The Star Wars: The Old Republic site has been updated with along, detailed post from Bioware's Eric Musco. In it, Musco lays out all of the massive changes coming to crafting with the v4.1 update. The goal, Musco writes, is to make crafted gear an effective alternative to gear earned in Missions and Operations, including a new tier that will be the highest craftable gear in the game that does not require exotic materials to complete.
There are a few terms that we will be using throughout these posts, here are the terms that you will be seeing and what their meaning is:
- Crafting skill – The experience you have built up with a particular Crew Skill
- Rating – The ‘quality’ of an individual item
- Grade – This refers to one of the 9 “levels” of Crew Skills; this includes Materials, Schematics, and Missions
You can read the full, very detailed list on the Star Wars: The Old Republic site.