One of the little talked about features of Star Wars: The Old Republic is the Legacy System. It’s one that allows players to build relationships within the game, and establish “a family tree”, giving players even more customization and personalization options within the massive MMO.
In an interview with Gamespot, James Ohlen spoke about the feature and what it entails.
“It essentially allows you to, instead of just having a bunch of alts that have no relation to each other, you can acutally create a family tree where your alts can be related to your main character, either as, you know, a sibling, a son, a father, a family friend, or a husband and wife.”
Ohlen explains that by giving the player choice, and by the choices that you make, you’ll earn unique traits and abilities to give your characters.
“You can actually choose the relationship your characters will have with each other. And then you gain legacy experience points and legacy levels, and with legacy experience points and levels, that gives you–that allows you to unlock abilities, perks, a whole slew of different advantages, essentially, that all the members of your legacy tree will be able to enjoy.”
You’ll have to put quite a bit of time into SWTOR to unlock the Legacy System. It currently unlocks at level 30, but the new features haven’t been tied to the mode just yet. An upcoming update for the game is set to introduce these new features.