Every week — now every two weeks — the developers at Star Wars: The Old Republic sit down to answer the fan questions. This week, we dive into some technobabble from not the developer but from the hosts. Combat developer Austin Peckenpaugh stated to the community that the team is looking for ways to improve alacrity as a general stat. For those who are not familiar, the alacrity stat currently reduces the amount of time channeled abilities channel; it also increases the number of ticks in DoT abilities. As a PvPer, Ed Park stated that alacrity is nearly worthless. Most PvPers are looking for ways to improve instant cast abilities because the player health bars do not last very long any way in PvP. Although the panel gave many examples as to way alacrity is nearly worthless, there were few suggestions on how the stat could be improved upon.
If Star Wars: The Old Republic is your game — or even if it isn’t — you need to tune in every week! Our panel dissect and analyze all the latest news and announcements from BioWare’s foray in to the world of MMORPGs. Gary Gannon, Justin Lowe from Darth Hater, Larry Everett from Massively, and Ed Park from Taugrim are the panel of distinguished media personalities for The Republic!