SWTOR Update 1.2 & Friends Trial Info
The Old Republic‘s Game Update 1.2 is set to go live in April and will introduce new high-level group content and community-requested features including PvP Warzone Rankings and Guild Banks, along with enhancements to the game’s Legacy system. Also included will be improved UI customization, gameplay fixes, and the latest optimizations to combat balance.
Also, today begins the “Friends Trial” program, allowing subscribers to invite as many as three of their friends for a free game trial, which will give new players seven days of free access to reach level 15 across all eight classes.
Co-Founder of BioWare Dr. Greg Zeschuk said:
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. 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.
Game Update 1.2 introduces the first real functionality of the Legacy system, allowing players to link their different characters together into a single family tree, giving them the power to unlock and share special Legacy-only abilities. Players can further customize new characters by unlocking different species from any class in their family tree. The Legacy system also provides new convenience items for player ships, including an on-board mailbox and Galactic Trade Network terminal. Companion Character affection and moral alignment will also benefit from Legacy bonuses, giving players even more control over their crew mates.
New content includes a new Flashpoint, a new Operation, and a new Warzone named Novare Coast, which pits two teams in a battle to control multiple mortar locations and use them to bombard vulnerable enemy bases. Like Huttball, Novare Coast can be played Republic vs. Empire or with players of the same faction fighting each other.
via press release