Month: December 2015

SWTOR 14th Most Played Game in November

While it saw a bit of a dip in the month of November, SWTOR is still in the top 20 most played games, according to Raptr. It was ranked at number 14 for this past month, just below Guild Wars 2 and above Diablo III. It’s above StarCraft II on the list for that month and only beat by behemoths like World of Warcraft, DOTA 2 and Minecraft. League of Legends still dominates the top of the list and CS:GO is also hanging on to a top spot. So what does this mean and why should you care? Well, honestly it gives us a great look at how SWTOR is still holding its own in the gaming scene, especially as an MMORPG. There are many who will try to say that SWTOR is dead or has died but the stats don’t really line up with this. Seeing the game still…

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An Absolutely AMAZING SWTOR Christmas Present!

If you wanted something really awesome for Christmas, this would have made a killer present! How about the idea of having an action figure/ model of your own SWTOR character?   As you can see, that is a 3D printed version of this person’s character that was given as a surprise gift. After Redditors begged to know where and how this was done, the poster, Dentface, provided a little more info about it. “Details are scare, since it was a surprise gift. All they told me was it was 3D printed then hand-painted.” He then added later, “Update: They contacted people at 3D hubs (https://www.3dhubs.com), who referred some local people who hand-painted and printed the figure.” If you really want one of these for yourself, you can gather up some reference shots of your character from different angles and then look up companies near you (or anywhere if they ship to…

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Star Wars Galaxies – Returned

Released in 2003, Star Wars Galaxies was a Star Wars themed MMORPG by Sony Online Entertainment and LucasArts for Microsoft Windows. For those who can remember when the game first came out, it was unlike other games of this genre we had seen. This game put the player in the driver’s seat and gave you more control of things, like never before. Over the years, we’ve seen SWG rise in popularity and fanbase, then fall (and many would say it had failed) and then return and rise again, a big part in thanks to the volunteers who keep the project going since it is no longer officially sponsored. In “The rise, fall and return of Star Wars Galaxies”, Dennis Scimeca talks about Doug Rush and his history with the game. It’s an interesting look at someone who saw the Star Wars films but didn’t consider themselves a die-hard fan, and someone who also didn’t…

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Star Wars: Battlefront with Toddyhancer

If you’re looking for an awesome mod for Star Wars: Battlefront, we’ve got it right here for you. Be warned, however, this looks like it might take a toll on your resources. We can’t tell if this is a mod or live action role play. Many commenters have echoed our sentiments that it looks like they brought Star Wars to real life. This is the quality that all PC games should be from launch, honestly. How awesome would it be to play your favorite games (especially a shooter) and have it look this realistic? Seriously, check out these screenies and tell us what you think. Some people find it so impressive they are skeptical, calling him a fake and demanding to see video (which he supplied). Others are family with Toddyhancer mods and are just happy to see it on a Star Wars game. Still others say this is why…

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Star Wars Smuggler’s Bounty

The Star Wars franchise, in conjunction with Funko, have put together a subscription box featuring exclusive Star Wars themed merchandise and it’s not too late for you to get your hands on them for yourself. This also makes a great gift for any Star Wars fan in your life. My guess is that with the new film just recently released, we’ll see the popularity of things like this only continue to grow. These boxes from Funko are sent out every other month and packed full of cool stuff with themes focused around different parts of the Star Wars universe. The first theme was “The First Order”. Total value for the items in each box is around $50, but the cost of the subscription is $25 plus shipping, handling, and tax. There’s no fluff here as each box comes with high quality products including apparel, accessories, toys and other memorabilia. Some examples of…

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SWTOR in Retrospect: 4 Years of Struggle

I remember that initial launch date of SWTOR very vividly. Here at the site, we had been preparing for December 20, 2011 for quite some time. I was also anticipating the birth of a child and at that point, we were wondering which would come first – my baby or SWTOR. Turns out SWTOR launched just two days before my little one was born and I was back home and ready to enjoy some gaming in between feedings along with everyone else who had been anxiously awaiting the big premiere. Any of you who were around four years ago in the beginning will remember that SWTOR had a rocky start. There were many problems at launch and quite a few issues that had to be resolved to get us to where we are now. Here, our pal Vulkk has written an excellent two-part series of memories of SWTOR for the…

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Insider Look at the Cancelled Darth Maul Game

A game starring Darth Maul, the popular Sith Lord who debuted in Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace… it sounded fantastic. So what happened? Many fans were left disappointed to hear that the Darth Maul Star Wars game would never be. Austin-based developer Red Fly Studio wanted to give a new experience and perspective to the Star Wars story. They wanted to show a dark coming-of-age tale, where players would witness and experience Maul as a young boy being forced into the Sith hierarchy. “We wanted people to see him as a kid kidnapped by emperor Palpatine and tortured – physically, mentally, and emotionally – becoming this powerful Sith Lord,” says a developer who worked on the project but wishes to remain anonymous. “You got angry, you got frustrated, and you made the same mistakes he did. No one has ever seen Sith training up close. No one has ever seen…

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SWG How To Series from SWG Restoration

SWG Restoration is a completely redesigned SWG server with improved balance, new content, items, effects and abilities all in the pre cu engine. There are several SWG servers out there today growing in popularity but they are not all created equally. We know that SWG fans want to find the best servers, maintained by devs who know what they are doing and also who love the game, and where they have enough fellow fanbase to have people to enjoy the game with. So if you have not already, Restoration might be one to look into. They also have some useful guides up on YouTube as part of a SWG How-to series. Here you can find the full list of SWG Restoration Jedi guides. Here are a couple of the guides: And: Just some things the server has: -Perma death Jedi -Jedi are automatically TEF’d to the world when lightsaber is equipped…

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Mel Brooks Says Spaceballs Sequel is a Go

People have been asking for it and it seems we just might be getting it! The movie Spaceballs was famous for spoofing the Star Wars franchise and is nearly as iconic as the Star Wars movies themselves. It only begs the question then, will we see a new Spaceballs now that a new Star Wars movie was released? Well, comedic genius Mel Brooks says it’s going to happen. Brooks was on Adam Carolla’s Take A Knee podcast earlier this year and confirmed the sequel was in early stages of development. Filming will begin in 2016 and Brooks plans to try to bring back as much of the original cast as possible. The working title as of now is Spaceballs: The Search For More Money.  There are some challenges, particularly with trying to bring back the original cast. John Candy, who played Barfolomew, sadly passed in 1994. Most fans agree they’d rather not see that character return than have it brought back…

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Petition for Group Content in SWTOR

Many fans of SWTOR have expressed their interest in seeing Bioware give us more group content. Some want to see it so badly, they’ve started a petition to Bioware to add more new group content to the game. While some fans argue that Bioware has been listening on the forums and even on Reddit, always staying in tune with what the players want, so a petition isn’t really needed, it still appears the petition was done with respect toward Bioware and not at all bashing them. A the time of this post, it has 911 supporters. It reads as follows: BioWare Austin, First and foremost, we are here to say this because we LOVE Star Wars: The Old Republic. You need to recognize this is coming from a good place. We want to tell you that enough is enough. We want to see change. We want to work towards transparency…

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