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#3 Quick Heads Up

Originally Posted by EricMusco ( Original Post ) | 24.01.2017 09:56AM
Quote: Originally Posted by stoopicus View Post
The retroactive command token grant seems messed up badly. My Command Rank 43 main has far fewer (220) than my command rank 11 alt (355), for example. And I thought they were legacy-wide?

Edit: I just logged in again and the two characters look the same. This seems very weird/buggy. Are they being granted the first time you log in to a character or something?
You nailed it. They are granted the first time you log into a character.

-eric
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#2 Quick Heads Up

Originally Posted by EricMusco ( Original Post ) | 24.01.2017 09:47AM
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Originally Posted by Talon_strikes View Post
Thanks for the increased communication this week Eric. Will there be an emergency patch deployed by any chance?
We are looking into the issue and how long it will take to fix. Another maintenance this week with a patch to fix the issue is very likely. I suspect it will happen Thursday, but I would wait for a formal maintenance announcement for confirmed timing.

-eric
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Quick Heads Up

Originally Posted by EricMusco ( Original Post ) | 24.01.2017 09:34AM
Hey folks,

Two quick notes for you with Game Update 5.1:
  • We have some known issues for this Update, including that the new Uprisings are currently missing from Group Finder. We are working to address this ASAP, more details here: http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=911889
  • The Stalwart Leader Pack is not currently live but will be in the next 30-60 minutes (from the time of this post).

Thanks everyone.

-eric
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Game Update 5.1 Known Issues

Originally Posted by TaitWatson ( Original Post ) | 24.01.2017 09:18AM
  • The five new Uprisings introduced with Game Update 5.1 are currently not available through Group Finder. In order to participate in these Uprisings, gather a group, accepted the Uprising Mission from the Combat section of either fleet, and travel to the Uprising when prompted. Affected Uprisings:
    • Trench Runner
    • Destroyer of Worlds
    • Divided We Fall
    • Landing Party
    • Trial and Error
  • Players who acquired Shae Vizla prior the Game Update 5.1 have had her weapon and customization unequipped. The equipment can be found in the player's inventory.
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#3 Let me get this straight...

Originally Posted by EricMusco ( Original Post ) | 23.01.2017 11:42AM
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Originally Posted by Jerba View Post
You committed to focusing on group content this year. This means there will be no new story chapters or companions until 6.0 (the end of the year) because summer is filled with patches for group content. Any story from now is only delivered in bundles, which means it can only be released on its own, not along with group content.
On Thursday, I expect a listing of the group content you are developing, along with dates when it will be released. Anything else, and all the statements from November/December were lies and we once again know not to trust anything you say.
Just to set some expectations... We do have a renewed focus on MMO and group content but this in no way means that we will only deliver that content and nothing else. Different content is not mutually exclusive, in fact it is often in support of each other (Oricon/Dreadmasters, as an example).

We are still BioWare, story and companions will remain a cornerstone of SWTOR.

-eric
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#2 Let me get this straight...

Originally Posted by EricMusco ( Original Post ) | 23.01.2017 11:12AM
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Originally Posted by PlasmaJohn View Post
Eric,

You guys have said a lot of things that have never seen the light of day. Your team's reputation is more about what you guys have abandoned than what you have accomplished. Guess what? Until there's something more than Soon we. don't. believe. you.
I understand the sentiment, that is why my aim is to specific as possible (no soon). We would like to do more story and it is our goal to bring old Companions back whenever possible. We will be talking about these very things on Thursday's stream (along with the other previously mentioned topics).

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I hate to put you on the spot, but are all companions planned to return at some point or are there some that for whatever reason never going to happen. We have all heard the rumors that one Voice Actor said they wouldn't come back, not impossible to replace. However with Master Ranos telliing the SW that DS Jaesa was insane and any relationship was probably over it hinted that she would not be coming back. Was this a misreading of the information?
It is a great question, but one that I don't have any specific answers to share. I can only reiterate our goal is to bring back Companions in a meaningful way. Where, when, how, and if we hit that goal is something we will share specifics on as we have them.

-eric
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Let me get this straight...

Originally Posted by EricMusco ( Original Post ) | 23.01.2017 09:01AM
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Originally Posted by cagthehack View Post
So many forum posts I'm confused to what is actually happening. So let me get this straight.

1. Gear wise there really is no change coming? Just additional layers which translate into more grinding?

2. No new content until Dec 2017? That means no new story content.. nothing until almost a year from now?

3. Companions: I assume any "class story" companion that hasn't appeared isn't coming back. Ok fine (not really fine. Not happy about that.. but ok). But what about the current companions? Right now, the interaction is minimal at best. Not even close to what the class stories had. So no new scenes or options with our current RI or companions? In other words, my ship will still be empty?
I thought I might take a stab at adding clarity to some of your questions.

1 - I made a few posts on it last week, this is the main one. Here is the short version. Starting in 5.1 you can get Unassembled Pieces from Ops which you can turn in for gear. Playing PvP will give you Unassembled Components which you can turn in for an Unassembled piece to turn in for gear. Gear turn-ins require Command Tokens which are a Legacy-wide currency you get from Command Crates.

2 - We definitely never said that. Although it is true that we are refocusing in on group and MMO content, that doesn't mean there is no more story coming.

3 - Actually quite the opposite is true. Charles himself has said that his personal goal is to ensure that all original Companions come back in a meaningful way. The question is just when/how.

As an added note, I would recommend tuning into our stream this Thursday as we will be talking about some of these exact topics .

-eric
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#2 Unassembled Gear Pieces and Where to Find Them

Originally Posted by EricMusco ( Original Post ) | 20.01.2017 03:56PM
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Originally Posted by Bristol View Post
This, VERY much this...

Tier 1: 230
Tier 2: 236
Tier 3: 242

or

Tier 1: 230
Tier 2: 234
Tier 3: 240

BTW: There is only 1 right answer...
Which answer is the right one...?

These are the item ratings from the vendor:
Tier 1: 230
Tier 2: 236
Tier 3: 242

-eric
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#2 Maintenance: 24 January 2017

Originally Posted by TaitWatson ( Original Post ) | 20.01.2017 03:06PM
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Originally Posted by dr_mike View Post
This was the update we were told that we would get our achievement points back for the original DvL event. We shall see....
We are giving the DvL Meta Achievements back with this update.
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Unassembled Gear Pieces and Where to Find Them

Originally Posted by EricMusco ( Original Post ) | 20.01.2017 02:53PM
Hey folks,

As explained in our Galactic Command Thread, Unassembled Gear Pieces are a way for players to work towards getting a specific gear slot and tier. Below you will find a list of each Operation boss that has a guaranteed drop of the pieces, and which one they drop. Note that only the last boss of each Operation is guaranteed, but every other boss has a chance to drop any slot. Each of these bosses will drop two pieces in 8-man and four pieces in 16-man.

Here are the drops for Tier 1 and Tier 2 gear which come from Story and Veteran difficulty respectively:
  • Implant/Earpiece: Eternity Vault Soa (The Infernal One)
  • Relic: Karaggas Palace Karagga the Unyielding
  • Chest: Explosive Conflict Warlord Kephess
  • Legs: Terror From Beyond The Terror From Beyond
  • Hands: Scum and Villainy Dread Master Styrak
  • Boots: The Dread Fortress Dread Master Brontes
  • Head: The Dread Palace The Dread Masters
  • Off-hand: The Ravagers Ruugar
  • Mainhand: Temple of Sacrifice Revan
  • Bracer: Makeb The Golden Fury (and Eyeless from the Rakghoul event)
  • Belt: Ziost Worldbreaker Monolith (and Xenoanalyst from the Gree event)

Here are the drops for Tier 3 which come from Master difficulty unless otherwise noted:
  • Relic and Implant: Explosive Conflict Warlord Kephess
  • Legs and Earpiece: Terror From Beyond The Terror From Beyond
  • Hands and Chest: Scum and Villainy Dread Master Styrak
  • Boots and off-hand: The Dread Fortress Dread Master Brontes
  • Head and mainhand: The Dread Palace The Dread Masters
  • Implant (chance to drop in Veteran mode): The Ravagers Ruugar
  • Relic (chance to drop in Veteran mode): Temple of Sacrifice Revan
  • Bracer (chance to drop in Veteran mode):: Makeb The Golden Fury and Eyeless from the Rakghoul event
  • Belt (chance to drop in Veteran mode):: Ziost Worldbreaker Monolith and Xenoanalyst from the Gree event

Let me know if you have any questions or anything is unclear. Thanks everyone!

-eric

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