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Balance Threads, v3.2 PTS Notes & Outfit Designer Posts

Posted by Suzie Ford on Mar 23, 2015  | Comments

Balance Threads, v3.2 PTS Notes & Outfit Designer Posts -

Bioware has posted a series of forum threads for specific classes in Star Wars: The Old Republic. The threads are the beginning phases of class balancing throughout the game and are an effort on behalf of the development team to keep its thoughts on balance in the public eye. In addition, the PTS notes for v3.2 have been posted, as well as a short introduction to the Outfit Designer.

First, each class balance thread begins with the statement that three issues are of paramount importance with regard to future changes:

  • Quality of Life - seeks to address the flow of skill rotation, resource management, abilities and making each class fun to play
  • Unity - seeks to address functionality and synergy in the way classes perform against NPCs and to address changes to buffs, debuffs, AoE, control and more
  • Combat Balance - how each class performs against other classes with changes coming to healing, defense, offense, DPS, and more
From here, each thread takes a look at the first issues developers wish to address with specific regard to each class.
Check out the forum threads for each class:
Also of note on the SWTOR site is an article regarding the PTS update called "Rise of the Emperor" with a listing of changes coming to the game when the update goes live. Several key issues are addressed in the notes including various skill / ability changes to several classes, many mounts being changed to "Adaptive" that can be used at any Speeder Piloting rank, the Outfit Designer, new cosmetic items and more.
Find out more at any of the links above.

Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom
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