BioWare Address Double XP Weekend Issues in SWTOR
Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR) held a Double XP event this weekend that had a few issues. In some cases players were receiving no XP or normal XP while trying to level up during the event. Today Community manager Eric Musco took to the forums to explain what happened, some of which will be fixed in an update tomorrow.
I know that there was definitely some unhappiness that came out of this past double XP weekend and I wanted to address a little bit about what happened, and we are doing about it. There are two main issues which plagued the weekend:
- In certain group compositions, no experience is granted during a Flashpoint.
- The Kuat Drive Yards Flashpoint was awarding only normal experience for NPC kills, it was not being doubled.
If you were one of the players affected this weekend there is some good news. BioWare will be making it up to you with another Double XP event. No date has been se as of yet, but Musco did warn that its possible that one of the lingering issues may not be fixed by the time the next event rolls around.
I have spoken to the dev team and we are both in agreement that we should do another double XP weekend. Again, to readdress the issues from above, after tomorrow non-KDY Flashpoints should no longer have the issue where no experience will be awarded. As a note, I am still trying to get a timeline on when we would be able to address the KDY issue. Although it will be our goal to have both of these issues addressed before we have our next double XP, it is possible that KDY may not be addressed by then. However you will definitely be able to get double XP out of our other Flashpoints.
Source: SWTOR Double XP Update