I’ve spent the past three weeks in a galaxy far, far away and enjoyed every second of it. While the end of the holiday period brings me back down to earth, I come bearing news of BioWare’s latest update for the recently launched Star Wars: The Old Republic.
While 1.0.2 isn’t a huge patch by any means of the imagination, it does include a number of welcome bug fixes such as the cover mechanic now working correctly when behind hard cover, the ‘Sith Corruption’ toggle no longer turning itself back on every time you enter a new area, and a fix that was preventing Bounty Hunter’s from completing their class story under certain circumstances.
Unfortunately, there are still a lot of issues which need to be resolved, such as the current lack of high-res textures, various bugs in hard mode flashpoints and operations, and the mysterious case of party/guild chat randomly disappearing for certain players. Hopefully these issues will be resolved in short order.
The full list of changes can be found below.
Guilds that are currently leaderless will have an Officer chosen and promoted to Guild Leader.
Classes and Combat
The Darth title is now properly granted to Sith Inquisitors. Bug Fixes
Corrected an issue that could prevent players from taking cover when targeting large NPCs
Fixed a bug that caused some abilities with activation times to be interrupted when used from cover.
Removed some high-level harvesting nodes from Tatooine, Corellia, and Ilum.
Flashpoints and Operations
General Ortol can no longer be pulled out of his room.
Corrected an issue that could cause Kilran to behave incorrectly when defeated in cover.
General Edikar now has the correct loot in Hard Mode and no longer enrages in Normal Mode.
Gharj can no longer be pulled out of his encounter room. Bug Fixes
Fixed an issue that could cause choosing Nightmare Mode to not set enemies to Nightmare difficulty.
PvP lockboxes now cost 70 commendations, contain more consumables, and always contain an item. Bug Fixes
Corrected several PvP items that were Bind on Equip. They are now Bind on Pickup.
PvP vendors on Capital Planets now offer the correct PvP items.
Commendations received via in-game mail are now correctly added to the Currency tab.
Missions and NPCs
Number One with a Bullet: Players who choose dark side options now correctly receive the mission First Strike after completing this mission.
First Strike: Players who did not receive this mission will now receive it upon entering their personal starships. Republic
Death Cloud: Players can now complete the “Toxic Waste” bonus objective regardless of how quickly they complete this mission.
Corrected mission steps on several planets that could cause client instability.
Fixed issues with some missions that could prevent pending rewards from being accepted.
Fixed an issue that caused a client crash if a space station was destroyed in Space Combat.
Group members no longer appear on all planets on the Galaxy Map. Corrected an issue that could cause map notes to disappear after logging out and back into the game.
Corrected some map notes that referenced the incorrect map. Updated map notes for “travel to planet” steps in class missions on Nar Shaddaa, Hoth, and Belsavis to indicate the planet’s space station.
Group members outside of a player’s phase are no longer prompted to roll on items.
The In-Game Customer Service Portal no longer appears to hang while the “updating” message is displayed.
The Guild interface now properly displays the guild member list when it is sorted.
The “Show Sith Corruption” option no longer toggles off when transitioning between areas.
Miscellaneous Bug Fixes
Taxi rides are no longer occasionally interrupted, causing the player to be dropped from the taxi.
Using the /dismiss command now correctly dismisses a vanity pet.
Corrected some issues that could cause players to become stuck on the loading screen when logging into a character.
Players can now use emotes while riding a vehicle.
Fixed a bug that prevented some text-only mail messages from being received.
Graphics preferences in settings files are now consistent with actual settings in use.
Being in Do Not Disturb mode no longer prevents characters from being logged out for being away.
Corrected an issue that caused poor performance on some machines in indoor areas with shadows enabled.
Fixed an issue that could prevent players from being logged out for inactivity.