Yesterday, Austin Peckenpaugh, Senior Designer on Star Wars™: The Old Republic™, gave us a developer blog update with some important info regarding class changes and PvP mechanic changes that will be happening in Game Update 1.4.
We’ll be seeing some changes to Trooper/BH and Inquisitor/Consular crowd control abilities, a new interrupt for Mercenaries and Commandos, a new self-healing ability for Sorcerers and Sages, some adjustments to in-combat stealth abilities, and the following changes to the Resolve system:
We’ve also made adjustments to the Resolve system in Game Update 1.4. We’ve adjusted the gain logic of Resolve such that simultaneous and overlapping control effects no longer linearly add together their Resolve gain values. Instead, using a crowd control ability on an already controlled target now applies reasonable Resolve gain values by comparing the incoming control effect to the greatest of existing control effects.
As a result of these Resolve changes, unorganized teams will no longer pay huge penalties for overlapping control effects at critical moments. For example, it can frustrate players when pickup groups accidentally make a Marauder immune to Control because two or more teammates tried to stun him at once. The resulting unstoppable wrecking ball that the attacker transforms into made for a pretty poor experience for players trying to escape him. Additionally, we don’t like it when a Huttball ball carrier gets “fed” full Resolve by a disorganized pickup group trying to stop him from scoring by simultaneously landing multiple Control effects.