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Bioware to release patches for SWTOR “almost every week”

Thursday, 5th January 2012 13:47 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

James Ohlen has said SWTOR players can expect patches to fix bugs and exploits found in the newly launched MMO “almost every week”.

Speaking in a post on the official forums, Ohlen said to expect balance changes, and other minor fixes, as such issues are of “the highest priority.”

“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,” he said.

“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 said previously that Bioware will be adding “new game systems and content in future patches”.

A small patch with a few fixes was released yesterday. You can look over the patch notes here.

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  1. GrimRita

    /force yawn

    Trion with Rift lead the way here, sorry Bioware. You have ALOT to learn. A small patch was released today to fix party chat and guild chat and with the amount of down time this game has had, just for small updates – how many DAYS will the servers be down when they actually look deeper under the bonnet?!

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Phoenixblight

    Go troll somewhere else. This game has had a really smooth launch and with their quick patches they have been down for what not even 2 hours plus the maintenance day. WOW, AOC, WAR, Champions Online release would like to have a word with you.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. GrimRita

    It does make me laugh when someone doesnt agree with someone elses views, its called trolling.

    Servers have been down more times than you care to admit. Yesterday and oh look, again today for issues that they claimed to have fixed but havent.

    European servers with US down times.

    For a full list of down times, I suggest you look here
    http://www.swtor.com/patchnotes

    #3 2 years ago