SWTOR: Shadow of Revan
Early access for the Shadow of Revan expansion has arrived! Follow me on Twitch because I'll be streaming throughout the week. Here's an idea of what you can look forward to.
First, everybody needs to open up their skills and choose a specialization again. Next, you'll want to check the trainer to see if you need to buy anything that changed significantly.
Finish up by reading through Utilities and grabbing the ones you think will help you play the way you want. These can easily be changed so long as you're out of combat.
The site has been updated so Discipline overviews are part of the menu bar at the top of every page.
Train Crew Skills
New expansion, new crafting materials. Head over to the crew skills area to train then start up a quick mission so you can harvest from the new planets. Remember you can send out 6 companions on missions now.
If you play a spec with DoTs or lots of procs, take a few minutes to open the UI editor and decide what options you want to use for the new highlight feature.
Abilities buffed by procs and debuffs applied by you are now highlighted for easier tracking. The buff bar is also its own UI element and no longer attached to your player portrait. You can move it wherever you like.
You may have the Prelude to the Shadow of Revan quest available to you on your ship. This will take you through the three flashpoints that led up to the expansion in Solo mode. That's right - Flashpoints important to the storyline can be experienced by solo players.
After getting an odd holocall on your ship, you'll want to head to the pirate port on Rishi to investigate. This is a pretty lighthearted planet with various gangs and feathery natives to satisfy in the name of gaining experience towards level 60.
At some point during the main storyline, an opportunity to continue your class story pops up. Inquisitors speak to an old ally with some questions about how you'd like to handle the assets you acquired during your rise to power.
Rishi is the location of both new Flashpoints and The Ravagers Operation. Blood Hunt and the Battle of Rishi have Solo modes if you prefer to handle them that way.
The story heats up as you head to Yavin 4, a location absolutely steeped in the Dark Side of the Force. Massive temples are visible through thick forest including the Temple of Sacrifice Operation.
It becomes obvious that an alliance is necessary to handle threats Revan presents on Yavin - Empire and Republic share a landing zone.
Although the atmosphere is tense, the number of quests on Yavin is actually similar to Oricon. This will become a reputation daily hub once the initial push to level 60 is over. Enjoy discovering and attempting to thwart the Revanites' plans. If you've read "Revan" you'll probably be very hyped.