Thursday, 19 June 2014

SWTOR Lowdown: Honey, I Broke The Game Again...

'Honey I broke the game again' was probably (not) said during the Bioware conference call with EA.

Hello hello!

Well, as you all know (Unless you have been living under a rock for the last week!) Patch 2.8 dropped on SWTOR, which caused a whirlwind of problems on multiple servers. People had trouble logging on. Servers were bugged even end game raids wouldn't start. This caused a problem to the top end PVE guilds because they couldn't start progressing into the raid. This really annoyed me, because when was the last time a patch went right? Normally there are bugs but not any this bad!

Thankfully, Patch 2.8b dropped this week which should have fixed the problem! The main point of this patch was to fix what should have been already perfect but thankfully not much damage was done (At least not on my server). The Red Eclipse had the worst problems, as members couldn't even enter the instances and some players were kicked from their guilds randomly. Personally, I think this should never happen again. I know patches can be a bit crazy but this was a whole new level of cray cray (Attempt to sound hip). Let's hope the next patch will not break the game and give us some story! That's what we all want, right Bioware??

Bellow are the most notable patch notes of Patch 2.8 and Patch 2.8b.

New Event: Spoils of War! Players can earn double Ranked Warzone Commendations, Warzone Commendations, Fleet Requisition, and Credits from PvP participation, and can try their hand at the slot machines on Nar Shaddaa for exclusive rewards during the Nar Shaddaa Nightlife celebration.
  • Earn double Fleet Requisition and Credits in Galactic Starfighter battles from Game Update 2.8 to 2.8.1.
  • Earn double Ranked Warzone and Warzone Commendations and Credits from 2.8.1 to 2.8.2.
  • Keep an eye out for intriguing advertisements for the Club Vertica and Star Cluster casinos for more information on the Nar Shaddaa Nightlife celebration!
  • Earn Golden Certificates from Smuggler's Luck and Kingpin's Bounty machines and redeem them for prizes.
  • Earn exclusive mount prizes directly from Kingpin's Bounty machines.
  • Smuggler's Casino Chips can be purchased with Credits or Warzone Commendations.
  • Kingpin's Casino Chips can be purchased with Credits or Cartel Market Certificates, or won from Smuggler's Luck slot machines.
  • Corrected an issue that was causing the Mission “[Group Finder] Story Mode Operations” to not update after finishing a Group Finder Operation.
  • Story Mode Operations are now properly listed as 8-Player instead of 16-Player in the Group Finder UI.
Nightmare Mode Dread Palace is now available! Return to Oricon to face off against Dread Masters Bestia, Tyrans, Calphayrus, and Raptus, who are now more powerful than ever before! Defeat this new difficulty while Nightmare Power is active to earn a new title!
Group Finder Operations have been redesigned! Story Mode Operations are now more accessible to endgame players (levels 50 – 55). The Operations section in the Group Finder window will list available Operations on a predetermined schedule, rotating in different Operations every few days. Players who meet the level requirement of the Operation will be Bolstered, removing the requirement for endgame gear. Rewards have also been improved, making this a great opportunity for players to earn Ultimate Commendations and experience new content!
Bounty Contract Week returns! The event runs from June 10th 12:00 GMT to June 17th 12:00 GMT.
Progress faster with a Double XP Week! Get twice the experience from July 1st 07:00 GMT to July 8th 07:00 GMT.
The Gray Secant has returned from its travels! Participate in the Relics of the Gree event from July 22nd 12:00 GMT to July 29th 12:00 GMT. 

What was your view on the 2.8 pandemonium ? Tell us in the comments below!

Hope this helped,


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