After this week’s exciting news about the first SWTOR expansion headed our way in Spring 2013, the official forums were abuzz yesterday with questions, concerns, and a fair bit of fun speculation. Allison Berryman took the time to respond to various threads, adding a bit of developer insight on matters such as the lore and content awaiting players on Makeb, the method that new gear and stats will be introduced in Rise of the Hutt Cartel, and how many new class skills we’ll be seeing.
First, some hints as to how gear progression will work:
Originally posted by AllisonBerryman (Source)
Hi everyone! 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. You’ll hear more about RotHC as we approach its launch, and we’ll continue to answer questions and provide more details!
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