LucasArts, BioWare and EA (ugh… when you put it that way it’s very worrying to see one of the greatest creative developers ever lodged between two money-hungry publishers) have announced today that the latest free update for their mooted WoW-killer is available for download right now.
The update 1.3 titled ‘Allies‘ provides a number of features and revisions that the game’s community have apparently been craving. These include “Group Finder, Ranked PvP Warzones, Adaptive Gear, new enhancements to the Legacy system and more.” Hit the jump for a full breakdown of these additions and new features.
BioWare Austin’s General Manager had the following to say in the official press release:
“We are living up to our commitment in setting a new bar for what players should expect from a premium MMO service. 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.”
Will this combat their ailing subscription count? Time will tell, but in the meantime let us know if you’re excited by the additions in the comments below!
Game Update 1.3 – Allies includes the following new features:
· Group Finder – will make it much easier for players to join up with others in the game. This feature allows you to connect with other players who want to tackle the same Flashpoint or Operation that you do while also ensuring the group is filled out with combat disciplines that complement each other. Together you’ll be better prepared to take on the more advanced challenges in the game.
· Ranked Warzones – make PvP more challenging and more rewarding. You can now create a group, compete in ranked warzones, and then track your personal performance and measure your skills against other players.
· Legacy Character Perks – perks give you the opportunity to customize the leveling experience for your Legacy characters. You can focus on the parts of the game you like best, whether that’s space combat, PvP,or Group Missions and Flashpoints, you can choose which activities earn the most experience. The perks give you other bonus opportunities as well, like piloting a vehicle at level 10, earning bonus affection with companions, and even being able to reallocate your skill points in the field.
· Adaptive Gear – allows you to wear your favorite social gear into combat while still enjoying the bonuses you receive from your best combat gear. We’ll almost certainly be seeing more eccentric-looking groups tackling high-level operations, but that’s part of the fun.