Spoils of War – SWTOR’s New Gearing System Explained

The bread and butter of Star Wars The Old Republic’s new Expansion, ‘Onslaught’, coming in September 2019, is a fully revamped Gearing System. In a Community Livestream on Thursday (30th May), Eric Musco, Community Manager, Charles Boyd, Creative Director with special guest Keith Kanneg, Game Producer detailed the new, inclusive gearing system dubbed ‘Spoils of War’. Basically, this system will be more about horizontal progression rather than vertical gear progression. All types of content, including Conquest and PvP, will drop gear. The easiest way to break down this new system is to break it up into two sections. The gear …

Read More

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 HM Queen – 258 Weapons Basics There are four key ways to get the new gear. Crafting (258 only) NIM GOTM (258 Schematics and new Mats) Ranked PvP (new Mats + Ossus Reputation …

Read More

A Basic Level 70 PvE Endgame and Gearing Guide

Written by Andynul. Edited by Xam Xam. This Guide covers the basics of Endgame gearing for PvE answering the most commonly asked questions about Endgame and Gearing. If you’re after an Endgame Gearing Guide focused on PvP, you can check out Xam Xam’s SWTOR PvP Gearing Guide! For Game Update 5.10 Gearing Guides, see below: Game Update 5.10 252-258 Gearing Guide Game Update 5.10 Crafted Gear Guide Contents What is Endgame? What comes from Command Ranks and Command Crates? What do you do with the stuff you get from the Command Crates? How to get Unassembled Components other than from Crates? …

Read More

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 …

Read More

Thoughts on the Fall 2018 Content coming to SWTOR

There’s something for every type of Star Wars The Old Republic player to look forward to in the new content being released throughout the rest of the year. Starting with Game Update 5.9.3 at the end of September and concluding with Game Update 5.10 coming later in the Fall there’s plenty of content to look out for. You can read more about what’s to come in the Fall 2018 Road Map or from my Fall 2018 Road Map Summary. But first, let’s look at my favourite content in the game, PvP! Vandin Huttball We’re getting a new Huttball Map in Game …

Read More