HoloNet Links #107
Happy August! Wow, it is so difficult to believe it is August already. However, now that it is here Update 2.3: Titans of Industry will be here in a matter of days and soon to follow the new recurring event, Bounty Contract Week! So, even though another month has passed by, there is a lot of SWTOR goodness coming very soon!
Class Reps announced, Fan Fiction & more after the Jump…
- SWTOR Class Reps
As many of you know, over the past few weeks BioWare announced that they were going to have Class Reps for each of the Advance Classes. This week, the results of the polls were revealed. Below you can see the list of winners, including Corellian Run Radio’s own Drew aka Geldarion as the Gunslinger representative. Congrats to all the winners and for everyone voting in the polls.
Scoundrel – Marshmallow
Operative – Morde_
Gunslinger – GalnarDegana (Geldarion)
Sniper – Paowee
Guardian – Andrew_Past
Juggernaut – lMarlfoxl
Sentinel – KeyboardNinja
Marauder – Gudarzz
Vanguard – mfourcustom
Powertech – FeralPug
Commando – Cashogy_Reborn
Mercenary – odawgg
Shadow – Kitru
Assassin – Xinika
Sage – Nibbon
Sorcerer – Psirebral
- New Community Cantina Events
Two new locations, dates and information on how to RSVP have been added to the SWTOR official website. The first new one with added information is in Cologne, Germany. It will be Friday, August 23rd, 2013. Complete details can be found on the official SWTOR news article.
The second new Community Cantina event will be held on the West Coast in Seattle, Washington. The date for this the Seattle event will be Saturday, August 31st, 2013 and again complete details for the location and RSVP info can be read on the official SWTOR news article.
Also a reminder, I will be attending the Community Cantina in Chicago, Illinois on August the 9th. If you have any questions you would like me to ask the Community team or Developers in attendance, please feel free to leave your questions in the comment section below or email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dev notes
This is a great question! You may have noticed that aside from the Gree themed items returning to the store, that the items which are on sale sometimes changes as well. I recommend folks check the store every day to see what things are on sale. If we add any brand new items into the Market we will be sure to alert you, but the sales will be changing “on-the-fly.”
I get some of the reasoning behind BioWare switching up the sales on the Cartel Market. They want players to login daily and open up the Cartel Market to check on any new sales. This marketing idea is hoping that players will open up the Cartel Market more times and potentially lead to a Cartel purchase. The strategy is pretty sound. It is similar to clearance sales in stores. They don’t always advertise these sales, but if a customer is in a store they tend to gravitate to the red stickers of the clearance sale rack. However, I think they would be better served by changing their sale items, like they are doing, but also mention a few of the new sale items through social media avenues. Social media reaches several consumers and also is very cheap form of advertising. McDonald’s has French fries and almost everyone in the world knows it, but they still ask, “Do you want fries with that?”
Thanks for your feedback about the recent changes to the Seeker Droid! The changes that were made were done to remove the ability to endlessly acquire items, as this was not intended. Also, we wanted to be sure and allow for players to obtain the speeder parts and treasures when digging, but we are taking what you’re saying into account.
Quote: Originally Posted by Grayseven
Yeah, at no point should the “something interesting” be a gray level 10 item. It’s a time consuming process that should never return garbage for a successful search. I can understand not filling up peoples inventory with greens and blues, but for crying out loud there needs to be something for the time spent.
The system is designed to only display “Your Seeker Droid Found Something Interesting” (versus just having them find “Something”) when you find special treasure or an armor piece. There been a few comments here that indicate that when getting something interesting, that you’re obtaining other items. We’re looking for more details with regards to exactly what was obtained when the “Interesting” message pops up for you. We’ve done some investigation on our side, and this currently appears to be working correctly.
Quote: Originally Posted by Phrase
I kind of see both sides of this. Getting rid of the mods and gear should help crafters and keep inventories somewhat manageable during a dig (as well as help fight credit inflation), but there is no way a lvl 10 gray should deplete a dig site–purples only.
We agree! If you’ve had a gray item deplete a site, this is not intended and is a bug. Please be sure you file and in-game /bug to report this if it happens, and we welcome follow up posts with details for us to investigate.
We’ve been keeping an eye on this thread and will continue to do so. If we discover any bugs with the system, we’ll post them on the Known Issues and update you here.
I like the Seeker Droid quests. It is a welcomed change of pace to normal dailies. That said, changing the gray “junk” items, to level ten, value seems a bit drastic. I would prefer they up the percentage of finding really rare items even more and get rid of gray junk items. From the posts, it looks like BioWare is listening and looking to possibly making some more changes to the system in the future. What would you like them to do with the droid seeker mechanics? Let us know in the comment section below.
Hello Sages and Sorcerers!
We’ve confirmed that this is caused when using Telekinetic Wave/Chain Lightning right before the proc for Tidal Force/Lightning Storm actually triggers. Additionally, the fix for this is through testing and ready to go for Game Update 2.3! Thanks for your ongoing patience while we investigated and resolved this frustrating issue.
Thanks for all of you out there that reported this bug and also those helping in testing. It is always great to see when a bug has been found and fixed. Let’s see what happens when Update 2.3 goes live. Keep the bug reporting coming!
Star Wars Community News & Events
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- SWTOR Fan Fiction
It has been awhile since I have made mention of any fan fiction, so I made a point to read through several on the Fan Fiction section on the SWTOR forums. I must say there are some really good writers in our community. I could probably spend several weeks just writing on all the great stories. One forum writer, Caernos, has written a few really good ones, but the one that caught my eye was the one he submitted on July 27th, called Dead men Tell No Tales. I’m sure some of you can already guess where this might be going, and you would be right. The story is almost a mash-up of SWTOR and Pirates of the Caribbean. It is one of his shorter stories, but the thought process and details really are what make this story stand out to me. Here is a small excerpt:
“With a wicked smile that bared her fangs, she rested her hands on a pair of long blasters shoved through her belt. “You miserable lubbers call yourselves spacers? I’ve seen gree with more muscle than you lot!”
A besalisk at the top of the line straightened up as he passed a crate to the next crewmen. His clothes were baggy and loose, stained with the grease of who knew what. His muscular arms were black with tattoos from shoulder to fingertips. “Beggin your pardon Breenah, but the boys always work harder when they got a good song to listen to.” He grunted as his four arms passed the next crate to a trandoshan.
The cathar smiled and took a couple of steps towards the besalisk. “Then sing us a song, Cooky, use that lovely girl’s voice we all know and love.”
Let us know what you think of the story in the comment section below or maybe you have a link to another good fan fiction story you would like me to highlight. You can email the link to me firstname.lastname@example.org
- SWTOR music video
YouTube user RobOfAllGames has this week’s SWTOR Music video. He takes a very familiar song and uses a new dance emote in various locations throughout the SWTOR Universe to film this video. The Gangnam Style song has been used a lot, but I will say that this particular video is very well edited. This video contains the new dance emote along with a mixture of other emotes and camera angles to make it a first class version of this music video utilizing in-game footage.
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