Oh, shenanigans. Four hours of maintenance just when I want to play. Oh, but wait, it’s not routine? It’s for the introduction of Season 7 for Star Trek Online? I guess I can handle that! Community Manager Brandon Felczer dropped the notice on us just minutes ago, being kind enough to include the full patch notes along with the notification.
For those unaware, New Romulus will return to the core story of the destruction of Romulus.
The patch notes are massive, so any serious player would be wise to give them at least a few moments of their time to adjust for everything from general changes, the first re-haul of end-game rewards since they were introduced to changes in a handful of missions.
Season 7: New Romulus is scheduled to keep the live servers down on November 13 from 9:00 AM EST until 1:00 PM EST. The test servers may be unavailable during this time as well.
With just 7 days left of the free month of subscription for all players in Star Wars: The Old Republic, Bioware preps its first major content patch for release by showing an in-game cinematic for one of the Flashpoints in the upcoming Patch labeled “Rise of the Rakghouls”.
Here’s the excerpt verbatim of the backstory & lore behind the “Kaon Under Siege” Flashpoint:
The Tion Hegemony is in utter chaos. A mysterious outbreak of the Rakghoul plague has spread across several worlds, killing countless civilians while mutating others into Rakghouls themselves. On the planet of Kaon a small group of survivors fight against the endless waves of Rakghoul monstrosities. Now both the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire have set plans in motion to rescue the survivors of Kaon, locate the source of the virus, and forge an alliance with the Tion Hegemony.
Patch 1.1 “Rise of the Rakghouls” is set to be released on January 17th, after weekly maintenance.
You can check the video out, and post your comments & feelings on the theme coming up down below.
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