In the news this week, we discuss Patch 3.3a, the latest on the campaign against win trading, the cancellation of the PAX Prime cantina, and more.
You can find Chill’s video about unlocking the Yavin 4 Stronghold and the Togruta character creation here.
2. Tip of the week
Congratulations to this week’s winner, Darth Aven! Thanks to Blachloch, Zhah, Sukai, Mariarchi and Freedious for entering.
You can see Freedious trolling his operation group in this vine.
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- To be eligible for early access to Knights of the Fallen Empire (which commences on 20 October, 7 days ahead of its launch on 27 October), you must be subscribed from midnight 31 July (Pacific) through to at least 19 October.
- If you have upgraded to Windows 10 and are now having issues with SWTOR, please visit this thread and help the developers sort out what’s wrong. If you are affected, some suggestions on how to proceed can be found in this Reddit post. If you choose to reinstall, we would suggest copying into a new folder, as described in our guide.
- Patch 3.3a was deployed on Tuesday. Included was returning the regular warzone queue to normal, as the PTS change which limited the queue to Civil War, Voidstar and Novare Coast had made it to live.
- Alex Modny made it clear that BioWare wants Ranked PvP to be about direct competition, and not about gearing up. Given that goal, it makes sense that the Ranked PvP weekly mission rewards a small number of Season 6 tokens (the equivalent of a Ranked PvP loss).
- Win traders in Ranked PvP continue to be identified, with rating resets either on the offending character, or all characters on the player’s account. The resets can happen mid-season, though they are always done before the rewards are sent out at the end of the season.
- If you have ideas for new animal mounts to be added to the game, please contribute to this thread its details with (if possible) a picture. On the first day the thread was already up to 31 pages!
- The Community Cantina planned for PAX Prime in Seattle in late August has been cancelled. In lieu of that, BioWare is holding a livestream on Wednesday 26 August, later in the day Pacific time.
- The next Community Cantina will be held in conjunction with Gamescom in Cologne, Germany on Thursday 6 August and Friday 7 August. Registrations are open now!
- Courtney Woods’ latest short story, Brothers, has been published.
The answer to last week’s question about whether a Jedi or Sith can levitate themselves using the Force is yes, according to the (now Legends) Expanded Universe. It’s referred to as Force Flight.
If you have a character on The Red Eclipse server, you can participate in Snave’s PvP tournament this Saturday 1 August at 7pm BST (Saturday 11am PDT, Sunday 4am AEST).
5. Force Feedback
Kevin D started Knights of the Fallen Empire early!
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