SWTOR: The Treasure Hunting Mission Imbalance

Over at SWTOR Economics, you will find some interesting conversations. We are especially interested in his Crafting Ideas series that is currently undergoing. He’s been telling us his ideas for improving the crafting portion of the game and also explaining how this would improve the overall economy of SWTOR. With that said, the latest edition talks about Treasure Hunting Lockboxes. Many people feel like they are causing problems in the game and he addresses that in this blog post. As usual, he breaks in down in three sections: The Game Design The Solutions Summary If you haven’t read his first post in the series, Crafting Ideas: Component Conversion, then you should go and do that first. Now come back take a look at his take on the Treasure Hunting mission imbalance. Here is a snippet: “There were a number of game design choices that have led to the current state of concern…

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The Academy – “How to Transition to Preferred and Tips for Playing Preferred”

You know how we like The Academy around here if you’re a regular visitor. We’ve been writing about episodes since the series began. Swtorista is doing a great job of teaching new people about the game and even bringing more interest into the game for existing players. It’s very well done and we love that each episode is available on YouTube to make it very easy to view and listen. If you’re not familiar with The Academy, it’s basically a series of videos that started with a podcast that all explain aspects of SWTOR, with new players in mind. Although it has new players in mind, all of the videos are good review for people who have been playing for some time and they’re also great if you are a veteran player who wants to help a new friend, or invite a friend or family member to play. If someone…

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[Cosplay] Shae Vizla by Laura Sánchez (Nebulaluben)

Star Wars – Shae Vizla by Laura Sánchez (Nebulaluben) Here is an impressive cosplay of a fantastic Star Wars character who needed a bigger role in SWTOR. I don’t know if we’ll ever see more of Vizla in SWTOR but you can see her in this great cosplay from costume maker, Laura Sanchez. She’s a video game and costume-making enthusiast and all of the costumes you can see in her gallery at Deviant Art are made by her personally. She does a really awesome job and this one is no exception. Check out the pictures here: Star Wars – Shae Vizla by Laura Sánchez (Nebulaluben) She uses a lot of craft foam techniques in her costume making and also lists some great resources over on her Deviant Art page for those who want to learn more about craft foam art and costume design. She even lists some shops where she…

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The Most Powerful Character In All of Star Wars

When talking about Star Wars, we know that there are many powerful characters within the story. We’ve seen them in the movies and we’ve read about them in books and even comics. They are part of what makes the Star Wars story such an epic one. If we had to pick the most powerful characters in all of Star Wars, who would make the list? While some facts are facts, I also think the answer would vary based on who you ask. Opinion definitely plays at least some role into the topic. Who is the most powerful Star Wars character? Here is another great video from The Stupendous Wave that talks about this very topic. Maybe you will be surprised at the answer but it’s explained in the video. If you are not familiar with Abeloth, this story is going to enlighten you. So now that you’ve seen it yourself, what do…

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Star Wars: Uprising: Patch 3.0 is live!

Patch 3.0 is Came out last week, and you can jump right into the new Lando missions. Download Star Wars: Uprising for free here. Patch Notes: Raid Feature: New End Game content for high end players! The first raids will go live on Monday, 7/18. Stay tuned for a walkthrough. Lando Feature: Find this iconic character in the Konn Nevos Spaceport to run side missions appropriate to your character level. Additons and Upgrades: Single Player Revamp – All new cinematics, levels and polish on Storyline Missions. New Monsters, New Bosses: Get ready to face the toughest foes yet. New Gear: New Vanity Sets, as well as 8 and 9 Star Tier II gear in Raids! Crew Run Upgrade – Crew runs will now highlight compatible crew, and the auto fill button will select crew for you. 18 New Crew Members – 12 new 5 Star uniques to be rolled out…

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SWTOR 5-YEAR COLLAGE PROJECT

The team over at Bioware Austin want players to submit  a close-up headshot of your in-game character: To celebrate over 87 MILLION unique characters created by all of you, we’ll be creating our first ever SWTOR Character Collage! Sample Headshot Join the celebration by emailing us a close-up headshot of your in-game character: Recommended resolution is 1920×1080 Turn off all user interface and text Focus on the waist up Remain in your default pose We can’t wait to share the collage with you. Stay tuned for more details! Email us your character at swtorsubmissions@swtor.com  

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Changes to the Cartel Market — Thursday July 21 2016

Here are some changes to the cartelmarket  of  July 21 – Galactic Legends Armor Pack and Black/White Modules are now available. Remember you can support this blog by buying your cartel coins on Amazon via this link were you also will get a  Exclusive Item [Online Game Code] Items Available Again Price Helpful links GRAND NIGHTLIFE PACK 1000 Information from TOR FASHION BLACK AND BLACK DYE MODULE 1600 Information from TOR FASHION WHITE AND WHITE DYE MODULE 800 Information from TOR FASHION Last Cartel Market Update (Grand Nightlife Pack replaced with Galactic Legends Armor Pack) Items No Longer Available Helpful links GRAND NIGHTLIFE PACK Information from TOR FASHION Items Available Again Price Helpful links GALACTIC LEGENDS ARMOR PACK 750 Information from TOR FASHION

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Top 10 Most Unique Lightsabers [video]

What Star Wars fan doesn’t love lightsabers? They are one of the most iconic parts of Star Wars. Even people who have not seen the movies and don’t consider themselves fans will recognize a lightsaber. So with this in mind, have you ever sat down and thought about some of the coolest ones? What are the most awesome lightsabers you’ve seen in Star Wars? Well, if you’ve never thought about it, rest assured that someone else has. Many someones, in fact, and they have requested that The Scoundrel’s Cantina make this really great video showing the 10 most unique lightsabers in the Star Wars universe. So check it out and tell us what you think. Do you agree with the list? Did your favorite make it in? Here’s the list and you can see them all in the video below: 10. Tera Sinube, Darth Maul, Haazen Sabercane 9. Pong Krell’s Double Bladed…

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Darth Malgus Lightsaber (Ultrasabers Malice)

L We love lightsabers (who doesn’t) and we love the people who make them a reality. This iconic Star Wars piece got many of us excited when we saw them for the first time as kids. There’s nothing quite like it and you’d run around using sticks or whatever similar object you could find to wield and fight your own battles in the backyard. So where to grown up Star Wars fans go to find their lightsabers? Whether you’re looking for one for fun, for a prop, or as part of your cosplay getup, you can’t go wrong with you get one from someone who really knows what they’re doing. The design, the attention to detail, the craftsmanship, and that iconic glow make the lightsaber truly something special. In this video, you can see the Darth Malgus lightsaber as part of his magnificent collection. As the channel explains, “You have…

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Changes to the SWTOR Cartel Market — Tuesday July 19 2016

Here are the weekly cartel market items on sale for the week of   July 19– July 26 2016. Remember you can support this blog by buying your cartel coins on Amazon via this link were you also will get a  Exclusive Item [Online Game Code] Price Change Old Price New Price Percent Change Normal Price Helpful links CZERKA CR-17 INCENDIA SPEEDER 500 1500 +200% 1500 Information from TOR FASHION APPEARANCE OPTION: VIBRANT GREEN EYES 50 100 +100% 100 IMPERIAL ESSENTIALS BUNDLE 500 350 –30% 428 Information from TOR FASHION ARMORED WOODLAND VARACTYL 2200 1100 –50% 2200 Information from TOR FASHION REPUBLIC ESSENTIALS BUNDLE 500 350 –30% 428 Information from TOR FASHION

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