SWTOR and Star Wars Gaming news http://www.swtorstrategies.com Star Wars Gaming News | SWTOR Thu, 18 Sep 2014 02:21:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 TOR TV: Galactic Starfighter Basics http://www.swtorstrategies.com/2014/09/tor-tv-galactic-starfighter-basics.html http://www.swtorstrategies.com/2014/09/tor-tv-galactic-starfighter-basics.html#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 02:12:33 +0000 http://www.swtorstrategies.com/?p=13330 I will be the first one to admit that even though I find Galactic Star Fighter (GSF) as one of the more interesting SWToR expansions, I never really got into it. The expansion always felt that it required a significant amount of time spent on it, before one can do something useful in the battles. While there is nothing wrong with this concept, it does make it difficult for people with limited time to master it.

If you’re in the same situation likeme then you will really appreciate the video put together by Youtube user Matrix Aran covering GSF basics. During the video, he covers the basics on the ships available, their systems and some basic tactics you might want to consider while playing the expansion.

The video-tutorial is extremely well-done, it’s informative and certainly very interesting. If you’re a rookie like me and want to get better at GSF, or you’re a top ace and you want refresh your memory in some of the basics, then you definitely need to watch it!

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Is Yavin IV the next planet to be realized in SWToR ? http://www.swtorstrategies.com/2014/09/is-yavin-iv-the-next-planet-to-be-included-in-swtor.html http://www.swtorstrategies.com/2014/09/is-yavin-iv-the-next-planet-to-be-included-in-swtor.html#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:32:12 +0000 http://www.swtorstrategies.com/?p=13319 Since the “SOR” teaser trailer was released two days ago, SWTOR fans have been trying to discover what the future holds for their beloved game. One of them, going by the name Darth Wicked, dissected the teaser trailer and looked for possible visual clues pointing to what we’re going to see next.

Yavin_IV

Is Yavin IV where our trips are going to take us next?

 

While reviewing the trailer he noticed a spear that looks quite similar to the one appearing in Galactic Timeline videos and is typically associated with Massassi warriors. The Massassi have their origins in Yavin IV and created a Sith subspecies that formed the majority of the Sith army.

If you read Lisa Mason’s recent column about in-game mail received after completing Rakata Prime, then you probably already know that the one for the Sith Inquisitor reads:

You stand on a moon, defiantly, before one who is not one

Yavin IV has always been referred as a moon throughout all Star Wars movies, so the theory that this planet might be next could be true!

We would love to hear your opinion on this! Post your comments below!

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Preferred access for Strongholds has an eventful start http://www.swtorstrategies.com/2014/09/preferred-access-for-strongholds-has-an-eventful-start.html http://www.swtorstrategies.com/2014/09/preferred-access-for-strongholds-has-an-eventful-start.html#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:57:25 +0000 http://www.swtorstrategies.com/?p=13310 Today was the day when Preferred access members were going to receive access to the latest SWToR expansion called Galactic Strongholds. Unfortunately the roll out wasn’t uneventful… Early Tuesday, gamers took it to the forums to inform Bioware that the much-expected expansion wasn’t available to them. This problem elicited a quick response by Bioware’s community manager, Eric Musco.

Quick update on Preferred Access to Strongholds. We are still working on granting access to everyone but we hit a small issue on our side. We are working through it ASAP, I will have an update within an hour from this post letting you know the current timeline for Preferred players getting access.

Fortunately the issues didn’t persist and about an hour later, Musco was again at the forums providing fans with updates.

Here is the status on Preferred Access to Strongholds. We are actively granting players access to Strongholds as we speak. This process will be continuing every minute over approximately the next 4 hours from right now (12PM CDT). If you haven’t been granted access, just try again a little while later. As a note, if you are online and you are granted access, you will need to log out of your game and then back in. Thank you all for your patience.

In short, all Preferred players should have access to Strongholds by 4PM CDT / 2PM PDT / 9PM GMT

It’s good to see Bioware keeping SWToR gamers abreast of the latest developments – good and bad. Since the update was posted no further posts or comments where seen relative to the issue.

Were you affected by the early Stronghold issues? Post below and let us know!

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Conquest Week Watch – Results for week 3 http://www.swtorstrategies.com/2014/09/conquest-week-watch-results-for-week-3.html http://www.swtorstrategies.com/2014/09/conquest-week-watch-results-for-week-3.html#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:33:51 +0000 http://www.swtorstrategies.com/?p=13298 SWToRConquest.com compiled the final results for week 4 of Conquest Battles in SWToR. As a reminder the battle lasted from September 9 to September 15 and saw multiple guilds fighting over planet dominance.

Out of the five planets that were available for invasion this week (Tatooine, The Black Hole, Quesh, Nar Shadaa and Makeb), two (Tatooine and Nar Shadaa) offered the most closely-fought-battles. The closest-one, took place at the Harbinger server where more than 5 guilds went neck-in-neck right up to the last minute.

In detail:

CONQUEST

 

Data Source: SWToRConquest.com 

 

The new conquest week is already under way and it’s titled “The Dread War”. The battles are scheduled to run from September 16 to September 24 and we’re definitely keeping an eye on the competition through swtorstrategies.com dedicated event page.

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Expansion Initials Revealed – SOR Teasers http://www.swtorstrategies.com/2014/09/expansion-initials-revealed-sor-teasers.html http://www.swtorstrategies.com/2014/09/expansion-initials-revealed-sor-teasers.html#comments Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:06:36 +0000 http://www.swtorstrategies.com/?p=13291 SORTeaser_854x480

We have some exciting expansion news today as we look at the teaser images and video file names, we see some leaked hints at the expansion title. This isn’t data-mined info but rather what Bioware themselves put out on the official news site. You’d think they had learned their lesson about this sort of thing in the past, or maybe they did it on purpose to stir up some more hype for the new expansion.

If you at the file names for the images in the news post, you will see they are saved as “SORTeaser”, meaning the new expansion will be called SOR. See for yourself here:

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http://www.swtor.com/sites/all/files/en/vc/09162014_SORTeaser/gt_sor_FINAL_US.mp4

So what might it stand for? Forum members and Redditors are taking their guesses and we have one of our own. Shadow(s) of Revan sounds like a good bet to us since it also fits well to the Forged Alliance storyline.

In addition to all the speculation over the name of the expansion, we have a teaser video that is… well, quite lackluster by most opinions. All this time of waiting and anticipating and hype (always with the hype!) and we would hope to see something a little more than this. That being said, we’re holding out positive hopes for the new content and if you have not seen the video for yourself, find it below.

“I will finish what I’ve started.”

So what do you think? A lot of fans are complaining that teaser is “lazy” and doesn’t tell us anything we didn’t already know, which is kind of true since we already knew Revan was back.

 

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No patch Tuesday & other news! http://www.swtorstrategies.com/2014/09/no-patch-tuesday-other-news.html http://www.swtorstrategies.com/2014/09/no-patch-tuesday-other-news.html#comments Tue, 16 Sep 2014 02:00:27 +0000 http://www.swtorstrategies.com/?p=13281 Community production coordinator Tait Watson, took to the forums today (Monday) to confirm some information that was already known for the most part.

In detail Watson, highlighted that:

There will be no downtime or patch tomorrow for the launch of Preferred Access as we will just be flipping on access for those accounts.

The Constable’s Stronghold Pack will be released tomorrow at roughly 11AM CDT (4PM GMT).

It’s also worth mentioning that tomorrow is the day when preferred access members get access to the Galactic Strongholds expansion so expect to see additional people logging in to check out the latest SWToR expansion.

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TOR TV : Soloing the Legacy of the Rakata http://www.swtorstrategies.com/2014/09/tor-tv-soloing-the-legacy-of-the-rakata.html http://www.swtorstrategies.com/2014/09/tor-tv-soloing-the-legacy-of-the-rakata.html#comments Tue, 16 Sep 2014 01:32:31 +0000 http://www.swtorstrategies.com/?p=13270 solo tor tv

Spoiler alert!

Youtube user, Vulkk has recently posted a video showcasing his solo(!) effort on “The legacy of the Rakata” using his level 55 Marauder. The video is segmented by boss fights so you can quickly scan and skip through the three fights pretty fast. While the video only focuses on these encounters, you can also watch his complete run on a separate video linked on the video below.

It’s always impressive to see feats like these online, especially when they come with running commentary from their creators explaining their approach. Nicely done!

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SWTOR 2.10 Class & Faction Mails Decoded http://www.swtorstrategies.com/2014/09/swtor-2-10-class-faction-mails-decoded.html http://www.swtorstrategies.com/2014/09/swtor-2-10-class-faction-mails-decoded.html#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:24:22 +0000 http://www.swtorstrategies.com/?p=13195 [Spoiler Alert] As you have probably noticed already, there are some 2.10 class and faction mails being sent out in SWTOR and they include some very important messages and hints of what we can expect to come soon from the expansion. Many of these class and faction mails have teasers inside related to what we can expect from the game in the near future. Some of them also contain hidden messages that you just might miss if you’re not careful. We’re going to review them all here so if you have not seen them all yet or don’t want any spoilers, go ahead and skip over this for now.

If you’re curious, read on!

Here are some screenshots of each mail with some commentary on what it means:

FACTION MAIL ( REPUBLIC )

Republic Classes:

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On this message, you need to read the first letter word of each sentence for it to really make sense. “I’m Being Followed Watch Your Back”


FACTION MAIL ( IMPERIAL )

Imperial Classes:

“One who is not one” <- Very interesting method here. What do you think it could mean?

So what do you think when reading these? Are you looking forward to the expansion and future storyline? Any interesting clues that we have not already pointed out? Do you think SWTOR is doing a good job at engaging the players who love creativity and story in their game when they do things like this?

 

*Special thanks to Darth_Wicked, TrueMarksmens, Illusionosity, LexloTOR, expacis, thejadefalcon on Reddit and Dan_Loto on the official forums for submitting/compiling the images that are linked above.

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