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Star Wars: The Old Republic Lead Writer Charles Boyd has published a new developer blog that gives players an overview of the planet Makeb. Makeb will arrive in game with the release of the expansion, Rise of the Hutt Cartel.
When the writers discussed who the Players’ direct opposition should be on Makeb, the choice was unanimous: we all wanted to fight the Hutts. The increasing aggression of the Hutt Cartel was introduced in our Game Update (Operation: Karagga’s Palace Part II), and we wanted to bring that looming conflict to the forefront on Makeb and give players a chance to face-off with the Cartel once and for all.
The Hutts give us an opportunity to reinforce just how fragile the balance of power has become due to the ongoing war between the Republic and the Empire. The entire galaxy seems like it’s up for grabs at this point, and it was only a matter of time before a wealthy and powerful entity like the Hutts decided to make their own bid for control.
Read more of the Makeb Overiew on the Star Wars: The Old Republic site.