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Third digital expansion - Galactic Strongholds !

BadOrbBadOrb Member UncommonPosts: 791

O wow , player housing , legacy bank and guild ships ! Is it Christmas already ? I mean life day , errr.

Lots to look forward too there. What do you think ? O and it's free again like GSF.

Looks like I might get 1500 cc for subbing too and crafters will have something to make.

I will get a free house on Nar Shadda and 3 free extra rooms wooo hooo.

You can buy things with credits and/or CC's.

EDIT -Oops forgot the link lol , http://www.swtor.com/ 

http://www.swtor.com/galactic-strongholds

Cheers,

BadOrb.

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  • bobdole1979bobdole1979 Member Posts: 210

    IT LOOKS AMAZING!!   I like how you can clearly put up trophies from the different operations.

     

    [mod edit]

  • HorusraHorusra Member EpicPosts: 4,411
    I like the shared bank. Could careless about housing. Wish the store had more stuff besides the gambling chests that I wanted to actually buy. I just do not like the gambling aspect cause I always feel I wasted my money.
  • funconfuncon Member UncommonPosts: 279
    Did they change the skill system for the classes? I want to get back into it but the class skill system sucks and so does having to go through 4 loading screens to get from your ship to the fleet. Also Corruscant not being the main hub and not being a big city.
  • heider89heider89 Member UncommonPosts: 159
    Originally posted by funcon
    Did they change the skill system for the classes? I want to get back into it but the class skill system sucks and so does having to go through 4 loading screens to get from your ship to the fleet. Also Corruscant not being the main hub and not being a big city.

    they have done alot of work with the loading screens its alot faster now

  • BadOrbBadOrb Member UncommonPosts: 791
    Originally posted by funcon
    Did they change the skill system for the classes? I want to get back into it but the class skill system sucks and so does having to go through 4 loading screens to get from your ship to the fleet. Also Corruscant not being the main hub and not being a big city.

    Well in your ship you fly to the fleet and watch the new fleet cut scene and then leave your ship , so is it about 2 loading screens. The skill system is the same as it always was , in what way did it suck ?

    As to your last point , well some of us are debating , if ( because you can have a stronghold on Coruscant ) it will become more populated and if we can have a holo link to the fleet chat system for grouping up etc. Still if the strongholds are instances and we can't communicate with each other ( chat system ) then I guess a quick fleet pass would come in handy.

    I'm just looking forward to the legacy bank in August and my free 1500 extra CC's for April and May. On top of my 1100 CC's for the two months. Wow that's 2600 CC's in 4 weeks , it's a lot.

    Cheers,

    BadOrb.

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  • funconfuncon Member UncommonPosts: 279
    class skill tree is so WoW 2004. There has to be a better more fun way to advance your class.
  • bobdole1979bobdole1979 Member Posts: 210
    Originally posted by funcon
    class skill tree is so WoW 2004. There has to be a better more fun way to advance your class.

    such as......

     

    oh and its always been 1 loading screen from your ship to the fleet.  its also 1 loading screen from any planet to the fleet so you know good try

  • FoomerangFoomerang Member UncommonPosts: 5,628

    I am impressed with the type of content they have been adding as of late. I hope they keep up the good work!

  • ktanner3ktanner3 Member UncommonPosts: 4,063
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    Getting back to the OP, I'm glad that there is options to open houses on the capital worlds. I was never a fan of the addition of the fleets during BETA as I felt the end game socializing should have been on the home worlds. Hopefully this is the start of rectifying that mistake.

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  • FandinFandin Member UncommonPosts: 55
    Nice! Good to see BW adding so much to the game as of late. Think I'll hop on and check the game out on my two days off coming up.
  • really didnt think guild ships would be coming. figured if anything, they would wait to see how people responded to individual housing first
  • DocBrodyDocBrody Member UncommonPosts: 1,926

    ha, I knew it would pay off keeping my alts at low levelsl,  now I can get the furniture drops and still enjoy playing class story

     

    and legacy bank, thank god.

    and guild ship instances! nice

    guess I'll actually play again when this launches in August

  • DoogiehowserDoogiehowser Member Posts: 1,873
    Looks like i will have to resub again when this launches and start a new alt.

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  • DocBrodyDocBrody Member UncommonPosts: 1,926
    Originally posted by bobdole1979
    Originally posted by funcon
    class skill tree is so WoW 2004. There has to be a better more fun way to advance your class.

    such as......

     

    oh and its always been 1 loading screen from your ship to the fleet.  its also 1 loading screen from any planet to the fleet so you know good try

    still no background loading while playing cutscenes? That's lame, should be worked on next.

    but the expansion looks to be good and integrated throughout the game, that makes it a real expansion (unlike GSF which was more like a plugin or addon)

  • so guess this would be the smaller of the 2 digital expansions they have slated for this year that they mentioned in the road map(the one said to be about the same size as the GSF one as opposed to the one that is suppose to be similar in size to RotHC)
  • bobdole1979bobdole1979 Member Posts: 210
    Originally posted by gaou
    so guess this would be the smaller of the 2 digital expansions they have slated for this year that they mentioned in the road map(the one said to be about the same size as the GSF one as opposed to the one that is suppose to be similar in size to RotHC)

    maybe but didn't they say the June patch would be huge and have more content added then ever before?

    It does say there is more to it on the website.

  • Originally posted by bobdole1979
    Originally posted by gaou
    so guess this would be the smaller of the 2 digital expansions they have slated for this year that they mentioned in the road map(the one said to be about the same size as the GSF one as opposed to the one that is suppose to be similar in size to RotHC)

    maybe but didn't they say the June patch would be huge and have more content added then ever before?

    It does say there is more to it on the website.

    yea went back to the road map and it does say that 2.8 will be the biggest update to that point

     

    • June 10th: Game Update 2.8
      • Nightmare Mode Dread Palace Operation
      • New ships and an entirely new Ship Role for Galactic Starfighter
      • And much more… this is going to be the biggest update up to this point - we will reveal more once we are a bit closer to June
     
    still think it will be the small of the 2 planned expansions but we will have to see what else they may have for it
  • FrodoFraginsFrodoFragins Member EpicPosts: 5,645

    It seems like they are all mini expansions.  But that's better than nothing.

     

    I like the look and mood of the game but not really the content other than leveling.  It's too bad the best feature of the game cost so much to develop - class stories.

  • klash2defklash2def Member EpicPosts: 1,949
    as a long time subscriber this is the best news ive heard in a while.. let the RP commence! For the Empire! 
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  • hikaru77hikaru77 Member UncommonPosts: 1,123
    Originally posted by bobdole1979
    Originally posted by gaou
    so guess this would be the smaller of the 2 digital expansions they have slated for this year that they mentioned in the road map(the one said to be about the same size as the GSF one as opposed to the one that is suppose to be similar in size to RotHC)

    maybe but didn't they say the June patch would be huge and have more content added then ever before?

    It does say there is more to it on the website.

    Strongholds release in on august, the 2.8 update coming on june is not the DLC. 

  • Sevenstar61Sevenstar61 Member UncommonPosts: 1,686

    Wow. I am definitely moving to Nar Shaddaa!!!! now I just need working casino there LOL.

     


    http://www.swtor.com/galactic-strongholds

    YouTube trailer

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8ccmDV1nlw


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  • Originally posted by hikaru77
    Originally posted by bobdole1979
    Originally posted by gaou
    so guess this would be the smaller of the 2 digital expansions they have slated for this year that they mentioned in the road map(the one said to be about the same size as the GSF one as opposed to the one that is suppose to be similar in size to RotHC)

    maybe but didn't they say the June patch would be huge and have more content added then ever before?

    It does say there is more to it on the website.

    Strongholds release in on august, the 2.8 update coming on june is not the DLC. 

    i think they they may be considering it as part of 2.8 since that is when early access will begin and i would think 2.9(assuming there will be a 2.9 since they went from 1.7 to 2.0 and it hasnt been announced yet) will come around october with 3.0(the next expansion) at the end of the year

    Watch New Galactic Strongholds Announcement Trailer | 03.19.2014, 10:01 AM

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ninjonxb View Post
    Woo!
    So if Subscribers are getting early access on June 24th can we assume that this will not be the focus of 2.8?
    2.8 was originally said to come on June 10th and "is going to be the biggest update up to this point"
    http://www.swtor.com/info/news/news-article/20140203
    Good catch Ninjonxb,

    Subscriber Early Access to Galactic Strongholds is coming as a part of 2.8. As you can see the decision has been made to move the 2.8 date out two weeks from its original target. We wanted some more time to work on that sweet, sweet player stronghold content.

    -eric
     
     
    edit: but who knows, GSF early access was in 2.5 and official release was in 2.6 so they may do something similar
  • Sevenstar61Sevenstar61 Member UncommonPosts: 1,686

    And finally... some subscriber appreciation :)

    In Galactic Strongholds, players can live on multiple planets and choose a prestigious apartment in the heart of the faction’s capital world, live in style among the high-rollers of Nar Shaddaa, or both by owning multiple Strongholds. Hundreds of unique decorations will be available for players to express their own personal style, as well as to boost their Prestige score to compete for top ranking in the Stronghold Directory. Friends can be invited and transported to a player’s Stronghold from any in-game location to socialize. At official launch, Guilds will also be able to launch powerful Guild Flagships where members can meet, plan, and strategize for their next adventure.

    Subscribers as of April 2nd will receive:

    • 500 Bonus Cartel Coins

    Subscribers as of May 4th will receive:

    • 1,000 Bonus Cartel Coins

    Subscribers as of May 11th will receive:

    • Early Access to Galactic Strongholds on June 24
    • Luxurious Nar Shaddaa Stronghold with three additional rooms unlocked (Value: 1,500,000 Credits)
    • Stronghold Label: “Galactic Stronghold”
    • Character Title: “The Illustrious”

    Subscribers beginning June 24th will receive:

    • Early Access to Galactic Strongholds on June 24
    • Luxurious Nar Shaddaa Stronghold Unlocked (Value: 250,000 Credits)
    • Stronghold Label: “Galactic Stronghold”
    • Character Title: “The Illustrious”

    Preferred Status Players beginning July 29 will receive:

    • Early Access to Galactic Strongholds on July 29
    • Stronghold Label: “Galactic Stronghold”
    • Character Title: “The Illustrious”

    If you stay a subscriber throughout, you will earn an extra 1500 coins. Note that you will get these coins in addition to your monthly subscriber allotment.


    -eric

    Question:

    How many rooms can we unlock in Palace in nar Shaddaa... I want to know!!!!!

     

    PS. So glad I have saved 70 million credits image now I can spend them.


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  • Not_Too_BrightNot_Too_Bright Member Posts: 18


    If this "life support mode", I don't want to deal with this game if it ever gets popular. image

     

     

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  • Ramonski7Ramonski7 Member UncommonPosts: 2,662
    Now THIS is what the devs should be doing with their development cycle. Enticing players to come back with great content not a tricked out cash shop. Keep it coming BW, keep it coming.image

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