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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Guild Levelling System Guide

The Old Republic is introducing a Guild Levelling System in Game Update 5.10 that is tied to Conquest. Guild Levels are earned via Conquest Points. The Guild Levelling System provides a number of benefits and Perks for your Guild. You can read more about the Guild Perk system in my Guild Perks Guide. Contents What is Guild Levelling and How Does it Work? What are the Devs Goals? The Numbers Guild Level Milestones What is Guild Levelling and How Does it Work? Similar to a player character, Guilds will now earn Guild Experience. As Guilds hit the next Guild XP …

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Guild Perks Guide

A major component of the improvements coming to Guilds in Game Update 5.10 are Guild Perks. As this information comes from the PTS, it is subject to change! You can read more about Guild Perks from the Developers Forum Post. Contents What is a Guild Perk? What are the Devs Goals for Guild Perks? How Guild Perks Work Guild Perk Requirements and Cost Guild Perk Lists Lists all current Perks available for purchase from each Node. What is a Guild Perk? A Guild Perk is something that can apply to your Guild to give it a specific benefit. Maybe you want to …

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Guild Improvements and PvP Challenges coming in Game Update 5.10

Here is my write up of the Guild improvements and Changes revealed on the recent Star Wars The Old Republic Cantina Livestream. Guild Progression Guilds will now level up as they complete Conquest. This is done by invading planets and completing conquest objectives. Levelling up your Guild gets you Guild Perks. Guild Perks Guild perks are temporary buffs or improvements that benefit every member of your Guild and are slotted onto your Guild Ship*. They are temporary so you’ll have to change out for new perks as old perks expire. Perks will be purchased via a new Guild Currency + …

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Same Sex Romances being Introduced for Vanilla Companions in SWTOR

In a recent Star Wars The Old Republic Developer Livestream (Part 1 & Part 2), where they announced the details about Game Update 5.10, the developers also announced an unexpected bombshell. While they were announcing the return of companions Doc, Nadia and Jaesa, Charles Boyd, the Creative Director for SWTOR revealed that they would be introducing same-sex romances for these companions. Charles Boyd added later on in the stream that they want to introduce same-sex romances for other vanilla companions when it fits in thematically with the story. He wasn’t specific on timing but it is definitely the direction they want …

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SWTOR Cantina Livestream with Giveaways, Developer Q&A + More!

After the cancellation of their New York Community Cantina, Star Wars The Old Republic has announced a Cantina Livestream! Tune into the Stream on Thursday, October 11th 3 PM PST / 6 PM EST / 11 PM BST, Friday, October 12th Midnight CEST / 9 AM AEDT at twitch.tv/swtor. The team will be sharing more info about some of the things coming in Game Update 5.10 ‘Jedi Under Siege’! Here is some of the exciting gameplay we will be talking about! We will reveal what planet you will be able to explore in our new storyline! Get a spoiler-free overview of …

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The 5.10 Gearing Op-Ed – Dismissing Entitled Casuals and the Need to bring back PvP Gear

There has certainly been a mixed reaction to the new tier of gear being introduced to Star Wars The Old Republic in Game Update 5.10. Instead of the new tier being ‘drops’ from content or Galactic Command, it will instead be craftable. The schematics will drop exclusively from NIM GOTM with the new mats needed to craft the gear will drop from NIM GOTM, Ranked PvP and the new Daily Area. The exclusivity of this gear has certainly drawn quite a negative reaction from the more casual player base and even those who aren’t so casual but don’t do NIM …

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Fall Road Map Overview and Summary

Keith Kanneg the Lead Game Producer for Star Wars The Old Republic, has finally given us another Roadmap to gorge over! New Stories set on a new planet to explore, NIM GOTM, Guild QoL improvements and more! Let’s take a dive, shall we? Summary Summer of PvP New Story and Daily Area NIM GOTM New Tier of Gear Guild QoL Improvements Companion Returns Content Schedule Game Update 5.9.3 Game Update 5.10 PTS Beyond 2018 Summary Summer of PvP Update The new Vandin Huttball Warzone Map is currently on the PTS. They’re targeting mid to late September for the release of …

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Game Update 5.10 will be a ‘PvP Focused’ Update plus New Stronghold Location Revealed

In Vulkk’s excellent interview with Eric Musco and Charles Boyd, we learned some new tidbits about future content. Eric and Charles were both unexpectantly forthcoming hinting at what they had planned beyond 5.9. PvP Charles revealed that next major Game Update after 5.9, which will probably be 5.10, will heavily feature PvP. They’re targeting July for the release of this update but it could come later. At this stage, they said there probably won’t be a new Warzone. But there will be a brand new Arena set in Shae Vizla’s Mandalorian Compound, a ‘beast fighting pit with a lot of Mando decorations …

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