During E3 2011, the Hater team experienced the Tatooine Jundlands Waste at level 26 and there was plenty to talk about after the first run through. This post will receive frequent updates during the convention week so make sure to check back frequently for more. As the content filters in, we will send update notifications via Twitter. Check the jump for the everything we've learned so far at the convention. June 11, 2011 8:37PM PT Update
Casting your class specific buff on yourself it also is cast it on your companion and party members.
The current character sheet tracks all light side points and dark side points separately, then adds them together for your alignment. One character sheet listed -145 dark side points and 60 light side points making the total alignment -85. In previous builds, only your current number was displayed.
Alignment is now marked with tiers denoting how light sided or dark sided you are. (ex Light I, Light II, Light III, etc...). We previously noted armor marked as requiring Light I.
Keybinds are in the E3 build with primary and secondary slots of a multitude of actions. Keybinds were actually a separate menu in preferences with multiple sub-menus (Targeting, Quickslot, Movement, Miscellaneous, Interface, Chat, and Camera). These sub-menus made it much easier to locate specific bindings quickly.
There is an option in the preference menu to track quests by area. Being restricted to Tatooine, we were unable to test this ability.
Preference option to auto-skip movies. This applies to opening cinematic and the class introduction movies but did not appear to effect any dialogue or NPC interactions.
There is a Raid Frames sub-menu in preferences that has sliders for health bar height and width. There are also multiple toggle boxes for using raid frames for party frames, showing health text, and locking raid frames.
Out-of-combat recovery skills work on your companion as well as yourself.
If your companion dies, right-clicking their corpse will revive them.
Entering an instanced area (such as the Story Area where you find the Sith Lord) will end any combat you are involved in; mobs will not follow you. If your companion is still fighting when you enter the instance, after a few seconds your companion will teleport to your side.
June 8, 2011 1:37PM PT Update
Trooper starting cutscene vastly improved from previous public builds, includes new scenes of player being dropped in rather than just being spawned in a walker on fire
There is a preference to set the loot window to pop up where your cursor is at the time
If a quest area is gated and if one person doesn't have the item, the one person who doesn't have it can't get in
There's an additional vertical targeting icon when you select a target
When a person in your party dies, it says "PlayerName was defeated" on your screen similar to where a raid warning would go
There are four tabs in the ability menu, the first tab is general (light armor, revive skill, recall etc), next is base class tab (imperial agent, etc), third is advanced class tab, and last is a vehicle tab
The follow command works
It takes a certain amount of damage to knock you off of your speederbike
Starting area for Jedi Consular is updated since the last time we played on Tython
Spotted some Jawas that were friendly to us
When right clicking on another player's portrait, one of the options is 'view schematics'
Spotted Mandalorian Soldiers on Tatooine
Possible to queue for a Warzone from a minimap option
When hovering over group members shown on minimap, it displays health, resource, and level
Spotted various fungi and crystals through-out Tatooine, listed as 150 and 160 skill required. Archeology and Biology required for professions.
Spotted a Tribal Bantha surrounded by Tusken Raiders. Bantha was friendly and not attackable, Tuskens were not.
Once a mob aggros onto you, it will then show up as a dot on the minimap.
Womp rats confirmed.
Spotted and killed level 25 elite Wraid.
Slots for each piece of gear for companions, minus relic slots (3 relic slots on player)
3 piece blue armor set with set bonus spotted.
June 8, 2011 12:50AM PT Update
Jawa companion (Blizz) confirmed in play session
Khem Val seen has a charge ability
Xalek seen during play session, first time since the December 3rd event in 2009.
Quest items are separated into another tab in your bag
Saw companion kits again. As you equip items to your companion, kits unlock abilities for your companion to use on the battlefield.
Companions had access to Stasis kit, Shockwave kit, Medipac kit, Grenade Pack kit.
Lieutenant Pierce seen as Imperial Trooper companion of the SIth Warrior, seen before in a prior video but now confirmed as a companion.
Some quests show up as a radar effect with hovering over the quest area, showing off a distinct difference between that quest type and others on the map. In the case of the quest we experienced, it required us to kill Sand People until one of them dropped an item we needed to locate the lost Sith Lord.
Imperial Agent companion (Scorpio) seen here again, shown in past trailers, female looking silver mech, described as cold and hates the Imperial Agent player character.
Self Resurrect is called Medical Probe, cooldown increases the more you die, you are invulnerable for 12 seconds, must get to a safe area in those 12 seconds, effect looks similar to stealth
Speeder bikes do not appear to be items, looks to be an ability, might have been an item that are clicked once to acquire
You can hop on your speeder bike while mounted, includes an animation on the ground when you hop, speeder bikes tilt with movement as well
In stealth combat targets will detect you quickly unless you engage them immediately, can't stay near a mob while in stealth
Companions instantly go into stealth when the player goes into stealth