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!