With the recent hints at player housing, it isn't unsurprising to learn that Star Wars: The Old Republic will be seeing a summer expansion later this year.
To celebrate and reward existing players, all Subscribers as of April 2, 2014, will receive 500 Bonus Cartel Coins and all Subscribers as of May 4, 2014, will receive 1,000 Bonus Cartel Coins. Which is nice.
Although the official press release is slim on details, the have stated the following:
In Galactic Strongholds, players can live on multiple planets and choose a prestigious apartment in the heart of the faction’s capital world, live in style among the high-rollers of Nar Shaddaa, or both by owning multiple Strongholds. Hundreds of unique decorations will be available for players to express their own personal style, as well as to boost their Prestige score to compete for top ranking in the Stronghold Directory. Friends can be invited and transported to a player’s Stronghold from any in-game location to socialize. At official launch, Guilds will also be able to launch powerful Guild Flagships where members can meet, plan, and strategize for their next adventure.
Hopefully this'll provide a much needed boost to the Lightsaber swinging title. If you're interested, you can play Star Wars: The Old Republic for free and read the official press release here.