I had maybe 40 minutes of play time after all the patching was done.  Didn’t even get into story.  But here’s what I noticed:

“B” is no longer your inventory.  It’s your companion crafting interface.  Not to be confused with your companion summoning interface, still “N”.

Where the fuck is my ship droid?  Seriously.  I sent out my idiots crafting and he wasn’t one of them.  I can’t find him, I can’t summon him.

Stealth nerfs to healing sorcs.  Undocumented changes make me a little stabby.  From my brief inspection of my skills, it appears that:

Force speed CD increased from 20 to 30.  Hey, the mercs also got their hydraulic overrides increased from 30 to 45, but that was in the notes.  I’m not sure if that teleport doodad that is now baseline will be a decent substitute for force speed.  This will likely vary fight to fight.

More insidiously, it appears that the cost of heals is decreased (yes!) but the amount of healing is also decreased (boo).  Also the amount of force regained from force tapping is lower.  On a macro level, presuming that the reduction of healing is proportional to the reduction in cost, this would mean that the heals-per-force ratio may remain constant but the potential heals-per-time would decrease.

I am going to have to investigate whether this matters in the “real world” of actually healing an encounter.  And by that I mean wait until someone else tests it out and gives a reliable report of it because, seriously.  Lazy.

Wow, that’s depressing.  The rest of the expansion looks kinda awesome and I can’t wait to try it.  To cheer you up, here’s a picture of Quinn being humiliated by bad fashion while Njessie goes about her business.  Because mocking Quinn never gets old.

quinnspectator

I am SO going to kill him if given the slightest chance.


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Drinking Coffee Talking About KOTFE — 11 Comments

  1. And here I thought that my keybindings had all gotten reset during my spate of recent OS upgrade fiascoes and that’s why I couldn’t open my “B”ags. As harsh as I want to be on the undocumented sorc healing changes, I feel a little bit that it’s actually worse for them to go changing a core interface function key without even asking if we mind. I mean, who pushes “I” for inventory in MMOs? I haven’t hit that key to open my bags since early 1990s single-player RPGs!

  2. Have you informed Little Jedi that she can now have T7 on all the characters yet? If not do so, I am certain she will love that!

    • Before she gets to 65? Because that isn’t happening for a while. Thankfully she doesn’t get a free 60, so I don’t have to give her the lecture of “You can use that freebie only after you get to 60 yourself and L2P.”

  3. Hmm. The “i” for inventory is the only thing I noticed in the few minutes I goofed around after logging in.

    Not a big deal, and Wildstar uses “i” (at least I think it does), so I’m fine with that.

  4. …holy shit some people don’t use “i” for inventory? What are you people doing with your lives?

    Anyway, I’ve completed 8 chapters of the story so far and I have been *loving* it. It’s extremely epic. It’s also a lot darker and more violent than anything in the game previous, and not in a silly “edgy” way. I think Karpyshyn is killing it so far.

  5. I’m just here to support the Quinn⤵ airlock faction.

    However; yeah, I switched to I for inventory when I got tired of rebinding to B in every non-WoW MMO.