space combat

Secret Space Project Preview #1

SWTOR Miner is at it again. This time he has reassembled the individual pieces of the new ship models into something coherent. He managed to load complete models into Noesis, and view them. Right now it’s very time consuming to reassemble them, so expect more in the next coming weeks.  You can check out the full preview album of the Republic Striker ship in the bottom of this post. He also managed to dig out all the Space Tutorial Graphic (Ship UI Graphics) Check that out as well. Here is what we know from the latest data mining: The space update will have Free flight gameplay with a  a mixture of passive, active, and defensive combat abilities with several types of resource management: Below is a direct copy from his post: There will be Multiple Modes of Group vs Group Space PvP. It Looks like there will be several objective maps, and…

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SWTOR Space Missions Issues

Players have reported issues with SWTOR space missions recently and Amber Green, Live Community Coordinator, came into the forums to make an official response on the issue: We’ve investigated your reports and wanted to let you know that Space Combat Missions are working as designed. However, the patch notes for 1.6.3 were not fully correct, and we understand that this may have caused some confusion. These have now been updated for clarification, and we apologize for the mistake. With Patch 1.6.3, all Space Combat Daily Missions were moved to be available 12 hours later. They will now reset each day at 6AM CST (4AM PST/7AM EST/12PM GMT/1PM CET/11PM AEDT), rather than at 6PM CST the day before. This includes the new missions, of which there are 6, and they are available as follows: Tuesday – Far Cradle Strike (Imp) / Regnant Station (Rep) Wednesday – Kabal Station Defense (Imp) / Ardis Outpost…

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BioWare on Grade 7 Ship parts costs

With Game update 1.6 new Heroic Space Missions saw the light of the day, and with that also new tier 7 ship parts. These are of course supposed to help players complete these new challenging missions. To get these new upgrades you need to spend hundreds of Daily and Fleet Commendations or just purchase them on the Cartel Market. This have off course sparked a huge debate with players crying “Pay 2 win”. Today  Community Manager Joveth Gonzalez made a forum post with feedback from Lead Systems Designer Damion Schubert indicating that BioWare is looking for solutions to reduce the gap between the two paths: Hi everyone, I’ve spoken to the design team about the issue of Grade 7 ship upgrades and the cost in game (resources and time) versus the cost on the Cartel Market, since this concern was raised by a number of people on our forums. Our Lead Designer for the game, Damion Schubert, has this to say: Unfortunately, there…

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Developer Update: Heroic Space Missions

BioWare posted a new Developer Update yesterday. This time by Lead Designer Michael Backus,  focusing on the new Heroic Space Missions coming with game update 1.6.  For those people  following this blog and Star Wars: The Old Republic closely, there won’t be much new info. Still it’s worth a read if you are interested in understanding what thoughts that have gone into the development. Many spacers enjoy the serenity of the stars, the peace of floating through the Unknown Regions, wondering if they’re seeing events and phenomena never before witnessed by intelligent life. But for others, space is just another battleground in the Great War. It can be used as a place to hide from enemies, but more often it’s where the greatest warriors of the stars prove their skill… and their loyalty. Our primary focus for the Space Missions in Star Wars™: The Old Republic has always been to make the player…

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Game Update 1.6 space combat mission prview

The crew over at DarthHater have been really busy recording video footage from the upcoming   Space Combat missions in Game Update 1.6 on the Public Test Server. With the footage also comes a pretty interesting Impressions article that you can read it here. Here is a snip : While we all were somewhat expecting to be underwhelmed by the new missions due to BioWare’s admission that this is not the new Super-Secret Space Project, I can say that I was even a bit more disappointed than expected by the fact that the environments themselves stayed the same. I certainly did not expect them to go all out with these new missions (eleven in total, ten playable (five per faction) as discovered in the DB “leak”) but I always hoped that they would go back and make new environments. However, it is not a deal breaker for me as I am just grateful…

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SWTOR Imperial Space Missions Visual Guide

 Are you looking to do all of the space missions in SWTOR with ease? Do you wish that there was a better way to see where to go for each of the space missions? Well we stumbled across this handy visual guide to SWTOR space missions that makes all of that possible. This visual guide uses the galaxy map to show you where each Imperial space mission is located. Pretty cool! We love coming across visuals and other guides to help players in SWTOR. Do you have a similar guide you refer to? We want to hear about it!

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More Space Combat footage in Jace Hall Show Episode 11

The Jace Hall Show Episode 11 has just lounched! (watch the movie below) This time it showcases  more of the Space Combat that the last episode teased us with . Two new pieces of information is revealed in this video: 1) You can make your ship do a barrel roll by pressing the space bar. 2) It  looks like space combat has a soft auto targeting feature. I guess this makes it  more user friendly but whether that’s good or bad you have to decide. I also like how Jace Hall showed a flash of Star Trek online box art when they were explaining what NOT to do in a MMORPG. Timestamps for the Bioware scenes in the below movie are as follows: 1:35-2:32 3:29-4:01 5:57-6:37

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The Jace Hall Show visits BioWare

The Jace Hall Show is a video game show hosted by Jace Hall consisting of interviews with celebrities and those involved in the video game industry. The Jace Hall Show is a production of HDFILMS and is distributed by IGN Entertainment. In this episode Jace Hall took a trip down to Austine to visit Bioware. Out of that came some strange stuff, along with some new space footage at end. Enjoy: [Via Reddit]

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SWTOR Spacecraft Wallpaper

With the X70B-Phantom-Prototype, bioware revealed one of the modern spacecrafts from SW TOR last friday. The Ship that you can control when you choose to become an imperial Agent is equipped with a smooth, radarabsorbing cover and a modern navigationdevice. In Addition to last week’s official video about the Phantom, there is a new Wallpaper from the X700B Phantom on the official website. There can also be found some older but not less interesting wallpapers that show the jedi’s ” Defender” and the Sith’s ” Furry ” Among the Pictures that show the outer layer of the ship , there are also Pictures that give you an impression of the interior.

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