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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 PTS Update – 7/13/2018

Here are the latest patch notes from the SWTOR Public test servers. This patch bringes changes to Warzone and Arena medals. Another change with today’s patch, Warzone and Arena medal changes. We want to readjust the medal values based on the actual state of PvP we are seeing in the data. Here are the changes: Warzone Medal Changes Combatant – 500,000 Damage Dealt (was 240,000) Destroyer – 1,000,000 Damage Dealt (was 2,000,000) Demolisher – 5,000 Damage Single Hit (was 4,500) Annihilator – 10,000 Damage Single Hit (was 9,000) Healer – 750,000 Healed (was 400,000) Savior – 1,500,000 Healed (was 3,000,000) Medic – 9,000 Single Heal (was 5,000) Trauma Surgeon – 18,000 Single Heal (was 10,000) Shield – 250,000 Defense (was 300,000) Protector – 500,000 Defense (was 2,000,000) Guardian – 20,000 Defense in 1 Life (was 5,000) Paladin – 80,000 Defense in 1 Life (was 20,000) Arena Medal Changes Combatant –…

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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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SWTOR Season 7 Update

Eric Musco too on the official forums to  explain why it took the SWTOR Developers so damn long to release the Top 96 pvp titles for Season 7. Season 7 Update | 01.13.2017, 02:46 PM   Hey folks, Let’s talk about Season 7. We have just finished our full investigation of Season 7 and a few things have happened. All users who were found to be win-trading, hacking, botting, etc. have had their Season 7 ratings wiped out on all of their characters, they have been removed from the leaderboards, and appropriate ToS action has been levied against their account. With those actions being taken, we have gone ahead and sent the top 96 titles to the top performers of Season 7, so be sure to check your mailbox. We wanted to explain a little bit about why this process delayed the Season 7 rewards. In past seasons we started…

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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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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: PTS Warzone and Arena Changelist

Odessen Warzone and Rishi Arena is going through some changes on the SWTOR Public test servers. Here are a list of what has been changed this time: Odessen Warzone Performed a small optimization pass on Odessen Warzone visuals. Designer Note: We are expecting a slight increase in client performance while in the Odessen Warzone with this update. The update included removing the VFX that plays your team’s color while in a Control Point area. We are still performing additional optimization passes but wanted to get this out into the wild to see how it played. Control Points are active for approximately 90 seconds, up from the previous 75 seconds. Designer Note: We found that players didn’t have enough time to react to changes during a round and that this would allow more time for attackers to remove defenders. In Round 1 only the three middle Control Points (Defense Cannon, Cantina,…

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SWTOR Odessen Warzone Mechanics explanation

BioWare have posted a short explanation about the Odessen warzone. Apparently there have been a lot of confusion about the mechanics of it. Odessen Warzone Mechanics | 02.26.2016, 08:52 PM Hey folks, We have seen quite a few questions around some of the mechanics in the Odessen Warzone. Here are some points of clarification. Control Points Spawning At the start of the match 2 control points spawn at random Control Points last for one round, a round lasts for 75 seconds The amount of Control Points active increases as more rounds occur There are 8 rounds in total (though a team can win before the 8th round starts) Round 1,2,3: Two Control Points active Round 4,5,6: Three Control Points active Round 7,8: Four Control Points active After Round 1 Battle Mods spawn, Battle Mods have different impacts on points depending on which Mod you have. Capping a Control Point Control Points…

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SWTOR Season 6 PvP Statistics

Are you curious about how SWTOR PvP went along in Season 6? You know how we love bringing you player-based graphics, videos and other goodies? Well, here’s a good infographic that gives us a ton of interesting stats about Season 6. You can see the best solo PvP classes, some notable players like Sirox and Fitvelkiz, the best NA and EU servers and a graph of their ratings, and the links to more figures. It’s fairly simple and I would love to see even more data in there but overall, it’s a pretty decent chart. I love data so I’m all about seeing more but as I said, it’s still pretty interesting. If you want the actual figures, you can find them here. It contains much more data about class-specifics in Star Wars: The Old Republic. This spreadsheet really got my interest even more than the infographic because I just…

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SWTOR Season 6 Predacious Reward Teaser Blog

BioWare just posted a tears on the upcoming PVP rewards for Season 6 in Star Wars: The old Republic.  Check it out: Glorious PvPers! Season 6 is upon us and we hope everyone is enjoying the intense action. Giradda the Hutt and Baron Deathmark cordially invite you to hunt each other down for their entertainment, all in the hope of taking home some brilliant prizes from their personal collection of antiques and beloved possessions! In Season 6 there will be a new reward system in place which you can read about in a previous blog. Below is a table with information and cost of the specific rewards, let’s get to it! In Season 6 there is a brand new tier exclusive item – The Battle Flag of Recognition – that can be used to place a holo-flag over a fallen enemy in either appreciation of the honorable fight or recognition…

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