New Legacy system in Star Wars: The Old Republic described

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If you’re one of the gazillions of people like myself who have been enjoying Bioware’s MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic, get ready to take that enjoyment to a….family level. The newest addition to the hugely popular MMO – the Legacy system – has been detailed by the game’s director, James Ohlen, and it looks like relationships between your own characters are about to become very interesting.

Talking to Gamespot, Ohlen has discussed the new system, saying it was influenced by the very family dynamic evidenced in the Star Wars films.

“We wanted to have a system that encouraged players to create alts and to play the game through the different story paths. So the legacy system is meant to do that. It essentially allows you to, instead of just having a bunch of alts that have no relation to each other, you can actually create a family tree where your alts can be related to your main character, either as, you know, a sibling, a son, a father, a family friend, or a husband and wife. You can actually choose the relationship your characters will have with each other. And then you gain legacy experience points and legacy levels, and with legacy experience points and levels, that gives you–that allows you to unlock abilities, perks, a whole slew of different advantages, essentially, that all the members of your legacy tree will be able to enjoy.”

So it looks like that lonely, jaded Bounty Hunter of yours doesn’t necessarily have to be lonely anymore. Now he (or she) can have a wife (or husband), or a sister. Maybe even a daughter….the possibilities are endless.

The Legacy system itself will unlock once the player has finished Chapter 1 in the game, which should see them at around early level 30s.

In related SW:TOR news, the game’s first major content patch goes live January 17 and features a new Flashpoint and Operation, in addition to higher level group content and the fixing of balancing issues and bugs.

Do we have any SW:TOR players here? Let us know the server you’re playing on – maybe we’ll get together for some questing.

Source: Gamespot


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