SWTOR and Star Wars Gaming news http://www.swtorstrategies.com Star Wars Gaming News | SWTOR Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:43:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 TOR TV: Patch 3.0 GUIDE – Combat Systems Changes & UI Improvements (Short Visual Overview) http://www.swtorstrategies.com/2014/11/tor-tv-patch-3-0-guide-combat-systems-changes-ui-improvements-short-visual-overview.html http://www.swtorstrategies.com/2014/11/tor-tv-patch-3-0-guide-combat-systems-changes-ui-improvements-short-visual-overview.html#comments Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:41:50 +0000 http://www.swtorstrategies.com/?p=13916 One of the better known SWToR video bloggers, Vulkk, has posted a segment from Bioware’s official livestream about the upcoming changes of Patch 3.0 (or Shadow Revan expansion). Unlike the last guide he posted on the disciplines system, this time the clip is focused on the combat system changes and user interface improvements. The video is about 13 minutes and offers a pretty good overview of what Bioware has in store for us.

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PvP Season 3 rewards announced! http://www.swtorstrategies.com/2014/11/pvp-season-3-rewards-announced.html http://www.swtorstrategies.com/2014/11/pvp-season-3-rewards-announced.html#comments Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:26:23 +0000 http://www.swtorstrategies.com/?p=13912 Biowares’s assistant designer Alex Modny took it to the official forums today to announce the rewards for PVP season 3. Judging by the reaction, most SWToR fans were rather pleased by the announcement and the improvement over Season 2.

In specific:

The culmination of Season 3 is fast approaching and many furious rumbles have yet to be waged. The end of Season 3 will come with Game Update 3.0 and your rating, when the servers come down for the update, will determine which tier you are in and what rewards you receive. The higher your tier the more glorious your rewards!

Just like in previous seasons, the Highest Earned rating that determines the tier you are in – not Current – so no need to feel like you are risking Rating by going after the next tier up! To see your Highest Earned Rating, check the Warzone Rating and Stats page in the Warzone Queue GUI. Please note that the Rating displayed on the Leaderboards are the Current Ratings, not Highest Earned. Once Season 3 has come to an end and all Ratings have been reset, the Season 3 Leaderboards will be archived off so you can always reference who was tops in previous seasons.

Tier Rewards
(Based on your tier at the end of Season 3)

Tier 3 – Rating < 1300

• Unique Season 3 Tier 3 Title
• Unique Season 3 Bronze Trophy Decoration
• Unique Color Crystal Lockbox containing a new, unique color crystal in every stat currently available (Crit, Endurance, Expertise & Power)

Tier 2 – Rating 1300-1649

• Color Crystal Lockbox from Tier 3
• Unique Season 3 Tier 2 Title
• Unique Season 3 Silver Trophy Decoration
• Furious Weapon Set based off Top Tier PvE and PvP gear (Revanite)

Tier 1 – Rating 1650+

• Color Crystal Lockbox from Tier 3
• Weapon Set from Tier 2
• Unique Season 3 Tier 1 Title
• Unique Season 3 Gold Trophy Decoration
• Furious Armor Set based off Top Tier PvE and PvP gear (Revanite)
• Baron Deathmark’s Furious Walker (as seen in the teaser blog)

In addition to these tiered rewards the top performers are getting something special! The three highest rated characters of each Advanced Class are getting a unique Season 3 title. Only 96 characters will receive this reward. A prestigious honor indeed!

We are still locking down the specifics of exact titles, art and animations but once everything is finalized we will update this thread post haste!

Are you good enough to sport Deathmark’s furious walker? Get the group back together for one last hurrah or brave the solo queue and show them all!

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TOR TV: Patch 3.0 guide – Disciplines System Explained by Vulkk http://www.swtorstrategies.com/2014/10/tor-tv-patch-3-0-guide-disciplines-system-explained-by-vulkk.html http://www.swtorstrategies.com/2014/10/tor-tv-patch-3-0-guide-disciplines-system-explained-by-vulkk.html#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:31:24 +0000 http://www.swtorstrategies.com/?p=13906 One of the better known SWToR video-bloggers, Vulkk, has put together a very interesting video explaining what fans should expect to see with patch 3.0 and the Disciplines system in specific. The video is a little bit over 13 minutes and provides a great overview of the system and highlights the changes between what currently is in place and what will be available after Shadow of Revan (aka Patch 3.0) becomes available. While Vulkk is using a Sorcerer’s tree to explain the changes, the guide is certainly useful to understand the Disciplines system across all classes.

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Star Wars Battlefront Releases Holiday 2015 http://www.swtorstrategies.com/2014/10/star-wars-battlefront-releases-holiday-2015.html http://www.swtorstrategies.com/2014/10/star-wars-battlefront-releases-holiday-2015.html#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:54:16 +0000 http://www.swtorstrategies.com/?p=13898 Star Wars BattlefrontThe big news is here! Star Wars Battlefront will release for Holiday 2015. Electronic Arts has announced the launch window finally. While we don’t have an exact date just yet, we know that it’s coming in the holiday season of 2015.

This means it will release at the same time as J.J. Abrams’Star Wars: Episode VII, which hits theaters on December 18, 2015. in fact, it’s very likely that this was planned deliberately to coincide with the movie release. This fun fact was mentioned in a conference call between EA boss Andrew Wilson and investors and then later confirmed with the tweet above.

While the time frame is still vague, it at least gives some direction on how the game is developing and when we can expect to see more about it.

Here’s the teaser trailer for Star Wars Battlefront from E3 2013:

And from 2014:

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TOR TV: SWTOR 3.0 – YAVIN 4 & RISHI http://www.swtorstrategies.com/2014/10/tor-tv-swtor-3-0-yavin-4-rishi.html http://www.swtorstrategies.com/2014/10/tor-tv-swtor-3-0-yavin-4-rishi.html#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:49:47 +0000 http://www.swtorstrategies.com/?p=13677 YAVIN 4 & RISHI

Here is a video by Vulkk. This video has two simple goals – to show the great new screens and design-art of the new worlds as well as tell us a little more of their History & Lore, to prepare us for the exploration and adventures awaiting us in Shadow of Revan 3.0.

In the end of the video Vulkk have the notes from the Q&A section during the NY Cantina Event. The Devs gave more information and hints on what is to come with the next Expansion to SWTOR.

Learn more about the History & Lore of AVIN 4 & RISHI, the 2 new Worlds in SWTOR 3.0 Shadow of Revan . Check the NY Cantina Q&A for more new info on the expansion in the end of the video:

This video will tell us a little of the History and Lore of the 2 new planets we will have a chance to play and level on when Shadow of Revan 3.0 goes live. In the end of the video I have the notes from the Q&A section during the NY Cantina Event. The Devs gave more information and hints on what is to come with the next Expansion to SWTOR.


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Developer Blog: Bedtime in Concordia http://www.swtorstrategies.com/2014/10/developer-blog-bedtime-in-concordia.html http://www.swtorstrategies.com/2014/10/developer-blog-bedtime-in-concordia.html#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 02:21:35 +0000 http://www.swtorstrategies.com/?p=13888 Bioware released yet another Developer blog today titled “Bedtime in Concordia”. This time around the blog focuses on Shae Vizla‘s story – a Mandalorian who was credited for working with the Sith Empire and helping in storming the Jedi Temple in Coruscant.


Shae Vizla

Bedtime on Concordia

A blazing campfire cast three shadows across the open plain. The longest stretched from the angular form of a man still clad in the armor of his people, the fire’s light stumbling and bouncing across decades of pockmarks and scrapes in the Mandalorian iron’s surfaces. The other shadows’ figures were clad in training gear, their bodies still growing too quickly for proper armor to fit for long.

Galron watched his twin daughters over the flames. Tayn and Mari had done well in the day’s hunt, handled their weapons and gear properly, and shown great patience. He would tell their mother that they were growing into proper warriors, just like her.

Tayn looked into the light with a furrowed brow. When he caught her eye, she asked, “Should we have such a bright fire? Someone could see us from a long way off, right?”

Galron smiled at his daughter’s craftiness. “You’re right. But out here, natural predators are more dangerous than other people. And since the wildlife doesn’t see fire much, they’re afraid of it. Keeping a nice, bright fire will stop them from coming in for a nibble while we’re trying to sleep.” He chomped his teeth noisily at the girls, who giggled as they unloaded their packs.

Read the rest here

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Limited time Cartel Market items are now available http://www.swtorstrategies.com/2014/10/limited-time-cartel-market-items-are-now-available.html http://www.swtorstrategies.com/2014/10/limited-time-cartel-market-items-are-now-available.html#comments Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:50:53 +0000 http://www.swtorstrategies.com/?p=13883 SWTOR Cartel Coin Cards


Community manager Eric Musco was once more at the official SWToR forums providing updates about upcoming content releases. In this case, Mr.Musco provided a quick update on some cartel market items that are going to be available for a limited time only.

In specific:

I wanted to let you know about some new items coming to Cartel Market later today. These are each of the items and their Cartel Coin price. Note that these items are only available for a limited time and will come off of the Market on 11/4.

  • Walkhar Trickster – 1800 CC
  • Ghostly Magus Armor Set – 1000 CC
  • Ethereal Rakling (Minipet) – 140 CC
  • Phantasmal Rakling (Minipet) – 140 CC
  • Statue of the Agonized (Decoration) – 150 CC
  • Thranta Trophy (Decoration) – 130 CC
  • Infected Tree (Decoration) – 120 CC
  • Returning Item! TRK-R Treatment Chamber – 1200 CC

While no date was provided as to when these items will become unavailable for purchase, you should certainly jump on the opportunity to get some very cheap decorations for your stronghold

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Blast from the past! X-Wing, Tie-Fighter to be re-released for modern PCs http://www.swtorstrategies.com/2014/10/blast-from-the-past-x-wing-tie-fighter-to-be-re-released-for-modern-pcs.html http://www.swtorstrategies.com/2014/10/blast-from-the-past-x-wing-tie-fighter-to-be-re-released-for-modern-pcs.html#comments Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:39:01 +0000 http://www.swtorstrategies.com/?p=13877 For those of us who are of a certain age, there  was a period where using your computer required using MS Dos, floppy disks and in some cases dial-up modems. Gaming in that period introduced us to some legendary Star Wars titles from Lucasarts such as X-Wing and Tie-Fighter – two amazing space combat simulators that are still being talked about today. While many DOS emulators exist, one of their main drawbacks is that they’re not very intuitive and difficult to use. At the same time though since most of these games run on either 5¼-inch or 3½-inch floppy disks (remember those?), few people have held on to their games from 20 years ago.




A screenshot from X-Wing in a all its Super VGA glory!

Good Old Games (GOG) decided to address these issues by re-releasing both X-Wing and Tie Fighter as downloadable content for $10 each. The former also includes the Imperial Pursuit and B-Wing expansions as part of the download. While the release date hasn’t been defined yet , expect it to be fairly soon.


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