SWTOR New York Cantina Tour Flash Drive Files

SWTOR New York Cantina Tour Flash Drive files with images of the new planets that are coming with Shadow of Revan expansion.

Contents

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Planet Rishi

Rishi is the pirate haven planet and home to Rishii, a winged species. Notable characters involved with this planet includes Talon Karrde and Mara Jade.

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Planet Yavin 4

Yavin 4 is the home of the fearsome Massassi warriors. The planet is involved with notable characters such as Jedi Knight Exar Kun and Sith lord Freedon Nadd and Naga Sadow.

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SOR Gear

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Cartel Market/Misc

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Q&A

Q&A taken from MillionsKNives on the forums.

What do you think of the state of PVP?

They’re always iterating and working on balance, and they think that the rebalancing they’re doing is going to do a lot to improve PVP and they’re going to be monitoring that a lot. They’re not happy with how things are now balance wise, and also are currently working on something to fix the issues with queue times for ranked (and probably regular) PVP.

People griefing by purposefully making others flag for PVP
Those sound like bugs and he’ll bring it up with the team.

Is anything going to be done to make it easier for small guilds to expand their guild ships?
It’s supposed to be hard by design. But, they are watching things and if it becomes a big problem then they might adjust things.

Can you increase Red Sphere drop rates from the Gree event?
Do you want it? (loud yeses from croud) You got it.

Will class quests be structured more like 3.0 class quests from now on?
They want to include as much class stuff as they can, and 3.0 is a testing ground to see our reactions and whether we like it. They won’t be doing full storylines like pre-50 stuff but they do want to include more of it in the future.

Post-Q&A talking with Musco

Taunt Resetting Commanders?
It may be intentional, but Musco wasn’t sure. Probably a question for [some other dev].

Why so long between Operations?
Looking ahead at the project plan they knew this was going to be a problem. However they only had two options that they could realistically go with. The first was to release an operation before the expansion, but have it quickly become obsolete come 3.0, and only have one operation available with 3.0. Or they could wait and have two for 3.0 but have a really long time without anything. It was really crappy and high end PVErs got “f*****”. It is something that they don’t want to ever do again (have that much time between operations).

SGRA in 3.0?
There will be SGRA in 3.0 during the story. These NPCs will be “player-sexual”, meaning that if you are a player no matter your gender you can romance them. There will be no companion SGRA though.

Companion Story in 3.0?
No companion story in 3.0

Which flashpoints will be HM in 3.0?
He can neither confirm nor deny which flashpoints they will be.

Will Colocoid Wargames become a HM?
He really wishes it was, but it won’t any time soon (if ever). Too much would have to be redesigned for a HM version.

Can they increase decoration drop rates on flashpoints without a HM (e.g., Colocoid Wargames)
He said to the person asking to PM him about it later because he doesn’t see why the drop rates shouldn’t be higher for that.

DOT cleansing. How does it work?
DOTs can not be cleansed…in PVP. He was going to hold off on telling us until the combat live stream, but probably should have told us right then.

Will there be new companions in 3.0?
No.

Has anyone guessed that you’re an employee of BioWare when playing on the live servers?
No. He always plays naive though, and even if he was asked he would say “I don’t know who that is”. An example of a normal conversion was, “so you heard what Musco wrote on the forums?”, “nope I don’t read the forums, but he sounds like a really smart and cool guy”.

How do you get on the closed PTS / how are you picking people?
Hilary Nicole is doing a lot of it and is at least partially pulling from fansites and guilds that have gotten in touch with her in the past. They are trying to pull people from all different play styles. Hardcore to casual, progression raiders to bad raiders.

I don’t remember how we got to this
The operations guys are probably the most proud team of what they do. The day that an operation launches they order some pizza and beer and sit in the office watching guild streams. They watch the good groups and the bad groups. They like to see how people are clearing it, what they’re doing that they didn’t expect, and what groups are getting hung up on.

The PVP team also watches a ton of streams. They would probably all be chatting with the players streaming too, but Musco doesn’t let them. He doesn’t trust a bunch of drunk devs chatting with players (irony?). They also read the forums a lot as well.

Which class is currently OP?
They have a recurring meeting every week for one hour where they discuss class damage. They look over live data and statistics from the game to see how each class is doing with the best players, the worst players, the average players, etc. Musco brings up a lot of player concerns with “this class is OP” in these meetings, which sometimes gets responded with things like “yeah, but do you see this graph right here”.

Will commendations be changed in 3.0?
(I’m 70% sure that this was being confirmed, not just speculation) Commendations will not be changing, we will be keeping the Ultimate, Elite, and Basic commendations.

 

Why the limit on NPCs / Legacy banks?
Performance. Not just local performance, if they put too much they will end up lagging the entire server. The devs want more space too. The first thing when the legacy stuff was released one of the devs logged in and complained about how limited the legacy bank storage was.

Can we place static stronghold NPCs to bypass limit?
Musco really likes the idea, but it seems too obvious that while it sounds like a simple idea, he suspects the reason they didn’t do it might be because it would be too complex to put in. Or they just didn’t think of it. He’ll bring it up with the devs.

Short Chat with Keith(?) AKA, Musco’s boss – Random info

Live server playtime
Plays a lot. Usually plays from when he gets home around 8pm until 2am. Longer sometimes on the weekends. 12 55s. Loves and leveled the Bounty Hunter first.

Marauders/Sentinels
All the time when playing on live servers they will leap in before the rest of the group. He’s gone to the design team and asked them what it is about them that causes them to want to jump in. As a tank he will whisper the healer to let the marauder/sentinel die if they pull first more than once.

12x XP
It may come back post-3.0. He had suggested it to the other devs as a perk for whenever you get a class buff unlocked in legacy. 3x per class buff. That or some other kind of legacy unlock.

  • HuNtOziO

    This looks great!

  • Ellie

    Looking forward to exploring Rishi and Yavin 4. They both look fantastic in these pictures. Very excited about SoR in general :)

  • Brianac

    Yes very excited about about the planets, looks like they will be awesome!

  • Al’arra

    But the gear.:-(

    • BrianDavion

      I kinda like the Jedi counculor stuff

      • Alec Fortescue

        If only hood down variant…

  • Brianac

    Any questions and answers section?

  • Brianac

    ..looks ok

  • Naad

    Really hope there will spaces inside the buildings on Rishi.

    • Namirr

      Yeah, I hope so myself, would make a good, exotic place to RP.

  • Scorch

    They look kinda similar, don’t they? Nonetheless, they look good. I hope they’re nice and large.

  • this swtor guy

    A lot of old assets seen for both planets. Rishi looks good in these, though. Yavin it’s harder to tell.

  • Sibakero

    I know it’s not a popular species, but if they do make Rishii the new species, I’ll be more than happy to take it. Just imagine the variations on those ‘bird men’. Heck yeah, species that are not totally humanoid!

    • Llama

      Just because they have feathers doesn’t make them non-humanoid (or less humanoid). http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/humanoid?s=t

      They have two arms, two legs (albeit they are walking on their toes compared to us) & a head with 2 eyes & a mouth, they look pretty humanoid to me.

  • Guest

    Oh my, that Revan reborn concept. That guy needs a hug and some cocoa.

    Any ideas when that seneschal pack is going to come out, incidentally?

    • Bo Vanston

      the 14th

  • Sadriel_Fett

    I actually kind of like the SOR gear that looks like it has a tri-corner hat (pirate outfit?). However, what’s with the capes? It’d be neat if they came out with some kind of coat similar to the one Hondo Ohnaka wears.

    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/File:Hondo.png

    That would actually look pretty sharp.

    • Bo Vanston

      I hope Hondo is still around for Rebels

  • Sibakero

    Just wanted to comment again, I’m loving Rishi by the minute. It’s got that futuristic oriental slums look, ala Bladerunner, or for the younger gen, the new Total recall movie setting. ;P

  • Haggardbr

    Rishi’s city environment looks awesome! I just hope these new planets aren’t as graphically heavy as Makeb is.

  • Elymas

    woah Rishi looks amazing!

  • John Kosto

    I just came back home from the Bioware event in Manhattan, and it was very well planned. Each one of us received a flash drive with all the above files, really cool stuff. Rishi looks very beautiful, I can’t wait for missions/flashpoints/ops on Rishi and Yavin 4

    • Valerusthor

      what have they said in the Q&A?

  • Sindariel
    • elminster_cs

      ahahahahahahahahhaha

  • Tygur

    Glad I got my GTX770 because those planets look great. And demanding graphically. The Revan reborn image makes me want that outfit in game so so bad.

    • jagermensch

      Glad I waited for the GTX970. :P OK, I am still waiting, but if I can talk my wife into a pair of them (one for me, one for her) …

      • Tygur

        I didn’t realize they were coming out and my 570 literally caught fire. So I just got the new version of what I had. (also the heatsink on my old 8800GT on my backup PC broke the bolts and fell off at exactly the same time) A week later the new ones came out and the one I ordered was pending RMA for fans that wouldn’t spin. Bad luck week. Besides anything more would likely be bottlenecked by my 965BE anyway. It isn’t even overclocked.

  • Valerusthor

    No Q&A setion! so sad they must have been realy selecive about what to say

  • tommythepower

    Again no hood down jedi gear,damd how i came ho hate the people in charge of the gear they put out !

    • Jeracho

      though your overreaction is admirable, well done for that btw, I dont think the two pictures on the flash drive will be the only new gear in the expansion, i dont know for sure but its a hunch.

  • Przemysław Narbutt

    I want news about what gear ratings we will get at start, and if there will be more then 2 ops in future.

  • Knightmare_Nightwatch

    That Pirate-y gear… though I wish there wasn’t so many capes. I like my smuggler a little more Han, Nico and Hylo over Lando…

    • Stilluff Fogg

      I wish the gear was more “less perfect” gear – now it just looks like it came from the factory. needs to be more damaged / worn out.

    • AbnerDoon

      If they are going pirate can they do it with more style and less tricorne. This is a space game why not something like Ice Pirates or Captain Harlock.

      • Jerac

        Next planet must have Space Herpes!

  • atschai

    Mara Jade? How does that even work? Is she a Time Traveller now or what?

    • Namirr

      No, it means, they travelled on this planet at their times and we can know the place from their adventures.

  • http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail58.html Trogdor

    TIL:
    SOR gear will once again be really ugly, but at least we get funny hats
    Revan turned into a Ringwraith
    The Rishii will challenge the Republic and Empire to uncover the long-lost secret of how many licks it takes to get to the center of a tootsie-pop

    • Przemysław Narbutt

      very constructive comment.

    • Heist 101

      Moonkin on a slimfast diet lol

    • erruss

      636……i was unemployed for a while:)

  • Unoshi

    Will class quests be structured more like 3.0 class quests from now on?
    They want to include as much class stuff as they can, and 3.0 is a testing ground to see our reactions and whether we like it. They won’t be doing full storylines like pre-50 stuff but they do want to include more of it in the future.

    yes please.

    Loving these two new planets,

  • piackanamepickachu

    Wow! The SOR gear has all three things I hate in SWTOR: hairless hoods, long capes and cowboy hats.
    :)

  • Ronnie Laugen

    More Q&A stuff from MillionsKNives:

    Edit:
    How do you get on the closed PTS / how are you picking people?
    Hilary Nicole is doing a lot of it and is at least partially pulling from fansites and guilds that have gotten in touch with her in the past. They are trying to pull people from all different play styles. Hardcore to casual, progression raiders to bad raiders.

    I don’t remember how we got to this
    The operations guys are probably the most proud team of what they do. The day that an operation launches they order some pizza and beer and sit in the office watching guild streams. They watch the good groups and the bad groups. They like to see how people are clearing it, what they’re doing that they didn’t expect, and what groups are getting hung up on.

    The PVP team also watches a ton of streams. They would probably all be chatting with the players streaming too, but Musco doesn’t let them. He doesn’t trust a bunch of drunk devs chatting with players (irony?). They also read the forums a lot as well.

    Which class is currently OP?
    They have a recurring meeting every week for one hour where they discuss class damage. They look over live data and statistics from the game to see how each class is doing with the best players, the worst players, the average players, etc. Musco brings up a lot of player concerns with “this class is OP” in these meetings, which sometimes gets responded with things like “yeah, but do you see this graph right here”.

    Will commendations be changed in 3.0?
    (I’m 70% sure that this was being confirmed, not just speculation) Commendations will not be changing, we will be keeping the Ultimate, Elite, and Basic commendations.

    Why the limit on NPCs / Legacy banks?
    Performance. Not just local performance, if they put too much they will end up lagging the entire server. The devs want more space too. The first thing when the legacy stuff was released one of the devs logged in and complained about how limited the legacy bank storage was.

    Can we place static stronghold NPCs to bypass limit?
    Musco really likes the idea, but it seems too obvious that while it sounds like a simple idea, he suspects the reason they didn’t do it might be because it would be too complex to put in. Or they just didn’t think of it. He’ll bring it up with the devs.

    Short Chat with Keith(?) AKA, Musco’s boss – Random info

    Live server playtime
    Plays a lot. Usually plays from when he gets home around 8pm until 2am. Longer sometimes on the weekends. 12 55s. Loves and leveled the Bounty Hunter first.

    Marauders/Sentinels
    All the time when playing on live servers they will leap in before the rest of the group. He’s gone to the design team and asked them what it is about them that causes them to want to jump in. As a tank he will whisper the healer to let the marauder/sentinel die if they pull first more than once.

    12x XP
    It may come back post-3.0. He had suggested it to the other devs as a perk for whenever you get a class buff unlocked in legacy. 3x per class buff. That or some other kind of legacy unlock.

    • elminster_cs

      Nice, thanks!!.
      If the “big boss” play so much… how he can’t know some of the issues the game have?
      Pretty lol!

  • wgelti

    Doesn’t look much like Star Wars. I still wan’t to play a Star Wars game, but the art team keeps on failing.

    • Heist 101

      This is Star Wars, everyone complains of seeing the same stuff over and over, so they create new stuff and all u have to say is it’s not Star Wars ..rishi and Yavin are both mentioned several times in the movies so it’s not like it’s from left field like TFB and gree stuff (though they are neat) I do not think they are Star Wars material.

      Pirate legions, Yavin as well as Massassi warriors are very very much Star Wars ..read Golden Age of the Sith -this book should have been a movie imo

      • luiza

        you are SO right. people are never satisfied, no matter what the devs do.

        also, don’t know why people have to go all the way to the comments just to say they’ll subscribe. no one cares.

        • Stanley White

          ^^^seriously, if you want to leave the game then leave. then i can actually read the comments faster of people who actually love the game then scroll thru countless comments of people who keep saying they are leaving.

        • Silverblu

          If ppl want leave be my guest but while they are leaving. How about they try to make their own game? It isn’t easy to create all these things, wow ppl are so ungrateful and cannot see the actual time and effort it goes into this type of stuff for us to play this game. Minus all the bugs.

      • wgelti

        Nope. Take a look at Episode IV-VI, this is Star Wars, not the EU fantasy bullshit written by bad writers.

        Of course it is the Old Republic but this doesnt mean every thing has to llok like World of Warcraft or Diablo III.

        The Force is some kind of magic, sure, but you don’t have to make everything look like a fantasy magician, because of that.

        Thats why I’m happy Disney said: EU? Oh that’s all horrible, just let it die and start over.

        The EU got force magic totaly wrong.

        • p4v7

          So it’s better for your health that you unsubscribe as Kotor and Swtor are a part of the EU which you hate so much. Also, SW franchise has never fully belonged to sci-fi genre. Even George Lucas said that.
          The EU is bullshit? Ok, so you praise the new canon? Fine by me. I have no problem with that…but wait a moment.
          So Dathomir Witches and their “magic” is not fantasy?
          What about Son and Daughter from Mortis arc? The incarnations of the Force doesn’t sound like fantasy at all? Interesting.
          As you can see SW used to have and will have elements of fantasy, no matter you like it or not. Maybe it’s time for you to move on to Star Trek perhaps?
          Oh, one more thing. The new canon that replaced the EU is written mostly by the same people that had been working on the EU before, e.g. Luceno, Miller, Kemp. Such a hard time to you, I almost feel sorry for you bro.

          • zenight

            I agree, the Star Wars original trilogy is fantasy that happens to be in space.
            Luke is the young farmer who learns his dad was a famous knight and picks up his sword to rescue the princess being kept in an evil king’s castle, he is unnder the tutelage of Obi the old wizard and accompanied by the rogue scoundrel (Han)and his enforcer (Chewie).
            Together they free the princess, destroy the castle, kill the evil king and reveem Luke’s familly honor when his father, who was the Black Knight, turns against his master.
            Star Trek is sciene fiction since they try to explain how the science works and technology is a big focus, Star Wars is fantasy where technology is only somewhat important and “magic” (the force) rules the universe.

            • PiesVsPizza

              zomg you just killed Star Wars :o

        • TheExile

          Timothy Zahn, the one who wrote the universally acclaimed Thrawn Trilogy where Rishi is first mentioned, is considered a bad author? You’ve heard here first folks.

          Oh btw, True Star Wars fan, Rishi is also mentioned within TCW, which is canon according to Lucas and Disney.

          Get off your high horse.

          • New Wave Fan

            Amen. I’d argue that the EU is even more entertaining than George Lucas’ original vision for Star Wars. Most EU authors crafted far more interesting storylines than Lucas ever did (see the Thrawn Trilogy, the Rogue Squadron series, Young Jedi Knights, the Yuuzhan Vong, etc.).

          • BrianDavion

            it’s mentioned in an even higher soruce. Kamino is described as being “near the rishi maze”

        • holyfrog

          ATTENTION EU HATERS!! STAR WARS: THE OLD REPUBLIC IS EU!!! I would argue that without the EU Star Wars would have died at the end of Droids.

    • Agendha

      whats the big deal about a new companion? when we get done with the 3.0 storyline, the only time you’ll even have a companion out is while doing dailies

    • jagermensch

      BioWare is licensed to do Star Wars stuff. Trademark law requires that a
      person granting a license to a trademark supervise the products
      associated with the trademark. Therefore, Disney/LucasArts may be considered to have at least impliedly if not explicitly approved all the stuff BioWare has put into 3.0, making it “very much Star Wars” regardless of what any fanboi or fangrrl thinks.

      The days of haphazard products being marketed under the Star Wars mark ended when Disney bought it. No one manages a mark better than Disney.

  • elminster_cs

    There are two things that I would like to ask:
    Why not open pvp? The engine got some improvement, so this can be a great add and lot of player will return for it.
    A bit of open mind for some API. A good example is drop and NPC place like wowhead do. The comunity around the game is growin a lot, so can be a very good add to the game.

  • Ben Gimson

    So all the set up and the hints that Lana and Theron would be companions is a total waste. Thoroughly pissed off.

    • Kylmc

      I was expecting Jakarro myself.

      • Darkojin

        Likewise. It made the most sense out of the 3 choices.

    • Nothematic

      Just because they’re not companions in 3.0 doesn’t mean they won’t be in the future. For all we know the storyline will continue past 3.0, or they’ll be involved in more stories past 3.0.

      • Ben Gimson

        I really hope you’re right, but I’m not optimistic. They’ve been set up perfectly as SGR companions, and they’re both interesting characters to boot! If they just disappear after the xpac… for me, it’ll be the worst disappointment to date :(

    • BrianDavion

      they didn’t give any hints to me I think you where just reading into it what you wanted to. Honestly I can’t picture them as companions.

      • Ben Gimson

        Scores of people thought they’d be companions. The unique appearances, the character development the fact they made repeated appearances, both had flirt options that were more developed than just one line and both were displaced at the end of the Forged Alliances arc, meaning they’re free to be ‘reassigned’ once Revan is dealt with. Lots of hints that they were to be companions. I don’t think I ‘read into what I wanted to’ at all.

  • Aleksey314

    About the Red Sphere, I think rare drops should stay rare, rarity is what makes them desired.
    I don’t understand tricorns – this is not a pirate game, totally wrong associations.
    Lots of new content is cool though. And yes, let’s kill Revan and forget about him, don’t want him returning. Bring back Malgus, LOL : ))

    • oofalong

      Rare drops of infrequently occurring events which can only have two chances per occurrence are frustrating.

    • CulpaMea

      Yea, I had 9 55s the last time the Gree event was active, and IIRC, the sphere only drops on HM. So I burned through 9 lockouts and it never dropped once. I don’t want 16 of them to drop every time you kill Xeno on SM, but I would like a chance to actually roll on the thing once a year or so.

    • Iron-Clad

      They could up the drop rate while still being extremely rare. If they simply changed it so that 16m hm was guaranteed to drop just 1, that would be like a 10x increase in drop rate but would still keep it very rare. Similar to CulpaMea’s experience, I have been running 16m hm with 6 characters each time the event comes around and I have only ever seen it drop once.

      And as oofalong said, the fact that the event itself is infrequent makes the extremely low chance even worse. If you had the chance to run this 52 times a year per character, sure, the current drop rates would be fine. But there are only a handful of chances per year to do xeno.

      Think about it this way: if it drops 1 in 8 runs of HM, and you run it on 8 characters every time the event comes around, you are likely to see 1 drop per event. Yet you are one of 16 rolling on it. Doing it on 8 characters, it will take you on average 16 gree events to get a single red sphere. If there are only ~3 chances per year: it will take over 5 years to acquire a single red sphere, running hm xeno with 8 characters every possible chance. Is it really right that someone doing everything possible to acquire it will take over 5 years to get it aside from blind luck?

  • Gorthuar

    Dear ancestors! Dulfy! Exar Kun was a Jedi Knight once, but he is most famous as a Sith Lord!

    • Stanley White

      a lot of the great sith lords started out as Jedi Knights then saw what the darkside had to offer and switched. hopefully they will refer to something about exar kun in our travels on yavin 4

  • Josef Tauser

    What’s SGRA ?!? I looked it up everywhere, even urban dictionary … nothing.

    • TheExile

      Same gender romance

      • Daniel

        Specifically, the acronym stands for same-gender romance arcs. The “A” is what is important here, as it represents development of an NPC romance over several conversations. So far, we have a scattering of [Flirt] options in post-RotHC content, but nothing that compares to companion romance.

        Same-gender companion romances had been promised as a post-launch feature in September 2011. That got scrapped with the change to F2P, and we do not know now whether they ever intend to make good on their commitment.

        In January 2013, Jeff Hickman said that companion romances had proved “more difficult than we expected” but that the team at BioWare “remain committed to this content”. That commitment has hardly been evident from content released, which has at best been tokenistic and at worst is arguably defamatory.

        • Josef Tauser

          Thanks ! Like the romances in Mass Effect 3.

    • MrM

      Their attempt to keep pleasing a highly vocal minority in the game. It’s why Lemda on makeb sleeps with everyone.

      • Jeracho

        Gay people are equal to you. Get over it.

      • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

        Lemda sleeps with everyone? I only recall doing the kiss

      • Ben Gimson

        Not a minority.

        • Roger Walker

          LOL, most people that play SWTOR are gay? I must have missed the memo.

          • BrianDavion

            no but when you factor in guys playing girls who think lesbians are hot… :)

          • Ben Gimson

            So you think people have to be gay to want this? Says a lot about your character…

        • holyfrog

          They are a minority. You are wrong. About 3% of the American population is gay so you can assume that the % of people that play is close to that.

          • Ben Gimson

            Like I said below, you don’t have to be gay to think it’s a good thing to add to the game. Not everyone who wants this is gay themselves.

      • holyfrog

        My opinion is that if they do same gender romance they need to do interspecies romance.

        • http://mycrazymessedupbrain.tumblr.com/ Rex

          There is already inter species romance in TOR, it actually predated SGR.

    • Sean

      Same-Gender Romance Available, I think; I may be wrong about the last word, but the rest of it should be correct.

  • Ansician

    Doesn’t putting a watermark on pictures that are already copyrighted and trademarked by Bioware constitute to Copyright infringement? A watermark cannot actually be put on something without the written consent of the owner of said materials and from the TOS it is considered an Auto-ban, as EA considers it theft of their property. I would be really careful here, since I have know sites that have done the same…and they no longer exist. Just an FYI Dulfy

    • cakesphere

      Yeah, this is some ebaumsworld level shit. You don’t own it, so don’t watermark it. How hard is this to understand

    • dodgerfn

      I would say Dulfy has permission, she does this from every cantina tour.

      • Ansician

        then I pose the question, why is it that Dulfy has permission and no other site does? Bioware has made it clear they endorse no site, so how is a watermark acceptable?

        • Jeracho

          What the fuck does it have to do with you? And even more importantly why are you asking it here. That is a legal issue.I’m sure Dulfy has asked permission from BW. Don’t pretend you know anything about trademark/copyright theft. Get back in your cage you fucking troll.

          • Ansician

            So hostile, when a question was just asked…

            • Jason Long

              Yes, but you avoided and completely disregarded the above poster’s point that a watermark does not denote ownership, that networks watermark programs all the time that they do not own. You insist that a watermark DOES denote ownership.

              • Ansician

                INTERNET Trolls….this conversation has been over most of the day…..give it a rest!!!! You keep posting like I value anyone’s response other than Dulfy’s on the subject…I don’t deal with it.

            • Estranged

              The question was accusatory. Don’t piss on someone and tell them it is raining.

              • Ansician

                I don’t care

              • Estranged

                Life of the party. Keep doing what you do.

              • Ansician

                you sir just went full retard…stop that

              • Estranged

                I don’t speak your language. To the best of my ability, you are attempting to say I have limited cognitive ability. Must be a joke, considering your use of grammar. Bless your heart.

              • Ansician

                …you are the reason I support late in life abortions….yes, grammar is a proper comeback, it’s sad that is all you had to work with. The conversation was over yesterday troll, your Gf stuck up for herself, you are not needed…here or in existence. Deal with it!

              • Estranged

                Don’t know her from Adam’s house cat, but do know a great deal about you.

              • Ansician

                oh do you now?

              • Estranged

                Emo angry is so last year.

        • Locotu

          Have you read the posted answer? or are you just jealous that this site is the best swtor site on the net?

          Or are you just trolling us? Do you really think Bioware gets mad for a watermark in some images that they are actually trying to spread? She is doing what they should be doing for free, (just like certain miner)…

          Instead of fighting them you should try to join them… cooperation is the key to success here mate, not senseless denouncing.

          • Ansician

            Eh? Actually, I thanked dulfy for her response and haven’t posted anything after that fyi

        • zenight

          You do realise that the devs at SWTOR value Dulfy’s contribution to the game to the point that they added a regen item in her honor right?
          I’m pretty sure they could care less about a watermark anyway…

          • Ansician

            In this discussion, that was not relevant. I am fully aware and also own the regen. I was more than satisfied with Dulcy’s response.

      • Ansician

        let me make it clear, uploading the materials isn’t my issue or that issue, that itself is obviously acceptable….a watermark is a claim of ownership…that is where my issue and question is focused.

        • jagermensch

          A watermark is not a claim of ownership of the copyrighted material, only to that particular copy of it. For example, networks often put watermarks on movies they broadcast, that doesn’t mean they own the movie.

          Copyright law distinguishes between the work, which is copyrightable, and embodiments of the work. If Dulfy was violating the copyright on BW’s work, whether she slapped a watermark on the work or not may be irrelevant under US law (but might matter in some other jurisdictions). But under US law Dulfy may have a fair-use defense (BW makes a video game, and she is publishing news and commentary on that game).

          This statement is not intended to constitute legal advice. Copyright law is a specialized field of law fraught with pitfalls and specialized lingo, and it changes with new Appellate opinions. Consult a copyright attorney if you are really worried about an copyright issue.

          • Ansician

            are you an attorney?

            • jagermensch

              Yes. One of many who play SWTOR.

    • jagermensch

      I would guess you are not a Copyright/Trademark attorney, are you, Ansician?
      I am not a ©/TM attorney, but I believe we can just let BioWare worry about it. I bet they read Dulfy’s site at least as much as you or I do, and will politely let her know is there is a concern. It’s not like EA or Disney need our help with these kinds of issues. :)

      • Ansician

        I am not, but as a fan of SW:Tor, I want all site’s to have the same access and not one to be superior to another in the eyes of EA. Just like everything else in life, you must question everything. (For the record, I did attend law School. Though I am not an attorney…hence how the question was posed”

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      I put a temporary watermark there as a personal friend of my grabbed these from the cantina tour and sent to me extra early (like 3 hrs early). I didn’t want his hardwork in getting these images early become invalid when others snatch it and claim it as their own as they have done in the past (which is fine, since these images are meant to be shared). It was meant to ensure that the “early access” to these images stay on the site and not become early access everywhere.

      I only do this to images personally acquired by me or personal friend and never those sent in by others as I do not own them. As for the legality of it all, I am not exactly sure. Someone more experienced in copyright law can probably tell you more. Anyways, I have replaced the images with non-watemark copies.

      • !

        You watermarking the images is no problem at all – many sites do it. Copyright law has nothing to do with it as long as you don’t claim that you created those images. And nobody in their right mind would assume something like this.

        • Ansician

          So asking a question, deserves an insult that i am “not in my right mind?” Let me make it clear, I never insulted, I stated something and asked a question in a respectable manor, noting it could be an issue. FYI.

          • !

            I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to offend you with it. The assumption I was talking about was that dulfy created the images. No reasonable person would assume that given this context.

            But don’t worry, these watermarks are not an issue.

  • dodgerfn

    Rishi looks very cool, can’t wait for that planet. Hope there are at least 5 dailies there. Any word on new rep for these 2 planets??

  • Lumi

    Rolling to 12x Xp into the class buffs is a really simple and elegant solution. I really hope they go consider it.

    • Acer

      Me too, it works really well for Marvel Heroes. And this is another game that’s trying to encourage people to have multiple characters.

    • Ree

      The issue I have with it is that it doesn’t make it optional to have this buff. Some people prefer to play it without. If you make it a character legacy perk you can add a minimal fee. That way you can choose whether you want that buff.

      Maybe adding a legacy level requirment is also a good idea, that way you won’t have people who don’t have a clue how to do a simple rotation running around at 60 thanks to this buff.

      • Acer

        Maybe make it a toggle-able ability, like Sprint.

  • Kylmc

    Rishi _07 kinda looks like a Call of Duty map. But that’s okay, I guess. It still looks nice.

  • Nexx

    They talked about still having ultimate comm system. I wonder if they’ll all carry over. I could walk into 3.0 with enough comms to not really earn but have a nice set of “starting gear”. I’m not sure if that’s good or bad, I was looking forward to having to earn it in a way.

    • BrianDavion

      this is, of course, assuming they don’t keep all the old comm gear and add a new layer of “Shadow comms” or something

    • Iron-Clad

      I would be very surprised (and disappointed) if they let the current comms carry over. I would count on them converting all existing basic/elite/ult comms into classic comms (or creating a new ‘makeb commendations’ or such and converting them all to that), thus letting you start fresh with basic/elite/ult

  • Yajard

    Yavin IV is a moon, not a planet.

    Using the same comms is interesting. If so, might as well stock pile before the expansion hits.

    • BrianDavion

      my guess is they’ll be simply adding new comms for the new stuff

      • Vodorlo

        They just said the same comms will be used for 60 gear..

        But yea, very interesting.

        • BrianDavion

          I dunno I just can’t see how that’d be balanced. because I could easily with the comms get nearly a fulls set of the new ultimate gear with the ultimate comms I have across my legacy

    • http://mycrazymessedupbrain.tumblr.com/ Rex

      Or they might pull a Blizzard and wipe coms and convert them to credits or something.

  • Mikikoto

    Here’s a better picture.

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      Thanks added in

  • Drool Bear

    So no increase in NPC’s in our strongholds. That sucks. So probably no increase in number of items you can put in them either. Stuck at 475 on Nar Shaddaa and I so want to put more in without taking current stuff out.

  • dex

    really curious what the story behind revans glowing eye is, you see it everywhere

    • Trenk

      It’s Kephiss!

      • lord_potato

        lol He’ll take his mask and off and will see Malgus

      • Matthew Ottoson

        That’s what I think also

    • Sarigar

      I don’t think he has a body anymore, I think what we see is just animated armour and clothing with nothing but 300 years of butthurt rage inside.

      • athenap

        That is one big butt…hurt. ;)

  • Axe

    Love love love the Pirates of the Caribbean feel of Rishi.

    • Candor

      I took a ridiculous amount of pleasure from Booty Bay in WoW. Got a little of the vibe here.

      • dodgerfn

        Ditto :) Never knew what you were gonna get into when you flew into Booty Bay lol

        • bleeters

          Killed by rogues mostly, if my memory serves.

  • Konoha the Wiper

    i need revan reborn gear

  • RishiB

    My Planet!

  • Sweet’scar

    Dulfy, I beg u, please tell the DEVS to not frack up the new Revan’s armor (R.Reborn), that is should contain as much detail as possible from the artwork, please please please, it looks awesome, please don’t make it look like a toy. Let it have textures and stuff, please please please.
    TVM!

    • JediJulius

      They can texture it and all that good stuff, but remember, we have pre built cloth animations. The Revan armor will likely follow one of those. Will it look exactly like the artwork? Probably not. Can it get close, hopefully yes, but don’t get too excited like the Temple Guardian and Tulak Hord sets eh?

      • Sivis

        swtor_miner already has it on his twitter feed, doesn’t look ‘too bad’, but I expect mass clipping and such.

    • Seung Jun Justin Choi

      meh… you already seen it from the preview videos… it has a big dent on the left forehead made me sorta crack up that Revan has gone mad not because of some grand Galactic Force related matter, but simply he bonked on his head…

      • Sweet’scar

        U mean they already fcked it up.. again? grrrr, months on end passed by and they keep doing shitty armor? ….

        • Seung Jun Justin Choi

          well I didn’t say it looks shitty or anything like that. Revan is cool no matter what and that won’t change… it’s just that little bonked spot on the left forehead makes me crack up every time i see.. ‘my Pommel strike didn’t hit him that hard…’

  • Hugo A Sanchez

    wait are the Rishii going to be the new race?

  • http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail58.html Trogdor

    I hope the community lets BW know just how much we want more class-specific content.
    SWTOR has followed a very similar path as WoW. In early WoW there was a lot of class-specific content in the form of quests that only certain classes could do. For example, the paladin and warlock mounts. Even earlier than that, warriors had to undertake an epic journey to an obscure island off the coast of the barrens (well, it was an epic journey if you were Alliance) and complete a difficult arena quest in order to unlock one of their stances (similar to SWTOR’s knight/warrior forms)

    All of that stuff was awesome! In addition to making the lore that much deeper, it also helped to make the classes feel unique from each other, beyond ‘this human has different skills/spells than this other human’ because otherwise, the two characters can do/have done the same things. It was an incentive to play other classes, too, which kept you playing. It was a rare concept in the MMO genre.

    And iirc, most of that stuff eventually went out the window in the name of streamlining. Those spells, mounts, and what have you just became things that you learn from the trainer, instead of something you had to go on an interesting adventure to achieve. Now, once you leave your starting zone, the game really abandons all reference to the identity of the player’s character.

    Sometime after the end of Cata and before Mists, I decided I had enough of WoW. It was around this time that SWTOR was announced/released, and it was a slap in the face. “Oh wow, this class quest stuff is exactly the kind of thing I had been missing! SWTOR is WoW with tons of custom class stuff!”

    Well, here we are, a few years later, and SWTOR has been going down that homogenization road for some time now. I don’t care about raids. I don’t really care about flashpoints or pvp. I don’t care that my character is spouting one of three canned responses that are the same responses everyone else in the group can say. I want that custom class stuff that makes the character you’re playing interesting. I want more interactions with each class’s companions.
    This SOR thing is a (admittedly small) step back in the right direction, and I hope that they can find the time and resources to start going deeper down this path again.

  • Dominic98

    Guys, about Revan Reborn Concept, is that really means that we are going to get revans new cool armor as obtainable in the game? :D That is awesome!!!!

    • Sivis

      Expect it via a cartel pack sometime 2015.

      • Dominic98

        Man, I can’t wait then! I keep raising my credits for this new Revan’s armor :D I’m going to have around 9mill credits, so hopefully it will be enough for the hole set :D My guess is they will release it there might be 2 way when, whether in december when the expansion has been released, or in a cartel pack sometime in 2015 yeah. I hope we’ll able to obtain it december already!!! Can’t wait :D

    • Macleod

      No, to me all it means is they were sharing the concept art for the design of the new Revan.

  • Areneth

    Pirate armor? Really? Why? Why u do dis to me, BW… ;_;

    • nenenä

      Because they hate the real Star Wars look. It’s the only explaination I have after all the years in SWTOR with that art team.

      The art director must be a big WoW, Assassins Creed and Firefly fan, but he has now this job at BioWare he hates. And because he hates the style of Star Wars he wants us to suffer, giving us armor that has nothing to do with Star Wars.

      • Candor

        S/he must also have a firm grasp of his/her sexuality, given the prevalence of pink options at every opportunity.

        I choose to see the silver lining here, which is that pirates are always followed by ninjas.

      • Vicariousfan

        are you not familer with Star Wars? Go check out the Clone Wars The pirate armor is 100% star wars.

      • iceberg265

        Star Wars takes place across an entire galaxy, there are billions of planets and each can have their own culture and style. To say something is ‘not Star Wars’ is laughable.

        Also saying ‘they hate X’ just makes you look like a child.

      • Agendha

        do you seriously believe that? are you really that clueless?

    • Zac David Schneider

      I dunno about you, but I love the pirate armor. Great for smugglers, and if you remove the hat I think it’d look pretty darn good on a Jedi too.

      • Areneth

        I don’t mean its bad or something…
        Instead of awesome ideas of Star Wars Universe, they have chosen the damn pirate theme… They should fire armor designer. But i agree, it will be cool on smugglers…
        My only hope that it’s not another universal style for all classes…

        • Zac David Schneider

          My thing is… Star Wars style is BASED on various real-world styles. The flight suits from the OT? Based on racing coveralls. The Imperial uniforms? Based on Nazi outfits ala Hugo Boss. Hell, even Vader’s helmet has some basis on Nazi helmets.

          I can’t fault them from taking real-world influences when for the most part, that’s what Star Wars does: takes disparate styles and remixes them for a science-fantasy world. Just like these outfits here do incorporate stereotypical pirate style, but also include Jedi-style armor and a cybernetic eye.

  • kephess

    when will we see revan riding a kephess as the final boss

    • Ssertnev

      Won’t happen because Revan will pull off his mask and reveal he is Kephess.

      • Iron-Clad

        Revan will be riding a Kephess. Then Revan will pull off his mask and reveal that he is also Kephess.

        • Anonymoose

          But Kephess would also turn off his holodisguise and reveal that he’s actually Revan.

  • luiza

    I just wanted people to shut up about “oh revan now is a bad guy it sucks so much” – revan being the next antagonist is AWESOME no matter what you say. this expansion seems really good.

    • Stanley White

      i don’t understand why people say that either, Revan was a huge iconic figure in the Star Wars lore world. this expansion has a lot of potential to spread into other expansion that bioware can capitalize on.

      • athenap

        Because back in the day, Revan was a lady. ;)

        • http://www.someonewhotried.com Olib

          People change.

    • Vicariousfan

      I doubt its actually him. That glowing red eye is a dead give away.

  • ItsRainingSith

    If the new tier of gear is going to be like the ones from those two screenies, well… Horrible. That’s it.

    • Vicariousfan

      since they added modable gear i haven’t cared what tier’ed gear looks like. I have the armor I like for my characters and have no plans to change it.

      • Przemysław Narbutt

        added? it was like this from start… one of best things in this game.

        • Vicariousfan

          I mean all the different armor from the cartel market and the adaptable gear. So say a Jedi Guardian can look like a smugler or a Sith Assasin cna look like a pilot.

          The game just gives so much freedom in armor appearance its ridiculous.

          • Przemysław Narbutt

            oh, yes true.

        • Iron-Clad

          Moddable gear existed at launch but wasn’t practical at launch. Until they made set bonuses transfer with armorings very few people branched out from tier gear. Even then, the majority of obtainable moddable gear (such as all social gear) was light armor, and it wasn’t until the cartel market and adaptive gear that the majority of players started using moddable armor.

  • http://www.lewisforearth.com mhonde

    Only me is super excited about 3.0?

    • Brianac

      I am super excited about 3.0 also!!

  • The Natoorat

    Looks very cool, I really like the look of planet Rishi. And yes, Revan’s Reborn outfit looks wicked, I WANT ONE!

    BTW: I just read on forums that BW plans to make Forged Alliance soloable!

    http://www.swtor.com/community/showpost.php?p=7711498&postcount=24

    Yea, I know it’s not the newest info, but… wow!

  • Areneth

    Why this bird..ehm…creature has boobs? :O
    If this is a bird… Hmm… Looks like bw have their own vision of biology.

    • Przemysław Narbutt

      It’s a BW game ;p everyfemale have to get BIG BOOBS :D

    • http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail58.html Trogdor

      You could say the same thing about the Argonians in Skyrim and many other humanoid species in other games.

  • bleeters

    So I only just noticed the Jedi in the picture of the massive AA turret. They weren’t kidding, huh.

    Going to need several of those to chuck around my currently abandoned Tatooine homestead.

    • Hiroshi Perez

      You really do need those turrets, otherwise your GSH looks dumb without them.

  • Hiroshi Perez

    The overpowered/nerfed/average classes as I may concern are the following to those who want to know this.

    At my server, Snipers/Gunslingers seriously need more defensive abilities or passives because they are known as the most targeted class ever for its lack of survivability. Which makes sense why Assassin/Shadow enjoys spawning us every single time at warzones/arenas.

    Assassin/Shadow on the other hand, they are the overpowered class because of their outrageous amount of burst dps they deliver to most Advanced classes, even the tank class does unnecessary amount of dps that still takes out a considerable amount of HP. But other than that, their defensive abilities seem fine to me.

    Scoundrel/Operative, “why can’t we get good defensive abilities like the other stealth cousin the Shadow/Assassin??” Yes, we lack defensive abilities like the Sniper/Gunslinger class as well. The dps is alright as I am satisfied that it did not go to the stages that Assassin/Shadow went through.

    Mercenary/Commando, the most ignored class. Yes because they seem not to be a threat to other classes as they seem unaffected by the dps they lash out upon them, but I guess this argument here can be debatable as some situations in PvP environment can give that class some unpredicted results. Do they need more defensive abilities?? Probably. But that argument can also be debatable since I see the class do a satisfactory job on survivability.

    Juggernaut/Guardian, “THE SHOES, THEY PUMPED THEM TOO MUCH!!” <– Lol. Yes, their defensive abilities skyrocket through all limits which you or any of us can not imagine. But, the dps can be avoidable since healers have no struggle on keeping the player attacked by the class alive. So overall, the dps on Juggernaut/Guardian are fine. Are they annoying??Possibly, as their dps is consistent and stacks up to a point where you can't escape from them anymore, in other words, you give up escaping them. The tank class spec, I have no argument there.

    Powertech/Vanguard, yeeeah, I guess I speak for myself that they need more defensive abilities as well since they are also another class to be targeted the most, but can also be the next ignored class since they lack dps to threaten a players HP and start paying attention to you. I have only one argument about the tank spec, the lack of defensive passives, which makes sense why they are more easy to get rid of than the other tank classes.

    Marauder/Sentinel, "RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!!" Seriously, yes, this class is known to be the "iconic class" because I love how they force any class into submission, which is bad if you're the victim. Dps is not avoidable and not ignored either since they seem to kill you right away, but, at the same time, you're dead. Yes I said it, their defensive abilities range from satisfactory to awful, but I guess that argument can be debatable since I have not played that class, yet.

    The healer classes seem to be fine, except Mercenary/Commando, they need some changes on their healing mechanics, other than that, the healers seem okay. The tank classes seem fine, except the class I mentioned above about Powertech/Vanguard, but other than that, the tank classes seem to do well. Phew, did I go through them all?? Great!! Now the problem is this, are the developers going to hear this argument?? Probably not, since they must be busy creating the expansion and hearing the ridiculous complaints coming from us, but who knows?? I shouldn't be the judge of that on what they are doing right now. If you have read this far, congratulations, you have been well informed about the class I think are Overpowered, Nerfed, or just "Average". Thank you for your time. (You may submit your version of your argument about my theme here). Any comment that is not constructive feedback or educational, will be considered offensive or unnecessary and will be reported/flagged.

    • Seung Jun Justin Choi

      i play juggernaut on ranked pvp and do many operations. these days i believe there are some slight changes made to the game… first of all, juggernaut’s strengths in defensive capabilities are already known throughout the community and now are being used against them, and many classes can actually have chance of beating juggs in 1 vs 1. Snipers for one, has been real pain in the neck to go against. I believe their defensive capabilities when crouched down is even better than jugg’s when played right. Sorcs are just way too overpowered these days so I won’t even cover. Assassins? give them the right opener (as they always come stealth), and right timing on stuns, they can burn through juggernaut’s defensive cooldowns and take the fight to their advantages. Operatives? I am sick of those continuous stabbings and beatings. Commando/Mercs? Can’t catch them or put them on hold no more, and they always run away. In my opinion, just because juggernauts (especially vengeance tree) for overpowered all at once that their weaknesses are now well known and exploited. Granted that juggernauts are still strong class, but because of their so apparent weakness, there are ways to go around about and I started to notice this when i am playing my alt characters going against guardian/juggs. Overall IMO, juggs are above average in terms of in game capabilites, but the rest really rest on how the player controls juggernaut, with how to handle situations and not let enemies take advantage of your so apparent weaknesses. And this I have been a vengeance jugg since 1.1 when they were absolute crap. Well aside from all the digression, the point I am trying to make is… Jugg/Guard aren’t that OP anymore because too many people know the class’ weaknesses. and Honestly, every other classes can beat Jugg/Guardian when played right, and quite easily. It takes a real good player to cover those weaknesses and make the Venge/Vigil Jugg/Guardian look OP. If we are talking about immortal jugg/guard… welll that’s whole diff story and that’s not my specialty… lol

      • Guest

        after typing all these, i just realized that what i typed in was exactly the same as yours… lol

        • Hiroshi Perez

          Thank you for your constructive feedback. Yes, most Juggernauts and Guardians have been categorized since RotHC post patch the class with most problematic weaknesses, that in terms of my knowledge, can make them obsolete. The dps isn’t high enough to finish an enemy quickly, but good dps when it comes to long battles, which as I said, can make an enemy exhausted of running away and quit escaping. I have a Sith Pureblood, level 55, Vengeance Juggernaut, who is decently geared with some or little expertise on my stats and yet they fear me as I force them to fight me when they give up on running, which also ends up me surging victorious against the person I faced. Snipers/Gunslingers I have no problem facing against them since they don’t know how to avoid my overwhelming amount of dps I throw at them. When they use Entrench/Hunker Down, I usually avoid attacking them until it is removed and then I use Force Push to start doing my dps Rotation for the class, which usually always results a sniper/Gunslinger being dead by my burst dps. While those 4 secs of Unstoppable, they would not be intelligent enough to use up all their CC’s to keep some distance from me, which puts on the winning advantage. But, Sniper/Gunslinger can avoid most of my dps by simply activating Evasion to dodge my dps. Sorry if I ramble so much, lets get to the conclusion shall we??

          Juggernauts/Guardians are as I stated above, their dps can be avoided, but not them physically as they use CC’s to keep them under control of their opponents at range. But as you said, it all depends on how well you can perform your class rotations, dps, and PvP environment situations. I on the other hand, play my Vengeance Juggernaut like a boss.

    • Kel

      OOOOKKKKKK ummmm Mercenary healer needing healing mechanics changed????? I sure as hell don’t think so, it’s dam fine. I play a healer merc in 55s, and he does not go down easily, hell i heal thru dam near everything with that one dcd we have, the 10 second shield. Merc healer is fine, even when im not geared in full Brutalizer or Obroan I still manage to out heal or be on par with the other healers in the match who are geared to all hell.

      • Hiroshi Perez

        Some of the heals in Mercenary/Commando do not compensate well on passives, but as I said in the end of the sentence “other than that, the healers seem okay.” I did not said they needed an overhaul amount of changes on the mechanics, I said they needed “some” changes on the class. Gearing does not determine your skills in the game, you are. The reason I say this because I personally have a Commando healer too, they have great healing skills, but lack the ability to maintain consistency of cell regeneration since I always encounter long and enduring battles on my server. The heals are not the problem, it is how the class regenerates its cells and how the class survives. Try surviving without being guarded by a tanker, I’ve done that, and it is not pretty. What I’m try to tell you is this, the class needs more personal defensive abilities that compensate the benefits tanks would not give if not in their presence. Try every situation (you or might) go through, there should be about thousands of them to go over, but I will not cover that; those situations would show you how Commandos, as I saw them soon enough, reveals the flaws they have, but at the same time, know how to conceal them. Judging by the comment you made, you seem to do an exceptional performance on concealing those weaknesses the Mercenary/Commando has right now. Its only a matter of time before you encounter the same issue as I did. But other than that, thank you for displaying your version of your argument on Mercenary/Commando healers. You are much appreciated.

  • Tarmen

    “Explore the new outer rim planet of Rishi” and “Travel to Yavin 4 where Revan plots his master plan within the deadly Temple of Sacrifice”.
    Well to me this says that Rishi will be the full fledged 5 lvl content planet(ala Makeb) and Yavin 4 will be a lvl 60 daily/operation entrance planet. I’m not complaining(we’re still getting 2 new planets!) just pointing out my thoughts on this.

    • KShrike

      Since we need dailies anyway to fill our credit pockets, I won’t complain if Yavin is a daily planet.

  • George

    More info we need about the new rating of the gear , the augments, the new story line planet will have datacrons, in the 60 daily it will be new reputation and what gear rewards, what about pvp gear, the 55s operation what will happen will turn in the future to 60 lvl like the TFB from 50s had gone to 55s?

    • TJWoo

      I’d say there’s a decent chance DF and DP will get bumped to 60. TFB and S&V will remain 55 for those that don’t buy the SOR expansion.

      Most likely they won’t be talking much about gear and augments because they don’t want people to completely stop grinding content in anticipation of the expansion. I’d also guess that commendations are going to get converted to classic commendations, making any unspent comms you’ve accumulated irrelevant. So no, they won’t be discussing that if that’s the case.

      • Rencty

        They already said that classic, basic, elite and ultimate commendations will remain, and they will add something else.

        • TJWoo

          “Commendations will not be changing, we will be keeping the Ultimate, Elite, and Basic commendations.”

          Now unless you read it somewhere else, you added in the part about them adding “something else.”

          While we won’t know for sure until it goes live, all this means is that the 4 existing tiers of comms will remain. Think about how that will work with 60 levels. 3 of those tiers are exclusively accessible to 55s currently. It’s safe to assume 3 tiers would continue to be accessible to level 60s. The most likely way to implement that would be to shift basic, elite and ultimate comms down to classic comms, and make 3 new tiers of gear for level 60.

          Don’t think for a moment the devs will allow you to hoard basic, elite and ultimate comms and buy end-game gear for all your characters on day one of the xpac. Not gonna happen.

  • p4v7

    According to a person known as GaddockTeeg, who attended to that meeting, devs said Togruta race is coming, but not in 3.0.

    • Hiroshi Perez

      Is that really true??

    • Ethior

      You just made my day!

      But if you are trolling may you forever be haunted by Kephes!

      • p4v7

        • AbnerDoon

          Dang I hope that is legit and the devs weren’t yanking his chain. Togruta would be pretty slick and hopefully infinitely more interesting then Ashara.

  • Jamo

    12x Xp for Legacy level 50…Please!!!

  • AshlaBoga

    I think out of the 100 players I know in SWTOR, around 96 have Living Legend. It’s a really easy title to get if you do Operations.

    • p4v7

      True.

    • Vodorlo

      Wonder if we should have Legacy lv 60 now. Perfect opportunity.

      • AshlaBoga

        Yeah, I’d like more Legacy Levels.

  • Renan Da Silva

    Dulfy is that true we never going to see the pod-racing in the game ???

    • Bo Vanston

      podracing hasn’t been invented yet. And humans aren’t good enough pilots for it, so that would exclude a lot of players.

  • dodgerfn

    I really hope they don’t put the goofy ear flaps on the 3 corner hat….I want to see my ears and hair please :)

    • Areneth

      Think about poor Twi’leks.

  • Dan Villalobos

    Hehehe… it’s that Foce Leap, I tell ya… it makes marauders and sentinels feel bad aaaaassss….

  • Anonymoose

    Are they adding the rishii race playable or is that concept for NPCs?

    • Kylmc

      As of now it’s only for NPC’s I believe.

  • BIGHURT

    Just as I get full ultimate gear for tank they come out with new better pve gear

    • Xzelsius

      lol ultimate com gear for a tank? means you have 47k hitpoints and clearly lower def-stats as with arkanian gear ^^ … hopefully i never raid with you!

  • Seth

    damn it i was hoping Theron and Lana would be companions :( so much for getting this expansion.

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