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Star Wars: the Old Republic: "Brilliant!"
Posted: Thursday January 5th, 2012 by

Before you run off to give it a go, I should tell you that Bioware has already emergency patched this out of the game. That being said, let me tell you what went down.

Yesterday I got emails, PMs, and read articles about a new bug that had been found in SWtOR whereby players could type the /getdown dance emote and basically become invulnerable to attack. I watched a video of a guy fighting a mob that was much higher than himself. When his hitpoints started to get low, he typed /getdown and proceeded to cut a little run while the mob missed him. He got healed (it wasn't clear if he was healing himself or if someone else was healing him). When he'd healed up sufficiently he attacked the mob again. Lather, rinse, repeat until the mob was dead and experience was attained.

Now, that's a pretty bad glitch in the game. So I wasn't surprised at all by how quickly Bioware responded to patch it out of the game. Well... actually... right now I think the game is patched so that dancing is only allowed in certain areas. I'm guessing those areas have no attackable mobs in them. I dunno.

What I'd really like to know is if it was an accident, some weird fluke of coding or if it was an easter egg accidentally left over from beta.

Did any of you guys get to try it before it got emergency patched?

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