SWTOR GUIDE – Marauder Annihilation and Sentinel Watchman (Patch 3.2.1)

Posted by on Jun 1, 2015 in Guide, SWTOR | 0 comments

Greetings, Ladies and Gentlemen This is the 3rd Guide for Sith Marauder Annihilation and Jedi Sentinel Watchman Disciplines I make in a never-ending struggle to always cover the latest changes with my favourite class. We all know Patch 3.2.1 can easily be called “The Broken Marauder and Sentinel”, but in every evil and sadness, there’s goodness and positivity! In this over 35 minutes long video I have shared everything I could think of. This doesn’t mean there’s nothing to be added or maybe even corrected in the future if test results show better approach. I have structured it in 3 major parts:  – Overview of the Changes to the Advanced Class in Game Update 3.2.1 – Gearing and Stat Priority, Skill Priorities (rotation is a bad word :P) – Personal Opinion, Analysis, Suggestions, Tips and Tricks It is the longest video guide I have ever produced. Even though some of the basics are still the same and were covered in my previous Guides for 3.0 and the first one for 2.7, I don’t want to force new viewers to browse and watch 4-5 videos to get the full picture. The video linked in the title contains what I consider to be everything needed for brand new or not very experienced Sentinel and Marauder players. Thank you for reading and watching! Please, Leave a comment with your opinion and feedback. I know, the accent is hard for some at first…...

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SWTOR Basics – How to Install PTS and Copy Your Character

Posted by on Mar 23, 2015 in SWTOR, swtor guides, swtor preview | 0 comments

Installing PTS is usually a very simple tutorial, but it would take you hours. Depending on your internet connection and the BW servers’ condition, it will take you between a couple hours to many, many hours. The live game is ~25GB, the Game with PTS is ~52GB. If you have the game already installed, you can add PTS on top of it. At this moment it is not possible (possible, but not easy or recommended) to install PTS on a separate Drive or Partition. To install and access PTS, follow these steps (or check the video linked below): 1. Download the game client from swtor.com and install it 2. Log in to the client and install the Live game 3. From the button in the bottom left corner open the settings window and make PTS available 4. Wait for the client to download and install PTS 5. Every time when you open the launcher, be sure to select PTS from the new button in the bottom left...

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Stat Scaling for 2.0- Are Your Stats Lower on the PTS?

Posted by on Feb 23, 2013 in News, SWTOR | 0 comments

If you’ve logged into the PTS recently, you probably have already seen that the scaling is different from what is live in the game. Stats are usually around 50-70% of the character sheet value in live. Everyone on the PTS was aware that BioWare would be changing the scaling formula but we didn’t know exactly what that would be. Now with 2.0, you can tell what these changes are going to look like. One user on the forum has taken the time to work from the old formula and try to build new co-efficients that will govern the stat scaling (yes, lots of math involved but it’s really interesting.) Here are some of his breakdowns:   Defensive Defense Rating – Now scales roughly 118% slower Shield Rating – Now scales roughly 50% slower Absorb Rating – Now scales roughly 127% slower Armor – Now scales 2.5% slower, but remains on a linear progression HP – Buffed significantly at level 55 (base health is 4000, vs 2500 at 50 on live) Offensive Crit % (from crit) – Now scales roughly 122% slower Crit % (from main stat) – Now scales roughly 140% slower. The soft cap has also been reduced to 20% (from 30%) Surge % – Now scales roughly 100% slower Accuracy % – Now scales roughly 118% slower General Alacrity % – Now scales roughly 127% slower He goes on to then explain what some of these numbers mean. First, BioWare seems to be setting things up for a higher stat budget. It also looks like PvP tanks will get a very long-term critical buff in their shield rating scales. He also goes on to give us the formula he is using to get these numbers and percentages: Defense Chance = 30 * ( 1 – ( 1 – ( 0.01 / 0.3 ) )^( ( DefenseRating / max(Level,20) ) / 1.2 ) ) Shield Chance = 50 * ( 1 – ( 1 – ( 0.01 / 0.5 ) )^( ( ShieldRating / max(Level,20) ) / 0.48 ) ) Absorb Percentage = 50 * ( 1 – ( 1 – ( 0.01 / 0.5 ) )^( ( AbsorptionRating / max(Level,20) ) / 0.41 ) ) Damage Reduction = ArmorRating / ( ArmorRating + 240 * Level + 800 ) * 100 Max Health = BaseHealth + Endurance * 10 (BaseHealth at 55 is 4000) ***** note, not quite correct! appears to be off by a small non-linear term ******* He’s asking for help on this formula which still seems to be a bit off. Critical Chance (from crit rating) = 30 * ( 1 – ( 1 – ( 0.01 / 0.3 ) )^( ( CritRating / max(Level,20) ) / 1 ) ) Critical Chance (from main stat) = 20 * ( 1 – ( 1 – ( 0.01 / 0.2 ) )^( ( PrimaryStat / max(Level,20) ) / 6 ) ) Surge Percentage = 30 * ( 1 – ( 1 – ( 0.01 / 0.3 ) )^( ( SurgeRating / max(Level,20) ) / 0.22 ) ) Alacrity Percentage = 30 * ( 1 – ( 1 – ( 0.01 / 0.3 ) )^( ( AlacrityRating / max(Level,20) ) / 1.25 ) ) ) Accuracy Percentage = 30 * ( 1 – ( 1 – ( 0.01 / 0.3 ) )^( ( AccuracyRating / max(Level,20) ) / 1.2 ) ) Bonus Damage (from main stat) = (Strength or Willpower or Aim or Cunning) * 0.2 Bonus Damage (from force/tech power) = (Force or Tech Power) * 0.23 Bonus Damage (from power) = Power * 0.23 Bonus Healing (from main stat) = (Strength or Willpower or Aim or Cunning) * 0.14 Bonus Healing (from force/tech power) = (Force or Tech Power) * 0.17 Bonus Healing (from power) = Power * 0.17   Read more on the forums, chime in with your comments or offer to help with the max health formula. Huge thank you to KeyboardNinja for doing all this wicked math for us! Read...

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Relics of Gree New Updates

Posted by on Feb 16, 2013 in News, SWTOR | 0 comments

Patch 1.7.0b was deployed this morning. This small patch was to correct an issue with several Return of the Gree missions that would allow players to skip steps by accepting shared missions from groupmates (so no more shortcuts, peeps!) The hotfix also corrected the following Legacy issue: In order to prevent players from running into an unresolved issue with Legacy unlocks for Improved Priority Transport: Personal Starship from Global Unlocks > Other > Convenience, the ability to purchase them has been temporarily disabled until we find a permanent solution. These unlocks will be enabled again in a future patch, and players are still able to purchase and use the Legacy Character Perk for Priority Transport: Personal Starship. While many were disappointed the downtime didn’t correct some other (possibly more serious) issues and bugs, at least the servers were back up and running without too much delay. Via: Patch Notes Stay tuned for more updates from Relics of Gree, the Galactic Reputation System and new Cartel Market...

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SWTOR Game Update 1.7 – Return of the Gree Coming Soon

Posted by on Jan 15, 2013 in News, SWTOR | 0 comments

BioWare has announced the next game update today- date to be determined and like other game updates, it comes with a new event, new quests and new items. GET READY TO HELP THE GREE – YOUR PROWESS WILL BE GREATLY REWARDED! The new game update 1.7 is called “Return of the Glee” and will allow you to play with other Level 50 players or journey alone to assist the Gree in their continual pursuit of information. Rewards will be available to those “brave enough” to help the Gree. We also noticed there is cartel option to up your reputation gains in the upper right corner. It also looks like they cap your rep gain per week so you can’t grind it all out quickly. From SWTOR news regarding the new game update: NEW RECURRING EVENT: RELICS OF THE GREE Explore Ilum’s contested area in the Western Ice Shelf to uncover the mysterious purpose of the Gray Secant, an enormous ancient Gree starship. Get ready to face a powerful opponent that awaits you at the center of this ancient vessel. Earn exclusive Gree technology, including highly-advanced weapon and armor! Look for opportunities to join this recurring event throughout the rest of the year. More details to come!   NEW SYSTEM: GALACTIC REPUTATION Check out an all new exciting way to progress your character. Advance through six ranks of increasing prestige: “Outsider”, “Newcomer”, “Friend”, “Hero”, “Champion”, and “Legend”. Earn Reputation Points by completing missions for allies such as the Gree and the Voss, or for military divisions within the Republic and the Empire. Galactic Reputation is tied to your character’s Legacy, so enjoy earned Reputation Points and ranks across all characters in your Legacy! Remember, events are available to Free-to-Play Players and Subscribers at no additional cost. Visit the Free-to-Play Features Chart for more information. What do you think? Excited for the new update? Sound good? Anything you want to see added that’s not announced yet?   You can read more on the official page for game...

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