Welcome back to a fresh installment of the Darth Hater PvP column, where we’ll collect and update the news about PvP that matters to the PvP community. This thread will be updated periodically as necessary throughout the week, so you can refer back to it for new information. If you have any tips on current content that should be featured, or if you think your PvP video or PvP guild should be featured in a future column, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. We're always on the lookout for new PvP video content, so drop us a line!
This week’s installment offers a great Vengeance Juggernaut PvP video, confirms incoming bug fixes, and asks you if you’ve ever been deterred by a bug. Hit the jump for your PvP fix.
Official SWTOR Posts:
Allison Berryman confirms that backfilling for warzones is often not working as intended.
PvP Patch Changes:
Today's patch included fixes for some of the PvP related bugs introduced with the 1.4 update:
- General: Same-faction matches now play the correct voiceovers.
- Alderaan Civil War: Players hit by a knockback while riding a taxi are no longer occasionally killed instantly.
- Voidstar: Voidstar matches no longer occasionally end early and grant a win to the incorrect team.
Around the Forums – Discussion Highlights:
silent-sniper announces a World PvP event for The Red Eclipse server.
JediMasterSarynn announces Jung Ma’s Ranked Warzone nights.
PvP Video Spotlight:
From GensWorld we get this entertaining Vengeance Juggernaut video. Nowadays, when I see someone playing Vengeance (and especially now, after the 1.4 buffs to Rage), I like to take a good hard look at their playstyle. GensWorld gives me what I want: not only do they put up the numbers on the right people, they also aren’t afraid to use the utility and mobility that make the Juggernaut more than just another DPS class. I look forward to more content from GensWorld in the future. Check them out on their YouTube channel.
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Op-Ed: "That bugs me!"
The list of bugs that players have been contending with since the launch of Patch 1.4 has continued to grow. With confirmation of these bugs earlier in the week by Joveth Gonzalez, I got to thinking a bit about some of them. The wrong voice-over in a same-faction match might be jarring, but otherwise has little effect on the game. On the other hand, a win being awarded to the wrong team or your team not being backfilled after a bunch of people leave can be positively destructive to your motivation.
A hard fought win that results in the other team getting the credit could easily be enough for me to want to just step back from the keyboard for a while. Playing eternally shorthanded in Huttball after the other team scores the first goal (because the game doesn’t backfill my team) could have the same effect. While it’s never happened to me personally, I could see a bug forcing me to take a break from PvP until a bug of this magnitude is fixed, or at least until I can cool off a bit.
Which leads me to my question: have any of the bugs you’ve experienced since the launch of Patch 1.4 impacted you enough to make you reduce your playtime or change your playing habits?
Bugs and PvP Activity - Single Choice
- Yes 18.8%
- No 81.2%
Last week’s poll: Have you stopped playing a character due to changes in playstyle