- Category: Developer Blogs
- Last Updated: Wednesday, September 15th, 2021
- Published: Sunday, November 29th, -0001
Following the Jedi Guardian, Jedi Sentinel, Sniper, and Operative, we are now in our fourth round of Combat Styles updates. Players can now test and give initial feedback on the updated Sorcerer and Assassin Combat Styles on our Public Test Server (PTS). Before we get into the details of how players can access this content, we wanted to share some of the philosophy behind our changes to the Sith Inquisitor.
In the Sith Inquisitor's current state, there is quite a bit to learn and memorize--you need to understand active abilities, passive modifiers, selectable utilities, and how they all work together. Our goal is to make these relationships clearer and easier to understand, while also ensuring that the class retains its identity.
To achieve these goals, we are identifying key aspects of the Sorcerer and Assassin, and understanding how players both perceive and utilize the classes' abilities. Our focus is to equip the player with knowledge and understanding of these abilities so they can make impactful choices when it comes to ability upgrades and customizations. To make the Sorcerer and Assassin feel less encumbered and customization more concise, we are working to reduce the quantity of abilities but ensuring that these classes remain distinct and unique.
As this round is a high-level first look at the Sorcerer and Assassin, you will be limited on what will be available to play and customize. For more details on what is currently available on PTS, check out our Legacy of the Sith Status Update forum post.
For each class, the main questions we want players to focus on is "does this feel like a Sorcerer and Assassin?" and "what abilities make this class unique?" We want to make sure that the foundation is strong and everything we build on top of that is in line with our goals for Combat Styles and giving players a sense of new but familiar.
For details on how to access PTS and to leave feedback, read here.
Other updates will also be available to test on the PTS in the following weeks, all leading up to the arrival of Legacy of the Sith. Stay tuned for more in-depth details on future PTS opportunities!
Please note that PTS is provided in English only.