Charles Boyd

SWTOR patch 5.9 marks the conclusion of the whole KOTFE/KOTET expansions, new direction ahead

Creative Director for Star Wars: The Old Republic Charles Boyd, was busy tweeting earlier today. As SWTOR patch 5.9 marks the conclusion of the whole KOTFE/KOTET expansions Charles Boyd promises a different journey for the upcoming expansion. Happy 5.9 day folks! I’ve been helping family with some hard stuff this week (and continuing to do so) so I apologise for being less responsive than I’d like in Musco’s absence. So don’t hesitate to share your thoughts! Just know that if I don’t get right back to you, it’s not personal.  Really hard to believe we’re at the end of KotFE/KotET; I’m so proud of our amazing team and the passion, creativity, and dedication they’ve shown all this time Hopefully you’ve enjoyed the ride! Either way, the next step in your characters’ journeys will be pretty different from the last couple of years and I’m really excited about sharing more about this new story and its…

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SWTOR Charles Boyd Interview

ObiRadd ventures down to Austin to question Charles Boyd about 5.6 and beyond in this video from Imperial Army. The video is about an hour long, so make sure you have time to watch it in full before you get started. It’s definitely work taking the time out of your day to listen. You can play it in the background while you’re doing something else if you want, but it’s an interesting interview with Bioware staff from the studio in Austin. If you’re wondering what’s going to happen in 5.6 and beyond, this is going to help you out. So, what did you think?   Join the forum discussion on this post

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Talking Star Wars: The Old Republic’s Future with BioWare’s Charles Boyd

We’ve been writing to you about SWTOR since years before the game released. We’ve been there with you each step of the way as the game changed and evolved. So what can we expect to see from the future of SWTOR? That’s a very good question and we’re not the only ones asking it. Den of Geek spoke to BioWare’s Charles Boyd about the future of SWTOR, the latest expansion, and what’s next for the game. You should definitely head on over there and read it in full for yourself but here’s a snippet: Will SWTOR‘s future development continue in this chapter-focused story direction? From a writing standpoint, I think the chapter style is really strong, and has led to a significant improvement in the quality and presentation of the story. My own personal perception is that chapters are most fun when “binged” and played together rather than spread out individually,…

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Charles Boyd Doing New Voiceovers for SWTOR

So what’s new in the world of SWTOR? Will we see new content any time soon? A sign from the Twitterverse says yes. Charles Boyd, lead designer and creative for SWTOR announced via Twitter that he was headed to LA again for the next round of SWTOR voiceover work with the ” amazing” cast of talent. This is exciting news for fans because it always means more content is being created. You can see that post here: It’s that time again – heading to LA for the next round of #SWTOR voiceover with our amazing cast of talent 😀 — Charles Boyd (@Charles_Boyd) March 13, 2016 What do you think they could be working on recording right now? Could it be KotFE Season 2 stuff? It’s really all speculation at this point. All we really do know is that we will get more content. Whenever conversations like this get started,…

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SWTOR Livestream Updates

SWTOR Community Manager Eric Musco, just made an update about changes coming to BioWares Livestreams. Apparently the users over at the official Star Wars: The old Republic Forums, don’t like the story Livestream hosted by Charles Boyd. There for team is shutting it down and will try to do a vblog that will be hosted on youtube instead. Check out the full story below: Livestream Updates | 02.24.2016, 01:16 PM Hey folks, Thanks to all of you who have posted feedback on our Livestreams. Based on your feedback we have some changes planned. The monthly Producer Livestreams, scheduled the second Thursday of each month have been well received as we are able to address community concerns and offer information into what is coming – so that is going to continue in its current form. The Story Livestream hosted by Charles Boyd, offers insight into the upcoming story chapters. Unfortunately, this…

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January SWTOR Story Livestream Notes

BioWare posted a video yesterday featuring Charles Boyd and Alexander Freed. The video go over the story in Knight of the fallen empire, and upcoming content we can expect with chapter 10. Below is a recap made by Dulfy:   KoTFE Recap Storytelling in games has the unique of challenging of having players able to see and know the villain without placing players in the same room as them as they would be dispatched quickly by the player.You need to get the villains upclose to the players to be a significant presence in their life. It would be hard to imagine Star Wars Ep4 told from only Luke’s perspective. Vader would just be a random Tie Fighter pilot. Vaylin is an unpredictable villain. She is difficult to pin down, you never know what she is going to do next. You got lots of serious figures like Arcann being very stoic….

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SWTOR Dev Story Roundtable – Valkorion, Family Ties, Star Wars Influences and More

Bioware recently held another roundtable and swtorista was there to cover the event in full detail. She explains the event here: I was invited to attend a press and influencers roundtable online with members of the Bioware team. After a presentation about the Star Fortresses (content available after you finish the Knights of the Fallen Empire expansion storyline) they allowed us to ask non-spoiler questions. The team answering included: Charles Boyd, Lead Writer Michael Ammer, Senior Designer Eric Musco, Community Manager And then goes on to tell us about some really awesome stuff from the roundtable. We learn more about Valkorion, Vaylin, Arcann and Thexan who were introduced to us in the trailer for KotFE. You can really feel the passion from the devs as they describe, ” It kind of just gets at what the heart of Star Wars is – it’s all family drama, and families struggling against each…

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Surface Details: The events of a boring and forgettable day.

BioWare posted a new of there famous diary entries. This entry was written by Charles Boyd himself, lead writer for the Trooper story. This entry is really well done. I almost wish bioware would release a shot story series of these “diary entries”. Give a great sense of backstory. Even though, those of us, who follow what have been datamined out of the Public test servers, knows where this story leads, I still love how they continue to give good quality writing to their new storyarchs. Brings me back to the days of “Blood of the Empire” and the “Holo Journals of Gnost Dural”. Check out out over at the official website, or read our copy paste below: 08.14.2014 Surface Details “Next.” Varko gave the hydro-dispenser on his desk a quick tap, then rubbed the fluids into the skin of his hands. He’d heard it could take a few weeks…

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Developer Blogs: The Story of SWTOR, 2014

Lead Writer, for Star Wars: The old Republic, Charles Boyd has posted a new blog post over at the official SWTOR Website. This time he talks about the game’s story and what we can expect to see in the upcomming game updates. Aparretnly the first chapter of the next major storyline is currently available via the Assault on Tython and Korriban Incursion flashpoints. The first chapter in our next major storyline is already available: Forged Alliances, Part I. Comprised of two flashpoints, Assault on Tython and Korriban Incursion, Part I will introduce you to some key new allies as well as the central mystery of the content yet to come. While you can always jump straight into these flashpoints with Group Finder whenever you’re looking for some action, the best way to experience the storyline is to find A7-M1 on Vaiken Spacedock or T3-G2 on Carrick Station—they’ll point you toward…

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Charles Boyd tweets about new voice recording for SWTOR!

2014 looks like it’s going to be a good year for SWTOR! One piece of good news after the next. This time Charles Boyd tweets about new voice recording for the game. If you don’t know who Charles is, he is the lead writer at Bioware Austin for the Trooper class in Star Wars: The Old Republic. The tweet comes with the image above. The guy with the beard is Charles. The other guy looks like Brian Bloom voicing the male Trooper in Star Wars The Old Republic In LA again, recording awesome talent for upcoming #SWTOR updates 🙂 — Charles Boyd (@Charles_Boyd) January 27, 2014 I’d be really thrilled to hear that any of these names were in the studio with him: Brian Bloom, Nolan North, Natasha Little, Maury Sterling,  Euan Morton… and 11 other names –  That could mean new class story content. On the other hand, could also…

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