BioWare has been rather quiet in regards to Star Wars: The Old Republic‘s upcoming digital expansion Galactic Strongholds, but last night it lifted the lid with a one hour livestream.
The stream showed how editing your stronghold will work. Basically each area of the stronghold will contain a number of different sized “hooks,” inside these hooks players can place items. The bigger the hook, the bigger the item that can be placed in them. There are hooks for carpets, walls, floors, and ceilings. Decorations can be earned in a number of ways, including achievements, reputation rewards, and drops.
There will be four strongholds to purchase at launch for individual characters, and once unlocked they will be accessible to all characters in your legacy. Guilds will also be able to purchase all four for the entire guild to access. Strongholds can only be decorated by the owners, unless it is a guild stronghold, but players have the option of listing their stronghold in the public directory if they want other players to visit.
Strongholds and additional rooms can be purchased for either Cartel Coins or in-game credits, and there’s no upkeep or maintenance cost associated with them.
Galactic Strongholds will be available to subscribers for free from August 19, free-to-play players will have to wait until October to access it.