BioWare Details Planned New Features for Star Wars: The Old Republic

Are you playing Star Wars: The Old Republic yet? Yeah, me neither. Apparently I’m not important enough to get early access, unlike some of my colleagues. But that’s okay, because it seems some of the best features for SW:TOR are yet to come. Or at least, hopefully coming. Planned, I guess.

BioWare ran down a big list of new features on its community forum that it’s planning to bring to the game in the future. Among them: Guild banks and Guild capital ships. That’d be pretty damn cool. There’s also a whole team working on PvP features.

Check out the complete list of planned SW:TOR crap below.

  • New Content – We will be adding new content to the galaxy on an ongoing basis. These worlds will include Operations, Flashpoints and solo content.
  • Guild Functionality – Guilds are important to the long term health of any MMORPG. We have a huge list of guild centric features. This will be an ongoing effort that will probably never end. Guild banks are the first thing we’ll be delivering in our plans for increased guild functionality. Eventually we even want to deliver on the promise of the long hinted at “Guild Capital Ships”.
  • UI customization – You like choice. We hear you! SWTOR is all about choice. Being able to choose how you interact with an online game is something we feel is very important. We are going to be giving more control over the UI as an ongoing effort. This is a very big priority for us.
  • PvP – We have an entire team dedicated to adding content and features to player vs. player. We have some of the most experienced PvP developers in the world on this team. So far very few people have seen, or know much about the stunning Open World PVP on Ilum; when you get to the high levels prepare to be blown away! In addition to that high level PVP content, expect new Warzones and new PvP features on a regular basis.
  • Space Combat – We will continue to add missions to the space game. We also have a special project going on right now that will expand space gameplay in a significant way… for now the details will have to remain under wraps.
  • Legacy System – The ability to select a surname for your character is just the start of something much bigger. Soon, the Legacy experience and levels you earn will grant your characters access to powers, objects and other cool benefits.
  • And more – We have an entire team of developers working on future content. Right now we are focused on nothing else but Star Wars: The Old Republic, so expect new and cool things.

Thanks, PC World.

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6 Comments on BioWare Details Planned New Features for Star Wars: The Old Republic


On December 14, 2011 at 12:46 pm

My guess: Pay for DLC.

Yes i realise its an MMO with a subscription fee but honestly would anyone be suprised? The game is nothing special (Graphicly,Gameplay,Story-wise) and bioware has been going down that very dark and evil path with every game they’v released lately.


On December 14, 2011 at 1:48 pm

MMO’s do expansions or they do content updates for free. Only game close to DLC style setup is F2P mmo’s and maybe you haven’t noticed, but ToR is P2P.

My guess, you’re an idiot.


On December 14, 2011 at 7:01 pm

Your a moron!The storys in ToR blow away any other story in any MMO ever made!You talk about graphics and gameplay? Your so ing retarded!The graphics will age well just like WOWs.Also Every Game you play boils down to pushing buttons just like this one.You stick!


On December 15, 2011 at 5:35 am

You know i love how people repsond to an opinion by flaming and calling me a moron and then proceed to prove that they themselves are infact morons.

Heres a good idea people, Provide a valid counter opinion and leave the flame at home.

Ron Whitaker

On December 15, 2011 at 6:00 am

@Warp: “Provide a valid counter opinion and leave the flame at home.”

But…but…wouldn’t a valid counter opinion sort of undermine the whole internet? I think it might.


On December 15, 2011 at 4:11 pm

No it would just foce people to use the thing that keeps rain away from there necks every once in a while instead of thinking with there lower parts.

But then again most of these people are hormone crazed teens or immature adults so im not sure why anyone should expect anything but flame from them.