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What is in a name? -James Ohlen Reveals The Legacy System in SWTOR

James Ohlen (updated)

Hey Everyone,

This build has our first iteration of the Legacy System! At its core the Legacy system is about allowing players to create a family tree of characters. Family is pretty important to the Star Wars universe, with the Skywalker family having one of the most interesting dynamics in movie history. This version is just the foundational components that we will use to build upon in the future. Here are the features of this iteration:

  • Once your character has completed their Chapter 1 storyline, they will be able to choose a Legacy Last Name. This Legacy Last Name must be unique and is shared across all characters on that server – so choose carefully!
  • Once you have unlocked your Legacy, any and all characters on that server will now contribute to that player’s Legacy Experience Points. Much like normal experience points, when you reach certain Legacy thresholds, you will increase your Legacy Level.


We already have plans for how we will expand the functionality of the Legacy System in one of our major post-ship patches. This will include being able to shape your Legacy’s family tree, and give you a reward for all those Legacy Levels.

We look forward to reading your feedback on the Legacy System!

–James

 

So announced today is a Legacy System. This system is going to allow you to choose a legacy name for your character, once they complete chapter 1. ┬áNow up to this point we have heard that last names will not be available in game. I get the feeling this particular feature has been on and off the table so many times that saying it is not going to happen is the safest route, cause then if it does it is a bonus. Continue Reading »

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Advanced classes details (*updated)

Published by under Breaking News,GamesCom on Aug. 18. 2010.

Character customization in SWTOR is also made possible through a concept called advanced classes. It is a specialization of your primary class into one of two paths.

Today at GamesCom 2010 the working titles of all 16 advanced classes were revealed. They are:

Smuggler

  • Scoundrel (Stealth/Medicine; Burst ranged damage or healing)
  • Gunslinger (Dual pistols, Quick draw, Ranged DPS)

Sith Inquisitor

  • Sorcerer (Single saber; ranged damage class; Healing; Think of someone that just loves using lightning; Think Palpatine; They even heal with lighning (joke, but they do heal))
  • Assassin (Double bladed light sabers, a lot of melee damage, When you think about the Assassin think about Darth Maul and Zabrak and tattoos. That’s the general vibe they are going for)

Jedi Knight

  • Sentinel (dual saber (not double), melee DPS; Think young Anakin)
  • Guardian (tank, party buffs, Think Obi Wan leading the attack with the troops

Trooper

  • Commando (ranged tank)
  • Vanguard

Imperial Agent

  • Operative (blaster rifle, burst ranged damage, stealth)
  • Sniper (dps)

Bounty Hunter

  • Powertech
  • Mercenary

Jedi Consular

  • Shadow (double-bladed lightsaber)
  • Wizard (healing; single lightsaber)

During our talk with James Ohlen, he said that they wanted to have 4 healing capable classes so that out of 16 available advanced classes, 25% can heal and when you translate that to a group of 4 there will always be one class capable of doing some heals. (If they spec for healing option of course)

Update: The full list and details of all the advanced classes has been released by Bioware and can be found in our news article here.

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