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What is the SWTOR Legacy system?

posted this , edited by Dariuas Dec 5 2011 1:28 AM

Hey... Can someone tell me more about this alleged "Legacy system".. I understand that when you reach max lvl (50) you can get bonuses for next character/ offspring... But what bonuses? like Heirlooms? or somthing new?

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Jesta

♦♦Jesta posted this Oct 14 2011 11:58 AM

I haven't even heard that, I thought the legacy system was still in development and not announced?

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Jack

Jack posted this Oct 14 2011 12:19 PM

I read about it on "ask a jedi"'s blue milk and cereal. Usually they only write about dev updates... the i just googled it. AskAJedi.com - What info do you think will come out of NYCC? http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=16921...
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Jesta

♦♦Jesta posted this Oct 14 2011 12:36 PM

Nice ;)

I converted those to links for ya too, heh.

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Momus

Momus posted this Oct 14 2011 1:45 PM

No answer on this yet, but it's been alluded to. Speculation is that you might get race/class combos from the other faction (such as a Sith Pureblood as a Jedi Knight) or races not available (Nautolan, Togruta, Mon Cal for instance) to firs......
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strawbeki

strawbeki posted this Oct 27 2011 6:34 AM

The only official information I could find on it was a quote in a Darth Hater interview last year: Damion Schubert: We really want to put in systems to encourage replay. The Legacy System, which we hope to get in, will hopefully be in that ......
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Anonymous

posted this Dec 5 2011 1:56 PM

About the legacy system. It will not be implemented at the launch of the game, seeing as it not only needs to be coded in, but also well balanced. As you can imagine, the given bonus' must not allow certain people to have a big advantage ov......
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Jack accepted this answer Nov 18 2011 8:19 PM.

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Well, Now we have an answer:

Hey Everyone, This build has our first iteration of the Legacy System! At its core the Legacy system is about allowing players to create a family tree of characters. Family is pretty important to the Star Wars universe, with the Skywalker family having one of the most interesting dynamics in movie history. This version is just the foundational components that we will use to build upon in the future. Here are the features of this iteration: Once your character has completed their Chapter 1 storyline, they will be able to choose a Legacy Last Name. This Legacy Last Name must be unique and is shared across all characters, on all servers – so choose carefully! Once you have unlocked your Legacy, any and all characters on that server will now contribute to that player’s Legacy Experience Points. Much like normal experience points, when you reach certain Legacy thresholds, you will increase yourLegacy Level. We already have plans for how we will expand the functionality of the Legacy System in one of our major post-ship patches. This will include being able to shape your Legacy’s family tree, and give you a reward for all those Legacy Levels. We look forward to reading your feedback on the Legacy System! –James

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Zinthul accepted this answer Dec 11 2011 12:42 AM.

posted this , edited Dec 10 2011 9:20 PM

BioWare’s James Ohlen says:

What we're giving at ship is basically just a taste of the Legacy System. It's allowing you to essentially choose your legacy name, essentially your family name. You're creating a family, and you can populate that family with children or siblings, but you can also populate it with friends and henchmen. Even though it's part of a family you can still have aliens or people that aren't actually related to your other characters. This is one of the features that we have a lot of people focused on right now. All the characters in that family tree are going to share the benefits that come from being part of that family and those benefits are going to include new powers, new items, there's going to be a whole bunch of different things that you're able to unlock through the Legacy system.

The inspiration for it is that Star Wars is very much about family, you have the relationship between Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader or Anakin Skywalker so that was what started it off. We also wanted another reason to reward players for playing more than one character. If you decide to be the player who plays the Bounty Hunter and an Imperial Agent and a Jedi Knight, you're actually rewarded for doing that because you know they can all be part of the same family tree.

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They never said there will be a legacy system. They said they talked about it but they never said it will be in the game. Which imho doesn't mean it will never be implemented.

6:47: Q: Legacy system? A: Erickson: We never said anything about that. No news.

source: http://darthhater.com/2011/10/14/nycc-2011-qa-panel-live-blog/

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The Legacy System unlocks after you get your first character past Act 1 of the main story. This occurs at around level 31, but varies depending on how many side quests and PvP and such you do.

Once the system is unlocked you can create a surname that can appear on all your other characters on that server. This can be turned off however, if you don't wish to display it for some reason.

You also begin accruing legacy experience. All characters on the server contribute to a single pool. You will get rewards for having certain Legacy levels, but what the rewards will be is not yet known.

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Zinthul

Zinthul posted this Dec 10 2011 8:39 PM

Thanks, good info.

I'm assuming if you have a level 20 character, and your level 31 character receives a legacy name, that both characters will have the same name and both be contributing towards legacy point totals then going forward?

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geneocide

geneocide posted this Dec 10 2011 8:47 PM

I assume so as well. I would be very surprised if this is not the case, although I don't know that it has been officially confirmed as working that way.

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D-Rider

D-Rider posted this Dec 11 2011 12:27 AM

Actually I'm pretty sure that it is confirmed as acting just that way. Also, there are 3 display options: 1) not displayed 2) Displayed as last name: John Smith 3) Displayed on a separate line below your name: John The Smith Legacy If you u......
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Legacy is a system that makes your other characters share a surname, titles and other bonuses after you reach a certain point in the storyline (Act 1).

Basically the first character you have that reaches Act 1 is going to then proceeed to give bonuses in the form of surnames and even items (not confirmed, sorry) to your "alts", making all your characters something like a family.

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posted this , edited Dec 4 2011 8:08 PM

Not much is known, yet, beyond this screenshot.

Surnames that must be shared by all characters on that server (which we're attempting to get BioWare to separate those surnames from the Legacy name) and rewards for rolling alts.

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posted this , edited Dec 4 2011 8:08 PM

From http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=642635

  • Once your character has completed their Chapter 1 storyline, they will be able to choose a Legacy Last Name. This Legacy Last Name must be unique and is shared across all characters on that server - so choose carefully!
  • Once you have unlocked your Legacy, any and all characters on that server will now contribute to that player's Legacy Experience Points. Much like normal experience points, when you reach certain Legacy thresholds, you will increase your Legacy Level.
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geneocide
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I reference you to a previous question. here.

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Van, please stop spamming the question subsite.

Besides, this is a question that you could literally have Googled, or searched even on this site to find multiple answers.

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Vandexel

Vandexel posted this Dec 4 2011 8:11 PM

spamming? i asked two questions bro. and i have tried googling and havent gotten a clear response, and whenever i try to click the post for swtor it says acces denied. thanks for the help, smartass. why dont you either answer the question or gtfo i dont need your feedback

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StormHale

StormHale posted this Dec 4 2011 8:16 PM

Asking a poll-ish question ending with "Rate Me!" is clear karma-whoring, as is asking a question that could have been answered by literally searching the word Legacy into the search bar in the top right, or by googling "SWTOR Legacy". That......
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DevliN

DevliN posted this Dec 4 2011 8:19 PM

I responded with an answer to this question 1 minute after it was posted. In that time, I Googled "SWTOR Legacy System" and found the article that I quoted in my answer - an article that clearly describes what it is. Questions like these co......
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