It has been quite long, officially one year, since BioWare announced the new player-species for Star Wars: The Old Republic. And today, we finally get the result. SWTOR, through the fansites, explained that the Cathar will eventually come in next major patch, known as GU 2.1: Customization.
Republic players were introduced to the Cathar race early on in their class missions on both Tython and Ord Mantell. Imperial players may have come across the Cathar race on Balmorra. One of the Bounty Hunter’s opponents early on in the piece is a Cathar. This cat-like race is a common sight in MMOs. People seem to have a weird fascination with the cat-look.
The other way that SWTOR gamers may have come across the Cathar race is with the Trooper companion, Aric Jorgan. This Cathar companion will be getting a full facelift with patch 2.1 and GamingFace will be doing a complete “Many Looks Of” post with all the options as soon as possible, so that you can see all of the available customizations.
According to Producer Cory Butler, Cathar can be unlocked for 600 Cartel Coins on an account, and this price will be the same for both Subscribers and Free-to-Play and Preferred Status players. The Cathar have a wide variety of markings and colors available; some may appear more familiar to players than others. And when asked why Carthar is emerging, Bulter said, “One of the reasons we chose Cathar is because they are new and unfamiliar to many of our players — in much the same way as Rattataki and Chiss — but have been well-received by our players.”
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