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Base Busting Changes & New Profession Information

Dirtnose / Sep 08, 2017
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With the Publish 9 merge coming later today, we wanted to take the time to talk about our custom base busting changes included in the merge.

We have changed the way you acquire the skills needed to base bust. No longer do you need a Smuggler, or a Bounty Hunter or a Bio-Engineer or any of the original professions needed to base bust. We have added a custom profession with its own trainer that players can learn to teach themselves the ability to base bust.

The 'Demolition Specialist' is our new profession. This profession will teach you the ability to do each aspect of base busting. The boxes are trained with Combat XP and costs no skill points or credits to learn.

While the Demolition Specialist is a full 4x4 profession, currently players can ONLY learn Novice and ONE of the 1111 boxes. What does this mean? This means, that everyone has access to novice and then players will have to make a choice of which box they want. The boxes above 1111 are currently unobtainable. The boxes go as follows:

Novice: Communications Jammer (Bounty Hunter/Uplink terminal).
1xxx: Security Hacker (Smuggler/Security terminal. Requires Molecular Clamps).
x1xx: Genetic Decrypter (Bio-Engineer/Override terminal).
xx1x: Power Disruptor (Commando/Power Regulator).
xxx1: Destruction Sequencer (Squad Leader/Primary terminal).


With this setup, everyone gets the ability to slice the the Uplink terminal and one other terminal of their choosing. If you have any of the first line of boxes, you will not be able to learn another one. if you want to learn a different box, you will have to drop your current one and then learn a different box. Jedi CANNOT learn any of the boxes, including novice.

We made this change mainly to promote freedom of choice in base busting professions. Players no longer will feel the need to be shoehorned into a specific profession just to be able to base bust. As these new skills cost 0 skill points, they can accommodate any profession and with a group of people you can now base bust as any non Jedi profession effectively. We limited it to one choice per player as we did not want people to solo base bust. We like that it requires a small group of players and wanted to retain that aspect.

You can find the new Demolition Specialist trainers in the following locations:

Tatooine, Mos Eisley: 3349, -4799

Tatooine, Mos Espa: -2982, 2208

Corellia, Coronet: -293, -4741

Corellia, Tyrena: -5121, -2491

Naboo, Theed: -5064, 4288

Naboo, Deeja Peak: 4963, -1574

Lok, Nym's Stronghold: 480, 4960

Dantooine, Aggro Outpost: 1575, -6367


If you have any questions regarding the new Demolition Specialist profession, feel free to ask in the comments here or in our Discord. We hope players enjoy this new feature!

-The Aftermath team
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