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Star-Comm Basin Deep Dive

Written by Scott Hafner on April 23, 2015

Hey everyone, Scott Hafner here.  I’m a Senior Game Designer at Carbine Studios and I’m the Feature Lead on our new piece of content, Star-Comm Basin.  Now there is a lot of exciting things to talk to you about with our new zone here.  What exciting things you ask?

How about things like fiendish new enemies?  How about daily rotating quests and public events?  And how about new fancy loot?!  Now that I’ve got your attention, let’s get into the details of Star-Comm Basin!

The Caretaker needs your help!

Star-Comm Basin is under attack from some of the biggest and baddest enemies that you've seen so far.  A band of Grimvoid Marauders, a slew of Purewater Ikthians, and a whole lot o’ Strain have taken ownership of the land at Star-Comm Basin.

These groups didn't come empty-handed; baddies of all shapes and sizes have been recruited to join their cause and get what's theirs. So sharpen up yer blades, load up yer blasters, and get ready to be thrown into the mix with some of the nastiest characters in the galaxy.

How’s it work?

Alone or with a group, you'll embark on elder-game quests and public events that rotate daily! Each day of the week, you'll find that one of the three groups has claimed the central area of Star-Comm, and it'll be up to you to ruin their day.

Bring on the awesome loot!

What would an elder-game zone be without some awesome loot? Star-Comm Basin features a ton of great new rewards for those strong enough to stand against these invading forces. Are you looking for shiny new high-end gear? Perhaps some sweet new décor items for your house? Or maybe you’re feeling a bit lonely adventuring on Nexus, and you'd like a pet Holo-Parrot for company?

You’ll be able to find all of those things here. Completing quests and taking part in the sprawling public events of Star-Comm Basin will reward you with some of these fine items. Plus, we also have our Star-Comm Basin Reputation Vendor standing by for when you've earned enough rep points to treat yourself to something nice for all your hard work in recapturing Star-Comm Basin!

And one more thing….

Star-Comm Basin is a contested end-game zone, bursting at the seams with content for all you Nexus locals. Will you heed the call from the Caretaker and do your part to ensure Eldan technology doesn’t fall into the wrong hands?

Well I hope so. These Marauders, Ikthians, and Strain aren't going to wait around long before they make off with their new-found Eldan belongings, so get out there and get ready for a fight. While you’re at it, scoop up some awesome loot along the way. You have your Mission! Gear up, move out, and give those baddies what-for. Star-Comm Basin is depending on you!

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