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Galactic Command - Tier 4 and More

Originally Posted by EricMusco ( Original Post ) | 27.02.2017 12:16PM
Hey folks,

As many of you saw from our social media post over the weekend, we are going to be adding Tier 4 gear and another 100 Command Ranks to Galactic Command in Game Update 5.2. I wanted to let you know that there is quite a bit more to it than just another Tier! Here are some other notes:
  • Tier 4 Command Crates are going to work a bit differently than Tier 1-3. You will much more consistently get set bonus gear in this Tier.
  • We are making adjustments to Tier 1-3 as well to make that leveling/gearing experience better. We want to make sure it feels rewarding to get higher in Command Rank/Tier.
  • There are other gearing related changes coming based on your feedback such as adjustments to boss drops in Operations.
Hold tight! We know that you have a lot of questions about why we are doing a new Tier and more Command Ranks. We have forum posts coming this week with a detailed breakdown of all that is coming and changing in 5.2.

Thanks everyone.

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#4 Updated Unassembled Component Rates - 5.1.2

Originally Posted by EricMusco ( Original Post ) | 24.02.2017 03:18PM
Originally Posted by Groncho View Post
Are they bound to legacy??????????????????????????????
Not with 5.1.2. We know Components being available to your Legacy is something that is highly desired. We are still looking at how to address that and when we would be able to do so. I will pass on updates as I have them.

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Maintenance: 28 February 2017

Originally Posted by TaitWatson ( Original Post ) | 24.02.2017 02:52PM
Hey everyone!

We will be taking the servers offline on 28 February in order to apply Game Update 5.1.3. The website will also be unavailable during this time.

DATE: 28 February 2017
TIME: 5AM PST - 8AM PST (1300 GMT - 1600 GMT)
VERSION: 5.1.2

Thank you for your patience as we maintain Star Wars: The Old Republic!
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#10 Closed PTS Applications

Originally Posted by EricMusco ( Original Post ) | 24.02.2017 03:00PM
A new wave of closed invites have gone out! Check your account page on, if you have an NDA pop-up you have been invited. Sign it and you will receive more directions through email.

Thanks everyone.

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#3 Updated Unassembled Component Rates - 5.1.2

Originally Posted by EricMusco ( Original Post ) | 24.02.2017 02:03PM
Originally Posted by Balameb View Post

Those values are still too low, losses particularly. Also, any news about to 1000 component cap and making it legacy (or being able to transfer components?).

We want to be really careful of how many Components are awarded from losses, specifically to combat AFKers in PvP. We will monitor post 5.1.2 and make further adjustments as needed!

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#2 Updated Unassembled Component Rates - 5.1.2

Originally Posted by EricMusco ( Original Post ) | 24.02.2017 02:00PM
Originally Posted by nepochop View Post
Why also not let GSF daily and weekly give components??
Good question! Currently, GSF is a great source of both Components and CXP so we really wanted to focus on getting Warzones to a better place with 5.1.2. After the changes go live Tuesday we will continue to monitor to see how Component gains look. We are absolutely open to adding Components to those Missions in the future if needed.

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Updated Unassembled Component Rates - 5.1.2

Originally Posted by EricMusco ( Original Post ) | 24.02.2017 09:01AM
Hey folks,

As I mentioned in the GC roadmap thread, 5.1.2 at the end of February will bring a lot of changes to Missions and Unassembled Components. For this post I want to focus on Unassembled Components and the specific changes that you can expect. Below you will find the new values along with what their old values were.
  • Warzone Win: 8 (up from 5)
  • Warzone Loss: 3 (up from 2)
  • Arena Win: 4 (up from 3)
  • Arena Loss: 2 (up from 1)
  • Solo Ranked Win: 8 (up from 5)
  • Solo Ranked Loss: 3 (up from 2)
  • Group Ranked Win: 10 (up from 8)
  • Group Ranked Loss: 4 (up from 3)
  • GSF Win: 8 (stays the same)
  • GSF Loss: 3 (stays the same)

Currently in the game, PvP Missions do not award any Unassembled Components. In 5.1.2 we will be adding them onto all of the Mission rewards. Here are their values:
  • Warzone Daily: 12
  • Warzone Weekly: 40
  • Solo Ranked Daily: 16
  • Solo Ranked Weekly: 30
  • Group Ranked Solo: 20
  • Group Ranked Weekly: 60

These are the adjusted Component rates coming in 5.1.2 on Feb 28. Thanks everyone.


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Queston about star wars celebration

Originally Posted by EricMusco ( Original Post ) | 23.02.2017 10:11AM
We are still finalizing exact details but it is very likely we will be at Celebration. Currently it looks to be be off-site, such as a Cantina and not a show floor presence.

We are looking to announce more specifics in the next week or two!

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Is 5.1.2 still coming Tuesday 2/28

Originally Posted by EricMusco ( Original Post ) | 22.02.2017 02:26PM
Originally Posted by teclado View Post
No news probably means it's coming along. If there were to be a delay, we'd likely hear about it soon. "No news is good news."
This^. I can confirm that we are still on track for next week. I am working on getting expanded details out this week, such as the buffed Component rates.


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How can I get a Dev's attention to stop the cheating on Zakuul???

Originally Posted by EricMusco ( Original Post ) | 16.02.2017 02:06PM
Originally Posted by PatT View Post
Phone support can't help me with in game issues. But we're not supposed to say anything about cheaters here, and putting in tickets does nothing. HOW THE HECK CAN I GET BIOWARE'S ATTENTION????!!!!

The cheating on Zakuul in the gathering areas is ridiculously bad. People (gold sellers) have figured out how to play and move outside the environment. Yes, I am putting this here because mayb,e maybe it will get a DEV'S attention and they'll DO SOMETHING about it!!! I tried tickets... 3 times. I get the standard, automated response. But nothing has changed. They're worse.


I am TRYING to get a devs attention. I hope this works. They need to take a human and go there and see what's happening. Watch the un-attended companions who are looking at the floor becaus ethe player us UNDER the floor.

Hey there,

First and most importantly, we are actively looking into the reports about what is happening on Zakuul so thank you and all the others who have reported it to us.

I did want to use this opportunity as a reminder on how to report these issues. Definitely submit a bug report/contact CS if you see something suspicious. It is possible that you may get a standard response, but that does not mean the issue wasnt forwarded onto the dev team. In fact, CS forwarded this very issue to us from player reports! Also, as some others have mentioned in the thread, send a PM via the forums to myself and/or Tait and we can pass on that information. We do our best to respond to all of our PMs but even when we don't, know that we are reading them and sending them on. Especially when it relates to potentially serious issues such as exploits.

Thanks everyone.

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#3 This application has encountered an unspecified error. Please try this patch again.

Originally Posted by EricMusco ( Original Post ) | 14.02.2017 04:31PM
Hey folks,

There are two ways to work around the issue while we work to address it. Note that this only affects users on the BitRaider version of the launcher.
  • Restarting your launcher can clear up the issue, it may require multiple restarts.
  • Delete the BitRaider folder from your SWTOR directory.
Neither of these are guaranteed fixes, but they can work. I will pass on more updates as I have them.

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