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Developer Update: Introduction to Galactic Strongholds

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Developer Update: Introduction to Galactic Strongholds
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07.02.2014 , 08:16 AM | #1 Click here to go to the next staff post in this thread. Next  
Lead Designer Jesse Sky dives into some of the key features of SWTOR's new digital expansion: Galactic Strongholds.

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Jerba
07.02.2014 , 09:41 AM | #2
So far, the expansion meets my expectations for housing. Really like this preview, especially the moving pictures. Looking forward to seeing it in action on stream later today!

Hope the PTS will soon go up so we can test it ourselves.

Edit: Looks like there is an error in the German translation. For Legacy Storage, it says "von einem Handwerker im Kartellmarkt kaufen" (in English: "buy it from a crafter in the Cartel Market"). Please add a "or" to not confuse German players that the Legacy Storage is only available via MTX.
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FlyText - Minimap lit up - Wardrobe - Friends count - Custom chat channels - AH bug - Soa boss fight - Maelstrom Prison - Vanity pets

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idnewton
07.02.2014 , 09:41 AM | #3
Looks good, but why do we still have ZERO pictures of the Dromund Kaas stronghold?
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07.02.2014 , 09:49 AM | #4
Having a hook system rather than total free will is very disappointing.

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crubel
07.02.2014 , 09:51 AM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by MarsherMeow View Post
Having a hook system rather than total free will is very disappointing.
It doesn't look like a true hook system or a true "free will" system, but rather a hybrid approach where there are hooks, but you have free placement within that hook. I could be wrong, but that is what I gather from what I see.

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brutall
07.02.2014 , 09:51 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by MarsherMeow View Post
Having a hook system rather than total free will is very disappointing.
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MarsherMeow
07.02.2014 , 09:55 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by crubel View Post
It doesn't look like a true hook system or a true "free will" system, but rather a hybrid approach where there are hooks, but you have free placement within that hook. I could be wrong, but that is what I gather from what I see.
I can't place what I want where I want so it's a hook system. I'm limited by the hooks and it has to be the right type of hook even for the decoration. Looks like you can only off-set where things are on those hooks by 10 units on the X and Y axis and looks like you can only rotate things horizontally.

I want to be able to put whatever decorations wherever I want and rotate them on every axis. No scaling option either.

Edit:
The hooks system would be great as an aid but you should have the option to turn it off.

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bannsider
07.02.2014 , 09:55 AM | #8
Hooks?

I knew they would half *** this but this is the most disappointed I have been by any tor news since launch

They had a real chance here and they have screwed it up we needed free form housing not hooks

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Jerba
07.02.2014 , 09:58 AM | #9
After studying the screenshots more closely, I noticed:
  • There is a guild purchase option. I wonder if this refers to the Guild Flagships? And what are those Keyring strongholds?
  • The location of the Stronghold is called "Nar Shaddaa". I am really hoping that the Strongholds are in their own areas (like the daily areas) and are not connected to the planets. I don't want to sit in a 5 minute loading screen to visit my Tatooine homestead.
Definitely looking forward to more information!

Quote: Originally Posted by MarsherMeow View Post
Having a hook system rather than total free will is very disappointing.
They do talk about how they want to have the system as intuitive as possible, so I suppose that's the reason they went with the hook system.
Scoundrel healer and vanity pet collector on T3-M4. Some of my reports of as of yet unfixed bugs:
FlyText - Minimap lit up - Wardrobe - Friends count - Custom chat channels - AH bug - Soa boss fight - Maelstrom Prison - Vanity pets

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Atlanis
07.02.2014 , 10:00 AM | #10
Well played, from the looks you managed to build a uniquir system, more friendly for users than Wildstar but with the same freedom of moving stuff around;-)

Best housing system I have seen in a long run. What is that Guild Purchase....wait a moment...Guild Flaggships for fat big ******guilds and appartments for the smaller ones....YOU GUYs WATCHED LOG HORIZON. Well I like it very much, you have done well
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