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How does the new expansion affect PvP

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How does the new expansion affect PvP

Technohic's Avatar

12.18.2012 , 07:32 AM | #1
In case you haven't heard: Rise of the Hutt Cartel expansion is now for preorder.

I am tempted to just pay the $10 but I would really like to know details first. Mainly as it pertains to PvP. TBH; I'm not really interested in what sounds to be generic, universal stories that might fit all classes. I might be interested in each of my characters specific stories being expanded but not sure. All I really am interested in for sure, is how it affects PvP.

It makes me wonder how the PvP brackets will be set up with 5 additional levels, and if you require to have the expansion to get the next 5 levels. What does it mean to endgame PvP gear?


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12.18.2012 , 07:38 AM | #2
I play SWTOR only for the PvP.

I already preorder because I love this game. The cap rise will maybe bring some balance in few class here with the new skills. This will definitely affect the PvP.

I wouldn't be surprise to see few Overpower skills at the start of this expansion, but I'm sure they will tune this over time.

A good news for the community.
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Technohic's Avatar

12.18.2012 , 07:45 AM | #3
Are we sure that the 5 new levels requires the expansion pack?

I suppose it might as well. Need to level up 5 levels with XP somehow.

Still wonder about the brackets. Wii it be a sub-55 bracket now with bolster?

(Not that you have the answers just thinking out loud.)

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12.18.2012 , 07:56 AM | #4
I would imagine that you will need the expansion to unlock the new level cap (I mean its bioware). If that is the case then expect to see 10-49 50 and 51-55...just my guess but who knows this is a long ways out and still no word on 1.7 yet which I also am thinking will be heavy on class balance.

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12.18.2012 , 07:58 AM | #5
If there's a new gear set for level 55 PVP.. no real incentive to min-max EWH now.

If there isn't a new level 55 PVP set.. I wonder how the level 55 PVE gear will compare.

/not excited at all
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12.18.2012 , 07:59 AM | #6
My friends and I have been speculating what new abilities they will add to classes for quite some time now.
Operatives possibly getting something that can allow them to use Hidden Strike without stealth... still thinking of more.
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12.18.2012 , 08:03 AM | #7
idk where. but i am pretty sure i read they will put world pvp in makeb

Technohic's Avatar

12.18.2012 , 08:06 AM | #8
TTK dropping even further?

More stuns? lol

Oooo. An extra CC breaker!

I still am really curious about how they will do the brackets. Can't suddenly do a level 10-34 then 35-545 with bolster as you would have 50+ with a ton of expertise the lower level players don't. I guess 50-55 bolstered queue, then current 50 regular and ranked becomes level 55 but not sure how many people that would piss off.

I did decided to pre-order. All said and done, I do like this game and am having fun. As long as I find things I enjoy to do here, $10 is not breaking the bank and will be well worth it.

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12.18.2012 , 08:10 AM | #9
If people get more skillpoints, expect all the smashers running fullspec + unremitting.
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12.18.2012 , 08:19 AM | #10
I haven't a clue, having been lazy keeping up with it. That said I preordered I'd get it just for the PVE but definitely want to see PVP goodies. We need more, much more.

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Gear yeah... Should be something but 1.6 just leveled things off a bit. I can't imagine them dropping in Super Supreme War Master a few months later with big stat increases. But, given gear history I wouldn't be shocked.