Game Update 5.2 PTS 5 Mined

A look at the changes in Game Update 5.2 PTS #5. Please note that this is not a compete list of all changes in the patch, is subject to change at any time (info is from PTS files), and is our own personal interpretation of the data.

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Game Updates 5.2 PTS 2, 3, & 4 Mined

A look at the changes in Game Updates 5.2 PTS #2, #3, and #4. Please note that this is nota compete list of all changes in the patch, is subject to change at any time (info is from PTS files), and is our own personal interpretation of the data.

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Gearing Changes in 5.1.1 and 5.1.2

Originally Posted by EricMusco ( Original Post ) | 03.02.2017 11:02AM
Hey folks,

As I mentioned earlier this week, we have quite a few changes planned for gearing over the next few Updates. Lets go over what they are, when they are happening, and why!

Game Update 5.1.1 Coming February 7th
  • All Command Experience Points (CXP) gains, CXP Boosts, and CXP Legacy Perks are now additive instead of multiplicative.
    • This change is being made to setup for the greatly increased CXP gains that are possible in 5.1.1 (if you love math click the spoiler tag below for what this means in greater detail)
  • New CXP leveling event. This event will run until Game Update 5.2 in April. During this event all CXP earned will be increased by 250%.
    • The goal is that you will earn one crate every 30 minutes or less. The 30 minute time-frame is for a Tier 3 crate (meaning 1 and 2 will be even faster).
  • All CXP Packs that you earn from drops and Missions are now Bind on Legacy.
    • This change is to help a player distribute CXP around their Legacy if they choose to do so.
  • We are introducing a new 100% CXP boost in addition to the existing 15% and 25% boosts. This boost can be purchased from the Command Token vendor or the Cartel Market. This boost only works up to Command Rank 180 and lasts 2 hours (Command Tokens) or 3 hours (Cartel Market).
    • The goal of selling this boost for Command Tokens is that it allows higher Command Rank players to use their Tokens to greatly accelerate leveling their alts (you can also buy them on the CM or GTN).
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Game Update 5.2 PTS #1 Mined

A look at the changes in Game Update 5.2 PTS #1. Please note that this is nota compete list of all changes in the patch, is subject to change at any time (info is from PTS files), and is our own personal interpretation of the data.

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Closed PTS Applications Now Open!

Originally Posted by swtor.com ( Original Post ) | 01.31.2017

Bioware has announced that they will be putting Game Update 5.2 on the PTS soon for testing. For now, the plan is that the test server will be closed with the intention of opening it up later on. Players can apply now to be a closed PTS tester if they meet the following requirements:

  • Being on the closed test server means signing an NDA. You must be willing to sign and abide by that agreement.
  • You must be 18 years or older to be eligible.
  • You must have an active subscription (to access the test server).
  • You must be willing to play and provide feedback.
  • You must be able to post on the forums, if you have been banned from the forums you are ineligible.
  • If you any ToS violations on your account, you are ineligible.
  • Our test server is not localized and our communication around it will be only in English, therefore this opportunity is only open to English speaking players.

Right now Bioware is mainly looking to recruit Guilds and Ops groups to help test Tyth. Early on in the Closed PTS they will only be testing the Operation. Bioware will open up recruiting to individuals and small groups later on if they place the daily area and Master Mode Uprisings on the test server. If your Guild or Op group is interested in applying, please follow these steps:

  • Send an email to swtorsubmissions@swtor.com with the subject line "Closed PTS Application"
  • Include the following information:
    • Your account name.
    • The account name of each Op member/Guild member you wish to bring into the test.
    • Any notes on why you think your Op group or Guild should be accepted into the test.

Again, for this stage we are looking for entire Ops groups/Guilds to test Tyth. Application in no way guarantees entry into the test.

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January 26th Livestream Wrap-up

Originally Posted by swtor.com ( Original Post ) | 01.26.2017

On Tuesday Bioware released Game Update 5.1 - Defend the Throne:

  • Master Mode Chapters
  • 5 new Uprisings
  • Galactic Command Gearing Changes -- We know that the changes in 5.1 are just the start. We are looking into simplifying, making faster, and making more alt friendly the gearing in GC. We are also looking into making getting through Command Ranks faster.

Coming in April, Game Update 5.2 which will include:

  • Brand new story arc on Iokath. The Empire and Republic are fighting over control of the planet and you, as the Alliance Commander will choose who to side with.
  • Two returning Companions: Quinn and Elara.
  • After completing Iokath's storyline, it opens up into a new daily area.
  • Coming with Iokath is the first boss of a new Operation. Each subsequent boss will be released in the future with the entire Op being completely released this year.
  • Bioware is planning to have a PTS for 5.2 in the next few weeks. More details to follow.
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