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Post by Eorl @ 11:43am 06/03/12 | 34 Comments
EA, Bioware and Lucas Arts have just announced the latest patch for Star Wars: The Old Republic, titled Patch 1.2 - Legacy. Going live in April 2012, Legacy will introduce new high level group content and community-requested features including PvP Warzone Rankings and Guild Banks, along with enhancements to the game’s innovative Legacy system.
Game Update 1.2 presents the next evolution of the Legacy system. Players can now link their different characters together into a single family tree, giving them the power to unlock and share special Legacy-only abilities.

Players can further customize new characters by unlocking different species from any class in their family tree. The Legacy system also provides fun new convenience items for player ships, including an on-board mailbox and Galactic Trade Network terminal. Companion Character affection and moral alignment will also benefit from Legacy bonuses, giving players even more control over their crew mates.
Along with Legacy changes, BioWare announced Star Wars: The Old Republic’s “Friends Trial” program, allowing subscribers to invite as many as three of their friends for a seven-day free game trial. Among these large changes is also UI customisation, a much sought after feature from current subscribers, giving players a more personal way of sorting their UI. Also in patch 1.2 there will be three new pieces of content, a Flashpoint, a Warzone and a Operation, each with their own backstory.

As well as the news of Patch 1.2, Bioware is also conducting a Star Wars The Old Republic Guild Summit (thanks Beanith), the first of it's kind. Guild representatives will participate in roundtable feedback discussions with developers, and will get a preview of some upcoming game features.

This event will provide an opportunity for attendees to voice their feedback directly to the teams responsible for the design of Star Wars: The Old Republic, hear the team's thoughts and reasons behind design decisions, and discuss the current direction of the game.

You can check out the full list of upcoming features over here in the press release, as well as the trailer below detailing all that's to come in Patch 1.2. To watch the Star Wars Guild Summit, head over to the live feed here, or follow @swtor on Twitter for live coverage, but be quick, it's nearly over!




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Obes
Posted 11:52am 06/3/12
" the first of it's kind" ?
2004 SOE/Everquest held a Guild summit

First of it's kind is a touch misleading.
Hogfather
Posted 11:54am 06/3/12
Yeh but this one is in space.
TiT
Posted 01:02pm 06/3/12
well if someone would give me a trial i would appreciate it alot, as i am in two minds with this game
jsme
Posted 01:48pm 06/3/12
This patch might just keep me going... I'm happy to play as long as they keep coming out with patches like this.
shad
Posted 02:01pm 06/3/12
I probably would have kept playing if they had a "looking for group" instead of sitting around on fleet running laps seeing if anyone else was interested in running something. Have they ever indicated that they would have this?
Eorl
Posted 02:07pm 06/3/12
Yes, they have in a recent Q&A:
deusBAAL: Will you be providing a LFG tool? What will be its features? How will it be intended to work and when can we expect it to go live?

Daniel Erickson (Lead Writer): We are hard at work on a much more robust LFG functionality that will quickly help put groups together while still offering the flexibility to decide how you group and what sort of people you want to be grouped with. We’ll release more details as we get closer to release.
Beanith
Posted 02:47pm 06/3/12
I probably would have kept playing if they had a "looking for group" instead of sitting around on fleet running laps seeing if anyone else was interested in running something. Have they ever indicated that they would have this?


That will be in 1.3 apparently

Game update 1.2 will also bring a new Flashpoint, Lost Island. In 1.3, we will also be introducing Group Finder.


https://twitter.com/#!/SWTOR/status/176767274496163840
ShwaMiller86
Posted 03:02pm 06/3/12
Trial is out tomorrow, not with 1.2... so you can start inviting from then.
joerocket10r
Posted 07:31pm 06/3/12
i would like to play this but paying a subscription $16.50/month...i'm out. surely they make enough $ from advertising and the game itself?
groganus
Posted 07:42pm 06/3/12
http://dulfy.net/2012/03/05/swtor-guild-summitlive-blogging/

Live blog from the summit that has all the nitty gritty details.

Some big changes... Going to be sick!
defi
Posted 07:59pm 06/3/12
Honestly, $16.6 a month is less than an hours work at minimum wage.

I dont see why people bork at it, when the game is constantly upgraded and maintained.
groganus
Posted 08:05pm 06/3/12
i would like to play this but paying a subscription $16.50/month...i'm out. surely they make enough $ from advertising and the game itself?


If you can't see the value for money that $16.50 provides than that is your loss.

And what money do they make from advertising. The website doesn't have any ad's short of advertising its own product and there is no in game advertising...
Keato
Posted 08:10pm 06/3/12
Shad if you had played with us, lfg wouldn't be needed
Obes
Posted 08:12pm 06/3/12
I probably would have kept playing if they had a "looking for group" instead of sitting around on fleet running laps seeing if anyone else was interested in running something.

It is funny that an mmo today with out it got 9.5 from Ausgamers.

It is also funny that fan boys on the forums will actively defend the choice not to have it as being completely normal and fine... in fact it ruined wow! ... apparently.
sn0rcha
Posted 08:35pm 06/3/12
Subscription fees are not required, as proven by Guild Wars and soon to be Guild Wars 2. The problem is most people are used to it and cannot see through the mist. This game... is not worth $15 a month, it has major issues with it's core engine, watch your framerate when you open any 2D element (Inventory etc). It has more bugs then most F2P games. The only reason it could have possibly received a is 9.5 because it's Star Wars.
Eorl
Posted 09:43pm 06/3/12
If they want me to come back, they need to entice me to keep playing. I stopped playing because levelling had no real difference after level 10, everyone just went to the same place and so it got dull if I created more then one character. Sure WoW was the same in the early levels, but you could usually choose between 2-3 zones after level 15ish.
groganus
Posted 08:52pm 06/3/12
If they want me to come, they need to entice me to keep playing. I stopped playing because levelling had no real difference after level 10, everyone just went to the same place and so it got dull if I created more then one character. Sure WoW was the same in the early levels, but you could usually choose between 2-3 zones after level 15ish


Couldn't agree more, They switch it up between Republic and Empire though, so that's a reason to have at least one alt on the other faction. I thought it was cool heading to Balmoral as a empire player during a time of supposed peace and seeing the story from a completely different side...

But yes, having a choice at say every 10 levels to go to 1 or 2 planets would be cool, But it would also make the game a lot more evolved. The story is written so tightly so that it all pieces together. Even the FP are written to coincide with what's going on with your class quest/planet quests. Adding more choice would start making the story messy.. That's not to say its not doable, but im sure the dev's look at the idea as a huge f*****g task.
joerocket10r
Posted 11:22pm 06/3/12
people "bork" at the subscription fees because sooner rather than later pretty much every AAA MMO will have a subscription model because it will be considered the norm, that's fine if you only want play one game every month or two and if thats all you can afford each month play it until you run out of credit. yes i agree with the patchs and dlc but once this becomes the normal thing game company's wont care as much because every game will require a fee to play.
people are getting sucked in to thinking $15 a month is nothing, how many people pay that each month? do the math and see how much money they rake in and then ask yourself is $15 a month worth it.
EA are even looking at a subscription model of some sort for BF3....bollocks to that.
Khel
Posted 10:33am 07/3/12
So your decision on whether its worth $15 a month or not is based on how much profit the developer is making, not how much its personally worth to you? Isn't that a bit odd? I spend more than $15 on lunch most days, so yeah, its pretty much nothing.

Not that I think all games should become subscription based, or would benefit from being subscription based, but in this case it works.
ravn0s
Posted 11:23am 07/3/12
damn, going to have to do a s***load of dailies to afford the new white lightsaber crystals :/
Khel
Posted 11:27am 07/3/12
How much do they cost?
glynd
Posted 11:30am 07/3/12
If they want me to come back, they need to entice me to keep playing. I stopped playing because levelling had no real difference after level 10, everyone just went to the same place and so it got dull if I created more then one character. Sure WoW was the same in the early levels, but you could usually choose between 2-3 zones after level 15ish.


at the same time, I went to try and level a character in WoW the other day and I was dead bored. Upside of the old republic is there's a solid story to entice you. Don't think I've actually read a quest in WoW since The Burning Crusade.

But each to their own. I have a few character nearing 20 and I've really enjoyed all of them so far.
ravn0s
Posted 12:44pm 07/3/12
How much do they cost?


2.5 million.

the crystals with expertise on them are only 1 million i think.

80% of the population has less that 1 million credits, so only the hard core players are going to afford these.
Khel
Posted 12:48pm 07/3/12
My warrior has 4 million credits, so I could afford one, but f*** thats a lot just for a crystal. Whats the stats on it?
ravn0s
Posted 01:33pm 07/3/12
+41 crit, power or end i think

if i do 10 days worth of belsavis dailies, i'll be able to afford a crystal.

last edited by ravn0s at 13:33:16 07/Mar/12
Khel
Posted 02:28pm 07/3/12
Hrmm, I already have +41 crystals from doing Kaon Under Siege, so its 2.5 million just for the colour really, dunno if thats worth it
ravn0s
Posted 04:15pm 07/3/12
i'm gonna get one because they've said that you wont be able to acquire them after 1.2.
ravn0s
Posted 09:52pm 07/3/12
i think i'll be getting that crystal sooner than i thought. discovered an awesome way to make credits. got 220k in a little over an hour
Keato
Posted 10:45am 08/3/12
EA are even looking at a subscription model of some sort for BF3....bollocks to that.


but why, if constant updates and new content, I've put more hours into BF3 than I did Rift, and I played through almost all the Rift content and paid monthly to do it.
Mordecai
Posted 11:31am 08/3/12
i think i'll be getting that crystal sooner than i thought. discovered an awesome way to make credits. got 220k in a little over an hour

Well don't hold out. Tell us so we can all have money.
Keato
Posted 11:36am 08/3/12
HBT, Daily Quest, Daily Normal, Heroic Ilum 2+, Heroic Balsavis 4+.
Maybe not 220k, and not an hour, but good cash, daily.
ravn0s
Posted 11:41am 08/3/12
do a normal run of boarding party. open all 8 chests and kill the 4 bosses. it takes about 10 mins to do one run and you get about 40-45k from each run after selling loot. repeat as many times as you want.
Bazza
Posted 09:06am 13/3/12
Hi,

Does anyone have a friend invite left so I could trial this, after many years of WoW I realy need a change :/

I would really appreciate it.

Thanks

Baz.
Bazza
Posted 12:59pm 13/3/12
Scratch that, I went and bought it.
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