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The Old Republic launches update 1.3 today


4:30 PM on 06.26.2012
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Fans of The Old Republic have a lot to be excited for, as the newest content update titled "Allies", is landing today. First off, you have the heavily requested group finder feature, which allows you to search and join up with other players with the press of a button -- this alone would have ensured that I didn't stop playing basically right when I hit 50.

There's also the addition of Ranked Warzones, extra legacy perks, an enhanced XP system, and adaptive gear. The XP system sounds pretty neat, as it lets you customize the way you earn XP the most through the legacy system, whether it's through space combat, questing, or PVP.

Adaptive gear is basically a feature that WoW implemented late last year, and a few other MMOs had before it -- it allows you to use any cosmetic gear you want while still retaining the bonuses of your "top tier" gear.

Something tells me the game would have been a lot more successful if it launched with some of these basic updates. Either way, this one is actually interesting enough for me to come back and dig around for a month or so.

Game Update 1.3 - Allies includes the following new features:

 

  • Group Finder – will make it much easier for players to join up with others in the game. This feature allows you to connect with other players who want to tackle the same Flashpoint or Operation that you do while also ensuring the group is filled out with combat disciplines that complement each other. Together you’ll be better prepared to take on the more advanced challenges in the game.

 

  • Ranked Warzones – make PvP more challenging and more rewarding. You can now create a group, compete in ranked warzones, and then track your personal performance and measure your skills against other players.

 

  • Legacy Character Perks –perks give you the opportunity to customize the leveling experience for your Legacy characters. You can focus on the parts of the game you like best, whether that’s space combat, PvP,or Group Missions and Flashpoints, you can choose which activities earn the most experience. The perks give you other bonus opportunities as well, like piloting a vehicle at level 10, earning bonus affection with companions, and even being able to reallocate your skill points in the field.

 

  • Adaptive Gear – allows you to wear your favorite social gear into combat while still enjoying the bonuses you receive from your best combat gear. We’ll almost certainly be seeing more eccentric-looking groups tackling high-level operations, but that’s part of the fun.




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