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Star Wars: The Old Republic Forum » General Discussion » Cathars coming in Patch 2.1!

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  dulfy

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Joined: 10/31/11
Posts: 10

 
OP  4/26/13 11:31:06 AM#1

Cathar, a playable species announced last year, will be introduced in SWTOR Game Update 2.1 as as a cartel coin purchase.

  • Unlockable via the cartel market for cartel coins (600 cartel coins) . You can convert either an existing character or reroll a new character.
  • Unlock is account wide rather than just legacy wide (i.e. applied to all servers, all your legacies)
  • Available to all eight classes (both factions)
  • Both male and female
  • Cool new fur patterns, new hair styles
  • Great social emote for your Cathar pride
  • Trooper companion Aric Jordan will be have his appearance adjusted to bring him inline with the new Cathar models. He will be utilizing the new fur technology and better reflect how Cathars will look. 
Here are some images and a video of how the cathars will look: http://dulfy.net/2013/04/26/swtor-cathar-species-coming-in-game-update-2-1/

  observer

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Joined: 2/17/05
Posts: 2307

First came pride, then envy.

4/26/13 9:41:00 PM#2

Thanks for the update Dulfy.

I'm not a star wars lore junkie, but does this make sense to anyone?  Cathar on the Empire side?  It would've been nice to have 2 separate races, one for each faction.

  gaou

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Posts: 2012

4/26/13 9:57:00 PM#3
Originally posted by observer

Thanks for the update Dulfy.

I'm not a star wars lore junkie, but does this make sense to anyone?  Cathar on the Empire side?  It would've been nice to have 2 separate races, one for each faction.

here is there reasoning:

 

AllisonBerryman

August 13, 2012
Hall Hood (Lead Writer) had a bit to say about Cathar and the Empire. Here's what he shared with me:
 
As sometimes happens in oppressed and victimized societies, sub-cultures arise that rebel against prevailing sentiment and embrace what their fellow citizens hate. Over the past few decades, small sects of Cathar have become Imperial sympathizers, even going so far as to serve among the Sith and Mandalorians. The Cathar in Imperial space are regarded as traitorous extremists by Republic-aligned Cathar, but that hasn?t stopped thousands of these radicals from seeking their fortunes with the Cathar people?s former enemies.

Hopefully this helps make sense of the addition of Cathar to playable species!

http://www.darthhater.com/devtracker/topic/76144-wait-dont-almost-all-cathar-hate-the-mandalorians-empire

 

  Blazer6992

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Posts: 606

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4/26/13 10:02:25 PM#4

So is there a date for when 2.1 will be out?

 

  Sevenstar61

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Joined: 7/22/12
Posts: 1618

"But it was so artistically done..." - Grand Admiral Thrawn's final words

4/26/13 10:42:56 PM#5
Originally posted by Blazer6992

So is there a date for when 2.1 will be out?

 

Dulfy mentionned something that we might get information about it next week.

I am more excited about armor dyes and the appearance designer kiosk coming in 2.1 as well :) Finally.

http://dulfy.net/2013/04/26/swtor-armor-dyes-and-appearance-designer-kiosk-details/

And finally CE owners are getting some love :)

"Some unique colors (dyes) come from the security key and Collector’s Edition vendors"


Sith Warrior - Story of Hate and Love http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxKrlwXt7Ao
Imperial Agent - Rise of Cipher Nine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBBj3eJWBvU&feature=youtu.be
Imperial Agent - Hunt for the Eagle Part 1http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQqjYYU128E

  Greyhawk4x4

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4/27/13 10:00:04 AM#6
So, if I am understanding this correctly, even subscribers will have to pay for Cathar?


  BadOrb

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Joined: 1/11/13
Posts: 763

4/27/13 11:10:47 AM#7
Originally posted by Greyhawk4x4
So, if I am understanding this correctly, even subscribers will have to pay for Cathar?

Yes , 600 CC for an account wide unlock. Which is only 100 CC more than the normal stipend , so no biggie really. Armor re-colouring too , a lot of people have been wanting that for a very long time.

I'm just happy that i could buy blue/black crystals off the GTN :) , maybe the rakghoul plague will return this summer.

Cheers,

BadOrb.

PSO 4 years , EQOA 4 months , PSU 7 years , SWTOR launch ongoing , PSO2 SEA launch ongoing , Destiny 360 launch ongoing.
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  Zeppelin5083

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4/28/13 6:46:05 AM#8
Originally posted by Greyhawk4x4
So, if I am understanding this correctly, even subscribers will have to pay for Cathar?

Load of BS in my opinion. How long have subbers waited for this content and now they have to pay for it in addition to the sub? At least make it available in legacy like the other races.

  neorandom

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Posts: 1753

4/28/13 6:49:41 AM#9

sto gave the klingon faction evil looking cat people when it added cat people.

 

why do games keep adding cat people?  are furries this well organized and annoying to game devs that they all must add cat people?!

  immodium

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Joined: 11/03/07
Posts: 1326

4/28/13 6:58:12 AM#10
Originally posted by Greyhawk4x4
So, if I am understanding this correctly, even subscribers will have to pay for Cathar?

Subscribers get 500 free CC a month. Shouldn't be an issue.

  dlld

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Joined: 5/31/08
Posts: 517

4/28/13 7:01:09 AM#11
Originally posted by neorandom

sto gave the klingon faction evil looking cat people when it added cat people.

 

why do games keep adding cat people?  are furries this well organized and annoying to game devs that they all must add cat people?!

There were quite a few cathars in swtor on launch and entire questlines about em, I thought it was odd they weren't in the game as a playable race from the beginning.

But I don't really see the draw, they look far to human :/

  dumpcat

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Joined: 3/06/12
Posts: 250

4/28/13 12:47:54 PM#12
Originally posted by dlld
Originally posted by neorandom

sto gave the klingon faction evil looking cat people when it added cat people.

 

why do games keep adding cat people?  are furries this well organized and annoying to game devs that they all must add cat people?!

There were quite a few cathars in swtor on launch and entire questlines about em, I thought it was odd they weren't in the game as a playable race from the beginning.

But I don't really see the draw, they look far to human :/

Also they are not new to the Star Wars IP. They are in KoToR.

  BadOrb

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Posts: 763

5/03/13 2:15:21 PM#13

More info on 2.1 revealed , subs can change their guild name , character name and/or legacy name once for free , plus other round ups.

http://www.swtor.com/gameupdates

Cheers,

BadOrb.

PSO 4 years , EQOA 4 months , PSU 7 years , SWTOR launch ongoing , PSO2 SEA launch ongoing , Destiny 360 launch ongoing.
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  Sevenstar61

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Posts: 1618

"But it was so artistically done..." - Grand Admiral Thrawn's final words

5/04/13 10:19:39 PM#14
Originally posted by BadOrb

More info on 2.1 revealed , subs can change their guild name , character name and/or legacy name once for free , plus other round ups.

http://www.swtor.com/gameupdates

Cheers,

BadOrb.

Awesome:) I have some names that I would love to change a bit... great news


Sith Warrior - Story of Hate and Love http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxKrlwXt7Ao
Imperial Agent - Rise of Cipher Nine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBBj3eJWBvU&feature=youtu.be
Imperial Agent - Hunt for the Eagle Part 1http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQqjYYU128E

  Dahkoht

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Posts: 289

5/04/13 10:22:05 PM#15

Sweet ,cat people.

They fix Ilum yet for those 100 vs 100 battles they promised and advertised pre launch?

I'm guessing no.

 

 

 

  gigat

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Posts: 606

5/04/13 10:29:41 PM#16

Oh great!  They add more new and perfectly insignificant shit!  Sweeeeet!

 

Just what I always wanted in my Star Wars adventure: to play as a cat person with clothes that I dyed myself

  Sevenstar61

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Joined: 7/22/12
Posts: 1618

"But it was so artistically done..." - Grand Admiral Thrawn's final words

5/04/13 10:39:32 PM#17
Originally posted by gigat

Oh great!  They add more new and perfectly insignificant shit!  Sweeeeet!

 

Just what I always wanted in my Star Wars adventure: to play as a cat person with clothes that I dyed myself

Players were asking for ability to change name, legacy and guild for a long time. Same about customization. So it's not insignificant. The same can be said about dyes.

As for Cathar, I personally do not care about them. The only races I play are Human, Chiss and Pureblood... anyway :).

I bet that if these things would not be coming we would have a thread about why there are no these features in SWTOR. Slowly but surely stuff are coming.  I want to see more quest series like Macrobinocular and Seeker Droid though. These are fun.


Sith Warrior - Story of Hate and Love http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxKrlwXt7Ao
Imperial Agent - Rise of Cipher Nine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBBj3eJWBvU&feature=youtu.be
Imperial Agent - Hunt for the Eagle Part 1http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQqjYYU128E

  Dahkoht

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Posts: 289

5/04/13 10:41:34 PM#18

I've been asking for those 100 vs 100 epic galactic battles they promised and pushed pre-launch -

I'd say that's more importan than any of this shit.

Of course , it's also something that would require competent developers.

 

  gigat

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Joined: 6/24/10
Posts: 606

5/04/13 11:06:31 PM#19
Originally posted by Sevenstar61
Originally posted by gigat

Oh great!  They add more new and perfectly insignificant shit!  Sweeeeet!

 

Just what I always wanted in my Star Wars adventure: to play as a cat person with clothes that I dyed myself

Players were asking for ability to change name, legacy and guild for a long time. Same about customization. So it's not insignificant. The same can be said about dyes.

As for Cathar, I personally do not care about them. The only races I play are Human, Chiss and Pureblood... anyway :).

I bet that if these things would not be coming we would have a thread about why there are no these features in SWTOR. Slowly but surely stuff are coming.  I want to see more quest series like Macrobinocular and Seeker Droid though. These are fun.

Name changes are good (I wished for that several times when I was playing, even though you could get a free name change by "accidentally" deleting your character and asking support to restore it).  Dyes, sure, some of the colors on the armor needed some love.

But to be honest, I'd rather see more improvements to the game itself, such as fixing technical issues and bugs, among a laundry list of other more significant improvements that players have been asking for.  Maybe the players that are left truly wanted a Cathar race.  Who am I to argue?  All I can say is, Cathar and dyes aren't nearly enough to bring me back.

  catlana

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5/06/13 5:55:27 PM#20
Originally posted by immodium
Originally posted by Greyhawk4x4
So, if I am understanding this correctly, even subscribers will have to pay for Cathar?

Subscribers get 500 free CC a month. Shouldn't be an issue.

If the price is 600 CC, I will have more than that from just subbing. I am okay with the price at that amount. 

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