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 video or guild should be featured in a future column, send them to me via PM. With that out of the way, hit the jump for this week's column.
Official SWTOR Posts
Allison Berryman announces the arrival of Ancient Hypergates on the PTS.
PvP Patch Changes
There have been no PvP Patch changes since last week. As mentioned above, Patch 1.6 has hit the PTS, but currently contains no balance changes. However, Ancient Hypergates is available on the PTS.
Around the Forums – Discussion Highlights
CharterMonkKent asks what your guild premade for warzones looks like.
PvP Video Spotlight
MadSithAssassin gives us a great Huttball video from the perspective of a Madness Assassin. Some good commentary here, as well as some great examples of play. Check out the video on YouTube, and the rest of MadSithAssassin’s content on their website.
Op-Ed: A New Hope, Part 2
Sorry for the lack of column last week. I was laid pretty low by the Krytos virus… err, a throat infection.
Anyways, we’ve had the launch of F2P. Last column, I asked you how you thought it would turn out. For the most part, people were pretty optimistic (you can check the poll results below). I’ve been skimming the PvP forums as I normally do, and while there has been some post-F2P negativity, I haven’t seen nearly as much as I’d expected.
All this got me thinking – having seen the launch and played with F2P players, how do you feel? Has PvP deteriorated or not? Are we still mostly seeing the impact in sub-50 PvP? Is this a fresh infusion of kolto into the delicate body chemistry of PvP, or the equivalent of the Imperial xenovirus?
Poll: Now what F2P is here, how is PvP doing?
PvP and F2P - Postmortem - Single Choice
- I believe PvP has improved 16.7%
- I believe PvP has not changed substantially 55.6%
- I believe PvP has deteriorated 27.8%
Last week’s poll
F2P & PvP – Single Choice
I’m a subscriber, and I think PvP will improve 38.1%
I’m a subscriber, and I don’t think there will be a noticeable change 23.8%
I’m a subscriber, and I think PvP will get worse 19%
I’m new to SWTOR and will be checking out PvP 4.8%
I’m new to SWTOR and don’t care about PvP 0%
I used to subscribe and am coming back for F2P, but will not PvP 4.8%
I used to subscribe and am coming back for F2P, and will PvP 9.5%