TOR Next digital Expansion: GALACTIC STARFIGHTER!

Discussion in 'Games' started by Grand Admiral Strife, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. Grand Admiral Strife RSA Emeritus

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    Jun 21, 2001
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    http://www.swtor.com/galactic-starfighter




    TAKE YOUR BATTLE TO SPACE!

    Experience epic Player-vs-Player (PvP) dogfighting in the new Free-to-Play Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ Digital Expansion, Galactic Starfighter. Join 12v12 free flight combat action and jump into fierce factional battles as the war between the Sith Empire and the Galactic Republic explodes into space. Compete and advance to earn ground game rewards plus new weapons, powers and abilities to customize your ultimate Starfighter!
    SPECIAL LIMITED TIME OFFER

    Subscribers as of November 1, 2013, qualify for the following bonuses:
    Exclusive Gunship "Daring" Paint Jobs with Early Gunship Unlock - plus all Subscriber Early Access Rewards*!
    SUBSCRIBER EARLY ACCESS

    BEGINS: DECEMBER 3, 2013

    Subscriber Early Access Rewards
    (December 3, 2013 - January 13, 2014)
    • Early Access Starting December 3
    • Exclusive Gunship "Daring" Paint Jobs with Early Gunship Role Unlock Only available to Subscribers who were also Subscribers on November 1, 2013
    • Strike Fighter “Valiant” Paint Jobs
    • Scout "Valiant" Paint Jobs
    • Imperial Battle Ace and Republic Squadron Commander Pilot Suits
    • In-Game Titles: “First Galactic Starfighter” and “Test Pilot”
    • Maximum leveling and progression
      PREFERRED EARLY ACCESS

      BEGINS: JANUARY 14, 2014

      Preferred Status Early Access Rewards
      (January 14, 2014 – February 3, 2014)
    • Early Access Starting January 14
    • Imperial Battle Ace Pilot Suit
    • Republic Squadron Commander Pilot Suit
    • In-Game Title: “Test Pilot”
    • Also available to Subscribers during this period.
      FREE-TO-PLAY ACCESS

      BEGINS: FEBRUARY 4, 2014

      Free-to-Play Access Rewards
      (February 4, 2014 – Ongoing)
    • Imperial Battle Ace Pilot Suit
    • Republic Squadron Commander Pilot Suit
    • Available to all players with a SWTOR account during this period.
  2. Alessandro Sanfilippo Jedi Master

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    Sep 16, 2013
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    WOOOOOW, I **** MY PANTS. THIS LOOKS AWSOME!!!! Gotta upgrade my ship
  3. son_of_skywalker03 Force Ghost

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    Dec 7, 2003
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    I had been waiting to resub, that'll be this weekend for sure.
  4. Mechalich Force Ghost

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    Feb 2, 2010
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    I just hope they figure out a good way to balance this so that it's actually a viable niche function of the game. Space missions right now have effectively zero draw.
  5. Nobody145 Force Ghost

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    Feb 9, 2007
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    The trailer looks nice, but we'll see how it actually works out. The whole release schedule is also a bit complicated. I understand well enough, but calling it early access for subscribers is a bit funny when there's a month long delay. Although that means subscribers will be the ones beta-testing it really (it should be up on PTS eventually but there area always bugs). Just hope its not too unbalanced- they're still struggling with general class balance and PVP. I think they just went from 8v8 to 4v4? I have little to no interest in PVP, so not sure if they got rid of Huttball entirely or not. Here's hoping it turns out good though, for the sake of the game.
  6. Alessandro Sanfilippo Jedi Master

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    Sep 16, 2013
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    I hope they make it like Rougue Scuadron
  7. Ani501st Jedi Master

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    Mar 18, 2013
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    I actually would have prefered an expansion with new planets, I guess that it will come later. However, this expansion looks cool and looks promising, the starfighters too. I hope they will add a non-PVP mode to it to do like a rogue squadron thing/ battlefront thing.
    Last edited by Ani501st, Oct 10, 2013
  8. Jedi_Matt Force Ghost

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    Jul 11, 2002
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    Just allow multiple people on one ship like SWG. Yeah I know, copying, but it was one thing that really worked nicely in the game...
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  9. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

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    Oct 3, 2003
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    I know right, having a SoroSuub Luxury Yacht kitted out with nice furniture and inviting all your friends to a private gathering was great fun in SWG.
  10. Grand Admiral Strife RSA Emeritus

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    Jun 21, 2001
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    I'm sure they'll have something similar when Guild Capital Ships arrive
  11. Jedi_Matt Force Ghost

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    Jul 11, 2002
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    Lol, that feature announced pre-launch that *still* hasn't shown up? I'm not holding my breath
  12. SithStarSlayer Manager Emeritus

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    Oct 23, 2003
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    That clip looked amazing.

    I want THAT as its own game.
  13. Ani501st Jedi Master

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    Mar 18, 2013
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    A Guild Capital Ships ? Wow that would be awesome !
  14. Alessandro Sanfilippo Jedi Master

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    Sep 16, 2013
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    Gotta wait till January. Jizzing my pants right now thinking about this.

    I am gonna pimp up my space ship and kill u all with proton torpedos.
  15. Rauno Jedi Master

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    Oct 13, 2013
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    Having some high hopes for this one. Also 12-12 is pretty big.

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  16. Zer0 Jedi Grand Master

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    Sep 3, 2012
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    Hopefully it'll be as great as it looks, regular PvP is a bit dull.
  17. Alessandro Sanfilippo Jedi Master

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    Sep 16, 2013
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    I dont like pvp, I prefer doing Operations or FLashpoints, but space dogfights looks interesting.
  18. Grand Admiral Strife RSA Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Jun 21, 2001
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    Confirmed today that GALACTIC STARFIGHTER is in fact update 2.5 and drops on Dec 3. Also, Double XP is back for Thanksgiving weekend. I expect a ton of starship personalization goodies up on the Cartel Market when it goes live :p

    They've said it will be up on the PTS, but no dates given. Hopefully soon, I want to try it out.