A Look Back at 2018 – SWTOR Edition

The expansion drought continues for The Old Republic. It’s been over two years since 5.0 came out. 2018 gave us a few Updates with some story, some PvP and even some Operations content. I haven’t really made much of a secret of the fact I haven’t played SWTOR that much throughout 2018. I dabbled in the game here and there around Game Updates and did a fair bit of PTS testing for Game Update 5.9.2. But beyond that, I haven’t really done much throughout 2018. The game overall continues to be marred by a horrible gearing system (especially for PvP) …

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A Beloved Character Returns to save the Franchise – How The Old Republic Got its Story back on Track

For a very long time, many Old Republic players have longed for the story to return to its roots and go back to the focus being on the Republic versus Empire conflict. Finally, that day has returned. The new story that came with The Old Republic’s Game Update 5.10, Jedi Under Siege, signals a return to true form. A nostalgia trip the fans deserved. But it’s not just one story. There are two separate stories, one for each faction. And going, forward, there will always be a separate story for each faction. We may be seeing the same events from each …

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Major Spoilers for Game Update 5.10 – Influencer Exclusive Image Tease

(This post was republished due to website rollback/error. Changing website hosting providers is so much fun…) To celebrate Seven Years of The Old Republic and the return of a major character in Game Update 5.10, the Developers have released this exclusive image for Bioware Influencers to share with the community! Here is the image (click on the image to enlarge it!) The Developers have also gone on to publish a new story trailer for Jedi Under Siege showing Darth Malgus in the story. Be sure to keep an eye for my upcoming articles about Darth Malgus’ return!

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Game Update 5.10 Patch Notes

Here are the Patch Notes for Game Update 5.10! Highlights (bolding & underline) are my own. Highlights New Storylines and Daily Area on Ossus – Continue your adventure at Level 70 on the desolate Jedi planet of Ossus with new Republic and Imperial storylines. If your character has already completed the full storyline up to this point, the new Mission will be added to your Mission Log automatically; otherwise, any level 70 character can acquire the new Mission from the terminal aboard their personal starship. Master Mode Gods from the Machine – Defeating the dangerous family of droid superweapons on Iokath will …

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5 Last Minute Things you should know about Game Update 5.10

Here’s a quick outline of what you should know so you’re prepared for Game Update 5.10 (if you don’t already). Note some info in this article could change as it’s based on PTS. The new Tier of Gear is a Grind Honestly, if you’re not a NIM Raider or a Ranked PvPer, I wouldn’t recommend stressing about getting the new tier of gear. There are two levels of gear being introduced, 252 and 258. Here are the three main methods to get the new tiers of gear. Crafting (258 only) NIM GOTM (258 Schematics and new Mats) Ranked PvP (new …

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Game Update 5.10 252-258 Gearing Guide

There is a new Tier of Gear being introduced to The Old Republic in Game Update 5.10. It consists of two gear ratings, 252 and 258. Here is my Guide to how you can get the gear.  Contents Basics Crafting Masterwork Data Crystals Ossus Reputation Command Crates 252 Gear 252 Gear Vendor – Ossus Weekly Lockbox  Command Crate Drops 258 Gear 258 Gear Vendor – Ossus Crafting Basics There are three key ways to get the new gear. Crafting (258 only) NIM GOTM (258 Schematics and new Mats) Ranked PvP (new Mats + Ossus Reputation Tokens) Masterwork Data Crystals (252 …

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Game Update 5.10 258 Crafted Gear Guide

By Andynul and Xam Xam  Here’s a Guide to crafting the new 258 Gear. One of the main ways to get 258 Gear is via crafting (but is available through other means). Here is how you can go through the long process to craft your own set of 258 gear. Note 258 Weapons (Mainhands and Offhands) will not be available in Game Update 5.10. They will be released early next year in conjunction with new group content. Contents Basics 258 Gear Stats Mats Relics of Ossus Ossun Assembly Components Crafting Schematics Cybertech Biochem Armstech Artifice Synthweaving Armormech Basics In order …

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Charles Boyd Answers Story and RP Questions on Twitter

The Creative Director for The Old Republic, Charles Boyd, has recently been answering Lore questions on Twitter. Here’s what he had to say! Currently no plans for another timeskip like that 🙂 — Charles Boyd (@Charles_Boyd) 27 November 2018 Alive and retired! — Charles Boyd (@Charles_Boyd) 30 November 2018 I guess we’ll find out later when the Inquisitor meets Anathel 🙂 — Charles Boyd (@Charles_Boyd) 1 December 2018 There is no “canonical” choice of player character. — Charles Boyd (@Charles_Boyd) 1 December 2018 Sorry, not talking about anything beyond 5.10 for the time being 🙂 At this point, nothing has …

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Game Update 5.10 Guild UI and other Guild Changes Guide

The Guild User Interface has gotten quite a facelift to accommodate all the Guild Improvements coming to The Old Republic in Game Update 5.10. Here is a Guide to the new UI and other new features being added in Game Update 5.10. (Click on any image to enlarge it). Notes The Guild Bank UI hasn’t changed. Contents Basics General Tab Roster Tab Perks Tab Ranks Tab (Guildmaster Only) Guild Mail XP, Reputation and CXP Bonuses Guild Inspect Tool Basics There are four tabs in the Guild UI: General Roster Perks Ranks (Guildmaster) The bottom right corner shows how many Guild Reinforcement …

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Game Update 5.10 Story Progression, Romances and Alliance Alerts

Charles Boyd recently revealed additional details around Alliance Alerts, Romances and Game Update 5.10 Story Progression. He even included specifics about what choices are presumed if you go ahead and start the 5.10 story without having finished Knights of the Eternal Throne, War for Iokath (5.2) or the Traitor Arc. Hi folks! During our livestream where we first revealed the details of Update 5.10: Jedi Under Siege, I mentioned that when Players begin the storyline in that update, any Alliance Alerts they hadn’t completed on that character would be auto-completed for them and that we’d give out more details later. Well, it’s …

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