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SWTOR Final Patch Notes and Info

Here is the last round of patch notes for Patch 5.9.2 on the PTS. This should be the last update before the game update goes live.   Hey folks, Here we are again, round 2 of final changes . In all seriousness, thank you all for your continued feedback! You should expect that the next PTS build will go live either tomorrow or Saturday. General All items that require a Cartel Market Reputation should now properly check that requirement against the players Underworld Exchange Reputation (for real this time). Arena Players can no longer use traversal abilities, such as Force Leap, to approach characters who are flying through the air due to using a jump pad. Rishi Stronghold Decorations should now properly block line of sight. The secret cave has been transformed into a room that can be unlocked. This new room unlock leads to a 3 bedroom apartment. A new…

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SWTOR Patch 5.9.2 PTS Final Build and Notes

BioWare posted the final set of patch notes for the Patch 5.9.2 currently on Public Test server. This is what we can expect to come with the next live game update. Check it out: Quick update, we are almost a wrap on PTS! Again, we cannot thank you all enough for the time you have spent testing 5.9.2. Your feedback has been invaluable in getting us to this point. The plan right now is that we will have our final PTS patch either later today or tomorrow. We are going to focus the last stage of testing on: Rishi Stronghold Mandalorian Battle Ring I am going to close and make new feedback threads for both of those topics to ensure we get feedback from the most recent version of PTS. Note that feedback you give from this round of changes may not be fully captured in the 5.9.2 release, but…

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Closed SWTOR PTS Applications are now open

The SWTOR team is now accepting applications for entry into the Closed PTS for 5.2 operations testing to guilds. Check it out: Hey folks, As we mentioned on the last Producer Live Stream, we are going to be putting Game Update 5.2 on PTS. For now, our plan is that the test server will be closed with the intention of opening up later on. I want to make sure that players have the opportunity to apply to get entry into this closed test, so let’s talk about how to do that. Here are the requirements: Being on the closed test server means signing an NDA. You must be willing to sign and abide by that agreement. You must be 18 years or older to be eligible. You must have an active subscription (to access the test server). You must be willing to play and provide feedback. You must be able…

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SWTOR PTS Update Notes – 4/6/2016

The SWTOR public test servers were updated yesterday. Here are the patch notes: General New Alliance Alert: Freedom Fight! Recruit Bowdaar by showing your prowess in the Eternal Championship. Eternal Championship Gungus Bogs: The Heralds of Zildrogs’ melee attacks no longer have a 70m maximum range, because that was rather silly. Lanos: Fixed a bug whereby Unstable Reprogrammed Skytroopers could retarget a companion if the skytrooper could not leap to its original target for over 60 seconds (due to it being in cover, for example). Lanos: Unstable Reprogrammed Skytroopers who are unable to leap to their target for 30s or more will now use their high-powered Snipe attack every 16s, down from 30s. Don’t just ignore them =) Nocturno & Drake Raven: Tweaked Drake Raven’s encounter mechanics such that when he is subjected to heavy DPS, he will try much harder to deploy at least one G0-ON Abductor squad to…

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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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SWTOR 4.3 PTS online today

Tait Watson just informed the community that BioWare are working to bring the 4.3 PTS online today. Expect servers to be up around 11AM CST Game Update 4.3 PTS | 02.25.2016, 09:10 AM Hey everyone! I just wanted to give everyone a heads up that we are going to be working to bring the 4.3 PTS online today. We are aiming for around 11AM CST, but that could change depending on a few different variables. Right now, I don’t imagine it will change. Character Copy is currently offline, but will be available once the PTS is. Keep an eye on the PTS Forums, as any further news and updates will go there. Thanks, and see you out there! -Tait Character Transfers are now available!   Join the forum discussion on this post

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SWTOR Patch 3.3 PTS Update Notes

Here are today’s PTS patch notes. This will be the final updates to the 3.3 PTS. PTS Update – June 26th, 2015 | 06.25.2015, 08:06 PM Hey folks! We are going to be doing a final update to the PTS tomorrow, 6/26. I’m aiming to get things kicked off around 930AM CDT. In the meantime, here are the changes coming: Jedi Consular Sage Vindicate now makes you Weary, reducing your Force regeneration rate by 2 for 10 seconds. This effect can stack up to 4 times. Seer The Vindicate effect of Resplendence has been expanded: Using Vindicate with a charge of Resplendence does not make you Weary. Amnesty has been redesigned to incorporate the new Weary debuff: Spending a charge of Resplendence on Vindicate grants Amnesty, restoring 2 Force every second for up to 10 seconds if you are not Weary or removing a single stack of Weary otherwise. The…

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SWTOR PTS Patch 3.3

  SWTOR Patch notes for the latest update of Patch 3.3 on the PTS. Classes + Combat Jedi Consular Sage Valiance now reduces the damage taken by the target of your Rescue by 25% (down from 50%) for 6 seconds after you rescue them. The Force-Mystic’s 4-piece set bonus now restores 5 Force (down from 10) when using Vindicate. Shadow Prolific Justice now spreads periodic Force Breach and Sever Force effects with Whirling Blow (instead of Force in Balance). Sith Inquisitor Sorcerer Dark Resilience now reduces the damage taken by the target of your Extrication by 25% (down from 50%) for 6 seconds after you extricate them. The Force-Mystic’s 4-piece set bonus now restores 5 Force (down from 10) when using Consuming Darkness. Assassin Profuse Horror now spreads periodic Creeping Terror and Discharge effects with Lacerate (instead of Death Field). Trooper Commando Combat Medic Field Medicine now increases the healing done…

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Changes comming to Tatooine Stronghold Maximum Hooks

Assistant Designer David Staats, responded to an issue with Tatooine Stronholds. Apparently they are getting a higher maximum hook count from 500 to 1100 on the PTS. New stronghold hook limit is way too high | 06.11.2015, 02:17 PM Hi all, First and foremost, thank you for your feedback regarding the updates to the Tatooine Homestead hook increase. While this was something we did not officially post about, we are interested in your thoughts regarding the update. Let me take a moment and give some insight as to why we are looking at increasing the allotted hook cap for the Tatooine Homestead. While reviewing our Stronghold hook limits across all Strongholds, we discovered that Tatooine in particular was drastically lower in regards to the available hooks to total hooks ratio than the other Strongholds. This means that those who owned the Tatooine Homestead actually had far less hooks to utilize compared…

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Update on 3.3 PTS Sorc/Sage Healing Changes

  Due to player feedback, the SWTOR Combat Team has a few changes comming up for Sorcerer and Sage on the public test servers. Check it out below: Update on 3.3 PTS Sorc/Sage Healing Changes | 06.08.2015, 10:48 PM Hey everyone, Thank you all for the continued feedback over the weekend. We wanted to take a moment to give you all a preview of Sorcerer/Sage changes that we have planned for the next PTS patch based on your feedback. Below are our intended changes. Sith Inquisitor Sorcerer Consuming Darkness now activates instantly, restoring 50 Force (up from 30). The healing component has been removed. The original design of the ability was never intended to provide significant healing, and by removing the healing component entirely, we are able to restore a greater amount of Force (which helps us address concerns over low Force return). We also hope that removing the healing component from…

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