Twitter reacts to Star Wars : The Force Awakens announcement

Posted by on Nov 9, 2014 in News, star wars news, Star Wars: Episode VII | 0 comments

By now, you have probably already read that Star Wars Episode VII is now called “The Force Awakens”. The announcement was made recently by Lucasfilm and pretty much every official Star Wars media source (twitter, starwars,com, etc). What Lucasfilm people didn’t probably expect was the fan reaction as that was expressed through Twitter. Below you will find some of the most interesting tweets, shortly after the announcement was made:     While the jokes continue on Twitter, most fans were obviously very excited by the announcement. Current rumors deal with an early release of a teaser trailer for the movie, but of course nothing has been confirmed yet. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.   UPDATE – Even Mark Hamill tweeted his thoughts on the new title…...

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Amazon drops prepaid SWToR game card prices by almost 40%

Posted by on Nov 8, 2014 in amazon deal of the day, News, SWTOR | 0 comments

If you’re still on the fence about subscribing to SWToR then now is your chance. Amazon is selling 60-day prepaid game cards for $18.82 vs. the regular $29.99. Subscribing to the game will ensure that you enjoy the full benefits of SWToR as well as making sure that you play the upcoming expansion when that gets released as a subscriber. It’s worth noting, that this offer is only available through the US Amazon website. Typically discounts like these occur in randomly selected time frames so grab your time cards them while they’re...

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Developer Blog: Vanguard and Powertech Changes for Patch 3.0

Posted by on Nov 8, 2014 in bioware, Developer Blog, News, SWTOR | 0 comments

Bioware certainly didn’t waste time with their updates for Patch 3.0 after announcing the upcoming changes on Commandos and Mercenaries. Today in a new developer blog post, the Austin-based developer offered details on Vanguards and Powertechs. The changes are not as extensive as the classes covered in yesterday’s post but are definitely worth a closer look.   Some highlights: Vanguards All Vanguards are getting two additional passive abilities – Blaster Impact and Blaster Augs No drastic changes to vanguard tanking other than the addition of a new ability called ion storm that sprays waves of ionizing energy in a 10-meter cone range Assault specialist is now called Plasmatech and has undergone significant changes Tactics discipline gains two additional abilities – Tactical Surge and Cell Burst Powertechs All Mercs get two additional passive abilities – Puncture and Prototype cylinders No drastic changes have been made to Powertech tanking, but there is a new ability called firestorm that incinerates everything in a 10-meter cone range Pyrotech discipline has undergone significant changes and gains two additional abilities – scorch and flaming fist Advanced prototype discipline gains two new active abilities – magnetic and energy blast You can read additional details about the changes at the official SWToR...

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Developer Blog: Trooper and Mercenary changes announced

Posted by on Nov 7, 2014 in bioware, Developer Blog, News, SWTOR | 0 comments

With Patch 3.0 just around the corner, the flow of information from Bioware is increasing. This time around, through their developer blog, they announced the upcoming changes for Trooper and Mercenary classes. In specific: Changes announced are subject to change Mercenary and Trooper classes will receive the most dramatic changes as compared to all other classes as part of Patch 3.0 Resource costs for troopers/mercenaries have been adjusted – in some cases they have been decreased, while in some others have been increased. Both Trooper and Mercenary classes get additional passive abilities added You can read all the details...

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Star Wars Episode VII gets a title and more plot rumors emerge

Posted by on Nov 7, 2014 in News, star wars, star wars news | 0 comments

The people behind the official Twitter account of Star Wars had a surprise for fans today; they announced that “The Force Awakens” is the title of Star Wars Episode VII. In addition, they revealed that the J.J.Abrams crew has finished principal photography.   While the title doesn’t reveal much, a lot of websites are already speculating about the story behind Episode VII. – Possible Spoiler alert-  According to : I’m told that in the back story for the film, Luke Skywalker does something amazing with the Force. He’s really powerful, more of “wizard than lightsaber wielding warrior.” Basically, Luke Skywalker has a “Force Unleashed” moment and realizes he might be bad for the universe. The aftermath of that event is difficult for Luke. Luke Skywalker has become the most powerful Jedi ever, but he doesn’t believe he’s the wisest. He doesn’t want to make the mistake his father made by thinking he knows what’s right for the universe. Skywalker becomes somewhat deranged in his seclusion. He is consumed by his fear that if he should return to “society” his power could be misused, he could be manipulated, and he may accidentally hurt the one’s he loves. For these reasons, to protect the galaxy and himself, Luke retreats into self-imposed exile for many years. I’m told he can’t always control the power. While he sits in a meditative state, he levitates things unconsciously and he’s not always in complete control and he’s never sure if he’s doing the will of the Force or acting on his own passions. Luke is seeing the past, the present, the future, “old friends long gone” and other things that prey upon his sanity. For most of Luke’s appearance in Star Wars: Episode VII, it is questionable if his madness will result in evil. Not even those that have known him for most of his life know if he’s sane or not. However, the villain and the new hero both draw Skywalker out and he’s forced to intervene in the galactic conflict. The imbalance he feared bringing back to the galaxy is set into motion by the new evil. But it is not only evil that brings Luke Skywalker out of exile. The good in the universe does as well when one of the heroes convinces him the place he is in is not where he belongs. Whether these rumors are true or not, remains to be seen. They certainly sound very interesting...

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