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Star Wars: The Old Republic Emergency Patch

This forum post follows up on the PvP issues in the new version 1.1 patch for Star Wars: The Old Republic, the MMORPG an analyst now claims cost EA as much as $500M to develop (thanks Joao). The post explains that a game mechanic is not working as intended under heavy loads, and that this will be addressed by a new lower population limit on the Ilum server and an emergency patch, forcing them to immediately contradict their promise of 24 hours advance notice for maintenance (this subsequent post indicates patching is underway at this very moment). They also address rumors exaggerating the extent of the problem, saying: "To dispel a couple of rumors that have been seen today – there is no Valor gain from destroying turrets within enemy bases, and none from killing NPCs." Finally, the post relates word from Associate Community Manager Joveth Gonzalez that they are considering actions to address the worst abuses of this situation:

I just wanted to be clear and let you all know that we’re definitely aware of individuals who took extreme advantage of this situation and we will be carefully evaluating and taking action as necessary.

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4. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Emergency Patch Jan 19, 2012, 11:30 Wallshadows
 
There's a huge storm on the forums about this and it seems as though the moderators/community managers/designers are getting torn to shreds based on the feedback they have provided to the community with page after page of users saying they've cancelled their subs.

This is really a pivotal moment for SWTOR as a whole, regardless of whether it's PvP or PvE related because it's the principle that they are barely taking responsibility for this disaster, allowing those who participated in the spawn camping to keep rank/valor, and the time it actually took to even address the issue on top of the time it took to actually bring down Ilum.

The fact of the matter is is that their 'best people in the business' really fucked up with Ilum on so many levels. There shouldn't even be an instant kill mechanic in the first place, just put in more turrets that actually hit hard which do AOE damage along with boss-level guards and the problem solves itself. Don't blame the terrible PvP design flaws solely on your shitty Hero engine...

I like the game from a PvE stand point, I really do, but this has really left a sour taste in my mouth and for this to happen within the first month while trying to build a user base is simply jaw dropping by any standards.
 
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