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  • Sevenstar61Sevenstar61 Centreville, VAPosts: 1,690Member Uncommon

    Looks pretty interesting.

     

    06.28.2013

    Game Update 2.3 is Now Live on PTS!

    Game Update 2.3 is now live on our Public Test Server! For those of you that already have high level, copied characters on our Public Test Server, we encourage you to explore the CZ-198 moon and two new Czerka Flashpoints. Get on, check everything out, and give us your feedback by posting on the Public Test Server forum. Unfortunately, we won’t be able to offer the ability to copy characters for this test nor will there be any rewards offered for testing. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.

    Game Update 2.3 contains a host of new features including:

    CZ-198 Mission Area

    • CZ-198, a new Level 55 daily mission area, is now available! CZ-198 is a small, private moon where Czerka Corporation’s most secret and dangerous data, research and technology is stored. The facility has recently entered an emergency security lockdown, and both the Empire and the Republic have descended on the moon in order to seize control. Complete missions to earn Galactic Reputation with the Ordnance Acquisition Corps (Empire) / Adjudicators (Republic) and purchase special rewards including powerful droid new companion armor!

    Flashpoint: Czerka Corporate Labs

    • Infiltrate Czerka’s corporate headquarters on CZ-198 and take down Rasmus Blys, the Czerka scientist responsible for developing the company’s most dangerous weaponry.
    • All-new role-neutral Story Mode at Level 55. Group Finder will match the first four players of any role for fast queue times!
    • Hard Mode available at Level 55.

    Flashpoint: Czerka Core Meltdown

    • Race against time to stop the imminent meltdown of the CZ-198 research facility and battle against the terrifying security system known as “The Vigilant!”
    • All-new role-neutral Story Mode at Level 55. Group Finder will match the first four players of any role for fast queue times!
    • Hard Mode available at Level 55.

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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

  • Sevenstar61Sevenstar61 Centreville, VAPosts: 1,690Member Uncommon

    Interesting screenshots from new areas:

    http://www.swtor.com/blog/facilities-take-virtual-tour

     

    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

  • there will also be a new reputation to go with the new mission area.  this patch is also suppose to bring the graphics upgrade (which is on the pts) and the new event (which is not on the pts)

     

    http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?p=6485178#edit6485178

    Star Wars™: The Old Republic™
    Game Update 2.3 PTS Patch Notes

    Last Updated: 6/28/2013


    The patch notes published for the Public Test Server are intended to guide testing. They are not final and are subject to change.


    The Public Test Server Patch Notes will be provided in English. The final release notes will be provided in English, French, and German when the content is moved to live servers.



    Highlights
    • CZ-198, a new Level 55 Daily mission area, is now available! CZ-198 is a small, private moon where Czerka Corporation’s most secret and dangerous data, research and technology is stored. The facility has recently entered an emergency security lockdown, and both the Empire and the Republic have descended on the moon in order to seize control. Details under Missions
    • New Level 55 Flashpoint: Czerka Corporate Labs! Infiltrate Czerka’s corporate headquarters on CZ-198 and take down Rasmus Blys, the Czerka scientist responsible for developing the company’s most dangerous weaponry. Details under Flashpoints
    • New Level 55 Flashpoint: Czerka Core Meltdown! Race against time to stop the imminent meltdown of the CZ-198 research facility and battle against the terrifying security system known as “The Vigilant!” Details under Flashpoints
    • New Galactic Reputation Organizations! Added two new Organizations for each Faction that will allow players to earn the ability to purchase special rewards.
    • Update: Alderaan Warzone! This Warzone will be the only one available on PTS to ensure that the new change receives additional testing. Details under PvP.
    • Palette Graphics Upgrade! All environments have been given a visual upgrade with more vibrant colors.
    Cartel Market
    • The Cartel Market room on the Fleet and all associated vendors have moved to the new second-floor Cartel Bazaar area, which can be accessed from the central elevator on the main level.
    General
    • Palette Graphics Upgrade! All environments have been given a visual upgrade with more vibrant colors.
    Flashpoints
    • New Level 55 Flashpoint: Czerka Corporate Labs! Infiltrate Czerka’s corporate headquarters on CZ-198 and take down Rasmus Blys, the Czerka scientist responsible for developing the company’s most dangerous weaponry.
      • Includes all-new role-neutral Story Mode at Level 55, where Group Finder will match the first four players of any role for fast queue times!
      • Level 55 Hard Mode is also available.
    • New Level 55 Flashpoint: Czerka Core Meltdown! Race against time to stop the imminent meltdown of the CZ-198 research facility and battle against the terrifying security system known as “The Vigilant!”
      • Includes all-new role-neutral Story Mode at Level 55, where Group Finder will match the first four players of any role for fast queue times!
      • Level 55 Hard Mode is also available.
    Items and Economy

    General
    • Arkanian, Underworld and Kell Dragon Proc Relics will no longer prevent other Arkanian, Underworld and Kell Dragon Procs of a different type from activating. For example, characters can now have both a Power proc relic and a damage proc relic equipped and expect them both to activate correctly.
    Vendors
    • New Reputation vendors are available in the CZ-198 Daily mission area:
      • Primary Black Secondary Blue Dye module schematic is available for players with Champion Rank with the Ordnance Acquisition Corps (Empire) / Adjudicators (Republic).
      • New Droid armor is purchasable for Companion Characters via these vendors.
    • Added a new Bounty Broker's Association Reputation Vendor to the Cartel Bazaar on the Republic and Imperial Fleets.
    Legacy
    • New Galactic Reputation Organizations!
      • Complete CZ-198 missions to earn Galactic Reputation with the Ordnance Acquisition Corps (Empire) / Adjudicators (Republic) and purchase special rewards including powerful all new companion armor for Droids!
      • Complete Bounty Contracts Earn Galactic Reputation with the Bounty Broker's Association by completing bounty contracts during Bounty Contract Week! The Bounty Contract Week Event is not available on PTS.
    Missions and NPCs

    General
    • CZ-198, a new Level 55 Daily mission area, is now available! CZ-198 is a small, private moon where Czerka Corporation’s most secret and dangerous data, research and technology is stored. The facility has recently entered an emergency security lockdown, and both the Empire and the Republic have descended on the moon in order to seize control.
      • Complete missions to earn Galactic Reputation with the Ordnance Acquisition Corps (Empire) / Adjudicators (Republic) and purchase special rewards including powerful all new companion armor for Droids!
    • CZ-198 is now available as a destination on the Priority Transport Terminal.
    • [WEEKLY] Galactic Conflicts can now be advanced by completing [HARD] Czerka Corporate Labs and [HARD] Czerka Core Meltdown in addition to existing level 55 Hard Mode Flashpoints.
    PvP

    Warzones

    Alderaan
    • Capturing the side turrets (Objective Control Points) no longer spawns speeders that take your team to that turret.
    • Alderaan is only available Warzone for PTS to ensure that the new change receives additional testing.
  • catlanacatlana Houston, TXPosts: 1,677Member
    I just saw posts about a new Ewok companion, Treek.  Costs for her mercenary contract was 1 million credits and required legacy level 40. The million credits is no big deal but the legacy level required is higher than mine atm. 
  • Originally posted by catlana
    I just saw posts about a new Ewok companion, Treek.  Costs for her mercenary contract was 1 million credits and required legacy level 40. The million credits is no big deal but the legacy level required is higher than mine atm. 

    nice catch, hadn't heard about this till you mentioned it. i wonder how they were able to keep themselves from letting it be known that a new companion would be coming.  and im no where near legacy 40 :(

     

    http://dulfy.net/2013/06/28/swtor-new-ewok-companion-treek/

  • IkedaIkeda Largo, FLPosts: 2,204Member Uncommon

    I'm confused how they are going to explain away the Ewok's story...

    This is like 2000 4000 years before BBY, so how would a race have NOT evolved in that time?  I suppose you could argue de-evolution, but AFAIK Ewoks weren't discovered until Endor....

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  • FreezzoFreezzo EnschedePosts: 235Member
    Originally posted by Ikeda

    I'm confused how they are going to explain away the Ewok's story...

    This is like 2000 years before ABY, so how would a race have NOT evolved in that time?  I suppose you could argue de-evolution, but AFAIK Ewoks weren't discovered until Endor.... otherwise 3PO would have know at least a primitive form of their dialects.

    There are more things in SWTOR that don't truly correlate with canon. This is just one of the things 'the people' want I guess.

    "We need men who can dream of things that never were." - John F. Kennedy
    And for MMORPGs ever so true...

  • catlanacatlana Houston, TXPosts: 1,677Member
    Originally posted by Freezzo
    Originally posted by Ikeda

    I'm confused how they are going to explain away the Ewok's story...

    This is like 2000 years before ABY, so how would a race have NOT evolved in that time?  I suppose you could argue de-evolution, but AFAIK Ewoks weren't discovered until Endor.... otherwise 3PO would have know at least a primitive form of their dialects.

    There are more things in SWTOR that don't truly correlate with canon. This is just one of the things 'the people' want I guess.

    There are a lot of stories in the EU of people crashing on Endor ( http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Endor ) for thousands of years. That is one of the main issues with Star Wars in general is the lack of scientific advancement.  

  • Jaxon26Jaxon26 Brentwood, TNPosts: 23Member
    Originally posted by Ikeda

    I'm confused how they are going to explain away the Ewok's story...

    This is like 2000 4000 years before BBY, so how would a race have NOT evolved in that time?  I suppose you could argue de-evolution, but AFAIK Ewoks weren't discovered until Endor....

     

    Evolution only happens if it needs to - for example, the T-Rex evolved very little over the span of it's existance because it was an apex level predator. Maybe Ewoks are the apex level predators of Endor's moon. Plus, in evolutionary terms, 4000 years is not that long. Modern humans have been around for ~200 thousand years - what did we do of note in the first 20 thousand years?

  • RoinRoin Baltimore, MDPosts: 2,927Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by gaou
    Originally posted by catlana
    I just saw posts about a new Ewok companion, Treek.  Costs for her mercenary contract was 1 million credits and required legacy level 40. The million credits is no big deal but the legacy level required is higher than mine atm. 

    nice catch, hadn't heard about this till you mentioned it. i wonder how they were able to keep themselves from letting it be known that a new companion would be coming.  and im no where near legacy 40 :(

     

    http://dulfy.net/2013/06/28/swtor-new-ewok-companion-treek/

    Always supported TOR. Have been playing it since the 2nd hour it came up during first day of early access. Have had a subscription since then not once letting it slip on either of my accounts. The addition of an ewok companion plus this routine of yet another daily area and rep grind. Has honestly really put me off from the game. I cancelled the sub on my second account and currently am strongly even considering cancelling the primary as well. Just really disappointed after going through the stuff coming with 2.3. Ewok companion seriously? About the only change or addition in the notes that I liked was the Ald WZ change.

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    In Peace - Vigilance.
    In Death - Sacrifice.

  • Originally posted by catlana
    I just saw posts about a new Ewok companion, Treek.  Costs for her mercenary contract was 1 million credits and required legacy level 40. The million credits is no big deal but the legacy level required is higher than mine atm. 

    apparently there will be the option to get it in the cartel market

    petition for the ewok to be buyable via CC | 07.01.2013, 09:25 AM
    Hey folks,

    Just wanted to let you know that no petition is necessary, you will be able to acquire Treek via Cartel Market if you so choose. Having her be a part of the Legacy system allowed an avenue for players to get her without spending any of their Cartel Coins if they wanted!

    -eric
     
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