Celebrate May the Fourth with a new Astromech Droid™ and Double XP!

Posted by on Apr 29, 2014 in swtor news | 0 comments

We forgot all about this story yesterday, but May 4 is rapidly approaching and that means it’s almost time to celebrate Star Wars Day. It’s only appropriate that BioWare get in on the fun, too, so the studio is planning a Star Wars Day celebration for Star Wars: The Old Republic with a double XP weekend and a free droid mini-pet. SWTOR is offering double XP from 11:00AM PDT May 2 through 12:00AM PDT May 5. If you have no need for XP there’s a more concrete reward on offer. Here is the details: We’re excited to announce that in honor of Star Wars™ Day and as a thank you to you, our players, we’re giving away the new MT-4T Astromech Droid™ Mini-Pet to the entire Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ community!* Your adventurous Astromech Droid is ready to courageously follow you as you join with friends to fight for the light or dark side of the Force™! Already a player? Starting Tuesday, April 29th, log in to claim your new mini-pet. Or, join the battle at www.swtor.com/play-free...

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BIoWare is doing voice recording for upcoming content

Posted by on Oct 14, 2013 in Charles Boyd | 0 comments

Charles Boyd made an interesting tweet yesterday regarding voice recording for upcoming content swtor content. If you don’t know who Charles Boyd is, I can tell you he is credited as the lead writer for the trooper class on IMDB. We don’t know what the new content is yet, but it’s properly for the upcoming expansion, or maybe something coming down later down the pipeline. Another interesting thing about all this, is  Charles Boyd’s twitter description is ” Lead Writer on Star Wars: The Old Republic, Trooper lover, and historical arms-and-armor nerd. All opinions expressed are my own! “ Personally I was not aware that had become lead writer, but apparently BioWare got a few for the game, since Hall Hood also uses this title. LA-bound to sit in on voice recording for upcoming #SWTOR releases. Always awesome to see such talented actors at work in the booth! — Charles Boyd (@Charles_Boyd) October 13, 2013 The question I wonder is, would the players...

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James Ohlen at Game Developers Conference 2013: TOR is one of the largest micro-transaction money-makers for EA

Posted by on Mar 30, 2013 in bioware, News, SWTOR | 0 comments

Following our recent post about Bioware’s Creative Director James Ohlen and his speech on the Game Developer’s  Conference (GDC), additional details have emerged over at Massively. Bioware’s Creative Director James Ohlen  The site has posted a detailed account of Ohlen’s presentation at the event where the latter covered the challenges Bioware faced during launch, its conversion to Free to Play (F2P) and the concerns the Austin-based developer had about Guild Wars 2 and Mists of Panderia. He also went into details about what the studio went through when the game started losing subscribers and how they managed to turn it around with F2P. You can read more about Ohlen’s presentation at GDC...

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Making of Rise of the Hutt Cartel: Part 2

Posted by on Mar 26, 2013 in bioware, News, SWTOR, video | 0 comments

With the big announcement  today that Rise of The Hutt Cartel digital expansion will be available on April 14, Bioware also released an interesting video providing more details on the expansion. Among other things, Bioware developers gave out additional information on the continuation of your personal story line as it relates to Karraga the Hutt and the new planet on the expansion called Makeb. The video also provides hints on villains we will face on the new planet and their impact on our game play.

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Stat Scaling for 2.0- Are Your Stats Lower on the PTS?

Posted by on Feb 23, 2013 in News, SWTOR | 0 comments

If you’ve logged into the PTS recently, you probably have already seen that the scaling is different from what is live in the game. Stats are usually around 50-70% of the character sheet value in live. Everyone on the PTS was aware that BioWare would be changing the scaling formula but we didn’t know exactly what that would be. Now with 2.0, you can tell what these changes are going to look like. One user on the forum has taken the time to work from the old formula and try to build new co-efficients that will govern the stat scaling (yes, lots of math involved but it’s really interesting.) Here are some of his breakdowns:   Defensive Defense Rating – Now scales roughly 118% slower Shield Rating – Now scales roughly 50% slower Absorb Rating – Now scales roughly 127% slower Armor – Now scales 2.5% slower, but remains on a linear progression HP – Buffed significantly at level 55 (base health is 4000, vs 2500 at 50 on live) Offensive Crit % (from...

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