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BioWare and Electronic Arts have announced the first expansion for Star Wars: The Old Republic, and introduces the Hutts, a new planet, a new level cap, and more.
The Rise of the Hutt Cartel comes out in spring 2013, and will cost $9.99 for subscribers and be $19.99 for everyone else. Either way, if you pre-order the title by January 7 you can get five days early access.
The expansion features new story-based missions on a planet called Makeb, and the five new levels will raise the level cap to 55. New abilities, gear, and skill points will also be available as you progress.
Further details are light right now, but BioWare says that the planet holds a big secret that the Republic and Sith factions will want to get their hands on.
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I've been playing this lately. Having fun with BioWare's storytelling even if the scope of the game allows you to see the chinks in their interaction design's armor. I enjoy it for what it is, have payed a little money in to support the people who made it. Not sure if I'm willing to pay $20 for one planet though. I'm already thoroughly against their subscription... although if they cut it in half price wise I and a lot of other people would probably bite. If that planet is gonna get me through all five levels at that point then perhaps, because it would have to be giant, but I don't know.
I for one love this game, and I'm glad to see they're getting an expansion out already. The F2P model has some kinks to work out, but in terms of content they've been pushing out quite a bit the last few months.
Hmmmm...interesting. Might have to check it out.
Fun game might be worth a look!
I do really like this game and I don't usually enjoy the MMO's and maybe I'm one of the few who does enjoy it but I'm a F2P and the subscriber specific bonuses almost make me want to pay but not unless they lower the price. I'm not sure if I can pay 20 dollars for a planet though...
Calling this an expansion is laughable.
It's what this game needs, I was bored at 50 when I played; the gameplay up to 50 is engaging and worth a look for those interested.