The latest update for MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic has gone live, and with it comes several additions that players have been clamoring for. Among an update to the game’s Legacy system, and a new group finder, BioWare also added ranked PVP Warzones and new ‘Adaptive gear.’ Here’s the full description of what’s been added, and what exactly it entails:

·         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.

Considering the game’s only been live for about seven months, it seems BioWare is definitely keeping the promise they made about constant updates for the game, and it looks like they’re only getting started. By the end of the year, the developers are planning on adding more Warzones, Flashpoints, Operations, more Legacy System upgrades, new companions, new storylines, ‘and more.’

I haven’t touched the game since my subscription ran out in March, but when I was playing, I definitely wanted to see how the Legacy system would come out. It’s a perfect excuse to jump back into the galaxy far, far away. And yet, with the rumor that the game may be going free-to-play floating around, I may hold off on a subscription renewal for just a little longer.