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The Star Wars: The Old Republic blog has been updated with a new post that details some of the forthcoming heroic space missions in v1.6. Lead Designer Michael Backus relays the information that these new missions will be 'incredibly challenging' for high level players.
These missions will be repeatable, incredibly challenging, and reward players who enjoy the current Space Missions. Our goal is to make these missions worthy of the most skilled players, and completing them, along with their Bonus Objectives, should test the greatest pilots. To help in this endeavor, players will also be able to get new upgrades for their ship, attainable through various means like trade skills and specialty vendors. The rewards for these missions will also be increased, and hopefully provide new motivations for players who want to improve their gear for use in Flashpoints and Operations.
Read the full post on the Star Wars: The Old Republic site.