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Derniers patch notes de la version beta

Ecrit par Ferrick, le 02-11-2011

Bioware vient de publier les derniers patch notes de la version beta de Star Wars : The Old Republic actuellement en phase de tests. Pour être précis, la dernière version en cours est celle datant du 27 Octobre 2011 estampillée patch0.700.12 (pour les non initiés en informatique, la version 1.00.xx représentera la version commerciale qui sortira le 20 décembre). Plusieurs améliorations sont à signaler comme deux nouvelles zones litigieuses, une nouvelle zone PvP sur Tatooine ainsi que des améliorations dans le système de chat.

Le patch note dans son ensemble :

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SW:TOR, it is more important than ever to get your feedback on the game. A number of very significant changes have gone into the latest build of SW:TOR and we want to hear what you think.
Just a few of the key highlights include two new Flashpoints, a new PvP area on Tatooine, improvements to the chat and social systems, and continued iteration on controls and rewards for the Space Game. Additionally, we have taken the huge amount of feedback from the previous testing phase and continued the fine-tuning of all eight classes and their advanced classes. Data from previous tests continues to be instrumental in the overall balance of the game > you will likely notice positive changes to loot drops, crew skills, and overall economy. Thanks for your continued efforts to ensure that SW:TOR is not only a fantastic MMO, but also a fantastic BioWare game!


Build Notes
General
-  Unique social abilities have been added to each playable species.
The Quick Travel ability now allows the player to travel to any previously unlocked bindpoint on the current
planet. •  Characters corrupted by the dark side now have the option to represent that corruption visually. Dark side
corruption becomes increasingly visible as the player achieves new dark side ranks.


Players are now able to visit other players’ personal starships and travel with them to other planets when
grouped.
Select high-security areas are now protected with laser fences that guard against hidden intruders.
Significantly decreased the amount of time it takes to ride a full cycle of the balloon on Tatooine.
Added several new mailboxes and Banking Terminals.
Made visual and other improvements to Holoterminals and Ship Intercoms.
Personal starships now count as rest areas.
Multiple improvements to chat and UI, including dick-to-tell and item hyperlinks.



Classes and Combat
General
  • Overall enemy difficulty has increased through greater damage output and the addition of increasingly dangerous unique abilities.
  • Many enemy NPCs related to Heroic Missions are more difficult and have more interesting combat abilities.
    • Sprint now automatically deactivates while the player is in combat and reactivates when the player leaves combat.
    • Many abilities now gain new ranks more frequently.

The cost to reallocate points spent in skill trees has been reduced.
Players are now able to rotate in place while immobilized.
Polished and updated visual effects for several abilities.
Ability training costs have been updated and adjusted to reflect the overall number of abilities available to a
class.
Fixed an issue that allowed some NPCs to be positioned such that they could be attacked but were unable to
return fire.
Large groups of enemies no longer evade when they should not.
Large enemies no longer reposition themselves erratically during combat.


Jedi Knight
General
•  New skills and abilities have been added, and existing skills throughout all trees may be located in new tiers or have been otherwise adjusted.
Sentinel
New Sentinel Abilities
•  Rebuke: reduces damage taken and reflects damage back to attackers. It refreshes to its full duration when the player is attacked but cannot last more than 30 seconds in total.


Crippling Throw: inflicts Trauma, reducing all healing received by the target.
Watchman
•  Watchguard now additionally reduces the cooldown of Force Kick.
Combat
Swift Blades now reduces the cooldown and focus cost of Blade Storm.
Replaced Smoldering Winds with Jedi Crusader, which gives Rebuke a chance to generate focus when
the player is attacked.


Guardian
♦  Enure’s cooldown is now three minutes.
Vigilance
•  Replaced Zealous Kick with Commanding Awe, which reduces all damage taken and reduces the cooldown of Awe.
Defense
•  Inner Peace no longer affects the cooldown of Enure.


Focus (Shared Tree)
•  Agility Training has been changed to increase movement speed after using Zealous Leap.
Sith Warrior
General
•  New skills and abilities have been added, and existing skills throughout all trees may be located in new tiers



Marauder
New Marauder Abilities
  • Cloak of Pain: reduces damage taken and reflects damage back to attackers. It refreshes to its full duration when the player is attacked but cannot last more than 30 seconds in total.
  • Wounding Throw: inflicts Trauma, reducing all healing received by the target.

Annihilation
•  Subjugation now additionally reduces the cooldown of Disruption.
Carnage
Rattling Voice now reduces the cooldown and rage cost of Force Scream.
Replaced Spatter with Cloak of Carnage, which gives Cloak of Pain a chance to generate rage when
the player is attacked
Juggernaut
Enduring Pain now has a three-minute cooldown.


Vengeance
•   Replaced Deafening Disruption with Deafening Defense, which reduces all damage taken and reduces
the cooldown of Intimidating Roar.
Immortal
•   Dark Blood no longer affects the cooldown of Endure Pain.
Rage (Shared Tree)
Interceptor has been changed to increase movement speed after using Obliterate.


Jedi Consular
General
•  Project, Telekinetic Throw, Mind Crush, Mind Snap, and Force Slow have had their maximum range adjusted to 10 meters.
Sage


•   Kinetic Collapse has been moved to the Telekinetics skill tree.
Telekinetics
  • Telekinetic Effusion now additionally reduces the cooldown of Force Speed.
  • Tidal Force is now a single-point skill.
Shadow
Force Breach has had its maximum range adjusted to 10 meters.


Kinetic Combat
Harnessed Shadows has had its healing output increased significantly.
Particle Acceleration now increases the critical hit damage of automatic critical hits dealt by uses of
Project that consume a Force Potency charge.
Infiltration
Subduing Techniques now increases the duration and reduces the cooldown of Force Slow.
Bug Fixes
Jedi Shadow skill tree for Kinetic Combat is now properly marked as a Defense role.


General
•  Shock, Force Lightning, Crushing Darkness, Jolt, and Force Slow have had their maximum range adjusted to 10 meters.
Sorcerer
Corruption
Backlash has been moved to the Lightning skill tree.


Lightning
♦  Lightning Effusion now additionally reduces the cooldown of Force Speed.
•   Lightning Storm is now a single-point skill.
Assassin
1  Discharge has had its maximum range adjusted to 10 meters.


Darkness
♦  Energize now increases the critical hit damage of automatic critical hits dealt by uses of Shock that consume a Recklessness charge. Harnessed Darkness has had its healing output increased significantly.
Deception
Static Cling now increases the duration and reduces the cooldown of Force Slow.



Smuggler
General
  • Some abilities have been moved and are now trainable at new levels.
    • The Cover System has been altered. Smugglers now begin play with Crouch, allowing the player to take cover at any location. Defensive bonuses are determined by the characters position, and Show Cover is now on by default. Gunslingers receive an additional passive ability, Hold Position, that increases ranged defense and provides immunity to knockbacks and activation pushback while in cover.


Imperial Agent
General
  • Some abilities have been moved and are now trainable at new levels.
    • The Cover System has been altered. Imperial Agents now begin play with Crouch, allowing the player to take cover at any location. Defensive bonuses are determined by the characters position, and Show Cover is now on by default. Snipers receive an additional passive ability, Hold Position, that increases ranged defense and provides immunity to knockbacks and activation pushback while in cover.

Bounty Hunter
General
  • New skills have been added, and existing skills throughout all trees may be located in new tiers or have been otherwise adjusted.
  • Kolto Overload now heals for 15% of your maximum health over 10 seconds. Health gained from this ability is no longer temporary.
Mercenary
High Velocity Gas Cylinder is now Mercenary-only and is available at level 20.



Combat Support Cylinder, which causes Rapid Shots to charge blasters, increasing all damage and healing dealt and allowing Rapid Shots to heal friendly targets, has been added.
Arsenal
  • Tracer Lock now causes Tracer Missile to grant a stacking buff that increases the damage dealt by the next Rail Shot.
  • Riddle is no longer an active ability. It now increases the damage dealt by Unload. All skills that previously affected Riddle now affect Unload.

Bodyguard
•  Supercharged Gas has been added. This ability requires 30 stacks of Combat Support Cylinder charges, increases all healing and damage dealt by the player for a short duration, and dramatically improves the effects of several key abilities.
Powertech
High Energy Gas Cylinder, which increases all internal and elemental damage dealt while active, has been added.



Shield Tech
♦  Ablative Upgrades no longer increases the duration of Kolto Overload.
Advanced Prototype
  • Prototype Power Cycler has been renamed to Prototype Flame Thrower. Flame Sweep generates stacks that affect and are consumed by the next use of Flame Thrower.
  • All skills which previously affected High Velocity Gas Cylinder now affect High Energy Gas Cylinder.
    • Replaced Improved Grapple with Advanced Tools, which lowers the cooldown of Flame Thrower and Grapple.

Trooper
General
•   New skills have been added, and existing skills throughout all trees may be located in new tiers or have been
otherwise adjusted.
♦  Adrenaline Rush now heals for 15% of your maximum health over 10 seconds. Health gained from this ability
is no longer temporary.
Commando


Kolto Cell has been removed.
Combat Support Cell, which causes Hammer Shot to charge the player’s blaster, increasing all damage and
healing dealt and allowing Hammer Shot to heal friendly targets, has been added.
Gunnery
•  Charged Barrel now causes Grav Round to grant a stacking buff that increases the damage dealt by your next High Impact Bolt.


Rotary Cannon is no longer an active ability; it now increases the damage dealt by Full Auto. All skills that previously affected Rotary Cannon now affect Full Auto.
Combat Medic
•  Supercharge Cells has been added. This ability increases all healing and damage dealt by the player for a short duration and dramatically improves the effects of several key abilities.
Vanguard
High Energy Cell, which increases all internal and elemental damage dealt while active, has been added.


Shield Specialist
♦  Ceramic Plating no longer increases the duration of Adrenaline Rush.
Tactics
Pulse Generator now causes the next Pulse Cannon to consume and be affected by stacks generated
by Explosive Surge.
All skills which previously affected Armor Piercing Cell now affect High Energy Cell.
Replaced Improved Harpoon with Tactical Tools, which lowers the cooldown of Pulse Cannon and
Harnnnn


Bug Fixes
♦  Fixed an issue that would allow Troopers to mount vehicles while on their personal starship.



Companion Characters
General
  • New abilities based on Companion Characters’ species or backgrounds have been added.
  • New Companion Character customization packages are available.
  • Companion Characters will now only heal players belonging to the group they are in.
  • Changed the placement of some Companion Character dialogue.

Ashara
♦  Fixed a conversation with Ashara so that it properly takes place only on a player’s personal starship.
Azalie
Added new affection options to several missions.



Xalek
•  Added a unique tank stance called “Force Barrier” that raises armor rating while in tank mode.
Bug Fixes
Companion Character behavior has been improved; they no longer stand in front of the player as frequently. Fixed an issue where players could reset their Hangar phase while group members were still inside. Fixed an issue on Taris that allowed players to speak to their Companion Characters outside of Rest Zones. Companion Characters no longer teleport to enemies during combat.



Crew Skills
General
  • Improved filtering capability in Crew Skills panel.
  • Researching item modifications will now have more variation in yield.
Gathering
  • Adjusted the number of credits obtained from Slicing nodes.
    • Renamed Sliced Tech Parts to Scavenged Tech Parts and made Tech Parts collectable through Scavenging rather than Slicing.

Moved Augments from Underworld Trading to Slicing.
Schematics for personal starship upgrades can now be obtained through Slicing.
Crafting
Adjusted training costs for crafting Crew Skills. Adjusted some of the item modification options for crafting skills. ♦  Cybertech earpieces and Biochem implants can now yield research variations when they are reverse engineered. Shield generator schematics are now available from the Cybertech and Artifice Crew Skill trainers.


Research schematics are now available for crafted item modifications.
It is now possible to research items learned at 400 crafting skill.
All blaster barrels are now crafted through Armstech.
Armstech can now craft a wider variety weapons, such as vibroblades and scatterguns.
Artifice can now craft all enhancements and hilts.
Color crystal schematics are now available in Artifice.
Schematics for personal starship upgrades have been added.


Bug Fixes
•  Fixed an issue that caused crafted Artifact-quality items to have the same stats as crafted Prototype-quality items. Fixed an issue that would allow items to be swapped in the middle of being reverse engineered.



Flashpoints
Flashpoints
  • Two new Flashpoints, Mandalorian Raiders and The Red Reaper, are now available for play!
  • Many Flashpoints have had new loot added, and existing drops have been updated.
    • The Flashpoint difficulty option has been moved from the Group submenu and is now under the Phase submenu.
    • Made adjustments to enemy group composition in several Flashpoints.
    • Bringing Down the Hammer: Added significant polish and new maps.

•  Directive 7
•  Extended aggro radius for the first boss, Detector.
Bug Fixes
Flashpoint difficulty no longer reverts to normal while inside a Flashpoint when the leader quits the group. The Tomb Opens: Fixed an issue that would sometimes prevent players from completing the Flashpoint. Mission mapnotes now display correctly in Flashpoints.



Itemization
  • Many more items now have modification slots, and more modifiable items are available from mission rewards and enemy drops.
  • As players progress through the game, more types of modifiable items become available.
  • The quality level of empty modifiable gear drops has been increased to at least Prototype.
    • Weapon, armor, and other type-specific base item modifications have been reintroduced. Affected Crew Skills have been adjusted to reflect this.
    • Companion Character gear has been substantially updated.

The distribution of stat points on equipment has been adjusted for balance across equipment types. Random gear with modification slots has been removed. Increased overall visual variety of gear available on each planet.
Items


General
•  Added space suit gear as a reward for Space Combat.
Origin World chests now provide medpacs without a level requirement.
Removed offhand-only lightsaber and blaster pistol random drops.
A new line of random shield generators has been added.
Renamed the Jungle Outfit to Survivalist Outfit for the Companion Character Corso Riggs.
Created a line of light side and dark side relics.


Vendors
■■  Some PvP vendors now sell lockboxes that grant random items and PvP consumables. Items available from PvP vendors have been adjusted across all levels and ranks. Added more social gear to Social Vendors. Weapons vendors now carry Polesabers.
The Korriban stims vendor has moved to the cantina and now carries Stims and cantina and jukebox items. Removed the Companion Customization Kit vendor from Coruscant. Added a Companion supply vendor to the Imperial Spaceport on Corellia.



Missions and NPCs
Missions
General
  • Removed or replaced some bonus missions.
    • Requirement for players to take the shuttle to Belsavis has been removed from all class missions (except Bounty Hunter).

Adjusted the number and type of enemies required to complete several bonus missions.
Players will now receive mail as a follow-up to some missions.
Endcrawl missions have been added.
Several conversation cinematics have received polish.


Empire
♦  A Family Matter: Fixed an issue that could allow players to kill necessary mission NPCs with their Companion Characters.
A New Order: Fixed an issue that could cause the player to remain stuck in the Republic Crystal Refinery’s Green Crystal Room after deactivating the shield.
A Question of Motivation: This mission now begins in Bugtown instead of the Markaran Plains. Bashun’s Bodyguards: Fixed an issue that would sometimes prevent players from getting credit for killing Cathar Gunners.
Breaking the Resistance: Adjusted the number of Security Hub Alpha and Security Hub Beta terminals to one. Carving a Path: Added missing Scanner mission item.


Coronet Arms Massacre: Updated several artillery items.
Digging His Own Grave: The conversation with Slam Streever will no longer end prematurely in some
circumstances.
Fatal Blow: Fixed an issue that would sometimes trigger the wrong cinematics.
Found in Translation: Polished the Esh-kha weapons crates; they will now change appearance when looted.
The Esh-kha weaponry’s item icon has been changed to better match the look of the Esh-kha weapons.
Friends of the Republic: Fixed an issue that would sometimes prevent this mission from being completed.
General Frellka: Fixed an issue where players could not interact with alarm wall panels.
Ghosts of the Desert: Players who leave the Palawa Cave phase durinq the step “Defeat the Infected


Palawa / Infected Pernn  or the subsequent step to  Speak to the Palawa Leader  will no longer find
themselves unable to re-enter the phase.
Giant Killer: The Cyber Neutralizer now functions properly.
Heist: Players are no longer unable to leave Megasecurity Ward 23.
Jedi Spy: Updated cinematics and made several adjustments to the fight with Master Injaye.
Key to the Vaults: The Esh-kha Keeper will now properly attack when approached.
Like a Rancor in a Pottery Shop: Fixed an issue that caused the Aide Museum Curator’s conversation to
incorrectly repeat.
Lerantha Dam Underground: Fixed an issue that would cause the User Interface to remain after the mission is


PvP
General
•  Resolve now decays over time.
-  PvP consumables are available for use in the designated Open World PvP areas on Hum and Tatooine.


Open World PvP
♦  Open World PvP on Hum has been updated and improved. Players who enter the Open World PvP zone now
obtain a mission and rocket launcher, and must fight to control five points on the map.
•   Added a new Open World Free-for-All PvP area on Tatooine where any non-group member can be attacked,
regardless of faction.


Warzones
•  The PvP matchmaking system now takes more factors into account to evenly match opposing teams. Grouped players are now distributed more evenly when starting a same-faction Warzone. Alderaan Civil War: The names for the maps in the Alderaan Civil War have been adjusted. Voidstar: The UI now shows active bomb timers for this Warzone.


Voidstar
♦  Interacting with the Datacore Console no longer causes a large spotlight to get stuck on players until they leave the Warzone.
Huttball
Players can no longer throw the ball to themselves.
Players are no longer able to score by throwing the ball and then immediately entering the scoring zone Baron Deathmark will no longer announce that the ball has been reset before the match starts. Fixed an issue where players could be killed by catching the ball.

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