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#2 Ptach Where are thy Notes?

Originally Posted by EricMusco ( Original Post ) | 18.08.2017 01:23PM
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Haha, well played.

But erm, what about those class balance changes we haven't seen anything about yet? Is that also for Lord Ptach?
All of the Classes changes for 5.4 have been posted. Last one was Medicine / Sawbones which I posted this morning (which technically is a non-change I guess).

-eric
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Maintenance: August 22nd, 2017

Originally Posted by EricMusco ( Original Post ) | 18.08.2017 01:09PM
Hey everyone!

We will be taking the servers offline on Tuesday, August 22nd in order to apply Game Update 5.4. The website will also be unavailable during this time.

Details:
DATE: 22 August 2017
TIME: 5:00AM - 9:00AM PDT (1200 - 1600 GMT)
VERSION: 5.4

Patch Notes will be available on Monday, here.

Thank you for your patience as we maintain Star Wars: The Old Republic!

-eric
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Class Changes: Medicine Operative / Sawbones Scoundrel

Originally Posted by EricMusco ( Original Post ) | 18.08.2017 10:18AM
Hey folks,

As we continued to look at the changes we had planned, supporting data, and player feedback, we have decided that we are not going to be making any changes to Operative and Scoundrel healing in 5.4. Right now, these Disciplines are overperforming in HPS and we do feel that they will need to be nerfed at some point. However, even though their HPS is high, due to the Disciplines lack of burst healing it can be quite challenging to keep players, especially tanks, alive. For that reason we are going to hold off on any broader HPS nerfs until we address the burst healing issues of the Class.

We are going to take a look at this for 5.5 and see if that will be the time to make these adjustments. Once we get closer to that update I will let you know what our plans are for Medicine and Sawbones! Thanks everyone.

-eric

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#3 Server Que on the Ebon Hawk. Again.

Originally Posted by KeithKanneg ( Original Post ) | 17.08.2017 08:34PM
We did identify what is causing the issue. We expect to roll it out in conjunction with Game Update 5.4 on Tuesday. It may take a couple more updates to ensure we nailed it. I know it's irritating and we're doing our best to minimize the impact.

For example, the game is set up to queue to prevent more players from logging in while the DB writes out all your data. Better to hold everyone out and not lose anything (e.g., rollback). Yes, it would be best if that didn't happen at all, and that's the change we've scheduled for Tuesday.

Thanks for your patience.

Keith---
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Class Changes: Concealment Operative / Scrapper Scoundrel

Originally Posted by EricMusco ( Original Post ) | 16.08.2017 01:21PM
Below are the upcoming changes for Concealment and Scrapper coming in Game Update 5.4.

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Note: All changes below are currently in development and are subject to change before being released.

Operative
Concealment
  • Acid Blade's damage has been reduced by 27.78%
  • Collateral Strike's damage has been reduced by 27.68%

Scoundrel
Scrapper
  • Flechette Round's damage has been reduced by 27.78%
  • Flying Fists damage has been reduced by 27.68%

DevNotes: The Concealment / Scrapper discipline was dealing more DPS than intended, so we made a couple changes to shrink it down a bit. These changes allow the Concealment Operative / Scrapper Scoundrel to still deal decent burst damage while having their sustained damage output brought in line with the DPS target.

-eric
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Class Changes: Carnage Marauder / Combat Sentinel

Originally Posted by EricMusco ( Original Post ) | 16.08.2017 01:22PM
Below are the upcoming changes for Carnage and Combat coming in Game Update 5.4.
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Note: All changes below are currently in development and are subject to change before being released.

Marauder
Carnage
  • Reduced the critical strike damage bonus granted by Sever from 15% to 10%
  • Reduced the damage bonus to Ataru Form attacks granted by Ataru Mastery from 5% to 3%

Sentinel
Combat
  • Reduced the critical strike damage bonus granted by Saber Storm from 15% to 10%
  • Reduced the damage bonus to Ataru Form attacks granted by Ataru Mastery from 5% to 3%

DevNotes: The Carnage/ Combat discipline was overperforming, so we reduced the effectiveness of two key passives to bring their DPS back in line with the target.

-eric
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Queue on JC...again.

Originally Posted by KeithKanneg ( Original Post ) | 13.08.2017 03:26AM
We did experience a queue for about 25 minutes, but were able to locate the issue and resolve without any downtime.

Apologize for the inconvenience.

--Keith-
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