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Chicago Star Wars Museum Cancelled

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In what would have given us another good reason to visit Chicago, we now have news that George Lucas has cancelled the plans to build a Star Wars museum. The Chicago Tribune recently reported that Lucas has halted his Windy City plans to build The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. It would seem that Lucas has spent the past two years arguing with the city of Chicago over the land the museum was to be built on. The story says that back in 2014, a group called Friends of the Parks filed a lawsuit that sought to stop the museum from being built on the Chicago lakefront. they say that anything build on the lakefront has to specifically benefit the citizens of Chicago since this land belongs to them. The Star Wars museum proposed by Lucas would not, in their opinion, specifically benefit the people of Chicago. It doesn’t make a lot of…

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No Weapon Tuning for Vibroswords in Near Future

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There won’t be any weapon tuning to Vibroswords in the near future due to technical limitations in SWTOR. Which weapons would you like to see Weapon Tuning slots on? | 06.03.2016, 03:40 PM Hey folks, One of the items we saw a lot of requests for in this thread are various Vibroswords. As we continue forward we will be adding Weapon Tuning Slots on to more and more weapons. However, we wanted to let you know that in the current plan, Vibroswords will not be receiving a tuning slot. We agree with you that they would be an awesome addition to Vibroswords, but the team has to work through some unique limitations for those weapons first. It is something we would like to do at some point, just not in the near term. If anything changes on that front I will be sure to pass it on. Thanks for understanding. -eric

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SWTOR Addressing Weapon Tuning issues

SWTOR Addressing Weapon Tuning issues

BioWares Eric Musco took  on the forums to address the weapon tuning issues the  swtor community have been talking about. Check it out: Weapon Tunings | 05.04.2016, 02:05 PM Hey folks, I wanted to stop in to this thread and address some of the questions/concerns that have arisen since we introduced Weapon Tunings yesterday. First off, please keep the feedback coming. We have seen a lot of feedback relating to things like drop rates, adding the tuning to Collections, etc. The team is actively looking at all of your feedback and considering what future changes, if any, need to occur. Here are a few of the common questions we have seen: Is the Weapon Tuning more rare than other rare items? The Weapon Tuning’s drop rate is on par with most other rare items found in a pack. At times there are rare items which are exceedingly rare, such as the…

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Announcing Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ “Build Your Alliance” NVIDIA Contest Winners!

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Back in January, BioWare launched a contest, were players should upload SWTOR Movies to Youtube. 3 winners would each win a powerful gaming PC plus valuable in-game rewards from BioWare. Ten runner ups will receive a GeForce GTX 960. Here is the verdict: BioWare and NVIDIA are excited to announce the winning video entries from the Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ – Knights of the Fallen Empire “Build Your Alliance” contest! Thanks to you, our players, for sharing your fight against the Eternal Empire – from intense lightsaber battles to dramatic story moments. Check out the winners below and watch the full playlist of videos here: YouTube Playlist A big congratulations to these top three winners: 1st Place: Jonathan Winkler 2nd Place: Инга Куклина 3rd Place: Danilo Wachsmuth Plus, a round of applause to these runner ups: Дмитрий Ялама Alex Thomas Julien Hélias Joel Argersinger Holly Montgomery Natthaphon Phonyiam Cristian Ceoroiu Rodrigo…

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SWTOR: News on the Item Stack Resale Exploit

swtor News on the Item Stack Resale Exploit

Eric Musco has some updates from the  swtor devs over at Bioware,regarding the Item Stack exploit. Apparently  more than 500 accounts have being perm banned for now.  Make me wonder if you can sue BioWare for a banning? Anyways. Below are the news:   Item Stack Resale Exploit | 12.11.2015, 01:56 PM Hey folks, Here is another update on the exploit, and the action we have taken. We are continuing to investigate accounts and action is on-going. Here are the actions we have taken against accounts: Suspension time, up to and including a permanent ban (more than 500 accounts have been permanently banned so far) Removal of all Credits Removal of all Currencies Removal of all items which could be gotten from the exploit, including recurring Event Currencies and Companion gifts Resetting of all Companion Influence to 0 Resetting progress of all Alliance Commanders to 0 The nature of this exploit…

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SWTOR KotFE Chapter 1 free trial for former subs

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The first chapter of Star Wars: The Old Republic – Knights of the Fallen Empire, is now for a limited time only, available as trial for former subscribers. This will go on until January 4, so here is your chance to heck out the new expansion, if you haven’t already done so.     LIMITED-TIME FREE TRIAL* FORMER SUBSCRIBERS – YOU’RE INVITED! OFFER ENDS JANUARY 4, 2016 (VALID FOR FORMER SUBSCRIBERS WHO OPT IN TO RECEIVING EMAIL) https://account.swtor.com/fallen-empire/subscribe Step into your own Star Wars™ story in Chapter 1, “The Hunt” – ON US! Create your new Level 60 character now and jump right in! Experience a return to BioWare-style storytelling. Confront a powerful new enemy, The Eternal Emperor. Make choices that matter and recruit Companions into your Alliance. Subscribe at any time to continue your saga – Knights of the Fallen Empire is free for Subscribers! Source: https://account.swtor.com/fallen-empire/rejoin/trial-information Join the forum…

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SWTOR NiM Loot Issue / Update

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Eric Musco took on the official forums, to report that Nightmare loot are not a guaranteed drop from nightmare operations.   NiM Loot Issue / Update | 12.07.2015, 05:21 PM Hey folks, I have a few updates to pass on regarding the current issues with Nightmare Loot Drops. First, we discovered there is a bug with the percentage chance of a 224 rated item dropping in any of our Nightmare Operations. We plan to address this when we release Chapter 10 (Game Update 4.1) scheduled in February. If we are able to address it sooner, I’ll pass along an update. Aside from that, we realized that we need to make a correction to our Operations and Flashpoints in Fallen Empire blog. Currently it states the following: Nightmare Mode will also be available for all the Operations that had it previously, and will reward the same as the highlighted Hard Mode, as well…

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Fourth Anniversary Rewards for SWTOR

Fourth Anniversary Rewards for SWTOR

BioWare just publiched the Rewards for SWTOR 4th anniversary MOVE INTO CORUSCANT OR DROMUND KAAS FOR ONLY FOUR CREDITS – PLUS NEW DECORATIONS! Help us celebrate the fourth anniversary of Star Wars™: The Old Republic™! Beginning December 8th, you can use the “Emergency Fleet Pass” ability located in your ability bar to get the Republic or Imperial Fleet. Then, visit the “Strongholds and Crew Skills” area of the Fleet to get your rewards: Purchase your very own Coruscant and Dromund Kaas Strongholds from the Strongholds terminal for only FOUR CREDITS each. Plus, visit the “Anniversary Personnel” vendor to claim exciting in-game rewards including the HK-51 Commemorative Statue, Ebon Hawk Starship Wall Mount and the Ebon Hawk Rest and Recharge animation! Hurry – get your celebratory items by Sunday, January 3, 2016* to help us make this a year to remember! *The Fourth Anniversary promotion for Star Wars™: The Old Republic…

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Proposed Healing Changes in Game update 3.2.1 to be removed from SWTOR

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It is no secret that players on the official forums, have been furies about the upcoming healing changes, that was supposed to come with game update 3.2.1. Therefor BioWare be removing these changes, to revise them and maybe add in a later patch: 3.2.1 PTS Healing Changes Removal | 04.30.2015, 08:28 AM Hey all, We want to thank everyone who offered constructive feedback and contributed to discussions regarding improvements to the proposed changes. Your feedback is much appreciated as we move forward with future PTS updates. Following internal review, we’ve decided to remove all of the proposed healing changes from 3.2.1. The goal of this update was to increase the burst healing of healers while simultaneously balancing healing per second (HPS) values, and resource management for healers. We are not completely satisfied with the present state of the healing changes, and want to give the community more time to play…

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SWTOR Celebration Cantina Live Stream Recap and Overview (Star Wars Celebration 2015)

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  This Saturday a special Panel aired live for ~52 minutes on Twitch. Bioware live streamed the SWTOR Community Cantina event from Celebration Anaheim 2015.The video linked below is Vulkk’s recap of the SWTOR Community Cantina Event from Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2015. Did Bioware drop the ball with lack of new information or we got the awesome news we were dreaming for? Alongside the event notes, you will hear also his personal opinion and overview of the event.  

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