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WNG #6: SWTOR Patch 1.3 going live including Ranked Warzones

posted 23 Jun 2012, 04:54 by Wipus Frequentus   [ updated 23 Jun 2012, 04:55 ]
Let's get the big news out of the way since the title probably gave it away. 

Bioware announced they will be releasing patch 1.3 including the much anticipated "Ranked Warzones" this Tuesday (June 26th). It has taken a while but in only a couple of days we can finally enjoy all the new stuff contained in 1.3. To make sure we are adequately excited for this release they also released another developer blog, this time about legacy perks. Legacy perks are character bound, as opposed to the the previous legacy unlocks that were legacy wide. There are a couple of different types of perks you can get:

  • Advancement perks: You can gain perks that increase your XP gain for your favourite in game activity.
  • Travel perks: These includes ways to speed up your travels across the galaxy, for example reducing the level required for a piloting skill, but also new quick travel options.
  • Companion Perks: With this group of perks you can influence the affection gain rate with your companions but also increase their critical success chance while crafting.
  • Convenience Perks: You can't go without these, summon able repair droids, summon able mail boxes  and of course a summon able skill reset trainer!

When you add this to all the previously explained features of 1.3 it makes for an substantial improvement to content and game mechanics. Coupled with the Server transfers we can only hope this entices people back to the game.

Update: You will get a full set of l50 PVP recruit gear from the mission terminal for free.


Blizzard has officially declared that they agree with the drop rates of high ilevel gear in acts 3 and 4 on inferno. For now stick with farming acts 1 and 2. There were also quite a few questions answered by blue posters on the forums. One of the interesting answers is that they are planning on tuning a lot of skills in patch 1.0.4, a future developer blog will explain and preview them.


A post BWE2 interview was held by RPGamer with two of the ArenaNet developers. In this interview they talk about the things they picked up from the second beta weekend. There aren't too many questions but one that stood out is the fact that they will be working on balancing melee vs. ranged combat across the entire game.


Enjoy the rest of your weekend and happy gaming.



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