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SWTOR: A Note from the Producer

Former SWTOR producer Ben Irving is moving to another position within Bioware, and Keith has now taken the position as new producer of Star Wars: The old Republic: Hi everyone! I know it’s a bit later than usual for a Producer’s Letter for this year, but we’ve been making some adjustments behind the scenes and finalizing our next game update – The War for Iokath (Game Update: 5.2). One of those changes is the Game Producer role with Star Wars™: The Old Republic™. Ben Irving has moved on to a great new opportunity within BioWare, giving me the pleasure of leading the SWTOR team as Game Producer. Many of you may recognize me from our livestreams when Eric Musco gives me a shout out as, “my boss, Keith,” while others of you have met me at our Cantina Events, or on calls with players and our influencer programs. And, quite of…

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SWTOR Game Update 5.2 Patch Notes

Here are the patch notes for SWTOR game update 5.2 that was released the other day. Highlights New Iokath Storyline: When a superweapon of unimaginable power is discovered on Iokath, you must choose to align your forces with either the Republic or Empire — and deal with the inevitable consequences. Once you complete the storyline you will gain access to host of repeatable Missions in a brand-new daily area. Returning Companions: Prepare to fight alongside Former Sith Warrior Companion Malavai Quinn or former Republic Trooper Companion Elara Dorne! Gods From the Machine: Team up with friends and guildmates to take on the first boss of this new Operation, Tyth, the God of Rage. Galaxy Map: Accessible from anywhere, explore the galaxy like never before with the new and improved Galaxy Map. Galactic Command Gearing Changes: Crates get better as you level, greater chances to get set bonus gear, guaranteed Unassembled Gear…

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SWTOR Game Update 5.2: The War for Iokath Delay

The team over at Bioware Austin is delaying the release of the new Game Update 5.2 by at least a week due to some quality issues: Hey folks, We want to ensure our updates release at the highest quality possible and Game Update 5.2: The War for Iokath is no different. At this point in time, we are not satisfied with the quality of the Iokath update. For that reason, we are delaying the release of 5.2 by one week, to release on April 18th. This allows the team more time to make improvements to address some of the issues still pending. We did not make this decision lightly as we are very eager for all of you to get your hands on the new storyline, reunite with old Companions, or try your hand at taking down the God of Rage himself. As soon as we know timing for the next…

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SWTOR Patch 5.2 Developer’s Livestream Coverag

Dulfy has the SWTOR 5.2 Developer Livestream coverage where Iokath and other contentcovered for us. Check it out: Agenda Community Topics War for Iokath New Daily Area and PvP Gods from the Machine New Galaxy Map Star Wars Celebration Community Topics Unassembled Components and Legacy – Something we are interested in doing, havn’t decided if that is something we are doing. Most commonly requested feature. Class changes – No class changes in 5.2. One of the class designers just had a kid but once he is back they will dive into that. He is not the only one working on the class changes. Command XP after the event – Command XP boost will stay after 5.2 launches. Base XP will be lower but they are giving CXP back to enemies. Spending tokens, unassembled pieces, and unassembled components – Changes coming to vendor. They are adding tier 1 gear from CXP…

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The New Galaxy Map in SWTOR

With Star Wars: The old Republic game update 5.2 comes a new galaxy map. Eric Musco updated the community about it: Hey folks, Coming with Game Update 5.2 is a new quality of life feature, a revamped Galaxy Map. Aside from just being improved aesthetically, it also provides new functionality. We really wanted to improve players’ ability to travel around the galaxy, let’s talk about what is new with the Galaxy Map: You must have a personal ship to use the Galaxy Map. Make sure you’ve completed the early part of your Class Mission! You can access the Galaxy Map from anywhere by simply pressing the icon on your mini-map, navigate to it through the top UI, or use the shortcut key (Shift+M by default). Takes advantage of Legacy Perks: If you’ve acquired the Quick Travel perk, you can travel directly to your personal ship from the Galaxy Map. If…

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SWTOR Choosing a Faction on Iokath

Eric Musco posted some new information regarding Iokath. This time it’s a post on choosing your faction on Iokath with patch 5.2. Hey folks, As we mentioned in our PvP post last week, and on our original 5.2 livestream, when you arrive on Iokath you will be able to choose which Faction you want to side with in the War for Iokath. We know that there will be many questions coming off of this around what this actually impacts so we want to clear up exactly how this works, and exactly what it affects. First, to avoid any confusion: The faction you choose has no effect at all outside of Iokath. It only impacts story choices in the Iokath storyline (and future stories) and some gameplay impacts on Iokath. Let’s start by talking about how the Faction choice works mechanically. You will be able to choose which Faction you want…

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SWTOR: PvP On Iokath

Here are some more info on Lokath comming with SWTOR Gameupdate 5.2. THis time we get some details on how the open world PvP works Hey folks, With the launch of 5.2 “The War for Iokath” we wanted to be sure to encourage PvP wherever possible. It is a part of the design of the Missions on Iokath that players will be running into each other fairly often. This afforded us the opportunity to make PvP more of a focus beyond just a place for open world PvP to occur. Here are some of the things that set Iokath apart as it relates to PvP: In open world PvP, enemies and allies will be determined by the Faction you choose to fight for, not the faction your Class is a part of. Ex: If you are Trooper who chose to fight for the Republic, you will be flagged as an…

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SWTOR: Accessing Iokath

Eric Musco took on the official SWTOR Forums to post some details regarding accessing Iokath in Game Update 5.2. Hey folks, Today will mark the start of us revealing more of the nitty-gritty details of Game Update 5.2. Let’s start at the beginning; who can access Iokath and how do you do so? We really wanted to ensure that as many players as possible are able to access the new content. With that in mind, here we go: There is only one requirement to be able to access the new story content in 5.2, the character must be level 70. You do not need to have an active subscription to play the story content, but in order to have a level 70 you must have subscribed since KOTET launched. Also, normal restrictions still apply, so you must be a subscriber to access the Gods from the Machine Operation. The character does…

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