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09.20.2019 , 10:20 AM | #1 Click here to go to the next staff post in this thread. Next  
Hey folks,

Unfortunately we were not able to get the newest PTS patch with the acquisition changes in this week, but we are targeting early next week. In the meantime, let me talk you through what is coming in this round of changes as quite a bit is changing. I will also try to provide some context around these decisions where possible.

Targeting Gear
We talked about this in the last post but just to reiterate: we hear your concerns about gear dropping too randomly and so we are introducing mechanisms to work towards exactly what you want (with one change from last post). Here is what is available in this patch:
  • New vendors will sell almost every set tactical and set bonus for tech fragments and credits.
  • The only items not included on the vendors are set bonus and tacticals that drop directly in Corellia and Dxun, crafted sets and tacticals, and the Onderon Reputation vendor set.
    • Corellia and Dxun items can still drop as personal loot anywhere in the game, but they are direct bonus drops in their respective content.
    • The Corellia and Dxun items will be added to the vendors in a future patch.
    • New items in the future will also appear as targeted drops before appearing on the vendor. These new items can sometimes coincide with new content, other times will just be used to give new drops to existing content (this can include anything: Warzones, Ops, FPs, Heroics, Events, etc)
  • Kai Zykken will sell a sampling of set bonuses and tacticals at a reduced price, so you have a reason to check his wares every week.
  • In addition, almost every content type in the game has targeted drop tables. The bonus loot that drops from that content pulls from a specific set of items. Massive info dump at the bottom of the post.

Here are the details on the Corellia and Dxun drops:
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Moddable Gear
We have definitely heard concerns about the lack of mods and moddable gear as you progress through the vertical progression in Onslaught. There is one thing I want to reiterate as you consider your feedback for loot acquisition. It is our goal that your vertical progression will happen very quickly and consistently. We expect you are going to replace gear pieces very often until you hit 306, let us know if that is not the case.

We know many of you use modded armor pieces (often with augments) and so will have a desire to move mods around through your gear. This is especially true for weapons since they are currently not in appearance designer. Here are the changes we are making:
  • All weapons will now be moddable, and drop with mods included.
    • This includes both drops and purchased weapons.
  • Takatta will now sell mods by type.
    • Reminder that anything you purchase from Takatta will always be for your current Discipline and of a higher rating than your character's current average.
  • The starter gear you receive for completing the Onslaught story (full 268 set) was previously static, it will now be moddable with mods included.
  • More mods will be dropping in general.

Thank you for your continued feedback! Look for our next PTS patch early next week - all of these changes will be implemented with that patch.

-eric

PS - If you want to target specific item drops, this list covers what items drop from what content types. Reminder, this is not fully implemented onto PTS.

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