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Could anyone explain the Knights of the Fallen Empire expansion to me?

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Could anyone explain the Knights of the Fallen Empire expansion to me?

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Daylooin
07.09.2015 , 07:36 PM | #1
I am curious about a few things.


#1 Are they abandoning the original eight class stories?

#2 How is that going to work? Will each of you're characters simply become the "Outlander"? And Abandon their original stories? Or will each former class produce a slightly different Outlander. Different situations for a Smuggler Outlander than a Trooper etc.

#3 Will prior choices (romance and so forth) play a role in the upcoming expansion? I read how some of the former classes companions will be available to the outlander. Say for instance if it is Risha; will you're smuggler's romance/marriage with her be in-game? (If you married her on you're smuggler)




Thanks and let me know!

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psandak
07.09.2015 , 07:51 PM | #2
Quote: Originally Posted by Daylooin View Post
I am curious about a few things.


#1 Are they abandoning the original eight class stories?

#2 How is that going to work? Will each of you're characters simply become the "Outlander"? And Abandon their original stories? Or will each former class produce a slightly different Outlander. Different situations for a Smuggler Outlander than a Trooper etc.

#3 Will prior choices (romance and so forth) play a role in the upcoming expansion? I read how some of the former classes companions will be available to the outlander. Say for instance if it is Risha; will you're smuggler's romance/marriage with her be in-game? (If you married her on you're smuggler)




Thanks and let me know!
They have not divulged enough information to answer your questions except with speculation. So let's speculate...

#1 #2 they can take one of two paths:
a) they leave the existing story alone and upon reaching the appropriate point in the game/story you "switch" to new content. The biggest issue with this is the need to maintain two sets of common areas like fleet: one for 1-60 and another for 60-65.
b) they mimic Blizzard's WoW Cataclysm expansion where the galaxy is remade. but not OVERLY so. Most of the existing elements of remain intact but significant differences exist as well.

I foresee the latter being more likely. Maybe the specific class stories do not change but the planetary questlines do. i.e
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#3 there is no way to know. The closest thing to an answer is a post somewhere that states that existing/old companions are going to be major NPCs. Now reading between the lines some have suggested that means that while we will see them at some point, they may not be able to become a companion again. Again this is 100% speculation!
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Daylooin
07.09.2015 , 08:17 PM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by psandak View Post
They have not divulged enough information to answer your questions except with speculation. So let's speculate...

#1 #2 they can take one of two paths:
a) they leave the existing story alone and upon reaching the appropriate point in the game/story you "switch" to new content. The biggest issue with this is the need to maintain two sets of common areas like fleet: one for 1-60 and another for 60-65.
b) they mimic Blizzard's WoW Cataclysm expansion where the galaxy is remade. but not OVERLY so. Most of the existing elements of remain intact but significant differences exist as well.

I foresee the latter being more likely. Maybe the specific class stories do not change but the planetary questlines do. i.e
Spoiler


#3 there is no way to know. The closest thing to an answer is a post somewhere that states that existing/old companions are going to be major NPCs. Now reading between the lines some have suggested that means that while we will see them at some point, they may not be able to become a companion again. Again this is 100% speculation!

I guess we'll have to wait and see. A few comments I've seen have proclaimed this expansion to be SWTOR 2.0; a complete reboot of the game. Not sure if that's true or not, but I doubt they'll continue the eight classes in any way. I just hope they explain things well - what happens to the characters, the smugger, trooper etc - instead of just dropping them like a bad habit.

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Bugattiboy
07.09.2015 , 08:46 PM | #4
People have been clamoring for KOTOR 3 for over a decade. KotFE is an effort to give them what they want so they will shut up. If you're hoping for a complete FFXIV style revamp be prepared for disappointment.

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Daylooin
07.09.2015 , 09:37 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Bugattiboy View Post
People have been clamoring for KOTOR 3 for over a decade. KotFE is an effort to give them what they want so they will shut up. If you're hoping for a complete FFXIV style revamp be prepared for disappointment.
I've been playing SWTOR sense beta; I've enjoyed it entirely. I was simply stating that yes; it kinda feels/looks as if they are just rebooting the game's story with the information we currently have. Just an observation. I agree also, that people have been screaming for KOTOR 3 and this is BIoware's answer to that. I'm just wondering where they'll take the original classes/companion stories or if this is more of a story overhaul/revamp. I highly doubt the gameplay will change dramatically if at all.

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NUTMANIAC
07.10.2015 , 05:01 AM | #6
Theres a cantina tour in 2 days.Hopefully more stuff is explained

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07.12.2015 , 09:03 AM | #7
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Theres a cantina tour in 2 days.Hopefully more stuff is explained
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Daylooin
07.22.2015 , 09:15 PM | #8
What they might do is keep the original game's companions for crafting/other gameplay and simply have the other companions only available for story missions.

Just a thought.

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Kaedusz
07.23.2015 , 04:24 AM | #9
I think we are just going to jump back and forth in time using the Galaxy map on the ship.You are going to be called the ''Outlander'' just in the new 60-65 content. You are going to remain the ''old you'' in the old content.
In other words you are going to play ''in the future'' only on the new planets. It would be the same as simply going to Oricon or Makeb.

All already existing content will remain exactly the same.

Anything else is going to be extremely impractical and is gonna leave most of the fans unhappy/quitting.

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AchillesStark
07.23.2015 , 07:16 AM | #10
I have seen anywhere that says KOTFE will have separate fleet areas. I know it would be super wierd in terms of roleplaying to have everyone on the same fleet but having an only 60+ fleet is going to be emtpy.