With patch 1.2 looming in the horizon for rabid Star Wars: The Old Republic players, there is a lot of new content and changes to existing content. One aspect that players always focus on with major updates is equipment. What new items will players long to possess and what already in-game items will change that will affect players' bank accounts? To that end, Swtorhub.com looks at the top five valuable items in patch 1.2 for The Old Republic.
As always, I must note that this list is totally subjective and that each player's top five items will vary depending upon their playstyle and game experience. For the purposes of this article, I am looking at five really good equipment items that most players will want to have to make their character more bad-ass or easier to play within the game. Another important criteria is price as that the best things in-game tend to be the most expensive. Now let us examine what's coming down the pipe with patch 1.2.
Everyone loves speeders because they allow players to move more quickly from area to area. Speeders are the first real big purchase for players and having one sure beats walking from place to place. This is the reason why I rank speeders number one in our list of top five items in patch 1.2 as that there's a big change coming. Currently, the price of learning to use speeders is very expensive as are the speeders themselves. In patch 1.2, the cost of learning to use a speeder is dropped significantly, but the cost of speeders has risen dramatically. The high-end (level 50) speeders will become incredibly expensive. As shown in the image below, speeders that cost 55,000 credits will now run at least 150,000 credits! The Praxon Strato goes from 99,000 credits to 300,000. So overall, players can expect a roughly three times increase in price for speeders, so you better start saving those credits or plan to rob a few Hutt crime lords to finance your speeder purchase.
Our second top five item is the new end-game PvE armor sets, Black Hole and Campaign. These two new armor sets can be purchased with the use of black hole commendations (for Black Hole armor) or campaign tokens (for Campaign armor). Black hole commendations are earned in Karagga's Palace on nightmare difficulty, while the campaign tokens are dropped in the new operation, Explosive Conflict, on hard mode. The Campaign armor pieces require one specific token to get, and the Black Hole armor pieces can cost anywhere from 30 to 60 black hole commendations. As you can see, players will have to really earn this gear if they want to use it. The vendors for these armor sets will be found where the vendors for the Tionese, Columi, and Rakata gear are found.
Our third item in our top five list for The Old Republic's patch 1.2 is legacy armor. These armor sets can give a nice leg up to your alts and can be found on the capital planet of each faction. Overall, there are four sets of legacy armor and they vary by character level and legacy level. The four sets are legacy armor are:
You can purchase the yellow sets of armor with construction kits that you get from world drops. To buy the orange sets of armor, you'll need to lay out some serious credits. Players will shell out from 75,000 to 250,000 credits for individual pieces. The orange sets are only templates, so players will need to add the various additions such as mods and enhancements. Players can also pick up yellow set weapons and shields.
Players who love to do a lot of PvP in The Old Republic will have a new set of gear to get their grubby little hands on, and this new armor takes the fourth spot in our top five list for patch 1.2. The new War Hero set will be found where PvP armor is sold. While there are numerous sets of War Hero armor for each class, there are two distinct types for each: ranked and unranked. You purchase unranked gear with ranked warzone commendations. For ranked gear, players will need to spend ranked warzone commendations and have certain PvP ratings. Only armor pieces have ranked versions. Weapons, implants, and ear pieces do not have ranked versions. Hardcore PvP players will not only have to accumulate a ton of commendations, but if they want the ranked gear, they'll have to maintain a minimum rating.
The fifth and final entry on our top five list of items in patch 1.2 for The Old Republic are the new legacy ship upgrades. If you're like me, you spend a lot of time on your ship. (It's where I like to log out from.) With the legacy system coming into play with patch 1.2, there are some very nice, and expensive, ship upgrades to make your life easier while onboard your ship. These upgrades require both a minimum legacy level and some serious coin to purchase. The good news is that once you buy an upgrade, it'll appear on all your characters' ships. The new legacy ship upgrades are:
As you can see, these legacy ship upgrades add some great functionality to your ship, but it will cost you a pretty penny. Ok, not necessarily a penny, but a whole boatload of credits.
There you have it, my friends, my top five most valuable items coming our way in patch 1.2 for The Old Republic. While I didn't concentrate on specific items, these item sets will be extremely desirable for players to own. However, acquiring such items will require a lot of effort and a great deal of credits. Better start saving your money now!