On March 7, a new post was made on the “Star Wars: The Old Republic” website. Thus far, the epic battle between the Republic and Galactic Empire in “Star Wars: The Old Republic” have been very much two-sided. Makeb, the new planet coming with the “Rise of the Hutt Cartel” digital expansion, will represent a departure from this major dynamic, and the latest entry from the developer blog focuses on the changing face of the game’s galactic conflict
Of course, given the title name and content contained in the blog entry, Hutts will definitely play a major role, but part of the cause of their presence is that the neverending war between Republic and Imperial factions are more appealing to groups like the Hutt Cartel. Meanwhile, the Republic is in a position where it’s not on the back end compared to the Imperial troops, meaning individuals in charge must balance maintaining an advantage while fighting the Hutts. Meanwhile, the planet Makeb is in a state of devastating ecological disaster.
Needless to say, there is a lot going on in the new expansion, which is coming Spring 2013. You can pre-order the expansion now, and those who pre-ordered prior to January 7 will receive a week of early access.