Star Wars: The Old Republic Game Update 1.2

Level 50, LFG/looking for something to do?

You’re in luck, Game Update 1.2 has lots of new content for you to experience.

If you’ve played SWTOR, you know that the Legacy system has been a buzzword for a long time.  We’re finally starting to see what all the hype was about with the introduction of family trees, new races and access to special new abilities.

Companions get a boost with new ways to strengthen your relationships with them.  Bioware has also added a Galactic Trade Network to your ship (I’d like to be able to fast travel to my ship whenever I want as long as I’m not in combat) along with a new user interface.

Tired of your armor not matching?  The character page of the new interface allows you to customize the colors of your gear so that they look more like a set.  No more bargain basement bounty hunter fashion!

The bulk of the focus for this update as been on the end game content, so let’s take a look at what we can expect to find in a galaxy far, far away.

The new high-level content includes:

Flashpoint: Lost Island continues the story of Flashpoint: Kaon Under Siege from Game Update 1.1 – Rise of the Rakghouls. Players must survive a menacing island of mystery on Ord Mantell as they hunt for clues to the Rakghoul virus outbreak that ravaged the Tion Hegemony. But the answers to this riddle may prove fatal! This flashpoint is for groups of four Imperial or Republic players with characters at level 50.

Operation: Explosive Conflict sends players to a new zone on the planet of Denova, where traitors and mercenaries are selling the rare explosive mineral baradium to the highest bidder. Players will battle through hordes of droids, mercenaries and deadly creatures all fighting for control of the planet and its valuable resources. This Operation is for groups of eight or sixteen Imperial or Republic players with characters at level 50.

Warzone: Novare Coast pits two teams in an epic battle to control multiple mortar locations and use them to bombard vulnerable enemy bases. Like the Huttball Warzone, Novare Coast can be played Republic vs. Empire or with players of the same faction fighting each other in a thrilling contest of wills to determine each side’s greatest champions. Like all Warzones, Novare Coast is available for characters over level 10.

For those of you who stopped playingThe Old Republic, is this enough to entice you to fire up your hyperdrive and return? If not, maybe these rewards will:

  • All subscribers with active game accounts on April 12, 2012 or April 21, 2012 will be rewarded with an in-game Legacy Reward: the Tauntaun Ram Pet via in-game mail
  • New players who subscribe to The Old Republic before April 21, 2012 will also receive the Legacy Tauntaun Ram Pet
  • All active subscribers who have achieved a level 50 character by April 12, 2012 will receive 30 days of game time at no charge as a reward for their loyalty to the game
  • Former subscribers with inactive accounts are invited back to play Game Update 1.2 for up to seven days at no charge starting April 13, 2012

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