Re: affinities If quill18's live stream is any indication, it will be much easier to get affinity points in Rising Tide. It won't be like in base BE where you only get affinity points in big chunks, only when you get a particular leaf tech. In Rising Tide, you will get some points in many branch and leaf techs. In addition, there are a lot of new affinity quests that the players gets from the very beginning and all the way into the late game. Getting affinities in RT is a much more continuous process. So, I don't think ranking up in an affinity will be as difficult as in base BE.