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Patch 1.6 is on PTS - new Warzone, heroic Space missions and more

Sevenstar61Sevenstar61 Centreville, VAPosts: 1,690Member Uncommon

Patch 1.6 is on Public Test Server:

Highlights

  • Ancient Hypergate, a new Warzone, is available for play! Travel to an ancient ruin built around a Gree Hypergate and battle to control the precious lost technology for your faction.
  • New incredibly challenging Weekly [HEROIC] Space Combat missions are available!
  • All new Grade 7 Artifact Quality Starship Upgrades are now available!

Group Finder
  • Added a new Level 50 "Introduction to Group Finder" mission to the Daily Mission Terminal on the Republic and Imperial Fleets. This will be granted when players complete the Advanced Gear mission for their Class.
  • Group Finder categories have been updated with tooltips that provide a recommended gear rating and an outline of the rewards available from the content.
  • Increased Black Hole Commendations awarded by Story Mode Operations in Group Finder from 5 to 10.

Missions and NPCs
  • Added a new Level 50 "Advanced Gear" mission for each Class to the Daily Mission Terminal on the Imperial and Republic Fleets.

Items and Economy
  • Elite War Hero vendors have been added to the Imperial and Republic fleets, replacing Battlemaster PvP vendors.
  • Battlemaster PvP gear is no longer attainable in game.
  • Tionese gear available from the Tionese vendor no longer costs Tionese Crystals, and their commendation costs have been reduced for most items.
  • Ancient Artifact Storage Boxes can now be purchased for 25 Tionese Crystals from all Tionese vendors.

UI
  • The tooltips for several currencies will now explain how they can be acquired and what they can be used to purchase. These currencies include: Tionese Commendations, Columi Commendations, Black Hole Commendations, Daily Commendations, and Tionese Crystals.
  • The Flashpoint Commendations category on the Currency Window has been renamed to Endgame Commendations. Daily Commendations will now appear under the Endgame Commendations category.

 

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Sith Warrior - Story of Hate and Love http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxKrlwXt7Ao
Imperial Agent - Rise of Cipher Nine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBBj3eJWBvU&feature=youtu.be
Imperial Agent - Hunt for the Eagle Part 1http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQqjYYU128E

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Comments

  • DeeweDeewe Long Beach, CAPosts: 1,965Member
    hey thanks
  • Sevenstar61Sevenstar61 Centreville, VAPosts: 1,690Member Uncommon

    Advanced Gear Mission

    This new mission is the PvE equivalent of the the Recruit Gear mission for PvP.

    Currently the Mission rewards 99 Tionese commendations.

    image
    Sith Warrior - Story of Hate and Love http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxKrlwXt7Ao
    Imperial Agent - Rise of Cipher Nine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBBj3eJWBvU&feature=youtu.be
    Imperial Agent - Hunt for the Eagle Part 1http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQqjYYU128E

  • superniceguysuperniceguy AnchorheadPosts: 2,278Member Uncommon

    Heroic Space Missions? By yourself?

     

  • william0532william0532 portland, ORPosts: 251Member
    Originally posted by superniceguy

    Heroic Space Missions? By yourself?

     

    LOL

  • Sevenstar61Sevenstar61 Centreville, VAPosts: 1,690Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by william0532
    Originally posted by superniceguy

    Heroic Space Missions? By yourself?

     

    LOL

    Scared? image

    image
    Sith Warrior - Story of Hate and Love http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxKrlwXt7Ao
    Imperial Agent - Rise of Cipher Nine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBBj3eJWBvU&feature=youtu.be
    Imperial Agent - Hunt for the Eagle Part 1http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQqjYYU128E

  • KarteliKarteli Providence, PAPosts: 2,646Member

    I wonder whats going to happen when all the stuff known about gets released...

     

    Will EA be able to keep their claim of content every 6 weeks?  Or will it come and go as needed, like the enhanced website community/GM interaction .. or the Q&A sessions ...

     

    I guess still no word on the double secret space flight sim..  Or was [HEROIC] Space Combat what they were referring to all along.  Thanks for the update though!

     

    /twiddle

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  • Elevenb4Elevenb4 CajamarcaPosts: 282Member Uncommon
    I'm really excited about this patch. I'm not a fan of Space on Rails, but I didn't dislike it either. It was fun for a minigame. I'm excited to see what else they bring to it.

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  • FrodoFraginsFrodoFragins Manchester, NHPosts: 2,926Member Uncommon

    Did they find my missing quickslot bars?

     

    Anyway, I'm probably not returning until they add massive multiplayer space combat.  I'm guessing that will be 2015.

  • tiefighter25tiefighter25 Winchester, MAPosts: 937Member
    Originally posted by Karteli

    I wonder whats going to happen when all the stuff known about gets released...

     

    Will EA be able to keep their claim of content every 6 weeks?  Or will it come and go as needed, like the enhanced website community/GM interaction .. or the Q&A sessions ...

     

    I guess still no word on the double secret space flight sim..  Or was [HEROIC] Space Combat what they were referring to all along.  Thanks for the update though!

     

    /twiddle

    They still have quite a bit of backlogged content to release.

    http://www.pcgamer.com/2012/02/03/star-wars-the-old-republic-leaked-patch-notes-hint-at-future-features/

    and Makeb.

  • Sevenstar61Sevenstar61 Centreville, VAPosts: 1,690Member Uncommon
    The incoming space mission are not a space project.

    image
    Sith Warrior - Story of Hate and Love http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxKrlwXt7Ao
    Imperial Agent - Rise of Cipher Nine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBBj3eJWBvU&feature=youtu.be
    Imperial Agent - Hunt for the Eagle Part 1http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQqjYYU128E

  • ISOLAXISOLAX pippolandia, DCPosts: 9Member
    is so boring to see new sets with new colours but the same old set's skin....remarkable lazyness from devs.
  • mikahrmikahr ZagrebPosts: 1,066Member
    Originally posted by tiefighter25

    They still have quite a bit of backlogged content to release.

    http://www.pcgamer.com/2012/02/03/star-wars-the-old-republic-leaked-patch-notes-hint-at-future-features/

    and Makeb.

    Yah, they way they strecth it it could last literary YEARS rofl. And then they conclude updates are slow....lol

    Yah dudes, speed it up, 1,6 is MINISCULE just as 1,5...

    And when is NEW STORY CONTENT (you know, one that was supposed to be main thing in SWTOR) coming?

    Originally posted by Sevenstar61
    The incoming space mission are not a space project.

    Theres no space project.

  • PhryPhry HampshirePosts: 6,288Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by FrodoFragins

    Did they find my missing quickslot bars?

     

    Anyway, I'm probably not returning until they add massive multiplayer space combat.  I'm guessing that will be 2015.

    might be a while yet then, as im not sure that the hero engine is even capable of supporting multiplayer 3d space, or just 3d space simulation in general, let alone having a multiplayer component, to say nothing of 'massively'  multiplayer one. image

  • zomard100zomard100 karlovacPosts: 228Member
    Awesome! I love more and more this game
  • mikahrmikahr ZagrebPosts: 1,066Member
    Originally posted by zomard100
    Awesome! I love more and more this game

    For what, releasing less and less content?

    I guess when they stop content updates altogether youll be infinitly in love with it?

  • SwaneaSwanea Vegas, NVPosts: 2,368Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by mikahr
    Originally posted by tiefighter25

    They still have quite a bit of backlogged content to release.

    http://www.pcgamer.com/2012/02/03/star-wars-the-old-republic-leaked-patch-notes-hint-at-future-features/

    and Makeb.

    Yah, they way they strecth it it could last literary YEARS rofl. And then they conclude updates are slow....lol

    Yah dudes, speed it up, 1,6 is MINISCULE just as 1,5...

    And when is NEW STORY CONTENT (you know, one that wa supposed to be main thing in SWTOR) coming?

    Originally posted by Sevenstar61
    The incoming space mission are not a space project.

    Theres no space project.

    All I can say is, if this IS the "space project", I would have preferred NO space project...

  • Sevenstar61Sevenstar61 Centreville, VAPosts: 1,690Member Uncommon

    Seems like new space missions are very exciting and challenging...  at least made some folks happy on PTS LOL

    http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=559915

    image
    Sith Warrior - Story of Hate and Love http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxKrlwXt7Ao
    Imperial Agent - Rise of Cipher Nine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBBj3eJWBvU&feature=youtu.be
    Imperial Agent - Hunt for the Eagle Part 1http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQqjYYU128E

  • keithiankeithian Los Angeles, CAPosts: 3,042Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by mikahr
    Originally posted by zomard100
    Awesome! I love more and more this game

    For what, releasing less and less content?

    I guess when they stop content updates altogether youll be infinitly in love with it?

    These kind of posts are so immature. If the guy likes it, he likes it. Who are you to say otherwise?

    There Is Always Hope!

  • superniceguysuperniceguy AnchorheadPosts: 2,278Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Sevenstar61

    Seems like new space missions are very exciting and challenging...  at least made some folks happy on PTS LOL

    http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=559915

    I agree. If the space game was released on Nintendo (3)DS I would probably buy it, as that is where the type of game is most suited, but in a MMO - It is a joke.

  • hikaru77hikaru77 buenos airesPosts: 1,035Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Karteli

    I wonder whats going to happen when all the stuff known about gets released...

     

    Will EA be able to keep their claim of content every 6 weeks?  Or will it come and go as needed, like the enhanced website community/GM interaction .. or the Q&A sessions ...

     

    I guess still no word on the double secret space flight sim..  Or was [HEROIC] Space Combat what they were referring to all along.  Thanks for the update though!

     

    /twiddle

    It was 6 weeks from 1.4 to 1.5 and probably another 6 weeks or less for the 1.6, after that probably Makeb. It wont be easy to bring new content every 6 weeks, hope they can keep doing it.

    The HEROIC space combat mission is not the ¨secret space combat proyect¨, by the end of the year we will know more about that i guess.  

  • mikahrmikahr ZagrebPosts: 1,066Member
    Originally posted by keithian
    Originally posted by mikahr
    Originally posted by zomard100
    Awesome! I love more and more this game

    For what, releasing less and less content?

    I guess when they stop content updates altogether youll be infinitly in love with it?

    These kind of posts are so immature. If the guy likes it, he likes it. Who are you to say otherwise?

    Ehm, who are you again?

    And where have i said otherwise? In fact ive written a condition where he will totally be in love with the game, considering his statements.

    L2Read bro

    Originally posted by hikaru77

    It was 6 weeks from 1.4 to 1.5  

    26.9. - 15.11.

    L2Count bro rofl

    Obvious fanboism is obvious.

    They failed at first step. And so you know what fanbois on forums were saying?

    "They didnt say there will be an update every 6 weeks, but that they AIM to have an update every 6 weeks" lol

    And even if they stick to 6 weeks it equates 1 proper update every 6 MONTHS. Thats slow. VERY slow.

  • DeniZgDeniZg ZagrebPosts: 669Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by mikahr
    Originally posted by keithian
    Originally posted by mikahr
    Originally posted by zomard100
    Awesome! I love more and more this game

    For what, releasing less and less content?

    I guess when they stop content updates altogether youll be infinitly in love with it?

    These kind of posts are so immature. If the guy likes it, he likes it. Who are you to say otherwise?

    Ehm, who are you again?

    And where have i said otherwise? In fact ive written a condition where he will totally in love with the game, considering his statements.

    L2Read bro

    It's so obvious there are marketing people from EA/Bioware on these forum, getting paid for subtly hyping the game, that I really don't understand how can you get upset over their threads and posts. Let them earn their salary and just ignore them if it bothers you so much.

    Granted, this is common for other games and forums as well, but some are more subtle than others.

  • mikahrmikahr ZagrebPosts: 1,066Member
    Originally posted by DeniZg

    It's so obvious there are marketing people from EA/Bioware on these forum, getting paid for subtly hyping the game, that I really don't understand how can you get upset over their threads and posts. Let them earn their salary and just ignore them if it bothers you so much.

    Granted, this is common for other games and forums as well, but some are more subtle than others.

    Meh, i dont get upset, i just enjoy pointing their obviousness :)

    And 1,5 was so...small...i mean 1 small area with 6 dailies (yawn) and questline that mostly consisted of reusng old content and very complex "spawn thingy randomly placed on teh planet and let player wonder aimlessly maybe for hours to find itx5 (old)planets(zones)" yawn

    1,6 is warzone (ok) and some rehashed space missions with doubled hp/damage opponents so you must upgrade your gear (big big yawn)

  • tiefighter25tiefighter25 Winchester, MAPosts: 937Member

    The new Ancient Hypergate Warzone is actually just a dumbed down version of Warhammer On-Line's "Khaine's Embrace" scenario. Instead of 12 vs. 12, it's 8 vs. 8.

    It has been even further dumbed down that instead of needing to capture both pylons (as it was playable at E3) for the explosion to trigger, now it's just on a two and a half minute timer.

    But whatever. Go Gabe go.

    Tangental, EA has decided to spin Mythic off from Bioware again. Mythic is its own (albeit fallen from grace) own division again.

  • skydiver12skydiver12 burgundPosts: 432Member


    While the "new" Heroic space missions are just cheap rehashes which everyone access to the editor could create in 1 hour, they do serve a purpose and that is adding a layer of "endgame" (grind) outside the Flashpoints and raids and pvp.

    So, adding daily additional farm missions for gear progression isn't all that bad. The geargrind system isn't great itself but adding options is a positive thing.

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