Well we have finally have the house packup event going and aside from the first few hours of load on the DB servers, it seems to have gone OK. I know that there were a few issues with folks getting more houses than the original cap and we have tried to put some fixes in place. Most of these issues were caused by the DB lag so hopefully we will not be seeing them much. We are looking at continuing this in the future and also reintroducing some changes to move condemned houses to abandoned status, cleaning up houses placed by trial accounts, etc. so there should be plenty of opportunities going forward to earn your packup rewards and badges.
We have a hot fix we have planned for next Tuesday to address some issues and we will be moving the bug bash changes onto the Test Center. There are quite a number of fixes here and some enhancements so I think you will be happy when this moves to live. We also had a design review for Chapter 7 with LucasArts and we will be putting out some details on that as well soon. I think Blix and his team have outdone themselves on this one and I hope this Chapter will be as anticipated as the last. I hope that we will see a lot of folks at the upcoming SOE Fan Faire in Vegas in August as we will be doing some exclusive reveals on Chapter 7 there.
Have a great weekend!
Lorin W. Jameson, Producer, Star Wars Galaxies
PS: Here is a sneak peek at some of the bug bash stuff coming to TC next week. These are just a few of the changes:
/follow can only be used on player characters
/assist now takes an optional parameter for the name of the character to /assist, so you no longer have to target the character you want to /assist. /assist without any parameter still works as usual, which is to /assist the character you have targeted
Different classes now get different stats, rather then everyone getting 90 or 0 in everything
Wookiee Shoulder Pads now use the left shoulder slot
Players can now join groups if they are in stealth
Added purple color to the Mandalorian color palette
Altered Force Melon to act as a healing stim item
Imperial Battle and Imperial Super Battle Droids found patrolling Theed will no longer attack Rebels on Leave
Updated descriptions of Dread Strike and Advanced Ambush
Added a check to see if a player was mounted when trying to place a camp
Players must now be within range of the creature they wish to start milking
You must now be within 10m of a lair in order to search it
Monster AI will no longer ignore players with more than 10 levels difference between them
Added stat change notifications as a player gains levels
Aqualish vendors can no longer wear hats which were causing their heads to disappear
Old loot crates that cannot be opened have been removed
Instant Travel Vehicle (all factions) no longer gives "Purchase Ticket" option if player is attempting to use while dead.
Rebel Twi'leks can now see their lekku when equipping the Grey Spec Ops Armor Helmet
Fixed an issue where the cooldown timer would appear to stop for a factional period of time and then resume
Synapse Focus Crystal can no longer be used without a bio-link and cannot be used by anyone else but the bio-link player
Trandoshans can now wear Rebel Assault Forest Camouflage Gloves
AT-STs no longer drop creature body parts
Wookiee vendors can now wear the Padawan robe
Fixed an issue that made Jedi unable to wear dynamically created Jedi-only armor clothing
Characters now only receive "LEVEL UP" special effects when the character levels up
Altered the icon for the Cure Affliction immunity buff so it matches the icon for the command button
'Structure Status' on player structures will now show the structure's maximum storage capacity
Crystal Buff will be removed when you exit the Obi-Wan instance
Loot schematics should no longer give player the "Learn Schematic" radial if not in a player inventory
Increased datapad limits to 105
Added Remote Player Association Access Devices to all players’ datapads
Holopet emitters can now be manipulated by players in the structure admin list
Holopet emitters can no longer be manipulated in a player inventory and must be in a valid player structure to be turned on or off, receive Holopet sisks, and to name Holopets
You can now specify a file name to edit using the /notepad command. The .txt extension will be automatically appended to the file name you specify. The name of the current /notepad file will be displayed in the window title of the /notepad window.