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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 Yavin Warzone Delayed to Patch 5.6.1

The Yavin Warzone is delayed until gamme update 5.6.1. Here is the update: Hey folks, Quick update on Game Update 5.6. As we are getting closer to the launch of Update, we feel we need just a little bit more time to really bring the new Yavin Warzone up to quality. We are going to pull it out of Game Update 5.6 (launching 11/28), instead it will now launch as a part of 5.6.1 only two weeks later on 12/12. We apologize for the delay in the Warzone, we know that there is a lot of excitement for it and we are eager to get it to you as quick as we can. This date change does not impact any other elements of the Game Update. As a reminder, here are some of the bigger things coming in two weeks with 5.6 (this is not a comprehensive list): New Flashpoint…

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SWTOR Commendation Conversions in Eternal Throne

Eric Musco took on the forums today, and posted the commendation conversion rates for SWTOR KOTET. Commendation Conversions in Eternal Throne | 10.28.2016, 01:30 PM Hey folks, As we have discussed previously, Warzone Commendations and Commendation Crystals are being removed from the game with Knights of the Eternal Throne. Our intention is that all of these currencies will be converted into credits on 11/29 when early access starts. Here are the conversion rates for each currency: 1 Warzone Commendation = 50 Credits 1 Common Crystal = 500 credits 1 Glowing Crystal = 1,000 credits 1 Radiant Crystal = 1,500 credits Upon logging in on 11/29 each of these currencies will be completely removed from the game and the appropriate credits will have been granted to each character on your account. Note that there is a 2 million credit per character limit on this conversion. Please check the conversion table above, if…

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SWTOR Warzone Commendation Grants in 4.7.3

Eric Musco just informed the SWTOR community that Warzone commendations will be bound on pick up from game update 4.7.3 that is coming tomorrow October 25. Warzone Commendation Grants in 4.7.3 | 10.24.2016, 08:03 AM Hey folks, I wanted to give you a heads up on a change included with Game Update 4.7.3 on Tuesday. As we discussed last week, we are making changes to how gearing works in our upcoming expansion, Knights of the Eternal Throne. In support of our new Galactic Command system, we will be removing Warzone Commendations from the game on November 29th when Knights of the Eternal Throne Early Access opens. As a result, any new Warzone Commendation Grants will become bound and will Bind on Pickup starting on Tuesday, with Game Update 4.7.3. If you have a desire to move Warzone Commendations around or have a stockpile of Warzone Commendation Grants, please ensure they are on…

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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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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 Dev Post – About Warzone Legacy Boxes

BioWare are now changing the current 99 warzone commendation legacy boxes to 100, 500, and 1000 commendation boxes. Apparently this has not been possible before dude to tech limitations. From Alex’s 2nd post, it seems like they converted WZ comms into a currency and so these boxes can hand out as many Comms as the devs would want them to give since its like basially a lockbox you get for credits. Instead of being randomized, its 1 set amount. Why they didnt make Comms a currency sooner is beyond me. Check it out below: About Warzone Legacy Boxes… | 06.08.2015, 02:42 PM We agree! The 99 limit is too low and it is that way because of tech limitations. Good news though! We got some new tech that is going to allow us to change things up. In an upcoming PTS refresh you will see the 99 Lockbox removed and…

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SWTOR Dev Post – Let’s Play Some Warzones

BioWare will be  hosting a 3 sessions of warzone testing, with the game developers on the Public Test Servers. People who are participate in the matches will get a small grant of cartel coins as a form of payment. Check it out below: Let’s Play Some Warzones | 06.08.2015, 03:54 PM Hey folks, One of the things we really wanted to make sure gets tested on PTS for 3.3, Warzones! With the first full weekend behind us, it is our goal to kick up the participation. So, let’s all get together later this week and play some Warzones together. When: Thursday, June 11th – 2PM – 5PM PDT Friday, June 12th – 2PM – 5PM PDT Saturday, June 13th – 11AM – 2PM PDT Where: Warzones! Queue up solo, or with some friends, for regular, non-ranked Warzones. What: Help us test PTS! In order to spice things up a bit… Multiple…

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TOR TV: SWTOR Warzone Commendation Decorations

SWTORrista posted a bunch of youtube videos showing all the new Star Wars: The old Republic: Galactic Stronghold decorations obtainable from Warzone Commendation. So instead of the one video we normally posted in this segment, we have the pleasure of posting 9. All of them cost 200 Warzone Commendations, except for the Hypergate Ring which is 1,000. Decorations are shared along your whole legacy, so you can buy Imperial decorations on your imperial toon and see/use them with your Republic character on Coruscant! Just don’t let the senators see your Imperial banners from your giant bay windows… The guards are not intractable. Enjoy!

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PvP Fixes for 2.7.1

Many players have experienced issues with warzones since game update 2.7 hit the servers. These bugs will be fixed with patch 2.7.1 Alex Modny have more on this: Post #1 Source AlexModny PVP Mission Terminals In Warzones | 04.10.2014, 11:22 AM Hey everyone, we will be adding the “turn-in” terminals next to all the current Mission terminals in the Warzones for 2.7.1. (Actually I’m adding them right now while I chomp on a delicious sammich for lunch!) Thanks for the feedback! Post #2 Source AlexModny Post-Match Scoreboard Still Bugged, post 2.7… | 04.10.2014, 07:19 AM The highlights on the scoreboard will be fixed in 2.7.1. I apologize it slipped through.

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Have an idea for a Warzone? Share it with a Dev!

The developers over at BioWare are asking for player input for upcoming warzones.  The idea is awesome, and I love the fact that the dev’s want player input for these kinds of things. I still have the feeling that we came up with the huttball idea back in the days, and it will be interesting to see what other creative ideas the player community can come up with. Personally I’d love to see warzones along the size and scope of Isle of Conquest or Alterac Valley in World of Warcraft. Something that combines node capture with destructible barriers or NPCs to fight would add some nice variety. You have any ideas for a cool warzone? Let us know in the comments. Below are the official forum posts:   Post #1 AlexModny Have an idea for a Warzone? Share it with a Dev! | 03.31.2014, 02:11 PM Hello Warzone Aficionados! We are…

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PVP Enhancements Chart

As you now, we’re all about bringing you cool SWTOR to make things easier. We love it when players and fans create some really cool charts, graphs or tools to help us all enjoy the game a little better. We found a little something that is similar to this PvP enhancement chart we brought you a little while back, also made by a SWTOR player. If you’re looking for a great list of PVP enhancement and modification stats to help you figure it all out quickly and easily. The name of the PvP Enhancement is on the left, with columns for: Endurance Power Critical Surge Accuracy Absorb Defense Shield Alacrity Expertise If you’re tired of scrolling around so much trying to figure out which stats go with which enhancement, you can use this chart to help you find out quickly.         You might want to bookmark or…

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Ranked Season 1 Details via Customer Service

Still not sure what Ranked Warzones is all about? The in-game help center might clear a few things up. It sates: Ranked Leaderboards and PVP Season 1 What are Ranked Arena Leaderboards? Our Leaderboards are where players can go to compare themselves against all other players in STAR WARS: The old Republic. Comparisons are based on a Players’s Rank. How are Leaderboards categorized? SWTOR Leaderboards are defined by Advanced Classes, and each Advanced Class across the two Factions shares a Leaderboard. How is Rank determined? A player can generate two types of Rank: Solo & Group Rank. When a player plays a Ranked Warzone in either of these categories, their respective Rank will be affected depending on the outcome of the match. The higher a player’s Rank, the higher they will be categorized on a Leaderboard, relative to all other players’ Ranks. What is Season 1? Season 1 is a…

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Developer Update: Ancient Hypergate

Senior Designer Rob Hinkle, takes the stage, in today’s Developer Update.  In this he introduce the new Warzone arriving  with the upcoming Game Update 1.6 in Star Wars: The old republic. While this might not contain much new information for people following swtorstrategies, it’s still worth a read. Also remember to check out Lisa’s Ancient Hypergate Preview if you haven’t done so already. Today, I would like to introduce the public to our newest addition to Star Wars™: The Old Republic, the Warzone: Ancient Hypergate. This Warzone takes place in an ancient ruin built around a Gree hypergate. The Republic and Sith Empire are doing battle in an effort to control the area and claim the lost technology for themselves. Each of the factions have calibrated a gate that will allow reinforcements to be brought directly into the battle. These gates need to be charged up to full power in order to stabilize the connection and allow for safe passage. A nearby set…

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New SWTOR Content on the Way

With the news of the new free to play coming soon to SWTOR, we also learned that there will be some new content coming to the game. While dates have not been confirmed yet, there are five new pieces of content we know is on the way in the near future. Let’s take a look at these five new pieces of content and remember we will continue to update you with more information as it comes in. New Warzone There will be a new warzone added to SWTOR called the Ancient Hypergate. It’s supposed to be on the new planet of Asation and they promise us new game mechanics… whatever that means. A new warzone is a plus for anyone who loves PvP and since there will be many benefits with a free to play model, we can expect this to affect PvP as well as the population of servers….

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Gabe Amatangelo updates us on Ranked Warzones in Game Update 1.3

Gabe Amatangelo, Principal Lead PvP Designer on Star Wars: The old republic, have just posted a blog update on the Ranked Warzone feature wich is introduced with game update 1.3. It’s an interesting read, were Mr. Amatangelo explains how the system is going to work. In the current Game Update 1.3 PTS build, you’ll find a new button in the Warzone queue window: Queue Team Ranked. This button is available to any player that is in a group of eight level 50 players, and allows that group to queue up for Team Ranked Warzones with a single click. Team Ranked Warzones can only be participated in by a full team of eight players. If any player drops out of the queue before a match is made, the team will need to find a replacement and re-queue. It all sounds awesome, but in the end of the blog post, Gabe ask…

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BioWare need your help. Come test Ranked Warzones this weekend

BioWare Live Community Coordinator Amber Green, posted a heads up on the official forum, asking people to come test the Ranked Warzones at the public test realms. For those people REALLY wanting Ranked Warzones, and there are a lot of us I think, we should really try to get on there and help get this ready. the more we can get it tested, the quicker it will come to the live servers. Hello everyone! This weekend we really want to focus on testing our Ranked Warzones and we need your help! We’d like for you to get together with 7 of your friends and queue up for as many Ranked and Normal Warzones as you can during the timeframes listed below. At the end of the each testing window, we’ll want your feedback! Please check this thread, where we’ll be posting a series of questions to gather information about your experiences with…

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Devs Admit Players were Right on Warzone Scoring and Rewards

Players have been complaining since the launch of 1.2 that some things just didn’t seem right in PvP. At first, BioWare denied any problem but now, the devs have come forward to address the issue after more investigation. BioWare says they are aware of some of the problems with warzones and that they appreciate the feedback. As usual, they said they are working on a solution to complaints. But is there proposed solution going to be the kind of fix most players are looking for? Lead Game Designer Daniel Erickson had this to say on the forums: Hey folks, Some follow up news from observations of play and feedback over the weekend. In the next couple of days we will be deploying a small patch that will address the following issues: As discussed, minimum medals to gain rewards will go from 3 to 1 to better reward those who are…

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