With the recently released SWTOR 7.1 PTS, all 4 bosses of the R-4 Anomaly Operation have been released, although the final boss Lady Dominique is currently only available in SM. Players now have a clearer idea of how gearing for the new business works, and they can prepare enough SWTOR Credits to have fun.
With the new raid comes a new set of cosmetic armor sets. In the past, each origin story would have its own armor set, with colors that varied by faction. This time, there are 3 different armor sets (2 from HM and 1 from SM), each with 4 different color variations and accents. Its unclear if there will be more decorative armor sets in the series so that each origin story has its own armor. These sets can be purchased with new gear tokens that drop from the R-4 Anomaly Boss, rather than buying actual gear, so theyre an added bonus once youve cleared the content.
Story Mode Set: Delver and Excavator. Excavator sets have more colorful pipes and masks than Delver sets. Hard Mode Set 1: Expert and Professional. The Professional has masks and pipes in neon red or green, while the Expert sets accents come together. Hard Mode Set 2: Explorer and Pathfinder. The Pathfinder comes in neon green or red accents, while the Explorer suit is more subdued.
Odds and Ends. Heres a photo of the new vendor wearing the Virulent Professional and Virulent Excavator gear, so players can see how the lighting interacts. Its easy to see that the NiM version of this rig builds on this aesthetic, with animated visors and pipes. And players can also buy SWTOR Credits on IGGM to get more equipment and weapons, come together!