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SWTOR: Galactic Strongholds announced for summer release

Wednesday, 19th March 2014 17:38 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Star Wars: The Old Republic’s Galactic Strongholds expansion will be released this summer, Bioware has announced.

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The expansion brings housing to the game, and will allow players to acquire and customize personal Strongholds.

All subscribers as of April 2 will receive 500 Bonus Cartel Coins and all subscribers as of May 4 will receive 1,000 Bonus Cartel Coins as a celebratory bonus.

Subscribers as of May 11 will receive special rewards including Early Access on June 24 along with a Luxurious Nar Shaddaa Sky Palace with three rooms already unlocked (valued at 1,500,000 credits).

Preferred Status Players gain Early Access on July 29 and Galactic Strongholds will be offered to the public as a Free-to-Play Digital Expansion in August.

Here’s the official blurb:

In Galactic Strongholds, players can live on multiple planets and customize their prestigious apartments. Players can live in the heart of their faction’s capital world, live in style among the high-rollers of Nar Shaddaa, or even 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.

Here’s a reward breakdown:

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”

Players gain Preferred Status by purchasing anything from the online store. Former Subscribers are automatically Preferred Status players.

Former players can rejoin the game by visiting the MySWTOR section.

The expansion will go live in August.

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2 Comments

  1. GrimRita

    ‘Stronghold’ being the key word for Player Housing. Can the game engine actually cope with all these extra strains on it? I love the bribe as well ‘Please say and we will give you x coins to spend’.

    Desperate measures by a game that is in serious trouble this year and rightly so. I’ve never seen a developer churn out such little content for a triple ‘A’ MMO. Totally free to play by Christmas this will as there’s only a handful of subs left stupid enough to pay for this white elephant.

    With any luck Wildstar will strike a chord with me and others and finally put the death nail in the most generic MMO since WoW.

    #1 5 months ago
  2. DarkElfa

    If you don’t play the game now Grim, then your opinion on it is questionable.

    #2 5 months ago

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