EXCLUSIVE 6.0 Mercenary Class Developer Interview plus Tacticals and Set Bonuses Preview

Star Wars The Old Republic’s next Expansion, Onslaught, is due to be released in September. One of the key highlights of Onslaught is sweeping changes to gearing and combat, affecting all classes, referred to as Spoils of War. Information regarding one popular class, in particular, has not been released, until now. I was recently given the opportunity to ask the Developers a couple of questions about the Mercenary Class in 6.0 and share a couple of their new Tacticals and Set Bonuses. As a Mercenary Bodyguard (Healer) main, I’m overall pretty satisfied with the current state of Class and have …

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SDCC SWTOR Community Cantina 2019 Highlights and Info

The Old Republic Developers have held another Community Cantina this time near San Diego Comic-Con. Unlike the Cantina at Star Wars Celebration, there was barely any new info revealed. However, they showed us our first look at the planets Onderon and Mek Sha and the new Flashpoint on Corellia. They also showed some images and art from the new Operation on Dxun. They even teased the soundtrack for the Expansion. The only new info we got was a new character reveal. Tau’s Padawan, Arn, a Republic aligned character debuting in Onslaught. You can watch the Cantina Presentation courtesy of Alise …

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SDCC SWTOR Community Cantina 2019

The Star Wars the Old Republic Developers are holding another Community Cantina Event coinciding with San Diego Comic-Con! Venue: Westin San Diego Gaslamp, San Diego BallroomAddress: 910 Broadway Cir, San Diego, CA 92101Date: Saturday, July 20th 2019Time: 7:00 – 10:00 PM PDT This is your chance to join the Star Wars™: The Old Republic community for a Q&A with the development team, complimentary drinks, giveaways and more. Attendees will also receive Cantina exclusive swag! If you’re in the area, I’d highly recommend attending! For those of us not able to attend, Swtorista and Marshall (@DarthPops) will be live from the Cantina with Kidlee hosting and …

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Odessen Mysterious Observers Guide

Here’s my overview of how to find the Mysterious Observers and what happens after… Note: You must have completed the ‘Hearts and Minds’ Mission to be able to see the Observers even if you have Macrobinoculars. To find the Mysterious Observers hinted in the Patch Notes, go to Odessen to the Alliance Landing Area and use your Macrobinoculars. When you click on the Unknown Camp, you will get a cutscene showing the camp. Once the cutscene completes, you will get a Mission ‘Mysterious Observers’. This mission instructs you to go to a higher vantage point. Go to the higher vantage …

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Game Update 5.10.4 – Patch Notes and Maintenance

Scheduled Maintenance The servers are going offline on Tuesday, June 16th to deploy Game Update 5.10.4. DATE: 16 July 2019 (- 17th July 2019) TIME: 6 AM – 9 PDT, 1 PM – 4 PM GMT, 11 PM – 2 AM AEST VERSION: 5.10.4 Patch Notes Here are the Patch Notes for Game Update 5.10.4. Highlights Free-to-play and Preferred Status changes – More hotbars, increased credit caps, unlimited medical probes, and unlimited quick travel for all F2P and Preferred status players! ????? – There are reports of mysterious observers being spotted around the Odessen base… General Players can now move items within …

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Major Features introduced (or Changed) in The Old Republic Post-Launch

Haven’t played Star Wars The Old Republic since it launched back in 2011? Thinking about coming back after a long hiatus? Here are some of the major features changed or introduced to the game over the years, post-launch. While most of these are the standard quality of life features you’d expect in any MMO, some are features unique to The Old Republic. Keep in mind that some of these features and content are more accessible to subscribers than non-subscribers. Groupfinder/Activity Finder When it initially launched in Game Update 1.3 (June 2012), The Old Republic’s Group Finder System allowed you to queue …

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Game Update 5.10.4 Release Date and 6.0 PTS Announced

Game Update 5.10.4 is being launched on Tuesday, July 16th and will include the previously announced improvements to the ‘Free to Play’ System. Patch Notes will be released on Monday, 15th July. You can read about the Free to Play Improvements in my Article The Old Republic’s Free to Play Changes Explained. The PTS for Game Update 6.0 will likely be going up the same week as 5.10.4 Launch (between the 15th-19th July) and will likely include the following previously announced class changes (Tacticals, Set Bonuses and New Abilities). Sith Inquisitor Sith Warrior Sorcerer Assassin Juggernaut Marauder You can read about …

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Character Level Boost Changes coming with Onslaught

Eric Musco, the Community Manager for Star Wars The Old Republic announced changes coming to Outlander Tokens (character level boost tokens) with the launch of Onslaught (Game Update 6.0) in September 2019. In 6.0, the Outlander Tokens will function as follows: Level 60 Character Token – Start at KOTFE Level 70 Character Token – Start of Ossus There will no longer be a Level 65 Token. At this stage, the Master’s Datacron* will not see any changes to its functionality when Onslaught launches, However, at some stage post-Onslaught, they may add a Level 75 version of the Master Datacron. *The …

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6.0 Preliminary Juggernaut Ability, Tactical Items, and Set Bonuses

For the PTS version, see this article – https://mmobits.com/2019/07/26/6-0-juggernaut-changes-set-bonuses-and-tactical-items/ Here is a preliminary listing of all the Tactical Items and Set Bonuses as well as a description of the new ability for Juggernauts published by the Devs. Note: This is all subject to change. Also, if you are a Guardian player, you can expect to see these set bonuses, ability and tacticals mirrored for you as well, they are still in process. Charges You will see bonuses which refer to charges. They are introducing new tech in Onslaught which will allow abilities to have multiple charges, meaning you can use them …

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Review – Peacetime Dantooine is Lacking but Worth a Visit

It is nice to be able to explore Dantooine and enjoy the scenery with the reduced chance of running into mobs. However, ‘Peacetime’ Dantooine leaves little else to be desired. You can either sit around for hours at a time waiting for food or mission items to respawn or spend 5 minutes doing lacklustre dailies. So let’s take a look at what there is to do. Dailies There are a couple of dailies you can do (different for each faction). However, there are no meaningful rewards for doing them. And, much like Rishi (ahem), there is no weekly to go …

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