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SWTOR: Izax Challenge Mount and Title Announced

The guys over at Bioware, just announced that the Izax challenge will be ending on April 30 with a mount and title as hot rewards! Check it out:   The Izax Challenge Ends April 30th The last and largest of the dangerous droid superweapons of Iokath has been unleashed! With no one remaining to reign in its terrifying power, Izax the Destroyer, is set to annihilate everything in its path – starting with your Alliance. Do you have what it takes to defeat Izax’s superweapon “family” of bosses and then face the final God from the Machine Operation boss… in Veteran Mode? Set your sight on epic rewards and arm yourself with some pro-tips! Epic Rewards Await: Izax-Inspired Mount and Character Title If you’re worthy enough to take down Izax in Veteran Mode by April 30, 2018, you’ll be generously rewarded! Be the proud bearer of the ‘Strike Team: Defeating…

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SWTOR: Tank Balance Changes in Game Update 5.9

Game update 5.9 will see quite a lot of changes to tanks in the next game update.  Here are more info: Let’s talk about the changes coming to Tanks in Game Update 5.9. There are two things that informed the changes you will find below. First, “skank tanks” are greatly overperforming in PvP. This is a player who is using a Tank Discipline but equipping DPS gear. Second, when comparing all tanks (regardless of gear) against the DPS targets we outlined last year, tanks are doing more damage than intended. The summary of what we are changing in 5.9 is that tanks across the board will be doing less damage. To ensure that this doesn’t have a negative impact on their ability to tank/hold threat, we are greatly increasing their overall threat generation. This will mean that although they will commit less damage to an encounter, holding threat will not…

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SWTOR Marauder / Sentinel Changes in 5.9

Marauders /Sentinels are the only Classes in 5.9 that are receiving slightly different changes than the other Classes this patch so I wanted to call them out separately. Here are the changes:   Maurader The Ruthless Aggressor utility has been changed so that activating Obfuscate temporarily yields a 75% increase in damage reduction for Force and tech attacks instead of a 75% chance to resist all Force and tech attacks. Fury Reduced the damage done by Bloody Slashes by 18.5% Sentinel The Zealous Judgment utility has been changed so that activating Pacify temporarily yields a 75% increase in damage reduction for Force and tech attacks instead of a 75% chance to resist all Force and tech attacks. Concentration Reduced the damage done by Burning Slices by 18.5% We are making two changes. First, following last year’s balance pass, these Classes are still slightly overperforming. The change to Bloody Slashes /…

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SWTOR Utility Changes in Game Update 5.9

Following the damage adjustments we made last year, we have been monitoring each Class’s performance to see where additional changes would be needed. Right now, we are quite close (but not perfect) on the overall damage output of each Class. One thing that has come to forefront after these changes is the lack of survivability for some of our Disciplines. Imperial Agent Sniper Virulence In addition to its other effects, Toxic Regulators now increases your damage reduction by 15% for 6 seconds after your Shield Probe collapses or expires Operative Lethality In addition to its other effects, Toxic Regulators now increases your damage reduction by 15% for 6 seconds after your Shield Probe collapses or expires Smuggler Gunslinger Dirty Fighting In addition to its other effects, Concussion now increases your damage reduction by 15% for 6 seconds after your Defense Screen collapses or expires Scoundrel Ruffian In addition to its…

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SWTOR is giving out Shae Vizla and Nico Okarr to active Subscribers – coming April 3

Bioware is giving out Shae Vizla and Nico Okarr to active subscriber on 3rd of April. Yea, You herd it right. BioWare is bringing back the Subscriber rewards. Check out the news below:   ‘COMPANION CHAOS’ – THE CHAOS IS OVER, NOW IT’S TIME TO CELEBRATE! The world of Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ is full of surprises. Today, we are announcing ‘Subscriber Rewards’ coming April 3, 2018. In a galaxy characterized by combat and treacherous betrayals, it is important to celebrate alliances. Nothing is more important than our relationship with each other and our loyal companions. In honor of the alliances we all create with our companions, all our premium players will receive the legendary Mandalorian leader, Shae Vizla and the infamous smuggler, Nico Okarr join your team of companions. These iconic Companions will join your team, if you have a premium status on April 3, 2018 at 12:01AM PT. All active…

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SWTOR: Conquest Changes in Game Update 5.9

As a follow up on the revamp of the Conquest system we got with SWTOR Game Update 5.8, The Bioware team will continue to make changes to it. So today Eric Musco took on the forums informing what we can expect with game update 5.9   Hey folks, With the 5.8a Conquest changes out the door, let’s talk about what we have planned for 5.9. We hope to address concerns over the viability of completing Conquests on alts, points for crafting, and ability to run Operations more frequently. We are going to address this through a few different changes: Increasing points gains for Objectives for repeatable and daily repeatable Objectives. An additional buff for GSF, Warzone, and Flashpoint Participation Objectives. The “Play a Flashpoint” Objective is being changed to “Play a Flashpoint or Uprising.” The “Kill X Enemies” Daily Objective will now be split into three Objectives. Kill 50 / 100…

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SWTOR Game Update 5.8a patch notes

Here are the patch notes for Star Wars: The old Republic game update 5.8. The patch will be deployed tomorrow. General Planetary Yield targets for Guild Invasions have been reduced for all sizes: Small is now 200,000 (down from 460,000) Medium is now 550,000 (down from 1,380,000) Large is now 1,130,000 (down from 2,530,000) The Personal Conquest target is now 15,000 (down from 20,000). The following Conquest Objectives have been added to all Conquests: Completing a Warzone Winning a Warzone Completing a Galactic Starfighter Match Winning a Galactic Starfighter Match The Conquest Objective “Starfighter: Dominate the Stars” has been moved to a daily repeatable Objective and had it’s point value increased to 330 (up from 85). The “Rampage” Conquest objectives now require killing 100 enemies (down from 250). Flashpoints + Operations + Uprisings Operations Reduced the damage of the Energy and Amplifier Drones for the 16-player Story Mode Izax encounter….

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STAR WARS: The Old Republic – Conquest Feedback and Upcoming Changes

The SWTOR Developers over at BioWare Austin will be making some changes to the conquest system.  This is due to all the feedback they got from players after the the 5.8 revamp. Reaad more below: Conquest Feedback and Upcoming Changes | 03.22.2018, 02:29 PM Hey folks, In this thread we want to cover a few things about Conquests: our goals for the revamp, the feedback we are hearing from all of you, and what we are changing (and when). I recommend you start by reading our write-up of the changes that were coming to 5.8. Let’s jump in. The Conquest Revamp – Goals We had a few things in mind that we wanted to address as we moved from the old system into the new one. First and foremost were rewards. This includes ensuring that the new system delivers the rewards you earn, but also increasing the overall rewards for participating in Conquests. Here are…

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SWTOR: Choose your side in the #SWTORCompanionChaos Celebration – Starting March 20!

The guys over at Bioware Austin is doing a Companion Chaos social media event for Star Wars: The old Republic. The event will start on March 20 on Facebook and Twitter. Join the #SWTOR Family on SWTOR Facebook and @SWTOR to support your favorite Companion in the #SWTORCompanionChaos Celebration! Show your Loyalty to your favorite companions by voting for the team led by legendary gunslinger Nico Okarr, or the team led by the infamous mercenary, Shae Vizla. The Deadliest Droid: HK-55 vs. SCORPIOVote now for either #TeamNico’s assassin droid, HK-55 or for #TeamShae’s manipulative mastermind droid, SCORPIO. Who has the reputation to live up to “The Deadliest Droid”?! The Worst Crook: Tanno Vik vs. SkadgeVote in the bracket to determine “The Worst Crook” in the galaxy! Tanno Vik will be the mercenary representing #TeamNico and for #TeamShae, the villain, Skadge. When it comes to being “The Worst Crook” it’s a tough competition – who do you…

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SWTOR Game Update 5.8 Patch Notes

Here are the patch notes for SWTOR game update 5.8   Highlights New Operation Boss, Izax – The final boss of Gods From the Machine is here! The mightiest of the Iokath droid superweapons, Izax is capable of destroying entire fleets of warships – defeating him will require tremendous power and skill. Conquest Revamp – From a new interface to changes for Guilds of every size. Our improved Conquest system now provides challenge, opportunity, and rewards for all Guilds! Companion Return: Ashara Zavros – She will return to the Sith Inquisitor’s side, how will things go with her former master? Companion Return: Vector Hyllus – Imperial Agents will see the return of their crewmate and member of the Killik Hivemind, Vector! Companion Romance: Arcann – A redeemed Arcann makes his feelings known to those who’ve given him a chance to atone for the evil deeds of his past. Limited Time Izax Event – Players who defeat…

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