With the new optimization settings in SWTOR’s latest patch, you’d think all graphics would perform better, right? Not so, as our guild discovered the hard way in a couple of nightmare Eternity Vault runs last night to finish up some achievements. We went in figuring it would be a breeze through. Unfortunately, the invisible falling platforms had other ideas… A few people could see them, a few people couldn’t. Some could see the first set, others could see the 2nd set. Until we figured out the secret, it is a wonder anyone survived to make it to the bottom at all. Let me tell you, jumping onto invisible platforms and following the few who could see was a bit nerve-wracking, also eventually deadly as that one corner jump just didn’t work out.
So, two tips for those of you trying to run nightmare mode before it goes away in Fallen Empire:
- If you die on the way down (assuming a few survived to finish him off), wait until Soa is killed, then release. Don’t bother having people look for your body. You are as invisible as the platforms that killed you were. They won’t be able to battle rez you, so they shouldn’t waste time trying. Once Soa is dead, release inside the operation, then speeder and run back, then jump to your death. That time they will find your body. Loot…profit?
- Pan your camera around, all around, up down, sideways… The invisible platforms will mostly become visible again. Don’t bother trying to change your graphic settings to medium or low, that doesn’t really help. Just change your view of the room until the invisible becomes visible again.