Game Update 2.8 PTS Testing Closing on June 2

Posted by on May 30, 2014 in Patch 2.8, Public Test Server | 0 comments

Game update 2.8 is close. The public test servers will be closing down on June 2. Here are the official word from Tait Watson: Hey all! Thank you for all your great feedback, reports, and helping us test out the Spoils of War game update. Just as a heads up, we will be taking the PTS down at 10AM CDT on Monday, June 2nd. Thank you again, and we look forward to having you back on the PTS next time! -Tait Source

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New SWTOR Event and New Alien Species on PTS

Posted by on May 20, 2014 in News, Patch 2.8, Public Test Server, Species, SWTOR | 0 comments

Will we soon be seeing a new alien species in SWTOR? Data-mined info says it’s possible, although little more is known at this time. Here are some images of a potential new race (playable?) that we might see coming with a future content update that is also supposed to bring a new SWTOR event. swtor_miner explains some of what the data shows about the model, “These new aliens fall into the Bothan semi-custom model category, and not the full-custom model Wookiee one. This means they share animations with regular humanoid species.”   I agree that I don’t think this will be a playable race based on what the datamining found. Probably they will be NPC models but perhaps this shows us what the new event or some of the new content will be about. Of course, this early in the process, the whole thing could be scrapped. We can never depend on what we see from datamines but quite often they are an early indication of what is to come and sometimes, the speculation is...

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PTS Patch 2.8 Notes – 5/16/14

Posted by on May 17, 2014 in Patch 2.8, Public Test Server | 0 comments

  A new update has been applied to the PTS. You can find the new notes below, and they will be merged into the existing Patch Notes.   Game Update 2.8: Spoils Of War PTS Update 2 Soovada (“Spoils of War” in Huttese) is an annual celebration of total extravagance in Hutt culture, originally celebrated in the summer season of Varl after successful military campaigns. Rival clans compete to prove their superior wealth, attempting to sponsor the most parties, pit fights, bounties, gambling, and every other public display of fortune and excess imaginable. Popularized among outside cultures during visits to Nar Shaddaa, this exuberant holiday is now celebrated on hundreds of worlds across the galaxy, where it’s simply known by its Huttese name; any connection to ancient wartime looting is largely ignored. Highlights New Event: Festival of Splendor! Players can try their hand at Smuggler’s Luck and Kingpin’s Bounty slot machines on Nar Shaddaa for...

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Game Update 2.8: Spoils Of War PTS Update – 5/8/2014

Posted by on May 8, 2014 in Patch 2.8, Public Test Server | 0 comments

The public test servers for Star Wars: The old Republic have updated with a new build. Some of the highlights are: Group Finder Operations have been redesigned! Story Mode Operations are now more accessible to endgame players (levels 50 – 55). The Operations section in the Group Finder window will list available Operations on a predetermined schedule, rotating in different Operations every few days. Players who meet the level requirement of the Operation will be Bolstered, removing the requirement for endgame gear. Rewards have also been improved, making this a great opportunity for players to earn Ultimate Commendations and experience new content! Below are the changes made to the existing note:   Classes + Combat Jedi Consular Sage Balance (Sage) Mind Warp has been reverted to its live functionality, and now increases the duration of Mind Crush by 1/2 seconds. Shadow General Mass Mind Control will now taunt NPC’s while Combat Technique is active, and lower threat when...

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2.8 Patch Notes from PTS

Posted by on May 1, 2014 in Patch 2.8, Patch notes, Public Test Server | 0 comments

The first patch notes for Game update 2.8 is online. These notes are only indicative of the current patch to the PTS, and will be expanded upon as we get farther into the testing process. Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ PTS Game Update 2.8 Last Updated: May 1st, 2014 All content and features on the Public Test Server are not final and are subject to change. Highlights Nightmare Mode Dread Palace is now available! Return to Oricon to face off against Dread Masters Bestia, Tyrans, Calphayrus, and Raptus, who are now more powerful than ever before! General Added a high resolution shadow map option for high-end machines. This enables more detailed shadow rendering over a longer distance. Classes + Combat General Fixed an issue that would occasionally allow abilities to affects targets, even if those targets had a 100% or greater chance to defend against attacks. Jedi Knight Sentinel Watchman Merciless Slash now deals more damage and costs 4 Focus. Mind Sear has been reworked. It now offers...

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