On Tuesday August 13th,2013 we will be performing scheduled maintenance for consolidation of APAC into West Coast North American servers. There will not be a patch to download during this downtime. Details are as follows:
APAC and NA-West Coast Servers will be unavailable from August 12th 10PM PDT (August 13th 5AM UTC) until August 13th 10AM PDT (5PM UTC).
To minimize downtime for other services, NA-East Coast and European Servers, SWTOR.com, and the game launcher will remain available for several more hours. We anticipate they will come down on August 13th between 12 AM and 4 AM PDT and will remain unavailable until 10AM PDT (5PM UTC).
During maintenance, updates and additional information will be posted on our Twitter account.
Thank you for your patience as we maintain service for Star Wars™: The Old Republic™.
A developer blog has gone up today on the subject of the recent changes made to the game's color palette. Featuring more vibrant colors, as well as a palette that suits the various settings, the game is looking better than ever. For the full developer blog, please visit this link. It features .GIF animations that show the differences from before the update and after, and gives some really good insight into the design process that went into this decision, so have a look.
After the launch of the class representative program, each rep was tasked with gathering three questions from the community at large that BioWare would subsequently answer. Today, answers were given for Sniper/Gunslinger and Sentinel/Marauder. Hit the jump for the full breakdown.
A giant pink disco ball ... OF DEATH! Seriously though: agreed on all counts, and just checked with the class design guys and they agree the visual effects should be changed to better match the darker purpler Inquisitor theme. We'll see what we can do!
Agreed with the sentiment that it has been a bit too hectic in there this week. During this morning's maintenance we made a behind the scenes configuration change to reduce the number of players per instance here, to help make things a little better until the novelty and rush dies down a bit.
Varactyl Mounts Coming Soon
Via email, players were notified of Varactyl mounts coming in the next Cartel Market pack, the Freelancer's Bounty Pack. I can imagine this will go live alongside Bounty Contract Week, given the name, but we'll see.
Hey folks, and welcome to Game Update 2.3! I apologize for the delay in posting, as we had some technical difficulties on our end. That being said, let's take a look at what the patch has to offer you! I've also included a recap of our 2.3 PTS coverage at the end of this article, so be sure to have a look.
CZ-198, a new Level 55 Daily mission area, is now available! CZ-198 is a small, private moon where Czerka Corporation's most secret and dangerous data, research and technology is stored. The facility has recently entered an emergency security lockdown, and both the Empire and the Republic have descended on the moon in order to seize control. Details under Missions
New Level 55 Flashpoint: Czerka Corporate Labs! Infiltrate Czerka's corporate headquarters on CZ-198 and take down Rasmus Blys, the Czerka scientist responsible for developing the company's most dangerous weaponry. Details under Flashpoints
New Level 55 Flashpoint: Czerka Core Meltdown! Race against time to stop the imminent meltdown of the CZ-198 research facility and battle against the terrifying security system known as "The Vigilant!" Details under Flashpoints
New Galactic Reputation Organizations! Three new Organizations have been added: The Adjudicators (Republic), Ordnance Acquisition Corps (Empire) and Bounty Brokers Association.Details under Legacy.
New Feature: Tauntaun Creature Mounts! Head to Hoth, where players will find the Tauntaun Trainer and Tauntaun Handlers in Aurek and Dorn Bases.
New Companion Character! Treek can now be obtained as an additional Companion Character via the Cartel Market or Legacy Vendors in the new Cartel Bazaar hangar of the Fleet!
New Event: Bounty Contract Week! Each month, players can undertake contracts and pursue dangerous criminals throughout the galaxy! Details under General
Palette Graphics Upgrade! All environments have been given a visual upgrade with more vibrant colors.
For the full patch notes, as well as some other coverage, hit the jump!
On August 6th, all game servers, SWTOR.com, and the launcher will be unavailable as we perform scheduled maintenance. Game Update 2.3: Titans of Industry will be implemented during this downtime. Details are as follows:
Greetings! Here in the Czerka Sentient Resources Department, we have a saying: “Grab the best talent in the galaxy and never let them go!” I do my best every day to make sure that CZ-198 really embodies that welcoming spirit. From top to bottom, our staff is defined by outstanding professionalism and skill, and I couldn’t be happier to work in such exceptional company.
You can find the full news post here, so go check it out.
Just to clear up any confusion from the email yesterday, the consolidations are going to happen on August 13th as listed, which is quite a bit more than one week away. That actually gives you approximately three weeks before the consolidations happen.
Just to reiterate, the consolidation will happen in approximately three weeks on August 13th. Sorry for the confusion, thanks everyone!
For those of you that will be affected by this consolidation, you can find the original thread here; if you have any concerns, please speak up there or feel free to contact the CS team via ticket or PM.
Hey folks; after a round of nominations a few weeks ago, class representative voting is now upon us. If this program is of interest to you, then be sure to visit the following links and cast your votes for class reps. Voting draws to a close Monday, July 29th, so be sure to vote while you still can.