SWTOR Festival of Splendor Event Guide
SWTOR Festival of Splendor event guide with walkthroughs and rewards. Festival of Splendor is a gambling event in SWTOR Nar Shaddaa from June 9 to August 25, 2015.
When and where?
June 9 to August 25, 2015. Nar Shaddaa Casinos.
You will need to have a ship so you can travel to Nar Shaddaa. Level 10+
Can I sell the rewards from this event?
No, everything is legacy bound.
What do I need to participate in this event?
Lots of credits, deep pocket, patience, mouse that can withstand lots of clicks. This is designed to be a credit sink so expect to spend money.
How to Start
Head to the fleet and you will find Advertisement Terminals on the inner ring of the fleet.
Interacting with it will give you a very short cutscene and a mission called Festival of Splendor which will direct you to Nar Shaddaa Casino. In addition, it will give you a few credits and 5 Smuggler’s Casino Chip.
Once you arrive in Nar Shaddaa, head to Club Vertica Casino if you are Republic or Star Cluster Casino if you are Empire.
How to Play
Before you can play on the slot machines, you will need to purchase chips from a Casino Cashier.
- Kingpin Casino Chip: 50k credits or 1 Cartel Market Certificate
- Smuggler’s Casino Chip: 1k credits or 100 Warzone Commendation
There are two type slots: Kingpin’s Bounty slots and Smuggler’s Luck slots. The big prizes are on the Kingpin machines but the Smuggler machine is worth to play for the buff you get from it that will help you on the Kingpin machines.
The buff you want to get from the Smuggler’s machine is the Feeling Lucky buff, which casts for 2 minutes (or until you win the Golden Certificate or jackpot from the Kingpin machines) and you have a 10% chance to get it from a Smuggler’s machine.
Generally the way most people play the slot machines is doing the slot machine shuffle in which they play the Smuggler machine first to get the buff and then head over to the Kingpin machines until their buff gets used up. Since there is a delay before you can use the same machine again, you can probably play 3-4 machines at once so you don’t waste time waiting for the machine.
- There is a 1.5s GCD cooldown before you can click on another machine
- There is a 5s cooldown before you can click on the same machine
Due to the way the machines are positioned, you can play 3 Kingpin machines at once if there are no other players nearby. You can play 4 Smuggler’s machine at once by standing in between 2 rows of the Smuggler machines. You will need to be fairly close to the machine to click on them.
What are my chances of winning?
Unlike gambling in a Las Vegas casino, you know the exact % of winning here. The numbers here are taken from swtor_miner’s threads on reddit.
|Free play||You get your chip back.||50%|
|Lose||You get nothing back||29.68%|
|Free play + buff||Feeling Lucky buff||10%|
|Free play x2||You get two chips back||5%|
|Win||Get a Kingpin chip||5%|
|Jackpot||Get a Golden Certificate||0.3%|
|Machine explodes||For that hidden achievement||0.02%|
Feeling Lucky buff from Smuggler’s machine influence your chances at Kingpin machine. It will last for 2 minutes or until you win the Golden Certificate or Jackpot. .
|Outcome||Description||% chance||% chance with buff|
|Free play||You get your chip back.||50%||64.81%|
|Lose||You get nothing back||45.86%||29.59%|
|Win||You get a Golden Certificate||4%||5.18%|
|Jackpot 1||Vectron Magnus||0.23%||0.298%|
|Jackpot 2||Kingpin’s Rancor||0.07%||0.09%|
|Machine Explodes||For that hidden achievement||0.02%||0.026%|
Got time but not lots of credits?
The cheapest way to do this if you have the time is to buy Smuggler’s Chips which are only 1k credits. Your odds of winning a Kingpin chip is 5% but you also have a 50% chance to get your Smuggler chip back, 10% chance to get your chip back + buff and 5% chance to get 2 chips back. This is much cheaper than spending 50k credits on a Kingpin chip but you are also spending much more time (some math wiz please help me calculate on average how much credits you spend on a Kingpin chip if you only use the Smuggler machines to get them).
- According to the calculations by venomlash in the comments below, it is about 6 Smuggler chips per Kingpin chip on average so you are only spending 6k on average rather than 50k.
How much I need to spend that rancor mount?
This is gambling so either you are lucky or you are not. Chance to win a rancor is 0.09% with the buff so it is about 1111 clicks on average (1/ 0.0009 = 1111). Each click costs 1 Kingpin chip. If you are buying the chips at 50k credits a pop and doing it with the buff you can expect about 1111 x 0.3519 x 50k = 19 mil credits for the rancor mount. Doing it with the buff and/or using the smuggler’s machine to get the Kingpin chips will be much cheaper but slower.
- 0.3519 came from 1- 0.6481, which give you the number of chips you actually lost since you have a 64.81% chance to get the chip back.
- If you get Kingpin chips from the Smuggler machine at an average cost of 6k per chip, and have the buff, you are looking at 1/0.0009 x (0.3519) * 6k = 2.3 mil
How much do I need to spend on average for item X?
Calculation provided by venomlash, this is assuming you always have the buff and using Smuggler’s machine to get the Kingpin chips. Acquisitions are not mutually exclusive of each other.
- Golden Certificate: 28,958 credits
- Feeling Lucky buff: 3,000 credits
- Vectron Magnus: 709,220 credits
- Kingpin’s Rancor: 2,347,418 credits
- "Unlucky" legacy achievement: 1,499,250 credits (calculated on the Smuggler machine)
Remember, this is gambling. There is no such thing as if I spend x amount of money I will get this item for sure. It is all about probability.
There are 2 items that you can only obtain via the Kingpin slot machines. The Kingpin Rancor mount and the Vectron Magnus mount. Everything else can be purchased with Golden Certificates you get from the Smuggler and Kingpin machines.
Legacy Title: The Unlucky
- If you managed to blow up the slot machine (0.02% chance), you get this title.
Kingpin Rancor mount
Vectron Magnus mount
You can see all the Golden Certificate rewards on this page here.
|Kingpin’s Fedora||3 Golden Certificate|
|Kingpin’s Jacket||3 Golden Certificate|
|Kingpin’s Pants||2 Golden Certificate|
|Kingpin’s Gloves||2 Golden Certificate|
|Kingpin’s Boots||2 Golden Certificate|
|Kingpin’s Belt||1 Golden Certificate|
|Kingpin’s Bracers||1 Golden Certificate|
|Vectron Opus||15 Golden Certificate|
|Kingpin’s Assault Cannon||3 Golden Certificate|
|Kingpin’s Blaster Rifle||3 Golden Certificate|
|Kingpin’s Sniper Rifle||3 Golden Certificate|
|Kingpin’s Blaster Pistol||2 Golden Certificate|
|Kingpin’s Lightsaber||2 Golden Certificate|
|Kingpin’s Lightstaff||3 Golden Certificate|
|Pets & Customization|
|G07-DY||5 Golden Certificate|
|HK Hutt Military Customization||1 Golden Certificate|
|Mako 10||1 Golden Certificate|
|Elara 10||1 Golden Certificate|
|Tharan 10||1 Golden Certificate|
|Doc 10||1 Golden Certificate|
There is a hidden achievement for blowing up the slot machine.
|Hammer the Machine||Play Smuggler’s Luck slot machines 100 times||10 pts|
|Payout||Won a Kingpin’s Casino Chip or Golden Certificate from a Smuggler’s Luck slot machines||10 pts|
|Sound of Rain||Won 10 Smuggler’s Luck slot machine prizes||25 pts|
|High Roller||Played Kingpin’s Bounty Slot machines 100 times||25 pts|
|Instant Winner||Won a Golden Certificate, Vectron Magnus or Rancor from a Kingpin’s Bounty slot machine||25 pts|
|Hot Shots||Won 10 Kingpin’s Bounty slot machine prizes||50 pts|
|Cashing In||Purchased a Vectron Opus from a casino prize vendor||25 pts|
|Big Prize||Won a Vectron Magnus from a Kingpin’s Bounty slot machine||25 pts|
|Jackpot!||Won a rancor from a Kingpin’s Bounty slot machine||50 pts|
|Quality Assurance||Blew up a Smuggler’s Luck or Kingpin’s Bounty slot machine||50 pts|