You'll probably have heard the news by now: as per June we're getting SWTOR apartments! I mean, strongholds, totally strongholds (sigh).
Seriously, what's this 'stronghold' stuff? If I hear stronghold, I imagine some sort of castle. Not particularly useful in spacey future times. Besides, I'm always out there in danger, so when I'm having time off I want to relax in my leisure apartment. Not hide behind some barricades with all my stuff.
The name aside, this seems to be a decent update. There's even another teaser vid, that doesn't particularly tell much, but looks cool:
What's hot?All directly from the official homepage:
"Legacy Stronghold Storage – Unlock access to a new type of storage that is shared across your entire Legacy!"
Legacy storage! What can I say, this is going to be huge. Awesome for raiding consumables, crafting materials and smuggle wares without ending up loosing sight on what character has what. People have been asking for this since the start of the game, so it's good this is finally added.
"Rally your guild aboard your own Guild Flagship and join the renowned ranks of your faction’s starship fleet."
This is a nice surprise, there's been no mention of a guild ship before. Always good to have a place where you can accumulate trophies with your buddies. This should be a fun addition.
"Choose a prestigious apartment in the heart of your faction’s capital world, or live in style among the high-rollers of Nar Shaddaa or both – your Legacy can own multiple Strongholds!"
"Display trophies earned in battle, craft state-of-the-art furniture, and unlock all-new rewards across the game. Then customize your Strongholds with hundreds of unique decorations to express your personal style."Crafting, trophies... exactly what I had hoped for. Surely they'll come up with some creative stuff.
Buzzing blogsMeanwhile, it seems people are getting quite excited about this, and SWTOR blogs are buzzing. Most bloggers agree 'stronghold' sounds silly, but are generally quite happy with the revealed features. Here's a short wrap up:
Going Commando loves how Bioware manages to surprise players with an update that appears to be more impressive than expected.
Meanwhile, Swords & Lightsabers has 101 ideas about the possible housing details.
Finally, Werit wonders how the decoration system will work, while Njessi of Hawtpants of the Republic finds her luxury condo has a walk-in-closet.
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