SWTOR’s Rishi stronghold and PvP tweaks are live today with the 5.9.2 update

    
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Multiple goodies are coming to Star Wars The Old Republic today via its previously delayed but now launching 5.9.2 update. The headliner content is assuredly the Rishi stronghold, which our own SWTOR columnist is so excited about that he’s covered it in-depth. Twice. It certainly looks like one of the most spectacular player structures BioWare has added to date, and it’s far more than just a house.

“Escape the daily grind of galactic life by traveling to your own personal slice of paradise! This Stronghold features multiple customizable structures, a flying Patrol Carrier, a cliffside apartment, and its own private beach. Plus, for the first time, Player versus Player gameplay is fully supported inside the Stronghold, allowing for 1-on-1, Team Deathmatch, and even Huttball scenarios!”

The new Mandalorian Battle Ring arena is live too, as are hefty tweaks to warzones, matchmaking, PvP rewards, and cartel market reputations. Those of you whose characters have romanced Lana Beniko should probably pay close attention to the fixes for the marriage bug introduced a few patches ago.

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Adri

This article ended up in the Daily Grind. Dunno if intended or not.

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Koshelkin

So there’s 2 theories for me at this point.
A) Swtor’s development and playerbase is slowly declining while Bioware is starting to write it off.
B) The development team is holding back something really nice and will surprise us all.

I prefer theory b) but who knows. I’d love to get some new content for SWTOR.

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mysecretid

Was thinking pretty much the same thing as well, Koshelkin.

Either they’re quiet because they’re working on something big (wasn’t the next expansion thing supposed to be something about the Chiss Ascendancy, and have author Timothy Zahn consulting on it? I remember something about that)

or

The game really has been effectively put into maintenance mode by EA in every way which matters.

Like you, I’m hoping for the good answer (although a Chiss expansion doesn’t exactly thrill me, personally. I’d prefer something with a more “mainstream” Star Wars flavor at this point), but we’ll have to wait and see what happens.

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IronSalamander8 .

Yeah I’d love for this game to make a resurgence but I just don’t see it unfortunately. It’s been in what feels like maintenance mode for some time now and the slow trickle of content isn’t changing my impression.

My understanding is that Zahn was used for Copero and that was about it. At least that’s what I gleaned from the official forums anyway. As a Chiss main I’d love more on them but what I really want is a good reason to resub!

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Cypher

Yep! Used to love this game like no other! (Pretty sure it cost me at least one relationship!)
But now I just want them to give me a reason to simply re-install, let alone re-sub!

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Malcolm Swoboda

Unlike with RIFT, SWTOR has something of an ‘expansion’ intended for later this year. Something.

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Rolan Storm

2nd option would be really nice.

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spencer quinn

if they were gonna write it off they wouldn’t of made rishi stronghold and the rank arena, and more importantly if EA and BW wanted to shut it down they would of shut it down, EA has zero problem of shutting games ad studio down no matter what state there in, like visceral studio and the game they were going to make