Georg Zoeller Waxes Poetic On Economic Changes In Patch 1.1.5
In a very entertaining blog update, Principle Lead Combat Designer and legendary pit fighter Georg Zoeller provided players with a glance at some changes to the economy on the horizon. In a nice twist, everything was provided in-context and with lore attached. I do believe this might just be the first story-based dev blog. Kudos, BioWare – well played!
Anyway, if you’re a TOR fan and especially if you’ve got your eye on some of the current prizes with the intent to purchase, you’ll want to see what Mr. Zoeller has to say. And remember patch 1.1.5 is available on the Public Test Server right now to check out!
Head on over to the blog entry for the full read, but we’ll leave you with a fun excerpt about the color crystal changes right here :)
It’s been reported that Operatives of the Republic Strategic Intelligence Service have recovered several new variations of color crystal prototypes during a daring raid on a cutting edge Imperial Science Bureau outpost on Ilum. Among the items recovered are a number of rare, purple-hued color crystals, usually exclusive to Imperial-held worlds.
Republic scientists are confident that they will be able to reverse-engineer and potentially replicate the captured Imperial technology, including the color crystals, in a matter of weeks. While most of the prototypes are still being analyzed, it has been confirmed that the Imperial Science Bureau’s “Project Expertise” at the Ilum outpost scored a major breakthrough in the crystal cutting process. While information on the new technology has been kept tightly guarded, we know that the process can create several variants of existing crystal colors which improve the crystal’s natural properties.