Star Wars: The Old Republic holds an AMA about gear progression changes coming in Onslaught

    
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As we all know by now, Star Wars: The Old Republic is getting something of a reset with regard to its gear progression systems in September’s Onslaught expansion. Naturally, players had burning questions, and so a recent AMA with the developers has provided a number of answers.

The questions covered a variety of gear-related queries, from where crafting items will fall in the new endgame to what happens post-6.0 among other topics. A couple of points that spring out from the list:

  • Alacrity is due for some adjustment, the details of which will be shared soon.
  • The majority of loot will be personal, not all, and there will be moments where drops from a boss include personal loot as well as party-wide loot to roll for.
  • Currencies are going to be streamlined, with a number of them due for the chopping block.
  • Getting a shell (an unmodified gear piece) with the set bonuses you want will see those bonuses scale appropriately with modifications no matter its initial item level upon acquisition.
  • The majority of these features are not going to be available to free players, and Preferred players will see some improvements to how they can gear up. Details will be forthcoming.

There’s a lot more to it than just those points, of course, so make sure you have a gander to see if any of your own questions were asked.

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Greaterdivinity

The majority of these features are not going to be available to free players, and Preferred players will see some improvements to how they can gear up. Details will be forthcoming.

Womp womp. Hype levels decreased significantly, but I guess I’ll keep an eye out for those additional details.

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Randy Savage

Yep I’m not dropping yet another $15 on this game after it’s burned me so many times. If they don’t have enough faith in this new system to let it stand on its own for free, then why should I scrape up some faith just to resubscribe?

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spencer quinn

While I agree F2P is terrible, the Spoils of War system is only for endgame only at level 75, in which you need to sub at least once during or after 6.0. This is one of the few time I understand why Free To Play can’t access it, however I would wait until we here how they handle the gearing for preferred players to see if it’s reasonable or not.