SWTOR livestream introduces new planet, outfit designer

    
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Star Wars: The Old Republic teased at the Community Cantina and in the producer’s letter that 3.2 would be one of the biggest patches to date. And if the information given on the latest livestream is any indication, it will be.

Community Manager Eric Musco hosted Producer Bruce Maclean and Lead Designer Michael Backus in a livestream yesterday to tell the SWTOR fans about the upcoming update 3.2: Rise of the Emperor.

One of the two biggest items on that list is the cold, rocky planet of Ziost. We know from Star Wars lore that this is the original capital planet of the Sith Empire, but strange things have been happening here. And there is every sign that the dreaded Sith Emperor has awakened from his slumber here.

However, the biggest thing to be introduced in the presentation beyond Ziost was the Outfit Designer, which will allow players to equip armor specifically for aesthetics while maintaining the stats of the other armor underneath it.

The full video for the livestream is past the cut; however, if you’d like to see it for yourself, it’s live on the PTS right now.

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Fantastico
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Fantastico

Wow. They gave us so much grief over wanting an appearance tab back when this game was a thing. Now that its circling the bowl (some would argue floating in the septic tank). They do it anyways. Laughable.

mysecretid
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mysecretid

Kageokami 
When Disney took over Star Wars from George Lucas, the idea of the Expanded Universe as canon was quietly cancelled, so as to give the new filmmakers freedom to tell new Star Wars stories without complex restrictions. (i.e. Chewbacca is alive).

So, the Expanded Universe stuff is no longer canonical, and thus, SWTOR is no more or less canonical than it ever was.

Cheers,

mysecretid
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mysecretid

Kageokami 
Respectfully, it sounds like you missed some major plot points while playing through the Shadow Of Revan expansion. The role of Revan and the status of the Emperor in the xpac aren’t what you seem to be suggesting.
Unfortunately, I can’t explain what really occurred without massive spoilers, which I won’t do, for the sake of those who haven’t played the expansion content yet.
Cheers,

Jemmyt
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Jemmyt

ArbsX LordOfBread Indeed : Hero Engine (SWTOR) and Gamebryo Engine (Rift).

Kageokami
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Kageokami

Additionaly, basically the new direction they are taking really doesn’t fit with the expanded SWU at all.  So SWTOR is basically a “mirrior mirrior universe” and should not be even thought of as a point of lore in the cannon or the EU.  It is it’s own entity and a contrived entity at that. :P

Kageokami
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Kageokami

Contrived … if you follow KoTOR Reven ( either played sith or alliance ) would never have allied with the emperor. He (if sith) would have assumed the mantel and killed the emperor and if alliance would have still killed the emperor.  So Lame. So Sigh. So Doge. :P

Kageokami
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Kageokami

First 3and a half mins should have been deleted ( so scroll past it … nothing to see there ).

Kageokami
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Kageokami

So wildstar costumes?

Lenn_Len
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Lenn_Len

Estranged Oh, definitely. But it seems like such a core feature to have nowadays. Let’s face it, many players love playing dress-up (me included). Apart from the fun to be had from it, you can make yourself stand out as well. Lenn_Len

Keraph
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Keraph

“I demanded to be implemented” Eesh.
I for one am excited. The game didn’t launch with the strength that it needed to, and as a result I walked away for a good while, but I’m very content with the state of the game as it exists now, and am excited to see it constantly growing in an exciting direction!