While the name may remind you of a covert American Military mission, this competition is one of the best announcements from the Devs...ever! I can't wait to see how many people participate and what strategies they use!
I also think for the finals it would be neat if the Dev's got "commentators". That's how other E-sports do it and I think it will lend excitement to the event. SWTOR needs more hype, broadcasting and advertising the competition as an event will make it more badass.
I'm personally ok with it not being a PvP competition. There are many balance problems with PvP, and also a logistics issue, that a speed run was probably just easier to get off the ground.
There may also be a demographics aspect to this decision. Maybe the Devs felt participation would be higher with Story Modes being the battlefield. There are some concerns though with current bugs in game affecting the outcome of the race. We shall see whether those bugs affect the outcome or not.
And I don't want to say that I've been constantly commenting on the lack of "Official Competitiveness" in SWTOR...but I have. Lots of people have actually. It's good to see them responding. Hopefully we'll see PvP and fan submission events in the future.
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3.1.2 on the PTS
Sorcs/Sages, Sins/Shadows, and Mercs/Commando are all up for balance changes on the PTS. Make sure to check out the proposed changes and let the Devs know how you feel. There are some really great items coming in Cartel Packs! Also some really...interesting...hairstyles.
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