Fallen Empire

Developer Blog: Fallen Empire Core World Changes

BioWare posted a bew blog post detailing the changes to core worlds with the Knights of the Fallen Empire. Check it out: Drawing inspiration from the success of last year’s 12x XP boost and the more recent Epic Story XP Boost, in Fallen Empire we’ve altered the core leveling experience from 1-60 for all players, making it quicker and more story-centric. Our goal is to create a tighter leveling experience that alleviates the fatigue associated with having to complete dozens of Missions per planet and that allows players to focus on the core storylines of their characters and companions amid the backdrop of the Great Galactic War. To accomplish this we’ve established a new critical path, reducing the number of Missions players are required to complete in order to progress along with an adjusted experience curve. Additionally we’ve made a number of changes to Heroic Missions and re-classified Missions not considered…

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Combat Changes in Fallen Empire

BioWare just posted a new blog post, explaining the combat changes, we can expect  in the upcoming expansion – Knights of the fallen Empire. Combat Changes in Fallen Empire With the launch of Knights of Fallen Empire, we are planning quite a few general changes to combat. This includes everything from how some stats work to a new feature called Level Sync. Let’s jump in and talk about these changes. Stat Changes We have reworked some of our stats with the goal of helping in itemization  as well as cleaning up some lingering imbalance between stats. These changes will reduce the amount of items that you find in game which simply don’t apply to your character. No more throwing items away because it has the wrong main stat, or hating that you have to get both Critical Hit Rating and Surge just to make the stats effective. These changes include:…

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THE SECRECY about KOTFE IS LUDICROUS

  During a recent interview, Anthony Daniels who stars as C-3PO in the Star Wars films stated this about The Force Awakens, “The secrecy has been beyond ludicrous.” This can also be said about BioWare and their expansion for Star Wars: The Old Republic, Knights of the Fallen Empire. As many of the people reading this and Star Wars fans across the globe can agree that the information about key system changes has been completely non-existent. The new expansion is a release date in six weeks and there are still many unanswered questions, and most of them have nothing to do with the story at all. Going off what we have been informed of, Knights of the Fallen Empire brings up nearly every aspect of the game. This doesn’t mean that everything will be different, however, players will have to overcome four years of their memory of the game to…

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Class Changes for Inquisitors and Consulars

  Here are the final installment of our series on Class changes coming in Game Update 4.0! With 4.0, BioWare wanted to give Assassins and Shadows a better way to stealthily approach or return to their enemy target, and their new ability was specifically designed to do just that. For Sorcerers and Sages, BioWare wanted to give them an additional way to escape peril, so we made Phase Walk available to them. All of the following notes are subject to change: Game Update 4.0 Class Changes: Jedi Consular + Sith Inquisitor Welcome to the final installment of our series on Class changes coming in Game Update 4.0! With 4.0, we wanted to give Assassins and Shadows a better way to stealthily approach or return to their enemy target, and their new ability was specifically designed to do just that. For Sorcerers and Sages, we wanted to give them an additional…

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Commendation Changes in SWTOR 4.0

  Eric Musco just posted an update about the changes coming to commendations in Fallen Empire. Check it out: Hey folks, I wanted to let you know about what changes are coming to Commendations in Fallen Empire, this way you can plan accordingly. Simply put, only the names of some existing Commendations are changing. There are no conversion rates or anything this time around. Basic Commendations will now be called Common Data Crystals Elite Commendations will now be called Glowing Data Crystals Ultimate Commendations will now be called Radiant Data Crystals All other Commendation names remain the same. Again, there are no conversion rates pre/post Fallen Empire. Thanks! -eric

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Game Update 4.0 New Feature: Keybinding Importing and Exporting

  Star Wars: The old Republic – Knights of the fallen empire is coming with a cool new feature.  With the new game update, players will be able to import and export their keybings. How cool is that? Game Update 4.0 New Feature: Keybinding Importing and Exporting | 09.21.2015, 09:13 AM One feature I pretty consistently see requested is the ability to copy your keybindings from one character to another, so I’m happy to say with the release of 4.0 you’ll be able to do just that. When 4.0 launches you’ll notice a new tab in the preference window labeled “Keybinding Import/Export” from there you’ll be able to save out your current keybindings to a file which you can then load on another character. When you save the keybinding they’ll show up in a list which you can then select to preview and load those saved bindings. The list of…

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Knights of the Fallen Empire Behind the Scenes

Knights of the Fallen Empire “Story and Writing” Video We have something cool released today to help us prepare for the new expansion: KOTFE. This video released today shows us an exclusive behind the scenes view from the lead writer. It’s fun, it’s creative and it’s bound to make you get excited about the upcoming expansion. That said, they didn’t release much more about the game or story, as most fans were hoping for. This serves really as more of a teaser video, once again giving us glimpses of what we can expect to get us hyped and excited for the expansion but without any real meat and potatoes of what we can expect. This is a bit of a letdown but again, not really a surprise. They want to keep us intrigued but not give away too much so we want to buy the expansion. So with that in…

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KOTFE Datamined Info

There is a lot of information about KOTFE coming through to us from torcommunity.com. Of this. we have some datamined info about end game gear, something most fans are anxious to see. PvE End Game Gear   This is the set bonus gear in KOTFE for PvE. It appears that you can now mix PvE and PvP armorings to get the set bonus too, however this could be a bug. Previously PvE and PvP set bonuses would not count towards the same bonus. All the below gear contains set bonus armourings (if an armouring is present). Not all Main and offhands are shown due to the sheer volume of them. Some specs have examples to show stat distribution. Stat Change Reminder All main stats (e.g. Willpower, Aim) have been merged into one new stat called Mastery. Surge has been removed. Critical rating now impacts both critical chance and critical multiplier. Critical…

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KOTFE in LEGO

Allow me to remind everyone again of how I love Star Wars and LEGO. Then you’ll understand why I love this fan art done with LEGO to represent KOTFE and I think you can appreciate it too, even if you’re not a big LEGO fan like me. These were created by a fan named Qeusen and posted to DeviantArt and took about an hour to render. The eyebrows are an especially nice touch (you’ll know what I mean if you saw the trailer). [Fan Art] Arcann and his brother in LEGO [Fan Art] KOTFE in LEGO It will be nice if we get more actual TOR LEGO sets. And if the new movie gets an accompanying LEGO game, all the better! This is a very cute fan creation, however. While it’d surely take forever, it’d be awesome to see the entire trailer done in LEGO. Do you have any LEGO…

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