Life in space goes on.
By Alex Walker on April 11, 2014 at 7:20 am
There are people out there still playing The Old Republic. Jolly good, then. It’s one of those MMOs that I feel like I really should have invested the time into finishing but didn’t, because, well, it’s an MMO and I only have so much time in my day.
Still, for those who have stuck by their lightsabers until the end, Bioware are looking after you. The “Invasion” 2.7 update has gone live, offering a slew of new content for PvP and PvE alike. First off the rank is a level 55 story arc called “Forged Alliances”, which the launch page says the “galactic conflict between the Empire and the Republic takes center stage”. I presume players spent the 54 levels previous just playing Pazzak in cantinas around the galaxy, then.
In the new Huttball PvP content, players can “work together to climb up structures instead of across a field to score points”. Rock climbing in an MMO. It’s certainly a different approach. “Use the new “grappling blasters” located throughout the ground to propel yourself to the level above.”
There’s some new end-game content and a new galactic starfighter PvP as well. What there isn’t is player housing – that’ll only arrive when the Galactic Strongholds expansion touches down in August. Still, it’s good to see that Bioware haven’t given up on their ambitious MMO, even if much of the steam has well and truly escaped throughout the galaxy by now.
Source: Thanks, IGN!