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Georg Zoeller Talks Economic Changes in Patch 1.1.5

If you missed his blog post on the official forums, Principle Lead Combat Designer Georg Zoeller had a very interesting post that talks about the changes in Patch 1.1.5. Basically, he gives the players a look into changes to the economy coming soon and how this will affect us. He provides it in-context and also with some lore. (He’s always been great at the story-telling.) Here is a piece of what he said in the blog post about colorcrystal changes: It’sbeen reported that Operatives of the Republic Strategic Intelligence Servicehave recovered several new variations of color crystal prototypes during adaring raid on a cutting edge Imperial Science Bureau outpost on Ilum. Amongthe items recovered are a number of rare, purple-hued color crystals, usuallyexclusive to Imperial-held worlds. Republicscientists are confident that they will be able to reverse-engineer andpotentially replicate the captured Imperial technology, including the colorcrystals, in a matter of weeks….

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From BioWare: New Community Blogs- Weekly Q&A + Dev Tracker Summaries

Are you looking for more news and updates about SWTOR from the official website? You’re in luck because BioWare has just announced two new community blogs to help keep us all informed and updated.  Community News of the official site explains: “We’re very happy to announce that we are adding two new weekly blogs to hopefully give you more insight into development and keep you up to date on developer comments you may have missed.” This will be two new community blogs to help keep you updated on happenings with SWTOR. This is just one more way that BioWare is working on their customer service and things that they can do to keep us updated on happenings in the game.  They have also told us repeatedly that they want to hear our feedback- but keep it constructive. They want to hear what we think about the game, changes and other…

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Tuesday 1/17/2012 Maintenance Delayed

Today’s scheduled SWTOR Update has now been delayed to a future date. Here is the official news from Amber Green, Live Community Coordinator via the Official Forums: Hello everyone! Because we careabout ensuring that Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ provides you with aconsistent and quality game play experience, we will be postponing weeklymaintenance this week. Downtime was originally scheduled for Tuesday, January17th, 2012 from 2AM CST (12AM PST/3AM EST/8AM GMT/9AM CET) to 10AM CST (8AMPST/11AM EST/4PM GMT/5PM CET) and will now occur at a later date due to issuesrequiring additional testing that have been discovered with the Game Update 1.1content on the Public Test Server. These issues were primarily brought to our attention by the diligent players onthe Public Test Server Forums. Your participation in testinghelps to improve the game as a whole, and we appreciate your discussion andfeedback. The bug reports you provide are a valuable part of the…

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Rise of the Rakghouls, Patch 1.1 Overview

Patch 1.1, Rise of the Rakghouls update will be going live on Tuesday, January 17th and if you’re like us, you probably want to know exactly what’s coming. This is the first big update for SWTOR and there are several different official interviews and other occasions where BioWare staff has spoken out and given us details of what we can expect. They’ve also told us that we can expect to have more regular updates and patches like this to come in the future. So here’s a look at some snippets of those sources and whatthey say we can expect on Tuesday: Rise of the Rakghouls – James Ohlen[source] Rise of the Rakghouls is our first content release. It includes an extension toKaragga’s Palace, which is one of the operations in our release game. It’squite a huge extension. In the initial release of Karagga’s Palace, we only hada single boss monster….

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First SWTOR Game Update: “Rise of the Rakghouls”

The first major game update is coming for SWTOR on January 17th! Less than a month after the release of the very popular MMORPG, we will see a big update with some long anticipated changes and updates. Game Spot talked to Game Director James Ohlen about this update, “Rise of the Rakghouls” and what we all can expect. GameSpot: So tell us about Star Wars: The Old Republic – Rise of the Rakghouls. What are the key points that every player should know?  James Ohlen: Rise of the Rakghouls is our first content release. It includes an extension to Karagga’s Palace, which is one of the operations in our release game. It’s quite a huge extension. In the initial release of Karagga’s Palace, we only had a single boss monster. It was a relatively short operation. Now we’ve expanded that by four boss monsters–it’s significantly bigger, a lot more epic….

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