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SWTOR Official PvP Season 2 Rewards Announcement

wwSWTOR.com released a new blog entry on the Season 2 PvP rewards. Disappointedly, what you saw on the PTS in my previous post is exactly what you will be getting on live.

Announcing End Season 2 Rewards

Greetings PvPers!

With the end of Season 2 fast approaching, we know there is a lot of interest in what will be this season’s rewards. The end of Season 2 will come with Game Update 2.9 and your rating, when the servers come down for the update, will determine which tier you are in and what rewards you receive. The higher your tier the better your rewards!

As noted in the Season 2 update there are now three tiers of rewards instead of the previous five. To read more about that change please see the What’s New in Season 2 Blog.

Just like in Season 1, the Highest Earned rating that determines the tier you are in – not Current – so no need to feel like you are risking Rating by going after the next tier up! To see your Highest Earned Rating, check the Warzone Rating and Stats page in the Warzone Queue GUI. Please note that the Rating displayed on the Leaderboards are the Current Ratings, not Highest Earned. Once Season 2 has come to an end and all Ratings have been reset, the Season 2 Leaderboards will be archived off so you can always reference who was tops in previous seasons.

Tier Rewards

(Based on your tier at the end of Season 2)

Tier 3 – Rating < 1275

Unique Season 2, Tier 3 Title (Professional)
Bronze Trophy Decoration (Stronghold)

Tier 2 – Rating 1275-1599

Unique Season 2, Tier 2 Title (Champion)
Silver Trophy Decoration (Stronghold)
Holo-Replica of Giradda the Hutt’s Pleasure Barge Decoration (Stronghold)

Tier 1 – Rating 1600+

Unique Season 2 Tier 1 Title (All-Star)
Gold Trophy Decoration (Stronghold)
Holo-Replica of Giradda the Hutt’s Pleasure Barge Decoration (Stronghold)
Baron Deathmark’s Huttball Helmet (adaptive armor)

In addition to these tiered rewards the top performers (and we mean top!) are getting something special! The three highest rated characters of each Advanced Class are getting a very unique title. The All-Galaxy title that is specific to the advanced class of the character that receives it, for example “All-Galaxy Guardian”.  Only 96 characters will receive this reward. Do you want to be the very best like no one ever was? Here is your chance!

Are you good enough to don Deathmark’s helm? Get the group back together for one last hurrah or brave the solo queue and show them all!

Happy Hunting!

-The Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ PvP Team

Source: http://www.swtor.com/info/news/blog/20140808

Dev Responses

Ranked Rewards S2 Are Good Stop Whining *BW You Did Good* | 08.08.2014, 08:12 PM

Hey all,
I wanted to step in and give some answers to a few questions I’ve been seeing. Hopefully this helps clarify where we were coming from with the Season 2 rewards. The overwhelming feedback of Season 1 rewards was that “reskinned” items are not desirable. In Season 2, we wanted to give reward models that couldn’t be found in any other content channel, such as Deathmark’s Helmet which is a 100% unique model. I’ve seen some questions about why we did not choose a 100% unique mount or full armor sets for the Season 2 rewards. Musco went into detail about this in an earlier post here. The TL;DR version is that because Season Rewards are one off items, it is unlikely you will see a 100% unique mount or armor set. That is not to say you will not see mounts in the future, we definitely want to make some really awesome looking mounts for you, but it will be more in the vein of Giradda’s Rancor mount in that it is a special skinned version rather than a completely new model.

We are going to take your feedback from this thread and others, chew on it, and make a better plan for Season 3 onward. Your feedback is truly important to us and the Suggestion Thread has already come up with some awesome ideas we are excited to put into the game.

OMG! Housing items to ranked pvp players? | 08.08.2014, 08:17 PM

Hey everyone,

I just wanted to pop in and explain where we were coming from with having decorations as part of Season 2 rewards. We decided to include Stronghold rewards as a part of the Season 2 rewards because we wanted to give PvPers something that only they could get in this brand new feature. No one else is getting these specific trophies or the Pleasure Barge, ever. They are 100% unique to Ranked PvP. In previous features (GSF), we received feedback that we didn’t give ‘X-type’ players something special in that new feature, so we wanted to give PvPers something unique for GSH based on this feedback. We understand that Strongholds itself is not directly tied to Ranked PvP but it is all part of the game and we want you to influence your Stronghold based on what you enjoy doing in other parts of the game. We will see how the uptake on usage goes with these rewards with before deciding if we do more decorations for Season rewards.

Ranked PVP Change that would increase pops and encourage play | 08.08.2014, 08:27 PM

Ranked PvP needs improvements on multiple fronts and we are working diligently to address the issues. We aren’t ready to discuss the specifics but rest assured we are not satisfied with the Ranked PvP experience and are going to improve upon it. As soon as I am able to share details I will and y’all will be the first to know.

What Rewards would you like to see for Ranked PvP? | 08.08.2014, 08:32 PM

I want to assure everyone that this Reward Suggestion thread is being used by the PvP Team to determine what the rewards are in upcoming seasons. There are some amazing ideas in here that we are very excited to get into game but I understand that I mislead people into believing that this thread was meant specifically for Season 2 and I apologize for this as it is not the case. I should have been more clear and explicit with what the purpose of the thread was: This thread is meant to inspire the rewards for Season 3 and beyond. I will endeavor to be clearer about such sensitive topics and I will be spending more time in the thread responding to suggestions to encourage participation. I want to reiterate how much the PvP Team is enjoying this thread and the ideas presented in it. They are awesome, please keep on being awesome.

To give y’all insight into how we use the thread when coming up with the Season 3, 4, 5 rewards (yes, we are already working on Season 5) the PvP team looked through every post in the Rewards suggestion thread, wrote down every reward suggestion, how many times an idea repeated, and cherry picked from that list to come up with the ideas that are most desired. Every reward suggestion is read personally by me and it is noted especially if they generate excitement in the thread, we look for that too.
Musco wants me to put in the caveat that not all future rewards will come from this thread, but I want to assure you that we are taking some of these ideas and putting them in the game.

By Dulfy

MMO guide writer and blogger. Currently playing and covering SWTOR, GW2, and TSW.

80 replies on “SWTOR Official PvP Season 2 Rewards Announcement”

Bioware Guy 1: Oh yeah…the who PvP thing…what skins haven’t we handed out that were developed at launch?

Bioware Guy 2: Ummm…there’s this shitty half-merc helm. Stick a bone on it and were gold.

Bioware Guy 1: Good…can’t waste “resources” now can we ?

that made me laugh soo hard, at least that’s something positive about all of this shitty pvp rewards

One question, the ”All-galaxy” title, is for the 3 bests of each server or of all servers?? For example, the three bests Sages of Tomb of Freedon Nadd or the 3 bests sages of all servers? Thanks.

Seriously? I mean it’s not exactly current news that they don’t give a sh*t about PvP but this is just…. wow. Words fail me.

The rewards are the kiss of death to future participation in ranked arenas. Bioware seriously fucked up.

Well I guess that armor specific to a season would get old cuz if u took it off no one would know you were highly ranked in pvp. I guess people can now wear a bikini on their female characters don the title and everyone’s like “oh oh they’re go-oood” ..It is still a VERY VERY EA-esque move to do stuff like this just look at every ea-sports game, reskins galore

You know I was pretty pissed at first but all the Dev responses have reassured me a bit. If season 3 doesn’t actually improve like they say it will in both how it works and rewards I’ll stop playing competitively but for now I guess I’ll keep competing

I don’t even play ranked PVP, or much PVP at all, for that matter…but I still fin this terribly disappointing. Every single person I’ve seen discuss this in game, on mumble, or on the forums thinks these rewards are terrible. Would it really have been so hard to take ANY of the great ideas that were posted on the thread that BioWare themselves posted asking for suggestions, and implement it? I understand you can’t please everyone everytime…but seriously, I haven’t seen a single person (not counting obvious trolls) who is pleased with these rewards.

im glad i didnt spend one minute in this season lol, last season cool rancor now “gj ppl here is a painting” lol

LMAO Maybe people will think twice before complaining about reskins haha. Neon rancor too … this. Lmao. Bioware trolling ranked for all the reskin whining. lmao

The scoring system alone is terrible. Success should be measured by a player´s stats (average dps, average healing, average protection) during matches and not by team´s loss or wins. I have played over 100 pvp ranked matches (queueing solo) and my tier rating is lower then those who have played only a few games but were lucky enough to be placed with good players. Thumbs down to SWTOR PVP tier ratings. No more PVP for me

Barry Sanders statistically was one of the greatest RB’s to ever play the game. He was alwayst on a $hit Lions team and never won a championship. Therefore he will always be overshadowed by the likes of Walter Payton, Emmit Smith, etc.

Success is always measured by Wins vs Losses.

But Warzones are about teamplay. Personally, I give my MVP vote rather to the people who called for help or did some tactical leadership than to the guy who just went berserk, got a high damage score, and shit on the objectives. I see those players a lot, sadly.
Being on team with people who don’t take direction or just aren’t good players suck, but most times you can help your team to victory by giving directions. Only if they don’t care about their team and just want a high score, the team falls apart, and I see that often with otherwise good players.

3 weeks of asking and this is the shit we get. They knew exactly how these would be received, hence the delayed announcement. Trying to influence player base to go for strongholds with Ranked rewards. We’re not retards yet BW continue to treat us like it.

Yea. The people that actually work with the community seem to have a general idea of what we expect. The leadership however is still completely detached.

FU€K YOU BIOWARE, DO YOU THINK WE’RE RETARDED? I RATHER SEE A RESKIN THAN THIS $#iT thanks for the painting to put on the wall *caps are needed* enough pvp till they fix this it’s like they’re saying “**** U PVP-ERS, GO DO SOME PVE”

What similarities? They are both helmets, and they both have spikes on them? That’s it…

Some people are never happy. I thought you guys pvp’d to prove your manhood not collect toys. Either way, if they gave you nothing you’d bitch, if they gave your reskinned mounts or armor you’d bitch. Just get over it, it’s bunch of pixels fcs.

Dont forget their “Medals and winning the match are tops” when they win, “Its the most dps that counts” when they lose lol

So, Arby, you bitch & moan for days about the guild flagship thing but then come over and jeer at PVPers for getting shitty rewards? What a douche.

How many pve’ers get “unique season rewards” and titles? Any pvper can do the same content and get the same title as anyone that doesn’t pvp, but you guys still cry when you get something special and it’s not whatever stupid thing you think you deserve. TBH, if it was for me to decide you’d get a title maybe and that’s it, I certainly wouldn’t divert dev time away from creating content and fixing bugs to design some bs like this.

They’re already working on season 5? Hahaha. Might want to try living in the here and now. You know, where your player base still exists.

I’m sorry PvPers, but the fact you get rewards outside of current season gear, regardless of what said rewards are should be enough. Still hungry? Have a Snickers

are u fucking serious? yeah what about pve rewards? people who cleared df nim got 2 titles a mount and new gear fucker. pvp-ers dont get nothing… this rewards suck and do you even fucking realize how much time it takes to get the proper highest earned rating? ur dumb and retarded. would you be happy if u get a dick looking decoration at the end of ops?

What I was saying is I’m cool with just a new tier of gear when new PVe and PvP contents drops. Anything else is just a bonus, and everyone should be happy the Devs are actually think about rewards and not completely screwing you over.

Yeah the helmet and everything else this round sucks compared to Rancor mounts, armor sets and weapons of Season One, but you are getting something, and that’s the goddamn point.

You spend a huge amount of time, sure, but that is your decision. Nothing anywhere says “If I spend X amount of time doing Y, I’m entitled to Z” Stop acting like a spoiled fucking child. It a damned game; if you aren’t getting what you put into it, then un-sub and go somewhere else. Your bitching gets you nowhere.

I wasn’t bitching and I don’t even do ranked, but the state of rewards itself isn’t fine. I was really upset by how unbalanced the game is between top tier PVP and PVE. Apologies if I reacted a bit over the top but i think ranked players are right if they’re upset. (*_*)

So based on this comment, i gathered that it’s ok for BW to screw us over with bad rewards. It was our fault for working hard…

I get the “I pay $15/month” and “We should be rewarded according”. Thing is, I believe BW didnt think (something they do a lot) that the ranked PvP would get such a following after Season One Rewards were announced. People were expecting bigger and better, and now they get a helmet and some fluff items.

I still believe that it up to you if you want to chase the high tiers of Ranked, that’s on you. It would completely solve this issue all together if BW just came out with Season rewards before the season starts. lazy ass Devs

I think your last sentence sums up the real issue, and i do see where you’re coming from with the other comments (:

I met and danced for Baron Deathmark on Nar Shaddaa. He is too much of a cool playa’ to put on a bone bucket like that. Looks more like something a Gamorrean would wear.

Couldn’t care less about rewards blah blah blah but ranked queue, especially solo queue needs some serious reworks… I am sick of undergeard players think they can just waltz into the team with under 30k hp (even after buffs) and think rest of the team can pull it off for them. Anyways the most important question is when the hell is the exact date of the end of season 2?

That’s one sweet helmet – actually, I think that a santa-clause helmet would draw more people into playing ranked then what was posted now. XD

Personally I am disappointed with this first off I knew the brackets were going to get smaller I didn’t realize that there were going to be higher than 1500 to get the top tier now I have to try get all my toons above 1600 and everyone has pretty much quit ranked on my server to top that off the only thing that’s decent out of all these rewards is the helmet. As for rewards look at season 1 when Bioware release there season 1 reward specifically the Rancor mount ranked PvP was revitalized Pvpers want something cool like that after the release of these reward people don’t even care I mean come on like not even armor or weapons been a waste of 2 months for me I hope Bioware learns from this and at least release the bracket ranges before hand my 2 cents anyways

The brackets didn’t get smaller. They said that the brackets follow the players, so only the top 3% are in tier 3. More people were over 1500 than in the last season, so they had to adjust it to hit that goal. If everyone get over 1600, then they will put tier 3 up on 2000 or whatever the top 3% have.

Ohh and BTW STFU all you TROLL PVE players and try post something useful for once I mean FFS this is a PvE and PvP game I play both aspects of this game and enjoy both so in short if ya got nothing good so say don’t say anything at all

Actually – most of the ranked players have solo-queued their ranking. Meaning: They got lucky on the matchmaking lottery. Most regular solo queuers have put up more of a fight, especially when those leet ranked players consider themselves too valuable to play regular and just quit as soon as it looks as if it could get tough.

Sorry but that’s not true at all. Yes solo rating can be a lottery sometimes but it will always take more skill than regs.

WHY DOESNT BW ANNOUNCE THE REWARDS WHEN THE SEASON STARTS??? that way there is a goal to look forward to. And if the rewards suck then i know not to work my ass off for shit gear. BW PvP TEAM, YOU SUCK. STEP IT UP!!!

im not saying that i dont like the rewards. But i would have been fine with just getting to the tier 2 rewards. The helm would not have been worth sitting in those treacherous Q’s up to 1600.

IMO the Tier 3 rewards should have been the Tier 2 Rewards and Tier 3 should have gotten something better (like a PvP set that looked like it was made of solid gold or something).

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