Version Update - Initial Roll Out 6/17/2019 [MEGA]

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TyloRen
381 posts Moderator
edited June 2019
DEV POST
CG_SBCrumb wrote: »
Hi Holotable Heroes,

Today, we are preparing to launch our next version update, containing Grand Arena Championships and the Geonosis Territory Battle! Later this week, you’ll get your first chance to take part in the Grand Arena Exhibition matches and start learning the ropes for the real Championships starting in sometime around August. We will also run a full length (5 week) Exhibition Championship on July 7th. Click here to read more about the Exhibition schedule and stay tuned to the Official Forums for more information on the upcoming Geonosis Territory Battle.

As per usual, our Version Update will begin rolling out to all players starting this afternoon, 6/17. Not much will be visible for the first 24 hours other than a handful of bug fixes (see below). After that, players will be required to update, if they haven't already, in order to access the final features and fixes for this update. We are planning to launch part 2 on 6/18 but it could shift to 6/19 depending on how the roll out goes.


Grand Arena Championships
(For the full post and teaser video, see here.)

Grand Arena Championships are a multi-week competition comprised of several Grand Arena events, and special limited-time challenges called Feats. For now, Championships will run for roughly 5 weeks – 4 Grand Arena matches and then a 1 week long review period at the end and a cooldown period before the next Championship begins. As players win GA matches, earn GA Banners, and complete Feats, they will earn Championship Score.

Earning enough Championship Score gets you promoted to the next League, where you’ll face tougher opponents and receive better rewards. Elite players will be promoted more frequently, and a very small number of players will reach Kyber League – the highest League with the best rewards and bragging rights. Leagues reset with each Championship, so you’ll have a chance to try again if you don't reach your goal!

Feats
(For the full post, see here.)

You are about to earn your first feat during the upcoming Exhibition matches! Exhibition Feats are limited-time Quests to complete during a Grand Arena Championship for bonus Championship Score and rewards. They are there to help all players gain Championship Score and rewards regardless of how competitive they are or how each Grand Arena event turns out for them.

The most important Feat is for League Promotion, where claiming a Feat for getting promoted will award you crystals as well as a steadily increasing pile of gear salvage. Most other Feats are associated with Grand Arena, Squad Arena, and Fleet Arena prowess.

GP Divisions and Leaderboards
(For the full post, see here.)

Divisions are GP brackets that correspond to rewards and Leaderboard status, so that every player can have the appropriate rewards and number of GA defenses to contend with, based on the size of their collection. Divisions are locked at the start of a Championship, but they do not lock your inventory or matchmaking. Divisions give elite players with smaller collections a greater chance at reaching the top Leagues and give all players a goal to reach for. Divisions will be periodically updated over time.

GAC is launching with four all-new Leaderboards. Two are pure global competition within Leagues and Divisions, and placing high enough in these leaderboards will earn you better rewards even within a League. The other two are friendly competition among Guilds and Allies.

Bug Fixes - 6/17
  • Fixed an exploit in Grand Arena & Territory Wars involving Saved Squads that bypassed locking inventories & mod loadouts.
  • Fixed an issue that would cause Legendary characters to be assigned twice as an event unit in Tier 3 of their respective Mythic Events, causing the game to crash.
  • Fixed several specific instances in which battles became soft-locked and ability icons vanished when Darth Malak was in a team.
  • Fixed an issue that caused chat to overlap the Quests button on Cantina home.
  • Fixed some text overlap issues in the Select Squad screen on 4:3 devices.
  • Fixed several issues where buff/debuff icons get scattered outside of their characters/ships in some circumstances.
  • Fixed an issue where some rewards would improperly become center aligned instead of left aligned.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed players to spam empty messages in chat by sending a sad emoji.
  • Fixed an issue in which shipment stores would be blank after the refresh time counts down to 0.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Back button on a Defeat screen to be positioned under the camera on Galaxy S10 devices.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the initial Store tutorial to be skippable.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Buff UI icons to get stuck at a larger size than they should be.
  • Fixed an issue that caused dialogue in the Darth Revan event to be skipped when auto-battle was toggled on.
  • Fixed an issue with the Empire Training event that caused it to be unfinishable
  • Fixed an issue where Officer notes text were appearing too bright
  • Fixed an issue that caused Buff UI icons to get stuck at a larger size than they should be.
  • Fixed an issue where names were displayed with a different font and color in Pre-battle screen than when it's accessed for the first time after booting the application
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Mods list to flicker when you lock or unlock a Mod
  • Fixed an issue that caused Tier 1 of Darth Revan’s event to lose the ability to scroll text
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Protection bar to become white for the other characters when using Revan's escape ability in a Rancor Raid
  • Fixed an issue that caused announcements regarding Guild Raids or Events to overlap with the quest button on devices in the 4:3 aspect ratio

Known Issues
(This section will be updated throughout the roll out.)
  • Several minor audio issues are known that will persist for the first 24 hours. After the forced update, they will be fixed.

DEV POST

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  • Ringle
    4 posts Member
    edited June 2019
    CG_SBCrumb wrote: »
    Hi Holotable Heroes,


    Grand Arena Championships are a multi-week competition comprised of several Grand Arena events, and special limited-time challenges called Feats.

    "...comprising several Grand Arena..."

    Very exciting! Just stop using comprise like it's compose.
  • TVF
    31676 posts Member
    edited June 2019
    Ringle wrote: »
    CG_SBCrumb wrote: »
    Hi Holotable Heroes,


    Grand Arena Championships are a multi-week competition comprised of several Grand Arena events, and special limited-time challenges called Feats.

    "...comprising several Grand Arena..."

    Very exciting! Just stop using comprise like it's compose.

    The think aboot the GAC is their will be alot of loosers, but also alot of whinners aswell. And noone will bee happy.
    The CGDF is no more. Now we hate CG because of the change to the shipment tab. Say hi in our Discord! https://discord.gg/AmStGTH
  • "We will also run a full length (5 week) Exhibition Championship on July 7th."

    You mean July 2nd right @CG_SBCrumb ?
  • TVF
    31676 posts Member
    @CG_SBCrumb your TB announcement thread says Geo TB starts this week, previously you said it was planned for next week (6/26). Which is correct?
    The CGDF is no more. Now we hate CG because of the change to the shipment tab. Say hi in our Discord! https://discord.gg/AmStGTH
  • Monel
    2720 posts Member
    TVF wrote: »
    @CG_SBCrumb your TB announcement thread says Geo TB starts this week, previously you said it was planned for next week (6/26). Which is correct?

    I just came here to ask that same question. You would think someone like you their payroll would have the answer.
  • TVF
    31676 posts Member
    Monel wrote: »
    TVF wrote: »
    @CG_SBCrumb your TB announcement thread says Geo TB starts this week, previously you said it was planned for next week (6/26). Which is correct?

    I just came here to ask that same question. You would think someone like you their payroll would have the answer.

    On the payroll /= receiving paychecks
    The CGDF is no more. Now we hate CG because of the change to the shipment tab. Say hi in our Discord! https://discord.gg/AmStGTH
  • NicWester
    8625 posts Member
    I’ve always wondered—how come I can download the update, but when I log into the game there’s a second download? And how come there’ll be a third download when the new-fangled bits go live?

    I’ve got unlimited data (BRAG) so it doesn’t really matter, just always been curious.
    Ceterum censeo Patientia esse meliat.
  • @CG_SBCrumb can we get an answer, if you miss the start of a gac, are you locked out for all 5 weeks?
  • EricsonX
    703 posts Member
    NicWester wrote: »
    I’ve always wondered—how come I can download the update, but when I log into the game there’s a second download? And how come there’ll be a third download when the new-fangled bits go live?

    I’ve got unlimited data (BRAG) so it doesn’t really matter, just always been curious.

    I got my first smartphone as the Verizon Thunderbolt back in 2011-never actually upgraded my line directly, so yeah, one of the last OG unlimited data lines.
  • Moogaroosh
    75 posts Member
    edited June 2019
    TVF wrote: »
    Ringle wrote: »
    CG_SBCrumb wrote: »
    Hi Holotable Heroes,


    Grand Arena Championships are a multi-week competition comprised of several Grand Arena events, and special limited-time challenges called Feats.

    "...comprising several Grand Arena..."

    Very exciting! Just stop using comprise like it's compose.

    The think aboot the GAC is their will be alot of loosers, but also alot of whinners aswell. And noone will bee happy.

    "No one will be happy." . . . ?
    Did you expect any other reaction?

    Don't get me wrong; I love the game, and I love the boards.
    'Cuz . . .
    We're all nerds down here . . .
    ("We all float . . . In a galaxy far, far away!)
  • Doesn't everyone have unlimited data plans these days?
  • CCyrilS
    6669 posts Member
    Doesn't everyone have unlimited data plans these days?

    They may be referring to the fact that most plans are actually limited to about 20GB at high speed.

    But even that's essentially unlimited considering the majority of us are on wifi most of the time anyway.
  • I don’t know what you did with this update but anyone else having issues actually hitting characters. My teams are not landing physical attacks making PvP combat impossible.
  • yeah noticed also some disturbing "lag-behaviour" during my Arena matches, hope it gets better after full rollout.
    Swiss Garde Officer, drop me a message if you're interested joining
  • CaesarAM
    141 posts Member
    TVF wrote: »
    @CG_SBCrumb your TB announcement thread says Geo TB starts this week, previously you said it was planned for next week (6/26). Which is correct?

    I’m pretty sure it’s installed this week with the update, but it will run concurrently with Hoth TBs, so first instance of it will be next week.

  • Personally don't care about this recycled trash I hate territory battles and grand anything. How about spending time on something new or at least fun????? I have enough to do with a dying arena everyday and too many chess pieces to place four times a week with territory trash. In between stale raids.... And an onslaught of useless kits on poorly made characters. As long as we waited for an accurate revan.... Not good enough for what we have to go through to get hi.... Them! Shaak ti lol. The only Jedi I love. Ugly weak useless. The prizes blow... your efforts to make longevity of this game are as pathetic as Corey Taylor's bnew milk jug mask.
  • TVF
    31676 posts Member
    edited June 2019
    CaesarAM wrote: »
    TVF wrote: »
    @CG_SBCrumb your TB announcement thread says Geo TB starts this week, previously you said it was planned for next week (6/26). Which is correct?

    I’m pretty sure it’s installed this week with the update, but it will run concurrently with Hoth TBs, so first instance of it will be next week.

    Clearly it was a mistake, it now says "coming soon."

    Would have been nice for an actual response though. Maybe if I had asked on Reddit.
    The CGDF is no more. Now we hate CG because of the change to the shipment tab. Say hi in our Discord! https://discord.gg/AmStGTH
  • so after update xiaomi 4a with android 7.1 is not supported?
  • NicWester
    8625 posts Member
    Doesn't everyone have unlimited data plans these days?

    Hence the “(BRAG)” ;)
    Ceterum censeo Patientia esse meliat.
  • TVF
    31676 posts Member
    Does having more data than I know what to do with count as unlimited?
    The CGDF is no more. Now we hate CG because of the change to the shipment tab. Say hi in our Discord! https://discord.gg/AmStGTH
  • AIMBOT1977
    18 posts Member
    edited June 2019
    I never even touch 2gb of my whatever gb plan I have..... the power of wifi
  • Dk_rek
    3299 posts Member
    edited June 2019
    GG and Magnakit upgrades what they really meant in that post---- "Through our testing NONE of our testers could beat the required droid level in the new Geo TB due to evasion and we let everyone stealth because of the preloaded TM"

    (hey works for me) :)
  • Dk_rek
    3299 posts Member
    TVF wrote: »
    CaesarAM wrote: »
    TVF wrote: »
    @CG_SBCrumb your TB announcement thread says Geo TB starts this week, previously you said it was planned for next week (6/26). Which is correct?

    I’m pretty sure it’s installed this week with the update, but it will run concurrently with Hoth TBs, so first instance of it will be next week.

    Clearly it was a mistake, it now says "coming soon."

    Would have been nice for an actual response though. Maybe if I had asked on Reddit.

    truth
  • I can't install update too on Xiaomi Redmi 4A with android 6 and miui 9.2 - Your device is not supported - at least this says Google store. Had to do it manually.
  • Ultra
    9385 posts Moderator
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    Gold ball more expensive than the other gold gear lol
  • jhbuchholz
    1966 posts Member
    Ultra wrote: »
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    Gold ball more expensive than the other gold gear lol

    The more important question is, why did you spend all of your Championship Tokens already? Edward would be sad.
  • TVF
    31676 posts Member
    jhbuchholz wrote: »
    Ultra wrote: »
    93gdyz5xy9x0.png

    Gold ball more expensive than the other gold gear lol

    The more important question is, why did you spend all of your Championship Tokens already? Edward would be sad.

    @Ultra is definitely not getting into my guild that way.
    The CGDF is no more. Now we hate CG because of the change to the shipment tab. Say hi in our Discord! https://discord.gg/AmStGTH
  • Ultra
    9385 posts Moderator
    I'm just a padawan, nowhere near the rank of a hoarding master
  • TVF
    31676 posts Member
    I hear there's an opening for that spot though.
    The CGDF is no more. Now we hate CG because of the change to the shipment tab. Say hi in our Discord! https://discord.gg/AmStGTH
  • chron
    89 posts Member
    lazarzus wrote: »
    I can't install update too on Xiaomi Redmi 4A with android 6 and miui 9.2 - Your device is not supported - at least this says Google store. Had to do it manually.

    What do you mean "manually"? I'm at Android 6 and I'm blocked.
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