The lights are on
A free-to-play expansion for Star Wars: The Old Republic was announced today by BioWare and LucasArts. Galactic Strongholds arrives this summer; allowing players to obtain and customize personal strongholds.
Galactic Strongholds lets players own and decorate multiple apartments. Apart from just an aesthetic standpoint, the decorations will be used to boost prestige score on a ranked Stronghold directory. Also included in the expansion is the ability for guilds to launch guild flagships where members can socialize or plan ahead.
To commemorate the announcement, subscribers of The Old Republic will be receiving various in-game bonuses based on date of subscription.
Players can get the preferred status by purchasing anything from The Old Republic’s online store. Former subscribers automatically have preferred status.
Star Wars: The Old Republic's Galactic Strongholds expansion will be available to the public in August.
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While I enjoy player housing in games, this is both not enough to draw me in and probably came late. It should have been available at launch or soon after.
I'm glad that they're finally seeing to this. Well before this game was even released, fans were yelling for this happen. If they continue in this direction which allows more players to have what they've been asking for I may fall back into it. I don't know if I'll check this out this summer or not, however I'm excited for those currently playing. Keep up the good work, Bioware.
The e-mail I got said early access for subscribers is June 10th, not June 24th...
I like it and I still play SWTOR.
I'm much more excited for the upcoming Flashpoints, but I'm still looking forward to this!