Author: Lisa Clark

Georg Zoeller Teaches you how to Fight Snipers

Are you wondering how to fight snipers in SWTOR PvP? Greg Zoeller, Principal Lead Combat Designer, has some solid advice in the official SWTOR forums.         Zoeller explains: It’s much worse than you think. No, a Sniper in cover cannot be charged with Force Leap. Yes, your warrior will have to move into melee range to engage the Sniper (or use ranged abilities like saber throw). Marksman specced snipers specifically are a very defensive class. He talks about how you will see them operate in combat, where you will encounter them on the battlefield and what you need to know in order to beat them. He talks about the tools they get (root/Leg Shot, ambush, etc) and how you want to approach them in order to be successful. For example, Zoeller says you don’t want to just charge them head on.  So the sniper sounds pretty awesome which has…

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Star Wars Fan Killed His Wife after ‘She Smashed His Toy Collection’

In a terribly sad report of the news, one Star Wars fan lost it and killed his wife after she supposedly smashed his Star Wars collectibles after a fight. According to news reports, “Rickie La-Touche, 30, told a court that his Thai wife Pornpilai Srisroy, 28, had damaged his precious Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker memorabilia.” He choked her allegedly to death and then ran to tell his mother what he had done. La-Touche, also known as Rickie Nehls, was found guilty of murder and was ordered to serve a minimum of 12 years. Tragic wife Pornpilai Srisroy Was this another case of a crazed fan gone wild or is this just the media trying to make it into more than what it really was? The news reports say that the couple fought often and that his Thai wife was threatening to leave him and go back to Thailand. He…

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The WoW Gamer’s Guide to Star Wars the Old Republic Characters

As if you’re not tired of the comparisons between SWTOR and WoW, we have a real winner for you. The folks over at The Old Republicordie have given us a complete Wow Gamer’s Guide to SWTOR characters. If you want to know how the characters in SWTOR are similar to those in WoW or if you’re just looking for a good way to explain the game to a WoW-gamer friend that you’re trying to convert, this guide will really rock it for you. An overview of the breakdowns: WoW Warrior = Jedi Knight and Sith Warrior WoW Priest = Jedi Consular and Sith Inquisitor WoW Death Knight= Sith Warrior and Jedi Knight  WoW Hunter= Smuggler Gunslinger and Imperial Agent  WoW Druid = Jedi Consular and Sith Inquisitor  WoW Mage = Jedi Consular: Sage and Sith Inquisitor: Sorcerer  WoW Paladin = Jedi Knight and Sith Warrior WoW Rogue = Imperial Agent…

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It’s Time to Finalize Your Guild

There was an important update to SWTOR news today, especially for guild leaders. They’re letting us know that it’s time to finalize your guild before it’s too late. From Official SWTOR news: Last month we expanded our Pre-Launch Guild Program with the implementation of Phase 2: Alignment, where guilds could designate other guilds as allies or adversaries. Now, as Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ moves ever-closer to launch, we are excited to announce that we have initiated the first part of Phase 3: Deployment! Phase 3: Deployment will see any guild that meets the pre-designated criteria be transferred into the game for launch. Before we begin this process, though, we want to give all of you who are in guilds the opportunity to make sure your guild meets the following requirement for transfer: ·         Four members of the guild must have pre-ordered the game and redeemed their Pre-Order Code at…

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SWTOR New Build Introduces Racial Social Abilities

We talked before about what the new game testing build might bring to SWTOR. While it seems to have brought some much-needed upgrades, it also has introduced some fun tidbits. If you’re in game testing, you can log in and check them out now. If not, you’ll just have to wait a little longer with the rest of us but so far, they seem fun. These are the new racial Social Abilities: Human: Rally – Rallies nearby allies. Miraluka: Sense Force Alignment – Senses the target’s alignment with the Force. Twi’lek: Parlor dance – Perform an unique cultural dance. Zabrak: Inspire loyalty – Inspires loyalty from nearby allies. Mirialan – Focusing Ritual – Undergo a focusing ritual to rest and recuperate spirit. Cyborg: Scan target – Scans target with a critical cybernetic eye. Sith: Punish – Punish your companion for his or continued failures. Rattataki: Shadowbox – Perform a series…

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3 Years with SWTOR Strategies: An Anniversary Post

As we approach our 3rd birthday here at SWTORstrategies.com, we look back over the years, the posts, the updates and the progression of SWTOR as a game. We are now closer than ever to a launch date, with less than two months before the game will be available worldwide. It’s an exciting time and we’re thankful you’re here to share it with us. We’re even more thankful to those of you who have been here for quite some time now. We’re excited to continue bringing you great Star Wars and SWTOR related content and we appreciate you for dropping by. In honor of the occasion, we’ve compiled a list of some of our most popular posts. Here are some of our most popular posts to date: New Game Mod Brings Star Wars and Call of Duty Together May the Schwartz be with You: Entire Star Wars “A New Hope” in…

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New SWTOR Beta Build Returns Wednesday

Have you been waiting for game testing to return? If you’ve been bored waiting for the news that your beta build would be back up for re-download, then today is your day. The new SWTOR beta build is up; get ready to download. This message was posted by Allison Berryman today: Hello Testers! Welcome to the new testing forums! We’re excited to announce that the new build is being deployed! Today, you’ll receive an e-mail letting you know that the new build is available for play, and you’ll be able to log into the launcher and begin downloading the new build. Please make sure to remove your old installation before downloading the new one (see instructions below). European players: The servers in our European datacenter (Carth Onasi and Mission Vao) will not be available today. If you are European, we ask that you please roll characters on those servers when…

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Sith Inquirer Interview with Daniel Erickson

Don’t you wish you could learn more about the Sith Inquisitor? Would if you could have a behind-the-scenes interview with the lead writer and ask them whatever you wanted about the class? That’s exactly what our friends over at Sith Inquirer did and they’re sharing it with us. While they originally wrote David Bass to ask some questions about the Sith Inquisitor, it was Daniel Erickson who actually gave the answers in the form of an exclusive interview with the site. Some of the questions they ask: Where did you start when thinking about what you wanted the Sith Inquisitor story to be like? What stories were your inspirations? Do any main characters tie into our own story? People like Darth Malgus, Baras and Angral from the comics and Deceived novel, Darth Jadus, or anyone else of note? Describe some of the companions, if possible? We know of Khem Val and Xalek…

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SWTOR PVP: What You Need to Know

For those who love PVP in MMORPGs, SWTOR is going to have some various options for you. Video gamers are always particular when it comes to their PvP. It’s difficult to create a game with PvP that will please everyone, especially when that is not the main focus of the game itself but rather a side portion or mini game aspect. What will SWTOR PvP be like? It’s a great question and one that GameSpy attempts to answer for us with this post about Voidstar, Alderaan and Huttball. As they explain: SWTOR will feature three PvP “Warzones”, each with its own unique objectives and gameplay. The first warzone is called “Voidstar”, and sees players fight for the control of a spaceship. The second warzone, “Alderaan”, involves an all-out war on the famous planet, while the third warzone is known as “Huttball”. See more with the Huttball trailer: For more videos…

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SWTOR Won’t have the Server Problems Battlefield 3 Had

There many good things to say about SWTOR but then again, there are skeptics, some with good reason to have concerns. One issue of importance was in regard to server problems but BioWare continues to reassure investors and players that this will not happen with SWTOR, set to launch 5 days before Christmas of this year. The Old Republicordie tells us: According to its game label head Frank Gibeau, while Battlefield 3 suffered technical difficulties specifically on EA servers’ inability to handle the amount of players trying to login with the game, “the same thing won’t happen” when SWTOR have its premiere launch this holiday. This is precisely what many players were concerned with and what BioWare states they have been working hard to avoid at launch. It’s the reason they also said there would be a limited launch at start and why they have been working hard at other…

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