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SWTOR – Changes to the Legacy system in Patch 1.2 and beyond

by Bartender on March 13, 2012

An example of a family tree.

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The Legacy System – All begins with 1.2

It seems that many of the things we’re being promised for SWTOR will come out in patch 1.2. Unfortunately we don’t have an idea of when we’ll get this patch… it’s not even out when it will be on the test server and we know it will need to be there before it goes live. Here’s some notes I took about the legacy system during the Guild thing they had last week.

Apparently the legacy system was thought of from the very beginning and they wanted it to have some influence in almost every aspect of game play. When it got closer to launch they found they would have to scale back and so they put the bar into place.

Current state – it is a bar…had arguments about putting the bar in because it made them look stupid. The good news is the bar has a purpose.

The “family tree” is updated and decide how all of your characters go together.  They showed some nice examples of this in the video.

When you reach level 50 you can unlock all the species (you have played). Humans at 50 gives presence stat for all characters. Get other characters class buff that you make to level 2 (I think here they mean Chapter 2 although it really wasn’t specified). Chapter 3 you unlock the heroic ability. You can’t do these in Ops or warzones but it will be nice in PVE.

Complete a companion character – like ranged tank. When they say complete here I think they’re talking about maxing out your companion bar. Shorten the cool down and a small stat boost. Additional presence buff for each (companion) one you complete.

More things
Maximizing light and Dark Side – unlocks activity ability for all characters.
Unarmed duels … unlock with valor
Social rank – dancing with your companion
RP packages with social stuff – again this is legacy (so they will be available for all of your characters).
Most legacy rewards can be purchased. Some will initially not be purchasable – but will be later. One thing they said these would be super expensive but they want someone who is sitting on bazillion credits to have something to spend their money on.

You will be able to buy –
Faster fleet pass
Faster sprint – yeahhh go sprint.

Ship things the following are for your ship:
Training dummies – warzone and operations (with combat logs)
Repair droid – buy / repair / ship upgrades (to improve crafting abilities)
Auction House – very high up the legacy

A side note – the max legacy currently is 50. Someone in the room said their guild member was 48 or 49… wow.

Legacy weapons and armor
These will be for the alts you have. Allow you to get awesome gear for your lowbies.
You can mail to your alts. (( bound to legacy )) you can mail anything to your alts.
Unique orange items only available to Legacy.

Coming –

Able to customize your experience. XP buffs for doing just PVP.


When character server transfers come you will be able to do this. It looks like you will be able to transfer sometime just not in the immediate future.
You will be able to use force choke on Republic.
There will one day be able to change the look of your appearance, sometime.
Legacy bank will be coming later.
Some mail restrictions will be removed in 1.2.

Character customizations will be coming (when you don’t have to do any class quests).

You will be able to dual spec (not in 1.2).
Your ships droid will also NOT talk as much.
Companions will not be in your legacy yet.
Cosmetic ship upgrades will be coming.

Wow… lots of stuff coming soon.

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