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Star Wars: The Old Republic Update Today

The official website for Star Wars: The Old Republic has a couple of posts detailing plans for the upcoming version 1.7 update for the free-to-play Star Wars MMORPG. There's a developer blog with details on Relics of the Gree, a limited-time recurring in-game event, accompanied by another post with a sneak peek video of what this involves. The site and game are currently undergoing scheduled maintenance to install the new update, and the details LucasArts provides indicate players should be able to access this new event beginning today:

  • Relics of the Gree – Discover the mysteries behind the Grey Secant, an ancient Gree starship that has suddenly appeared over Ilum’s Western Ice Shelf. From February 12 to February 26, players can visit the in-game News Terminals located on Carrick Station or Vaiken Spacedock to begin their adventure. The Gree have promised advanced technology, including powerful weapons and armor, to anyone who is brave enough to aid them against an insidious foe who has taken control at the heart of their ship.
  • Galactic Reputation – This new system enables players to earn Reputation points by completing missions for factions such as the Gree, or for military divisions within the Republic and the Empire. The Galactic Reputation system advances characters through six ranks of increasing prestige: “Outsider”, "Newcomer", "Friend", "Hero", "Champion", and "Legend". Galactic Reputation is also tied to a character’s Legacy, so Reputation points and ranks are shared across all the characters within the same Legacy.

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19. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Update Today Feb 13, 2013, 11:48 Bhruic
 
Nacelle wrote on Feb 13, 2013, 07:25:
What do you mean then? You take a speeder to the nearest explored zone, collect your quests, run out and explore, do quests, find another speeder hub. How's this any different than any other MMO? You can quicktravel to any previously explored hub and you can pay to have that cooldown shortened. So what's the problem?

Again, because of the amount of times they send you back to the same out-of-the-way area for a single quest. The travel system itself isn't a problem, it's the way they force its use constantly as a time sink.

Canard or not, it's what it sounds like to me. Especially since you're still harping on launch problems and not how game is now.

Of course that's how we sound to you, you're being a fanboy. Any criticism of a game sounds like whining to a fanboy.

And the problems that have been described are still present in the game. You've even admitted yourself that you can't run/use a speeder in the game without paying for it. Having to pay for something that fundamental in a game is a great indicator of poor f2p design.
 
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