With Rise of the Hutt Cartel
finally open for business, the folks at BioWare
are doing their best to educate players on the significant changes in Star Wars: The Old Republic's
first expansion. Today sees not one but two class dev diaries itemizing the tweaks and upgrades to the Smuggler
and the Imperial Agent
As both classes mirror each other and use similar skills, the twin dev diaries cover mostly the same basic topics. Alacrity has been buffed to genuinely speed up attacks, DoTs are cheaper to throw down, shields now absorb any type of damage, and accuracy's importance has been raised when you're fighting elite and tougher mobs.
The diaries also cover changes to specific advanced classes and skill trees. BioWare says that it will be releasing similar diaries for the remaining six classes in the near future.