SWTOR: Update on Win Trading from Season 5

Posted by on Jul 23, 2015 in Eric Musco, forum post, pvp | 0 comments

  Eric Musco  took on the forums to tell players about the actions BioWare have taken against win trading in the past PvP season. Check it out: Update on Win Trading from Season 5 | 07.23.2015, 06:07 PM Hey folks, With Season 5 recently ending, I thought I would give an update on what we have been doing to curb players who continue to win-trade. To recap from before, players who were caught win-trading were receiving actions ranging from a warning, up to having their character’s rating reset. Specifically, the character who we caught doing the win-trading itself. Depending on the character’s history, this can also include suspension time as well. Over the course of the last few Seasons, we have seen an overall decline in win-trading action, and we hope that you have seen that as well. However, in a handful of cases, there are players who continue to win-trade even after repeated warnings and having a characters rating reset. We believe that players such as these are using one...

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The Combat Team wants your opinion on set bonuses in SWTOR

Posted by on Jul 14, 2015 in pvp, pvp gear | 0 comments

  The  combat team over at BioWare want’s for your opinion and feedback on current and previous set bonuses in Star Wars: The old Republic. You can let the game developers know by replying to the official thread over at the official forums. We would also love to hear you opinion in the comment section below. Check out the official announcement: The intent of these set bonuses is not not increase HPS/DSP/survivability by more than 5%. Note from the Combat team on this… Quote: Originally Posted by Zoom_VI Is there are particular reason why you guys are looking to change them? With Knights of the Fallen Empire being just around the corner, we just wanted to give you all a chance to let us know if there are any particular set bonuses that you dislike and give you an opportunity to suggest your ideas for improvement. We are not looking to make drastic changes to the set bonuses currently in game. In fact, if the players of a certain class’s role are happy with their current set...

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SWTOR Announcing End Season 5 Gladiatorial Rewards

Posted by on Jun 23, 2015 in pvp | 0 comments

BioWare has just announced the season 5 pvp rewards and what ratings are required. I didn’t know how much I wanted the title Maximum Decimator until now: Greetings PvPers! The finale of Season 5 is fast approaching so we hope you are on top of things! The end of Season 5 will come with Game Update 3.3 and your Highest-earned rating, when the servers come down for the update, will determine which tier you are in and what rewards you receive. The higher your tier the more glorious your rewards! Just like in previous seasons, the Highest Earned rating that determines the tier you are in – not Current – so no need to feel like you are risking Rating by going after the next tier up! To see your Highest Earned Rating, check the Warzone Rating and Stats page in the Warzone Queue GUI. Please note that the Rating displayed on the Leaderboards are the Current Ratings, not Highest Earned. Once Season 5 has come to an end and all Ratings have been reset, the Season 5 Leaderboards will be...

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PvP Economy and Ranked Rewards Restructure for Game Update 3.3

Posted by on Jun 1, 2015 in Arena, pvp, Ranked Warzones | 0 comments

The SWTOR Combat Team published a new blog post today about the upcoming PvP Economy and Ranked Rewards change for patch 3.3: 06.01.2015 PvP Economy and Ranked Rewards Restructure for Game Update 3.3 Hello PvPers! As some of you may have heard on the Bad Feeling Podcast, we are making a few changes to Warzones and Ranked Warzone Arenas. Alex covered several of these changes in the interview but for clarity, and as an official jumping-off point for discussion, we wanted to go over the changes and the reasoning behind them here. Please feel free to join us in the discussion thread linked below. Let’s get started! PvP Gear Cost We think that getting a full set of PvP gear is too much of a grind. This is so much the case that only about 2% of PvP players have a full Dark Reaver set. Having at least Exhumed gear is a barrier to entry to being successful in PvP for the majority of players, so we looked to reduce the time and cost of getting there. We have reduced the entry PvP gear costs...

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Upcoming PvP Changes comming to SWTOR

Posted by on May 29, 2015 in podcast, pvp | 0 comments

The bad feeling podcast had the chance to sit down with Alex Modny and discuss PCP changes comming with game update 3.3 I encourage you to listen to the podcast, as it includes more stuff then in the notes below.  There are some discussions on how new warzone maps get designed from start to finish for example. Podcast link to listen (1hr long) Notes are taken from Emeraldon on reddit: General Alex Modny (Systems Designer) and Eric Musco are present from Bioware Most of these changes will be coming with Game Update 3.3. No new PvP maps coming anytime soon. GSF is not dead, they might be doing some balance changes in the future but no plans for new game modes or new maps. They are changing AoE in warzones – they can no longer interrupt captures. No more force storms, Death from Above, Death Field etc. AoE CC still work to interrupt captures. This change is subjected to testing on PTS and if players don’t like it they will remove it. PvP Gearing Reduction in PVP set gear costs: Exhumed...

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