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SWTOR Chapter 16 The Battle of Odessen Teaser

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Bioware Austine just posted the first teaser for Chapter 16 The Battle of Odessen coming August 11 (or 9 for subscribers). BioWare™ and Lucasfilm today announced details of its climactic chapter in the storyline of Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ – Knights of the Fallen Empire. Early Access to The Battle of Odessen will be available for qualified Star Wars: The Old Republic subscribers on August 9* and to all active Star Wars: The Old Republic subscribers starting August 11. In The Battle of Odessen, Arcann launches an all-out assault against the Outlander’s base. Still recovering from a shattering betrayal of the now-renegade droid, SCORPIO, the Outlander’s Alliance must rally to defeat Arcann’s forces in a desperate battle to determine the fate of the galaxy once and for all. Play and be a part of the concluding chapter as you fight your way to Knights of the Eternal Throne, the…

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SWTOR: The Treasure Hunting Mission Imbalance

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Over at SWTOR Economics, you will find some interesting conversations. We are especially interested in his Crafting Ideas series that is currently undergoing. He’s been telling us his ideas for improving the crafting portion of the game and also explaining how this would improve the overall economy of SWTOR. With that said, the latest edition talks about Treasure Hunting Lockboxes. Many people feel like they are causing problems in the game and he addresses that in this blog post. As usual, he breaks in down in three sections: The Game Design The Solutions Summary If you haven’t read his first post in the series, Crafting Ideas: Component Conversion, then you should go and do that first. Now come back take a look at his take on the Treasure Hunting mission imbalance. Here is a snippet: “There were a number of game design choices that have led to the current state of concern…

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The Academy – “How to Transition to Preferred and Tips for Playing Preferred”

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You know how we like The Academy around here if you’re a regular visitor. We’ve been writing about episodes since the series began. Swtorista is doing a great job of teaching new people about the game and even bringing more interest into the game for existing players. It’s very well done and we love that each episode is available on YouTube to make it very easy to view and listen. If you’re not familiar with The Academy, it’s basically a series of videos that started with a podcast that all explain aspects of SWTOR, with new players in mind. Although it has new players in mind, all of the videos are good review for people who have been playing for some time and they’re also great if you are a veteran player who wants to help a new friend, or invite a friend or family member to play. If someone…

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SWTOR 5-YEAR COLLAGE PROJECT

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The team over at Bioware Austin want players to submit  a close-up headshot of your in-game character: To celebrate over 87 MILLION unique characters created by all of you, we’ll be creating our first ever SWTOR Character Collage! Sample Headshot Join the celebration by emailing us a close-up headshot of your in-game character: Recommended resolution is 1920×1080 Turn off all user interface and text Focus on the waist up Remain in your default pose We can’t wait to share the collage with you. Stay tuned for more details! Email us your character at swtorsubmissions@swtor.com  

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SWTOR Celebrating Our Five Year Saga

SWTOR Celebrating Our Five Year Saga

Director of Design at Bioware, James Ohlen, has posted a new blogpost containing an infographic celebrating 5 years of SWTOR. Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ celebrates its fifth year, December 20, 2016 – thanks to you, our fans. We started on this journey ten years ago. Our vision was to build a game that would give gamers, who are Star Wars™ fans, the experience of stepping into the Star Wars universe at the center of their own saga. And it did. We built the largest Star Wars universe ever and then brought it to life online. We wanted to give fans the chance to become a Jedi, a dark and deadly Sith Lord or a snarky Smuggler. We wanted to bring our love of this great IP to life in a way that let players shape their own story making meaningful choices along the way that made the experience your…

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Mynock Gets an In Game Character

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How would you feel if you got a character named after you in SWTOR? This is one of the highest honors for a video game fan and it happens from time to time in some games, with someone who has done something special or recognizable with the game or the community. This is awesome but we’ll let Mynock tell you about it himself in his own words: The folks at BioWare have bestowed a huge honour on me by naming a character in Star Wars the Old Republic after me! “Mynock” is a mando warrior NPC who can be found guarding the entrance to Shae Vizla’s camp on the planet Darvannis in the latest STWOR expansion “Mandalore’s Revenge”. I had a little bit of say in the armor type, colour scheme and weapon he’s sporting, so now I have no excuse for not finishing my Shae Armor set! It shall be…

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SWTOR New Expansion Revealed: Knights of the Eternal Throne!

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We have been down for a few days due to new server host, but this is a story we don’t want you to miss out on. The next SWTOR expansion will be named Knights of the Eternal Throne (KotET) and is coming in Fall 2016. More info from Bioware Today, during an EA Star Wars™ “Meet the Makers” panel at Star Wars Celebration in London, James Ohlen, Director of Design for BioWare helped celebrate the game’s upcoming 5-year anniversary, revealing a brand new digital expansion coming this fall, Knights of the Eternal Throne. The all new expansion adds more of BioWare’s trademark cinematic storytelling, as well as exciting new game features in one of the largest updates the team has made since the game launched 5 years ago in 2011! BioWare also announced that beginning today, all players can prepare for the new expansion by playing Chapter 1 of the…

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SWTORApps – Character API now live!

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SWTORApps has some info about their Character API which is now live. You can find all of the details below and check it out for yourself. We gotta say, it looks pretty cool. For a regular player. it really doesn’t do all that much but you can check it out too, if you feel so inclined. The character manager side might be interesting to you. The people who will really benefit from this are the developers. It’s designed as a developer tool. While they are still growing with it, there does seem to be a few things useful you could do with this. They also have ideas planned for the future that would make it more useful to the everyday player, and not just for developers. So stay tuned and we will also keep you updated as things progress. Have you tried it for yourself? Let us know what you think!…

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SWTOR Chapter XVI Release Date Change: Moving from July 28 to August 11

SWTOR Chapter 16 Release Date Moved to August 11

The release date of Chapter 16 in the SWTOR soap opera will be moved to August 11 instead of the original July 28. Chapter XVI Release Date Change: Moving from July 28 to August 11 | 07.13.2016, 06:39 PM Hey everyone, During our last Producer Livestream we announced that Chapter XVI: The Battle of Odessen would go live on July 28th (early access on the 26th); as of today we have decided to move the release to August 11th (early access on the 9th). This Chapter reveals the climactic ending to the Fallen Empire story and we want to make sure it delivers the emotional impact that the story deserves. We are going to take this time to push it further in an effort to bring the Knights of the Fallen Empire’s final Chapter to a fitting ending – one that, in the tradition of all great Star Wars stories,…

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SWTOR Dark vs Light Packs in the Cartel Market

SWTOR Dark vs Light Packs in the Cartel Market

BioWare’s Eric Musco posted some clarification on the official forums regarding the Dark vs Light packs in the cartel market vs the ones you get from the event. Dark Vs. Light Packs in the Cartel Market | 07.12.2016, 10:06 AM Hey folks, I wanted to let you know that later on today we will be introducing the Cartel Market version of the Dark Vs. Light packs, on sale for 250 Cartel Coins. These packs are very similar to the Dark Vs. Light event rewards, except for a few differences. Here is a comparison of each pack: Dark Vs. Light Event Packs Packs and items are Bind on Pickup All items unlock in collections Each pack contains one pack item and one misc. item No chance cubes Dark Vs. Light CM Packs Packs and items are Bind on Equip (following normal lockout timer) All items unlock in collections Each pack contains one pack…

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