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Christie_Swift
10.16.2019 , 01:10 PM | #1
Whenever there is a big update usually there is stuff that we should either use/ sell so that way it's value do not make us regret not using it before.

So what do you think is your top to do list in the current version before the big update comes up next week?
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10.16.2019 , 01:26 PM | #2
For me, it was the following...

1) Converting Command Tokens to Command Boosts seeing as they convert to Renown Boosts in 6.0.

2) Making sure I had spent all other currency, such as Masterwork Crystals / Data Shards. This was largely pointless, because I think you will be able to complete the Onslaught main storyline practically naked, but I was slightly OCD about having leftover shards in my bank when I knew I could convert them to 252 gear.

3) Spring, er Fall Cleaning. My Legacy Bank was a friggin mess.

4) Taking the time (while binge watching some random show) to level companions. I'm glad they are *fixing* companions so that some of the CM bought ones actually perform. But it does seem that companions are *somewhat* weaker than before. Leveling their influence made sense.

5) I bought some more cheap Character slots in case I want to play the low level storylines again.

6) Bought some really nice Vodka. I'm going to have a nice martini in hand when I start Onslaught. In addition to having a fabulous martini, I fully intend to avoid the forums because: a) it will be filled with people complaining about how short it was; and b) people complaining that they took off work on Oct. 22 and BW had to do a server restart to fix a bug.

7) Enjoy the fact that I haven't (outside of some tinkering on gearing on PTS and the above mentioned inventory management) played in 5 months. Fortunately, I like ESO as much as this game so have had a pleasant diversion. Nevertheless, I'm getting the SWTOR itch again.

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Balameb
10.16.2019 , 01:47 PM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by Christie_Swift View Post
Whenever there is a big update usually there is stuff that we should either use/ sell so that way it's value do not make us regret not using it before.

So what do you think is your top to do list in the current version before the big update comes up next week?
I compiled this (from several sources) to help my guildmates, hope it helps:

FAQ Pre 6.0 (version: 1.1)

What will happen with current currencies and items related to Galactic Command?

Galactic Command disapears and we will have Renown instead.
Works similar but current items will mostly be converted to credits at bad exchange rates.

So, What to do with current currencies and Galactic Command items BEFORE 6.0?

  • Command experience packs: This will not be converted to renown, so USE them before 6.0.
  • Command crates: OPEN them before 6.0, do no disintegrate the rated gear for UCs unless you are aiming at something specific. Claim all gear(with ratings, not the shells) and vendor whatever you don't need.
  • Universal Components(UC): Exchange those. Best credits per UC is buying Gold 236 gear on fleet. Then vendor those.
  • Masterwork Crystals: Use them too, get 252/258 or decorations in Ossus.
  • Command Tokens: BUY Command experience Boost (the ones sold in fleet for 190 tokens and a few credits). You can also buy Iokath recombinators in the same vendor, there is a high chance they will be usefull in 6.0 to make dark projects and this cheap way to get them is not available in PTS.
  • Command Experience Boost: Will be converted to Renown Boost. So KEEP them.

What will happen with current set Bonus?

Current set bonus gets disable the moment you hit lvl 75. So it won't be usefull after that.
People have complained but there is little chance it will change. Do not vendor in anger tho, keep what you can and wait.

Will current gear be any good in 6.0?

General gear: It will be very usefull during leveling up to 75.
After that, you will be forced to wear the new gear in order to get better gear as you increase your the average raiting.

What about Augments?

Augments will suffer some changes. And for the moment we can expect grade 11 ones to be very rare and so expensive that most people will not be able to afford them. So lets look at current grade 10.
Current Gold 236 and 240 will be converted to 238 and 242. Those have different stat distribution, having very litle tertiary stat (alacrity,critical,etc). Will be practically useless as it is that tertiary stat what people need most, so i would not bother crafting those today.
Purple 228 will remain the same and i recomend to keep all you have. Crafting new 228 ones should not be difficult in 6.0 tho.

What do we do with our CMTs and isotopes?

I have not seen new recipies for CMTs, i think selling if you can is not a bad choice.
They were available for 200 Purple Jawa junk in PTS.
Isotopes i also did not saw any new recipies, but they are still in the Dark Project one.
In PTS they are available for only 12 Blue jawa scraps so if you have plenty isotopes and think you can sell high, go for it.

What about Jawa Junk/Scrap?

Exchange cost in PTS shows huge increase. From requiring only one scrap for each mat grade 1 to 9 (and 3 for grade 10) it will cost 1 per grade. So grade 1 will still cost 1, but for example a grade 8 mat will require 8 scraps.
On the other hand availability of scrap in PTS will increase significantly, so whatever you have horded now is better if you spend on higher grade mats (like grade 7+) that are popular in crafting.

Edit v1.1:
What will happen to light/dark side tokens and Alliance Recon Data?

Alliance recon data disapears. Everything on vendor were still there on PTS but required only Credits.
Light/Dar side tokens. Everything was the same on PTS.
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RaanJassa
10.16.2019 , 07:16 PM | #4
I am going to do one more thing in addition to what others have posted here. I'm going to write down all of the current utilities my toons have since they are changing that format.

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sharkfishman
10.16.2019 , 07:27 PM | #5
Personally:

1. Make sure you complete the Eternal Championship on 8 different classes for the Eternal Legend title.

2. If you want the "Speed Champion" title, I would definitely get it now.

3. If you want any of the CCs from completing Master Mode (and Veteran too, from the looks of things) chapters, get them now.

4. Run endless heroics to stock up on tons of alliance crates or open them to make sure you have the styles you want. Save the companion gifts. Something tells me they may increase in price shortly.
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black_pyros
10.17.2019 , 12:52 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by sharkfishman View Post
Save the companion gifts. Something tells me they may increase in price shortly.
If I know correctly, fleet vendor is still going to sell grade 5 blue gifts for 5k and grade 5 purple gifts for 10k. So their increased price on GTN will be irrelevant. Well, only relevant for fools buying them there.
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10.17.2019 , 04:59 AM | #7
for me its selling mats, and getting rid of command tokens
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Darth_Vainous
10.17.2019 , 06:04 AM | #8
I find it funny that every game I tend to return to has a big update I knew nothing about, lol. I just came back a couple weeks ago after having been gone since level 50 was the max and don't have the normal stuff to do to prepare. So what I'm doing now is:

1. Leveled my Legacy to 50 (It was sitting at 49 and some change since 2012/2013)
2. Get Legendary player (Had 7 max (50) level toons then but 6 were Imp. Now have Jedi Knight to finish)
3. Figure out changes (Crafting changed so now have archive recipes, companion gear changes, leveling, etc.)
4. Which toons to keep (Subbed now, want to delete old toons for names but they have old crafting so not sure plus Nautolans inc. so a bunch of alts otw.)
5. Achievement hunting (Had all the Imp ones and half the Pub Datacrons, almost none of the planet ones. Now have first 2 Imps and first Pub planets sitting around 96% just need some droid thingy and WB on DK I thought I killed back in the day)
6. Rebuild family tree (Been gone a while and deleted some old toons have more new ones.)
7. Remaking toons (Have to remake toons because some voices don't match the species like my Sith Pureblood Trooper and I'm over making ever toon SP. Wish voices were locked to races and not classes.)
8. Enjoy Chapter 4 to Onslaught Story (Been gone a long time so a crap ton of new story for me to explore since I never did any story past Original 3 Chapters.)

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JediQuaker
10.17.2019 , 06:47 AM | #9
The only thing I've done is to convert Command Tokens into "boosts".
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OlBuzzard
10.17.2019 , 07:25 AM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by Balameb View Post
I compiled this (from several sources) to help my guildmates, hope it helps:

FAQ Pre 6.0 (version: 1.1)

What will happen with current currencies and items related to Galactic Command?

Galactic Command disapears and we will have Renown instead.
Works similar but current items will mostly be converted to credits at bad exchange rates.

So, What to do with current currencies and Galactic Command items BEFORE 6.0?

  • Command experience packs: This will not be converted to renown, so USE them before 6.0.
  • Command crates: OPEN them before 6.0, do no disintegrate the rated gear for UCs unless you are aiming at something specific. Claim all gear(with ratings, not the shells) and vendor whatever you don't need.
  • Universal Components(UC): Exchange those. Best credits per UC is buying Gold 236 gear on fleet. Then vendor those.
  • Masterwork Crystals: Use them too, get 252/258 or decorations in Ossus.
  • Command Tokens: BUY Command experience Boost (the ones sold in fleet for 190 tokens and a few credits). You can also buy Iokath recombinators in the same vendor, there is a high chance they will be usefull in 6.0 to make dark projects and this cheap way to get them is not available in PTS.
  • Command Experience Boost: Will be converted to Renown Boost. So KEEP them.

What will happen with current set Bonus?

Current set bonus gets disable the moment you hit lvl 75. So it won't be usefull after that.
People have complained but there is little chance it will change. Do not vendor in anger tho, keep what you can and wait.

Will current gear be any good in 6.0?

General gear: It will be very usefull during leveling up to 75.
After that, you will be forced to wear the new gear in order to get better gear as you increase your the average raiting.

What about Augments?

Augments will suffer some changes. And for the moment we can expect grade 11 ones to be very rare and so expensive that most people will not be able to afford them. So lets look at current grade 10.
Current Gold 236 and 240 will be converted to 238 and 242. Those have different stat distribution, having very litle tertiary stat (alacrity,critical,etc). Will be practically useless as it is that tertiary stat what people need most, so i would not bother crafting those today.
Purple 228 will remain the same and i recomend to keep all you have. Crafting new 228 ones should not be difficult in 6.0 tho.

What do we do with our CMTs and isotopes?

I have not seen new recipies for CMTs, i think selling if you can is not a bad choice.
They were available for 200 Purple Jawa junk in PTS.
Isotopes i also did not saw any new recipies, but they are still in the Dark Project one.
In PTS they are available for only 12 Blue jawa scraps so if you have plenty isotopes and think you can sell high, go for it.

What about Jawa Junk/Scrap?

Exchange cost in PTS shows huge increase. From requiring only one scrap for each mat grade 1 to 9 (and 3 for grade 10) it will cost 1 per grade. So grade 1 will still cost 1, but for example a grade 8 mat will require 8 scraps.
On the other hand availability of scrap in PTS will increase significantly, so whatever you have horded now is better if you spend on higher grade mats (like grade 7+) that are popular in crafting.

Edit v1.1:
What will happen to light/dark side tokens and Alliance Recon Data?

Alliance recon data disapears. Everything on vendor were still there on PTS but required only Credits.
Light/Dar side tokens. Everything was the same on PTS.
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