It has been more than a week since SWTOR Patch 5.3 was online, and MmoGah (No.1 SWTOR Gold Selling Website in Google) guesses all swtor players have encountered the new twin-sister boss named Aivela and Esne. As the latest addition to the Gods of the Machine Operation in the Patch 5.3 Game Update, the twins offer a totally new challenge. Even though the twin-sister droids look similar, they each have different strengths that cover the other’s weaknesses. Enemies on the battlefield are forced to change tactics on the fly or suffer a quick defeat.
If players want to challenge the sisters, they will need to have reached the max level of 70 and have already defeated the God of Rage, Tyth. After this, they will be able to band together in a team of 8 or 16 allies, and once again defend the Galaxy!
Preparing for an Operation
For swtor players, Operations involve some of the most difficult challenges in SWTOR. However Aivela and Esne are the newest threat, and there are plenty of other exciting Operations with their own unique challenges. For those players who have never joined in an Operation before, here are some tips MmoGah saw from the official website to consider:
Reach Character Level 50 or above - You’ll be able to join some Operations after reaching level 50 at first, higher levels and more Operations. Players use an Outlander Character Token to create a Level 60 or 65 character immediately, if they want to start out with a high-level character right away. Premium players (Subscribers) receive one free Outlander Character Token, and additional tokens can be purchased in the Cartel Market.
Choose Your Class Role - Operations will require a balance of Healers, Damage Dealers, and Tanks to survive! Players need to understand your Discipline and how it contributes to the group, because the role you choose will play a major part of how you contribute to the group.
Get Geared Up - You want to keep in mind the quality of your gear, like your level. The gear rating tells you the overall quality of the item. Different gear will help to boost your performance in each Class Role as well, such as a Tank’d like to find gear that boosts their endurance so that they are able to take more damage than their base level allows.
Consider the Difficulty Level – For all Operations, there are at least 2 difficulty levels, Story Mode and Veteran Mode, with some including an even more difficult Master Mode. If it’s your first time to start Operation or if it’s been awhile, you are recommended to start with Story Mode before diving into the more difficult modes. Certain Operations are also easier than others, with Eternity Vault and Karagga’s Palace generally being the best for new Operation players.
Rally Your Team - You’ll start an Operation with a team of at least 8 other players, because they are too dangerous to attempt alone. The in-game mini-map Group Finder tool is a good way to find others attempting an Operation. If you are level 70, you can also queue up for an Operation through the Galactic Command interface by pressing CTRL+G by default, or by clicking on the Galactic Command icon which is located at the top of your screen. For some of the harder Operations you’ll need a group that you communicate well with, because joining a Guild is a great way to meet and get to know other players!
Teamwork and Strategy - Operations also require sound strategy and problem solving, besides your character being at the appropriate character level, having high quality gear and joining with other players,. Different enemies have different abilities and attacks that can change the course of battle, and determining the best way to deal with these will play a large role in determining your success.
In addition to various puzzles, different “Phases” will be replaced by boss fights. Essentially the boss’s attacks and strategies will change drastically during battle. It will take some practice to skillfully react to surprises and avoid a quick death to be successful in an Operation. It is a major part of battling through Operations - How you and your team work together to overcome the challenges of each Phase.
Consider Joining a Guild
It’s important to find like-minded players to team up with, because Operations require players to form groups and work well together. Guilds are a great way to do this, and many will schedule times to get together to jump in to Operations. You’ll always have a solid group to run through an Operation with by joining a Guild with other players who have similar interests and schedules.
Guilds offer added benefits in other areas of the game as well. All guild members benefit from a Guild XP Bonus. You earn doing almost any activity in the game to earn XP, and the amount of XP you gain determines what level you are. The faster you can earn XP the faster you can level up to take on greater challenges!
Guilds offer a great place to learn from players who are already more experienced or to just share strategies and tips to advance faster, when you start out in Operations or any other group activities,
To find out more about the benefits of being in a Guild, check out our Guild Page here.
Even though Operations may present the biggest challenges in the game, they also offer the best rewards! Defeating Operation bosses earns you Unassembled Gear, which you can turn in to vendors for the best gear in the game. While high level gear can help you take on more challenges later on, there are also unique decorative items that you can earn only by defeating Operation bosses. These rewards offer a great way to show off your achievements to other players!