SWTOR: 5 Things You Need to Know about Rise of the Hutt Cartel
I’ve found a few interesting things worth mentioning while reading about update 2.0 Scum and Villainy. Keep these in mind as you make your preparations for Rise of the Hutt Cartel.
This expansion is now free with a subscription. You will still retain the expansion if you unsubscribe.
Color Crystals Remain Unchanged
The +41 color crystals will continue to be the best available. According to a dev post, they will not be introducing a new tier in the Rise of the Hutt Cartel expansion. This means you’ll get to keep what you have now. If you haven’t invested in one yet, pick one up. The color crystals from the Cartel Market can be used starting at level 10. That’s a lot of use if you drop it on a lowbie alt!
Class Mission Experience
The new Makeb content does not count as class mission XP. This means that your Legacy Class Mission unlocks will not work. This also means any Class Mission XP boosts will not work either. So save your Cartel Coins and credits. I find this a little odd to go into the first expansion and not make use of the hallowed Legacy system.
Scum And Villainy
The actual 2.0 Patch goes live on April 9th, 2013. The pre-order head start also begins on April 9th. The Rise of the Hutt Cartel expansion goes live on April 14th. Keep these dates in mind when making preparations for the expansion.
Commendations Are A Changin’
Most commendations, anyway. The warzone commendation system will not changed. The same limits and conversion rates will apply. The Planetary Commendations will convert on the 9th. There are new caps, but there will be a one time ‘over-flow’ extension when the 2.0 Patch goes live.
- Planetary Commendations – Unlimited Weekly; 50 Maximum
- Classic Commendations – 200 Weekly; 400 Maximum
- Basic Commendations – 300 Weekly; 600 Maximum
- Elite Commendations – 200 Weekly; 400 Maximum
- Ultimate Commendations – 150 Weekly; 300 Maximum
Commendation Conversion rates will be as follows:
- Tionese Commendations – 6:1
- Columi Commendations – 4:1
- Daily Commendations – 4:1
- Black Hole Commendations – 1:1
Legacy Achievement System
The new Legacy Achievement system will be account wide. THANK GOODNESS.