Star Wars: The Old Republic Getting New Flashpoint, Expanded Operation In January

By Pete Haas 2011-12-24 01:55:39 discussion comments
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Star Wars: The Old Republic has been live for only a few days but BioWare is already talking about new content. Today director James Ohlen provided gamers with a few details on the first major update that will be coming to the MMORPG.

"Next month we're going to be releasing a new Flashpoint and an expanded Operation," said Ohlen. The new Flashpoint involves a plague that could have significant repercussions across the galaxy. It takes place on a brand new world and involves some pretty epic battles. I can’t go into much detail, but be prepared for something different."

"The expanded Operation takes the existing Karagga’s palace scenario and more than triples it in size. It includes three new boss monsters and some pretty epic set pieces. You won’t believe the last boss, so we’ve provided an image as a tease."

Operations are the large "raid" encounters for 8 to 16 players. Flashpoints are the 4 player "dungeons." Ohlen says that BioWare plans to release new Flashpoints, Operations, and player-versus-players Warzones "on a regular cadence."

Last week BioWare said that they have a number of new features in development as well. Guild capital ships and custom user interfaces are among the planned improvements.

The image from the expanded Karagga Operation is below. It shows a giant, spider-like robot boss.
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