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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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 …

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Volendrung Overview and Guide

Volendrung is the first PvP Weapon Artifact coming to Cyrodiil in the Elsweyr Chapter/Update 22 Expansion. Here is my overview of it. Basics The Volendrung weapon spawn randomly on the map every five hours. It has built-in parameters so it won’t spawn in a faction’s territory if they have Emperor or are winning the campaign etc. When you pick up Volendrung, you gain one temporary ability bar and your stats are increased. You can not weapon swap while you’re wielding it. You will have an orangey/purple beam on you as well while wielding it (pictured below). The Volendrung will ‘live’ …

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Elsweyr PvP Patch Note Highlights

Here are all the relevant Elsweyr Patch Notes related specifically to PvP! You can read the full Patch Notes here. PvP Weapon Artifacts Volendrung has been unleashed on Cyrodiil in all campaigns! After picking up the weapon, your ability bar will swap out, stats will be adjusted and you’ll be the living embodiment of this ancient weapon!  This Artifact Weapon can be wielded by any player in Cyrodiil, and spawns in the world about 4-5 times a day. You must keep feeding the weapon Alliance Points (repairing structures or resurrecting other players doesn’t count) or else the power of the …

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Elsweyr PvP News and Info Round-Up

This past week the Press NDA was lifted and loads of new Elsweyr info has been revealed! The Devs have also done a couple of Livestreams. Here’s all the PvP information and news I could find for your convenience. The PTS for Elsweyr will be launching on the week of April 15. Almost everything mentioned will be released with the Elsweyr Chapter and Update 22 on May 20th (PC early access). Since almost everything PvP related is tied to the base game, you will not need the Elsweyr chapter to experience these additions and changes when they launch. Most of …

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Warden Healer PvP Build and Guide

Update – Wrathstone DLC (Last Updated 31st March 2019). Here is my Warden Healing PvP Build and Guide! This Guide is currently focused on small/large scale Cyrodiil PvP. In future, it will be updated with Battlegrounds specifics. Contents Builds Gear Stats Attribute, Mundus Stone and Race Passive Skill Points Champion Points Potions and Food How to Play Healing Rotation/Priorities Heal Placement Passives Positioning and Movement Dodging Zergs Quick Tips Builds Here are my various builds. If you’re more comfortable having the abilities in different spots, then go for it. Just make sure they correlate with the right weapon. Large Group/Zerg …

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The Curious Turtle – How much damage should Siege do?

‘The Curious Turtle’ is a new bi-weekly column I’m starting where I discuss anything ‘Elder Scrolls Online’! My aim is to do at least two articles a month. ‘Can’t these bloody milk drinkers handle a bit of extra siege damage? It’s called PURGE! Put it on your bar for god’s sake!’ It was certainly an interesting week in Cyrodiil after Wrathstone launched. The Devs managed to bug out siege so that not only were Siege Shields useless but Siege was basically doing the equivalent of Oblivion Damage (unavoidable damage). I mean it really wasn’t that bad initially when I was surfing with pugs healing them. We’d get hit with …

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Influencer Exclusive Season 10 Ranked Vendor Items Preview

Here’s a look at the old Season 1 Ranked Rewards that will be available on the Season 10 Ranked Rewards Vendor when Game Update 5.10.1 Launches. For more info on the Season 10 Ranked Rewards and Changes, here’s my article – Season 10 Ranked Rewards and Info. Note: They are actually identical to the original Season 1 Ranked Rewards visually but will be named differently on the Vendor. Here are my characters with some of the original Season 1 Ranked Rewards for comparison. Note colour changes based on faction.

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Game Update 5.10.1 – ‘The Wretched Hive’ Going Live 12th February

Return to Ossus to face Darth Malora’s deadliest creation and work you way towards new powerful weapons! Various bug fixes (including many for companions) are also coming in Game Update 5.10.1 so keep an eye out for the Patch Notes for more info! Game Update 5.10.1 is launching the 12th February! New Lair Boss A mutated Geonosian Queen stirs beneath the surface of Ossus, giving rise to an endless army of deadly monsters! The Mutated Geonosian Queen and her brood can be found inside of ‘The Hive of the Mountain Queen’ lair. Group together in teams of 8 or 16 …

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New Outfit Styles and Crafting Motif Coming in Update 21 and Beyond

The Wrathstone DLC/Update 21 is introducing a bunch of new Outfit Styles and a Crafting Motif which players will be able to get from a variety of sources*. *Note some of these Styles/Motif may not come out with Update 21. More information can be found on the PTS Forums. PTS 4.3.0 Patch Notes – https://forums.elderscrollsonline.com/en/discussion/454456/pts-patch-notes-v4-3-0 Anniversary Jubilee Event – https://forums.elderscrollsonline.com/en/discussion/comment/5771082/#Comment_5771082 Outfit Styles on the Impressio – https://forums.elderscrollsonline.com/en/discussion/comment/5775475#Comment_5775475 New PvP Outfit Styles – https://forums.elderscrollsonline.com/en/discussion/comment/5749025/#Comment_5749025 The Five Companions Outfit Style Pages You’ll be able to get the Style Pages for the various Companions’ Outfits from Anniversary Jubilee Boxes. All Style Pages that …

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