In the news we cover what’s in Game Update 2.7.2, the mechanics of the Festival of Splendor event coming in Game Update 2.8, and what came out of the Community Cantina in Vancouver. In our discussion we present WZ101, where our guest PvP expert Ayita provides the basics of each warzone for PvP beginners.
2. Tip of the week
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- Game Update 2.7.2 was deployed during regular maintenance on Tuesday. It included a fix for an exploit that was apparently being utilised by progression raiders to quickly gear up in Nightmare Mode Dread Fortress.
- In PvP, a player can be broken out of a Whirlwind if they are guarded and the tank takes damage. This is a bug, as no damage should be passed onto Guarded players, a change made in Game Update 2.0.
- It seems that according to Alex Modny, the Ranked PvP matchmaking system may still need some work.
- Another update was made to Game Update 2.8 on the PTS, making the Festival of Splendor event playable on Nar Shaddaa. If you’re a non-Corellian who doesn’t mind knowing the odds, you can see what they are on the PTS thanks to @swtor_miner.
- BioWare’s statement about the non-exclusivity of the Rancor mount can be found here.
- Richard of McSlueth Gaming attended the Community Cantina in Vancouver, Canada. He wrote up his impressions and a summary of the Q&A here.
- The next Community Cantina will be in Los Angeles on Thursday 12 June, and then in San Diego on Friday 25 July to coincide with Comic-Con.
Our guildmate Morriah, an experienced player who is very willing to teach others, is hoping to form a leveling group to do Flashpoints and heroic missions that would run on a couple of weekdays (US afternoon); see this thread in our forums if you’re interested.
5. Force Feedback
We discuss tweets, emails and comments from @JayConnell, Chaz Lobo (@Strongshocker), Simon (@RPGbeatsRL), Nathaniel Starr, Spikey Joe, Matthew, Craig, Grim (@Grimrok), Justin (@JustND1998), Bad Feeling Podcast (@badfeelingpdcst), Larry Everett (@Shaddoe), @fnord3125, Les (@foehammer75), @Bara_Dur, @darksplat, @TheMalgadar, Spero and Devon.
Bara-dur, winner of last week’s Tip of the Week, provided a most suitable setting to show off his new M8-R3 droid friend!
Les provided the screenshot below (from his guildmate Utopia) of the gap in the Belsavis landscape that will let you get to an unpopulated version of Section X. He also found this video that shows a player riding around inside the area.
Jay Connell suggests that if you’re interested in making the dream of an official Lego version of the Smuggler’s XS Freighter come true, please support the proposal here.
6. Sarlacc Digest
Prompted by a question in last week’s show from @mark_swtor, we thought a class on warzone mechanics was in order. Laurie M, who suggested we call the segment “WZ101”, found us a PvP expert, Ayita of The Shadowlands, to give us the basics on all the warzones in an interview she did with Redna.
If you’d like to get involved in the community that Laurie M and Ayita run on Facebook, you can request to join their closed group here.
Information about our guilds on The Harbinger, Ootini Knights (Republic) and Ootini Rage (Empire), can be found here.
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