Star Wars: The Old Republic 'Galactic Stronghold' rollout delayed

BioWare has pushed back the rollout of Star Wars: The Old Republic's Galactic Strongholds expansion, to allow more time to include all the features that were scheduled to be added post-launch.

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BioWare has pushed back the rollout of Star Wars: The Old Republic's Galactic Stronghold expansion. Subscriber early access is moving from June 24 to August 19, and the deadline for getting those rewards has been moved from May 11 to July 15. The official launch will be coming in October instead of August.

This all comes from a letter (via Massively) from producer Bruce Maclean. Another update is planned for this summer before Galactic Strongholds hits, and Maclean said the roadmap for that update is forthcoming.

"When playing early builds of Galactic Strongholds it became that clear that our June Early Access date was simply not enough," he stated in the letter. "For this to truly feel like an expansion, it needs to include the full set of features, including those originally coming later in the year. ... The result will be a far more compelling experience, including additional features such as the ability to place your vehicles and pets in your Stronghold and for Guilds to conquer planets."

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    April 23, 2014 1:00 PM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Star Wars: The Old Republic 'Galactic Stronghold' rollout delayed.

    BioWare has pushed back the rollout of Star Wars: The Old Republic's Galactic Strongholds expansion, to allow more time to include all the features that were scheduled to be added post-launch.

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      April 23, 2014 3:51 PM

      While this MMO had one of the best single player aspects with 100% voice overs the f2p model really needs to be revamped imo. While I'm guessing it does work there are games like Rift which offer a much better experience with its f2p model. I did sub to SWTOR until end game (lvl 55 cap) then quit, but its f2p model kinda makes u "want" to sub... so I did. Not worth hanging around though. : /

      Having said all that I hope it succeeds! :)

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        April 23, 2014 4:27 PM

        This is pretty much how I and most of my friends left as well. Premium solo play mmo, but not as much staying power.

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        April 24, 2014 12:00 AM

        We played through the light side at launch and then quit. Yesterday we started playing again, this time on the dark side. Apart from not being able to use artifact items I think f2p seems fine.

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          April 24, 2014 3:52 AM

          Did you make it passed lvl 10? Once you do that that's when the restrictions hit. Have fun walking all over the place. : /

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            April 24, 2014 3:54 AM

            Not far, what is restricted that slows you down?

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              April 24, 2014 7:05 AM

              Mounts aren't available until a few levels later.

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                April 24, 2014 8:30 PM

                lvl 25 i believe.. maybe lvl 15, but u also get restricted xp gains too so no matter what lvl it's gonna take u awhile. like i said before.. SWTOR is great, but Rifts model is better. try that if u haven't be4.