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Feb 11 Patch 4.1a Maintenance for SWTOR

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You all know how it goes.  A new patch and all hell breaks loose. There for BioWare is taking down all SWTOR servers  on Feb 11 5am to 7 am PST from for Patch 4.1a maintenance. Maintenance: 11 February 2016 | 02.10.2016, 08:17 PM Hey everyone! We will be taking the servers offline in order to apply Patch 4.1a on Thursday, February 11th. Details: DATE: February 11, 2016 TIME: 5AM PST – 7AM PST (13:00 – 15:00 GMT) VERSION: 4.1a This patch will address a few issues: missing Crafting Schematics, unusable Alliance Alerts, Chapter X area lag, the Outlander gear that changed color schemes, and an issue that caused Chapter X to not be pushed to all eligible players. Thank you for your patience as we maintain Star Wars™: The Old Republic™!

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Things SWTOR Can Learn from Other MMOs

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MMOs are not new and as such, there are many things that one can learn from another and we often see those features that are really working being carried over from one game to another. Such is the case with SWTOR also. There are some elements of SWTOR that are typical of a Bioware game and there are also elements that we can see are modeled after other games that have done well. This is actually really common in the industry but let’s look at some ways it might be beneficial for Bioware to take some lessons from other games. Some fans over on Reddit had their own suggestions about things SWTOR could learn from other MMOs. Here are some things that made the list: Warframe: Community communication. I think the key to Warframe’s community success is that the developers and the producers are one and the same. They have…

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SWTOR Patch 4.1 Maintenance Delayed due to External Networks

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BioWare are having trubles with SWTOR Patch 4.1. SO far the maintenance has been delayed due to external network issue. There is currently no ETA on when the servers will come online.   Maintenance: 9 February 2016 | 02.09.2016, 05:28 PM Hey folks, We are nearing my “best case scenario” of one hour. We are not ready to bring the servers live yet, but we are still looking good. We are continuing to push the update out across our live servers, where we will then test these changes again. Assuming at that point, that everything looks good, we will bring the servers online. I am being told that it is possible that all of this can be complete within an hour. So, another best case ETA of one hour from the time of this post, or 6:30 PM CT. Thanks everyone. -eric Maintenance: 9 February 2016 | 02.09.2016, 04:33 PM…

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SWTOR: No Conquest for the week of Feb 2-9

SWTOR No Conquest for the week of Feb 2-9

Due to bugs, conquest for the week of Feb 2-9 is cancelled. Conquest Broken Again: 2nd Feb 2016 | 02.02.2016, 11:31 AM Hey everyone, The team has finished looking into what has caused this week’s Conquest to not start properly. Unfortunately, the issue is a bit more complex than we have experienced in the past with Conquests. Due to this, we will be implementing a fix for this with Game Update 4.1 next Tuesday. This means that there will not be a Conquest this week, as we work to address the issue. We apologize for any inconvenience. -Tait Join the forum discussion on this post

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January SWTOR Story Livestream Notes

January BioWare Star Wars Story Livestream

BioWare posted a video yesterday featuring Charles Boyd and Alexander Freed. The video go over the story in Knight of the fallen empire, and upcoming content we can expect with chapter 10. Below is a recap made by Dulfy:   KoTFE Recap Storytelling in games has the unique of challenging of having players able to see and know the villain without placing players in the same room as them as they would be dispatched quickly by the player.You need to get the villains upclose to the players to be a significant presence in their life. It would be hard to imagine Star Wars Ep4 told from only Luke’s perspective. Vader would just be a random Tie Fighter pilot. Vaylin is an unpredictable villain. She is difficult to pin down, you never know what she is going to do next. You got lots of serious figures like Arcann being very stoic….

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Star Wars: The Old Republic at “Highest Subscriber Level in Three Years”

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In the Electronic Arts Reports Q3 FY16 Financial Results, it is mentioned that STAR WARS: The Old Republic grew to its highest subscriber level in nearly three years in Q3 last year. It was also mentioned that Star Wars battlefront was performing strong. Electronic Arts Reports Q3 FY16 Financial Results REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) today announced preliminary financial results for its third fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2015. “This holiday season we connected millions of players through amazing games across multiple platforms,” said Chief Executive Officer Andrew Wilson. “From the stunning visuals and gameplay of STAR WARS Battlefront, to the anytime, anywhere competition in Madden NFL Mobile, players are deeply engaged across the increasing depth and breadth of the EA portfolio.” “It was a great quarter with non-GAAP revenue and earnings that exceeded our guidance,” said Chief Financial Officer Blake Jorgensen. “Our results were driven…

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Details about the comming Eternal Championship Arena in SWTOR

SWTOR Eternal Championship Arena Details

Bioware has posted a lengthy list, outlining most of  all the details of what to expect with the Eternal Championship Arena coming with Chapter XI. Gear Rewards from Eternal Championship | 01.22.2016, 08:46 PM Hi everyone, I’d like to share some additional details on the Eternal Championship with you. This will touch on several topics as follow: What is the story behind the Eternal Championship? The Eternal Championship is the latest trend in entertainment among Zakuul’s decadent upper class, who happily “tour” the lower levels of their capital to watch their social underlings engage in brutal death matches for fortune and glory. More details regarding the backstory will be revealed next week in the Developer Live Stream with Charles Boyd! Leading up to the launch of Game Update 4.2, we’ll also post a Developer Blog about the Eternal Championship. How does the Eternal Championship work? You start the Eternal Championship by…

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SWTOR Season 6 PvP Statistics

SWTOR Season 6 PvP Statistics

Are you curious about how SWTOR PvP went along in Season 6? You know how we love bringing you player-based graphics, videos and other goodies? Well, here’s a good infographic that gives us a ton of interesting stats about Season 6. You can see the best solo PvP classes, some notable players like Sirox and Fitvelkiz, the best NA and EU servers and a graph of their ratings, and the links to more figures. It’s fairly simple and I would love to see even more data in there but overall, it’s a pretty decent chart. I love data so I’m all about seeing more but as I said, it’s still pretty interesting. If you want the actual figures, you can find them here. It contains much more data about class-specifics in Star Wars: The Old Republic. This spreadsheet really got my interest even more than the infographic because I just…

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Star Wars: The Old Republic Deserves a Second Chance

Star Wars The Old Republic Deserves a Second Chance

We are not the only ones who think SWTOR deserves a second chance from those who gave up on the game early on. While launch was a bit rocky, it’s come a long way since then and the “hate” online seems to have died down some in recent months. Still, from time to time you’ll see comments from people bashing on SWTOR who have not even given it a legitimate chance recently. I get it, first impressions are incredibly important. First impressions can really make or break a game sometimes. I’ve been there myself (many times). But SWTOR is truly a game that deserves a second chance if it’s been some time since you last tried it (or if you know someone who quit and you think they might like it now). This opinion piece from Philip Kollar at Polygon expresses it all quite well. Philip was a WoW nut like me,…

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TOR TV: I Roam – SWTOR Smuggler film

TOR TV I Roam

I Roam – SWTOR Smuggler film #BuildYourAllianceContest #ShareEveryWin KOTFE Did you enter the Build Your Alliance Contest from BioWare and Nvidia we told you about earlier this month? There’s still a little bit of time left and we have really enjoyed seeing all the great entries from fans. Here’s a little video that was made for the contest and in the spirit of #BuildYourAlliance. It’s a “Smuggler film” and plays very much like a cutscene/opening scene for a particular class or character. It’s just under 2 minutes long so it’s a very quick view if you haven’t seen it yet. Here we share with you “I Roam” from Crafted Crows. “With 6 days before the contest ends I decide to participate and I thought I would do something different than what other people did. For some reason Swtor has all those great cutscenes and I was inspired so I whipped out…

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