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What to do next~

So, with completing my final pet goal (until the Cartel Market is officially out… I wouldn’t be surprised if it was like the first week of November to be honest), it’s a matter of what to do next… Looking through one of my older lists, I decided to go purchase those Consular’s Exalted Gloves and Boots already! So yes, that is FINALLY done.

That leaves two things on the Priority list. Saving up for speeders where I need to aim for like 3.5 million and the Czerka Crate-o-Matic which involves farming Corellia Commendations.

I’m not sure which will be more painful to earn, but I suppose I should get started. The more goals I can finish before Free to Play, the better.

Why, you ask? Because, the next update brings a lot:
1. HK-51 (who, besides getting, I need to get to 10K ASAP so lots of Companion Gifts needed X_x)
2. A whole new area of dailies.
3. Cartel Market – Need to get lots of pets and mounts, not to mention update the pet guides and getting a complete list is going to suck and I’m stressing just thinking about it, plus other stuff I may like.
4. Possibly setting up new Quick Bars and thus, updating my UI.

And who knows what else. Not to mention we know they are planning an Anniversary Event (and apparently a Life Day event too) so there’s just a lot upcoming and the less I have at once, the better.

Thankfully, Prongs said he’d help me out with HK-51 and then just need to get 3 people to try out the new dailies which will probably be Prongs, Anlorn, and my boyfriend but they don’t know it yet and hopefully that part will be good. Just…so much to do.

…I stress too much 🙁 I know.

Free to Play Trailer!

So, on the website, a trailer was released for Free to Play!

Some highlights:



I remember it being shown in a datadump some firework items… I wonder if they will be sold or something to celebrate. May be a Cartel Market item…speaking of which…


Breaking it down:
-Ignoring that the prices are totally marked out… The Carbonite Chamber returns! For those who may be unable to read what it says under it: “Impress your friends by encasing yourself in carbonite! Encase your character in Carbonite while using this effect. This Carbonite Chamber will rapidly heal your character while out of combat.”
-I have circled pets because pets. There is no other reason needed but pets. The Monkey Lizard that was already confirmed is there, however, it seems that there is one other with it. I would guess either a Wraid, Horranth, or Blurrg but I am unsure.
-New speeder! The Longspur Sportster
-It does look like the Cartel Packs are just packs of certain items and not cruel random boxes. The Monkey Lizard is part of the “Crime Lord’s Cartel Pack”. I sure hope the items can be sold/traded or they can be bought separately as I just want the Monkey Lizard.

And while I did not take a screenshot, the Holographic Rancor was also shown so yes, both of the other Fan Favorite voting participants will be available–just not given for free.

so yay~

1.4.2 Patch + Lost Island

To be honest, I’m not completely sure what took so long with this patch (I think it’s a lot of preparations for Free to Play), but it’s nice to see so many bug fixes!

However, what really excited me were the Cartel Coin stuff. You can’t see anything yet, but you can now see how many you currently have that you will get when Free to Play happens. Right now, I have 2400 2600 and considering one of the first things they stated for it are “must-have pets”…I just hope I will be ready for them.

In the meantime, I was dragged to a Lost Island HM run…not used to the new white circles before the blue ones for the robot boss, but it went okay. And now being dragged through EV story mode, but I don’t think I’ll be able to finish it, to be honest… It’s going…interestingly I suppose…but not really in a good way 😐


So, I am home and now reading over the Q&A (Yay for transcripts. I shall definitely watch after). To be honest, I’m super sad that I didn’t get to watch live 🙁 Regardless, yay for new information! If only it was longer.

BUT YES, ONTO THOUGHTS. I won’t comment on everything and mostly just highlight what I am excited about…but yeah XD

-Confirmed that Free to Play is coming in November.
-Some early gear sets. Also some experience boosts separate from legacy.
-New daily questing area coming soon~ (And we already knew about the Hypergates and stuff)
-Paid transfers are coming.
-” In a future update when we release Mekab there will be continuation of where the story left off.” yeeeeeeeeees.
-“you will see that a couple weeks before we launch the FTP option players can go into the PTS and our intent is for anybody that logs into PTS to get some Cartel Coins that they can play with only on PTS – those don’t xfer to the live game! We will have items for sale on PTS that people can go in, make purchase and give us feedback.” more yeeeeeeees. As for why this would excite me, it’d be nice to see stuff I’m going to want in the main game along with learning prices of things like…oh…I don’t know… PETS.
-Looks like the 350 BH Commendation Implants may be a mistake and not actually coming out immediately: “The side effect of PTS is that occasionally items that are not intended for live made it up there and unfortunately that specific item was the case of that. So that item in particular is going to be removed, reviewed, and hopefully a better version will come out in a future update.”
-While HK-51 will be out by the end of the year, Cathar may take somewhat longer: “Cathar and HK-51 are both in the works. HK-51 I am confident that you will see before the end of the year. Cathar have no definite timeframe at this point but we intend to introduce them as the first species in SWTOR.”
-Mounts and Pets for the Cartel Shop! Also some gear sets, but will have no impact on endgame. Sounds interesting: “The gear you will find will be interesting to everyone because it is not going to be restricted by class or by faction and all moddable”
-“We also have a really cool thing called Cartel packs. Cartel packs you buy give you a random assortment of really cool items and a chance to get some of the cooler items that maybe in the game (not powerful, but very cool – they going to make you look AMAZING!)” I just hope it’s just a pack of various items over some kind of random item box.
-Nightmare EC and Nightmare TfB will have various differences besides just being harder.
-Whether the XP Boosts and Rocket Boots will be overlaps of the legacy system or just alternate ways to purchase currently unknown as they couldn’t say.
-Cathar can be purchased with Cartel Coins (as well as credits I think? Wording is kind of odd). More may be available to as well over using credits.
-Hood toggle option still coming.
-More content for smaller groups of players coming.

There wasn’t really anything else in particular. Wish they answered some of the stuff I was really wondering about 🙁

Free to Play Feature updates :3

So, I was going through the Dev Tracker and stumbled upon a response to this thread. As I upgraded from the Digital Deluxe to Collector’s Edition a while back, it seems I will be getting an extra 250 cartel coins! Yay!

02.07.2012 Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ Collector’s Edition
12.16.2011 Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ Digital Deluxe Edition

Besides that…the Fan Favorite Reward (and thus, the winner) is… THE PARTY JAWA! WOO!

For those wondering, it says “!!Utinni!!” in Aurebesh~