Bioware has published a new and extensive new developer blog on the Star Wars: The Old Republic site that gives players tons of new information about Galactic Strongholds. The digital expansion of the same name will give players a chance to own a piece of the game with their personal "bastion of military might and personal luxury". Players will find out more about how the stronghold is acquired, how various aspects are unlocked and much more.
You can purchase a Stronghold with credits or Cartel Coins, and the Stronghold will be unlocked for your entire Legacy. For example, once you purchase the Coruscant Apartment, all of your Republic characters will have access to it. You can travel to and manage your Strongholds from the Stronghold Management window, which is a new tab in the main interface.
Each Stronghold has a unique floor plan which is composed of 8 to 12 rooms – for example: large living spaces, small rooms, a garage, a balcony, and so on. By purchasing a Stronghold, you will automatically have access to the first room. You can expand your Stronghold by clicking on locked doors, which will prompt you to unlock the attached room using credits or Cartel Coins.
Read more on the Star Wars: The Old Republic site.