View Full Version : News: Belsavis

03-12-2010, 01:51 PM
SWTOR.com also introduced Belsavis today.

Since before the Great War, the ancient Rakatan prisons of Belsavis have been maintained by the Republic and used to incarcerate some of the galaxy’s most dangerous Sith lords, Mandalorian warriors, and ferocious aliens. Having recently discovered the location of this Republic super prison, the Empire is determined to see its allies released.

There are some interesting screen shots to view here (http://www.swtor.com/info/holonet/planets/belsavis).

I like having some more Rakatan lore inserted into the story also - I found them very interesting in K1.

03-12-2010, 02:53 PM
looks Cool, Planets (Apart from tatooine, for "OMG not again GDI!" reasons) are my fav part along with the time-lines.

03-12-2010, 04:21 PM
I like the Planet announcements too, but probably behind Timeline and Classes (when we were still getting those).

03-12-2010, 04:35 PM
I love the planet announcements, it's fun to see the places we'll be spending the game at. This is our 11th planet, and it comes exactly a month after Taris' debut. I love the backstory on it having a prison for those that it's impossible or impractical to execute. Can anyone say "really hard dungeon bosses"? Great mix of snow and greenery.

I also noticed we finally see an in-game version of one of the concept arts for a building. The tower is the one on the landing pad in this screenshot: http://www.swtor.com/media/screens/belsavis
And the concept art is seen here: http://www.swtor.com/media/concepts/republic-lookout-tower

Small touch, but I like seeing concept art made "real".

03-12-2010, 10:42 PM
Nice catch on the concept art - I never pay close enough attention to notice that stuff.

03-13-2010, 07:06 AM
Reminds me a bit of the sink-hole world, Utapau... Utaupau? From EP III.
Else it looks pretty neat and I like the idea of the prison. I can see some nice missions here for the more "infiltrator" classes of the Sith. Busting out a captured Lord or some such :p

03-13-2010, 11:17 AM
Looks nice can't wait to play this game :D

Zerimar Nyliram
03-13-2010, 12:58 PM
. . . Beavis? :D

Web Rider
03-13-2010, 03:10 PM
A place like this makes me think of somewhere that raids would be set up.

03-16-2010, 07:22 AM
half prison, half snowball

03-16-2010, 10:02 AM
Looks good, almost like a cross between Kashyyyk and Felucia.

03-16-2010, 10:03 AM
Except for all the snow. :P

03-16-2010, 12:42 PM
I thought it was going to be a moon, 'cause it looks like blue cheese. o_Q

03-24-2010, 12:15 PM
Nice, I always wanted to see a planet prison on SW. Looks like I will have the opportunity to see it.