Frozen and remote, Hoth seems an unlikely location as a political hotspot. But it's precisely these factors that make this ice-covered planet a point of contention between the Republic and the Empire. Its remoteness makes it an ideal staging point from which to launch surprise attacks, and its harsh climate makes it more difficult for the enemy to interfere with carefully-laid plans. It's also a prime spot for pirates to hide out, using the wreckage of crashed capital ships as bases of operation and "borrowing" resources from both the Empire and the Republic.
Continuing with their aggressive content release schedule, Patch 2.2 has hit the PTS servers with some new guild bonuses, difficulty modes for operations and a few other improvements and fixes. One thing that should be noted before hand is that character transfers are still slated to make it in with Patch 2.2, but were not listed in the patch notes. It definitely isn’t one of the larger patches to arrive but there is some good stuff in there so let’s take a look!
With the launch of Patch 1.7 comes the new event Relics of the Gree, set on the previously useless Western Ice Shelf of the planet Ilum. The event is currently set to last two weeks and will have players completing quests all over the western Ice shelf. The goal of it all of course being to increase your reputation with the Gree, and be able to get your hands on some of that shiny tron gear.