BioWare went on and posted that patch notes before server maintenance this time. Pretty awesome thing to do actually, and looking through the patch notes, they are equally awesome. Ready check & Personal Star ship and Finally fixing the double bladed saber issue. This is going to be a good day 🙂 Check out the patch notes below: Highlights Ready Check is now available! Group and Operations Group leaders can initiate a Ready Check by using “/rc” or “/readycheck” chat commands or via the context group menu. Each member of the group will then receive a pop-up prompting them to respond. Responding will place a visual cue on the raid frame or group frame of that player. At the end of the Ready Check, chat feedback indicates whether the group is ready or if not, and lists any non-ready players. Cartel Market General Cartel Market Certificates have been changed to Bind on Legacy. New Items…
Scheduled Maintenance – 3/26 – 1.7.3
Just a friendly reminder that BioWare will be taking down the servers on March 26 to preform maintenance and apply game update 1.7.3 . Hopefully this patch update will bring us the “Ready Check” function we mentioned back in the beginning of the month. We will of course post the path notes as the become available. Until then, check out the official announcement below: On March 26th, all game servers will be unavailable as we perform scheduled maintenance. Patch 1.7.3 will be implemented during this downtime. Details are as follows: Date: Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 Time: 3AM PDT (10AM GMT) – 7AM PDT (2PM GMT) Duration: 4 hours Thank you for your patience as we maintain service for Star Wars™: The Old Republic™.
1.7.2b Patch Notes
All the servers are coming back online and BioWare released the patch notes. BioWare removed the Bolster trick people were using to power level characters doing the double XP weekend. Patch Notes 1.7.2b General Bolster has been temporarily removed on The Western Ice Shelf of Ilum so that lower level players can no longer use the area to level up more quickly than intended.
Patch Notes – 1.7.2a (3/14/2013)
BioWare took down the servers for scheduled maintenance today. The servers were down for 2 hours, and was done in order to make general improvements and to check performance of the game so that they can continue to provide a consistent, quality experience. At the same time BioWare applied a new patch. Below are the patch notes: 1.7.2a Patch Notes General Character gift packages will now contain the correct items when granted to Digital Deluxe and Collector’s Edition players. Characters who were granted incomplete gift packages after Patch 1.7.2 can contact Customer Support to have the missing items restored. I’m glad this was fixed. I happened to create a new character last night to get the most out of the double XP weekends, and only received my Holocamera, 2x Flare Guns, and my Black-Yellow Crystal.
Patch 1.7.2 Notes 3/12/2013
Patch day! Below are the patch notes for this weeks server maintenance. Lot’s of bug fixes and many new updates to the cartel market. The new rep track, via Cartel Pack items only, is interesting. If they’ll be re-sellable via the GTN it’ll be a very steady method to convert CCs into Credits, I imagine. Check out the full patch notes below: 1.7.2 Patch Notes – 3/12/2013 Highlights The first Packs of Shipment Two are now available for sale on the Cartel Market! Most items in the Regulator and Enforcer’s Contraband packs are not found in the Shipment One Cartel Packs. Players may now gain reputation with the Contraband Resale Corporation, a group loosely affiliated with the Hutt Cartel! Reputation Trophies for this organization are now available in new Contraband Packs, and a new vendor has been added to allow players to capitalize on this reputation. Additional rewards have been added to many missions…
Gree event returning with Patch 1.7.2!
Bioware’s new community manager Eric Musco revealed yesterday that Patch .1.7.2 will also see the return of the Gree event that proved to be so successful on its first iteration. In addition, the golden scarlene armor that’s currently available at the cartel market store will be soon removed from it. The armor will be returning at a later (unspecified) date.
In specific he stated:
Ready Check Slated for 1.7.3
One of the features that have been asked most about for a while, it the feature “Ready Check”. If your not used to mmorpg’s, ready check is a common feature used in most game of this sort. A ready check is an automatic survey that can initiated by a party or raid leader. Anyone promoted to raid assistant by the leader is also able to use the command. The command is initiated by typing /readycheck, or by clicking the “Ready Check” button in the raid ui panel. All members of the Operaton will receive a popup window that asks if the player is ready. If all players click “yes”, the person who initiated the check will receive a message indicating so. If a player clicks “no” or does not respond within the prescribed time limit a message will be sent to the leader indicating that they are either not ready or…
1.7.1 Patch Notes 2/27/2013
Servers are not up yet as downtime has been extended until 10am CST. Below are the patch notes – without the Cartel market changes. We covered that in another post earlier today, so if you want to read up on that, check out this post. Check out the patch notes below: General Players will no longer be prevented from logging into the game if they had a large number of “Classic” version items refunded with Game Update 1.7. Players will now correctly be taken to the character selection or server selection screen upon disconnect rather than becoming stuck at the loading screen. Group Finder Group Finder role selections will no longer work incorrectly if a player in your vicinity gains their Advanced Class. Items and Economy Repair costs for modifiable gear will now calculate based only on the equipped mods. All repair costs have been reduced by 50% until Game…
Galactic Reputation System
Should you bother getting your Galactic Reputation up in SWTOR? The Galactic Reputation System was introduced to the game with the 1.7 update and it seems to have some interesting qualities. This new system offers two reputation groups that are shared by both factions and then both the Republic and the Empire have two more groups that are faction specific. Shared Factions Reputation Groups The Gree Enclave and the The Voss are the names of the reputation groups that are shared by both factions. The Gree is actually a new race of individuals. Gaining reputation with this race and becoming allies is something that both factions want and for good reason. Their technology is so advanced that it’s way above the existing technology the Galactic now possesses. Located throughout the “Relics of the Gree”, you’ll need to complete missions in IIum’s Western Ice Shelf to earn reputation with the Gree…
Game update 1.7 going live Tuesday 2/12
Cancel Valentine’s Day! SWTOR Game update 1.7 is going live Tuesday next week! It’s kind of odd that BioWare choose to push this game update already though, since it haven’t been on the test servers at all. Looks like emergency maintenance will be following shortly after 😉 Hello everyone, we wanted to let you know that we will be performing Scheduled Maintenance for five and a half hours on Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 from 3:30AM CST (1:30AM PST/4:30AM EST/9:30AM GMT/10:30AM CET/8:30PM AEDT) until 9AM CST (7AM PST/10AM EST/3PM GMT/3PM CET/2AM AEDT). All game servers, SWTOR.com, and the launcher will be offline during this period. This maintenance is expected to take no more than five and a half hours, but could be extended. Game Update 1.7: Return of the Gree unveils a new in-game event, Relics of the Gree. Travel to Ilum to investigate the appearance of an ancient Gree starships,…
New Facebook image update: Patch 1.7 sneak peak.
BioWare has started teasing us with new screenshots for upcoming patches and expansions to Star Wars: The old republic. This new photo, posted only few hours ago on the official Facebook page looks like a Wampa boss, but no details have been released yet. This picture is also on the 1.7 update page, so we suspect it is what might be inside the Gree ship in 1.7 🙂 Check out the image below: