SWTOR Patch 1.7 Launches Tomorrow, Gets Trailer and Dev Diary

In an effort to keep level-capped players entertained until this spring’s Rise of the Hutt Cartel digital expansion, the Star Wars: The Old Republic devs have prepped a new content patch going live tomorrow. Return of the Gree has two major features in it: a new recurring event and a new reputation grind.

The Relics of the Gree event takes max level players to the ice planet of Ilum known primarily as a PvP location in the game until now. Once there they must defend the ancient Gree and their advanced technology against invaders. Invader from Planet Tron, if the trailer above is any indication. Players have two weeks to participate before the event disappears for awhile and they will be rewarded with new armor and weapons.

The other big feature is the tried-and-true endgame reputation grind. Galactic Reputation is exactly what it sounds like. Raise your standings with various factions to access new rewards. The devs provided a blog entry today giving the most details we’ve seen so far. Reputation is increased by clicking on a consumable item that is dropped in various places tied to each of the four factions being introduced with the patch. There is a weekly cap to how much reputation can be gained with each faction and Subscribers get a +50% bonus to rep points gained. Rep items drop from specific missions, heroics, weekly raid events, and space missions. No word yet on specific rewards.

Is this enough content to keep you interested until the new expansion? Let us know in the comments!

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2 Comments on SWTOR Patch 1.7 Launches Tomorrow, Gets Trailer and Dev Diary


On February 11, 2013 at 11:39 pm



On February 12, 2013 at 2:29 am

The return of the Gree ? clearly yes. Reputation system ? maybe…

I, and a bunch of friends, are so much into this game that reputation won’t change much, we’re already so much into it. But this does not mean that we won’t get bored after a while.

There are a bunch of things that will keep up happy over the long term, and that’s mainly giving us the opportunity to even further immerse ourselves into the star wars world. How I would love to do PvP with my spaceship ! To have entire planets to fight over against the other side ! To interact further with other players and even NPCs ! and so many more…

There is really a solid base of fans that aren’t just here to shoot everything that moves or go through the moves to level up, those would be as (or more) happy with other MMO, but to play their characters and live their star wars stories as they’ve always dreamed to. Giving us that liberty is key to keeping us hooked for a very very long time.