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SWTOR: 2018 summer roadmap

A few hours ago, SWTOR’s game producer Keith Kannet from BioWare Austine, published the developers summer Roadmap. In this he details the studio plans and development of the game over the summer. Check it out below: 05.16.2018 Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ – Summer Roadmap 2018 Hi everyone- This Roadmap coincides with my first full year as the Lead Producer for Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ and I’m excited to have the opportunity to share our Summer Roadmap with you. As I’ve mentioned throughout the last year, the team’s priority will continue to be providing fun story-driven gameplay with a variety of multiplayer Star Wars™ battles while making Quality of Life improvements. We recently released Game Update 5.9 – The Nathema Conspiracy, which brought an end to the Traitor storyline. We hope you’ve enjoyed your interactions with Theron Shan. We’ve met with a lot of players, influencers, press, did Livestreams, held Cantinas, received lots…

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SWTOR: New Release Date for Game Update 5.9

The game develoeprs over at Bioware Austin, just informed us, the they are delaying Game Update 5.9 to Thursday May 3 instead of the usual Tuesday update. Hi everyone, One key learning this past year is not to release a Game Update if it’s not ready. We pushed really hard to be ready for next Tuesday, but we uncovered a couple of items we want resolved. To do that, we need a bit more time including this weekend to make sure our fixes are solid and ensure you have the highest quality play experience possible. We decided to give ourselves an extra couple days and release Game Update 5.9: The Nathema Conspiracy on Thursday, May 3, 2018. Just in time for May the 4th! Also, we will be providing a minor update on May 22 (Game Update 5.9.1) which includes the Nar Shaddaa Night Life event. I’m also working on a new…

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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 5.7 and Beyond

BioWare just released som information on the next game update for Star Wars: The old Repbulic. The next next update, wich is 5.7 will be named “Legacy of the Creators”and is coming Jan 23 along with the next operation boss Scyva Here is the official word: Game Update 5.7 and Beyond | 01.09.2018, 01:20 PM “Hey folks, Since we are formally in 2018 now, Happy New Year to all of you! We know there have been some questions about what is coming next, so we wanted to give you some details. The big “what is coming” type question will be addressed as always in Keith’s Roadmap, which is being worked on now. I would expect a few more weeks before you can read that. However, before the roadmap is in your hands, let’s talk about the next Game Update! Game Update 5.7 – Legacy of the Creators Release date: January 23rd New Operation Boss:…

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More Info on Master’s Datacron (Instant 70 boost)

BioWare just posted a new blog updating the players on  how the Master’s Datacron will work in Game Update 5.6. Starting with ’A Traitor Among the Chiss’ (Game Update 5.6) on November 28th, there will be a new item introduced to the Cartel Market called the Master’s Datacron. This item will allow you to take any non-maximum level (70) character on your account and immediately move them up to maximum level. One unique thing about this boost is that it doesn’t progress your character’s story at all, meaning this is a great way to play through the classic Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ storylines without worrying about your character level!   The Master’s Datacron also comes with the Eternal Commander Equipment bundle. Once you have boosted to max level and chosen your character’s Discipline (more on this below), you can use the equipment bundle to have a full set of level 70…

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SWTOR: Update on the Status of Server Mergers

SWTOR Game Producer Keith Kanneg, took on the forums to update the community on the forthcoming Server Mergers: Hi all, Today’s maintenance was part of the United Forces effort! We have completed the upgrade of the Game Servers along with all their supporting infrastructure in the Data Centers. We made a large investment of new hardware and software and one of our primary goals was to substantially reduce our footprint while improving our overall server capacity. During our evaluation of the new servers, we determined we could also combine our North American datacenters. That also occurred today and we have officially moved out of our West Coast location. Our testing showed no impact on the gameplay experience, but we expect some of you playing on formerly West Coast servers may see higher ping times. We’ll use the next two weeks to smooth out any kinks and resolve any performance issues…

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SWTOR Game Update 5.5 planned for October 10

Eric Musco just informed the official Star Wars: The old Republic Community that SWTOR Game Update 5.5 will go live  on October 10 with some content shuffled into Game Update 5.6. Any update in the Roadmap? What about 5.5? | 09.13.2017, 05:07 PM Provide you with updates, I can! The roadmap is still in progress. We have been shuffling some things around with respect to 5.5 and 5.6 and we need that to settle before we can let you know exactly what is coming and when. It was our plan to put out Game Update 5.5 in late September but we have made the decision to move it into early October (currently 10/10). We did this to allow us more time to focus in on quality for our Game Updates to avoid some of the issues we had with 5.4. Class balance is still planned for 5.5. I expect I will start putting…

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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: Tier 4 Gear in Game Update 5.2

Eric Musco just informed the community that BioWare intend to ad some changes to Command Ranks in Patch 5.2. Below are all the details Tier 4 Gear in Game Update 5.2 | 03.03.2017, 08:14 AM Hey folks, In Game Update 5.2, we will be introducing a new tier of gear to Galactic Command. Tier 4 works a bit differently than other tiers and so we want to provide you with insight about why we’re implementing it. Additionally, we know our social post raised a few concerns and so we want to tackle those first. Why add 100 more Command Ranks? The 100 new levels were simply a logical next step for adding Tier 4 gear. However, since it’s already possible to rank up at Command Level 300 indefinitely we decided to take your feedback and keep the current cap. So, starting in 5.2, Command Crates dropped at Level 300 will…

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