SWTOR to Receive Weekly Patches

Have you had to prematurely end your TOR playtime because servers went down for a patch deployment? It’s happened to me twice, and based on Game Director James Ohlen’s blog post, we can expect a new patch almost every week.

Ohlen said:

Almost every week we will be releasing a new patch. These weekly patches are almost entirely focused on bug fixes, minor balance changes and fixing any exploits in the game. These issues are the highest priority items at the studio. They are reviewed by senior leadership on a daily basis. Bug fixes usually take longer than a week to get into the game because we need to fix the issue and then test the fix. Some bugs take longer than that because of the complexity of the issue.

Given the down times have started at around 4am on the East Coast, I regarded them as gentle reminders to get some sleep rather than police raids coming to crash my party. Either way, BioWare seems determined to stay on top of polishing TOR, and that’s laudable.

Ohlen went on to say:

There are issues that we will fix immediately. These are rare and not every issue can be fixed in this manner. We usually reserve these “emergency fixes” for bugs that are stopping players from playing the game or to exploits that could unbalance the entire game if not corrected.

Ohlen must have been referencing the dancing exploit that was patched a few hours ago. Now that’s a police raid coming to crash my party.

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