PvP specialist Jacob returns to discuss the avalanche of PvP-related news this week, including the class changes coming in Game Update 2.7 and the Ranked PvP Season 1 rewards.
2. Tip of the week
Congratulations to this week’s winner, Merrilin!
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- BioWare has announced the Community Cantina locations and dates for the rest of 2014.
- Our romanceable companions have messages for us for Valentine’s Day, which you can find on Facebook.
- The Ranked PvP Season 1 rewards have been announced, and the tier 1 mount is pretty spectacular! A rating of 1500 or above is required for tier 1, which less than 5% of those participating in Ranked PvP have achieved. Note that win trading is against the rules and will result in disqualification from any Season 1 rewards. on our Leaderboards page, you can see the number of players in each tier based on their current rating (though not their highest rating, on which the tiers are based) .
- The combat team have been investigating claims that the use of PvE mods in gear could, through taking advantage of issues with Bolster, result in a character that is more powerful in PvP than can be achieved through a complete set of Obroan. They believe the resulting tradeoff (e.g., reduced survivability) is acceptable, and that the use of lower-level PvE mods is not an exploit. The issue seems to be mainly with Main Hand and Offhand weapons.
Farewell to the TORWars site and podcast. You will be missed!
5. Force Feedback
We discuss tweets, emails and comments from @TheMalgadar, Sperô, Dan, @Dekarch, @JediKal, @Jayconnell, @ForceChuckle, @Andreas_Sch, @badfeelingpdcst, @BillLentz, Tony Ho, Chong (@EmpireDivider), @Rrubb, @GregCarter78, @JediAio and Snowy (@bytorsnowdog).
Chuck and Brian from the @badfeelingpdcst appreciate Chill’s use of the term “OP-ness”.
Snowy referred us to the video Amazing Footage: The Spaceship User Interfaces of Star Wars.
Chong believes the following arena scoreboard sums up our beloved server, The Harbinger:
6. Sarlacc Digest
We discuss the class changes coming in Game Update 2.7. Try them yourself when the PTS goes live on 24 February!
Information about our guilds on The Harbinger, Ootini Knights (Republic) and Ootini Rage (Empire), can be found here.
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