Patch 2.4

Patch Notes – 2.4.2 – 10/29/2013

As we told you a few days ago, the servers are going down for maintenance tomorrow.  Patch update 2.4.2 will implemented during this downtime, and below are the patch notes. “The mysterious floating box on the Imperial Fleet is no longer mysterious, because it is no longer floating. ” It’s smartass notes like these that make me love the devs that much more “A new item, Kick the Huttball, is available in the Cartel Market! This item modifies the “Throw the Huttball” ability, allowing players to kick the ball, thus breaking the number one rule in Huttball. Cost: 400 Cartel Coins.” This is awesome. Game Update 2.4.2 Patch Notes General Quick Travel terminals throughout the galaxy now display proper indication when they have not yet been discovered. All Oricon Quick Travel terminals remain unlocked after being discovered. Cartel Market General The description for Cartel Market Certificates has been updated to…

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Scheduled Maintenance: October 29th, 2013

Just letting you know, that BioWare will be taking down the servers on Tuesday October 29th, to perform maintenance. Patch update 2.4.2 will implemented during this downtime, but there is no info on what to expect yet.  The big thing about 2.4.2 was the start of ranked Season 1, but thats delayed so i’m guessing this patch is just a bunch of fixes. Maby a new Rakghoul plague? Anyways, below is the announcement: On October 29th, all game servers, SWTOR.com, and the launcher will be unavailable while we perform scheduled maintenance. Game Update 2.4.2 will be implemented during this downtime. Details are as follows: Date: Tuesday October 29th, 2013 Duration: 4.5 hours Time: 3AM PDT (10AM UTC) – 7:30AM PDT (2:30PM UTC) During maintenance, all updates and additional information will be posted on our Twitter account. Thank you for your patience as we maintain service for Star Wars™: The Old Republic™

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Scheduled Maintenance: October 22nd, 2013 – Patch 2.4.1b

Just a heads up to let you know that servers are going down tomorrow to preform Scheduled Maintenance. When servers are back up, you need to download a small patch. Check out the announcement and patch notes below: AmberGreen Maintenance: October 22nd, 2013 | 10.21.2013, 01:09 PM On October 22nd, all game servers will be unavailable while we perform maintenance. Patch 2.4.1b will be implemented during this downtime. Details are as follows: Date: Tuesday October 22nd, 2013 Duration: 2 hours Time: 3AM PDT (10AM UTC) – 5AM PDT (12PM UTC) Patch Notes General All objects now update properly and become clickable when they are part of a mission step. Thank you for your patience as we maintain service for Star Wars™: The Old Republic™. Time Zone Start Time Scheduled End Time UTC Offset HST Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:00 AM Tue Oct 22, 2013 02:00 AM -10 hours AKDT Tue Oct…

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Patch Notes – 2.4.0a – 10/3/2013

As mentioned earlier today, BioWare took down the servers to deploy a patch. As speculated this patched fixed the issue where one of the operations couldn’t be finished. Below are the patchnotes : 2.4.0a Patch Notes Operations Dread Palace The final encounter can now be completed, and all Dread Master now lose the “Unreachable” buff as intended Items and Economy Preview now works as intended for items on the Galactic Trade Network. Removed the erroneous Level 3 Speeder Piloting requirement from the following vehicles: Mark Vaulter Rark Marathon Rark Sprinter Morlinger Raptor Twist, the Republic PvP Warzone Vendor for Smugglers, has restocked Conqueror’s Professional gear. Several items (such as the War Hero Robe) now display properly when the preference for “Item Level of Detail” is set to Low. Missions The Bastion of Fear (Republic)/Descent into the Dark Fortress (Imperial): This mission now updates properly for all members of the Operations…

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Scheduled Maintenance: Today October 3rd, 2013

  With all the bugs we reported about yesterday, it obvious that BioWare are going to push some patches to fix them. Today BioWare will be taking down the servers to push the first one titled  Patch 2.4.0a. This one might be  an exploit fix since the patch notes were not released yet. It might also be for the bug where one of the operations cannot be finished. AmberGreen Maintenance: October 3rd, 2013 | 10.02.2013, 02:26 PM On October 3rd, all game servers will be unavailable while we perform maintenance. Patch 2.4.0a will be implemented during this downtime. Details are as follows: Date: Thursday, October 3rd Duration: 2 hours Time: 3AM PDT (10AM UTC) – 5AM PDT (12PM UTC) Thank you for your patience as we maintain service for Star Wars™: The Old Republic™.   Time Zone Start Time Scheduled End Time UTC Offset HST Thu Oct 03, 2013 12:00 AM Thu…

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Patch Notes – 2.4.0 – The Dread War

ch notes SWTOR Servers are back up after to days maintenance and game update 2.4.0 – The Dread War is ready for download. That patch is about 1 GB and downloads easy. Check out the full patch notes below: Highlights New Story Mission Area: Oricon! Located in an uncharted system well off the Hydian Way, Oricon is a remote moon that is immeasurably strong with the dark side – a perfect home for the feared Dread Masters! Begin the Oricon journey by talking to O6-D5 on the Republic Fleet or D5-F3 on the Imperial Fleet. Details under General Warzone Arenas! 4v4 Warzone Arenas are now active for Unranked, Ranked Solo, and Ranked Team play! Details under PvP New Level 55 Daily Missions! Explore the ship-strewn, mysterious landscape of Oricon as you battle the deadly Dread Guard and their minions. The Dread Masters are bent on destroying both the Empire and Republic and they’re…

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Scheduled Maintenance: October 1st, 2013 – Patch 2.4

It’s official. BioWare will be taking down the servers on Tuesday to upload Game update 2.4. Personally I’m pretty shocked that a major game update is only scheduled to have 4 hours downtime. What’s also impressive is that these estimates are almost always accurate. There have been a few exceptions, but Bioware has been pretty great with the patching process. No patch notes yet, but remember to check back later. We will post them as soon as they become available. Here is the official post by AmberGreen: AmberGreen Scheduled Maintenance: October 1st, 2013 | 09.28.2013, 10:06 PM On October 1st, all game servers, SWTOR.com and the launcher will be unavailable as we perform scheduled maintenance. Game Update 2.4 will be implemented during this downtime. Details are as follows: Date: Tuesday October 1st, 2013 Time: 3AM PDT (10AM UTC) – 7AM PDT (2PM UTC) Duration: 4 hours During maintenance, all updates and additional information…

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Interview: Baron Deathmark, Part 2

BioWare’s HoloNet News psoted the the conclusion of “an exclusive interview” with legendary Huttball host Baron Deathmark Yesterday. If you don’t know who Baron Deathmark is, he is the guy that commentates all the Huttball games. With the upcoming  gameupdate 2.4, mr. Deathmark will become extra busy, as he will be announcing all Arena games. In part one posted a few weeks ago, Deathmark reflected on his storied career, hinted at future plans. In part two, Deathmark  take a look at the new Warzone Arenas. Read it all here, or check out our snippet below. LAMALLA RANN: Baron, what can you tell me about the so-called “Arenas of Death”? What makes them stand out from Huttball? BARON DEATHMARK: I’m so glad you asked that, Lamalla! A lot of folks out there assume that all Giradda’s doing is taking the ball out of Huttball, and that just isn’t true. That would leave nothing but…

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PTS 2.4 Update 4 – Patch Notes and Known Issues [Updated: September 5th]

Here are the newest patch notes + known issues form the Public test servers. Personally I find the GTN upgrades to be very good. I have been missing these features. I am also glad to see the armor sets are just placeholders. They are boring and the same for all classes both side. Still hope to see some balance before release, tho. Game Update 2.4: The Dread War – PTS Update 4 Patch Notes – September 5th, 2013 The patch notes published for the Public Test Server are intended to guide testing. They are not final and are subject to change. The new Obroan and Dread Forged armor sets are currently using placeholder art that will be updated before the release to the Live Servers; the sets themselves are incomplete on the PTS and are subject to change. The Public Test Server Patch Notes will be provided in English. The…

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Game Update 2.4: The Dread War – PTS Update 3 Patch Notes – August 30th, 2013

The new patch notes for the public test servers are up. Lot’s of new fixes and new New HK-51 Customization from Oricon reputation. Check out the image of it above. Game Update 2.4: The Dread War – PTS Update 3 Patch Notes – August 30th, 2013 The patch notes published for the Public Test Server are intended to guide testing. They are not final and are subject to change. The new Obroan PvP armor set is currently using placeholder art that will be updated before the release to the Live Servers; the sets themselves are incomplete on the PTS and are subject to change. The Public Test Server Patch Notes will be provided in English. The final release notes will be provided in English, French, and German when the content is moved to live servers. Classes and Combat Bounty Hunter General Kolto Overload now triggers at 35% health and may heal…

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Game Update 2.4 PTS featuring Oricon

BioWare updated the public test servers with the latest from game update 2.4. This time the testers get to check out the new story area, Oricon, featuring 2 new Operations, as well as a Level 55 story chain. The begining quest is bugged on both factions so you cannot advance but you can check out the planet! LightSaber from The-Old-Republic.ru have filmed the whole place, so you can check it all out below, if you haven’t tried it out before. Below the videos, you can check out the patch notes. Highlights New Content! Oricon is a new small story content area now available via Galaxy Map and the Priority Transport Terminal. This area includes 2 new Operations and a level 55 mission series with a story that will put you face-to-face with the Dread Masters. Advancing the story will unlock access to a [DAILY] mission series. (The Dread Palace Operation is…

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Sneak Peek at 2.4 from the PTS – What To Expect

If you’re looking for info on what to expect from game update 2.4, and if you’re not on the PTS, you’re in luck because there is some great info coming out from those who are.  swtor_miner is bringing us some great updates as follows:   I got a tip that a new patch went up on the PTS. I’ll have to look at more thoroughly after I get some sleep. But, here’s a preview. Arenas, oricon, and Ranked Season 1 are a go. Respec’ing is disabled during and while queued for pvp matches. As are combat rezzes and normal rezzes. Strike Team Oricon/The Dread Executioners are the new rep faction. Master of Dread, Scare Bear, Judged Dread, Dread War Veteran are new legacy titles. Warzone Annihilator, Deadly Contender are new titles. The Droid and Mecha-Rancor from the Community Cantina keychain are SPOILERS HERE- see on Reddit Varactyl mounts are there, as…

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Game Update 2.4: Live on PTS

The PTS is up with the first issue of Game Update 2.4. Minor change to Phase Walk and some big changes to Vanguard and PT DPS trees. And offcourse The big focus here is on the Arenas making their debut. I am Curious to hear what people think. Below are the patch notes, and below them, is a stream currently playing SWTOR on the PTS. Game Update 2.4 PTS Patch Notes – August 16th, 2013 The patch notes published for the Public Test Server are intended to guide testing. They are not final and are subject to change. The new Obroan PvP armor set is currently using placeholder art that will be updated before the release to the Live Servers; the sets themselves are incomplete on the PTS and are subject to change. The Public Test Server Patch Notes will be provided in English. The final release notes will be provided…

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SWTOR Arenas are on the Way: How Will It Affect Gameplay?

SWTOR game update 2.4 is coming in the fall and it’s adding arenas to the game that features the small-scale 4v4 battles. Not all the details are known at this time but we do know that it is an addition to the current Warzones, and adds a new competitive element to PvP in SWTOR. Therefore, it will give players more PvP action after leveling up than you have now. While this is certainly a good thing and many SWTOR players are very excited about this new update, others are not so happy. (No surprise, right?) Adding arenas to The Old Republic has both good and bad points to consider. Based on other MMOs, here are some of the ways adding arenas to SWTOR could affect gameplay. Some Players May Have an Advantage Some players are concerned that adding the arenas will give others players more of an advantage. There has…

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