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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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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The Old Republic’s new Free-to-Play changes Explained

Star Wars The Old Republic is introducing some long-needed changes to it’s Free-to-play (F2P) and Preferred status systems. For reference, here are the differences between F2P and Preferred status. Free-to-Play– Players that have not spent any money and have access to the original storyline of the game. Preferred – Players that either used to be Subscribers or have spent money on the Cartel Market.* Subscription – Players that pay a monthly amount to access all gameplay content of SWTOR. The key changes coming for F2P and Preferred players include and increase credit cap, no restrictions on Quick Travel or Medical Probes (reviving) …

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New Nightlife Event Vendor Rewards 2019

UPDATE: Added previews of the Companion and Electric Wall Decoration. Star Wars The Old Republic’s annual Nightlife Event is returning on June 18th and will run until July 30th (2019). This year, they have introduced a new Vendor with new rewards and a new reward from the slots. Cartel Market Certificates can now drop from the High Roller slots during the Nar Shaddaa Nightlife Event (GU 5.10.3 Patch Notes). Here is a list of all the new Nightlife Event items (from the GU 5.10.3 PTS). There are all found on a brand new Casino Prize Vendor. Vendor – Elzza Bysuun …

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Cipher Hidden Achievements Guide

You’ve probably discovered the Dantooine Cipher Achievement by now. But, there are more Ciphers to be found on other planets! Ciphers can also be found on Ossus and Rishi. They are hidden Achievements only discovered if you find a Tome. What does getting all these achievements–achieve? Nothing so far. But it sounds like there’s more to these achievements the meets the eye. Only time will tell. The location of the Tomes may vary but you should be able to find each one within the general vicinity of the screenshots/map references below. I’ve included the Dantooine Cipher as well for those …

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Dantooine Reputation Vendor Items

The Reputation Vendors for each respective faction can be found at each factions base. Rewards are identical on both. The vast majority of items are bought with a Pirate Incursion exclusive event currency, “Dantooine Surveyors Notes” (DSNs). Unfortunately, this currency is bound to character. See my Dantooine Pirate Incursion Event Guide for details on how to get Dantooine Surveyors Notes. Item Lists Lists of all the items on each factions Reputation Vendor. Empire – Private VausamRepublic – Alyava Thomcro Decorations Dantooine Crop Harvester Dantooine Stone Wall Dantooine Stone Wall (Damaged) Dantooine Stone Wall (Rubble) Dantooine Tree (Large) Dantooine Tree (Small) Farm …

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Dantooine Pirate Incursion Event Guide

Here is my Pirate Incursion Event Guide. This a reoccurring event, located on Dantooine consists of doing dailies and weeklies to earn Reputation and Rewards. All characters level 20+ can participate in this Event! To participate in the Event, just travel straight to Dantooine and pick up the Dailies in your respective factions base or interact with the Terminal on the Fleet. Interacting with the Terminal on Fleet grants you a one-off Mission with some minor story to it (but only if you’ve completed the Ossus Story!). Missions and Rewards Imperial Dailies Republic Dailies Heroics Missions and Rewards There are …

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