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SWTOR Launches in the rest of Europe and in the Middle Eastern Countries

Star Wars: The Old Republic has now officially launched in the rest of the European countries that missed out at launch, as well as throughout the Middle East. If you live in any of the following countries, you can now buy the game via buy.swtor.com or pick it up at local retailers.   Europe Albania Andorra Belarus (only available at Origin.com) Bosnia and Herzegovina Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Estonia (only available at Origin.com) Gibraltar Iceland Kazakhstan (only available at Origin.com) Latvia (only available at Origin.com) Lithuania (only available at Origin.com) Luxembourg (not available at Origin.com) Macedonia Malta Moldova Romania Serbia Slovakia Slovenia Turkey Ukraine (only available at Origin.com) Middle East Afghanistan Algeria (not available at Origin.com) Bahrain Egypt Israel Kuwait Lebanon Libya Morocco Oman Qatar Saudi Arabia Tunisia (not available at Origin.com) United Arab Emirates Yemen Check out the official statement below or at the official webiste   We are excited…

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Tauntaun Pets Are Here!

Why is everyone huddled around the mailbox (even more than usual) today in SWTOR? Well, the pets for the 1.2 Legacy promotion have now arrived. If you were eligible for the free 30 days play time, you should also be seeing that reflected on your account before midnight Central Standard time tonight. Today is, in fact, the 25th and many were expecting these free bonuses yesterday (as our emails stated) but BioWare actually pushed the date up by one day so today by 1 minute before midnight, everyone eligible should have them. Hold off until then before you start submitting help tickets or angry forum posts. David Bass came in with this message to try to clear up the confusion: Hi everyone, I apologize for the confusion surrounding this but the Legacy Promotion page is accurate. If your account met the Legacy Promotion requirements by April 22nd, you will receive…

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Legacy Promotion Expanded-One More Chance for a Free Month

BioWare is listening to its players and after their initial Legacy promotion, feedback from the community told them that many were not happy with the free 30-day subscription only being given to level 50s. Some players have been playing since launch and don’t quite have a 50 yet. Most of them are probably those who suffer from alt-it-is. I can completely understand since I love to make one of everything and check it out. Well Bioware has an answer to those players: Hello everyone! At BioWare we’re always listening to our fans and we’ve heard our community’s comments around players with Level 50 characters being the only group awarded 30 days of play time. We appreciate the feedback and are pleased to announce that we are expanding our Legacy Promotion, also awarding 30 days of play time at no charge to players that have reached Legacy Level 6 (who may…

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TOR TV – SWTOR Explained: Sith Emperor Backstory

xZeroTolerence55x returns with another SWTOR backstory and this 7 ½ minute story is well worth a listen. Watch the video to get some great slides as well. This story is spoiler-free so you can watch with confidence that it won’t ruin any storyline for you either. ZeroTolerence55 says: “If you have any requests for any backstories or storylines, let me know and I will be happy to make videos for them.” So if you want to hear a backstory of your favorite character, head on over and let him know!

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1.2 is Coming! Here are Some Changes and Additions

1.2 is coming and there will be some big changes and additions to the game- as we know already. In addition to the incoming Legacy system, new customizable UI and new warzone, Flashpoint and Operation, we will also see new daily missions, upgrades to crafting and more. However, there are also going to be some things retired. Here’s what you can say goodbye to after 1.2 and if you have them already, then you can hold onto them as trophies to prove how long you’ve been around the game. Say goodbye to white crystals! Georg Zoeller: There will be no way to obtain white color crystals in Game Update 1.2 or any of the 1.2 series of patches. As for further into the future, it is fair to say that we have not yet made up our minds. Awww, real bummer to some who liked the white crystals but on…

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Pictures of the New Speeders in 1.2 (also a look at the guild bank)

There is nothing better than learning what is coming out for the new patches on SWTOR and the 1.2 patch is offering a wide variety of new and amazing features.  I really love the new smaller speeders that are coming out.  You can read about them here but here is a quick quote: “Come 1.2 you have 4 new vehicles achievements form doing hardmode flashpoints, normal and hard operations and killing world bosses. They will reward you with the Aratech line of speeders, which is a nice break from all of those gigantic speeders we being getting…” Not only are there new speeders, but there is also the addition of guild banks which is something most players have been asking for. Full information of guild banks can be found here: “You need 15 members in your guild and 600 k credits to activate the guild bank – the first tab…

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Community Q& A, April 6th 2012

I just love the weekly community Q & A session SWOTR.com because I learn so much from what other players think of the game.  It was also pleasing to find that the questions are more in tune with the current game play instead of based on upcoming software. The team at SWOTR.com offered: “As a reminder, two weeks ago we suggested a shift in focus in your questions. As development plans are always subject to change, questions about future features will often get vague answers which can be repetitive and sometimes annoying.  With that in mind, the development team is more interested in questions about current in-game features or systems, or questions about why development decisions were made.” There were some really great questions this week and I was able to see some of my concerns answered as well.  Here are some of the best questions from the night: “Giolon:…

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Combs the Sands of Tatooine: BioWare Made a Funny?

In what is a bit like finding an Easter egg, BioWare has a Spaceballs reference in the Bounty Hunter storyline. See the pic:   While the phrase has actually been around for a very long time, it was Spaceballs that made it well known (and funny) when taken in a literal sense. Was this a little way for someone from BioWare to pay tribute to a Star Wars classic spoof? I bet even Lucas himself would be amused.

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Darth Malgus Life Size Figure from Sideshow Collectibles

What will your friends and family think when you have a giant Darth Malgus in your living room? Who cares! This is cool! If you’re a fan of Darth Malgus, Star Wars and Star Wars lore or collectibles, you are going to love this great find from SideShowToy.com. This is an incredible life-sized Darth Malgus figure. I’m pretty sure the pictures don’t do it justice at all. The description says: “Sideshow Collectibles is proud to present the Darth Malgus Life Size figure. Capturing the vicious Sith Lord of The Old Republic in startlingly realistic 1:1 scale, the looming figure measures over 7 feet tall and more then 3 feet wide. Each piece is individually hand painted and finished to exacting standards, the trademark of a handcrafted Sideshow Collectibles product. Featuring a light up saber, LED light up components in the chest, collar, and wrist gauntlets, highly detailed armor, and a…

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Live the Ship Droid Experience! New SWTOR Minigame

You thought BioWare had already given you just about everything you could do in a game but there was one more thing we were missing- BioWare posts: Cruising around the galaxy in your own personal starship is an important aspect of Star Wars™: The Old Republic™. The player’s starship is like a home, and the player’s companions are like a family. No one knows this better than the dedicated Ship Droids who maintain the vessels: C2-N2 for Republic characters and 2V-R8 for Imperial characters. Jedi Knights, Smugglers, Bounty Hunters and the other class characters may be the heroes in the wider galaxy, but on board the starship, the Ship Droids are the heroes. That’s why, as part of Game Update 1.2, you will soon be able to assume direct control over your Droid’s actions with Ship Droid™, a brand new mini-game coming to The Old Republic! Features of this mini-game…

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