Fallen Empire

SWTOR Conquest Changes in Fallen Empire

The removal of Nightmare Eternity Vault and Karagga’s Palace, isn’t the only news BioWare have for us today.  Players can expect some conquest changes in the upcoming expansion. Conquest Changes in Fallen Empire | 09.08.2015, 04:32 PM Hey folks, In Fallen Empire we will be making changes to Conquests so I wanted to let you know about what is being adjusted. One thing that we noticed in looking at Conquests is that not as many players as we would hope are completing their personal targets. We feel this may be because the targets are too high, requiring more time to complete than many players may have available. Because of this we are adjusting the target points for rewards in some Conquests: All Conquests which previously required 35,000 target points have had that target number reduced to 20,000. Titans of Industry will remain at 25,000 target points. Total Galactic War will remain…

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SWTOR: EV and KP Nightmare Removal in Fallen Empire

BioWare is removing Nightmare Eternity Vault and Karagga’s Palace  with the launch of  Knights of the Fallen Empire: EV and KP Nightmare Removal in Fallen Empire | 09.08.2015, 04:24 PM Hey folks, Around launch when we implemented the Nightmare versions of Eternity Vault and Karagga’s Palace, they were not quite the same as the Nightmare modes you are used to now. Basically, those old Nightmare ops were simply the same Operations with more health, that did more damage. With the changes we are making in Fallen Empire, all Operations will now be at max level, this means the differences between Hard and Nightmare EV and KP, just don’t stack up against the difficulty differences found in other Operations. Because of this, we are going to be removing Nightmare Mode Eternity Vault and Karagga’s Palace from the game with the launch of Fallen Empire. This will raise a couple of questions…

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SWTOR 4.0 Knight and Warrior Changes (Video Overview by Vulkk)

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Video Overview and Analysis of Knight & Warrior Changes by Vulkk Bioware finally began releasing information about class changes in the next upcoming digital expansion Knights of the Fallen Empire. It’s scheduled for the end of October. In the embedded videos below you will learn more about the changes for Patch 4.0. In the Marauder and Sentinel video there is a slight note of personal opinion. This is my main class and I am 100% familiar and proficient with it. Knowing all current abilities and the state of the class, now and stretching way back to the pre-launch times of the game, does help a bit 🙂 Enjoy and don’t forget to leave a comment with your personal opinion for your favorite advanced class and discipline.

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Game Update 4.0 Class Changes: Jedi Knight + Sith Warrior

BioWare posted a new developer blog for SWTOR highlighting the changes for Jedi Knight and Sith Warrior coming in game update 2.4:Knights of the Fallen Empire. Game Update 4.0 Class Changes: Jedi Knight + Sith Warrior 09.04.2015 Hi everyone! Thanks for reading our first installment of Class Change blogs that we will be releasing leading up to the release of Knights of the Fallen Empire. This week, we are going to talk about the quintessential Star Wars™ champions: Jedi Knights and Sith Warriors. In Game Update 4.0, we wanted to increase the mobility of these formidable combatants in order to allow them to realize their full potential on the battle field, and to make them more difficult to kite. The new Knight/Warrior ability – Blade Blitz/Mad Dash – emphasizes this design intention, and Knight/Warrior players will find that they have an easier time staying on target while in combat. Below…

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SWTOR Class missions will not be removed or altered with KoTFE

  Eric Musco just clarified that you don’t have to worry about class missions from level 1-50 They won’t change with Knights of the fallen empire Class missions removed/altered? | 09.03.2015, 03:10 PM Quote: Originally Posted by Sigiles First off, forgive me if this is a stupid question. Will the class stories, planetary storylines and side missions be removed or altered for the KotFE expansion? I was under the assumption that it will all remain the same until you hit 60 and start the KotFE content, in which you will be “moved” to another instance, sort of.. Say I start a Trooper after the launch of KotFE.. Will that Trooper go through the Trooper storyline that has always been there since launch? Again, forgive me if this is a stupid question.. But I heard something that worried me… Hey Sigiles, If you start a brand new level 1 character, you…

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SWTOR Sith Warrior Class Story Summary

Together with the Jedi Knight Class story summary, BioWare also released the Sith Warrior Class Story. Check it out: 09.03.2015 Path of Destruction What you are about to read is an excerpt from the official Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ Encyclopedia. It will describe an overview of all 3 Acts of the Sith Warrior Class story. Although we try to avoid them wherever possible, this excerpt will contain spoilers. Please read at your own risk… Prologue As peace crumbles between the Empire and Republic, mighty new Sith are needed to lead the charge in the coming war. One such Force-sensitive is fated to rise rapidly to power and become one of the most powerful Sith in the galaxy. Under the instruction of Overseer Tremel, this privileged acolyte begins an accelerated training regimen in the Sith Academy of Korriban. The acolyte conquers the Sith trials, dominates the other students, and displays…

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SWTOR Knight Story Summary

BioWare  have just published the first class story summary in preparation for KotFE. 09.03.2015 To Battle With Darkness What you are about to read is an excerpt from the official Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ Encyclopedia. It will describe an overview of all 3 Acts of the Jedi Knight Class story. Although we try to avoid them wherever possible, this excerpt will contain spoilers. Please read at your own risk… Prologue One of the strongest Padawans the Jedi have seen for generations races into peril when a surprise attack by savage native warriors nearly devastates the Order on Tython. Surviving a fierce battle against these monstrous enemies and saving numerous students, the Padawan receives a challenging new teacher from the High Council: iconoclastic war hero Master Orgus Din. Together, they hunt a mysterious foe who has targeted the Jedi for extermination. The Padawan and Master Orgus form an uneasy alliance with…

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SWTOR will be releasing three Class related blogs each week for the next 4 weeks

The SWTOR developers over at BioWare, will be releasing three class related blogs for Knights of the Fallen Empire each week, for the next four weeks. Hey folks! I know there are some questions about when you are gonna have some new Fallen Empire information, so here are some scheduling tidbits on what you can expect. Our plan right now is that starting this week, over the next four weeks, we will be releasing three Class related blogs each week. One blog, will cover the Class changes which the mirrors are receiving. The other two blogs will be a full recap of those Classes stories, told from the SWTOR Encyclopedia. So, for this week you will be getting: The Class changes coming to Knights and Warriors* A recap of the Sith Warrior story.* A recap of the Jedi Knight story.* *The schedule this week will be a little different from the…

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SWTOR Livestream Companion Wrap-up

Have any questions on companions in Star Wars: Knights of the fallen empire? Ask them now, on the official forums, and BioWare will answer: August Livestream Wrap-up | 08.27.2015, 02:30 PM Quote: Originally Posted by Excise Good stream. Question #1: Without naming specific companions (we’ll use Companion Bob), did I understand the stream correctly and that the below is a possibility: Companion Bob was a classic Companion. In KotFE, Companion Bob does not return story-wise. Despite that, I can still summon Companion Bob for adventuring purposes. Is the above understanding correct? Question #2: Will any new companions have conversation quests? Question #3: Will any old companions have new conversation quests? Question #1 – That understanding is correct. Question #2/3 – Are you specifically talking like “in your cantina or on your ship” type conversations? Or just dialog directly with that Companion? August Livestream Wrap-up | 08.27.2015, 02:31 PM Quote: Originally…

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Top 3 Reasons to play KotFE – The Vulkk Edition

New Level Cap During the upcoming spring, players will be able to advance their characters from level 60 to level 65. We know that this isn’t much but it’s absolutely better than nothing at all. The game is going to be letting players go to more new places than ever before. The new 5 levels means that there will be alterations in our abilities, also a new utility point and most likely another shuffle within the DR system will happen. Each time that the level cap goes up, the end-game gear either becomes obsolete or is barely an entry level for the new end-game content. By doing this, it levels out the playing field for both the experienced player and the new ones. New Outfits and Clothing Designs Because of the lack of new endgame production at launch that is actually worthy for the launch of an expansion, the more…

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New SWTOR: Knights of the Fallen Empire gameplay Trailer

During Gamecon 2015, EA unveiled a new gameplay trailer for Star Wars: The Old Republic’s upcoming expansion, Knights of the Fallen Empire. The video doesn’t show too much about what to expect with the new expansion, but it seems like it will feature moral decisionmaking. When the expansion goes live, you will be able to continue on your existing character, or you can create a brand new one that starts at level 60, thereby skip all old. Either way, you’ll take on the role of The Outlander. Check out the trailer below:

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SWTOR Fallen Empire story chapter length and new content

A new video that was published by Lady Insanity shows many details about chapter length, unspecified new content, and romance choices that has been revealed from BioWare. Some of the key points in the video are: Chapter 1 will be the tutorial chapter and many of the abilities will be locked. However, you can unlock abilities as you progress through the game. All subscribers will receive the free level 60 character and it will have plenty of gear to kill enemies in Chapter 1 but you won’t receive any credits. All of the chapters will be at least 1 hour long altogether. This includes cut scenes, choice wheels, and conversations. Some of the chapters will actually be longer than this. Romance in the game can get complicated if you decide to cheat on your loved one. Other characters in the game can find out if you have been romancing another…

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EA’s Fallen Empire Preview with Creative Director Jesse Sky

EA posted a snippet on the official EA site, of a preview with Creative Director  on Star Wars: The old Republic Jesse Sky, on the upcoming Fallen Empire expansion coming in October. BioWare goes back to its roots for: Knights of the Fallen Empire What goes into crafting the new expansion for Star Wars: The Old Republic – Knights of the Fallen Empire? Creative director Jesse Sky takes things back to the beginning. Back to basics Last year, I decided to re-watch The Empire Strikes Back® and write down everything that shocked the audience back in its original theatrical run. It’s a very long list. That film packs a real emotional punch—it’s full of twists, betrayals and revelations the entire way through. I’ve wanted to tell a Star Wars™ story like that ever since the first time I saw it. When we began conceptualizing Knights of the Fallen Empire, the story…

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Could There Be Another CGI Trailer for the Expansion?

We all know there was a great deal of hype about the new expansion and the trailer for it when it was revealed (and even when some info was leaked early). So a big question now is: will there be another CGI trailer? There are some fans who definitely think there might be. With all the efforts and marketing budgets they have dumped into marketing KotFE so far, there is a very good chance we might see a second trailer. This is the kind of thing that would surprise a lot of fans and definitely continue to fuel the hype train about the new expansion. What are some subtle signs there could be another trailer coming soon? Well, it’s all speculation of course, but the only characters who had artwork in the Fallen Empire page were the ones in the new trailer. Maybe this is a sign they have some…

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SWKOTFE to Launch with First 9 Episodic Chapters of Story

The official launch date for Knights of the Fallen Empire is October 27, 2015. From that date on, you can begin enjoying all the new expansion for SWTOR has to offer, which will include the first 9 episodic chapters of story. All features will be available at the start of Early Access on October 20, 2015. Are you looking to get pre-launch reward items? If you have an active subscription from July 31 through October 19, 2015, you will receive your Pre-Launch Reward items via in-game mail at the start of Early Access on October 20, 2015. If you are not eligible for Early Access, you will receive your rewards via in-game mail on October 27, 2015. You can get the Epic Story XP Boost automatically as an active subscriber. The boost expires October 19, 2015. Can I still get Knights of the Fallen Empire if I don’t have Rise of the Hutt…

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Secrets of The Old Republic Extended Trailer – Rewind Theater

The team behind Knights of the Fallen Empire tell us all about the new game. What do you think? This five minute video from IGN will tell you more about The Sacrifice: Cinematic trailer for the new expansion in SWTOR. Starting October 27th, you’re going to have a lot to enjoy while you wait for the movie to come out. In this extended trailer, you hear right from the team members themselves who these characters are and what the trailer has shown us about the new expansion. It basically tells you right where you will step into the storyline with your new character or existing character in Knights of the Fallen Empire. They reveal some cool new stuff like new lightsaber skins, new gear, new planets and more. You’re going to see all the things you expect from a “Bioware RPG”, a higher level cap and more. There is really…

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One Free Level 60 for SWTOR Knights of Fallen Empire

Eric Musco explains what it means to start at level 60 for Knights of the Fallen Empire expansion: Start at Level 60 in Fallen Empire | 06.17.2015, 03:47 PM Hey folks, I have seen a few questions around how the “Start at Level 60” will work that comes with Fallen Empire. I want to start by saying that we will be releasing a blog when we get a bit closer to launch that describes all of the nitty gritty details and walks you through everything. But for now I wanted to cover a bit about how it works and address some of the things I have been seeing. As a subscriber, when you get Fallen Empire you will receive one free level 60 character. This character must be a new character, you cannot “boost” an existing character up to 60. Beyond that first one which is included free with KOTFE,…

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Knights of the Fallen Empire FAQ

With the exciting announcement of the upcoming expansion, Knights of the Fallen Empire, there are many questions arising from fans. Bioware has taken the time to compile a Q&A in their Help Center of the most common questions. If you haven’t yet, you might want to give it a read, especially if you are wondering about things yourself. 1. What is the launch date for Knights of the Fallen Empire? The official launch date for Knights of the Fallen Empire is October 27, 2015. Players who have been a subscriber from July 31 through October 19, 2015 gain Early Access beginning October 20, 2015, one week before the official launch date. 2.  What features will be available during Early Access? All features will be available at the start of Early Access on October 20, 2015. 3.  How do I obtain my Knights of the Fallen Empire Pre-Launch Reward items? If…

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There is no No Cross Faction or Third Playable Faction in Knights of the Fallen Empire

Apparently a lot of us got the wrong idea… According to Eric Musco, SWTOR Knights of the Fallen Empire will not feature a third playable faction, nor will it feature cross faction activities. Check it out: So then BioWare….. | 06.17.2015, 01:35 PM Originally Posted by Transcendent … you intend to introduce a new faction with the expansion. Will we be able to create a new character aligned to this new faction? Will we see the introduction of 4 new classes to level up and play, with a whole new set of “mirror” abilities, companions etc? I’m curious. The new Faction is not playable, but a new Faction within the story. -eric So then BioWare….. | 06.17.2015, 03:00 PM Originally Posted by MorgenBlue Can you clarify if the player factions will be merged? Will pubs and imps be able to play together in warzones, ops, chat, guilds ect..? Good question! Factions…

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SWTOR KotFE Story and Companions

Lead Writer on Star Wars: The old Republic, Charles Boyd took on the forums, expanding a bit on the story and companions for the upcomming expansion Knights of the Fallen Empire. Check it out below: KOTFE Story and Companions | 06.17.2015, 07:08 PM Hey folks! Seeing all of the discussion around our Knights of the Fallen Empire announcement has been awesome! It means a lot to the writing team to see how much y’all care about the details of the story and characters of SWTOR, and all of the insightful questions and debates that flow from that. I’m here to hopefully shed a bit of light on a few of the most common questions I’ve seen. Up front, I think the best answer I can give to any story question is that it’s always best to wait and see how the story itself will answer it. I personally just hate giving out…

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