for the Tier 1 reward. This should give you a taste of what is in store for gladiators of the arenas this season: This mount is just one of the rewards available in Season 5. In addition to this Nexu mount, Giradda will be offering unique Decorations, Titles, Color Crystals, as well as a unique Gladiatorial weapon set. Additionally…

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Problems with Arena Matchmaking

If you’ve spent any time trying solo arenas, you may have seen that most often the teams don’t come out very evenly matched, despite claims that they should be. It reminds me of early arenas in WoW, where the dominant teams would match up against newbie teams and it was a massive steamroll. Honestly, it’s just not fun to play like this and it discourages players from wanting to sign up for arenas. Some of the matches in SWTOR arenas just don’t make a lot of sense. Above is one example of such a game, but it happens a lot. And when repeated games give you a matchup where one team is clearly dominant over the other and there isn’t even a fair chance, it just isn’t fun anymore. What’s the point of signing up? There are some clear class composition issues as well as ranking issues. When one team has an…

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DELAYED** Season 1 of Ranked Warzone Arenas

  Eric Musco posted an update on the official SWTOR Forums, regarding the upcoming Season 1 of Ranked War zone Arenas. These will unfortunately bee delayed, as the devs found a game breaking bug with them. Surprised this happened? Not overly. Glad they caught it? Very. A bug like this could have cause major problems if it hit the live server. DELAYED Season 1 of Ranked Warzone Arenas | 10.25.2013, 08:22 AM Hey everyone, The last time we talked about Season One, we said that it was targeted to begin on Tuesday, October 29th. Unfortunately, we are going to be delaying the start of Season One. I know that this is the absolute last thing any PvP players will want to hear, but we have good reason. We have discovered that there is a major issue with how ratings are being awarded in Ranked matches currently. This bug can cause some very serious…

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Will Warzones Die When Arenas Go Live?

With the new PvP arenas coming to SWTOR, some players have questions about what will happen to current warzones once the arenas go live. As many players already know, in current warzones, there are usually several people who run around killing, rather than doing the objective on the warzone. Such is always the case in objective-based PvP in MMORPGs. Now obviously we know that as soon as arenas go live, people are all going to want to sign up for them. But does this mean warzones will completely die off? What about the players who like the current traditional warzones? The good news is that there are several reasons why warzones will not die off when arenas go live.  There are actually two different options you get when you queue: Regular: you will get the same old 8v8 warzones you’ve seen since launch or arenas. Your rating will not be affected by wins/losses in…

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Interview: Baron Deathmark, Part 2

BioWare’s HoloNet News psoted the the conclusion of “an exclusive interview” with legendary Huttball host Baron Deathmark Yesterday. If you don’t know who Baron Deathmark is, he is the guy that commentates all the Huttball games. With the upcoming  gameupdate 2.4, mr. Deathmark will become extra busy, as he will be announcing all Arena games. In part one posted a few weeks ago, Deathmark reflected on his storied career, hinted at future plans. In part two, Deathmark  take a look at the new Warzone Arenas. Read it all here, or check out our snippet below. LAMALLA RANN: Baron, what can you tell me about the so-called “Arenas of Death”? What makes them stand out from Huttball? BARON DEATHMARK: I’m so glad you asked that, Lamalla! A lot of folks out there assume that all Giradda’s doing is taking the ball out of Huttball, and that just isn’t true. That would leave nothing but…

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SWTOR Arenas are on the Way: How Will It Affect Gameplay?

SWTOR game update 2.4 is coming in the fall and it’s adding arenas to the game that features the small-scale 4v4 battles. Not all the details are known at this time but we do know that it is an addition to the current Warzones, and adds a new competitive element to PvP in SWTOR. Therefore, it will give players more PvP action after leveling up than you have now. While this is certainly a good thing and many SWTOR players are very excited about this new update, others are not so happy. (No surprise, right?) Adding arenas to The Old Republic has both good and bad points to consider. Based on other MMOs, here are some of the ways adding arenas to SWTOR could affect gameplay. Some Players May Have an Advantage Some players are concerned that adding the arenas will give others players more of an advantage. There has…

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