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SWTOR 4.7a Patch Notes

SWTOR 4_7_a Patch Notes

Servers are back up, and here the patch notes: General Players who completed The Dark vs. Light: Flashpoint Master Achievement prior to Game Update 4.7 now show the Achievement as completed under Dark vs. Light: Legend. Corrected an issue that was preventing players from earning their Classes Act III completion Achievement. This fix also addresses players who have completed all eight Class stories but are missing Legendary Status. Progress towards The Commander Achievement has been granted for players who completed Chapters X – XV prior to Game Update 4.7. Completing the Depths of Manaan Flashpoint on Solo or Tactical difficulty now properly tracks for the Dark vs. Light: Flashpoint Expert Achievement. Join the forum discussion on this post

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New Maintenance: Update 4.7a — Tuesday August 16

Nocturno and Drake Raven - What happened to these guys

BioWare will be taking the servers offline in order to apply Patch 4.7a. Details: DATE: Tuesday, August 16th TIME: 6AM PDT – 8AM PDT (14:00BST – 16:00BST) VERSION: 4.7a SWTOR.com will also be unavailable during the time.   Timezone(s) Start Time End Time UTC Offset Wellington August 17, 2016 01:00 am August 17, 2016 03:00 am +12:00 Australia/Brisbane, Australia/Sydney August 16, 2016 11:00 pm August 17, 2016 01:00 am +10:00 Australia/Adelaide August 16, 2016 10:30 pm August 17, 2016 12:30 am +09:30 Tokyo August 16, 2016 10:00 pm August 17, 2016 12:00 am +09:00 Australia/Perth, Hong Kong August 16, 2016 09:00 pm August 16, 2016 11:00 pm +08:00 Mumbai August 16, 2016 06:30 pm August 16, 2016 08:30 pm +05:30 EET, Moscow August 16, 2016 04:00 pm August 16, 2016 06:00 pm +03:00 CET, Paris August 16, 2016 03:00 pm August 16, 2016 05:00 pm +02:00 London August 16, 2016…

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SWTOR Flashpoints 101

SWTOR Flashpoints 101

Are you wondering how Flashpoints work? Are you new to them or have you tried out a few but you are still not sure you know just what you’re doing? This is the perfect time to check out a great tutorial that tells you all you need to know about SWTOR flashpoints. First, they are not heroics but they will be a bit more difficult than your typical mobs. It might require some strategy or moves that you don’t know if you’re new to that Flashpoint, or to flashpoints in general. This is where a great guide can help you fill that learning curve and understand better how to succeed. Here’s a guide from SWTOR_VEGA that covers all the basics for you. He talks about interrupts, crowd control (CC), line of sight (LoS), as well as focusing a target. He also gives some additional tips and tricks that are very helpful. Here’s…

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SWTOR Yavin IV Stronghold

SWTOR Yavin IV Stronghold

It can be a lot of fun to see what other players do with their strongholds. There are so many things you can potentially do that there are no limits to the ideas players have come up with. Some have very clean, Ikea-like layouts and themes. Others go for a more rustic, realistic of the time frame plan. Some people just toss everything they like in there and call it a day. No matter what kind of player you are, you can do your own thing with strongholds and it’s a lot of fun. Bound to legacy upon purchase, strongholds are accessed by anyone in the same legacy, in some cases even characters of the opposite faction. You can also find stronghold listings available for all four planets across all servers. This is a lot of opportunity to do your stronghold just the way you want it and some players…

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The Academy -“How to Take Great Screenshots and Videos”

Star Wars the Academy

It’s time for another episode of The Academy and Swtorista covers a great topic this time: How to Take Great Screenshots and Videos. Gamers love visuals. You can also see that from all the videos and pics we share here on the site and on our Facebook page. If you want to learn more about how to take screenshots and video from the game, how to share them, and even how to edit them to make them look better then this video is the one for you. It’s under five minutes long and as usual, she does a great job of laying it all out for you so you can easily give it a try for yourself. If you really want to learn how to take awesome screenshots, you should also read her screenshot guide. There are so many great places within the game to take pictures, find awesome backgrounds for…

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SWTOR Community News: New Pack Opening Experience

Pack-Viewer

As a new feature in Game Update 4.7, BioWare is  adding a new way to open cartel packs in SWTOR.   New Pack Opening Experience With the launch of Game Update 4.7 we are introducing a new feature which will enhance the pack opening experience for all packs. This improves the visual experience of opening packs while ensuring that the process remains a quick one. There are two components of this new feature, the Pack Viewer and the Item Stash. Pack Viewer The Pack Viewer serves two purposes. First, it creates a much simpler way for you to see what packs your character currently has (including Grand Chance Cubes and Dark Vs. Light Event packs), without having to search through your inventory for them. Second, it introduces a new visually enhanced pack opening experience. Let’s look at each section individually. Inside of the pack viewer, it will display all packs…

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SWTOR 5-YEAR COLLAGE PROJECT

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The team over at Bioware Austin want players to submit  a close-up headshot of your in-game character: To celebrate over 87 MILLION unique characters created by all of you, we’ll be creating our first ever SWTOR Character Collage! Sample Headshot Join the celebration by emailing us a close-up headshot of your in-game character: Recommended resolution is 1920×1080 Turn off all user interface and text Focus on the waist up Remain in your default pose We can’t wait to share the collage with you. Stay tuned for more details! Email us your character at swtorsubmissions@swtor.com  

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SWTOR Celebrating Our Five Year Saga

SWTOR Celebrating Our Five Year Saga

Director of Design at Bioware, James Ohlen, has posted a new blogpost containing an infographic celebrating 5 years of SWTOR. Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ celebrates its fifth year, December 20, 2016 – thanks to you, our fans. We started on this journey ten years ago. Our vision was to build a game that would give gamers, who are Star Wars™ fans, the experience of stepping into the Star Wars universe at the center of their own saga. And it did. We built the largest Star Wars universe ever and then brought it to life online. We wanted to give fans the chance to become a Jedi, a dark and deadly Sith Lord or a snarky Smuggler. We wanted to bring our love of this great IP to life in a way that let players shape their own story making meaningful choices along the way that made the experience your…

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Mynock Gets an In Game Character

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How would you feel if you got a character named after you in SWTOR? This is one of the highest honors for a video game fan and it happens from time to time in some games, with someone who has done something special or recognizable with the game or the community. This is awesome but we’ll let Mynock tell you about it himself in his own words: The folks at BioWare have bestowed a huge honour on me by naming a character in Star Wars the Old Republic after me! “Mynock” is a mando warrior NPC who can be found guarding the entrance to Shae Vizla’s camp on the planet Darvannis in the latest STWOR expansion “Mandalore’s Revenge”. I had a little bit of say in the armor type, colour scheme and weapon he’s sporting, so now I have no excuse for not finishing my Shae Armor set! It shall be…

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