Jan 4, 2012

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Community Blog: Gabe Amatangelo On PvP – Level 50 Brackets, Ilum

BioWare’s Gabe Amatangelo, otherwise known as Principal Lead PvP, Operations & Flashpoints Designer for Star Wars: The Old Republic, took the Community Blog today to give players an update on the state of PvP in the game.

Gabe touches on a few important points, including brackets for level 50 Warzone players and the conditions on Ilum:

Level 50 Bracket Warzones: Level 50 players will have a bracket of their own, playing in separate Warzone matches to lower level players. This is something we have wanted to do for some time and now that there is an increasing number of level 50 players we will be implementing the feature in January.

Open World PvP on Ilum: The planet of Ilum currently allows for open world PvP even on a PvE server, but the mechanics and incentives of the planet are not in as intended yet. We’re working on longer term goals for the planet and for other PvP areas, but expect to see some interim adjustments in January – such as more respawn points to focus conflicts, restricting Companion Characters from the area, and revisions to rewards.

We also have other exciting features coming in the near future including Ranked Warzone Matches, PvP Stat Tracking, Open World PvP Loot Drops, more Warzone medals for different objectives, Guard Optimizations and Target Optimizations.

No doubt this is welcome news for players who enjoy PvP in The Old Republic. It shows BioWare has an ear to the track of the community. Hopefully, Gabe will make these updates a regular habit! Head over for Gabe’s full note.


  1. Very exciting, solid rewards and content for pvp’ers makes me one happy gamer. Keep the great ideas coming!

  2. Nepenthesy says:

    Unless they introduce bolstering mechanics to Ilum as well (to make up for the severe imbalances of player population weight skewed towards the Empire side), open world PVP will always be deficient.

  3. I can’t wait til they put the 50 braket in. I’m a slow leveler and I’ve noticed at my level pvp is starting to be a bummer with the decked out 50’s. Today my team was up against all 50’s we were all below 40. It took 4 of us to kill 1 dude and then most of the time we would wittle them down and their buddies would show up and go prison style on us.

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