Big news! SWTOR Game Update 5.4 section will be released on August 22nd, a month after Game Update 5.3. What do you expect from the next new update? What new contents will be added? MmoGah will update the relating new contents of Patch 5.4 before release date, please pay your attention to SWTOR News. Now, let’s see what Keith said about the new game update.
He said that they were quite a few weeks away from publishing the next 90 day update for their SWTOR Roadmap. They solidified their content plan and released schedule, so he would include all those details in the update. But, as you know, they’re really trying to provide you with more insight than ever before, and he’d like to know what other information you’d want to see in the Roadmap. Obviously, he couldn’t promise to include everything, but would do his best to address a wide variety of your requests.
He also noted that Many of you read the SWTOR roadmap (http://www.swtor.com/info/news/news-article/20170531), and realized he had left you with an elusive “and more to come…” in the Game Update 5.4 section. He thought this would be a good time to let you know what would be in the next new update. Here was a few highlights of what you could expect: Crisis on Umbara - Their story would continue in a new Flashpoint coming on the planet of Umbara. This Flashpoint would launch with all 3 difficulties, Story, Veteran and Master. For Umbara’s Master Mode they were trying something new, and depending on how well it went, they might do something similar for all Master Mode Flashpoints. Specifically, a player would need to have an average gear rating of 242 to use Group Finder. They wouldn’t prevent pre-made groups from going in directly, but this would prevent under-geared players from slowing down your group. They’re adding a new average rating identifier on your character window which would be based on the items you had ‘equipped’.
Umbara Stronghold - This was the most unique stronghold yet, as you would be able to decorate your own moving train. You would need to complete the flashpoint a few times to gain access to the stronghold. Looked for more details about the Stronghold in an upcoming post.
Companion Customization - Senya Tirall could now have her weapons and armor customized. Also, Lana, Koth, and Senya’s hairstyles were available for purchase to customize your character.
Quality of Life - Companions could now be summoned while moving.
A new feature on the in-game Preference screen had been added for higher graphic settings to improve the realism of contrast and shadows.
Class balance - The following Disciplines were receiving changes (details would follow in the next few weeks):
Lethality / Ruffian
Concealment / Scrapper
Medicine / Sawbones
Fury / Concentration
Carnage / Combat
By the way, Season 8 would be coming to an end! They would post the full breakdown of rewards with screenshots in the coming weeks, the top rewards including a full weapon set and a new Ember Makrin Mount.
He also informed that they were making changes to daily and weekly mission rewards for PvP with the intent of substantially improving Unassembled Component gain for players who completed both Ranked and Unranked missions.
Back to the Roadmap update for a moment as he’d like to provide some guidelines about the feedback. Be concise and specific. Think how it would affect other players, fairness, progression, impact, to help them truly understand and weigh your thoughts against the entire plan/direction.
Keep in mind, their goal was to put them on a track of providing new and challenging multi-player content in this year, while addressing all the gameplay systems in SWTOR. It did mean spreading content out over the year, but he still believed having access to content sooner was more desirable than having to wait a year to get it all at once.
There are about a month before Game Update 5.4, and MmoGah wants to remind you to make preparation well, like mastering new update contents, paying attention to changing contents, leveling up your characters, grinding and saving enough swtor gold. The first two points you need carefully read by yourselves. As for leveling and swtor gold, if you do not have time, you can buy just buy them from professional website.