Star Wars: The Old Republic v1.2 Update Released With Free Game Time
Posted on Thursday, April 12 @ 14:32:35 Eastern by Jonathan_Leack
The only thing better than an enormous update for an MMO you play is free game time, and Star Wars: The Old Republic is rocking both today.
SWTOR's second major update, version 1.2, is now live on the public servers. It has been referred to as the first true content patch for the game, and is exactly that. The patch notes are quite extensive and include the Legacy system that BioWare has been talking about for ages now, a new Flashpoint, an additional Operation for raiders, and even a new Warzone to host Viking-style battles full of people whining about how other classes are overpowered.
There is also some great news today for those who have stuck with SWTOR through thick and thin and even those who have quit the past few months. Players who have active subscriptions are being given a free Legacy Tauntaun Ram Pet (it's kind of ugly so don't get too excited). Secondly, any accounts with an already existing level 50 character have received 30-days of free play time (sorry level 49s!). Lastly, those with inactive subscriptions will be able to play for free between April 13th to April 19th and try out the new patch.
Although patch 1.2 is large, it doesn't offer anything too surprising. The Legacy system was talked about even before beta and should have been in the game at launch, and the UI adjustment system is something we've seen in MMOs for over a decade now. The new content will hopefully be entertaining enough to keep fans of the game occupied for a couple months, but feedback so far has been largely negative.
The patch notes are several pages long, so we've posted some of the hot highlights that might catch your attention. See below:
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