Tips for Getting the Most from 12x Experience Bonus

Posted by on Aug 22, 2015 in leveling | 0 comments

  The clock is ticking for the new SWTOR expansion and as we get closer to the actual release, gamers are getting ready in a variety of ways. The subscriber perk that gives you 12x XP is also winding down and if you want to get the most of it before it ends on October 19th, here are some tips. Prepare in advance. It sounds like a no-brainer but the more things you can get ready in advance, the faster you will be able to level your characters and take full advantage of this XP boost while it lasts. Get some major/minor xp boosts. Be sure you are getting standard boosts and not the ones designed specifically for FP, exploration, class quests, etc.) You can use these to add even more XP boost. Regular boosts WILL stack with the 12x. Get a stronghold (if you don’t have one already). Legacy storage, no cooldown on Fleet Pass and return to ship and other benefits make leveling even faster. Transfer some spending credits to each character. Every character you plan to level up with the 12x bonus will need a bit of spending cash. Join a guild (if you’re not already part). You can add 5-10% XP boost that is stackable with the 12x boost if you are part of a guild. Set aside legacy gear. If can spring for it, you should be able to build up several sets of Legacy Gear along the way which can be very helpful. Unlock legacy travel improvements. This is yet another way for your characters to get where they need faster and will help you level up more quickly. Level efficiently. Do cluster quests when they are available, use QT and Starship QT to save time, give yourself enough bag space to not have to run back all the time, etc. Use rocket boost increases. What additional tips would you add for getting the most from the 12x XP...

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SWTOR Developer Blog – The Epic Story XP Boost

Posted by on May 4, 2015 in Developer Blog, Eric Musco, leveling | 0 comments

Community Manager for Star Wars: The old Republic Eric Musco, posted a developer blog about the new The Epic Story XP Boost. This XP boost is a subscriber only bonus, that will let you run through level 1-50 doing only your class quests. Check it out:   Hello everyone, let’s talk about the Epic Story XP Boost and how it’s an improvement over our 12x boost that we gave prior to Shadow of Revan. Our Epic Story XP Boost allows all subscribers to level from 1-50 by playing only their Class Missions and from 50-55 on Makeb by playing only the Rise of the Hutt Cartel main storyline. This Boost does not affect Shadow of Revan as it was already designed to be a more streamlined leveling experience. If you have never played the original 8 Class stories, there has never been a better time to dive in! With the Epic Story XP Boost we have made some exciting improvements over our initial 12x offering from last fall.  These improvements include travel, itemization, and quality of life changes.  Here are the details on some of those changes: All Class Missions now reward a lot more Basic Commendations than before, allowing you to stay geared as you level. Also, Modifications for your gear have had their Commendation costs reduced. All Taxi Destinations are unlocked for all players. Allowing you to get around on each planet much easier. Quick Travel Bind points are now automatically unlocked whenever you reveal that region. No longer will you miss a Bind point. The cooldown on the Quick Travel ability has been reduced. If you are a subscriber with all 3 Legacy unlocks, you can get the Quick Travel cooldown all the way to 0. We put the “Quick” back into Quick Travel. The cooldown on Emergency Fleet Pass and Transport: Personal Starship have also been reduced. Just like Quick Travel for subscribers, if you have all 3 levels of Legacy unlock you can get those cooldowns all the way down to 0. As you can see, the Epic Story XP Boost not only brings a huge boost to the experience you gain from Class Missions, it provides big improvements to how you travel around the Galaxy. With great quality of life improvements to both travel and staying geared while leveling, the Epic Story XP Boost is the best time ever to play through all of our great Class stories. If you are the type of player that wants to play through without an experience boost, to not accelerate your leveling experience through the Epic Story XP Boost, there is an option for that as well. Simply visit your Faction’s respective fleet and purchase the White Acute Module (it costs 0 credits). Upon using this consumable, it will suppress the effects of the Epic Story XP Boost for 8 hours. You can simply right click the White Acute Module “buff” at any time during the 8 hours to turn it off. The Epic Story XP Boost will be live for all Subscribers as of Monday, May 4th. This boost will remain active for all subs into this Fall. Eric Musco Community Manager Forum updates: Source Post #1 EricMusco When does the 12X start? | 05.04.2015, 10:10 AM Hey folks! I am seeing the same thing you are, the Epic Story XP Boost is not yet live. We are actively checking with the dev team to see what the status is. I will give you updates as soon as I have them. -eric Post #2 Source @SWTOR The Epic Story XP Boost is currently offline, and we are investigating. We will update as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience! 11:22 AM – 4 May 2015 · Details Post #3 Source EricMusco When does the 12X start? | 05.04.2015, 10:26 AM Hey folks, In order to turn on our Epic Story XP Boost, we are running a script which will activate it for all subscribers. In total the script will take approximately 90 minutes to hit all subscribers. Once the script has hit you, you will need to log out and log back in for it to be active. I will post in this thread once the script has been completed. All subscribers should have the Epic Story XP Boost by 10AM PDT. Thank you for your patience. I will continue giving updates as I have them. -eric Post #4 Source EricMusco When does the 12X start? | 05.04.2015, 10:32 AM Quote: Originally Posted by lucelent_umbra I wonder if it has to do with the fact the the “White Acute Module” to deactivate it says that i am not a subscriber, when the website itself says i am. Maybe you need to be a super subscriber to get it to work. This is just a bug since the script I mentioned hasn’t hit you. That message will disappear once the Epic Story XP Boost has hit you. -eric Post #5 Source EricMusco When does the 12X start? | 05.04.2015, 10:34 AM Quote: Originally Posted by SWGEvictee Will we need to just log out to character screen or out of the game completely? Unfortunately, you have to log completely out of the game. Keep in mind if you want to wait I will message as soon all subscribers have had it activated. Thanks -eric Post #6 Source EricMusco When does the 12X start? | 05.04.2015, 10:36 AM Quote: Originally Posted by TdubSI So how do we know when the script has “hit us”?? There is no way to know that it has hit you without logging off and back in to see if the Boost is turned on. I will keep you informed with updates as I have them! -eric Source EricMusco When does the 12X start? | 05.04.2015, 11:36 AM Hey folks, The script has been run to completion. Please completely close your game and reopen it, all active subscribers should have the Epic Story XP Boost!...

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May 4th Promotion Details for SWTOR

Posted by on Apr 27, 2015 in leveling | 0 comments

Star Wars: The old Republic holding a “May the Fourth Be with You” promotion, featuring a new round of epic story XP, and a brand new M4-1S Astromech Droid. Check it out:     TRAVEL THE GALAXY WITH YOUR NEW ASTROMECH DROID! In honor of May the 4th, we are giving the M4-1S Astromech Droid to the entire Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ community!*  • Log in by May 4th to claim your new Astromech Droid via in-game mail. • Join the battle by May 4th to to claim your new Astromech Droid. * To qualify for the M4-1S Astromech Droid, you have to have logged in to your SWTOR account between April 4, 2015 at 12:01AM PDT // 7:01AM GMT and May 4, 2015 at 11:59PM PDT // May 5, 2015 at 6:59AM GMT. The M4-1S Astromech Droid will be delivered to you via in-game mail within 24 hours after the promotional period ends. FOCUS ON YOUR STORY WITH THE EPIC STORY XP BOOST! THE BOOST DELIVERS AN ACCELERATED AND MORE IMMERSIVE STORY EXPERIENCE! Inspired by the popularity of the 12x XP Boost, Subscribers can level faster while experiencing a deeper and more engaging story-telling experience. The Epic Story XP Boost includes reduced cool down on quick travel options and increased commendations to facilitate acquisition of the gear you need when you need it.  Level your characters from 1 – 55 at an accelerated rate Now you have the ability to toggle on/off the Epic Story XP Boost once acquired Act now, the Epic Story XP Boost ends this...

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SWTOR Double XP this Weekend March 27-30

Posted by on Mar 27, 2015 in leveling | 0 comments

  BioWare is launching a surprise double XP weekend right now until march 30.: FROM STORY MISSIONS TO PVP WARZONES, ADVANCE AT DOUBLE THE SPEED! Get Double XP from March 27 – 30 during the following times: • STARTS: Friday, March 27, 2015 11AM PDT / 6PM GMT • ENDS: Monday, March 30, 2015 12AM PDT / 7AM GMT Enjoy Double XP this weekend! Achieve even faster gains with XP Boosts, available in the Cartel market. Level 60 players can also earn double Legacy XP – jump in now! Source:...

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My Thoughts On 12x Experience In SWTOR!

Posted by on Nov 16, 2014 in discussion, leveling | 0 comments

Is the bonus for Shadows of Revan a good idea? Is BioWare making the right move by offering this 12x experience bonus to those who subscribe and preorder? Here we have an interesting video from Zach Sharpes that presents this question and then looks to answer it by trying it out. Not everyone likes the 12x experience, actually. Here is one post as an example that brings up a very good point. What if it were on a toggle? Not everyone wants to take advantage of the 12x experience. You shouldn’t be forced to it if you really didn’t want it. So a toggle option would be a good way to give the best of both worlds. Here’s a quote from that post in the forums linked above: Customer Support Team: If you could pass on the impressions of a big fan who really wishes she had never pushed that button to buy, I would really appreciate it. It would have fixed everything for me if I could turn off the 12x experience or been able to return the expansion or pause it temporarily. I take full responsibility for not figuring that out ahead – I was excited for the new material and didn’t think things through. If someone figures out a way to fix this, please make sure you send out a note. For now, I am going to find something else I can play. So what do you think about 12x experience? Check out the video and let us know your thoughts. — In this LUGO Live Stream Excerpt, I discuss my thoughts on 12x experience in SWTOR! If you guys didn’t know, Star Wars: The Old Republic with the announcement of their new expansion Shadow of Revan provided 12x experience bonuses to anyone who is subscribed and preordered the expansion. Is this a good idea? I give my thoughts! Thanks for watching! Zach...

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