The Empire Strikes Back 30th Anniversary Celebration, May 4

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The Empire Strikes Back 30th Anniversary Celebration, May 4

Post by Zimoon » Sat May 15, 2010 10:40 am

The Empire Strikes Back 30th Anniversary Celebration --- Week 1

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

Announced as Hotfix 16.6

Star Wars Galaxies is celebrating The Empire Strikes Back's 30th anniversary. Each week in May, starting on the 4th, eligible characters will receive a new publish gift. It will contain a collection item and an in-game gift to commemorate the event. Be sure and log in all your characters each week to get them or you will miss out. Once you complete the collection you will receive a fifth gift. Eligible characters are ones that are at least 10 days old (i.e. characters that normally get a publish gift when we offer a new one) and they must log in each week to receive the gift. In addition, there will be new rewards as loot drops in Hoth and for purchase using heroic tokens.

ESB 30 - Week 1
  • Log in to receive your collection item and gift. They will be available through May 10th.
  • Revisit Hoth to get a new tradable loot drop from Unkajo. It's more than your ordinary snow globe.
Jedi
  • Flurry - Removed the 'charge' system. Flurry can now be used as a regular attack. The cooldown is 12 seconds.
  • Flurry - The Exacting Strikes damage will now also affect Jedi Saber Flurry.
  • Flurry - Bonuses to Jedi Strike Damage and Crit Chance will now also affect Jedi Saber Flurry.
  • Flurry - The Dualist Heroic Jewelry Set will now give up to 4 seconds cooldown reduction to Saber Flurry (1 sec reduction for 3 pieces, 2 sec for 4 pieces and 4 seconds for 5 pieces).
  • Expertise - Strangulation now reduces the targets damage output by 10% per point invested.
  • Expertise - Exacting Strikes moved to tier 2 on the General Page.
  • Expertise - Heightened Speed moved to tier 2 on the General Page.
  • Expertise - Force Cloak no longer tied to Alacrity.
  • Expertise - Second Wind moved to tier 3.
  • Expertise - Incisiveness has been moved to tier 5 and is now tied to fidelity. Fidelity has been moved to tier 4.
  • Expertise - Grace in Motion (new box) requires 3pts in Incisiveness, grants 5/10/15% melee action cost reduction.
  • Expertise - Improved Shockwave now increase shockwave damage by 10/20/30%
  • Expertise - Incisiveness and fidelity have been switched around. Fidelity is now a tier 4 box with no prerequisites.
  • Expertise - Incisiveness is now a tier 5 box and requires 2 points in Fidelity.
  • Expertise - Fidelity now gives 4/8% Melee Damage Increase.
  • Expertise - Incisiveness now gives 2/5/8% Critical Chance.
  • Expertise - Forsake Fear has been moved to tier 2 and is no longer tied to the Jedi Stance branch
  • Expertise - Expansive Trickery has been reduced to a single box. The box will increase the range of cloud minds by 4m.
  • Re-arranged the Light-side Paths. The first two columns are now organized like this:
    • Column 1: Saber Shackle > Riposte > Force Clarity > Saber Flurry.
    • Column 2: Reactive Response > Saber Reflect > Improved Saber Reflect > Anticipate Aggression.
    • Column 3: Forsake Fear has been move out of the light side path.
  • Shockwave - Shockwave now cause twice the amount of hate.
  • Forsake Fear - Forsake Fear no longer requires the player to be in a stance to use the ability
  • Saber Reflect now causes double hate.
  • Increase the duration of the meditation buff to 30 minutes.


Space
  • Tweaks to the ship spawned during the Black Sun Tier 4 and 5 duty missions
  • The interface scanning tool now has twice the chance of recovering flight plans or droid commands.
Misc
  • Increased the chance to loot the Geonosian Sonic Pistol schematic and the DXR6 Rifle Schematic.
  • Fashion Police report: Gendra of Mos Eisley, Tatooine, and Dagorel near Moenia, Naboo, cited for wearing two backpacks. One backpack confiscated from each.
  • The countdown timer zip bar (like the one displayed for Forsake Fear) should no longer autoswitch to mouse pointer mode.
  • Various city signs throughout many of the cities on Corellia, Naboo, Rori, Talus, and Tatooine now indicate the name of the city or region in which they stand.
  • The fashion police have re-educated another offender. Pfibee Jhorn near Bestine will only wear a single set of clothes from now on.
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Re: The Empire Strikes Back 30th Anniversary Celebration, Ma

Post by Zimoon » Sat May 15, 2010 10:47 am

The Empire Strikes Back 30th Anniversary Celebration --- Week 2

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

Announced as Hotfix 16.7

Star Wars Galaxies is celebrating The Empire Strikes Back's 30th anniversary. Each week in May, starting on the 4th, eligible characters will receive a new publish gift. It will contain a collection item and an in-game gift to commemorate the event. Be sure and log in all your characters each week to get them or you will miss out. Once you complete the collection you will receive a fifth gift. Eligible characters are ones that are at least 10 days old (i.e. characters that normally get a publish gift when we offer a new one) and they must log in each week to receive the gift. In addition, there will be new rewards as loot drops in Hoth and for purchase using heroic tokens.

ESB 30 - Week 2
  • Log in to receive your Week 2 collection item and gift. They will be available through May 17th.
  • The Hoth Reward Vendors will now sell a Snowspeeder ITV that offers the option of storing two preset destinations.
Costumes
  • Changed Lando costume to use Lando icon
  • You can now sit and dance while in costume!
Misc
  • Increased the drop chance of Cornburr's Brain.
Space
  • Lok Rebel tier 5 duty will now spawn tier 5 ships.
Structure Signs
  • Fixed the positioning of several structure signs. Let us know if you find any new sign issues.
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Re: The Empire Strikes Back 30th Anniversary Celebration, Ma

Post by Zimoon » Thu May 20, 2010 12:52 pm

The Empire Strikes Back 30th Anniversary Celebration --- Week 3

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

Announced as Hotfix 16.8

Star Wars Galaxies is celebrating The Empire Strikes Back's 30th anniversary. Each week in May, starting on the 4th, eligible characters will receive a new publish gift. It will contain a collection item and an in-game gift to commemorate the event. Be sure and log in all your characters each week to get them or you will miss out. Once you complete the collection you will receive a fifth gift. Eligible characters are ones that are at least 10 days old (i.e. characters that normally get a publish gift when we offer a new one) and they must log in each week to receive the gift. In addition, there will be new rewards as loot drops in Hoth and for purchase using heroic tokens.

ESB 30 - Week 3
  • Log in to receive your Week 3 collection item and gift. They will be available through May 24th.
  • You can now buy the Infiltrator Armor from the token vendor in Aurillia.
  • Certain enemies on Hoth and on board the Imperial Star destroyer will now have a chance to drop a Darktrooper costume.
Jedi
  • Saber Shackles now grants a +1 bonus to Jedi Strike damage for each box.
  • The Block chance and Block Value on the meditation buff 'Visions of the Past' has been changed to 3% Evasion Chance and 30% Evasion Value.
  • The Guardian set will now give +1 glancing blow per piece in place of the Block Chance.
  • The Guardian Set buff will now give a bonus to critical hit reduction (up to 5% for 5 pieces).
  • A new Expertise box 'Premonition' is available at tier 3 in the General Jedi tree. The box offers an Evasion Chance 2/4/6/8 and an Evasion Value 8/16/24/32.
  • Grace in Motion will now correctly reduce the melee action cost when wielding a lightsaber.
NO TRADE Removal Bounty Hunter
  • Fixed an issue where the bounty hunter shields protection value failed to decrement correctly.
Beast Master
  • You can now rename your pet multiple times. There are no limitations to how often or how many times you can rename your pet.
  • A pet will now be automatically stored when the owner dies and the beast will no longer be automatically killed.
  • The Beast Mastery expertise has been rearranged.
  • All characters with one or more point in the Beast Mastery tree have received a free expertise reset.
  • The Pet Trick commands have been added to the Incubation box.
  • Pet Recovery. This box merges Improved Pet Recovery and Swift Recovery. It grants revive speed bonus of 5/10/15 and a beast recovery percentage of 25/50/75%.
  • Improved Pet Heal. Offers a healing bonus of 20/40/60% to Mending.
  • Enhanced Skill Acquisition - reduced from 4 points to 1 point for a bonus of 15.
  • Incubation Processing Time - Now a 4 point box, reduces incubation time by 3/6/9/12 hours.
  • Beast Evasion - A new box that grants a 5/10/15% evasion chance bonus and 15/30/45 evasion value bonus to your beast.
  • Harmonious Understanding (similar to the former beast mastery box). This box costs 1 point and remove the 25% damage debuff.
  • Genetic Engineering. Now a 4 point box granting 30/60/90/120 bonus to genetic engineering.
  • Beast dodge - A new box that grants a 5/10/15% bonus to the bests dodge chance.
  • Fortitude. Now grants 40/80/120% Armor Bonus.
  • Erratic Genius, A new 3 point box that grants a 2/4/6% bonus to Fervent Mutation.
  • Pet Revive will now set the beasts health correctly based on the Beast Recovery bonus.
  • Reduced action cost for Pet Revive by 50%
  • Reduced action cost for Soothing comfort by close to 50%
  • Pet revive now has a max range of 85m however the further you are from your pet when using the ability, the longer the ability will take to revive your pet.
  • Changed the mutation chance calculation to better reflect the size of the fervent mutation bonus.
Costumes
  • All costumes have had their icons changed to reflect the creature or NPC they represent.
Misc
  • Storyteller Vendors are no longer so aloof; they will now turn to face you when addressed.
  • You can no longer consume ITV deeds for an ITV command that you already have.
BBP CUSTOMER ALERT: BBP wishes to stress that the rumors of horrific experimentation upon small furry creatures on Dathomir are completely unfounded and unequivocally false. Through constant vigilance, BBP maintains the utmost in quality at all times. Persons found partaking in such slanderous attacks upon the integrity of BBP will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of Imperial Law. As a possible alternate explanation for what may be at the root of this slander, over the past several galactic standard cycles, BBP monitoring has established and confirmed an increasing number of unstable DNA variations. Initially reported in the species of Dantooine but quickly spreading through Naboo, Dathomir, and Lok, these DNA deviants appear to be supplanting the more stable native varieties and contaminating gene samples galaxy-wide. Unconfirmed reports even go so far as to claim such things as a Dantooine native species now possessing the genetic potential of a species indigenous to Lok. Select Heavy-use customers have already been urged not to underestimate the current genetic situation and to take all available precautions including, at the very least, the immediate cessation of all incubator activity until further notice. Third party bio-labs on multiple planets have confirmed BBP's initial findings, in many cases to their detriment; the identities of these third-party labs are being withheld pending notification of next-of-kin. These tragedies serve to indicate that it is during the laboratory processing that the unstable DNA presents the greatest risk and to underscore once more the severity of this situation. Again, BBP urges most strongly that all genetic experimentation activity cease and desist until further notice. :END ALERT
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Re: The Empire Strikes Back 30th Anniversary Celebration, Ma

Post by Zimoon » Tue May 25, 2010 10:58 am

The Empire Strikes Back 30th Anniversary Celebration --- Week 4

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Announced as Hotfix 16.10

Star Wars Galaxies is celebrating The Empire Strikes Back's 30th anniversary. Each week in May, starting on the 4th, eligible characters will receive a new publish gift. It will contain a collection item and an in-game gift to commemorate the event. Be sure and log in all your characters each week to get them or you will miss out. Once you complete the collection you will receive a fifth gift. Eligible characters are ones that are at least 10 days old (i.e. characters that normally get a publish gift when we offer a new one) and they must log in each week to receive the gift. In addition, there will be new rewards as loot drops in Hoth and for purchase using heroic tokens.

ESB 30 - Week 4
  • Log in to receive your Week 4 collection item and gift. They will be available through May 31st.
  • The Heroic Token Vendor in Aurillia now sells the Jabba's Sail Barge structure deed.
  • Your destiny awaits ...
Beast Master
  • Improved the drop rate of the Vorpal Durni DNA.
  • The Undead Rancor has a new present for people who come to visit.
Jedi
  • The Evasion value granted by Premonition and the Meditation buff now counts towards the percentage evaded value at a 1 to 1 ratio.
Misc
  • The character's total accumulated play time is now displayed on the Personal tab of the Character Sheet.
  • The Rebel GCW Comm link will now longer spawn 'Aged Lantern Birds' instead of rebel troops when the player is a Major.
BBP CUSTOMER NOTICE: The firm responsible for monitoring incubator activity for BBP wishes to apologize for the lack of concrete data concerning the unstable DNA situation. BBP wishes to make it known that those responsible have been terminated. BBP announcements have thus been reconfigured at great expense and at the last minute. Unstable DNA variations have completely usurped (and have therefore become) the native forms of all Crystal snakes, Spined snakes, and Fanned Rawl. These creatures are no longer resistant to efforts to obtain viable DNA samples. :END NOTICE
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