Welcome back to yet another 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 me via PM.
Official SWTOR Posts
No standalone PvP posts to report for this week.
PvP Patch Changes
There have been no PvP Patch changes since last week. You can stop checking the PTS for updates on Ancient Hypergates, BioWare has acknowledged that it won't be making it in to Patch 1.5.
Around the Forums – Discussion Highlights
MonkeyCannon proposes a "casual 50+" PvP bracket.
PvP Video Spotlight
This is a PvP column first, as we feature a video in a "Let's play" series. ShamelessSoul has an entertaining series of videos featuring his Jedi Sentinel named Purge. There is some mild language at points. Check it out!
Op-Ed: "Hyper-ancient Gates"
We've known about Ancient Hyper-gates for a while now. There have even been playable demos available at major events that BioWare attended. Now, we've finally heard the hard news: Ancient Hypergates will not launch with Patch 1.5.
You may know from previous columns that I am anxiously awaiting this warzone, since it is patterned after Khaine's Embrace, one of my favourite PvP maps of any game ever.
That it will not launch with Patch 1.5 is a letdown, but it made me wonder how hungry the PvP community is for new content. At this point, the last warzone map we got was Novare Coast, and that was back in Patch 1.2. True, we got Ranked Warzones, but this is just a new way to find opponents.
I considered initially just asking how upsetting the delay was, but instead I think I'd rather balance it against other options. Let me know what you think in the poll below.
Which feature would you prefer be implemented FIRST? - Single Choice
- Ancient Hypergates 47.1%
- Cross-server queuing 23.5%
- Solo queuing for Ranked Warzones 11.8%
- A casual 50+ PvP bracket 17.6%
- None of the above (leave a comment!) 0%
Last week's poll
Quickbars for F2P players
Poll - Single Choice
They should have four, like everyone else 55.6%
Three would be a good tradeoff 11.1%
Two is fine 27.8%
Make ’em suffer with one, I say! 5.6%