Patch 2.9

Patch Notes – 9/4/2014 – 2.9d Patch Notes

As Elrik wrote earlier today, BioWare had to deploy a patch to fix some of the servers performance issues, players in Star Wars: The old republic have experienced lately. S Elrik wrote, it’s encouraging that Bioware was quick to take action to fix them. Below are the patch notes: There will be no download associated with today’s maintenance. General Applied multiple fixes in order to address server stability issues. Resolved an issue that would cause a guild to lose ownership of a conquered planet after a server restart. Ensured that the historical ownership of conquered planets is correct.

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Patch Notes – 8/29/2014 – 2.9c Patch Notes

  BioWare is adding a new patch today, that will fix the Conquest Flashpoints exploit, tha tsome players are using. Flashpoint Conquest Objectives are intended to be one-time only, not infinitely repeatable. The only Flashpoint Objectives that can be repeated are the Group Finder ones – and those can only be done when you have the Daily Mission for the Group Finder available. Below are the patch notes: General Flashpoint Conquest Objectives are now non-repeatable as intended. The Galactic Starfighter Invasion Bonus for Ilum now applies properly. I really don’t understand the point of this. PvP/GSF grinders are doing stuff and getting points all day long. This week we’re not getting easy points for the five-minute heroics AND they’re taking the Esseles/BT runs away? Might as well rename it “PvP conquest”. Image source

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Patch 2.9.0a Notes

BioWare will be patching some bugs today. Below are the patch notes: 2.9.0a Patch Notes General Corrected an issue that prevented a small number of players from logging in. Cartel Market The “Republic Voss Embassy Sign” item from the Gatekeeper’s Pack now grants the correct Decoration. Flashpoints + Operations Major Imos’ and Major Travik’s shields are now properly removed during their Assault On Tython encounters. Galactic Strongholds The Decorations “Arrangement: Speeder Station” and “Diagnostic Console (Medical) now grant properly when their item is used. Non-repeatable Conquest objectives are no longer reset by logging into a character that has not participated in the Conquest Event. Keys granted to others players now persist through log out, as intended. Missions + NPCs Players can now interact with Bakmar, the Republic Flashpoint vendor on Manaan. Image source

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Game Update 2.9 Known Issues

With a new gameupdate comes new bugs to the game. Here is a list of the known issues so far. Luckily there are no game-breaking bugs a this time. Players do not receive double Prestige on previously placed items after conquering a planet. Decorations can get bugged if the layout is switched while a Decoration is present. Workaround: If you find you have two Decorations occupying the same area, leave the Stronghold and then re-enter. A guild will still be displayed in the Leaderboards if it is disbanded while controlling a planet. Emissive effects on Decorations are not rendered in the Preview Panel. Guild names are not updated on the Leaderboard if they are changed during a Conquest event. Companions are missing the Mission Icon above their head if they are summoned in a Stronghold. Players can get stuck in a Decoration they were situated on if they return to…

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Patch Notes – 8/19/2014 – Game Update 2.9: Galactic Strongholds Early Access

Patch notes for tomorrows game update is now ready. Check them out below:   Highlights Galactic Strongholds Early Access! Subscribers can now purchase a Galactic Stronghold on Nar Shaddaa, Tatooine, Dromund Kaas, and Coruscant by visiting the Stronghold Directory on the Fleet or on the Stronghold’s planet. Guild Flagships now available! Guilds can now purchase a Flagship and use it to compete with other guilds and conquer the galaxy! Visit the Flagship Directory on the Fleet for more information. Battle for control with Conquest! Conquest events are now available in the Mission Log! Each week a new Conquest event will become active with new objectives. Complete your personal point target to earn special rewards – or if you’re in a guild with a Flagship, invade a planet and compete with other guilds for planetary domination. Special perks are available to those who conquer a planet by placing at the top of the Guild…

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STAR WARS: The Old Republic – Scheduled Maintenance: August 19th, 2014

On August 19th, all game servers, SWTOR.com, and the launcher will be unavailable while BioWare perform scheduled maintenance. Game Update >2.9: Galactic Strongholds will be implemented during this downtime. Details are as follows: Date: Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 Duration: 5 hours Time: 2AM PDT (9AM GMT) – 7AM PDT (2PM GMT) During maintenance, all updates and additional information will be posted on the official SWTOR Twitter account.

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SWTOR Community cantina Cologne (gamescom 2014) – Drive Pics

German SWTOR Wesbite gamona.de was at the SWTOR Community cantina Cologne and got some sweet screenshots off the  USB drive they give out to people. Looking through the images, it looks like the “Forged alliances” serie will lead us to the next paid expansion with a new planet. Planet below is Rakata Prime btw. Check it out below.. All credits goes to Bioware, watermarks belongs to gamona.de

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Swtor-mined: 2.9 PTS Patch #4

SWTOR_Miner have already been hard at work, datamining the latest patch on Star Wars: The old Republic test servers. Here is what is found inside the patch. Now Please don’t go and get yourself banned by posting/dicussing any information datamined here, the Official SWTOR Forums. Here’s the raw changes. Working on the rest New/Changed/Removed Abilities New/Changed/Removed Achievements New/Changed/Removed Collection Entries New/Changed/Removed Decorations New/Changed/Removed GOM_Items New/Changed/Removed Items New/Changed/Removed Cartel Market Entries New/Changed/Removed Quests New/Changed/Removed String Tables New/Changed/Removed Stongholds New Cartel Market/Collections Images:   Stronghold Decoration Spreadsheet Updated! Conquest Events Spreadsheet Updated! Changes of Note: Stronghold Max Occupancy and Max Hook counts increased by 50-100 across the board. Galactic Datacron Master Achievement now grants one of each of the Datacron table decorations for your Stronghold. New Tutorial text: As the war effort evolves, Conquest Events provide you with a new set of shifting objectives every week. The current conquest event can be viewed by opening…

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SWTOR PTS 2.9 Update #2 Patch Notes

The public test servers for Star Wars: The old Republic has been updated. To give a quick summary of the changes; some issues have been fixed, guild flagships are now available, and your guild can now partake in guild conquest. BioWare will be streaming on Twitch today at 1PM PDT were they will be showing off the Guild flagships embeded below. Here are the patch notes:   Highlights Guild Flagships now available! Guilds can now purchase a Flagship and use it to compete with other guilds and conquer the galaxy! Battle for control with Conquest! Personal and Guild Conquest is now available! Participate in “The Balance of Power” Conquest Event to earn both personal and guild rewards. If your guild owns a Flagship, you can invade a planet and compete with other guilds for planetary domination. Special perks are available to those who conquer a planet by placing at the top of…

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Now we can finally sit in a chair…

It took BioWare a while, but finally we get the emote all players have been waiting for in Star Wars: The old Republic – /chair – and guess what it makes you do… It makes you sit down in one of the many many chairs around the game. Together with this emote comes another emote : /sleep, that makes you… Yes you guessed it right. Both emotes are on the Public test servers right now, and don’t seem to need unlocking, you just automatically have them unlocked! It is an interesting way to allow players to sit in chairs without having to reprogram stuff. While it’s not the ideal solution… I like it. Check them both out in the video below: Since it’s a generic emote and you’re not actually sitting on a chair/couch, you also won’t ever get any closer than the lip of the seat due to clipping,…

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Swtor-mined: Guild Conquests/Guild Flagships

SWTOR Miner is a bussy little bee these days. With the new patch comes tons and tones of new stuff to discover. Here the latest info he digged up about Gild Conquests/Guild Flagships. Now don’t go and get yourself banned by posting/dicussing any information mined by me on the Official SWTOR Forums. Guild Conquests/Guild Flagships Details Initial Purchase Cost: 50 million credits: 130 million credits plus Conquest items to fully unlock “Room” unlock costs: 5 million credits + Conquest items 16 unlockable rooms “Invading the planet will commit your guild’s flagship to compete on this planet’s leaderboard for this conquest event. If you place in the top spot, you will conquer the planet at the end of the event.” “You cannot invade a planet in the last 3 days of a conquest event. You must lock in your commitment beforehand.” You must possess a gold key to the guild flagship…

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SWTOR Manaan Flashpoint – first look

This post contains spoilers so you have been warned. Here are a bunch of screenshots and a short video of the new flashpoint planet. As of now, the planet is pretty empty, but we are also in the beginning stage of the beta test. Remember also to check out these this video made by mad sith assasin were he runs through the quest Forged Alliances Part 2 that comes with game update 2.9 and takes you to Manaan.   Manaan area map:    

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PTS 2.9 Build 1 – Patch Notes

The public test servers are not yet ready, but it is now possible to download the patch. Eric Musco posted an update on the official forums on what to expect. Below his forum post, we have added the patch notes. As you will notice this week from the patch notes, not all of 2.9 is on PTS yet. The reason is that we want to make sure as much testing as possible is concentrated on both personal and guild strongholds. Here is what is available this week on PTS: Tatooine Stronghold Nar Shaddaa Stronghold Dromund Kaas Stronghold Coruscant Stronghold *All Strongholds available for both personal and guild use Stronghold decorations (including things like Legacy Storage) Public Listings Depths of Manaan Flashpoint Next week we will be implementing the following features: Guild Flagships Guild Conquests Personal Conquests Conquest Leaderboards In preparation for next week we want to let you know what you will…

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Swtor-mined: 2.9 PTS Patch #1

Game update 2.9 will be playable on the public test servers this weekend, but the patch is already available for download. As always SWTOR_Miner have been bussy datamining the patch for us.  There’s a huge amount of changes. A lot of data will be missing and/or incorrect in these files. He will need to examine the new data structures and see exactly what’s changed and update the output. Remember you can  now follow him on Twitter, @swtor_miner. He have been pretty active on there of late. Here’s the raw changes: New/Changed/Removed Abilities New/Changed/Removed Achievements New/Changed/Removed Areas New/Changed/Removed Codex Entries New/Changed/Removed Collection Entries New/Changed/Removed Conversations New/Changed/Removed Gom_Fields New/Changed/Removed GOM_Items New/Changed/Removed Items New/Changed/Removed Cartel Market Entries New/Changed/Removed Npcs New/Changed/Removed Quests New/Changed/Removed Ships New/Changed/Removed String Tables New/Changed/Removed Talents New Loading Screen Images   New Cartel Market/Collections Images Republic Guild Flagship Imperial Guild Flagship Manaan Flashpoint Manaan Flashpoint Surface “Lobby”

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