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Rise of the Hutt Cartel: Thoughts?

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Rise of the Hutt Cartel: Thoughts?

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Beniboybling
12.18.2012 , 11:12 AM | #1
There's already a thread for this on General Discussion but I've been told that its a wretched hive of sum and villainy so I'd thought I'd bring it to STAR WARS discussion forum.

Anyway, BioWare have finally announced a new expansion to SWTOR called Rise of the Hutt Cartel coming in Spring 2013, which can be pre-ordered for only 6! ($10) which i thought was pretty cheap. There's not a great deal to it but its nice to see BioWare are committing to their promises, even if there a bit late, and adding more story to the game.

So we got:

INCREASED LEVEL CAP
Continue your Star Wars saga with a new level cap of 55! Earn new abilities, skill points, gear, and more as your character advances!

EXTEND YOUR STAR WARS SAGA
Experience new epic story content with fully-voiced cinematic conversations as players uncover the diabolical plot of the Hutt Cartel to become the new galactic superpower.

NEW PLANET: MAKEB
Explore a vibrant alien landscape as the Galactic Republic and Sith Empire fight for control over a powerful secret.

I'd say that's pretty sweet, thoughts?

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Wolfninjajedi
12.18.2012 , 11:14 AM | #2
Yep and for only $10 on subs? Its fine for me!
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Aurbere
12.18.2012 , 11:15 AM | #3
I was hoping for a continuation to the war, but it might be nice to take out some Hutts.

Best thing about this is the level cap increase in my opinion.
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Airmo
12.18.2012 , 11:19 AM | #4
Excited to finally see some story content, what little it may be, waiting eagerly to see more info about what this expansion will bring. Liked that it was only 10$ for subscribers but I just read that subs don't have to pre-order, the pre-order is to get you early access I believe.
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Atramar
12.18.2012 , 11:21 AM | #5
It is confusing... is it paying 6 for 5 days early access or for whole exp pack... so if I don't buy it , my sub will automaticly cancel? of I will continue to pay but unable to play... or will pvp against 55 lvl chars with my L 50.... interesting.
Tracer Legacy, The Red Eclipse.
Not reading colored text, it hurts my eyes. Sorry (unless it's a dev post)
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Beniboybling
12.18.2012 , 11:22 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Aurbere View Post
I was hoping for a continuation to the war, but it might be nice to take out some Hutts.

Best thing about this is the level cap increase in my opinion.
Thought, that Hutt looks kinda weird doesn't he? Red eyes, a mechanical hand, dresses like an Egyptian - and a fairly unusual colour too. Methinks the Dread Masters may somehow be involved (possible dark side corruption of said Hutt?) and this could be endgame for them. Am I right in thinking the Dread Masters were behind the Karagga business, or is that just a rumor?

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Aurbere
12.18.2012 , 11:24 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Beniboybling View Post
Thought, that Hutt looks kinda weird doesn't he? Red eyes, a mechanical hand, dresses like an Egyptian - and a fairly unusual colour too. Methinks the Dread Masters may somehow be involved (possible dark side corruption of said Hutt?) and this could be endgame for them. Am I right in thinking the Dread Masters were behind the Karagga business, or is that just a rumor?
I've never done the endgame operations because I'm an altaholic, but the Dread Masters seem to be the focus here. Maybe they will be involved somewhat in Chapter 4. I wouldn't be surprised, but it would be nice.
Added Chapter 29 to The Shadows Fall
"My ultimate goal is the secret of life-that life that gives us consciousness, for without consciousness each of us is nothing. Through science, i will create new life and sustain my own. There is no reason Darth Plagueis could not live forever."

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Beniboybling
12.18.2012 , 11:24 AM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Atramar View Post
It is confusing... is it paying 6 for 5 days early access or for whole exp pack... so if I don't buy it , my sub will automaticly cancel? of I will continue to pay but unable to play... or will pvp against 55 lvl chars with my L 50.... interesting.
You preorder to get the 5 days early access. When it comes out I expect you'll have to pay the same amount to buy it, or perhaps more. Not buying it won't affect your subscription at all - you just won't be able to access Makeb and the new level cap... but then the whole thing about PVP, can't say - maybe I'm wrong...

Quote: Originally Posted by Aurbere View Post
I've never done the endgame operations because I'm an altaholic, but the Dread Masters seem to be the focus here. Maybe they will be involved somewhat in Chapter 4. I wouldn't be surprised, but it would be nice.
Same here, lol. Still I read up on them, like to know whats going on in terms of story. Rumors are there are two new operations, one concerning the Hutts and another sort of 'showdown' with the Dread Masters.

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Forgon
12.18.2012 , 11:27 AM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Beniboybling View Post
Thought, that Hutt looks kinda weird doesn't he? Red eyes, a mechanical hand, dresses like an Egyptian - and a fairly unusual colour too. Methinks the Dread Masters may somehow be involved (possible dark side corruption of said Hutt?) and this could be endgame for them. Am I right in thinking the Dread Masters were behind the Karagga business, or is that just a rumor?
From what I understand, the Dreadmasters are involved in every Operation.

The operation to free them results in the bombing run that uncovers the Eternity Vault.

The Dread Masters were the ones dealing with and manipulating Karagga and the Hutt Cartel

They are responsible for Kephess and Explosive Content (first took credit for their actions as well for players)

They are responsible for the Hyper Gates fiasco in Terror from Beyond
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MasterMe
12.18.2012 , 11:29 AM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by Aurbere View Post
I was hoping for a continuation to the war, but it might be nice to take out some Hutts.

Best thing about this is the level cap increase in my opinion.
I agree. More battles 'n stuff with the Republic vs Empire would've been better, but I'm still excited for some more content.