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Star Wars: The Old Republic update brings new challenges and a free pet

EA has just released Star Wars: The Old Republic's Legacy update. The new content includes a new Flashpoint, Operation and Warzone, all of them geared toward providing a challenge for high-level players who've got to grips with everything The Old Republic's thrown at them so far. It also includes the debut of the game's “Legacy” system, allowing players to link their characters in a family tree for transference of skills and attributes.

Above: We know what you're thinking, and you should be ashamed for having such a cruel, practical, canonical idea

To celebrate the update, Bioware's offering 30 days of free playtime for Level 50 players with a verified current account, and one week of free time for those who've let their SwtOR commitments slip – without having to go through re-subscription. Claim either of these rewards and you'll receive the same free gift offered to all other active players: a complementary Tauntaun Ram pet, which regrettably is far too cute to cut open and climb inside but will doubtless impress new players in a few months when everyone in the game doesn't have one.

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  • lilspooky - April 13, 2012 11:06 a.m.

    I did have to respec my char when i logged in, no biggie though. The new high res textures make me so happy. Now they need to fix the shadows. New hud elements are nice too, menus looks way better.
  • ObliqueZombie - April 12, 2012 9:08 p.m.

    I logged in earlier today, and I love it! It's like reacquainting myself with a new game, what with the originally complicated UI customization, but it's fantastic Legacy System is an original--not to mention addictive--addition to an otherwise great game. However, how to a get the Tauntaun Ram pet? I'm a little confused on how to acquire it.
  • lilspooky - April 13, 2012 11:03 a.m.

    On the tor site it says: "Swift and strong, and ready to stand firm at its master's side, the Tauntaun Ram pet will be delivered to you via in-game mail by April 24, 2012, 11:59PM CDT/ April 25, 2012, 4:59AM GMT." http://www.swtor.com/legacypromotion
  • ObliqueZombie - April 13, 2012 11:41 a.m.

    Thanks so much! I was getting worried there for a minute! D:

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