Star Wars: The Old Republic is coming into patch 1.1.5 today which means that the next major content patch is on its way, Patch 1.2. The Patch is labelled Legacy and will feature several new gameplay adjustments and improvements, many of which the community has been longing for.
For those of us watching the Live Summit over livestream, much of this information was revealed earlier, but, for those of us who haven’t tuned in, here is what’s going down. Firstly, there was a trailer with a tease of all the things to come, which I will embed below (thanks toroz.com.au).
This patch is to be called Legacy, which is going to be because of the massive expansion to the Legacy system in the game. Family trees, Legacy skills, Legacy armours and the like are all being implemented in this key content update. Even better will be the ability to transfer Legacy items across from one character to another, even if they’re from a different faction.
Other improvements include chat bubbles, guild banks, inviting players to groups from guild tab and other guild based improvements. More in-game events, companions added to ship to do vending with, improvements to companions and other great Improvements.
Most notably however, are the new gameplay content. A new warzone, operation and flashpoint are on their way and are as follows –
· Flashpoint: Lost Island continues the Kaon Under Siege Flashpoint from Game Update 1.1 – Rise of the Rakghouls. Players must survive a menacing island of mystery on Ord Mantell as they hunt for clues to the Rakghoul virus outbreak that ravaged the Tion Hegemony. But the answers to this riddle may prove fatal!
· Operation: Explosive Conflict sends groups of eight or sixteen Imperial or Republic players to a new zone on the planet of Denova, where traitors and mercenaries are selling the rare explosive mineral baradium to the highest bidder. Players will battle through hordes of Droids, mercenaries and deadly creatures all fighting for control of the planet and its valuable resources.
· Warzone: Novare Coast pits two teams in an epic battle to control multiple mortar locations and use them to bombard vulnerable enemy bases. Like the Huttball Warzone, Novare Coast can be played Republic vs. Empire or with players of the same faction fighting each other in a thrilling contest of wills to determine each side’s greatest champions.
On the expansion, Greg Zeschuk had this to say –
“Prior to release, our main priority for Star Wars: The Old Republic was to deliver a high quality game and service, right from day one,” said Dr. Greg Zeschuk, General Manager of the BioWare Label’s MMO Business Unit and Co-Founder of BioWare. “Now that we’ve achieved that, we have shifted our focus to adding more content to the game and improving and refining the experience for our fans. Legacy is our biggest update yet and a great example of the kind of content players can expect for the months and years ahead.”
So be sure to check out the official website for more info.