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03.27.2017 , 02:24 PM | #11 Click here to go to the next staff post in this thread. Next  
Quote: Originally Posted by AlCiao View Post
Thanks for the info, Eric! Let me first express how pleased I am that KotFE/KotET completion isn't required!

Is there any chance you might inform us what 'defaullt choices' Iokath assumes, if KotFE or KotET isn't finished?

Thanks!
Default choices assumed as in, what companions you have or don't have. Who you have let live or killed. Dark or light side, etc.

Or do you mean will we tell you what specific options you would receive by default? In that we case we will likely not tell you what choices to expect, for spoiler reasons.

-eric
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03.27.2017 , 02:33 PM | #12
Yay! Thank you for not making me grind out KOTFE!

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03.27.2017 , 02:36 PM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
Default choices assumed as in, what companions you have or don't have. Who you have let live or killed. Dark or light side, etc.

Or do you mean will we tell you what specific options you would receive by default? In that we case we will likely not tell you what choices to expect, for spoiler reasons.

-eric
I'd like to know the former in a general sense...

If I start Iokath with a character that has not started KOTFE do I lose my original companions in favor of KOTFE/KOTET companions?
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03.27.2017 , 02:36 PM | #14
YESYESYES my sub is ending before April 11th, but this means i can still do it
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03.27.2017 , 02:37 PM | #15
Nitty-gritty he says.......
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03.27.2017 , 02:43 PM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
Hey folks,

Today will mark the start of us revealing more of the nitty-gritty details of Game Update 5.2. Let’s start at the beginning; who can access Iokath and how do you do so? We really wanted to ensure that as many players as possible are able to access the new content. With that in mind, here we go:
  • There is only one requirement to be able to access the new story content in 5.2, the character must be level 70.
  • You do not need to have an active subscription to play the story content, but in order to have a level 70 you must have subscribed since KOTET launched. Also, normal restrictions still apply, so you must be a subscriber to access the Gods from the Machine Operation.
  • The character does not need to have completed KOTFE or KOTET to play the new story. However, it is highly recommended that you have. There will be spoilers to those storylines if you have not played them. Also, if you have not completed KOTFE and KOTET, default choices will be assumed in the new storyline which may not match your preference.
    • Playing Iokath will not affect your KOTFE or KOTET gameplay in any way (such as advancing the story, etc).
  • To launch the new storyline, head to your ship’s Mission terminal where you can accept the Mission “The Forgotten World.”

If you have any questions about who can access Iokath or how to get there, let me know below. We will be continuing to post more updates throughout the week so keep your eyes peeled.

-eric
Sounds good. I like that any level 70 character can play it so people won't have to grind through KOTFE and KOTET on countless alts to play the dailies.
I just hope those characters that haven't started KOTFE/KOTET can keep all their classic game companions when starting this story arc.

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03.27.2017 , 02:50 PM | #17
Eric...will starting Iokath also unlock Odessan for those who haven't opened it up yet?
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03.27.2017 , 02:55 PM | #18 Click here to go to the next staff post in this thread. Next  
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Will we need to complete the story to access the operation? That was a bit of a pain with Ziost to be perfectly honest.
I don't believe so, but let me verify for sure.

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03.27.2017 , 03:02 PM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
Default choices assumed as in, what companions you have or don't have. Who you have let live or killed. Dark or light side, etc.

Or do you mean will we tell you what specific options you would receive by default? In that we case we will likely not tell you what choices to expect, for spoiler reasons.

-eric
Woohoo, first time a dev has responded to a post of mine =D

Thanks for the answer. I was in fact hoping to learn what the specific options were chosen for the 'default' assumption, yes, please
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03.27.2017 , 03:16 PM | #20
Can the new story mission be replayed in the future like KOTFE or KOTET chapters? Are there any difficulty levels available?