Star Wars: The Old Republic - Galactic Strongholds

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Galactic Strongholds
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Media Type Minor Digital Expansion (PC)
Developer BioWare
Publisher Electronic Arts
LucasArts
Rating ESRB: T
PEGI: 16
Published August 18th, 2014
(Premium/Subscriber Early Access)
September 16th, 2014
(Preferred Status Early Access)
October 14th, 2014
(General Release)
Timeline 3638 BBY
Preceded By Galactic Starfighter
Followed By Shadow of Revan

Galactic Strongholds is the third digital expansion to Star Wars: The Old Republic and was officially announced on 19 March 2014. It launched on 19 August 2014 for Subscriber early access with Preferred Status and Free-to-Play access opening in waves.[1]

Content highlights include multiple strongholds for players and guilds, hundreds of decorations to customize the strongholds, Legacy stronghold storage, and planetary conquests.

Release dates[edit | edit source]

Galactic Strongholds is being made available in three waves depending on the player's account status.

Subscriber early access[edit | edit source]

Subscribers gained early access to Galactic Strongholds on 19 August 2014, as well as the following rewards:

Preferred Status early access[edit | edit source]

Preferred Status players gain early access to Galactic Starfighter on 16 September 2014, as well as the following rewards:

  • Stronghold Label: "Galactic Stronghold"
  • Character Title: "The Illustrious"

Free-to-Play access[edit | edit source]

Free-to-Play players gain access to Galactic Starfighter on 44 October 2014, as well as the following rewards:

  • Character Title: "The Illustrious"

Availability[edit | edit source]

Only four strongholds per legacy can be active at any time. In order to use a new stronghold, one of the active four must be deactivated. All decorations inside the deactivated stronghold will automatically be moved into the decorations list to be made available somewhere else, but otherwise it will remain the same. When purchased with credits, reactivation costs the same amount as the purchase price; when purchased with Cartel Coins, reactivation is free.

Stronghold types[edit | edit source]

Strongholds are divided up between personal and guild strongholds. They both can be managed from the Stronghold Management Window.

Personal[edit | edit source]

There are six personal strongholds available for purchase, two faction specific and four on neutral planets. The faction specific strongholds can be traveled to by characters of an enemy faction, but require a smuggler's fee.

Guild[edit | edit source]

Guilds can unlock both a flagship and a stronghold.

Customizing and decorating[edit | edit source]

To start placing decorations, click the button on your toolbar to enter EDIT MODE. While you are in Edit Mode, you can right-click a hook layout to pop up the hook editor.

The hook editor window will display a complete list of decorations that will fit into the hook you've selected. You can filter this list by category and subcategory. Decorations will often fit into multiple hook types. Eligible hooks are displayed in the decoration's tooltip.

Once you've selected the decoration you want, click the PLACE button to insert it into the hook. You can then nudge and rotate the decoration within the hook using the sliders that appear.

If you aren't happy with your decorating options for a certain hook, you can usually modify it by clicking the LAYOUTS button and selecting a different set of hooks. You can preview different layouts by selecting them. Clicking APPLY LAYOUT will confirm the change and automatically pick up any decorations placed in the associated hooks.

You will earn prestige for your Legacy with each new decoration you unlock in your personal collection. As you place decorations, your stronghold completion percentage will increase. Your stronghold's prestige value is determined by its completion percentage multiplied by your Legacy's prestige. Prestige is used to rank strongholds on the Public Listings.

You can also unlock stronghold labels, which allow you to set a different name for your stronghold in the Stronghold Management Window. You can also select a different character in your Legacy to be the official owner.

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