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Star Wars The Old Republic 1.3 Allies Update now available


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Last month at E3 I was lucky enough to get a preview of the 1.3 update for Star Wars The Old Republic. That update is now available to everyone, so what are you waiting for?

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Game Update 1.3: Allies, brings a number of exciting new features to Star Wars: The Old Republic including a Group Finder tool and Legacy Perks! This Game Update also includes an update to the Alderaan Warzone, Adaptive Gear, and more.

Game System: Group Finder

Game Update 1.3 brings a Group Finder tool that will help you quickly form groups to take on the many Flashpoints and Operations in The Old Republic. You will be able to select your preferred role within a group, as well as the type of content that you and your friends want to tackle, whether it’s Flashpoints or Operations.

Game System: Legacy Perks

Allies expands on the Legacy System by adding new bonuses which will allow you to travel the galaxy and customize your gaming experience. This includes Advancement Perks that grant you experience bonuses for taking part in Warzones, Flashpoints, or Space Missions. Some Legacy Perks will even grant you extra experience for continuing a character’s story!

Other Legacy Perks that you can unlock include a spawnable item repair droid, the ability to pilot speeders at level 10, and a number of bonuses for your Companion which increase their affection, improve their item crafting abilities, and decrease the time Companions spend selling items to vendors.

Game System: Adaptive Gear

Game Update 1.3 will allow you to coordinate with your allies and dress up as a band of Sand People or a squad of Republic pilots to tackle any of the exciting missions in Star Wars: The Old Republic.

Essentially, any social gear in the game can now be adapted to match your character’s combat gear, fusing it with the corresponding armour bonuses and adding slots for your best armour modifications.

Game System: Augment Unlocks

For players interested in keeping their gear optimized, Allies offers the ability to craft and sell kits that unlock an augmentation modification slot, previously only obtainable when achieving “critical” success while crafting. Players can now add an augmentation slot to any piece of equippable gear, making it easier to dress.

Here are some more images from the 1.3 update:

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There are a lot of exciting updates and enhancements coming throughout 2012.

“We are living up to our commitment in setting a new bar for what players should expect from a premium MMO service,” said Matthew Bromberg, General Manager of BioWare Austin. “In just six months, we have already released three major game updates that have added new content and game features that have addressed the feedback from our fans. And we are just getting started. By the end of this year, we are adding more Warzones, more Flashpoints, more Operations, more updates to the Legacy System, new companions, new storylines and more. We are very excited about the future.”

Do you play Star Wars The Old Republic? And if so what do you think of the new update? Leave us a comment below.

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Andrew Edney
Andrew Edney
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.

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