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SWTOR Ranked Season 13 Begins

The Guys over at BioWare Austine just published the details of the new Ranked PvP Season 13, whichkicked off yesterday following an short maintenance. Below is the news: Ranked Season 13 Begins Ranked PvP Season 13 has officially started! Rewards for Bronze, Silver, and Gold ranked players from Season 12 are waiting in your mailboxes. For those who climbed to the very top and obtained Platinum ranking, rewards are going out in the near future. Before we kick off the new season, let’s talk about new rewards, the future of replicas, and the revised win requirements. New Rewards As we announced at the end of Season 12, we’ll be revealing the seasonal rewards at the start of the new season! Check out the concept art for the Season 13 Armor Set below! Stay tuned–later in the season we’ll show off screenshots of the Armor Set in action. Replica Rewards Throughout…

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SWTOR: Ranked Season 12 PvP Rewards

Finally some news about the end of Ranked PvP Season 12 in Star Wars: The old republic. The dust will soon settle, as Season 12 of Ranked PvP is slated to end in June with Game Update 6.1.2. Only a few weeks are left, so get in those final matches while you can! As this season wraps up, let’s look at the ratings breakdown, including a new win requirement to qualify for certain reward tiers. What tier did you reach? Rating Breakdown Bronze TierSolo Requirements: 1225 – 1299 rating and 25 winsGroup Requirements: 1250 – 1399 rating and 25 wins Bronze Season 12 Flair Bronze Season 12 Battle Flag Bronze Season 12 Decoration Bronze Season 12 Title – “(Playername) The Clever” 7,500 Ranked Tokens Silver TierSolo Requirements: 1300 – 1499 rating and 50 winsGroup Requirements: 1400 – 1599 rating and 50 wins Silver Season 12 Flair Silver Season 12 Battle…

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SWTOR: Ranked Season 11 PvP Rewards

The SWTOR Ranked PvP Season 11 will be ending October 22nd! Here are the highlights, the rating breakdowns, rewards, and news about Season 12.: Season 11 of Ranked PvP is set to end with the launch of the ‘Onslaught’ Expansion on October 22nd, and only the most formidable opponents will be left standing. Time is ticking, so get in those final matches while you can! As the end draws near, let’s look at the rating breakdown so players can see what tier they’ve reached. We’ll also reveal what rewards can be obtained. Rating Breakdown Bronze Tier (Solo Rating: 1225 – 1299, Group Rating: 1250 – 1399) Bronze Season 11 Flair Bronze Season 11 Battle Flag Bronze Season 11 Decoration Bronze Season 11 Title – “[PlayerName] the Pitiless” 7,500 Ranked Tokens Silver Tier (Solo Rating: 1300 – 1499, Group Rating: 1400 – 1599) Silver Season 11 Flair Silver Season 11 Battle…

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SWTOR Season 10 Ranked PVP Rewards

swtor Season 10 Ranked PVP Rewards

Here is the latest blog from the SWTOR devs over at BioWare Austine. This one is outlining the rewards for Season 10 Ranked PvP. Greetings PvPers! Season 10 of Ranked PvP is set to end with the launch of Game Update 5.10.1. Just as a reminder, after Season 10 ends all Season 9 tokens will be converted into credits. This will be your last chance to redeem these tokens, don’t miss out! Season 10 marks the first time that cross-faction play has been a part of Ranked PvP. With more competition comes a couple of changes to how we breakdown rating tiers. First, each tier now has different rating requirements for Solo and Group play. This is due to overall rating differences between these gameplay types. Second, rating requirements across the board have lower requirements so be sure to double check where your characters fall! Another change you will notice is…

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Win Trading in in SWTOR Season 9 And Beyond

Starting with the end of Season 9, BioWare will have a zero-tolerance policy on win trading in SWTOR. No one knows why it took them 9 Seasons, but here is the news: Win Traders in Season 9 and Beyond | 08.07.2018, 07:15 AM Hey folks, Congrats to everyone who participated in Ranked PVP Season 9! It was a hard fought Season and we look forward to seeing you around the fleet with your weapons, mounts, and flairs. One thing that unfortunately comes up during and after a Season is about players who cheat, and in particular, win trade. These are players who manipulate Ranked matchmaking to play with and against specific players in an effort coordinate winning and losing, allowing them to boost a specific characters ratings. This behavior is against our Terms of Service and is something that players have to endure and we have to combat every season. With Season…

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SWTOR: Season 9 Ranked PvP Reward

Are you ready for SWTOR PVP Season 9? Here are the season 9 Ranked PvP rewards from the team over at Bioware Austine. Check it out: Greetings PvPers! Season 9 of Ranked PvP is set to end with the launch of Game Update “Galactic Legend” 5.9.2 on July 31st. Seasonal rewards are based on your highest Solo or Group Ranked Rating when the Season ends, so be sure to get in there and compete on the Ranked Leaderboards!   Let’s take a look at the reward tiers and their rewards: Bronze Tier (Rating 1250 – 1499) Bronze Season 9 Battle Flag Bronze Season 9 Frame Decoration 25,000 Ranked Season 9 Tokens Bronze Season 9 Character Portrait Flair Bronze Season 9 Title – “[Player Name] the Skilled” Silver Tier (Rating 1500 – 1749) Silver Season 9 Battle Flag Silver Season 9 Frame Decoration 85,000 Ranked Season 9 Tokens Silver Season 9 Character…

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SWTOR: PvP Season and Reward Changes

Eric Musco just informed us, that the SWTOR devs are making some changes to Ranked PvP. The main goal is to make the seasons shorter. Check it out: Hey folks, Starting with Season 10 we are considering some changes to the frequency of Ranked PvP Seasons and how we structure rewards. Let’s talk about what our goals are for these changes and what we intend to change. Goals We have a few specific things we want to address: Seasons are going longer than we would like. Although this gives us a lot of time to put together awesome rewards, it does mean you have to go many months within one season. Having a new Currency to collect every Season can be clunky and adds extra complexity to earning and spending currency. We have heard a continual desire to bring back prior Season rewards in a fair but accessible way. The…

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SWTOR: Season 9 Rewards

Eric Musco took over the forums, to list the rewards for Season 9 in Star Wars: The old Republic. Check it out: Below you will find the current plan for the Season 9 Rewards. The token rewards and item costs are still subject to change. Here we go: Bronze: 1250 – 1499 Bronze Season 9 Battle Flag Bronze Season 9 Frame Decoration 25,000 Ranked Season 9 Tokens Bronze Season 9 Character Portrait Flair Bronze Season 9 Title – “[Player Name] the Skilled” Silver: 1500 – 1749 Silver Season 9 Battle Flag Silver Season 9 Frame Decoration 85,000 Ranked Season 9 Tokens Silver Season 9 Character Portrait Flair Silver Season 9 Title – “[Player Name] the Adept” Bronze Season 9 Title – “[Player Name] the Skilled” Gold: 1750+ Gold Season 9 Battle Flag Gold Season 9 Frame Decoration 250,000 Ranked Season 9 Tokens Gold Season 9 Character Portrait Flair Gold Season…

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SWTOR: Revised Huttball changes

Eric Musco just updated the communnity on the upcomming changes to Huttball: Planned Warzone Changes Part 2 Hey folks, Based on all of the feedback we have been reading in this thread, we are going to be walking back some of our proposed Huttball changes along with adding a few new ones. Let’s start with what we are not doing: We will no longer apply Hinder to the ball carrier. Ball carriers will once again move at 67% move speed (down from 80%) Although we are fine with tanks being the best ball carriers while under the effects of Hinder, we hear your concerns that these changes could cause Huttball to become a stalemate too often. We are also sensitive over your feeling that certain Classes would be too limited and unable to defend themselves while carrying the Huttball, since many defensive capabilities are tied to movement abilities for several…

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SWTOR: comming Warzone Changes

The guys over at BioWare Austine is planning to make some changes to the Warzones in SWTOR. This was already mentioned in the 2018 summer roadmap update a few weeks ago, but here are some more updates about it: As Keith mentioned in the roadmap we are looking to make some Warzone changes this year, starting in July. It is our plan to try to get these on PTS as well, but before we get to that point we wanted to get your opinion on our plans. Below you will find the changes along with our goal for these changes. Let us know your thoughts. The goals of these changes are: To shorten the average time of our Warzones to be around 12 minutes. We have a few WZs that are taking quite a bit longer than that currently. We have some WZs that are exploitable due to environment hacking, we want to…

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SWTOR: How Class Balance Happens

Eric Musco posted a pretty lengthy blog post on exactly how the developers try to reach optimal class balance in Star Wars: The old Republic. Quite an interesting read if you are into PVP: How Class Balance Happens | 06.15.2017, 02:33 PM Hey folks, Over the next few weeks, as you know, it is our plan to give you specifics on upcoming Class/Discipline changes. One things that we have never done before is really get down in the trenches and explain how we balance Classes. With our continued move towards more transparency, we really wanted to lift the hood and provide as much context as possible for those changes. Below you will find an elaborate breakdown from our combat team on not only how they balance Classes, but why. I highly recommend you read the entire post (I know it’s long!). For the non-reader among you… TLDR – We do not…

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SWTOR: Season 8 Rewards

BioWare just posted the preliminary rewards for ranked PvP Season 8 in Star Wars: The old Republic. Check it out: Season 8 Rewards | 06.13.2017, 06:29 PM Hey folks, Here are the preliminary rewards for Season 8! Where mah day-early donuts, Keith?!?! First, the items that will be given to each individual based on which tier they place in based on their rating: Battle Flag Framed Stronghold Decoration Character Flair Title Second, the Top 96 folks will additionally receive: Title Character Flair Last but not least, the individual items which can be purchased with Season 8 tokens: PvP weapon set (one of each weapon type) New PvP inspired Stronghold Decorations Color crystal Mount In the next few weeks we will work on getting you an exact list of what each item is along with screenshots. As a reminder, the season will be ending with Game Update 5.4. Let us know…

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SWTOR Bolster Changes in Game Update 5.1

Eric Musco took on the official forums to clarify the intentions regarding the bolster changes that came with patch 5.1 Bolster Changes in Game Update 5.1 | 01.25.2017, 11:30 PM Hey folks, For those unaware, in Game Update 5.1 we made the following change: Bolster now improves players up to 232 Item Rating (down from 250). This change raised quite a few questions from the PvP community as to why we made the change. I spoke with the team about it and I want to start by confirming that this change is intended, let’s talk about why! When we released Game Update 5.0, Bolster was incorrectly set to Item Rating 250. The goal of Bolster is that it gives a player a minimum bar of power. That is so that they can enter PvP and not be too far behind someone who is at maximum gear, but it allows them…

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What Are Your PvP Peeves?

Pet peeves – we all have them in one shape or form. I have this thing about people who smack their gums while eating and people who don’t use turn signals when they’re driving. But our pet peeves don’t just end in the “real world”. We have them in game, too. What about those players who constantly talk about themselves in the 3rd person, or who try to hit on every female character unsolicited? So what about PvP peeves? Are there certain things about SWTOR PvP that just really irk you? Are there some common annoyances that always seem to ruffle your feathers? PvP in its very nature is set to create situations where people might feel annoyed and SWTOR is no exception. We came across this post that discusses this very topic and thought we’d encourage you to check it out because it’s interesting. Chances are, you can probably…

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SWTOR: PvP Interview with Eric Musco [video]

If you’re looking to catch up on the state of PvP in SWTOR, then you will want to check out this interview with Eric Musco. Snave and Musco get together and talk PvP and while it’s a long watch (or listen), it’s worth it to see Snave pick Musco’s brain for a bit. As always, PvP is a hot topic in SWTOR (isn’t it in any MMORPG?) so there are going to be a lot of varying opinions on this. Does Musco really give any new info or is it doing the typical dance of answering-without-really-answering? I’d say he’s probably paid for the latter but there are still some tidbits you can pick up from it and some people like to read between the lines and speculate on this or that. As usual, we want to know what you think. Here you can see it for yourself: From Snave: “My second interview with…

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SWTOR Win-traders, Exploits, and Actions Being Taken

Eic Musco updated the SWTOR Community about BioWare taking actions against PVP Win traders in Star Wars: The old Republic Hey folks, Now that we are a few weeks into the Season I want to give you an update on actions we are taking to keep the Season as fair as possible. First, we have identified some players who were participating in win-trading. Those players have had appropriate actions taken against their account. We will continue to monitor this throughout the rest of the season. Accounts that partake in win-trading will receive action up to and including suspension time and ratings being reset across their account. We know that there have been questions this season specifically regarding the use of hacks and exploits. Know that since the start of the season we have been very aggressively seeking out and sanctioning the accounts involved. If you suspect that a player is…

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Did SWTOR Miss an Important Opportunity?

Recently, over three weekends (26-27th February, 4-5th March, 11-12th March), Bioware organised playtesting sessions, on the PTS, for players to test the new Warzone, and the new Arena, Rishi Cove. This is typical of when they want to test new zones and other areas of the game. However, some players believe they may have missed out on a valuable opportunity when it comes to playtesting this time around. BioWare announced the times for the play sessions on the forums and also played along with players incognito, but they never did anyting else to advertise the PTS or to try to get more players to join so they could test these new areas. Xam Xam is one of these players and she explains what she sees as a missed opportunity for BioWare on her blog: The three weekends of playtesting sessions were inadequate to test the new Warzone. There were too few…

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SWTOR World PVP: The Battle of Oricon II

If you have not had the chance to see what great world PvP really looks like, then you will want to check out the video below, uploaded by Swtorista of a world PvP event this weekend. While it’s probably not typical of average world PvP that usually is 8v8 or so, it does look like a good time, lag and all. Here’s a video from Swtorista that shows some world PvP on Oricon. [Note: Video contains large unfiltered voice chat group.] Who: PvP enthusiasts What: Open World PvP for the Scare Bear title Where: Oricon (Instance 1) When: Saturday, April 2nd @ 8pm EST This is what world pvp looks like in SWTOR, when it happens! The goal of this event was to try and kill other players for an achievement. If you skip to later in the video you can see the huge number of players, causing the game…

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SWTOR 4.3 PTS #3 Warzone and Arena Change List

BioWare posted an update on the new changes for the Odessen Warzone and Rishi arena in  SWTOR PTS 4.3 version 3. Check it out: 4.3 PTS #3 Warzone and Arena Change List | 03.11.2016, 02:02 PM Designer Note: Thanks to everyone who has tried out the new warzone on PTS, made videos, guides, etc. We are blown away with the support y’all have shown and want to thank you for your enthusiasm. We are pleased with the gameplay after the last Update so we spent more time on polish and optimization this last PTS patch. Of course, we will continue to eliminate bugs and listen to feedback, so please keep the bug reports and constructive criticism coming! While we don’t have any major optimization results for this patch we have identified a culprit and are working on fixes to eliminate its impact on the Warzone’s performance. The Speed Up Battle…

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The SWTOR Eternal Championship will be Delayed

SWTOR Eternal Championship is delayed, and will not part of Patch 4.2. Read hwy below: The Eternal Championship | 03.04.2016, 10:27 PM Hey folks, We have been doing a lot of internal playtesting on the Eternal Championship and it is currently not at a level that we believe our players deserve. In keeping with our commitment to offer the highest quality experience possible with our latest expansion, we have decided to delay the launch of the Eternal Championship. We are focusing on overall balance, ensuring each boss fight is challenging, endeavoring to exceed quality expectations, and most of all, making sure it is a fun experience. Please note Bowdaar will also be delayed, but will continue to launch alongside the Eternal Championship. To help ensure we deliver on the deeper experience we promised, we have decided to make the Eternal Championship available on our Public Test Server (PTS) prior to…

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