SWTOR launches heist chapter ‘Profit and Plunder’ on May 3rd

If you have early access for the latest chapter in the continuing saga of the Star Wars: The Old Republic expansion Knights of the Fallen Empire, then you are likely playing that right now. But if you’ve finished and are now champing at the bit for Chapter 13: Profit and Plunder, you will have to wait no further than May 3rd for early access.

According to the Producer Livestream today, the next chapter will feature a heist and two former companions many players have been asking for: Vette and Gault — although people might have been asking for Gault so that they could finally kill him. The Creative Lead Designer Charles Boyd said on the stream that Chapter 13 is “definitely a more humorous chapter” because of its inclusion of these two characters.

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As with the other chapters, look for another HK-55-inspired subscriber reward. If you are subscribed to the game by May 1st, you will be able to change the look of your ship droid, both 2V-R8 and C2-N2, to HK-55’s gold and black color pattern as well as jump into the chapter on the 3rd versus the official release date of May 5th.

Also, look for the Eternal Championship and the Bowdaar recruitment to hit the servers with Chapter 13. Now, we could get into the breakdown of what the Eternal Championship is about, but we already have, and so have many other great SWTOR-community Youtubers.

Lastly, the producers on the livestream mentioned double XP, a droid mini pet, and other prizes and events surrounding the unofficial Star Wars Day, May the 4th. Look for details on all of that coming soon.

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Nick_TheRajah
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Nick_TheRajah

My biggest question is, how is Bioware going to handle Jaesa? She could have gone light side or dark side depending your choices in the Sith Warrior storyline? I’m guessing the mission itself will be neutral enough for it not to make a difference, but the dialogue will be drastically different hopefully.

Nick_TheRajah
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Nick_TheRajah

Dnote It’s on purpose. Bioware wants to save the heavy hitters for the end, since they have the most influence with the Republic and Empire. Theron is working on the small ones like Kaliyo and Jorgan while Lana works on the bigger ones like Jaesa and Kira.

ComradeStanimir
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ComradeStanimir

I am really hyped for Vette returning.

StClair
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StClair

I don’t want to kill Gault now.  The time to kill him was when you finally tracked him down on Tattooine, after criticizing other hunters you meet along the way for taking his money and disrespecting the spirit of the Great Hunt.  And then you… (are forced to) take his money, let him live and fake his death and join your crew, making a mockery of the Great Hunt and yourself a massive hypocrite.  Way to go, Bioware.  Fantastic storytelling there.

Deadborder
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Deadborder

If I get to kill Vette, then this will be the best chapter ever

paragonlostinspace
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paragonlostinspace

schlag sweetleaf paragonlostinspace Dude! Now that’s pulling one from my childhood! Jeremiah Johnson as played by Robert Redford. Well done.

Dnote
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Dnote

Chuki792 Dnote The thing about all the other mysteries, even the stupid ones like Yuuzhan Vong, is that they were cast against a clear Star Wars background and the core pillars of that universe from the films is what rose to the top and enabled victory.

Zakuul, the Eternal Fleet, the Knights, none of them feel like they are part of the Star Wars universe, because everything that could connect them to the universe as we know it, Jedi, Sith, Republic, Empire, is slowly being removed from the story with each chapter we get.

I can’t see how the Outlander, the hero, can call upon what we know and love about Star Wars to win this one, they seem to be pushing our character away from the lore and into something that is completely unknown.

The story should be sending us back to our homeworld, liberating our government, inserting our overpowered ship into the fleet, then taking the fight to Zakuul. But instead, we’re leaving everything behind, everything that made us who we are and that we believe in (or at least our character).

alexjwillis
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alexjwillis

Vette is here, so I’m happy!

chriskovo
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chriskovo

Estranged Chuki792  Party Jawa is awesome

Lord Zorvan
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Lord Zorvan

Get another year of chapters under the games belt, then I’ll sub for one month so I can own them all forever. You all starved for content people feel free to keep giving them money for “sub rewards”, I’ll continue to milk EAware dry.

Chuki792
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Chuki792

Dnote I have to say, while i don’t think its quite as generic as you’re intimating just yet, I do agree its heading that way. I was thinking about this the other day… if they’re not going to do the ‘Old Republic’ setting anymore, at least make it star wars-y… Like Kotor 1 & 2… overarching war/ political turmoil in the foreground, evil nefarious (and mysterious) scheme in the background, hero stuck in the middle and with a heavy dose of mystery. Thats star wars to me, doesn’t even need to be force powered, (just look at likes of Nataasi Daala from the EU and that chiss admiral who’s name escapes me, or a whole host of grand moffs with magalomaniacal tendencies)…
Kotfe is definitely heading towards generic sci-fi, it seems to have lost its focus; its almost a soap opera now where you can see the plot from a mile away and … there’s no mystery, no shadowy scheme yet to be uncovered, no twists that I can see being introduced… i can only hope that it makes a u-turn in 2017 or this will be my last year subbed.

Dnote
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Dnote

Really starting to wonder what is going on with the story, since the monthly updates have begun the story has declined, and it wasn’t as good as the previous stories anyways.

Chapter 12 was very disappointing and the direction they are heading in is taking it further and further way from Star Wars. The meaning behind Jedi or Sith has long gone, the factions have gone, their beliefs, everything, is being thrown away and moved to generic sci-fi rubbish.

Estranged
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Estranged

Chuki792 Well, I have some explaining to do with her…

Estranged
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Estranged

HonorsHammer Yeah, that would make sense!

Estranged
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Estranged

Chuki792 Estranged Nope.  People want my Party Jawa so bad, just for example.  Sorry, that ship has sailed.

HonorsHammer
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HonorsHammer

{SPOILERS}

Don’t we need to find out what happens with Jorgan and Kailyo at the end of 12 before we go off on a new mission in Chapter 13!

{SPOILERS}

JakeDunnegan
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JakeDunnegan

Neo_Wolf EpicViking SallyBowls1 Greaterdivinity I have a lifetime sub in LOTRO and I get a stipend. There’s something about having over 20k in Turbine’s cash on hand at any given time that is oddly soothing…(and yes, I live on a mountain of treasure and breathe fire on innocent hamlets…)

Chuki792
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Chuki792

Honetly, the only companion i’ve been missing is Vette… so haps she’s coming back! :-)

Chuki792
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Chuki792

Estranged nope… Just different colours of the same items :-/

Woetoo
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Woetoo

Darth Marr:
We do not offer empty platitudes. We do not promise easy victory.
Okay. I laughed out loud again. Yes, I know it’s just my mind hijacking a perfectly straight line. But still, as on-the-nose comments go… it’s like someone is slipping stuff in there to satisfy my inner cynic.

Estranged
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Estranged

They will not be added to the cash shop. No sub rewards are in the cash shop.

Woetoo
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Woetoo

Is it bad that I saw the title “Profit and Plunder” and laughed out loud?
I mean, in this post Deadpool world… is everyone just breaking the 4th wall with on-the-nose commentary now ?
Not that it’s a reflection of the game right now, just my attitude towards it.
Anyway, broke off my watching Chapter 12 on Youtube to post this comment… back to that.

Neo_Wolf
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Neo_Wolf

EpicViking SallyBowls1 Greaterdivinity You do get a stipend in LOTRO.

TehAcidBaron
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TehAcidBaron

MorpayneRADIO

Don’t worry you’ll get another chance at these in another mesh in the next monthly update wave or they’ll be added to the cash store without doubt.

DarkWombat
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DarkWombat

Sorry, just cant get past the fact that the male characters have tits.

EpicViking
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EpicViking

SallyBowls1 Greaterdivinity At least when it comes to lotro, you can buy content in the game for the real currency, which probably is why they don’t have a stipend. You can still “farm” the money ingame though, which is good ot bad depending on how you see it i guess.

EpicViking
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EpicViking

Greaterdivinity after the Nico debacle, i have no hopes at all for the “awesome” sub rewards. Really hope there is any redeeming ones coming up, but i doubt it. I expected Chest, legs and boots to appear for the complete HK look (not that i want it, the helmet was enough).

Shaddoe
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Shaddoe

Greaterdivinity Dnote Xalek is back. He’s a Force user. But you’re right that no one that is a Force User has made it into the main story. And Lana doesn’t count because she was never your companion.

JonBuck
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JonBuck

Bobuster You know what’d be interesting? If the Smuggler’s companions were the only ones to stay together as a group.

Bobuster
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Bobuster

JonBuck Not yet. In fact, none of the Smuggler companions are back yet: the only class that is still missing all 5 companions.

There is a Rishi Arena that released today: you may have been confused due to the close names.

schlag sweetleaf
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schlag sweetleaf

paragonlostinspace

SallyBowls1
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SallyBowls1

MorpayneRADIO  And Nico.  He is a companion you get at level 1 whereas you have to wait until 10 to get your Treek.

SallyBowls1
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SallyBowls1

Greaterdivinity SallyBowls1  The benefits are certainly minor.  The question is, are they supposed to be a big deal in which case they fall well short?  Or they an amuse bouche – a bite the chef sends out for free? Getting the 500 CC stipend which I don’t think Rift and Lotro do is a big (well $4) deal.

It would be nice if they were better. But it would also be nice if any game lowered their sub price or sped up content creation. Two of the sub rewards were very noticeable, the two companions. the rest are trivial.

MorpayneRADIO
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MorpayneRADIO

The only sub rewards worth it were the jet pack and perhaps the droid companion. Missed both so now im salty enough not to reinstall.

paragonlostinspace
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paragonlostinspace

schlag sweetleaf Dnote  LOL! Are these a real product?

Greaterdivinity
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Greaterdivinity

SallyBowls1 WoW and EVE require a sub, SWTOR doesn’t. The whole point of sub rewards are a bonus incentive to try to drive people to sub to the game on top of what BioWare was already providing subs.
If they’re going to make it a selling point (and they are), they should at least be good/interesting : /

SallyBowls1
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SallyBowls1

Dnote Greaterdivinity  The sub rewards are quite minor.  OTOH, they are better than four months ago when there were no rewards and they are better than the nonexistant sub rewards in WoW, EVE, et al.

JonBuck
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JonBuck

Qarran JonBuck Nope. He never did. As much of a ladies man as my Smuggler was, once he settled down he could not be swayed by a certain Sith lady.

Qarran
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Qarran

JonBuck  Did your main cheat on her?  Because sources tell us that… it could be an ugly reunion if he did. lol

JonBuck
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JonBuck

So, is Riisha back in the game in some form now? Curious, since my main would like his wife back.

Damonvile
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Damonvile

schlag sweetleaf Dnote A c-3p0 light saber!….right ?

schlag sweetleaf
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schlag sweetleaf

Dnote

mrnastybutler
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mrnastybutler

Can’t wait to play this in August when all…most…err…some of the bugs are worked out and it’s all released.

camelotcrusade
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camelotcrusade

If this were a word association game I would yell out “Cartel Market!” after reading Profit and Plunder.  That was my first thought, anyway.  

Moving on, I do enjoy Vette.  As for Gault, I don’t predict a high influence meter in his future.

Greaterdivinity
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Greaterdivinity

Dnote Well, there’s Lana!
Interesting though, hadn’t noticed that. They have force using companions that you can recruit as part of your throwaway companion list, but none of the force users from the main companion cast. I can’t imagine that choice has been unintentional…

camelotcrusade
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camelotcrusade

Greaterdivinity All I want is new hair.  And since HK doesn’t have any, I won’t even get his hair.  (◞‸◟)

Dnote
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Dnote

Interesting how they have managed to avoid bringing back the force companions so far.

Dnote
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Dnote

Greaterdivinity Will be interesting to see what they do after that, maybe an HK-55 painting for the stronghold, or a HK-55 themed dildo.

Such rubbish rewards.

Qarran
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Qarran

Alright.  Finally the Eternal Championship.  Better late if all the bugs are wringged out of it is what I like to say,  The championship has been way over do.  Looking forward to it and my continuing sub rewards.

Greaterdivinity
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Greaterdivinity

Down to the subscriber rewards is literally just being a new paint job for the ship droids? : /

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