Author: Lisa Mason

SWTOR: The Treasure Hunting Mission Imbalance

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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”

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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)

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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

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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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Top 10 Most Unique Lightsabers [video]

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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)

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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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Mynock Gets an In Game Character

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How would you feel if you got a character named after you in SWTOR? This is one of the highest honors for a video game fan and it happens from time to time in some games, with someone who has done something special or recognizable with the game or the community. This is awesome but we’ll let Mynock tell you about it himself in his own words: The folks at BioWare have bestowed a huge honour on me by naming a character in Star Wars the Old Republic after me! “Mynock” is a mando warrior NPC who can be found guarding the entrance to Shae Vizla’s camp on the planet Darvannis in the latest STWOR expansion “Mandalore’s Revenge”. I had a little bit of say in the armor type, colour scheme and weapon he’s sporting, so now I have no excuse for not finishing my Shae Armor set! It shall be…

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SWTORApps – Character API now live!

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SWTORApps has some info about their Character API which is now live. You can find all of the details below and check it out for yourself. We gotta say, it looks pretty cool. For a regular player. it really doesn’t do all that much but you can check it out too, if you feel so inclined. The character manager side might be interesting to you. The people who will really benefit from this are the developers. It’s designed as a developer tool. While they are still growing with it, there does seem to be a few things useful you could do with this. They also have ideas planned for the future that would make it more useful to the everyday player, and not just for developers. So stay tuned and we will also keep you updated as things progress. Have you tried it for yourself? Let us know what you think!…

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LEGO Star Wars The Force Awakens Review Roundup

LEGO Star Wars The Force Awakens Review Roundup

We’ve been talking about Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens because the newest installment in the Lego Star Wars series has Star Wars and Lego fans alike excited. Since its recent release, the game has been selling well and getting pretty decent reviews overall. It’s especially popular in the UK, even topping Overwatch in sales.  So if you’re still trying to decide for yourself if you want to shell out the cash to experience the game, let’s take a look at what a few gaming experts are saying about it. What are people saying so far about LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens? Here’s a fun review roundup for you to get some varied opinions: Nerdist Edwin Garcia In a galaxy far, far, away (…okay, actually, right here in this galaxy), there was a video game series that turned beloved franchises into blocky satirical versions of themselves… and everyone loved it. The latest installment…

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Harrison Ford Makes His Video Game Debut

Harrison Ford Makes His Video Game Debut

At 73 years old, Harrison Ford is now a video game star. According to People magazine, the 73-year old actor recorded original dialogue featured in the game, which allows fans to play out the storylines from the famous film. If you’re a fan of Han Solo and The Force Awakens, you’re going to love this. Many of us who are video game fans know how it can be disappointing when a movie-based video game cannot get the same voice actor to play an iconic part. With a role like Han Solo, anyone other than Ford just wouldn’t cut it. Here’s a trailer from the Daily Mail if you want to see for yourself: Harrison Ford makes his appearance in the new popular LEGO game with his longtime pal and sidekick, Chewbacca. If you have not played the game yet, it closely follows the story from the film The Force Awakens so major spoilers if you haven’t…

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