Monday, September 15, 2014

SWTOR Expansion Expectations

Last week, I wrote about my unreasonable expectations for SWTOR's upcoming expansion.  This time, I am going to cover what I am actually expecting.  I still hope and dream for more classes but that is just not likely.  So what do I think we can expect?

Level cap increase.  They have come out and said there will be a level bump.  This will most likely be to 60.  I'm not a huge fan, but I don't mind the SWTOR leveling experience.

New Planet.  Like the Rise of the Hutt Cartel, we will get a new planet to explore.  Maybe even more than one, although with only 5 levels to go through I'm not sure there will be room for more than one.  New places to look at are always welcome.

New Storyline.  We know Revan and the Revanites are back and will be the focus of the upcoming expansion.  Since they are enemies to both the Republic and Empire, we will likely just have one story line with some factional flavor.  I'd much prefer class stories, but it should still be good.

New Abilities.  I'd expect each class to get something new and interesting as we will be getting 5 more skill points.  Those skill trees might start to get unwieldy though, so who knows what BioWare has planned.

New Operation.  From the Pax Prime Cantina we know that they are currently working on a new Operation.  It'll likely be the first of a few which will be released over 3.0's patch cycle.

New Race.  They brought in the Cathar for RotHC, so they might do that again.  I'd expect Nautolan's or another popular race.  Like the Cathar, I'd think they would be in the Cartel Market.

Overall, I expect something very similar to Rise of the Hutt Cartel.  BioWare has been quite busy introducing Galactic Starfighter and Galactic Strongholds.  Considering the expansion is due this year still,  I just don't foresee anything too impressive.  I'd love to be proven wrong though.