Hey folks, just wanted to make a post on the Cartel Market Update that took place today. It looks like a version of the Gree armor is being offered, and there are some new discounts. For full coverage, hit the jump.
First, for the full and official post, check this link. Highlights include:
New Item: Gold Scalene Armor
Built from ancient Gree schematics, the Gold Scalene Armor Set is a collection of adaptive gear with no modifications. This armor set is available to any Class.
Hypercrate: Crime Lord's Cartel Packs (7,344 Cartel Coins, Limited Time 15% Discount!)
Players can now purchase a Hypercrate containing 24 Crime Lord's Cartel Packs.
Hypercrate: Blockade Runner's Cartel Packs (7,344 Cartel Coins, Limited Time 15% Discount!)
Players can now purchase a Hypercrate containing 24 Blockade Runner's Cartel Packs.
Hypercrate: Skip Tracer's Cartel Packs (6,480 Cartel Coins, Limited Time 25% Discount!)
Players can now purchase a Hypercrate containing 24 Skip Tracer's Cartel Packs.
Several other discounts are now live as well, so I recommend checking out the post in it's entirety to have a look.
Developer Feedback and Round-Up
Character Transfer Issues Investigated
Just wanted to pop in and let you know that we definitely have not forgotten about the character transfer issues currently on PTS. We are actively working on getting this fixed as fast as possible. As someone mentioned previously you can follow the directions in our community blog to auto-level a character to 55 and play around, but we certainly understand that you will want to play with your mains!
I will pass on more information as soon as I have it.
New Introductions for Community Team
With Joveth's departure I just wanted to pop in and take this opportunity to have us, the Community team, reintroduce ourselves! I know at times you will have seen our names in different spots on the forums, Reddit, or social media, but I figured a formal "hello, I am this guy/girl" would be way better! I will have the other Community folks post below.
As you can already see, my name is Eric Musco! I have a bunch of different roles on the Community team but the things that are most public facing are that I handle BioWare's communication to guilds and fan sites (I actually came from a fan site myself!).
When it comes to The Old Republic itself, I am a big elder game player. I love diving into Operations and the occasional Warzone. I have two 50's currently and am working on my third, why did no one tell me Marauders were so much fun?
I also have an extreme love for our Rakghoul forum smileys!
Feedback on Smash
We've seen a lot of discussion on Smash in 2.0, and since I haven't personally seen any mention of it, I want to call your attention to the change made to Dark Resonance (Warrior) and Focused Resonance (Knight).
Prior to 2.0, this skill increased the critical damage of all Force attacks by 30% after 3 points.
In 2.0, it increases the critical damage of all attacks by 15% after 3 points.
We also made several other changes that have small effects on Smash damage (and all damage, really), with the end goal being to reduce burst damage without significantly impacting sustained damage.
I'm cautiously optimistic about the end result. Sustained damage didn't change much, and Smash now does ~15% less damage. Hopefully when the bolster issue is fixed in the next PTS build, you guys will be able to see the results (if you're not already playing Rage/Focus personally).
And if it still isn't enough (but I'm pretty sure it is - we certainly don't want to ruin Rage/Focus), we will consider further ways to address the issue.