Author: Lisa Clark

Republic Trooper interviews Georg Zoeller about Trooper Combat

If you want to learn more about the Trooper in SWTOR, the guys over at Republic Trooper have hooked you up. They have an exclusive interview with Georg Zoeller about Trooper combat and other class aspects and they are kind enough to share it with the rest of the Trooper fans out there. They’ve asked him some great questions and really know how to get to the root of what the players want to know and they have some brand new Trooper intel you haven’t likely seen anywhere else. It’s more than 1,00 words of communication with Zoeller. Some samples of the questions the Republic Trooper guys ask in their interview: What were some of the challenges of developing ranged tanking for the Vanguard Advanced Class? We’ve spoken with some large guilds that are intending on running exclusively with Troopers. How viable would it be to attempt Flashpoints and Operations…

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Star Wars: The Old Republic Cosplay

As we await the December 20th release of SWTOR, we look for new ways to entertain and occupy ourselves. We are constantly on the lookout for really cool Star Wars and SWTOR stuff to pass on to you, our dear readers, and this is a pretty cool find. Spanish cosplayers Shanoa and Erikku-kun made themselves as Satele Shan and Sith Pureblood and it’s some of the best, realistic cosplay we’ve seen on SWTOR so far. Shanoa also said that she has been lucky to find a fabric that looks pretty similar to the original one. The cool blue lightsaber was made by their friend Obi. Shanoa says, “I really like the Star Wars TOR trailers and I’m looking forward to playing this game.” You and me both girl! (Source: Deviantart.com)

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Early Game Access Could be Up to 5 Days

Will you get early game access to SWTOR for pre-ordering the game? That is the word on the street but many people who have already pre-ordered complained about not getting their code or about not knowing how long the early game access will last. Will it be days? Weeks? Hours? After anxiously awaiting months to years for it, people want to know when they are going to get it. The order in which you redeem your Pre-order Code is the order in which you will gain Early Game Access before the game’s official release. This part seems to mean that it will be staggered based on when you pre-ordered the game. So does this mean that those who pre-ordered the earliest will get a full 5 days of early game access and those who pre-ordered later may get less time? How staggered will it be and how much time will…

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Video: Chimaera Chats With BioWare’s Alexander Freed

Guild Chimaera has interviewed BioWare’s Alexander Freed, a Senior Writer on Star Wars: The Old Republic and were kind enough to post it and share with all of us SWTOR fans. The interview took place in France during Paris Games Week and focuses a lot on story and lore (as to be expected). This was an especially fun video for me since I had the opportunity to meet Alexander Freed here in Austin and get a signed copy of the first episode of The Lost Suns comic. He’s a great guy, a fantastic writer and all-around fun to get to chat with. The chat is in English with French subtitles. If you don’t read French, you have to guess a bit about the actually questions asked but you get the gist of it based on Alexander’s answers. It’s well worth your time to check out the video.

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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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