SWTOR Life Day 2017 and Six Year Anniversary Guide

A guide to Life Day 2017 and Sixth Year Anniversary running from Dec 12 to Jan 16 2018.

Six Year Anniversary

Running from Dec 12 to Jan 16, 2018. The vendor for this can be found on the Strongholds & Crew Skills section of the fleet.

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The new items for this year are

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Life Day 2017

Life Day 2017 is running from Dec 12 to Jan 16, 2018.

Getting Started

Head to Galactic Trade Market Section of the fleet and look for a Master of Ceremonies NPC near the GTN. The vendor is identical to the 2016 version.

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Item Price
Fireworks:Life Day tree 500 credits
Life Day Snowball Bomb 1000 credits
Decorations  
Life Day Ceiling Light (Globes) 20 Snow-Covered Parcels
Life Day Ceiling Light (Icicles) 20 Snow-Covered Parcels.
Life Day Holo-Tree 40 Snow-Covered Parcels.
Life Day Holo-Tree (Blue-Purple) 40 Snow-Covered Parcels.
Life Day Holo-Tree (Green) 40 Snow-Covered Parcels.
Life Day Icicle Mound 20 Snow-Covered Parcels
Life Day Medium Potted Tree 5 Snow-Covered Parcels
Life Day Reveler 20 Snow-Covered Parcels
Life Day Small Potted Tree 5 Snow-Covered Parcels
Life Day Snowblower 10 Snow-Covered Parcels
Life Day Wall Freezer Unit 10 Snow-Covered Parcels
Life Day Wampa Rug 40 Snow-Covered Parcels
Vehicles  
Cyan Sphere 16 Gray Helix Components
36 Snow-Covered Parcels
Czerka LD-1 Celebrator 100 Snow-Covered Parcels
Sleigh I 20 Snow-Covered Parcels.
Vectron J0-1Y 100 Snow-Covered Parcels
Misc  
Hoth Wampa Cub (Pet) 60 Snow-Covered Parcels
Life Day Vestments 30 Snow-Covered Parcels
Life Day Lower Robe 30 Snow-Covered Parcels
Life Day Boots 30 Snow-Covered Parcels
Life Day Holo-Tree (Toy) 50 Snow-Covered Parcels
Life Day Tinsel Bomb (Toy) 20 Snow-Covered Parcels
Life Day Orb (Regen) 50 Snow-Covered Parcels

Life Day Holo-Tree (Toy) – 50 Snow-Covered Parcels

  • Use: Places the Life Day Holiday Holo-Tree at the targeted location (Cooldown: 1 minutes)

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Life Day Tinsel Bomb (Toy) – 20 Snow-Covered Parcels

  • Use: Lob a Life day Tinsel Bomb at your target within 30 meters, which explodes in a shower of glitter. Targets will trail glitter for a short time after being hit (Cooldown 15 seconds)

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Life Day Orb (Regen) – 50 Snow-Covered Parcels

  • Use: Display your Life Day Orb. You generate health and your class’s energy pool while the orb is displayed.

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Snow-Covered Parcels

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Snow-Covered Parcels are the main currency used in this event. You get them randomly by throwing the Life Day Snowball Bomb at other players/NPC/companions with a 15% chance to receive parcels. Despite what the description for the snowball bomb says, you can get parcels from other players/companions/npcs even if they have the debuff from getting hit by a snowball (you can also click off the debuff manually). However, if this debuff was applied by you then you won’t get any parcels out of it.

The first time you get a snow-covered parcel you will get a popup window and an achievement. From here on you will see a yellow text on your screen everytime you recover a parcel.You get 20 CXP for every successful snowball throw so this can be a good way to farm CXP.

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Snow-Covered Parcels are tradeable but the ones brought do not count towards the achievement

Overheated Life Day Droid

Around Coruscant Senate, Dromund Kaas City Memorial place, and Nar Shaddaa promenade (both upper and lower) you will find Life Day Droids that you can throw your snowball bombs. They will give you the parcel and disappear after a while. They have a chance to respawn as a rarer version called Overheated Life Day Droid. This guy has the chance to drop decorations and you can pick 1 out of 4 colored Life Day Holo Trees.

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  • Apparently you can still get decorations even if other players have used snowballs on him so just keep spamming your snowballs on it for decorations until he disappears. The more players the better since they will need to overwrite your own snowball debuff for you to keep getting stuff from it.
  • The normal Life Day Droids only give parcels with 15% chance but these overheated droids have an additional 15% to give you decorations
  • Life Day droids stay around for 5 minutes and then respawn ~4 minutes later as either the normal or the Overheated version
  • Overheated droids will appear as red enemy when they first spawn but do not attack them. The first throw of the snowball will turn them green.

This same droid is also responsible for the Holiday Hero achievement below. However the achievement is buggy and you may need to get several decorations from the droid for it to trigger.

Decorations from Overheated Life Day Droids

Decorations  
Life Day Holo-Tree (Blue) Overheated Life Day Droids
Life Day Holo-Tree (Green-Gold) Overheated Life Day Droids
Life Day Holo-Tree (Pink) Overheated Life Day Droids
Life Day Holo-Tree (Red) Overheated Life Day Droids

New 2017 Cartel Market Items

2017 Life Day Bundle — 1950 CC

Achievements

Achievement Pts Description Legacy Title
Jolly Parcel Peddler 25 During Life Day event, find 1 Snow-covered Parcel by using the Life Day Snowball Bomb Life Day Celebrant
Merry Life Day to All 25 During Life Day event, find 25 Snow-covered Parcel by using the Life Day Snowball Bomb  
To All A Good Night 25 During Life Day event, find 100 Snow-covered Parcel by using the Life Day Snowball Bomb A Special Snowflake
Holiday Hero 25 During Life Day event, receive a decoration by using the Life Day Snowball Bomb  
  • EyesOfGehenna .

    nvm. got the answer.

    • Darth Gnaw

      I think its on the cartel market in the 2017 LD bundle

  • Horton

    Anyone know if the items you buy with snow-covered parcels are added to your Collection (and thus become unlockable)? I wouldn’t think so, but I vaguely recall that the one Life Day mount I have was obtained with parcels, and it’s unlocked in my Collection.

    • AbnerDoon

      I know the Vectron sleigh was unlock-able but I can’t remember if the armor was.

    • JRP

      Yeah, so far, the original Life Day Robes seems to be one item [set] that doesn’t happen to work with the Collections Feature when bought from the Master of Ceremonies Vendor.

    • Horton

      So far, confirmed the Life Day Robes and the Wampa pet both DO register in Collections this time around. Haven’t picked up the Celebrator mount yet, but I suspect it will, too. The Sleigh mount isn’t even listed in Collections to begin with, so no expectations there.

    • thezenix2

      the lifeday orb, re-coup toy is in collection… can unlock it for like 60cc if you want all your toons to play with balls… 😉

  • AbnerDoon

    We are trying to move away from the KotET/FE story. Here have a Valkorian statue. :p They repainted the legendary status flair and doubled it’s size. Absolutely zero changes to Life Day.

    I hate to be so salty but damn GW2 is smoking you guys BW. They better put out something really good in the blog that redeems them.

    • EyesOfGehenna .

      GW2 bores me to tears…but SWTOR does need help.

    • Darth Ji’inx

      The flair’s actually new. The only similarity is the symbol. Color, frame, and animation are different.

      It’s still nice to have a statue of the Big Bad, especially since it’s the closest we have to Commemorative Statue of the Emperor/Vitiate.

      • AbnerDoon

        Alright then it’s a good flair for f2p and those without the free legendary one. Still a bit fugly compared to the others.

        The statue I understand some will dig it and it is free. Can’t complain about free shit and all. I just wish if they were moving away from this story line they’d get on with it not give us more reminders.

        • Darth Ji’inx

          In my opinion, this new flair is nicer because it’s more detailed, has more than one color, and it’s actually animated, whereas the Founder one is static. Even so, I still prefer having a thick, golden flair.

          Honestly, I’m surprised that it took them this long to give us a Valkorion deco.

          • AbnerDoon

            It’s probably left over from when they were releasing them in the packs. :p

  • Havik79

    So all they did with the flair is paint the legendary one red?.
    Wasn’t there already a old republic poster?.
    I still have over 100 from last year, was hoping for better stuff.

    • Dr. Mike Wendell

      Was wondering about the old republic poster as well since i already had it maxed out.

    • Darth Ji’inx

      No, it’s more than just a reskin. The only similarity is the symbol. Color, frame, and animation are different.
      The poster’s not new.

  • x-Fx000-y

    Tor-fashion says The Old Republic poster is 5th anniversary.

  • DerpDude

    Yay…another 2 months with snowballs and glitterdust everywhere.

  • Wookie spanked my cookie
    • Darth Ji’inx

      You must really like Valkorion…

  • Darth Ji’inx

    Note: “Poster: The Old Republic” is not a new decoration.

  • Drivan

    Who the fuck really wants a statue of Valkorian?

    • Darth Ji’inx

      Who wants a statue of the closest thing we’ll get to Vitiate?

      • Matrim

        Vitiate statue would’ve been awesome. Valky soap opera on the other hand… no, no and NO.

        • Ben Gimson

          Be fair, Valkorion was a good villain. He was just poorly written and poorly utilised, and was involved in a badly written story. As an actual character he’s pretty cool.

          Only good thing about Vitiate was his voice. His appearance was amazingly generic.

          • Matrim

            So cool guy but poorly written and used and etc? So he is Boba Fett from ep.6? xD
            I am fair, valky wasnt as annoying as the other members of his zakuul soap opera, but he still had some big chunks of story and decisions that were pretty dumb and made no sense. Maybe it isnt entirely his fault, maybe he just got unlucky to be in such a shitpile of a story.

            • Ben Gimson

              Basically Boba Fett yeah XD

              Story was awful but the voice acting and design were pretty tasty.

        • Darth Ji’inx

          For a proper Vitiate statue, we would need Tenebrae (Vitiate’s original Pureblood body) to have a model ingame.

          • Matrim

            And that sounds way more cool than the architect from the Matrix statue. 🙂

      • MTCason

        Hate to break it to you, but Valkorion WAS Vitiate.

        • Darth Ji’inx

          I know that. Tenebrae became Vitiate, and later, he possessed Valkorion.

      • Darth Exod

        Exod was here

      • Berserkk

        But there is a Statue of the Emperor in game, it looks like the ones from Dromund Kaas image ( while the game is loading, you see an image of a corridor with statues at the left and right)

        • Darth Ji’inx

          Visually, those are just generic cloaked figures.

    • Matrim

      Was asking myself the very same question. Who will want to buy statue of one of the main trinity of characters which storyline(and that word is a stretch) began the hard fall of swtor as a game?

    • fubarz

      Something to help fill a SH for conquest?

    • Sakhal Nakhash

      I do.

  • Harston

    Probably not the best place to ask- But am I right to assume another bout’ of data-mining is due soon? Looks like the majority of the next pack was shipped with 5.6.

  • So fucking stupid. SWTOR IS run by a bunch of little emo gayboys.

    • Darth Ji’inx

      When did they hire you?

  • Meelis S

    Same old same recycled crap 🙂

  • fubarz
  • Amodin

    It should be named ‘Death Day’ instead.

  • Dr. Mike Wendell

    Just a fyi, I’m getting 200 CXP from the successful harassment um I mean snowball mission.

    From chat, I gather we have a bonus event going on as well.

    I remember selling snowball cannons for like 5 million a few years ago. Wish I had kept them. Going for 35 million now.

    • Dr. Mike Wendell

      Six tries to post that. Sorry but I really hate Disqus.

    • Horton

      Yeah, they’re cheap for 11 months a year, then every December, up they go. Good way to make credits if you’re patient, I suppose.

  • Sen Flashwitt

    Soooo. What you’re saying is, I have to spend a grand in cartel creds just to participate in the seasonal event?

    • Sakhal Nakhash

      No.

    • Dr. Mike Wendell

      You spend a grand of in game credits for the snowball bomb, not cartel coins.

  • Bryan

    Wow 6 years, only 2-3 of them even worth mentioning… woot…

  • Patrick Bateman

    You know, don’t look a gift horse in the mouth and all that, but they could honestly put a bit more effort in this fucking event. The vast majority of the anniversary things are from the 5 year anniversary and the lifeday rewards are the same as the previous two years when they added in things like the Wampa rug. It’s just lazy at this point. Which yeah I should expect given their track record, but it doesn’t change it. They put literally zero effort into this shit outside of the annual unlocking of it.

    • Jim Darling

      Certainly better than that crappy casino stuff.

    • Neg Sani

      That’s pretty much the case with all their events. They just stopped caring about 3 years ago. Which is sad, because the events were my favorite part of the game. It would be really cool if we could get a new Gree/Rakghoul type event every year or two. They could at least add a handful of new items to each event every year.

  • JRP

    Want to see a Life Day Bundle that includes the Snowball Cannon, Snowstorm Assault [Tank] Speeder, and The Winter Warrior Title ….. and maybe some new items, too.

  • JRP

    Want to see a Life Day Bundle that includes the Snowball Cannon, Snowstorm Assault [Tank] Speeder, and The Winter Warrior Title ….. plus some new items.

  • Dzsusz

    They promissed 4th anniversary items will be available.. have you seen HK-51 statue anywhere?

  • GreatWhiteNorth

    What happened to the “Joy Killer” title achievement earned from killing 100 Overheated Life Day Droids? Is that still available?

    • Jim Darling

      We’re not “killing” over heated droids, we’re helping them cool down with all our snowballs.

    • Vash Ericks

      never heard of it but now i want it

  • Dr. Mike Wendell

    ok, I have a question that may or may not get answered since this has been going on for over a week already. On all of my toons, I’m getting 215 cxp’s for the parcel and tree drops. I have one toon that’s only getting 200 cxp though. It’s weird. No bonus’ are in affect for any of them. They’re all in the same solo guild.

    Google’ing doesn’t pull up anything.

    Any ideas?

    • Jerry

      Light/dark side winning and depending on the toon, you’ll get a bonus for whichever is winning if your toon is fighting for that side.

      • Dr. Mike Wendell

        That might be it as it’s one of my few dark side toons. I’ll check. That you for your time and your response.

  • Ron

    Make the damn snowflakes stop. The ones in the game, too…

  • Kaludram

    Bah, Dulfy! The Life Day ended on the 10th, not the 16th as you have written. Wish I had not trusted you and burned off two Master’s Datacrons to take advantage of the droid event today. Live and learn! Don’t trust the dates Dulfy posts.

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