So if you usually do not check out the Dev Tracker, I’d recommend doing so 😛
Lately, there’s been lots of interesting tidbits about Makeb and things to come like more on the story of it.
On Talent Trees:
We know you’re all very interested to hear about how the new level cap is going to affect your class, and I wanted to share a little information about the upcoming changes with you. As part of the new content, every skill tree will be expanding and you can expect significant updates. Players will earn a new skill point with each level, and new skills will be available in each skill tree. Additionally, a new active ability will be introduced for each Advanced Class. We’ll have more details about many aspects of Rise of the Hutt Cartel as we approach launch, so keep your eyes on the website and dev tracker!
Part of me is excited and part of me not so much 😛 I wonder what the skill will be… and then I’d have to make room on my bars and yeah @-@ Just lots to do. Though, if I could add points to my existing skills (in case the new one sucks, I see no need for it, or just have some to spare), I’d probably just put another point in Preservation. Other possibilities (though, unlikely) are Egress (although, I’d only see this helpful in PVP), Jedi Resistance, and maybe some of the Force Lift quickness…. I guess we’ll just have to see though. Although, I’m mostly worried about how to organize my bars. And I feel like I may need to save my tree just in case.
For people worried about gear:
! While we can’t address every concern raised in this thread right now, we can reassure you that the gear you’ve obtained in our current endgame will continue to be relevant after the expansion is released, and it will provide a great bootstrap into the higher-level content offered by Rise of the Hutt Cartel. You won’t be replacing your Dread Guard gear with gear you pick up as you level, and thanks to improvements in the way item power is calculated, we won’t be handing out any entry-level gear at the new level cap.
To be honest, I’m more wondering how things may scale, if they scale at all. Will HM Flash Points and current Operations still be 50? Honestly, I’d prefer it that way (and it’d probably be more fair to people who haven’t hit 50 yet), but I’m sure a lot of people will complain about that… still, it’d make Vanity Item questing less torturous. Stupid drop rates.
On what Makeb has to offer:
To give you all a better idea of Makeb’s scope, it’s a planet of equal size to our larger planets and it contains a variety of areas – sprawling mesas, underground caverns, garden estates, and more. It introduces faction-specific storylines, new Heroic missions and bosses, repeatable mission series, and new Datacrons! The 5 new levels will occupy players for a fair amount of time, and there’s plenty of content to get you there (including a lot of stuff tucked away for the explorers out there). Keep in mind that this announcement is just the start – as we approach Makeb’s launch, you’ll see more details about the content coming with Rise of the Hutt Cartel!
OMGNEWDATACRONSYAY. DATACRONS 😀 DATACRONS. YAY FOR MORE DATACRONS. Oh and story and stuff :3 and probably new codexes~ And Garden Estates sound pretty.
Especially if I can have one.
Regardless, if I wasn’t excited before, I am even more so now <3 Just hope more information (and a specific date) comes out soon. I WILL BE UP IMMEDIATELY THAT MORNING TO GET IN AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE 😀 SO EXCITED OMG.