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Announcing ‘Onslaught’, the Newest Expansion Coming to Star Wars™: The Old Republic™

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Announcing ‘Onslaught’, the Newest Expansion Coming to Star Wars™: The Old Republic™
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04.14.2019 , 03:29 PM | #61
Reworked itemisation - ok skill trees and new gear slot but hopefully weapon slots in costume designer too right?....right?...right?!!!!!

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04.14.2019 , 03:34 PM | #62
I am so happy for Onderon I can barely think straight, it and Visas Marr were the best things in TSL for me, with Kreia and Mira as close close seconds. I better get a Stronghold there.

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04.14.2019 , 03:47 PM | #63
Quote: Originally Posted by casirabit View Post
Enough of this constant bickering between groups of players. This is what we actually don't need. Everyone has a style of play and everyone should be accounted for. This constant bickering between pvp, pve, story, etc needs to stop.
Well said.

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04.14.2019 , 04:26 PM | #64
With a new Species I wonder if we will get more character slots.... Mine are all full. After the merge and the DvL stuff.

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04.14.2019 , 04:51 PM | #65
Quote: Originally Posted by HaoZhao View Post
Why don't you go play World of Warcraft? That's not a snotty response. I mean that as a serious question. The only thing that SWTOR has over other big MMOs like FF14 or WoW is the gigantic, fully voiced, cinematic story. That's it. If that's not interesting to you, wouldn't a game like WoW serve you better? If all you care about is gameplay content, then WoW has like 10 times more of that than SWTOR does.

The story is all that keeps this game alive.
Quote: Originally Posted by Dewlmenow View Post
To be honest, as someone that plays both FF14 and this game, the post launch story in that game blows this one's out of the water. Not to mention all of the single player games that do story much better.

You are 100% wrong.
I have to agree with Dewlmenow - the story in SWTOR being fully voiced WAS the thing that set it apart from others, but they have been putting in so little of even that lately that Final Fantasy and WoW have both run circles around SWTOR in recent years. There is more story in a small content patch at WoW than there has been in SWTOR for the last two years... and not only that but lots of threads of story everywhere in the main storyline, the war campaign, etc. Final Fantasy also has great story, even if it isn't all voice acted the way SWTOR is.

I love SWTOR also - but they just plain have not put enough effort into the game and have not produced enough NEW CONTENT in the last few years to be anything special. Reworking gearing systems for the billionth time is not content. When you have to play through 6 and 7 year old content to get that new gear, or are limited to the ONE new planet and have to stick to repeating the same dailies and world boss kills for months as the only way to get gear... it's nothing to brag about. Many games have been doing all of this much better than SWTOR.

I hope Onslaught will prove to be the return of decent sized content releases, AT LEAST once per year. That's really kind of the minimum for me to pay $180 in subscription fees and feel like I'm getting my money's worth. The little updates are fine and all, but are absolutely NOT a replacement for a good, old-fashioned, meaty expansion that takes more than 20 minutes to play through completely.

I think those that are making specific lists of what you want in the game are dreaming. You must realize that they are likely not capable of going beyond the scope of what they have announced. Giving feedback about those items specifically is probably a good idea, but proposing a whole slew of other stuff they need to do in 6.0 is just setting yourself up to be disappointed, honestly.

However, new open world/non-instanced planets (Onderon, Mek-sha), a Flashpoint on Corellia, an Operation in another new location (I suspect Dxun will be instanced to operation-only) and a storyline for Imp and Republic that is separate for factions/saboteurs, PLUS a new playable character species is more than I thought we'd see from SWTOR this year and I'll be glad to be pleasantly surprised if we get even more than that in little updates here and there in between.

All of this sounds good, but I will not be holding out any hope until after it is in the game, didn't break 80% of the rest of the game upon implementation, and isn't over in the blink of an eye leaving us all to wait another year (or three) for more to come.

I also kinda hope there won't be nothing new added to the game between now and then, because adding all of that to the smidgen of content we've gotten this year so far adds up to be a little... lacking.

As I've said before, I'm from Missouri: The Show Me State. Show me, and I will believe. I will sing your praises, even. The increase in communication around here has been good. Let's see if it stays that way while they "ask for feedback" on yet ANOTHER major overhaul to the gearing system. But I'll at least give them a chance to get it right before I say anything else about it.

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04.14.2019 , 05:06 PM | #66
Quote: Originally Posted by DanielSteed View Post

What is everyone excited for?
I will be most excited when the gearing system is announced and getting top end pvp gear ends up being just a smooth as it was in 4.0 so that we can go back to playing multiple endgame toons. Oh and, also still waiting for the announcement of the Huttballl League!
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04.14.2019 , 06:15 PM | #67
Hi there i was wondering (surely im not the only one), if there will be a chance to divorce myself completely from being the "Alliance" commander and return to my roots, so to speak. I would like for an option that would see me quit the Alliance and go back to either the Empire or Republic. I am one of the many that left the game because the content in KOTET and KOTFE was just borderline stupid/unbelievable. Please tell me there will be an option to QUIT THE ALLIANCE?

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04.14.2019 , 11:49 PM | #68
Quote: Originally Posted by DanielSteed View Post
Today we are happy to announce our next expansion - Star Wars: The Old Republic: Onslaught! The expansion will launch free for all subscribers this September. New planets, flashpoint, Operation, large itemization changes codenamed “The Spoils of War” and more will be featured in this expansion! You can learn all about Onslaught in our Expansion Announcement article, here.

In honor of our Celebration Cantina we are sharing with everyone a redeemable code: SWCELEBRATION19. Simply redeem that code on your account for a Celebration inspired character flair and four stronghold decorations.

What is everyone excited for?
UMMM EVERYTHING!! Bummer not seeing you at the Cantina though!
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04.15.2019 , 02:32 AM | #69
I'm really happy to see a more classic-looking expansion. Like others, I hope there are some quests and open areas. Even something like the quests we had for Rishi or Yavin 4 would be better than no quests.

I hope that the expac will do more to emphasize legacy content. The Alliance Base not being legacy-wide progress was rough for alt-lovers, especially coming to the game very post-KOTFE.

Please bring back old companions like Kira, and PLEASE have some romance scenes featuring our previous relationships. I love Theron, no doubt, (and Arcann!) but I also love Corso, Jorgan, Doc, Torian, Vector, and Andronikos.

So excited for the Nautolan! I'm trying to decide which class/faction would be good for that race.

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04.15.2019 , 07:59 AM | #70 This is the last staff post in this thread.  
Quote: Originally Posted by lord-angelus View Post
Please provide more info with the gearing system. Every gear system you implement made it worse than before. Legacy gears is not a problem. This time listen to the community, and develop with them, not against them
There will be a lot more information coming around gearing in the coming weeks and months. Not only that but we will be having a lot of conversations via feedback threads, PTS, etc. We are making some pretty substantial changes and we want to make sure we get it right so be sure to continue to share your thoughts.

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