SWTOR Q&A: Character Transfers, Hints of a New Playable Species


Lots of material for Old Republic fans to digest in last week’s Community Q&A. Lead Game Designer Daniel Erickson spilled the beans on a diverse array of subjects, including the specifics of crafting crits and the future availability of “adaptable social gear.” Most newsworthy, however, were Erickson’s answers on two subjects: character transfers and playable species. Here’s Erickson on transfers:

We will be rolling out our Character Transfer Service in early summer. First we’ll have some targeted free transfers from/to specific servers, but that will be followed with a broader system where you can either take advantage of free promotional transfers to specific servers or paid transfers to the server of your choice. We know everyone has more questions about character transfer, and we’ll reveal more details closer to the launch date.

He was more cagey when it comes to playable species, but still dropped a big hint: “you can expect the roster of playable species to expand… this year.” What species will TOR be adding? It’s anyone’s guess. For more information about the future of SWTOR, check out Game Front’s PAX East interview with Game Director James Ohlen!

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