SWTOR and Star Wars Gaming news http://www.swtorstrategies.com Star Wars Gaming News | SWTOR Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:08:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 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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TOR TV: Starfleet Dental – Pop Muzik http://www.swtorstrategies.com/2014/10/tor-tv-starfleet-dental-pop-muzik.html http://www.swtorstrategies.com/2014/10/tor-tv-starfleet-dental-pop-muzik.html#comments Sun, 26 Oct 2014 23:11:03 +0000 http://www.swtorstrategies.com/?p=13870 I admit that this video isn’t recent but it’s definitely one of the better made SWToR fan videos that deserves some extra attention. It’s titled Pop Muzik and it was originally released back at launch when the game (and the hype) were flying high. “Pop Muzik” is probably the fastest and most musical way to experience all SWToR locations in a short period of time.

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NYCC 2014: Star Wars Rebels discussion panel and exclusives http://www.swtorstrategies.com/2014/10/nycc-2014-star-wars-rebels-discussion-panel-and-exclusives.html http://www.swtorstrategies.com/2014/10/nycc-2014-star-wars-rebels-discussion-panel-and-exclusives.html#comments Sun, 26 Oct 2014 02:28:03 +0000 http://www.swtorstrategies.com/?p=13864 The New York city Comic Con ended earlier this month and videos from the event are starting to surface on the web. Of particular Star Wars interest is the one for Disney’s latest TV series called Star Wars Rebels. In the four-part video posted below, we take a closer look at the connections between the original Star Wars movies and the series as well as the back story of Rebels.


During NYCC, Disney also revealed an exclusive clip titled “Phantom Chase” that you can watch below.


SWToRStrategies is certainly watching “Rebels” with a lot of interest. The show has the right balance to appeal to both new and long-time Star Wars fans. It is Star Wars done right. One can certainly see the connections between the original movies throughout all the episodes of the series. Voice is acting is extremely nicely done. The dynamic between Hera and Kanan remind us a lot of Princess Leia and Han Solo from the movies. There are certainly some Disney-like moments but there hardly noticeable and hardly take away from the overall experience.

If you haven’t had a chance to watch the “Rebels”, you can catch it every Friday on Disney XD and of course you can watch it online.

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