SWTOR continues the expansion story with today’s Anarchy in Paradise release

It’s time to get angry, break things, and start some fires in Star Wars: The Old Republic. Patch 4.1 Anarchy in Paradise arrives today, and it brings with it a new chapter of Knights of the Fallen Empire, which centers around the known anarchist and constant rabble-rouser Kaliyo Djannis. Players who were subscribed on February 1st will be able to jump right into the story, while those who were not will have to wait until Thursday to get in on the action.

The patch also brings along major crafting changes with a boost to the crafting skill cap, an overhaul of gathering missions, and several new crafting schematics. Players can also enjoy an increased stack limit for items (9,999 per stack) and the usual quality of life changes that accompany any major patch. Maintenance for the patch is currently expected to run until noon EST, but after that you can jump in and start the aforementioned process of breaking things.

Stay tuned for our hands-on with the chapter later today!

Update: BioWare took the servers down again:

BioWare’s Eric Musco has posted an update to the forums:

The team has isolated the issue, which was an unfinished Alliance Alert Mission was available. This Mission could potentially cause serious issues with a character. We are working on a solution, but have no ETA available at this time. We apologize for the extended downtime. I will continue to pass on updates as I have them.

Up for real this time!

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Kithred
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JimGriffiths Kithred Yeah, it took like what, nine hours? This with all the buggy crap they poured into the game on top of old buggy crap they haven’t fixed are the exact reasons why I dread every patch they make. I love the game, but damn.. lost the whole day of playtime yesterday.

SwobyJ
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SwobyJ

DugFromTheEarth :O They did this? May check in soon.

SwobyJ
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SwobyJ

Peregrine_Falcon Karl_Hungus Republic/Mexico: We’re not paying for a damn wall.

Karl_Hungus
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Karl_Hungus

menofhorror 
If by “quite decent” you mean 25 minutes of cut-scenes in between repetitively fighting mobs that spam slows on you to artificially increase the length of time spent in combat, then yes it is quite decent.

vicariousfan
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vicariousfan

Karl_Hungus vicariousfan yeah they were, at least for the first 3 quartters

Expansion dropped November 2014

6.1 was February 2015 

6.2 was June 2015. 

One major patch each quarter.   However that wasn’t enough to keep people subbed.   2 months was a bit of a stretch but they did manage to get a new update every quarter.  

Comparing 500 CC to the 1500 in ESO is a bit misleading as they are priced differently.   1500 gets you about the same amount of stuff. 

“Oh you mean all the shit they take away from non-subs like action bars and the ability to hide your helmet? Removing the abysmally low credit cap? Those aren’t perks; they’re the equivalent of paying to have the vice grip removed from your balls.”

So to be clear… you are saying that non subs should get everything that a sub gets?

It’s not a vice grip not even close,  I’ve even raided on a F2P account with out a problem.  Hell there are 3 people in my guild that do PVP and raiding on free accounts.  It’s really not that difficult.

menofhorror
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menofhorror

Hmm seems Telltale`s…I mean Bioware Austin`s new chapter is quite decent.

Qarran
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Qarran

Karl_Hungus Qarran  He does have that look.  He should be called “The Hair”.

Karl_Hungus
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Karl_Hungus

After playing through this chapter, all I can say is this is one of those times where I wish I wasn’t right, but unfortunately I was.

Estranged
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Estranged

Midgetsnowman MontjoyOnew It is still there, be careful.  Popped up once I finished Blizz.

Estranged
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Estranged

Qarran My Agent was happy to see her again and she influenced me to be really bad.

Estranged
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Estranged

Be careful about the bugs.  You will have the change instances, logout of a character or go to your stronghold to see many NPCs or quest objectives during the Lokin chain and Blizz chain.  

Also, after the Blizz chain, a blank alert will pop up.  I bet this is what they were freaking out about, but it still made it into the game.

Peregrine_Falcon
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Peregrine_Falcon

Karl_Hungus – Darn right!
We’re gonna build a wall on Tatooine, and the Republic is gonna pay for it!

Karl_Hungus
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Karl_Hungus

Peregrine_Falcon Karl_Hungus 
I guess you want the Sand People to stay on Tatooine too, huh?

Peregrine_Falcon
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Peregrine_Falcon

Karl_Hungus – I’m just here to swear my undying allegiance to Darth Trump and the Sith Empire.

Karl_Hungus
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Karl_Hungus

Qarran 
I always thought Theron was a Jersey Shore d-bag and this just confirms it.

Karl_Hungus
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Karl_Hungus

vicariousfan Karl_Hungus 
For starters, WoW wasn’t doing quarterly updates in Warlords. Or were you not around for the giant content drought where the only patch the game got was infamously dubbed the selfie patch? They were not doing updates every two months. Nowhere near it in fact. 
And what subscriber perks? Oh you mean all the shit they take away from non-subs like action bars and the ability to hide your helmet? Removing the abysmally low credit cap? Those aren’t perks; they’re the equivalent of paying to have the vice grip removed from your balls.
And that monthly stipend of 500 CC? That’s nothing compared to the 1500 you get as an ESO subscriber, which allows you to buy far more than just a couple gambling lockboxes, which just got their RNG increased with 4.1. SWTOR’s sub perks are all about restoring what we used to have before the conversion and considering the game wasn’t worth the sub which is why they had to make the conversion in the first place, you’d think the perks would be better than they are.

Qarran
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A little late but, hey, it could have been worse.  I won’t bring up other games who have suffered much more during updates.

The story, short but Kaliyo sweet if you get my meaning.  Good to have her on my Jedi team.  She should shake things up quite nicely.

And true to form, her character did not disappoint.  Schemes on top of other schemes.

Last, I’ll leave you with this little cap.

“When you got to go, you have to go Theron. But… couldn’t you have found a better place to do that?  Sheez!”

vicariousfan
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Karl_Hungus vicariousfan and that’s going to be all personal preference.  I mean  i would rather have a short good story then the living story even if on paper the living story looks like more content.

on paper Tabula Rasa had more content then WoW when it launched but guess which one I would rather play.

I’m not buying quartly updates keep people subbed longer.  Hell if that were True WoW wouldn’t have had the HUGE drop off each quarter when Warlords launched.  

They were doing content updates like every 2 months and still lost millions of players.

Wait there are perks for subbing in SWTOR… lots of them

Karl_Hungus
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Karl_Hungus

Caec 
Bioware Edmonton doesn’t talk much to Bioware Austin. They’re essentially two separate studios.

Caec
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Caec

It’s mildly amusing that Bioware was eviscerated for combat encounters in DA 2 (waves of enemies falling from the sky), took it to heart, and got rid of it in DA: I, but then does the same thing in SWTOR’s “expansion” combat encounters.

It’s like no one talks to each other over there. 

Anyway, it was another chapter. More of the same. As short as the previous ones. I’m not a huge Kaliyo fan, so didn’t really care about her. 

Financially, the smart thing would be to wait ’till they’re all done and resub for a month and blast through them in a week, because I think Bioware is redefining bite sized content.

Estranged
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Estranged

Just taking on the heritage of WoW, being a WoW clone.

Estranged
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Estranged

MorpayneRADIO – and she is honest about it. LOL

Estranged
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Estranged

@Caec Puff, Puff, pass, pass.

Caec
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Caec

BryanCo I’d like to think most adults have figured out what “marketing” means.

Caec
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Caec

Estranged It’s all that additional grass!

breetoplay
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breetoplay
Shaddoe
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Shaddoe

Yet another update:

http://www.swtor.com/community/showpost.php?p=8797588&postcount=2480

For those keeping score at home, the score is Server issues: 5 and BioWare: 0

Karl_Hungus
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Karl_Hungus

JimGriffiths Karl_Hungus BryanCo 
No, Darth Baras is fat. Chris Christie is fat. Therefore, they are the same.

JimGriffiths
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JimGriffiths

We are testing a possible fix, and may be able to bring servers online in an hour or less. We’ll update you as soon as we receive new info.

JimGriffiths
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JimGriffiths

Karl_Hungus BryanCo I think you mean Charlie Sheen.

alexjwillis
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Oh my, the stack limit increase. Oh my. /glee

Karl_Hungus
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Karl_Hungus

BryanCo Karl_Hungus 
Actually Darth Baras is more like Chris Christie

BryanCo
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BryanCo

Karl_Hungus  So, Darth Baras has been unmasked.

Khalith
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Khalith

Latest update posted four minutes ago: http://www.swtor.com/community/showpost.php?p=8792453&postcount=1099

Alright folks, it as almost an hour later. I checked in with the team and unfortunately I don’t have a ton of new information to report. We are still very actively testing solutions in an effort to get the servers online as soon as possible.
I will check back in an hour and pass on any and all updates that I have. We apologize again for the unexpected additional downtime!
-eric

Karl_Hungus
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It turns out the reason there’s so much trouble with this patch is because the New Hampshire primary is happening today. Darth Trump has attacked the SWTOR servers in an effort to crush the rebel alliance but thankfully Jedi Master Bernie-San Ders has arrived to thwart the Sith lord’s plan.

Khalith
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Khalith

Almost nine hour maintenance, very irritating, I was really looking forward to playing today.

JimGriffiths
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Kithred Already headed for 5 hours over the stated time. People are not happy.

Karl_Hungus
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Karl_Hungus

vicariousfan Karl_Hungus 
I didn’t like the Living Story either but when I look at what it had on paper compared to what SWTOR has, it makes me appreciate ANet’s efforts more. And quarterly updates do keep people subscribed each month when the updates actually have some meat to them. 30 minutes of story each month makes me wonder where my $15 just went. Maybe if there were more perks to being a subscriber it wouldn’t sting as much.

MorpayneRADIO
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MorpayneRADIO

Kaliyo is the type of chick that will cheat on you then slap you for finding out and convince you it was your fault, all while stealing from your bank account and making plans to run off with your younger sister. 

I love Kaliyo

DugFromTheEarth
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Best non-story feature added imo

“Increased the max grass render distance to 200 (up from 64)”

Its about daaaaaaaaam time. Now, they just need to do the same with ground clutter and trees and then we will be set!

MontjoyOnew
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MontjoyOnew

MontjoyOnew Guys it was a joke.

JimGriffiths
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MontjoyOnew nope they didn’t finish a mission read the update I posted then Eliot updated the story with.

Midgetsnowman
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MontjoyOnew apparently it was that one of the “get a companion back” missions that wasnt finished and was intended for a later chapter was showing up, meaning you could start an unfinishable quest that could damage your character data.

Midgetsnowman
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Midgetsnowman

update; pokemon tcg online now in unscheduled maintenance.

I cannot win today.

vicariousfan
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Karl_Hungus vicariousfan GW2 doesn’t have a sub so its kind of a mute point but I can say the Living Story wasn’t enough to keep me playing GW2 for very long.   

Quarterly updates isn’t going to keep people subscribed each month either. 

And that’s fine if its not enough to justify it for you.  Not everyone is going to be the same.  Like I said no MMO is going to be able to satisfy everyone all the time.  If they was one that could do that we would only need 1 MMO.

For me its perfect I log in play until i’m bored then move on the another game.

JimGriffiths
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JimGriffiths

thats an update to your update

JimGriffiths
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JimGriffiths

[QUOTE=EricMusco;8789523][color=#f9d648]Hey folks,
The team has isolated the issue, which was an unfinished Alliance Alert Mission was available. This Mission could potentially cause serious issues with a character. We are working on a solution, but have no ETA available at this time. 

We apologize for the extended downtime. I will continue to pass on updates as I have them.
-eric[/color][/QUOTE]

MontjoyOnew
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MontjoyOnew

As quickly as they acted to take them back down I can only assume it was a Cartel Store issue….

Estranged
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Estranged

Hot damn, I’m installing!  This is progress.  /facepalm

menofhorror
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menofhorror

Midgetsnowman menofhorror Dnote I understand what you mean.
Actually I don`t do operations but heroics or flashpoints are just the ideal kind of challenge to me. It`s not so complicated that you need various internet tutorials but it also isn´t as boring as the Fallen Empire quests are.

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