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Player housing is en route to Star Wars: The Old Republic

During a livestream on Twitch today, BioWare Community Manager Eric Musco teased players with what appears to be a video of player housing in Star Wars: The Old Republic. The video is showing a character inside what appears to be a Coruscant apartment with the words "Welcome Home" appearing on-screen. A bed, mailboxes, and other housing items populate the room.

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halocursed872d ago

Okay this is totally cool but it better be legacy wide or something. I really don't want to manage 8 houses.

kamper872d ago

OTOH depending on how customizable they are I do want 8 houses. I want my Sith Sorcerer's house to have a very different aesthetic than my Bounty Hunter's.
The ideal would be to have legacy wide houses, but as many as you want. Then you assign characters to a house. So you can split the characters between houses however you like.

RedRumLlik872d ago

You never played Swg. Two guild halls, a bunker, 6 small houses for storage, and some special houses once they were released during the NGE. It's really not that hard as long as they come with an easy to decorate and store items in the houses like chests or back pack

Rashid Sayed872d ago

Well lets look at what bw did with housing in ME3 Citadel. It was mainly a story extension. I know bw has stated they wont continue the player stories, but how about new companion conversions? It would be nice for my companion romances to actually end up in a bed as oppposed to walking off screen them talking about how awesome it was. If the housing turns out to be solely cosmetic, it will be a rather big missed opportunity.

RedRumLlik872d ago

Cautiously excited. The implementation and functionality is what's gonna make this cool or really lame. Just an empty zone to hang out in yourself? Or a cool place people will want to see?

Is it going to be just one house in the exterior zone that leads to an instance? If so id be less than thrilled.

kamper872d ago

Some games will provide bonuses in relation to your house; Wildstar, as an extreme example, lets you add things like resource nodes, crafting stations, daily challenges (with loot), plus rest XP bonuses based on what you have inside your house.
If all it is is 'decorate your house the way you want', then I probably wouldn't care either, and I'd rather be able to customize my ship than have my own housing area (though I would like to have both if possible).

dieforgame872d ago

My opinion on this is its a nice feature . Swtor needed something like this a long time ago . Players have been asking a long time for player housing and guild ships. That being said I feel this is a direct response to an up coming mmo which has a robust player housing system. (wildstar)
That being said if they do this right and make it a credit sink and not something we need to use real cash for I will be happy.