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Developer Dispatch: The Legacy System

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Developer Dispatch: The Legacy System
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03.22.2012 , 08:51 AM | #1 This is the last staff post in this thread.  
The Legacy system in Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ will allow you to create your very own family tree, connecting each of your characters together and unlocking a host of skills and abilities that would otherwise be unobtainable. Watch this Developer Dispatch to learn about what Legacy is and how it will continue to evolve with the game.

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03.22.2012 , 09:08 AM | #2
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03.22.2012 , 09:13 AM | #3
My friend had the awesome idea...
Pureblood Jedi
"He is Funky, and he's a Tunk!"
"Whatever tha' is!"
That's right, I'm THE FunkyTunk!

Sneakycheeks's Avatar

03.22.2012 , 09:19 AM | #4
Sounds awesome ^^ ..can't wait hope it goes live soon!!

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03.22.2012 , 09:21 AM | #5
yeeaaah right.

what i saw till today is freekin me out. seriously guys?????
mixing the talents from class to class and even mixing the races is just a stupid and bad idea.
there is a history to that game and you guys just can't do whatever you want. an imperial agent or a bounty hunter is using force abilities???


and a pure blood sith plays a jedi or a trooper??? thats the big hit with legacy system and you are even proud of it???
if a pure bloods son or daughter betrayes the side and go republic the father would hunt him/her down and kill mim/her only through pure pride.
and if a member of a force sensitive family goes bountyhunter than because he isn't force sensitive. i can track und hunt down people as sith as well. but if i can use the force as lets say bounty hunter why would i risk the overheating of my weapons when i can shoot with lightning.

i don't konw, i just don't get it what should be fun on that system. epic battles rise between different charakters like the fight between boba fett and darth vader or like jango fett against obi wan.
that fight wouldn't be epic anymore if obi wan had also a jet pack and jango will use force telekinetic don't you think.

that would be for me a reason to quit the old republic because this system is just plain stupid. according to the gameplay to the lore, to everything.
what happens is the game becomes a huge senseless sponge where everybody can do everything.
why should i play other classes then?? thats the reason to play it. a chalange!!!! to explore something new.

but what i saw in the trailer you guys posted gives me the creeps. a jedi with a flamethrower???
you really managed it to get every fun out of the game. the list is that long so i stay only to that point. all i do is playing the classes through their story because thats just the only thing that makes fun at all.
if its not buggy, its just not fun to play or senseless like for example the crew skills.

i am very disappointed in that. i just keep on going playing my story lines through. for that i love you. the voice over story telling class lines are amazing and either thrilling or just fun to play.
long live the casual players because for mmo players this game just don't have anything if the legacy system like it is comes.
A powerful sith you will become

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03.22.2012 , 09:23 AM | #6
Looks awesome though I'm still not 100% sure the sith jedi thing will work out. Still, I can't wait until 1.2.
The Hunter never becomes the hunted. His prey is just walking into a trap.

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03.22.2012 , 09:24 AM | #7
I'm actually pretty excited about the family tree feature - I've had several of my characters and their interpersonal relationships defined in my mind for upwards of two years. I do wish there was an option for romantic relationships short of marriage, though, and a master/apprentice relationship.
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03.22.2012 , 09:28 AM | #8
Diversity is GOOD. How many times have you heard people say "well, if everything was the same that would just be boring..."

This allows the full gambit of species/class choice and legacy ability unlocks if you want it. Nobody is going to force you to do it.

Step out of your 'lore' cocoon and realise that not only will this allow for more expression, challenge and diversity it's a NEW (albeit old) timeline with a NEW idea.

Have you watched "Sherlock"? It's not set in Victorian Britain, it's set in contemporary times. It's just as good and just as relevant as the original book setting.

Embrace the change! Explore your SW inner-fantasy-demon-child.
Quote: Originally Posted by Badgerpanic
Now, take a deep breath, remember that this isn't real life, and CALM. DOWN.

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03.22.2012 , 09:28 AM | #9
Nice video.

To bad we cant ingame have the Jedi robes hoods down like in that video.
In the game players are still forced to have em up with no option of taking them down...

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03.22.2012 , 09:33 AM | #10
I'm not really impressed by it, maybe that will change when I see it first hand, perhaps it is deeper than I'm expecting, but considering the highest level unlock is level 35 legacy for a neutral GTN, I'm kinda disappointed.

I am currently level 49 legacy and hoped for something better than whats been added, although they did say this is just the start, so I will live in hope they improve it over time.

As for the abilitys tied to the heroic moment skill, force choke every 10-15 mins? go back to the drawing board tbh, it's hardly worth a hotkey.

And lastly, why is there a Guardian wearing the space suit? it is STILL light armor in 1.2, only an idiot would wear that right now.