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Lies, damned lies and statistics: MMO subscription numbers and SWToR

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in News, SWTOR, swtor subscriptions | 0 comments

MMO subscription number tracking is a challenging venture. Most developers are extremely careful when crafting public releases relating to how many subscribers their game currently has. For better or worse, these values are considered to be a measure of success (or failure) of our beloved games and tend to offer insights on subscriber trends. Typically one would read announcements about player base increases in official websites or fansites, while occasionally quarterly reports would indicate decreases somewhere in the fine print. Some recent examples include World of Warcraft’s increase to 7.4 Million subscribers  and SWToR’s announcement of having 1 Million subscribers since changing to the free-to-play subscription model.   Some of the MMO subscription data MMOData.net used to offer At the same time, some community websites have attempted to track subscription numbers and offer clarity on the health of various MMOs. The most recent example is MMOdata.net that was...

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Patch 2.10.2 notes – Turn your stronghold into a gambler’s paradise for only 1 credit!

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in bioware, News, Patch notes, SWTOR | 0 comments

About a month ago, Bioware admitted  that the Smuggler’s Gambit slot machine wasn’t part of Constable Stronghold’s pack. To make up for the bug, Bioware’s community manager, Eric Musco, promised to rectify the issue by offering the before-mentioned item for purchase in-game for only 1 credit.  Smuggler’s Gambit slot machine We only had to wait for a month for Mr.Musco’s promise to become reality. Patch 2.10.2 notes were recently released and among other things specify that the slot machine is available for purchase through the Binary Star Reputation Vendor. In specific: 2.10.2 Patch Notes Highlights 16-Player Operations have returned to Group Finder! We have made behind-the-scenes improvement to prevent the performance issues that we encountered when the system was initially made available. Check out the Group Finder to enjoy the faster queues and better rewards of 16-Player Story Mode Operations! General Imperial Crate (Single), Imperial Crate (Stacked),...

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Get them while they last! Dark Horse Comics launches Star Wars Humble Bundle!

Posted by on Oct 20, 2014 in comic, News, SWTOR | 0 comments

If you’re reading SWToRStrategies.com you know that Dark Horse comics will be transferring its Star Wars license to Marvel at the end of this year. This development isn’t stopping the former from releasing great deals on existing Star Wars publications.

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Discipline calculator now available!

Posted by on Oct 20, 2014 in News, SWTOR | 0 comments

With the upcoming release of Patch 3.0, SWToR gamers will have to adjust to a new discipline system. The feedback received from the community has been mostly positive but the challenge of mastering the new system definitely remains. Dulfy and SWToR_miner put together a discipline calculator that helps fans familiarize themselves with the new system in addition to experimenting with new setups. The calculator is still in beta and what’s even more impressive is that it was built from information retrieved from video streams.

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Battlefront 3 Footage Available?

Posted by on Oct 20, 2014 in Star Wars: Battlefront | 0 comments

  Well…yes and no…you see, apparently, well before DICE got the fate of one of the world’s most anticipated titles in gaming to fall into their laps, another crew had a run at Battlefront, and they actually put together a nearly-finished product, which – due to a set of unfortunate circumstances – never really got the see the light of day, or rather that of the screens of computer/console users world-wide. The company behind the effort was Free Radical, and according to some, they were about 99% finished with the project when they were forced into administration and when they finally closed for good in December 2008. Later, Crytek picked up the enterprise and transferred the team to various other projects, as Battlefront was...

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Interview with community manager Eric Musco

Posted by on Oct 19, 2014 in Eric Musco, interview | 0 comments

  Twitch user Snave1208 had the chance to interview BioWares community manager for Star Wars: The old Republic, Eric Musco. It’s a pretty good interview, were Eric talks about what he do, and were SWTOR is heading. Snave1208 don’t let Musco off easy when he was trying to dodge answering some of the questions. But i do sound like the games PVP wont get much better in the future. Personally I am not surprised or remotely happy with the PvP answers but I partially understand where Musco is coming from. He has a rough job. Their “better than cross-server” is likely to be something like “Queue for 500 matches this month and get the rest of the Baron Deathmark gear!” This is the mentality that they have,...

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TOR TV: REVAN (History & Lore before SWTOR 3.0)

Posted by on Oct 18, 2014 in Revan, TOR TV | 0 comments

Vulkk have uploaded an excellent video about on History, Lore & Facts about one of the most iconic characters in the Star Wars Universe – REVAN. The video also includes Biographies of Theron & Lana prior to SWTOR 3.0. In this video he got Teo from Ootinicast to do the narrations. He did an outstanding job and I hope you will enjoy watching this vide as much as I did. Check it out: Hey, everyone! After hours of hard work, research and gathering somewhat (!) good pictures, I present you my History & Lore video about REVAN – one of the most iconic characters in the Star Wars universe. It deals mostly with the events in his life prior to SWTOR. For this episode I have asked Teo from Ootinicast to do the narrations. He...

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Scheduled Maintenance: October 21st, 2014

Posted by on Oct 17, 2014 in maintenance, Patch 2.10 | 0 comments

On October 21st, all game servers and SWTOR.com will be unavailable as BioWare perform scheduled maintenance. Details are as follows: Date: Tuesday October 21st, 2014 Duration: 4 hours Time: 3AM PDT (10AM GMT) – 7AM PDT (2PM GMT) Game Update 2.10.2 will be applied during this maintenance, and includes the return of 16-Player Operations to the Group Finder, a UI indicator for the subscriber 12x XP boost, and bug fixes. As with all pre-maintenance information, this is subject to change and shouldn’t be considered final until the servers come back up! Time Zone Start Time Scheduled End Time UTC Offset HST Tue Oct 21, 2014 12:00 AM Tue Oct 21, 2014 04:00 AM -10 hours AKDT Tue Oct 21, 2014 02:00 AM Tue Oct 21, 2014 06:00 AM -8...

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The Star Wars: The Old Republic Community Cantina Tour Arrives in Las Vegas, Nevada!

Posted by on Oct 17, 2014 in Community Cantina Tour | 0 comments

  BioWare announced that the next stop in the Star Wars: The Old Republic Community Cantina Tour will be happening on Thursday, October 9th, in New York. This is your chance to join the Star Wars: The Old Republic community for a development team Q&A as well as complimentary drinks*, food, and giveaways. Every attendee will be receiving a highly coveted M8-3R Astromech code. If you’re in the area, make sure to stop by and hang out with the SWTOR Team. Venue: Mandalay Bay North Convention Center Date: Saturday, November 15th, 2014 Time: 7-10PM PST Address: 3950 S Las Vegas Blvd Las Vegas, Nevada 89119 Space will be limited, so be sure to arrive early! You can RSVP on Facebook here (Facebook RSVP is not required for and does not...

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Dev Blog: Ranked PvP Season 3 Rewards

Posted by on Oct 16, 2014 in pvp, Ranked Warzones | 0 comments

BioWare posted another developer blog today. This one about Ranked PvP Season 3 Rewards. As most of yo will remember, the pvp developer team was hit by a shit storm by the player community for not having good enough rewards. Apparently the pvp team have been listening and is adding a sweet mount to the Season 3 Rewards. Tis the season for furious action! We hope everyone has been enjoying Season 3 thus far and ready for more intense action as we get closer to the wire. Giradda and Baron Deathmark have once again graciously opened up their personal collection of antiques and prized possessions to honor the glorious entertainment you are obliged to offer! Our goal is to get the rewards out to you, the PvPer wanting to best every opponent in...

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