SWTOR PTS Patch 3.1.1 Notes #1

SWTOR PTS Patch notes for 3.11 #1.

Game Update 3.1.1 PTS Patch #1 Notes | 02.05.2015, 10:06 AM

Hey everyone! We are going to be applying a patch to the PTS today, and will start in-game messaging around 10:45 CST in order to bring down the server at about 11. I will let you know when to expect the server to come back up!

Edit: We are moving the maintenance window by 30 minutes, so in-game messaging will start at 11:15 CST and the servers will come down at about 11:30.

In the meantime, here are the incoming changes:
Classes + Combat
Bounty Hunter
Powertech

  • Increased the post-depletion cooldown of Shoulder Cannon to 2 minutes (up from 1.5 minutes) and increased the ability activation cooldown of Shoulder Cannon to 1.5 seconds (up from .5 seconds).

Pyrotech

  • Automated Defenses has been redesigned: While Kolto Overload is active, your damage reduction is increased by 30%. Additionally, the cooldown of Kolto Overload is reduced by 30 seconds.
  • The damage dealt by Flaming Fist and Immolate has been reduced.
  • Rain of Fire has been redesigned: Flame Thrower now deals 10% additional damage to burning targets.

Trooper
Vanguard

  • Increased the post-depletion cooldown of Shoulder Cannon to 2 minutes (up from 1.5 minutes) and increased the ability activation cooldown of Shoulder Cannon to 1.5 seconds (up from .5 seconds).

Plasmatech

  • Adrenaline Fueled has been redesigned: While Adrenaline Rush is active, your damage reduction is increased by 30%. Additionally, the cooldown of Adrenaline Rush is reduced by 30 seconds.
  • The damage dealt by Shockstrike and Fire Pulse has been reduced.
  • Rain of Fire has been redesigned: Pulse Cannon now deals 10% additional damage to burning targets.
  • Seskahin

    Good thing Vanguards finally get a nerf. They should nerf all melee classes so they are more in line with commandos/mercs /s

    • Hugo A Sanchez

      wow dude you should know that Merc/Mando is a bad class to play in pvp. I am sadden by it but its true. Not only that we have the worst defensive cooldowns ingame they can melt us through it and to make it worse, if you are a caster you bet your ass you will be focused. This is if you roll dps spec

      • Kelborn

        Innovative Ordnance on Merc is pretty damn devestating. It really isn’t a bad class to pvp with.

    • Legend

      Its not really much of a nerf. You and others will still be globaled by PT’s and VG’s. #cantwait

    • Heist 101

      are u serious? then why would anyone ever play melee?? i think you dont understand the concept of class balance at all with what you said. first of all rangeed DPS has…. RANGE!! if something wants to attack you your already 30+ meters away, that my young padawan is called an advantage. Melee classes are brave to go in with minimal protection and can get 1,2 shot and die, so for the minimal window of time that they are on target they will deal more damage than you. Your commano/merc/sniper/GS can switch targets and apply dps instantaneously rapidly and all while sitting at a safe distance eating popcorn!! this has to be one of the more ignorant things ive heard without someone being a complete troll.

      • XC

        He is a kidiot don’t even bother to answer cant understand anything anyway.

    • LearntoPlay

      If u don’t like your class change it stupidity.
      Asking for nerfs wont help your clue less asss

  • jason

    flaming fist and immolate have had their damaged reduced by a secret amount? merc’s are already putting out better numbers than pt’s,

  • SDD

    So instead of actually fixing Automated Defenses/Adrenaline Fueled to reduce the cool down it’s now just a flat 30sec reduction? Sorry, but this is the weakest of sauce. This trait used to work pre 3.0, make it work properly again you lazy sods.

  • Beasthuntt

    Whelp, slots still broken and end game ops still not worth running. Guess I will still stay unsubbed. Thanks for the article and heads up, Dulfy.net.

    • PlayGoodorQuitForever

      These nurfing sht have ruined the damn game.
      If they keep listening the kidiots on the forums they will fck up the rest of it.

      • Beasthuntt

        I agree. It’s too much. I’m done with it. Far too many good games to worry about a game whos main concern is the cash shop.

  • Hugo A Sanchez

    wow, PT nerf eh? just when I thought PTs where making a come back….

    • Knox Harrington

      Did you really think you’d stay overpowered forever?

      • Hugo A Sanchez

        overpowered? what are you? a Merc dps? lol

      • KLoorer

        Is this guy totally stupid or what ?
        If you don’t like your class then change it for another.
        Stop blaming everyone else cos u haven’t got a clue on how to play and blame the others as OP.

  • Max de Sutter

    As a vanguard tank 8sec 30%damage reduction against nerfed self heal lets see how it affects tanking

  • Hugo A Sanchez

    Dulfy Bringer of Bad News
    lol
    Can’t say am happy but rather upset
    Thanks for the heads-up Dulfs

    • SpideyBry

      Don’t shoot the messenger. 🙂

    • MJ

      Blame the damn kidiots that complain day and night on the forums cos they don’t know how to play their class and want everyone nerfed.
      Go back to school kidiots leave the game for the players

  • Knox Harrington

    Shoulder cannon nerf? About F’N time!

    • URKidioten

      Go fish some stupidity juice now.

  • Melini

    At least its not Full-Auto, now it falls in line with Battle Focus so I’m happy for that…

  • Leon

    WTF, are you seriously nerfing Flaming Fist and Immolate? PTs are way under mercs in dps, which is an stupid thing, since being a mdps is harder than a rdps. Also, PTs and Lightning sorcs are about the same level, which again is just stupid. I keep asking myself why would the devs insist on nerfing classes that aren’t the top dps ones. If someone can enlighten me, please do.

    • Heist 101

      probably has to do with PvP.

      • Booker

        The stupidity kidiots strike again.
        They don’t have a clue on how to play their class, are totally under geared.
        And complain all day in the forums about everyone that beats them in the damn pvp.
        End that sht already.

        • Alex

          This has nothing to do with PvP. Pyro isn’t even viable in PvP right now. Why would we want to nerf its mobility??? The only nerf PvP’ers called was on Shoulder Cannon.. And not even THAT huge. Only thing we asked was to raise the ICD between rockets to 1-1.5s. Nothing more.

          Right now they are destroying Pyro mobility and survivability both being things no PvP’er ever would want to nerf on a spec already so lacking in both of them.

          • Shades

            Mass posting in their forums so they Devs can think it over and cancel it.

    • Kelborn

      My question is why are they nerfing Pyro and not AP.

    • Booker

      cos some stupid kidiots ask for it on the damn forums.
      Stop listening to the kidiots that play without gear and have no clue of how to use their class.
      Stop making the game a tottal fck up.
      Stop nerfing classes and make them useless upgrade the ones that you thing are weak.

      • ThisGuyIsTheSameGuy

        Dude. You’ve posted 6 times by my count by different names – by the overuse and under-vocabularized application of the words like “kidiot”, “stupidity”, “assess” and “clue less”.
        So, little kidiot – who posts all day in all their reflective glorious stupidity? While I do wait, eagerly, to assess your whining polyphonic reply – I really only mean to send a verbal backhand to your schizophrenic asses. I’m sorry your class got nerfed, (not really) but you need to realize that you are who you complain about. I probably am too, but only just for you. I suppose your clue was less than your simple words but more and how you used them.
        l2p, little kidiot. gg, forum warrior. may these words ever haunt you. but no qq, hush now.

        • Bubblemania

          You are so clue less that you didn’t understand what I’m talking about.

          Its not a negative reply to your post but a supporting one, unless you know how to read and you can learn to understand what you are reading go do your homeworks already then get some sleep to wake up a bit upgraded.

          Thats my only posts in this forums ever, take a look at yours first (thousands prop) before you blame me for forum loving mania.
          I can talk to you in 20 different ways the problem is that you wont understand even the simplified ones that I use.

  • Mango Fett

    Seriously, PvPers ruin everything in MMOs goddamn, stop whining like bitches so we don’t get screwed over in PvE

    • PacMan

      They should stop listening these clue less assess anyway.
      They will make the game totally unplayable, damn droids.
      Kidiots that cry on the forums all day should Go and play pac man instead, see how much OP the ghosts are there.

      • Knox Harrington

        Kidiots.. I like that lol

        • Pacman

          Go outside fish a bit.
          Break our balls already all day posting blshts all over the place.

    • Josef Tauser

      PvE is a cake anyway. Just watch a youtube video and repeat what you see.

      • Zeroboys

        Damn noobilie we dont talk about dailies on the planets but for fckin Nightmare modes and Hard modes.
        Wtf is wrong with ppl these days, IQ dropped bellow 0 recently ?

        • Josef Tauser

          If you can’t beat hard mode or nightmare mode then that’s your problem. Pro tip: red circles are bad, don’t step into them.

          • ZeroMinus

            You don’t have a clue probably what you are talking about.
            They dont call it HM without a reason and no its not the circles that makes it hard.
            Sht’s all over where is the world going to.

            • Secundum Ave

              He probably means classic ops Nightmare, where it doesn’t matter if someone else screws up.

    • Alex

      This has nothing to do with PvP. Pyro isn’t even viable in PvP right now. Why would we want to nerf its mobility??? The only nerf PvP’ers called was on Shoulder Cannon.. And not even THAT huge. Only thing we asked was to raise the ICD between rockets to 1-1.5s. Nothing more.

      Right now they are destroying Pyro mobility and survivability both being things no PvP’er ever would want to nerf on a spec already so lacking in both of them. So stop whinning about shitty choices from BW. This has nothing to do with PvP nor PvE.. Only with BW being stupid.

      • Knox Harrington

        Yea Pyro is good in PvE but it’s been garbage in PvP for awhile now. PT’s of all varieties are scratching their heads at the upcoming changes to Pyro.

  • Matt Man

    Powertechs are going to suck haha. Mercs for life

  • Patrick Hendry

    Bioware couldn’t balance a piece of plywood if it was laying on the floor. Seriously. Nerf Plasmatech, seriously? We hardly had any burst in the first place. Where are the nerfs for Sorcerer / Sage, for Sin / Shadow? Oh, I know, they won’t nerf them, because those are BWs favorite classes. GG, GG. You wll go down in the history books as the company that has ABSOLUTELY no idea how to balance a game.

    • Leah

      they have nerfed sorcs/sages repeatedly since 1.2 they finally get a buff and are not just free kills anymore and people are crying foul >_> now… I’m not sure if powertech nerf was needed. I’m also not sure its THAT drastic of a nerf. lastly… post testing on pts, who knows, they may even change it back. it doesn’t happen often, but it does happen.

      • Patrick Hendry

        Sorry. Sorc was ultra easy mode before 3.0, now they are barney the dinosaur easy mode. Commando should’ve been the first priority with balancing. But it looks like they Will be ignored another 2 years because clearly bw hates troopers.

        • Monkeyplanet

          Cos all the fcks ask for nerfs instead of asking to upgrade other toons.
          Wake up already people, your are digging your own graves this way, go next level already !

    • Przemysław Narbutt

      PVP.

    • NerfyourAssdevs

      “Nerfs No More” all go out there in the forums and start posting “Nerfs No More” posts so the demn devs will stop listening the cry babies.
      And stop asking for other classes to be nerfed, wont help anyone, the problem is we dont need any more nerfs just upgrades damn it.

      • Knox Harrington

        The time to kill is short enough as it is. Buffing all the dps up to the level of inquisitors is just asinine. Nerf inquisitors, nerf Guard, and PvP will actually be somewhat balanced again.

        • ManPac

          Go play some pacman now cos you cant handle the sht and asking for nerfs all the time.
          Everyone except your toon.
          Cry lovers………..

  • SeekerLancer

    Thanks BioWare for once again screwing a class that didn’t need it.

  • Dead Vanguard

    Bunch of Jedi/Sith started crying that Bounty Hunters/Troopers beat them in PvP, so the nerf bat comes out and screws over PvE. Nothing new. This game would be so much better without it’s horrific PvP system.

    • Biler

      Damn cry sissies, should get them out of the game already.
      Wonder why the damn devs listen to these Kidiots.

    • DS

      Works like that with every game that has PvE and PvP to balance. Creating balance for one typically means destroying the other.

    • Secundum Ave

      This. Or else have a separate skill tree just for PvP. The the whiners can GTFO of our PvE.

  • Zalman

    So true I /cry

  • NerftheDevs

    “Nerfs No More” all go out there in the forums and start posting “Nerfs No More” posts so the demn devs will stop listening the cry babies.

    And stop asking for other classes to be nerfed, wont help anyone, the problem is we dont need any more nerfs just upgrades damn it…………..

  • #thnxbiofail

    so my PT was about the only class that could compete some what fairly against the mob of sins that now roams pvp.. but now the nerf bat comes along im not thinking my pt is gonna be so viable for s4 now thanks bioware i oh u a big fat fuck u very much u worthless devs

    • Knox Harrington

      They need to nerf sins too. They deal far too much damage for how much self-healing they can achieve.

      • GoOut

        The blsht man strikes again.
        Tell us what class you play so we can ask for nerfs on that too.
        Its the Butler prop the drink server.

  • #youknowit

    i thought the point of the shoulder cannon having not working on the gcd scale and having a very short icd clock was the only thing keeping pts viable? so now u take a dps (thats not top dps either) and swing the nerf bat on the things that make them still viable? #retards

  • sv650Sftw

    Shoulder canon nerf is a good start. AP will still hit harder than any other class in arena. I PVP with all 8 classes at 60, all of them with at least 168’s, 5 classes in full 174 (PT included) and I gotta say: PT AP is the most powerful burst damage dealer. The fact they are treated as a melee class yet they can begin and sustain full DPS at range means they’re like a warrior or sin you can’t kite.

    IMO the ranged capability of AP still needs to be brought down, then they need to buff PT defensives–ATM they play like a glass canon, which doesn’t really fit with the idea of a PT.

    • Knox Harrington

      Yea I really don’t get why the dps specs have to be so damn squishy. I’d gladly sacrifice some burst for some extra survivability. I get focused all the time now just because everyone wants to hate on AP. It’s the new Rage Jugg, except squishier.

    • Hilarious

      nerf shadows/sins, they need it the worst.. lol

      • Xena

        Lol uninstall the game already.
        Probably you cant play thats why you are asking for nerfs.
        You think you are weak then train then get gear then read some damn guides.
        Thats all you need to do and stop wasting time writing on forums.

    • Hugo A Sanchez

      I honestly agree with you. I wouldn’t mind the nerf if they gave us something to fall on for survive-ability. The only reason I was sad about nerf is because it was the only thing that made us a threat in pvp. Our defensive cooldowns are pathetic compared to every other class. Granted Merc/Mando dps have it worse than us PT/Van, but PT was the only Mandalorian I could use in pvp, but now it seems we will have to be glass cannons.

      • sv650Sftw

        Definitely–That’s why I’m thinking it wouldn’t be that hard to fix both classes at once because they share so many abilities. IMO they should either buff or re-work kolto overload. ATM it’s only good for 1v1–the other day I got bursted so hard KO didn’t even trigger (was still activated on my character after death) so basically I got hit for over 35% HP in a single instant.

    • Monkeys

      Nerf lovers you are missing the point here.
      Not everything revolves around PVP.
      Pve content needs a powerful PT.
      If its not your faivorite class which as you write its not then don’t play it again and ask them to upgrade whatever that one is.
      We dont like Nerf lovers.

  • Avaka

    bioware: y’all done fucked it up! Been a loyal sub since prelaunch, and just a few months ago I was saying how this is my favorite game of all time, but after 3.0 things have been getting worse and worse. I used to login every morning with childhood wonder and excitement, but now I login and before even 5 minutes pass I alt+f4 and find myself watching family guy.

    It’s been a good run, but I can’t take anymore disappointment, games are supposed to be fun – I’m going to uninstall now and it’s gotten to a point where even if the game turns around in 3.2, I won’t be coming back. Time to go back to the wonderful world of single player games.

    • FG

      For sure it can get better.
      Lets hope that it will
      But you must uninstall family guy so it wont distract you anymore.

  • cemerian

    until they restore pre 3.0 carnage for marauder i wont even think about going back to this game, that one skill tree change destroyed the class for me completly

    • Secundum Ave

      I prefer Annihilation myself-what exactly did they do to Carnage to screw it up so much?

  • Hugo A Sanchez

    I think what bothers me more is that they targeted PT’s who have a high burst damage with a 1.5 cooldown. Which would be an opener one use in ranked.
    Than a Sorc DPS that can do equal heals to his damage, and almost fully heal near death.
    (Barrier spec) “Near Death”
    Force Barrier (w/ hots), > Force Speed to safety> Static Barrier (w/ hots)> insta heal > insta heal.
    that is a lot of health recovered with a bubble absorbing damage and healing you.
    Even Mercs cant do that with their abilities.

    I could be wrong and sorcs have it bad, but off pvp they do some serious damage in Raids.

    • Raider

      Pve and Pvp are 2 different worlds, again nurfing classes is not good because it affects how they operate in pve raids HM and Nightmare content and makes them weak and not useful at all as a valuable dps

      • Hugo A Sanchez

        yeah I know. 8v8, 4v4, and PvE. are all different

  • zenight

    I agree that missiles needed some sort of nerf, the burst was high and the heals great, not to mention you can guard a node and even without a stun break stop a cap by launching missiles.

    But getting something to compensate would have been nice, like oh I don’t know, Kolto actually healing you in PvP.

    If you’re in a situation where it triggers, you can bet you soon to be dead ass, you’re eating executes which negates the heal completely, it’s kinda of a wasted skill unless you grabbed the stun break utility on it…

    I really think they should just take away Kolto or make it a HOT or something like an insta-heal, as it stands now it does literally nothing int PvP without the utility.

  • oh C’mon Bioware

    One more VG nerf and I will retire Mine.

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