Star Wars: The Old Republic tests a balance patch with more home space

    
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Something like that, anyhow.
Do you feel your home on Tatooine in Star Wars: The Old Republic just filled up too quickly? The developers think it did. A new patch is live on the test server, and in addition to balance changes for the Sith Sorcerer and the Jedi Sage, the patch greatly expands the number of hooks available on the Tatooine homestead.

Why the change? Essentially, the developers found that based upon the size of the stronghold players were filling up the area too quickly, with a skewed ratio compared to the other possible locations. The change should be a positive one for the amount of space and for players who want to get more decorations; the downside will be felt primarily by players who had already unlocked bonuses and will need to fill up the Tatooine stronghold all over again.

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MetSnau
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MetSnau

camelotcrusade The 50 unlocked of an item limit is still in place (some items have lower limits, but most is 50). I agree that a higher limit on some items would be nice, but since it is tied to the prestige system I think any changes would be tricky (first of an item unlocked gives 100 points, each additional gives 2, I literally have no idea what the point of them are but some people hoard them).

Sutter Cane
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Sutter Cane

srmalloy Sutter Cane I need one place in my life to be organized.  LOL

srmalloy
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srmalloy

Sutter Cane This. I wandered through a few of the 100% strongholds, and without exception they looked like they belonged to compulsive hoarders, with things crammed in wherever they would fit, regardless of whether they made sense there or not.

camelotcrusade
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camelotcrusade

Are they doing anything about individual item collection limits?  I’m not in-game so I don’t remember the exact number, but let’s say you can only collect 50 of item X, but item X is something you could easily use up in one or two strongholds (not to mention three).  I like to use wall-lights for example to accent the billions of naked walls everywhere, and I remember hitting my collection limit faster than my liking.  Anyway thinking of this because letting me plop more stuff in my stronghold will mean you really could use up an entire collection just in Tatooine.

Sutter Cane
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Sutter Cane

Nah. Most people crwm them for the conquest boost. I refuse. My house isn’t going to look like a thrift store.

Bobuster
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Bobuster

“Essentially, the developers found that based upon the size of the stronghold players http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?p=8241000#edit8241000”

It was actually the opposite: people could not fill up their homestead as much as they liked because BioWare put a low limit on the number of decorations you could place. They increased the number of decorations you can place by 600, more than doubling the number of decorations you can place.

Rustybladez
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Rustybladez

Well let me sit down and think about the expansion in my homestead….