Well guys! Its finally here! 6.1.2 dropped today, with the Swoop event
coming on the 30th. We will also have the updated Nightlife event on July 14th. For now we have some fine additions to our collection in the form of 3 Armor sets, 2 mounts, 2 weapons and a weapon tuning. We even have a translation of the Ancient Jedi runes that glow on the new weapon. Check all that out down below!
First lets take a look at the Armor sets. Like most updates to the cartel market, we get various tiers of Armor sets. What will be considered Platinum, Gold, and Silver Tiers.
Obviously we will start with the Mandalorian Stormbringer set. People are super excited to get this set finally. The appeal is as obvious as the design. I personally think this set is a bit much, but the Chest and legs are certainly pretty cool. The helmet follows the trend of just missing the mark high a tad bit. Too many horns and spikes for me. The Boots are probably the highlight as they are understated, incredibly "Swarsy" and will plug in to any set easily.
There is an animation with the helmet, the green rangefinder on the center of the forehead swings down over the left eye windshield wiper style. This is the case because... umm...
It should be mentioned that this set is also available in a Bundle with the Mount listed further down in this article.
The Je'daii Warrior's set is the other premiere set this update. It harkens back to the history of the Jedi, when they were know as Je'daii, before the days of the lightsaber. As such, this set also comes with a bundle that includes their ancient swords. Fans of the book Dawn of the Jedi will definitely appreciate this set. There is an animation on the chestpiece for this one, the stacked silver panels under the pauldrons extend out when in combat. actually a pretty nifty effect. This set also comes with both a hood up and hood down version of the chest.
My favorite bits are the pants, if you are in search of actually baggy garments for a better silhouette they are a good bet if, like me, you've been unable to get a deal on the Recon Trooper pants...
Last but not quite least is the Wayward Voyager's set. This set might not get the press of the Mando set, but I think the hidden gems often can be found in these often dismissed "Also-ran"sets. This update is no different. Pay no attention to the silly helmet (even though with the Swoop racing coming up it might actually find use) and lets look at the individual items. There are actually four gems in this set. Starting with the jacket it is one of the nicest jackets we've gotten in my opinion. It has shades of Beckett's coat from Solo with the over-wide lapel as well as notes of Ben Solo's gear after he left the Temple but before he became Kylo Ren (For the Comic Readers), a transformation that then is echoed in the ribbing on the arms... Finally with the revealed lining of the jacket on the flipped lapel it is a subtle nod to RotJ Luke Skywalker.
This jacket is basically poetry, it is called the Wayward Voyager, and takes notes from Becket, Ben Solo/Kylo, and RotJ Luke Skywalker, three people who stood on the edge of destiny and could just as easily be lost, a wayward voyager, before they chose their true destiny. Feel free to tell me if you think I'm reading too far into this, but honestly I love this jacket.
The second highlight is an asymmetrical arm adornment which I'm always a fan of. This one reminds me strongly of Ezra Bridger's wrist energy-slingshot. Come on Ezra is definitely another Wayward Voyager!! I was totally not prepared for the propositional density of this armor design! This one is on the left hand so any operative who likes having their visible gear be true to their abilities will love this one.
The other pieces that are great and need to be mentioned is a very nice simple belt with small canisters along the left side. It is simple and yet definitely Star Wars
And finally the legs. These legs are one of the best things because they allow the chestpiece to either be a long belted coat, or a basic jacket that ends at the waist. This is terrific versatility in the set itself, but with some creative pairings these legs can compliment a lot of different tops. You can make a Jedi robe a bit longer to achieve that mid-length that is so lacking in available pieces. It pairs super well with Visas' top also. I think there's likely a ton of great applications for them. Comment below with the set you leveled up with these legs!
The Ancient Force-embued Blade and Bladestaff. These are the weapons of a Je'daii Warrior. Clumsier than a lightsaber, an inelegant weapon from a less civilized time... but they sure look kriffing cool, don't they?
When "activated" the Runes on the edge glow blue. Wonder what these Runes say? No Worries, I wen't ahead and translated them for you.
"Peace Knowledge Serenity Harmony"
You know, basically "Live Laugh Love" but for Jedi.
Tunings next because... They are related to weapons. Also I want to save the mount for last.
We got the Holographic weapon tuning and honestly, its pretty awesome. I think this probably took a lot of work to do because it doesn't just make the weapon a hologram, it reveals inner-workings of the weapon. Inner-workings, mind you, that were not secretly hiding inside the weapon model this whole time. This instantly is the coolest tuning in my opinion and while it might not make the mooooost sense.. It is just cool looking and that is okay.
The color of the hologram changes with the color crystal too.
It is fitting now that we can go to Onderon for us to do the thing right. Are you even going to Onderon if you're not laying waste on the back of the Legendary Basilisk War-droid? I thought not, now take these stims and I'll tell you more war stories later.
The Basilisk War-droid, or Bes'uliik, shares few equals in its legendary status and reputation. First seen in the Tales of the Jedi comics when Mandalore the Indomitable rode one in battle against Ulic Qel-Droma. Later, in Kotor, we would hear Canderous Ordo gleefully recount the day they flew them into Iziz city on Onderon and began laying the city to waste.
Now we can join those legends and ride on of our own, fully equipped with 4 cannon pew pew flourish.
The advanced Scout Walker. This one hits a Galaxies vet right in the Nostalgia. A smaller open design walker clearly inspired by the AT-RT. This is a must for Imperials. Not much more needs to be said. Its clearly amazing.
if you're curious the text reads Patrol on the viewscreen.
Well guys, that does it for this update. We will surely have an article up next week about the Swoop Event as well as a Nightlife event article when it comes on the 14th. I hope you guys enjoyed the article and the update.
I will mention that while we've seen the Mandalorian inspired weapons on PTS before, they were not in this update. Either they will come out later, probably in October when Season 2 starts, or, they were deemed too similar to the actual items from the show and were scrapped or sent back for re-design. Lets all hope it is the first one.
May the Force be with Yall.