Greetings SWG Community.
First I want to say thank you to all of our testers during both closed beta and open beta. The community has done an excellent job of finding and reporting issues.
While we have a handful of task at hand, I am satisfied with early game difficulty and progression. The combat upgrade was never tested from a blank slate like this, since the original release carried players pre cu characters over, it was interesting to watch and adjust the server according.
In its current state we need to increase tester activity, a large part of the community does not want to invest time in the beta because of the future wipe. While that’s understandable, in order to have the highest quality possible server release, we need more active players.
Enter phase 2, I have coined this name as the next step for the restoration 3 beta. During this phase testing focus will adjust to the end game content. Heroics, pvp and dungeons will be the primary focus of this phase. To encourage new people to join in, we are adding a Blue-Frog test terminal. The Frog will have skills, basic weapons and armor to outfit your player, as well as resources for crafting.
In addition, phase 2 will bring Jedi testing, there is no unlock for Jedi, we will give padawan trial eligibility per weekly events to players. Different aspects of the unlock will be added for our internal testing but mostly scrambled to keep the final Jedi unlock a mystery.
Finally, the heroics will start getting tuned and the mustafar dungeons scaled. All instances are intended to be done by a full group, with the influx of players who are able to bypass the grind time commitment, we hope each instance will be well polished.
The battle of Restuss phase 1 will enable with the patch, we will be doing a live event of the Restuss progression from phase 1 to 3, this is an exciting live event we are looking forward to having. The gcw bases will all be setup for pre nge gameplay, we intend to have events around testing these before the server goes live. Base busting is a personal favorite feature of mine and I want to ensure it’s quality for release. During this time we expect pvp to have some issues, however it’s critical we find and correct them before release. The /showPvPrating command returns adding the much needed classic feel to pvp.
Closing I want to thank everyone again for being a part of this community, we are excited for the release of Restoration 3 in the near future.