Preferred players are capped at 14 active slots instead of the 16 you have now, so you can lose 2 slots you paid for, which has happened on many players. Here, MmoGah will introduce the new Level 60 character in detail, then you will totally understand the situation.
limit – If you are at 22 character limit and you
create a new L60 character, it will
add a new slot for you up to a cap of 40-50
character per server. If you don’t want to make new L60 characters you can
buy more character slots.
Gear: New L60 characters will get legacy bound
188 blue gear that you can transfer to other characters if you like the
– All the main stat has been consolidated into Mastery. Crit is now all one
stat (critical rating and surge are now one stat).
Mode – Tutorial mode means you won’t have
access to all the abilities and they will show up as you progress in Chapter 1.
You can turn off this tutorial mode immediately. It is more meant for new
players to avoid overwhelming them with all the abilities.
window – You get a new utility point and an
additional utility in the heroic tier.
you need to complete before KotFE: You
don’t need to complete anything before Fallen Empire (i.e. no SOR, RoTHC class
story etc). However, once you start KotFE you cannot go back and complete them
again. This only applies to story missions, you can still do the side quests
skills on new L60: New characters get all the
previous companions and crew skill auto L500. You will get appropriate crew
skills for your class (i.e. bounty hunter get armormech, scavenging, and
You can still customize the appearance of your companions. Their stats are
influenced by your level and your influence with that companion. You can change
their role selection to damage, tank, heals etc out of combat. Companion gear
you farmed from Yavin will be made legacy and can be used for players (except
All in all, the changes of new Level 60 first
gives the average preferred player a lot of available character space,
especially up from 2 for a regular F2P character, which adds perceived value;
second entices more hardcore or completionist players of the preferred-type to
sub up so that they have access to additional character slots to "finish
their collection" as it were, in order to create additional sales.
Therefore, the new Level 60 characters are really worthwhile for SWTOR players to
play, please hurry up to subscribe it with SWTOR Gold/Credits.