SWTOR as eSport – Can It Happen?

Posted by on Jan 22, 2015 in discussion, pvp | 0 comments

  So this is not the first time this question has been proposed but we want to open it up for a bit of discussion here. Could SWTOR make it as an eSport? With the growing popularity and demand on esports, it doesn’t seem far-fetched to think about other games getting into the scene. But is SWTOR a good choice? What aspects of SWTOR could be made into an eSport? We’d clearly be looking at PvP options, right? There is a sect of players who love SWTOR solely for the PvP side, despite this not being what the game is specifically made for and branded to. There will always be players who love PvP and want to get specifically into that style of play. So with that in mind, let’s take a look at what might work for SWTOR in an eSports environment. SWTOR PvP tournaments played out on Twitch? This is something I think fans would watch. If SWTOR wants to pursue the eSport arena, they definitely would need to focus their PvP options in a more organized way. I believe there would be players...

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Pokket to Leave BioWare

Posted by on Jan 18, 2015 in bioware, SWTOR | 0 comments

If you missed the SWTOR stream this week, you also missed the big news that Pokket (Hillary Nicole) will be leaving Bioware.  Pokket joined Bioware Austin as their new Community Coordinator. Her job was to help maintain relationships with fan sites, guilds, streamers and more. She also worked to build community relations and any other aspect of the SWTOR community. She posted this image and message to her Instagram after the stream: “Had fun on the #SWTOR stream. Thanks for the carry, y’all. Sorry for the bittersweet news. In case you missed it, next week is my last week at Bioware. /pout I’ll still be going to PAX South, though, as myself ofc ^o^ :D” While she is not saying the reason for leaving Bioware at this time, it is speculated that she was brought on for a contract job and not full-time employment so it could just be that her contract has ended or was not renewed. Bioware Austin has seen short turnover rates in the past, especially for people in community...

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SWTOR Drops 2 Places in Raptr’s Most Played

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014 in SWTOR | 0 comments

While it’s still in the top 15, SWTOR has sadly dropped two ranks in the Raptr’s Most Played list this month. This means it moved from 12th place to 14th, which really isn’t a super large jump. Some big names topped the list in November, which could explain SWTOR getting bumped down two slots. Also, the release of WoW’s new expansion means it sits comfortably in the #2 spot, just below the ever-popular League of Legends. 3rd place is DOTA 2 and CS:GO brought up the 4th place spot. Raptr credits this drop in ranks to some of the new titles that have been released (no surprise) especially to WoW’s new expansion. Another funny fact: “For the first time since October 2013, Spider Solitaire made its way back into Most Played. Turns out Thanksgiving isn’t just about turkey, football, and arguing with relatives — it’s also about playing Solitaire, as gameplay hours for the month peaked on the...

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TOR TV: House of Cards SWTOR Intro

Posted by on Dec 8, 2014 in TOR TV | 0 comments

Youtube user EggsGamerTag  has created a very cool House of Cards SWTOR intro that we just had to share with you. If you are not familiar with House of Cards, you are missing out. The show is an American political drama television series, developed and produced by Beau Willimon. It is an adaptation of BBC’s mini-series of the same name and is based on the novel by Michael Dobbs. The entire first season, thirteen episodes, premiered on February 1, 2013, on the streaming service Netflix. A second season of thirteen episodes premiered on February 14, 2014. On February 4, 2014, ten days prior to the release of the second season, Netflix announced that the show had been renewed for a third season, which will be released on February 27, 2015. For some reason, it also goes really well with Star Wars: The old Republic. Check it out...

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SWTOR Game Update 3.0 Class Changes: Guardian + Juggernaut

Posted by on Nov 25, 2014 in jedi guardian, Sith Juggernaut | 0 comments

  With Game Update 3.0 coming soon, we’ve been getting updates from the SWTOR developers about the various class changes taking place. This week we got an update about Guardian and Juggernaut. This will help you to see what changes are coming to these classes in the game in more detail. There is also opportunity for discussion, should you have any questions or concerns about these changes and how it will affect how you play the game. Here is a snippet from Guardian. Please check out the Sentinel blog for the base Class changes coming to the Jedi Knight. Now that Guardians have Riposte all to themselves, we have slightly modified how it works to suit them better. We put Riposte back on the global cooldown, which allowed us to lower the focus it consumes while also increasing the damage it deals, so it now consumes less focus and deals more damage than Slash. We also changed what enables Riposte based on the Guardian’s active form. While in Soresu Form, parrying, deflecting,...

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