patch

Here’s the patch notes for today’s patch:


1.1.1 Patch Notes — 1/31/2012

Classes and Combat


    General

    • Fixed a bug that could cause the Global Cooldown to appear as if it has been cancelled when it is actually still in effect, resulting in a feeling of unresponsiveness to input.
    • Corrected an issue that could cause an ability icon to appear usable but be unresponsive to clicks or keypresses for several seconds.
    • Players revived by other players, including by in-combat revival abilities, now revive with 25% of maximum health.


    Jedi Knight


      Guardian

      • Freezing Force: Now correctly lasts 9 seconds (up from 6 seconds).


    Jedi Consular


      Sage

      • Mental Alacrity: Now correctly costs no Force to activate.
      • Salvation: No longer heals targets twice on application. It now correctly heals all affected targets once when applied.


    Smuggler


      Scoundrel

      • Flechette Round: Now provides 30% armor penetration while active.
      • K.O.: This ability now knocks the target down for 1.5 seconds.
      • Shoot First: The damage output of this ability has been decreased by approximately 20% to control burst damage and because it was enabling significantly faster than intended kills in PvP.


    Imperial Agent


      Operative

      • Acid Blade: Now provides 30% armor penetration while active.
      • Jarring Strike: This ability now knocks the target down for 1.5 seconds.
      • Hidden Strike: The damage output of this ability has been decreased by approximately 20% to control burst damage and because it was enabling significantly faster than intended kills in PvP.


    Bounty Hunter


      Mercenary

      • Sweeping Blasters can now be made free with Thermal Sensor Override.


      Powertech

      • Oil Slick now correctly costs no heat to activate.

Flashpoints and Operations


    Flashpoints


      Directive 7

      • Bulwark’s Area of Effect cone abilities now properly fire in the direction Bulwark is facing.
      • Some of Bulwark’s abilities were incorrectly susceptible to interruption. Bulwark is now immune to interrupts.


      The False Emperor

      • Fixed a conversation that could cause the cinematic with Arkis Wode to function incorrectly.


      The Foundry

      • Fixed an issue that could prevent the final fight in this Flashpoint from beginning after the cinematic.
      • The final boss can no longer become stuck in an invulnerable state; there was still a small window where this could occur.


      The Red Reaper

      • Lord Kherus now grants less experience.
      • Some of Lord Kherus’s abilities have had their damage values adjusted to be more in line with the level of the Flashpoint.
      • Players now enter into melee range with Lord Kherus in order to stop him from throwing crates.


    Operations


      Eternity Vault

      • Players no longer randomly die in this Operation after being in Gharj’s lava.


      Karagga’s Palace

      • Foreman Crusher’s enrage now includes a movement speed increase, allowing him to catch players who attempt to run.
      • Fixed an issue that prevented the Materials Disposal Unit’s main control station from becoming useable again after the Operation Group is defeated by the G4-B3 Heavy Fabricator on 16-man Hard Mode.
      • Fixed an issue that prevented the G4-B3 Heavy Fabricator from deploying the correct number of Proximity Pulse Mines and Security Stun Drones during combat.
      • The damage from G4-B3 Heavy Fabricator’s sticky pulse grenade will scales appropriately for the selected Operation difficulty level.
      • Karagga no longer fires his Unstable Energy twice in a row.
      • Taking the shuttle after defeating Karagga no longer transports players to the incorrect hangar.
      • Walls that were missing in Karagga’s Palace are now in place.


    Bug Fixes


      General

      • Fixed an issue that prevented some players in Operations Groups from receiving credit for the missions “[WEEKLY] Deadly Operations,” “[WEEKLY] Galactic Operations,” and “Journey to the Belsavis Depths.” The entire Operations Group now receives credit when the objective is completed.

Items


    Bug Fixes

    • Comparative tooltips for researched items no longer have their stats reversed.

Missions and NPCs


    Missions


      Imperial

      • Declaration of War: The mission will now progress as intended when players interact with their ship’s holoterminal.
      • Debriefing: The ship Holoterminal conversation related to this mission is no longer repeatable.
      • The Eagle’s Nest: The Assassin’s Fortress mission is now correctly a prerequisite for this mission.
      • Number One with a Bullet: Corrected an issue that prevented Bounty Hunters from leaving The Founder.
      • The Mandalorian Killer: Thendys Noori no longer continues to heal Kellian Jarro after she has surrendered.
      • Reallocation: The final mission conversation will now begin as intended when players interact with their ship’s holoterminal.
      • The Voice of Darkness: Fixed an issue that could cause Class Story mission progression to enter an incorrect state.


      Republic

      • Death Spiral: Fixed an issue that prevented Jedi Knights who completed the Commander Rayfel encounter from using the shuttle back to Belsavis Orbital Station.


    NPCs


      Bug Fixes

      • Kintan Behemoths no longer occasionally walk on top of trees when in combat.

PvP


    Warzones


      General

      • Fixed an issue that could prevent players from receiving mission rewards for completing Warzones.


      Voidstar

      • Players are no longer able to climb out of the attacking team spawn area in the hangar before the match starts.


    World PvP


      Ilum

      • Additional base turrets now protect the taxi location inside each faction’s base.

Space Combat


    General

    • Added two daily mission commendations to the high-level space dailies Operation Ascendant Pride (Imperial) and Operation New Eclipse (Republic).

UI


    General

    • Attempting to loot an item in a group when the Master Looter is off-planet now generates an error message.


    Bug Fixes

    • The leader of an Operations Group will no longer receive an incorrect message informing them that their companion has been dismissed.

Miscellaneous Bug Fixes

    • Special items related to different editions of the game have been re-sent if they were deleted by the mail system prior to being claimed.

A new patch has been released to address a few issues caused by 1.1. Here’s the change-log:

1.1.0a Patch Notes – 1/19/2012



Operations


    KaraggaÔÇÖs Palace

    • Fixed an issue that caused assigned loot bags in KaraggaÔÇÖs Palace to distribute items with class inappropriate stats.


PvP


    Ilum

    • Players can no longer enter the opposing factionÔÇÖs safe base area, thus preventing players from continually “camping” the other faction’s base.
    • Turrets inside faction bases were not intended to be destroyed and are now immune to damage.
    • The population cap for instances of Ilum has been reduced to improve performance.
    • Implemented optimizations to improve performance on Ilum.


Miscellaneous Bug Fixes

    • Loading screens no longer appear when other players spawn nearby.

The patch will be automatically be downloaded when you next launch The Old Republic.

The 1.1 patch for The Old Republic has gone live, here’s the notes for the ~140 meg patch:


Game Update 1.1 – Rise of the Rakghouls

A mysterious outbreak of rakghouls threatens the worlds of the Tion Hegemony, a strategically important sector of the galaxy that has remained neutral to both Republic and Imperial advances. Now Republic and Imperial forces race to the besieged world of Kaon to eliminate the threat, desperate to secure the allegiance of the Tion Hegemony for themselves

Welcome to Game Update 1.1 of Star WarsÔäó: The Old Republic – Rise of the Rakghouls. In this episode your high-level characters will be introduced to the Tion Hegemony, journeying to the world of Kaon for the first time in Flashpoint: Kaon Under Siege. You can also expect to see new and dangerous foes inhabiting Operation: Karagga’s Palace, challenging you further in various difficulty modes.

Beyond these major content additions, changes have been made throughout the game, including a number of changes to Open World PvP on the planet of Ilum. Read on for the full patch notes, and we look forward to hearing your feedback about the new content on the Forums.

General

  • Anti-aliasing is now available and can be enabled in the preferences menu.

Classes and Combat


    General

      • Healing caused by crowd control abilities no longer generates threat.
      • Tooltips for abilities modified by skill points now display correct damage values.
      • The cooldown indicator on hotbars no longer causes all ability icons to appear grayed out (unusable). Now, when an ability is on cooldown, it will not be grayed out if its activation conditions (like resource costs or range) are met.
      • Using character rotation keys no longer breaks a character out of cover.

      • Guard

        • This ability now transfers to a new friendly target without requiring deactivation on the previous target.
        • Activating this ability while targeting a guarded or invalid target will still toggle the Guard ability off.
        • A distinct visual effect is now present on characters using Guard on another character, and another effect is now present on the guarded character if they leave Guard’s range.


        Taunt

        • A new visual effect has been added to the user and the target of the Taunt ability for the duration of its effect.


    Jedi Knight


      General

      • Force Leap: This ability no longer functions on Portable Holo Dancers.


      Guardian

      • Enure: This ability’s cooldown has been reduced to 1.5 minutes.
      • Force Push: Now finishes the cooldown on Force Leap.


      Bug Fixes

      • Force Stasis: This ability is now correctly an instant ability when both Stasis Mastery and the 2-piece PvP set bonus are present.
      • Plasma Brand: This ability’s tooltip now properly reflects the damage it does. Its damage has not been adjusted.


    Sith Warrior


      General

      • Intercede: This ability no longer functions on Portable Holo Dancers.
      • Shatter: This ability’s tooltip now correctly reflects its damage; damage from this ability has not been adjusted.


      Juggernaut

      • Endure Pain: This ability’s cooldown has been reduced to 1.5 minutes.
      • Force Push: Now finishes the cooldown on Force Charge.


      Bug Fixes

      • Force Choke: This ability is now correctly an instant ability when both Force Grip and the 2-piece PvP set bonus are present.


    Jedi Consular


      General

      • Project: This ability no longer shakes the screen of onlookers.


      Shadow

      • Battle Readiness: Now allows Combat Technique to trigger once every 3 seconds.
      • Combat Technique: Healing received through Combat Technique has been increased, scales properly at higher levels, and can only be triggered once every 4.5 seconds.
      • Slow Time: This ability’s damage has been increased by 15% and it now slows the movement speed of all affected targets.


    Sith Inquisitor


      Assassin

      • Dark Charge: Healing received through Dark Charge has been increased, scales properly at higher levels, and can only be triggered once every 4.5 seconds.
      • Overcharge Saber: Now allows Dark Charge to trigger once every 3 seconds.
      • Wither: Damage has been increased by 15% and it now slows the movement speed of all affected targets.


    Smuggler


      General

      • Flash Grenade: This ability now has a 60-second cooldown.


      Scoundrel

        Sawbones

        • Accomplished Sawbones: The tooltip now reflects the actual healing bonus of 10/20/30%.

        Scrapper

        • Underdog: The tooltip for this skill has been re-worded to clearly state which abilities are modified.

        Dirty Fighting (Shared Tree)

        • Rough and Tumble: This skill now properly reduces the cooldown of Wounding Shots.


    Imperial Agent


      Bug Fixes

      • Corrected an issue where activating cover, using Explosive Probe, and then using Snipe could cause Snipe to be interrupted.


    Bounty Hunter


      General

      • Incendiary Missile: This ability is no longer misclassified as an Area of Effect ability.

Companion Characters


    General

    • C2-N2 and 2V-R8 no longer vocalize crafting commentary during combat.
    • The Carbonized Stream companion ability no longer breaks prematurely.


    Companions


      Ashara Zavros

      • Ashara’s Force Blast ability has had its damage increased.
      • Ashara now animates correctly when using dual wield attacks.


      Jaesa Willsaam

      • Fixed a bug that could block marriage dialogue options with this companion.


      Kira Carsen

      • Fixed an issue that caused players to be unable to progress in Kira’s affection conversations. Players previously affected by this issue can now speak to Kira and progress normally.


    Bug Fixes

    • Companions will now sell trash items when requested, regardless of group size.
    • Companion healing abilities no longer apply a permanent green effect on the character.
    • Fixed an issue that caused Companion Characters to sometimes have the incorrect appearance in cinematics.
    • Companion abilities that have been disabled by the player no longer toggle back on when the companion is re-summoned.
    • Corrected an issue that caused the indicator that a companion wants to talk to you to disappear.
    • Companions no longer need to be re-summoned after selling trash items if the player mounts a vehicle after dispatching them.
    • Traveling from a Contested Area to a Contested Region now causes companions to be unsummoned correctly.

Crew Skills


    Crafting Skills



    Below, you’ll notice some changes to high-end Biochem and Cybertech crafted items that reduce their output. We understand that these changes may cause concern for Biochemists and Cybertechs, but we’ve made them in order to prevent a situation where any specific crafting skill becomes the objective “best choice” for players challenging endgame content or PvP. We only make this type of change after very careful consideration, and only to ensure a level and fun playing field for all players.


      Artifice

      • All mod type item modification schematics have been removed from the Artifice trainer. These schematics were invalid, and could not be used if purchased.


      Biochem

      • Biochem medpacks that heal a player and their companion no longer revive defeated companions.
      • All Energized, Exotech, and Rakata adrenals and stims now require 400 Biochem for use.
      • The Exotech Medpac is now named “Exotech Med Unit.” Its overall healing has been reduced and is now in line with similar level medpacs, and it temporarily increases the maximum health of its targets. Use of this item now requires 400 Biochem.
      • The amount healed by Rakata Medpacs has been reduced. This item now additionally increases maximum health briefly. Use of this item now requires 400 Biochem.


      Cybertech

      • Wynz-Tek grenades now require 400 Cybertech for use.
      • Wynz-Tek Grenades have had their damage reduced to bring them more in line with grenades of similar level.
      • The Wynz-Tek Firestorm grenade’s damage has been reduced to bring it in line with grenades of similar level. It now deals damage every 3 seconds over 12 seconds.


    Bug Fixes

    • Corrected an issue that prevented recently completed Crew Skill missions from showing up in the next list of available missions.
    • Fixed a bug that could cause Crew Skills a character didn’t have to appear in the Crew Skills window.
    • Players can no longer loot harvesting nodes they do not have the appropriate Crew Skill for after a group member harvests (but does not loot) a node.

Flashpoints and Operations


    General

    • A new level 50 Flashpoint, Kaon Under Siege, is now available for play in Normal and Hard Modes!
    • The Gav Daragon and the Ziost Shadow have been expanded to accommodate the Kaon Under Siege gateway.
    • The difficulty of some non-boss enemies in Flashpoints has been adjusted.
    • Enemies now drop credits more frequently in Flashpoints.


    Flashpoints


      The Battle of Ilum

      • Krel Thak’s Allied Weequay Pirates have had their toughness reduced in Hard Mode.


      The Black Talon

      • Some enemies in this Flashpoint are no longer invisible.


      Cademimu

      • General Ortol’s rocket fire damage no longer occurs when the rocket is not active.


      Colicoid War Game

      • This Flashpoint’s mission now correctly leads the players into the Flashpoint.


      Directive 7

      • Bulwark was dealing more damage than intended in Normal Mode. His damage output has been reduced.
      • Corrected an issue that caused Interrogator to sometimes spawn far more cyborgs than intended. The fight is now more manageable.
      • Corrected an issue that allowed Replicator to become susceptible to crowd control in Hard Mode, making the encounter easier than intended.


      The False Emperor

      • The Sith Entity’s affliction ability now properly deals damage in Hard Mode.
      • HK-47 now has the correct amount of health in Normal Mode.
      • Tregg no longer immediately initiates his whirlwind attack after leaping to a player target. Players now have more time to react and avoid whirlwind damage.
      • Corrected an issue that caused Jindo Krey to randomly target players with his blaster attack. He now focuses those attacks on his primary target, making him “tankable” as intended.
      • Players can now acquire special Pulse Grenades outside of Darth Malgus’ throne room. These grenades aid groups lacking knockback abilities in defeating him.


      The Foundry

      • Corrected an issue that could cause the final boss to become stuck at 10% health.
      • The final boss now resets if he is pulled out of his chamber. This prevents an exploit allowing players to avoid the encounter’s mechanics.
      • The final boss was unintentionally dealing 70k damage with one of his attacks. This has been corrected.
      • Players can no longer cause the final boss to become stuck in an immune state by damaging him too quickly in his final phase.


      Maelstrom Prison

      • X-37 Oppressor Droid’s grapple can no longer be resisted, ensuring the fight mechanic behaves as intended.


      The Red Reaper

      • The Red Reaper mission now updates correctly for the entire group when the mission is obtained on the Imperial or Republic Fleets.


    Operations


      Eternity Vault

      • Players are now able to successfully loot the chest after defeating the Infernal Council.
      • Perimeter Defense Cannons have been re-tuned and have improved targeting behaviors.
      • Soa’s Mind Trap and Force Throw abilities no longer target the same player multiple times; they now target every player in the group once.
      • Ball lightning enemies summoned by Soa deal damage in a smaller radius.
      • The Annihilation Droid’s rocket burst attack no longer deals double damage in 16-player Operations.
      • Soa now summons fewer ball lightning enemies during the final round in 16-player Operations.
      • The Ancient Pylons now reset correctly if not solved within the allotted time.
      • Soa’s mind traps unintentionally had 200k health in Nightmare Mode. This amount has been reduced significantly.
      • The duration of the Penalty of Destiny effect in the Infernal Council encounter has been increased to 1 minute. Players are unable to assist other players in their fight for the duration of this effect.
      • Players are now released from Soa’s mind traps in the correct location after the encounter.


      Karagga’s Palace

      • Four new bosses can now be battled by players in Karagga’s Palace!
      • Players no longer get stuck attempting to exit the Karagga’s Palace phase.
      • Reduced the damage of Bonethrasher’s Overhead Smash attack and reduced the distance players are knocked back by his Backhand attack in Hard Mode. This gives players more room to avoid being knocked into the pit.
      • Bonethrasher no longer attacks players immediately after they fall into his pit when re-entering after being defeated, allowing players to regroup before engaging.


    Bug Fixes


      Flashpoints

      • Corrected an issue that prevented some enemy NPCs from spawning in Flashpoints.
      • The correct error message now displays when a player attempts to enter a different Flashpoint than the rest of the group.
      • Flashpoint gateways no longer display as orange in incorrect circumstances.
      • Fixed an issue that prevented Flashpoint difficulty from being set properly.
      • Fixed an issue that caused mapnotes directing players to some Flashpoints to not appear correctly.
      • Corrected map issues that made locating mission objectives on the Gav Daragon difficult.
      • Fixed an issue preventing some players from opening a chest after a boss fight if the group was previously defeated by the boss.

Items


    General

    • An Item Modification Table has been added to the Supplies areas of the Republic and Imperial Fleets.
    • Several tanking relics that had the incorrect stats have been corrected.


    PvP

    • Battlemaster Gear Tokens have been converted into Battlemaster Commendations, which can be used to purchase any Battlemaster gear. This allows players to purchase any piece of gear instead of requiring them to purchase the piece indicated by the token.
    • Battlemaster Bags now contain Battlemaster Commendations instead of Battlemaster Gear Tokens. They still also contain Champion Commendations.
    • The PvP item “Heal Consumable” is now named “Warzone Medpac.” Its cooldown has been reduced from 5 minutes to 3 minutes and it now shares the 1.5-minute cooldown with other medpacs. This item can be used effectively over time, but now cannot be stacked beyond what is intended.
    • The PvP item “Overcharge Consumable” is now named “Warzone Expertise Adrenal.” Its cooldown has been reduced from 5 minutes to 3 minutes and it now shares a cooldown with other adrenals. It (and other adrenals) no longer stack with the PvP Power-Up that increases Expertise to prevent Expertise values from increasing beyond intended levels.
    • Warzone Medpacs and Warzone Expertise Adrenals no longer share a cooldown with each other.
    • A new line of high-end PvP relics with appropriate PvP stats have been added to PvP vendors.


    Bug Fixes

    • Removing a modification from an item and then re-inserting it no longer causes that modification to be lost upon area transitions.

Missions and NPCs


    General

    • All Bonus Series missions and their required missions can now be abandoned.
    • Certain Wampas on Hoth that were preying on lower-level characters have had their level reduced.


    Missions


      Imperial

      • In Cold Blood: Enemies that use Armor Piercing Cell during this mission no longer each stack a debuff on the player.
      • A Dangerous Auction: The step “Travel to Hutta” now updates if the player travels there via the Imperial Fleet.
      • Death Marks: This mission now advances in the Star Cluster Casino regardless of player decisions regarding Yjal on Balmorra.
      • Enclave Raid: This mission no longer becomes blocked if players complete the task “Defeat Tarisian Enclave Masters” before completing “Recover Tarisian Artifacts.”
      • Geroya be Haran: Objectives related to this mission now glow when selected.
      • Honor or Glory: Players can no longer repeat a conversation with Torian.
      • Hutt Hospitality: The conversation with Ambassador Rove now takes into account the outcome of a decision regarding Grub.
      • Legerdemain: The dialogue with Chaney Barrow can no longer be repeated.
      • The Mandalorian Killer: Kellian Jarro and Thendys Noori now correctly spawn during this mission.
      • Pressure Points: The Lerantha Lurker no longer engages players in combat before completing its spawn sequence.
      • The Sacred Flame: Blank dialogue options no longer display during this mission’s conversations.
      • Shadow Spawn: The Sith Spawn no longer knocks players down for longer than intended.
      • The Slave-Killers: Players can no longer repeat a conversation that belongs to this mission.
      • Spiking the Punch: Players can no longer repeat Vicebaron Heitor’s initial dialogue.
      • Thuggish Behavior: Corrected an issue that could cause the player to remain stuck in combat during this mission. The required kills to complete this mission have been reduced.


      Republic

      • Back Alley: Players now receive credit for defending the point with the turret.
      • Climbing the Ladder: A conversation related to this mission no longer ends prematurely.
      • Droid Clean Up: Corrected an issue that caused the bonus mission to persist in the player’s mission log.
      • Lab Work: Choosing the dark side option in this mission no longer causes this mission to stop advancing.
      • Prison Breaking: Rist Slayers, Stalkers, Torturers, and Prison Guards now respawn correctly.
      • Rescue Operation: This mission now progresses normally if the player is defeated on the step “Use Your Personal Holocom” when fleeing the base.
      • Scorched Earth: The mission objective NPC in this mission no longer spawns as friendly and unattackable in some instances.
      • Shattering: Mission progression no longer becomes blocked if the player returns to the med center after being defeated in combat.
      • The Shadow Fist: Mission progression no longer becomes blocked if the player closes the loot window on the step “Recover the Stealth Field Generator.”
      • The Summit: The difficulty of the encounter with Sidone has been reduced.
      • Thwarting House Thul: Thul Mercenaries, Thul Sharpshooters, and Thul Colonels now respawn properly.
      • Vivicar Awaits: Lowered the amount of enemies that attack the player during the step “Find a Way Past the Force Field.”


    NPCs


      General

      • Redris Korin on Corellia now uses ranged Force abilities in combat.


      Bug Fixes

      • Jilcoln Cadera’s abilities now correctly take into account whether a player is immune from knockbacks.
      • The “Primal Destroyer” World Boss on Belsavis is now “Overwhelming” as intended.
      • The World Boss “The First” on Dromund Kaas no longer inhibits Bounty Hunter’s Rapid Shots, and Imperial Agents will no longer be knocked out of cover during combat with it.
      • Fixed a bug that could cause specific NPCs to appear miniature-sized in conversations.
      • Players using the French and German clients can now obtain daily PvE missions.

PvP


    General

    • The shuttle room in Dorn Base Command Center on Hoth is no longer considered contested territory.
    • Ka on Voss is now a PvP Sanctuary.
    • Players who are interacting with a Warzone objective and are then affected by an area of stealth effect will have the objective interaction interrupted. This ensures players cannot exploit area of stealth effects to secure Warzone objectives unaffected and unseen by defending players.


    Warzones


      General

      • Level 50 players now participate in their own Warzone bracket and will not be matched with lower-level players.


      Huttball

      • Players can no longer respawn inside the Warzone with full health under certain conditions.


    World PvP


      Ilum

      • The daily and weekly mission objectives in Ilum now require defeating enemy players and/or collecting armaments from the center objective.
      • Players now gain increased Valor from player kills in Ilum.
      • Players now gain increased bonus Valor for kills based on the number of objectives controlled by their faction.
      • Increased bonus Valor is now granted for player kills when defending an objective your faction owns.
      • A notification is now displayed when a player gains Valor.
      • Three new respawn points have been added for each faction.
      • Companions are now restricted from the PvP objective area on Ilum.
      • Notifications are now displayed when enemy players are close to an objective.
      • Automated defense turrets have been added to Empire and Republic taxi spawn points.
      • Particle Cannons around the Empire and Republic bases now activate more reliably.


      The Outlaws’ Den (Tatooine)

      • Chests containing Mercenary Commendations are now available again in the Outlaw’s Den.


    Bug Fixes


      General

      • The scoreboard value for “Highest Protection Per Single Life” now functions correctly.
      • Players who have left a Warzone can no longer receive an MVP vote from teammates.
      • Your PvP status will now be toggled automatically upon leaving a PvP region.
      • Additional feedback is now provided when a player attempts to toggle their PvP flag.
      • The Bolster tooltip now more accurately represents the buff’s effects.


      Huttball

      • Corrected a rare issue that could cause the Frogdogs to be declared the winner in a 0-0 match even if the Rotworms held the ball last.


      Ilum

      • Mountable turrets in Ilum no longer deal damage to targets behind them or outside their range.
      • Turrets no longer immediately dismount the player after use.
      • Fixed a bug that would not grant proper credit to the first player to interact with a mission loot chest.
      • Players will now receive proper Valor and mission credit when defeating another player.

Space Combat


    Bug Fixes

    • Armor Upgrade 2 now has the correct armor value.

UI


    General

    • Players now receive the appropriate message when they are unable to enter an area because they are in an Operation group.


    Maps

    • Fixed a bug that prevented the minimap title from displaying when loading into the game or refreshing the UI.
    • Corrected an issue that caused some mapnotes to disappear from the minimap when other mapnotes were updated.


    Items

    • Item hyperlinks now display stats for crafted research items properly.
    • Item hyperlinks no longer display erroneous additional information relating to schematics when examined.
    • Attempting to place a non-mission item into the mission inventory now displays an error message.
    • Dragging equipment onto the character paper doll no longer prompts an item deletion notice. Items dragged to the paper doll are now equipped if possible.
    • Item set bonuses now appear on the tooltip when viewing an item on a vendor.
    • Items that can be modified now display with the correct loot color in the loot roll window.
    • Comparative tooltips now correctly display stat differences when mousing over items in the Crew Skills window.


    Bug Fixes

    • Fixed the tooltip display for ability cooldowns over one hour in length.
    • The interface for splitting stacks of items now displays correctly.
    • Servers that are online now always display on top of servers that are offline in the Server Select screen.
    • Corrected a typographical error in the “Additional Commands” context menu option.
    • Players nearby a player who achieves a new Legacy level no longer receive the Legacy level-up notification.
    • Legacy name display preferences now persist when travelling between planets.
    • A new confirmation dialogue now appears when submitting spam reports in game.
    • Sorting now works correctly in the Guilds tab.
    • Opening the Inventory Panel with the button on the Menu Bar now always correctly displays the reverse engineering button.
    • Inviting a new player to a guild no longer causes the member list to display incorrectly.

Miscellaneous Bug Fixes

    • The owner of a holocall conversation is no longer shown in the last frame of the cinematic.
    • Players can no longer teleport to the location of a player whose conversation they are spectating.
    • Players can no longer prevent others from using a mission-related item in the world by refusing to close its loot window.
    • The spacebar button is now recognized when a player presses it to progress after a loading screen even if the spacebar button has been re-bound.
    • Additional issues that could impact performance on Taris have been addressed.
    • Vanity pets can no longer be considered targets for any abilities.
    • Players who spectated conversations no longer unleash an initial massive critical social roll in their next multiplayer conversation.

    • Corrected an issue that could cause some preferences to reset to defaults upon area transitions.
    • Respawnable chests are no longer present in some mission phases.
    • An Aim Datacron on Ilum is now accessible and no longer repeats its initial cinematic once used.
    • A Datacron on Coruscant is no longer blocked by unintentional collision.
    • Corrected an issue with older ATI cards that could cause the game to render as a black screen.
    • Falls on the Republic and Imperial Fleets that should lead to death now properly do so. Players who die on the Fleets now respawn at the appropriate med center.
    • Corrected an issue that could cause the game to crash during area transitions.
    • Fixed a bug that could cause players to fall through the world during or after a conversation or cinematic.

You can read more about the 1.1 update on the official blog, here:
http://www.swtor.com/blog/design-notes-game-update-1.1

GameSpy have interviewed BioWare Austin’s Game Director James Ohlen, in the interview you’ll find information about the upcoming patch (hits Tuesday) that focuses around the Rakghoul creatures.

Here’s a snippet:

GameSpy: So, what’s got the Rakghouls so angry that they’re rising up?

James Ohlen: If you’re familiar with Knights of the Old Republic, or the world of Taris in The Old Republic for that matter, they’re the creatures that, if they infect you, you can turn into a Rakghoul yourself. The Rakghoul plague is becoming weaponized, there’s a danger of seeing it spread throughout the galaxy.

So Rise of the Rakghouls is a Flashpoint that’s for level 50 characters. We’ve been working on it for more than a year. It’s pretty epic, it’s really huge, it’s got a vast scope in the story. It’s story-heavy — we have some Flashpoints that are story-heavy and some that are story-light. The first ones that you played were the story-heavy Flashpoints, and that’s the type of Flashpoint that Rise of the Rakghouls is going to be. Part one comes out with our game update next week, and then part two comes out in our game update that comes in March.

Here’s the full interview:
http://uk.pc.gamespy.com/pc/bioware-mmo-project/1216434p1.html

Natural-Selection 2 has been updated to include the following changes:

Balance

  • Buying mines now gives you 2 mines instead of 3.
  • Increased mine arm time from 3 seconds to 4 (to reduce them in-combat).
  • Mine health, armor, and point value lowered.
  • Mines now set off other nearby mines when they explode.

Fixes

  • Alien commanders are no longer able to see flamethrower effects when they don’t have LOS to the Marine firing it.
  • Dropped weapons no longer collide with the player controller.
  • Fixed bug where console commands on the server were not properly verified to be coming from a local client.
  • Fixed bug where players were not always frozen during the round start countdown period.
  • Fixed bug where sometimes ready room players could become frozen during the round start countdown period.
  • Fixed bug where the game did not use the Lua entry points specified in the game_setup.xml file.
  • Fixed rally points.
  • Fixed various script errors (thanks dePara!).
  • Prevent slowing down of leap when leaping off a wall.
  • Removed additional resource display for alien buy menu.
  • Restored docking props to the build.
  • Changed nano-shield "create" and "take damage" sounds from 2D to 3D (so you don’t hear them everywhere).
  • Skulks will not land on their back anymore when jumping from the ceiling in tight corridors.
  • Less dubstepy nano shield damage sound.

Restart your Steam client if the auto-update didn’t kick in.

Source: http://www.unknownworlds.com/ns2/

Patch 1.0.2d is now live, here’s the changelog:

1.0.2d Patch Notes 1/12/2012

Items

  • Fixed an exploit that allowed the removal of Armoring item modifications that were not intended to be available for removal on Artifact quality items.

Flashpoints and Operations

    Flashpoints

      Bug Fixes

      • Fixed an issue that sometimes prevented players from resetting their active Flashpoint.

    Operations

      Eternity Vault

      • Using “Reset All Active Operations” no longer causes Soa and the Ancient Pylons to respawn even if the player is currently locked out of these encounters.

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