Submitted by Michael Oliver on 2013-03-14 10:30:01
“Rise of the Hutt Cartel” digital expansion set to boost SWTOR Credits demand
SWTOR players are prepping for the arrival of the online game’s first digital expansion, Rise of the Hutt Cartel. The content-packed expansion
promises tons of new items for which players will gladly pay SWTOR Credits.
Expansion release date
The first Digital Expansion: Rise of the Hutt Cartel
, which retails for $20 for free
players and $10 for subscribers, is set to go live sometime this Spring. The expansion raises the level cap and introduces a fascinating new planet
Makeb that will be the new battleground between the Hutts, the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire.
New planet: Makeb
Makeb is a resource-rich planet that has so far remained neutral to the intergalactic conflict. But not for long. The planet will experience the
ravages of war as allegiances and factions across the galaxy attempt to lay claim to its prized wealth. The new expansion continues where the player
storyline ended in the base game and adds new plot twists and turns, new nemeses and even more powerful item rewards.
Increased level cap
The new expansion increases the level cap to 55 from 50, which means 5 whole levels for players to work for again. Many will want to speed through to
level 55 in order to jump right into the endgame raids, and will likely purchase SWTOR Credits so they can buy the best leveling gear and breeze
through the grind.
SWTOR developers are unleashing a trove of level 50+ gear and upgrades, with distinctive new looks and improved stats. Players will want to upgrade
their old gear as quickly as possible, which is where SWTOR Credits come in handy. Those who stock up on the new currency can obtain the newest and
most expensive items right when the expansion launches, and not have to worry about spending the first week earning enough SWTOR Credits to get what
While there is no definite confirmation yet, it is almost guaranteed that the new expansion will offer new raid-type Operations to coincide with the
increased level cap. Probably 2 to 3 new raids will be added to the line-up. Progression raiders will stock up on SWTOR Credits to fuel their runs.
Double XP weekends
SWTOR Credits sellers worried about whether there will be enough level 50 players to drive demand should know that there is a big push to bring the
majority of players to the current level cap.
BioWare is implementing the game’s first-ever double XP weekends
15 and lasting four weeks until April 8. Players who log in during the following weekends will receive double XP:
• March 15, 2013 to March 18, 2013
• March 22, 2013 to March 25, 2013
• March 29, 2013 to April 1, 2013
• April 5, 2013 to April 8, 2013
The double XP weekends aim to fast-track the leveling of fans who have yet to hit level 50 so they can purchase the new digital expansion and explore
its exciting content.