Patch 2.6

Patch 2.6.2 Notes – 3/18/14

Patch notes for tomorrow’s servers maintenance is up. Check it out below:   2.6.2 Patch Notes General Players who activated the Makeb datacrons prior to 2.6.1 will have the Codex entries retroactively granted. Cartel Market The Charcoal Dewback can now be unlocked through the Collection. Corrected the appearance of the Wastelander’s Gloves so that the metal attachments appear on all body types. The Indomitable Vanquisher’s Saberstaff no longer has a gap between the hilt and the blade. The Scrublander’s Gloves and Wastelander’s Gloves now correctly display on all body types, and their icons have been updated to reflect the correct appearance. The “Emote: Chair 1” unlock available from the Rare Reputation Vendor in the Cartel Bazaar (an ICE Reputation item) now correctly unlocks the emote. The Infiltrator’s Compact Sniper Rifle and the Vindicator’s Lightsaber are no longer missing weapon proficiency requirements in their Cartel Market descriptions. The Korrealis Duke has…

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Scheduled Maintenance: March 18th, 2014 – Patch 2.6.2

On March 18th, 2014, all game servers and SWTOR.com will be unavailable as BioWare perform maintenance. Patch 2.6.2 will be implemented during this downtime. We don’t have the patch notes yet, but be sure to check back, and we will post them when they become available. Details are as follows: Date: Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 Duration: 7.5 hours Time: 11:30PM PST on 3/17 (6:30AM GMT) – 7AM PST (3PM GMT) During maintenance, all updates and additional information will be posted on our Twitter account. Thank you for your patience as we maintain service for Star Wars™: The Old Republic™. Time Zone Start Time Scheduled End Time UTC Offset HST March 18th, 2014 01:00 AM March 18th, 2014 03:00 AM -10 hours AKST March 18th, 2014 02:00 AM March 18th, 2014 04:00 AM -9 hours PST March 18th, 2014 03:00 AM March 18th, 2014 05:00 AM -8 hours MST March 18th,…

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2.6.1a Patch Notes

Servers are back up, and here today’s patch notes: 2.6.1a Patch Notes General Resolved an issue so that the Bounty Contract Week and Double XP Weekend events will begin correctly. Bounty Contract Week will run March 11th-18th, and the Double XP Weekend will run March 14th-17th. Missions + NPCs The Bounty Hunter Class mission “Albea’s Bounty” now properly resets when the mission “My Sponsorship” is reset.   Apparently People were exploiting the The Bounty Hunter Class mission “Albea’s Bounty” to get tons of XP. I have no clue how it worked, but I am thinking of an exp exploit where you can keep on resetting “My Sponsorship” to do it over and over. My guess “My Sponsorship” is something that gives a lot of exp for the time needed to complete it while “Albea’s Bounty” doesn’t (they are in a logic loop of some sort).

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Scheduled Maintenance: March 11th, 2014 – Patch 2.6.1a

On March 11th, 2014, all game servers and SWTOR.com will be unavailable as BioWare perform maintenance. Patch 2.6.1a will be implemented during this downtime. We don’t have the patch notes yet, but be sure to check back, and we will post them when they become available. Details are as follows: Date: Tuesday March 11th, 2014 Duration: 3 hours Time: 2AM PDT (9AM GMT) – 5AM PDT (12PM GMT) Thank you for your patience as we maintain service for Star Wars™: The Old Republic   Time Zone Start Time Scheduled End Time UTC Offset HST March 11th, 2014 01:00 AM March 11th, 2014 03:00 AM -10 hours AKST March 11th, 2014 02:00 AM March 11th, 2014 04:00 AM -9 hours PST March 11th, 2014 03:00 AM March 11th, 2014 05:00 AM -8 hours MST March 11th, 2014 04:00 AM March 11th, 2014 06:00 AM -7 hours CST March 11th, 2014 05:00…

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Patch Notes – 2/25/2014 – 2.6.1

  Patch notes for tomorrows update is now available. Check it out: Highlights New Mount! The Desert Sleen creature mount can now be obtained from the Bounty Brokers Association vendor in exchange for 50 Completed Bounty Contracts. It requires Legend rank with the B.B.A. The new title “Conscript” is now available! This title is granted to players joining the Star Wars: The Old Republic community through Amazon, and is also available for purchase on the Cartel Market. Cost: 10 Cartel Coins General The Item Modification Stations in the VIP areas of the Republic and Empire Fleets now work correctly. The achievement “Galactic Beastmaster” no longer requires “Beastmaster of Ilum” to complete. The Starfighter Launch Decks on the Republic and Empire Fleets now grant Rested experience. Sith Warriors and Sith Inquisitors will now be able to receive the “Species: Ugnaught” Codex entry by interacting with the Lore Object next to Rudd in Nemro’s…

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2.6a Patch Notes

Servers are back up after today’s maintenance and here are the patch noes. Personally I was hoping they would fix the warzone scoreboard bug with this patch. It’s not a big deal but it’s annoying to try to figure out who on your team or theirs did what. General Performed systems maintenance to assure service reliability. Corrected a texture issue that caused skin to be colored incorrectly when wearing the Relaxed Vestments Chestwraps. Cartel Market The Interstellar Regulator’s Blaster Besh from the Galactic Ace’s Starfighter Pack will now correctly match in-game and in Collections. The Interstellar Regulator’s Blaster Cresh from the Galactic Ace’s Starfighter Pack will now correctly match in-game and in Collections.  

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Game Update 2.6: Galactic Starfighter

Today’s patchnotes are up, and this is a big one.  The higlights this time are as following: Galactic Starfighter Now Available For All Players! – Galactic Starfighter is now available for Free-To-Play, Preferred, and Subscription players! Choose your ship role and help your fellow pilots in 12 vs.12 Battles. Click the Hangar icon next to your minimap to jump into the cockpit now! New Galactic Starfighter Ship Role: Bomber – The Bomber ship role has been added to Galactic Starfighter, with six new ships available for unlock/purchase! Bombers are tough support ships that drop mines and drones throughout the battlefield. Mines detonate when enemies get into proximity, inflicting damage or crippling debuffs to all nearby foes. Drones attack nearby enemies with a variety of weapons, while Repair Drones restore the hull of nearby allies. Bombers can also place Hyperspace Beacons which function as mobile respawn points for their allies. New Galactic Starfighter…

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New Article – Flashpoint: Kuat Drive Yards

Senior Designer, on Star Wars: The old Republic, Jesse Sky posted a news article on Kuar Drive Yards, last night. The article describe the new flashpoint for level 15+ players that comes with game update 2.6. This will be a new type of instance that the team is calling a Tactical Flashpoint. The main thing that distinguishes Tactical Flashpoints is that they are role-neutral – in other words, they are balanced for a combination of any four classes. This means Group Finder will match the first four players it finds, which translates into drastically shorter queue times, especially for DPS classes. I’m not sure how I feel about this yet, as I fear there will be no incentives for healing and tanking and you will only perpetuate the issue of a lack ofsupport roles in the long run. Time will tell though. Check out the full article over at the…

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More Patch 2.6 PTS video footage

If you haven’t had the time to play around the official swtor public test servers, we got you covered. Here is a bunch of videos showing the updates you can expect when game update 2.6 goes live. First off, here is an animate Crew Preview (Republic&Empire). Crew members now animate within the hangar preview window. I just wish they would match my customization. Empire Bombers Visual Upgrade Battle Record Preview Gaddock Teeg takes a look at the new Battle Record feature added to Galactic Starfighter on the Patch 2.6 PTS. Gaddock Teeg takes a look at the new Kuat Drive Yards Tactical Flashpoint and experiences the Anti-air gun and Ship Assembly scenarios.

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Game Update 2.6: Galactic Starfighter PTS Patch Notes – Last Updated: January 9th

The patch notes for the public test servers are up. It’s now possible to go help out beta testing game update 2.6. Here are the patch notes. Please be aware, that all content and features on the Public Test Server are not final and are subject to change. Highlights New Galactic Starfighter Ship Role: Bomber – The Bomber ship role has been added to Galactic Starfighter, with six new ships available for unlock/purchase! Bombers are tough support ships that drop mines and drones on the battlefield. Mines detonate when enemies get into proximity, inflicting damage or crippling debuffs to all nearby foes. Drones attack nearby enemies with a variety of weapons, while Repair Drones restore the hull of nearby allies. Bombers can also place Hyperspace Beacons which function as mobile respawn points for their allies. New Galactic Starfighter Game Mode: Team Deathmatch – Team Deathmatch is a new game mode which pits…

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