Sorry this is super late, some real life stuff has happened which I’ll briefly mention later on in the post. I’ve also slightly extended the amount of time I’m covering in this weekly. At least you’ll all know I’m still alive. So what’s happened recently in SWTOR (March 9-17)?
(There will be no Vlog this week as I didn’t have time to do one, for good reasons^^).
Upping Their Game?
Musco came out with a few Dev Posts talking about how they’re dealing with win-traders and griefers/trolls in Ranked Arena’s…
Ahaha ha ha. Yeah nah.
So apparently they’re using ‘data’ as their main means of tracking people’s behaviour in ranked arena’s and player reports as a secondary option. All they’ve done at this stage is give out warnings and that seems to be all they’re going to do.
After the Ravagers Exploitgate Saga and seeing how little people were punished for that, there isn’t much to deter people for being jerks in Ranked PvP. I don’t have the confidence that they’ll deter people from participating in this behaviour that ruins the ‘spirit’ of Ranked.
Of course, they should give warnings first but if that doesn’t work (it won’t) they need to wipe this persons rating at the end of the season and make sure they do not get any rewards. Temporary suspensions will not deter people.
They have now released the details of the SWTOR Cantina at Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim! So it’ll probably get cancelled due to the chance of a freak tornado, right? Anyway, hopefully (if it goes ahead) it will be interesting and informative for those of you attending Star Wars Celebration.
Speaking of giving us information, Musco announced that they’re finally doing the live stream to make up for the Cantina in Boston being cancelled. It’s happening this Friday 3pm CDT (Saturday 7am AEDT). So it will be interesting to see how it goes and you can expect me to blog about it.
This week for community highlights and news I decided to highlight an awesome podcast! I’ve been listening to Ootinicast live for a few months now (when I can) but I just wanted to highlight in particular the latest episode as it was really good! Snave and Krantiko (YouTuber) were the guests on the show. It featured some great discussion about PvP! You can listen to it here or watch the unedited video version here.
Secondly I wanted to congratulate Snave for his partnership with Hitbox officially starting last Friday! You can watch him stream regstar Warzones on his regstar PvE server, with entertaining commentary on his Channel http://www.hitbox.tv/Snave.
Finally, coming soon™ there will be a Kickball 8v8 Huttball Tournament on the PTS. It was originally scheduled for this weekend but it is being postponed because the PTS is going down… If you want to find out more about how it’s going to work, check out the Reddit thread thingy.
What did I get up to this week?
Well, this week something very special happened which, if you follow me on Twitter, you all ready know about. But TLDR I met a guy, from the US, in SWTOR over 2 years ago and we just met in person for the first time! You’ll get to hear more about it in the next few days! I’ll do a Blog post (and possibly a Vlog as well) about it!
So TLDR I didn’t get much chance to play SWTOR, let alone PvP..
What did you get up to this week? How do you think this week’s Dev Stream will go?