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More Info on Master’s Datacron (Instant 70 boost)

BioWare just posted a new blog updating the players on  how the Master’s Datacron will work in Game Update 5.6. Starting with ’A Traitor Among the Chiss’ (Game Update 5.6) on November 28th, there will be a new item introduced to the Cartel Market called the Master’s Datacron. This item will allow you to take any non-maximum level (70) character on your account and immediately move them up to maximum level. One unique thing about this boost is that it doesn’t progress your character’s story at all, meaning this is a great way to play through the classic Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ storylines without worrying about your character level!   The Master’s Datacron also comes with the Eternal Commander Equipment bundle. Once you have boosted to max level and chosen your character’s Discipline (more on this below), you can use the equipment bundle to have a full set of level 70…

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SWTOR: Update on the Status of Server Mergers

SWTOR Game Producer Keith Kanneg, took on the forums to update the community on the forthcoming Server Mergers: Hi all, Today’s maintenance was part of the United Forces effort! We have completed the upgrade of the Game Servers along with all their supporting infrastructure in the Data Centers. We made a large investment of new hardware and software and one of our primary goals was to substantially reduce our footprint while improving our overall server capacity. During our evaluation of the new servers, we determined we could also combine our North American datacenters. That also occurred today and we have officially moved out of our West Coast location. Our testing showed no impact on the gameplay experience, but we expect some of you playing on formerly West Coast servers may see higher ping times. We’ll use the next two weeks to smooth out any kinks and resolve any performance issues…

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SWTOR Game Update 5.5 planned for October 10

Eric Musco just informed the official Star Wars: The old Republic Community that SWTOR Game Update 5.5 will go live  on October 10 with some content shuffled into Game Update 5.6. Any update in the Roadmap? What about 5.5? | 09.13.2017, 05:07 PM Provide you with updates, I can! The roadmap is still in progress. We have been shuffling some things around with respect to 5.5 and 5.6 and we need that to settle before we can let you know exactly what is coming and when. It was our plan to put out Game Update 5.5 in late September but we have made the decision to move it into early October (currently 10/10). We did this to allow us more time to focus in on quality for our Game Updates to avoid some of the issues we had with 5.4. Class balance is still planned for 5.5. I expect I will start putting…

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SWTOR Patch 5.2 Developer’s Livestream Coverag

Dulfy has the SWTOR 5.2 Developer Livestream coverage where Iokath and other contentcovered for us. Check it out: Agenda Community Topics War for Iokath New Daily Area and PvP Gods from the Machine New Galaxy Map Star Wars Celebration Community Topics Unassembled Components and Legacy – Something we are interested in doing, havn’t decided if that is something we are doing. Most commonly requested feature. Class changes – No class changes in 5.2. One of the class designers just had a kid but once he is back they will dive into that. He is not the only one working on the class changes. Command XP after the event – Command XP boost will stay after 5.2 launches. Base XP will be lower but they are giving CXP back to enemies. Spending tokens, unassembled pieces, and unassembled components – Changes coming to vendor. They are adding tier 1 gear from CXP…

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The New Galaxy Map in SWTOR

With Star Wars: The old Republic game update 5.2 comes a new galaxy map. Eric Musco updated the community about it: Hey folks, Coming with Game Update 5.2 is a new quality of life feature, a revamped Galaxy Map. Aside from just being improved aesthetically, it also provides new functionality. We really wanted to improve players’ ability to travel around the galaxy, let’s talk about what is new with the Galaxy Map: You must have a personal ship to use the Galaxy Map. Make sure you’ve completed the early part of your Class Mission! You can access the Galaxy Map from anywhere by simply pressing the icon on your mini-map, navigate to it through the top UI, or use the shortcut key (Shift+M by default). Takes advantage of Legacy Perks: If you’ve acquired the Quick Travel perk, you can travel directly to your personal ship from the Galaxy Map. If…

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SWTOR: Tier 4 Gear in Game Update 5.2

Eric Musco just informed the community that BioWare intend to ad some changes to Command Ranks in Patch 5.2. Below are all the details Tier 4 Gear in Game Update 5.2 | 03.03.2017, 08:14 AM Hey folks, In Game Update 5.2, we will be introducing a new tier of gear to Galactic Command. Tier 4 works a bit differently than other tiers and so we want to provide you with insight about why we’re implementing it. Additionally, we know our social post raised a few concerns and so we want to tackle those first. Why add 100 more Command Ranks? The 100 new levels were simply a logical next step for adding Tier 4 gear. However, since it’s already possible to rank up at Command Level 300 indefinitely we decided to take your feedback and keep the current cap. So, starting in 5.2, Command Crates dropped at Level 300 will…

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SWTOR: Changes to Gearing through Galactic Command

The SWTOR Devs over at BioWare is doing some gearing changes to Galactic Command with the upcoming patch 5.1. More info will be released on SWTOR livestream on Thursday: Changes to Gearing through Galactic Command | 12.13.2016, 10:06 AM Hey folks, Please keep all of your feedback coming on Command Crates, Command XP, and Galactic Command. The team is always looking over your feedback and looking for ways we can improve the system! We have been reading everything you sent our way, and there are couple of stand-out points (this is by no means everything): There needs to be a way to work towards a specific slot of gear to fill in gaps (especially set bonuses) for people who are unlucky with Command Crates. Gearing your other characters is too grindy. With this in mind, the team has some important changes planned for Game Update 5.1 coming next month to…

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Actions taken against Credit Sellers and Spammers in SWTOR

Eric Musco just informed the community, that BioWare has taken actions against credit sellers and spammers in SWTOR, by closing several loopholes with the latest patch. Check out the news below: Credit Sellers and Spammers | 10.04.2016, 09:11 AM Hey folks, As you may know from previous posts on the topic, when it comes to credit sellers we will often do a large takedown at one time. This allows us to have the largest impact on the credit sellers without them being able to react. Today was one of those instances. With today’s maintenance we acted on a few different initiatives to help curb the in-game chat and mail spam of credit sellers. Some examples of what was done today include: Banning of thousands of credit selling accounts. Closing a loophole in an existing promotion, that allowed credit sellers to quickly and easily make accounts which could send you in-game mail and…

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SWTOR Maintenance: Update 4.7 — Tuesday August 09

BioWare will be taking the servers offline on August 9th in order to apply Game Update 4.7. The website will also be unavailable during this time. Details: DATE: August 9, 2016 TIME: 5:00AM PDT – 9:00AM PDT (1PM – 5PM BST) VERSION: 4.7 Patch Notes will be available on Monday, August 8th. Timezone(s) Start Time End Time UTC Offset Wellington August 10, 2016 12:00 am August 10, 2016 04:00 am +12:00 Australia/Brisbane, Australia/Sydney August 09, 2016 10:00 pm August 10, 2016 02:00 am +10:00 Australia/Adelaide August 09, 2016 09:30 pm August 10, 2016 01:30 am +09:30 Tokyo August 09, 2016 09:00 pm August 10, 2016 01:00 am +09:00 Australia/Perth, Hong Kong August 09, 2016 08:00 pm August 10, 2016 12:00 am +08:00 Mumbai August 09, 2016 05:30 pm August 09, 2016 09:30 pm +05:30 EET, Moscow August 09, 2016 03:00 pm August 09, 2016 07:00 pm +03:00 CET, Paris August 09,…

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SWTOR Was 4th Highest Worldwide in Pay-to-Play Games

SWTOR ranked in the top five of the highest worldwide pay-to-play MMOs for the month of May. This is not surprising if you’ve been following the revenue and the stats but it might be surprising for people who don’t realize that SWTOR is still doing quite well. While it’s true that the popularity of the new Star Wars films may have increased the number of people looking to play the game, SWTOR still fared pretty well before. The new Star Wars craze is likely only going to increase that even more. I don’t think anyone is really surprised to see World of Warcraft still holding the top spot there. Blizzard has a real winner there and following it up with Overwatch that took the top spot in overall digital game earnings with $269 million across PC and console platforms but SWTOR is clearly holding its own in the industry.  The…

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