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Stat Scaling for 2.0- Are Your Stats Lower on the PTS?


If you’ve logged into the PTS recently, you probably have already seen that the scaling is different from what is live in the game. Stats are usually around 50-70% of the character sheet value in live. Everyone on the PTS was aware that BioWare would be changing the scaling formula but we didn’t know exactly what that would be. Now with 2.0, you can tell what these changes are going to look like. One user on the forum has taken the time to work from the old formula and try to build new co-efficients that will govern the stat scaling (yes, lots of math involved but it’s really interesting.) Here are some of his breakdowns:   Defensive Defense Rating – Now scales roughly 118% slower Shield Rating – Now scales roughly 50% slower Absorb Rating – Now scales roughly 127% slower Armor – Now scales 2.5% slower, but remains on a linear progression HP –…

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SWTOR Game Titles and How to Get Them for Yourself


Don’t forget to check out constantly growing list of guides for Star Wars: The old republic Do you like to collect titles in the game like some people collect achievements? Do you want to have many titles to choose from as you wish? Are you going after a specific SWTOR title? Whichever sounds like you, this guide will help you. Here we are going to cover all the SWTOR titles and how you get them. Flashpoint Titles You can earn six different Flashpoint titles throughout the game. Below is a list of each of the Flashpoints where you can earn a title, along with what you need to do to get each one. Black Talon Flashpoint- You’ll earn the title “The Stalwart” if you spare the life of the captain but if you choose to execute the captain, you’ll earn the title “The Merciless”. Directive 7 Flashpoint- When you complete this…

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SWTOR Flashpoint Guide: The Esseles

Don’t forget to check out constantly growing list of guides for Star Wars: The old republic The Esseles is the very first Flashpoint for the Republic faction and you’ll enter it as soon as you leave the prologue planet. You’ll be asked to board the transport ship the Esseles headed for the capital of Coruscant. Players must be at least a level 10 before you are allowed to enter the transport. While you can go this instance alone, it’s more beneficial if you have at least two players and your companions. Going it alone can be difficult and you will miss the opportunity to fight a bonus boss. It also helps if both players have chosen their advanced class and if one of you is a healer. This is a story based Flashpoint so there’s many cutscenes and dialogue that will earn you social points and there are several bonus missions…

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SWTOR Cartel Market Items Guide and Overview

If you have yet to fully explore the Cartel Market, you might have some questions about what’s it in, how much it costs and if it’s worth it. While each player is different and what is worth it to one player can vary with another, it does pay to do a little research into what you can get. So here’s an overview guide of the items in the Cartel Market available for purchase. Don’t forget to check out constantly growing list of guides for Star Wars: The old republic Cartel Packs There are two types of cartel packs that you can purchase and they contain an assortment of the goods and crafting materials. In addition to these, you can receive some very rare bonus items that you can’t find anywhere else. Crime Lord’s Cartel Packs– for 360 CCs, you’re guaranteed to receive two rare bonus items and you have a chance…

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Flashpoint Guides: Kaon Under Siege

Don’t forget to check out constantly growing list of guides for Star Wars: The old republic The Flashpoint Kaon Under Siege was added to Star Wars: The Old Republic with Patch 1.1 and it’s one of the hardest in the game. It’s intended for players who are at least a level 50. It takes place on a Spaceshuttle where an infection broke out, which turned everyone into a creature that resembles a zombie. The infection was passed from one person to another until everyone was infected. The main difference between this instance and many of the others is that the mobs are much harder to kill and there are a lot of them in the beginning of the Flashpoint. First Boss: The Mobs Instead of going up against a boss, the first thing your group will encounter is a big mobs fight. The objective is to stay alive as you’re met…

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Flashpoint Guide: Battle of Ilum

Don’t forget to check out constantly growing list of guides for Star Wars: The old republic A Sith Lord has taken control over a very powerful Imperial Battle Station, moved it to the planet Ilum and declared himself the Emperor of a new, improved empire. He has attacked both the Imperial and Republic forces to claim the famous crystals found on this planet. He intends to use them to help wipe out the Republic and Empire from the galaxy. Your job is to infiltrate the base, find the Battle Station and put an end to his plan. The Battle of Ilum is open to both Factions as they join forces to stop this Sith Lord from taking over. Players need to be at least a level 50 to take part in this flashpoint and you’ll face 3 bosses and two mini-bosses. Mini-Boss: Gark the Indomitable Shortly after you begin the flashpoint,…

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Flashpoint Guide: The Colicoid War Game

Don’t forget to check out constantly growing list of guides for Star Wars: The old republic When you reach levels 37 to 41, you can take part in one of the most unique Flashpoints in the game called The Colicoid War Game. It’s not like any of the others because there is only one classic Boss fight at the end. However, you will go though three challenges to complete the instance and both the Empire and the Republic factions have access to this Flashpoint. First Challenge: The Colicoid Attack Waves During the first challenge, you’ll fight a large group of Colicoid warriors that will run towards you all at once. Your goal is to kill off the warriors as quickly as possible without taking on too much damage. The best defense may be to mount turrets, face the enemy and burn them down. The order you take them out could mean…

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Flashpoint Guide: The Black Talon

Don’t forget to check out constantly growing list of guides for Star Wars: The old republic The Black Talon is the first Empire flashpoint you’ll encounter and it has the longest dialogue chain of any instance in the game. Since this is your first flashpoint, you’ll find it to be very easy but after your character reaches level 50, you can return and run this instance again in Hard Mode for a real challenge. For the first run, you’ll need to find a partner that you can work well with because it requires at least two people. Shortly after entering this flashpoint, you’ll have to make a decision of whether to allow the captain and the general of the ship live or to kill them. If you kill them, you’ll receive 200 Dark Alignment points and if you let the live, you’ll receive 200 Light Alignment points. Black Talon has a…

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