SWTOR Masterwork Gear Changes in 5.10
Bioware has published a post on how Masterwork gear will work with SWTOR Patch 5.10.
|Masterwork Gear Changes in 5.10 | 11.20.2018, 01:50 PM|
For those of you who are familiar with current Masterwork gearing plans from PTS, you will notice some changes. Otherwise, this may be an introduction to how all of this will work in 5.10. Throughout this post when I refer to Masterwork gear, I am referring to the new 252 and 258 item rating gear being introduced in 5.10. Based on our initial implementation there were a few key things we wanted to address:
Masterwork Data Crystals
Here are the ways in which you can acquire MW Data Crystals per week:
252 Gear Drops
TLDR – If a player simply does two Weekly Missions of their chosen playstyle they will be able to acquire a minimum of two 252 pieces per week (or upgrade one 252 piece to 258). This does not include crossing over into both PvP and PvE, any MW Data Crystals or drops from Command Crates, or purchasing any crafted versions of this gear, which can speed up your acquisition rate of MW gear.
Let us know your thoughts on the changes to acquiring Masterwork gear in 5.10!
|Masterwork Gear Changes in 5.10 | 11.21.2018, 04:32 PM|
The rotating Mission will contain one of 4 objectives:
Currently Ossus Rep tokens will not drop in Command Crates. However, there are a large number of sources both on and off Ossus to earn that Reputation.
Totally hear you on this, so let me try to provide a specific example of how it worked on PTS, vs how it will work now. For this example let’s say your goal is to acquire a 258 chest piece.
You are correct that from PTS if you only use MW Data Crystals to acquire gear it will cost 1 more Crystal per piece of gear. However, for any 258 that you purchase using a 252 piece acquired from a Command Crate or the Ossus Weekly it is actually 1 Crystal cheaper.
Masterwork Gear Changes in 5.10 | 11.21.2018, 04:33 PM
Despite the jump in reputation from hero to champion to gain 258 gear, this looks a lot better than what was on PTS prior.
That said, any thoughts on how crafting 258 works on PTS with the Forgotten materials or how to acquire alternative item modifications such as the 258 versions of Warding Mod B or Lethal Mod B?
I will verify but I am pretty sure that alternate mods at 258 (such as what you described) are crafted with the schematics learned from reverse engineering.
258 weapons will not be available with Game Update 5.10. They will be available early next year to coincide with a new piece of group content.
Since the WBs are going to key for some PVEers, what’s the respawn timer on those going to look like?
Current respawn time is 15 minutes. The team will monitor to see if it needs to go lower as they are very sensitive to the possibility of multiple groups trying to kill them for the Weekly.