Zakuul Knight Armor set available on CM Tomorrow in SWTOR

Posted by on Aug 17, 2015 in Bounty Contract Event, Cartel Market | 0 comments

The Official Star Wars: The old Republic Facebook page  just announced that the Zakuul Knight Armor set from Knights of the Fallen Empire expansion will be purchasable on the cartel market from tomorrow: INCOMING TRANSMISSION: The Zakuul Knight Armor Set will be available on the Cartel Market starting Aug 18! Stay tuned.   The same page also tells us that the Bounty Contract Week Event starts again tomorrow: The BBA has decreed tomorrow the start of ‪#‎SWTOR‬‘s Bounty Contract Week Event. Will you be there?  ...

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Gamescom Cantina Q&A Video

Posted by on Aug 7, 2015 in Community Cantina Tour, gamescon | 0 comments

  BioWare had a Community cantina at Gamescon yesterday, and quite alot of new info is now available. Below is a 30 min Q and A video captured  by Echilda of The Potentiae on The Red Eclipse at the event, and below the video,Gamescom Cantina Q&A gathered by Dulfy from around the web. Lot’s of new interesting stuff guys!   From jedipedia twitter No new fleet planned but there is a central hub you can travel to during the expansion There are big changes to crafting coming which they will explain later in a blog post. To add to that, someone mentioned that apparently they are planning to make gathering nodes adaptive, give you mats based on your crew skill level and the planet you are on (source) Very early designs for SWTOR had a free roam space where you can drive your ship around and AT-AT walkers you could drive. From Companions are being changed so you choose them based on their story aspect (i.e. who you like) rather than what they can do abilities wise. More details on this later. Nico Okarr is only available as a sub reward right now, not sure if it will be on cartel market later.  (Eric Musco confirmed that you can either sub by July 31 or August 10 to get it, not sure if referrals 7 day sub work or not). Base game has been modified to reduce the time it takes to reach 1-60 (150-200 hrs) to the time it takes to finish KOTOR for example. From RA_Rashia (General QA) Watch the video for full experience as I skipped/paraphrased some of the answers. Q: Will Colicoid War Games and Directive 7 get upscaled to level 65? Have to talk to George Smith, they are meant to be on the list of FPs to be upscaled. Q: Has the core vision of the game changed? Originally we had a concept of the galaxy being low tech and sort of post-apocalyptic but ultimately we decided it wasn’t feeling iconic star wars. The core vision of the game is a story driven exciting adventure you can share with your friends. Where we are now is what we should have been. With SOR we raised the bar with storytelling. Choices/dialogues got better but Fallen Empire will blow it away. Free flight space – getting on a ship and fly anywhere you wanted to, AT-ST/AT-ATs you could actually drive around were originally on the list of things to do. This was the old wall of crazy we originally had. Q: What about choices that matter globally or world changing? This is not a single player game so it is hard to do these things. It is something we have struggled with for 7 years. With Fallen Empire you will see decisions you made with companions and events that will have ramifications far down the road. It is hard with our technology to do world changing events. Q: With restructuring of the companions, what does it mean for crafting? No comment at this time. There are some big changes coming with crafting that I am not going to get into it as that is something we will announce later on. Companions play into that so you can expect some changes. Q: No new operations, how do you see that going in the future? We are scaling all the FPs/OPs to max level. Some story important flashpoints turned into solo mode. Our goal is to make all flashpoints/operations relevant no matter the level. So even when we add in more levels later, they will always be relevant. By doing this rescaling now, we are paving the road to add future ops/flashpoints. Q:  Do you have any insider trading info to give out for someone who is trying to max/max crafting for Fallen Empire right now? We are restructuring all of the crafting. Low level players can get useable mats from high level nodes and vice versa. You not going to hurt yourself no mater what you do. Q: Chat bubbles/hood toggle? There is a performance issue with chat bubbles and we are working to solve that as it is something we really want. It is not a promise though. Once we get around the performance issue we will make a big announcement about it. Q: Melee feels worthless in current operations It was completely unintentional that bosses were getting really melee unfriendly. I went to the QA and said when you test bosses you have a group full of melee and a group full of ranged. If the full melee group can’t beat the boss we will go back to the drawing board. We now have a way to test this so melee classes are not constantly feeling screwed. The Ziost operation boss is very ranged unfriendly for example because we felt sorry for the melee. From a design perspective, it is very easy to fall into the trap to make it punishing for melees, we are not trying to do it intentionally. Q: Fleet No significant change to fleet in Fallen Empire but that doesn’t mean you will always be on the fleet. There is another location that will have supplemental activities. From RA_Rashia (Q&A with the Voice Actor)  ...

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SWTOR Seattle Cantina Tour Canceled

Posted by on Jul 27, 2015 in Community Cantina Tour, pax | 0 comments

The Seattle Cantina Tour  has been canceled, as BioWare needs to spend all it energy on getting Star Wars: The old Republic Fallen Empire ready. Instead the team will do a livestream with some gameplay of a chapter of the upcoming expansion.   PAX Cantina – Important Update: Revised Plan | 07.27.2015, 08:22 AM Hey folks, We wanted to give you an update on a change of plans around our Seattle Cantina, planned to happen around PAX Prime. As we have been looking at our schedule, we feel that as we are just a few short months from Fallen Empire’s launch, it is really important that we focus our resources internally. Our goal is to deliver a AAA-quality expansion and we need to allow the team to put their focus on development priorities, to put all resources into making Knights of the Fallen Empire the best it can be. With that in mind, we have decided to cancel our on-site PAX Seattle Cantina in favor of a livestream event – this allows us to have our team participate without the necessity of traveling cross-country. However, we know that Cantinas are often a place where players look to get time to talk with developers, get new information, and acquire some event exclusive swag. We still want to deliver on those expectations and live up to the spirit of the Cantina event experience. So, in lieu of the Seattle Cantina, we are going to host a livestream on Wednesday, August 26th. Here are some of the things you can expect to be included as part of the stream: A live gameplay play-thru of a chapter from the new Digital Expansion: Knights of the Fallen Empire The team to answer questions via chat throughout the stream A shareable link for a 2015 Cantina Tour Pack, which includes the Prinawe Aggregate (a vehicle available exclusively via the livestream) and another random item! Plus, a first “reveal” of a familiar face who will be returning to SWTOR in Knights of the Fallen Empire I know that some of you may have been looking to book your travel or hotel stay in Seattle for the Cantina, so we wanted to get this information out as soon as possible. As of this post we will be removing Seattle from the pre-registration list to avoid any confusion. Thanks everyone! We hope to see you on the stream next month. -eric PAX Cantina – Important Update: Revised Plan | 07.27.2015, 09:20 AM Originally Posted by DarkLordSnake Any idea what time it’ll be for the LiveStream? We are still working on all of the details, but it will likely be later in the day Pacific time. We want to make sure that, since it was intended to be a west coast event, that the stream time is especially targeted at that time zone. Once I know for sure we will post the details!...

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Go to San Diego Cantina Tour and get 30 days sub and some cartel coins

Posted by on Jul 10, 2015 in Cartel Coins, Community Cantina Tour | 0 comments

Attendees in the daytime event, at San Diego cantina tour, Will get 30 days sub and some cartel coins: The Star Wars: The Old Republic Community Cantina Tour Arrives in San Diego, California! | 07.09.2015, 07:32 PM Hey folks! I wanted to let you know about a promotion we will be running during our San Diego Cantina. If you stop by anytime during the day, log into one of the laptops we have there, and show us that you have an account and are opted in to receive emails we will claim a code for you on the spot which will add 30 days of sub time and some Cartel Coins. Just a little something extra for those of you come to visit us during Comic-Con. Note that you will need to log into your account (so if you have a security key, make sure to bring it along), we will only have this during the day, and it will not be available during the nighttime event. Thanks everyone, see you in San Diego!...

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The SWTOR Story Panel at SDCC

Posted by on Jul 7, 2015 in comic con, Community Cantina Tour | 0 comments

  BioWare will be having a story panel for Star Wars: The old Republic at San Diego comic con. This is part of the San Diego Cantina Tour, and if you have questions for the panels you can now ask them on the forums. Hey folks! As many of you saw, last week we announced our schedule for San Diego Comic-con. As part of that, we are going to be hosting a Story panel featuring Lead Writer Charles Boyd along with the Producers of the amazing “Sacrifice” trailer. What they would like to know is what questions do you have for the panel? The panel will be focusing on the story around Knights of the Fallen Empire along with the making of and the story behind the “Sacrifice” trailer. So let us know what questions we can relay to these fine folks. Keep in mind, these questions should focus around the “Sacrifice” trailer and the story leading into Knights of the Fallen Empire. Although, we will be careful in avoiding any spoilers! And of course, if you will be at Comic-con, be sure to stop by and say hello!...

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