spaceships

Tor TV: Spacedock: X-70B Phantom

Spacedock looks at Star Wars: The Old Republic’s “X-70B Phantom” in this great video. This short (under 4 minute) video is going to give you a rundown of the X:70B Phantom. The starships of the Imperial Navy have a long and rich history. They come from centuries of military research and development and it definitely shows in the final product. The Empire designed its fleet to be able to destroy the Republic as quickly as possible. However, as many things will, the design strategies changed over the years, especially after the Great War. Imperial engineers played on what worked from the past, along with the new technologies and lessons learned, to create beautiful new starships. This new generation also brought us the X-70B Phantom. This was a beautiful, stealthy, high-tech, low profile starship. It could get in and get out, get the job done without any unnecessary hassle. It has…

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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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Friday Update: Starship Design, Fan Q&A

  BioWare has posted two updates on the Star Wars: The Old Republic site today: a Fan Friday segment and a Studio Insider article that contains a developer Q&A and an in-depth look at the creation of the X70B-Phantom starship. The Studio Insider article contains the meat of today’s update. Senior Concept Artist Ryan Dening and Senior Environment Artist Christopher Reeves provides a ton of detail on how an in-game ship is created, and the Q&A with Senior Producer Blaine Christine answers some interesting questions that were submitted by fans on the official forums. Community Q&A We took some of your questions from the last Community Q&A thread to Senior Producer Blaine Christine to get answers, and here they are! Q: How diverse can I expect the enemies to be? (asked by mattjorgdbb)A: Our Design team and Artists have been putting a lot of time and effort into ensuring that…

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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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Friday Update: Imperial Agent Details!

It’s time for BioWare’s regular Friday update on the Star Wars: The Old Republic site, and this one’s pretty massive. BioWare took pity on the many fans who have been clamoring for gameplay information and released an All Imperial Agent Extravaganza including a new class gameplay video: The update gives a little more detail on the Agent’s advanced classes: Healing skills are confirmed for the Operative just as his specialization on close-range combat. In contrast to the Sniper, who’s more into stealth and ranged combat. He frequently makes use of his long range blaster rifle, although it seems that one needs “extensive training” to make use of this weapon. Combining the expertise of multiple disciplines, Operatives adapt to any environment and any circumstance to ensure the Empire’s agenda is achieved. Whether emerging from stealth to ambush and eliminate enemies in close-range combat or using advanced medical technologies to keep colleagues in…

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Gamespot Interview with Daniel Erickson – GamesCom 2010

As we continue our coverage of GamesCom 2010, Giancarlo Varanini from Gamespot interviewed Daniel Erickson about space combat and the advanced classes. Lot’s of new tidbits were revealed including: Space combat may not be entirely optional There will be access to rewards and other things through space combat Advanced classes are “total class systems” not just little offshoots Described advanced classes as very much “works in progress” (no word if that means the names as well) Companions will factor in a big way into your class built Companions may be assigned their abilities by “kits” you give them – for example, any companion can be a healer with the right kit Daniel remarks that the Force is not magic, which makes the choice of the name Wizard for one of the Jedi Consular advanced classes all the more curious

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Starships of Star Wars: The Old Republic

The official SWTOR website continued with its ‘space’ theme by revealing more details  for the starships you can use in Star Wars: The Old Republic. This time revealing both ships that we have already seen – The Sith ‘Fury’ and Republic ‘Defender’. The sharp eye would notice there are 4 more slots for additional reveals over the coming weeks. Whether you’re looking to dominate the galaxy in the name of the Empire or rescue it from darkness as part of the Republic, you won’t get very far without a starship. In Star Wars™: The Old Republic™, your starship will be your base of operations, and it might even be your best friend. Ship models are specially designed to match the needs and tastes of each of the class types, so even though all the starships are outfitted for traveling the galaxy, each has its own character. Study the style and…

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Space Combat trailer!

If you are curious about Star Wars: The Old Republic’s space combat (let’s face it, who isn’t?), BioWare has posted a space combat trailer that will feed your need! Just as expected from the information that has been floating around the net, space combat does appear to be fast paced mission scenarios meant to give players a taste of something a little different than typical ground combat. While SWTOR won’t be releasing with the option to explore space in any sort of open format, BioWare has stated some possibility of future space gameplay. Check out the SWTOR space combat trailer and let us know what you think! Will you be hunting down these missions in game to get your chance to pew pew your way through space? Share your thoughts below.

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Space Combat Details

It seems that the German magazine PC Action has been released with details on the space combat in The Old Republic. And to say that the official forums have exploded over it is probably an understatement. The gist of it is that it seems that space combat in The Old Republic isn’t the X-Wing, Tie Fighter or even the Jump to Lightspeed type gameplay that everyone was hoping for, but rather more of an on-rails shooter meant for the more casual gamer. SWTOR-Station has the (translated, you might have to click the English flag first) details both on Space Combat as well as some further class details (nothing shocking there though). Here are the space combat details from SWTOR-Station: Sprace Combat reminds of  Rebel Assault We call this gameplay “tunnel shooter”. That means there are especially designed levels which make you follow a certain path. The player has a range…

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