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SWTOR: 2018 summer roadmap

A few hours ago, SWTOR’s game producer Keith Kannet from BioWare Austine, published the developers summer Roadmap. In this he details the studio plans and development of the game over the summer. Check it out below: 05.16.2018 Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ – Summer Roadmap 2018 Hi everyone- This Roadmap coincides with my first full year as the Lead Producer for Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ and I’m excited to have the opportunity to share our Summer Roadmap with you. As I’ve mentioned throughout the last year, the team’s priority will continue to be providing fun story-driven gameplay with a variety of multiplayer Star Wars™ battles while making Quality of Life improvements. We recently released Game Update 5.9 – The Nathema Conspiracy, which brought an end to the Traitor storyline. We hope you’ve enjoyed your interactions with Theron Shan. We’ve met with a lot of players, influencers, press, did Livestreams, held Cantinas, received lots…

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SWTOR Patch Notes 5.9a

Here are the patch notes for Game Update 5.9a. The patch is currently being deployed. General Fixed an issue that caused the progress for certain Achievements to randomly reset after patch 5.9. Achievements that were previously affected by this have now been restored. The objective “Crafting: Invasion Force” no longer automatically completes when the player receives an Invasion Force item. Fixed an issue with completed Daily Conquest Objectives resetting when logging onto another character. Completed Daily Objectives can now only be completed once per day for each Legacy. The Gravestone should no longer be visible after completing The Nathema Conspiracy in solo-story mode. Timezone(s) Start Time End Time UTC Offset Wellington May 10, 2018 08:00 pm May 10, 2018 11:00 pm +12:00 Australia/Brisbane, Australia/Sydney May 10, 2018 06:00 pm May 10, 2018 09:00 pm +10:00 Australia/Adelaide May 10, 2018 05:30 pm May 10, 2018 08:30 pm +09:30 Tokyo May 10,…

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SWTOR: Best Smuggler Lines and Funny Moments

Are you a big fan of the Smuggler? Of all the characters in SWTOR, the Smuggler may be one of the most fun. The story is great, the dialogue is hilarious, and it’s a good time all around. “If I die, I want to be buried with my ship!” “I only work for one person: ME.” Yes, the Smuggler has some of the best lines in the game. If you haven’t played through the Smuggler storyline yet, this might be a bit spoilery – but if you have, you’ll probably remember these moments as some of your favorites, too. It’s a fun mashup and it comes in under 15 minutes so it’s not like it’s going to take up your whole afternoon to give it a quick watch. If you love the Smuggler, check out this fun video compilation of the best Smuggler lines in SWTOR:  There you have it!…

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SWTOR patch 5.9 marks the conclusion of the whole KOTFE/KOTET expansions, new direction ahead

Creative Director for Star Wars: The Old Republic Charles Boyd, was busy tweeting earlier today. As SWTOR patch 5.9 marks the conclusion of the whole KOTFE/KOTET expansions Charles Boyd promises a different journey for the upcoming expansion. Happy 5.9 day folks! I’ve been helping family with some hard stuff this week (and continuing to do so) so I apologise for being less responsive than I’d like in Musco’s absence. So don’t hesitate to share your thoughts! Just know that if I don’t get right back to you, it’s not personal.  Really hard to believe we’re at the end of KotFE/KotET; I’m so proud of our amazing team and the passion, creativity, and dedication they’ve shown all this time Hopefully you’ve enjoyed the ride! Either way, the next step in your characters’ journeys will be pretty different from the last couple of years and I’m really excited about sharing more about this new story and its…

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SWTOR: Patch Notes for Game Update 5.9

Here are the patch notes for SWTOR game update 5.9. Highlights Flashpoint: The Nathema Conspiracy – The traitor saga reaches its dramatic conclusion on the planet Nathema as you face a deadly enemy determined to obliterate your entire Alliance. There will also be a Double Rewards Event running from during this time! Returning Companion: Felix Iresso – Consulars will learn the tragic circumstances that have kept their longtime ally from fighting at their side as he always had before. Returning Companions: Akaavi Spar & Mako – Bounty Hunter ally Mako and Smuggler crew member Akaavi have joined forces to become a dangerous duo of bounty hunters in their own right! General The following changes are being made to Conquest Objectives: Increasing point gains for Repeatable and Daily Repeatable Objectives. Low Repeatable increased by about 41.2%, now 120, up from 85 Medium Repeatable increased by about 38.5%, now 180, up from…

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Celebrate May the 4th in #SWTOR

The guys over at Bioware Austine, just announced the upcoming May the 4th promotions and subscriber rewards! Get your M4-Y7 Astromech Droid mini-pet, TF-4 Rampage Speeder and Double Rewards Event (2XP) In honor of the upcoming May the 4th Star Wars™ holiday, we are rewarding players for their epic support. Amp your Star Wars™ adventure with the New M4-Y7 Astromech Droid login reward, new Premium player speeder plus Double XP! Log in by May 7th to qualify for your very own M4-Y7 Astromech Droid Mini-Pet!* A deeply loyal and rugged Droid, the M4-Y7 Astromech Droid is known for its steadfast and stoic reliability. No matter how far your adventures take you across the galaxy, the M4-Y7 is your “DBFF” (Droid Best Friend Forever)! Your new Astromech Droid can be claimed beginning May 9, 2018 at 11:59PM PDT (May 10, 2018 at 6:58PM GMT) through your in-game mail. Be a Premium Player as of May…

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SWTOR: New Release Date for Game Update 5.9

The game develoeprs over at Bioware Austin, just informed us, the they are delaying Game Update 5.9 to Thursday May 3 instead of the usual Tuesday update. Hi everyone, One key learning this past year is not to release a Game Update if it’s not ready. We pushed really hard to be ready for next Tuesday, but we uncovered a couple of items we want resolved. To do that, we need a bit more time including this weekend to make sure our fixes are solid and ensure you have the highest quality play experience possible. We decided to give ourselves an extra couple days and release Game Update 5.9: The Nathema Conspiracy on Thursday, May 3, 2018. Just in time for May the 4th! Also, we will be providing a minor update on May 22 (Game Update 5.9.1) which includes the Nar Shaddaa Night Life event. I’m also working on a new…

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SWTOR: Izax Challenge Mount and Title Announced

The guys over at Bioware, just announced that the Izax challenge will be ending on April 30 with a mount and title as hot rewards! Check it out:   The Izax Challenge Ends April 30th The last and largest of the dangerous droid superweapons of Iokath has been unleashed! With no one remaining to reign in its terrifying power, Izax the Destroyer, is set to annihilate everything in its path – starting with your Alliance. Do you have what it takes to defeat Izax’s superweapon “family” of bosses and then face the final God from the Machine Operation boss… in Veteran Mode? Set your sight on epic rewards and arm yourself with some pro-tips! Epic Rewards Await: Izax-Inspired Mount and Character Title If you’re worthy enough to take down Izax in Veteran Mode by April 30, 2018, you’ll be generously rewarded! Be the proud bearer of the ‘Strike Team: Defeating…

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SWTOR: Tank Balance Changes in Game Update 5.9

Game update 5.9 will see quite a lot of changes to tanks in the next game update.  Here are more info: Let’s talk about the changes coming to Tanks in Game Update 5.9. There are two things that informed the changes you will find below. First, “skank tanks” are greatly overperforming in PvP. This is a player who is using a Tank Discipline but equipping DPS gear. Second, when comparing all tanks (regardless of gear) against the DPS targets we outlined last year, tanks are doing more damage than intended. The summary of what we are changing in 5.9 is that tanks across the board will be doing less damage. To ensure that this doesn’t have a negative impact on their ability to tank/hold threat, we are greatly increasing their overall threat generation. This will mean that although they will commit less damage to an encounter, holding threat will not…

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SWTOR Marauder / Sentinel Changes in 5.9

Marauders /Sentinels are the only Classes in 5.9 that are receiving slightly different changes than the other Classes this patch so I wanted to call them out separately. Here are the changes:   Maurader The Ruthless Aggressor utility has been changed so that activating Obfuscate temporarily yields a 75% increase in damage reduction for Force and tech attacks instead of a 75% chance to resist all Force and tech attacks. Fury Reduced the damage done by Bloody Slashes by 18.5% Sentinel The Zealous Judgment utility has been changed so that activating Pacify temporarily yields a 75% increase in damage reduction for Force and tech attacks instead of a 75% chance to resist all Force and tech attacks. Concentration Reduced the damage done by Burning Slices by 18.5% We are making two changes. First, following last year’s balance pass, these Classes are still slightly overperforming. The change to Bloody Slashes /…

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