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SWTOR Maintenance: Update 4.7 — Tuesday August 09

BioWare will be taking the servers offline on August 9th in order to apply Game Update 4.7. The website will also be unavailable during this time. Details: DATE: August 9, 2016 TIME: 5:00AM PDT – 9:00AM PDT (1PM – 5PM BST) VERSION: 4.7 Patch Notes will be available on Monday, August 8th. Timezone(s) Start Time End Time UTC Offset Wellington August 10, 2016 12:00 am August 10, 2016 04:00 am +12:00 Australia/Brisbane, Australia/Sydney August 09, 2016 10:00 pm August 10, 2016 02:00 am +10:00 Australia/Adelaide August 09, 2016 09:30 pm August 10, 2016 01:30 am +09:30 Tokyo August 09, 2016 09:00 pm August 10, 2016 01:00 am +09:00 Australia/Perth, Hong Kong August 09, 2016 08:00 pm August 10, 2016 12:00 am +08:00 Mumbai August 09, 2016 05:30 pm August 09, 2016 09:30 pm +05:30 EET, Moscow August 09, 2016 03:00 pm August 09, 2016 07:00 pm +03:00 CET, Paris August 09,…

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SWTOR 5-YEAR COLLAGE PROJECT

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 Was 4th Highest Worldwide in Pay-to-Play Games

SWTOR ranked in the top five of the highest worldwide pay-to-play MMOs for the month of May. This is not surprising if you’ve been following the revenue and the stats but it might be surprising for people who don’t realize that SWTOR is still doing quite well. While it’s true that the popularity of the new Star Wars films may have increased the number of people looking to play the game, SWTOR still fared pretty well before. The new Star Wars craze is likely only going to increase that even more. I don’t think anyone is really surprised to see World of Warcraft still holding the top spot there. Blizzard has a real winner there and following it up with Overwatch that took the top spot in overall digital game earnings with $269 million across PC and console platforms but SWTOR is clearly holding its own in the industry.  The…

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

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: No Conquest for the week of Feb 2-9

Due to bugs, conquest for the week of Feb 2-9 is cancelled. Conquest Broken Again: 2nd Feb 2016 | 02.02.2016, 11:31 AM Hey everyone, The team has finished looking into what has caused this week’s Conquest to not start properly. Unfortunately, the issue is a bit more complex than we have experienced in the past with Conquests. Due to this, we will be implementing a fix for this with Game Update 4.1 next Tuesday. This means that there will not be a Conquest this week, as we work to address the issue. We apologize for any inconvenience. -Tait Join the forum discussion on this post

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BIG announcement during next Tuesday’s Producer Livestream (Dec. 1)

BioWare just announced that there will be a BIG announcement during next Tuesday’s Producer Livestream. We have no clue what it is yet, but I’m guessing it’ll be talk of a new pvp map or some sort of followup to the subscriber rewards survey thing where they tease some stuff that they’ll be giving out. What do you think it will be? Attention #SWTOR Subscribers! Prepare yourselves for a BIG announcement during next Tuesday’s Producer Livestream: http://bit.ly/1NPiUPT Posted by Star Wars: The Old Republic on Wednesday, 25 November 2015 Join the forum discussion on this post

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Introducing the SWTOR Answers HQ Page

  The SWTOR Customer Support Forum will be moving to the EA HQ page, where non subscribers can also receive support. Introducing the SWTOR Answers HQ Page | 09.28.2015, 03:43 PM Hi everyone! I wanted to let you all know of an upcoming to change to the Customer Support forum – namely, that they won’t be around anymore. We are creating a new Answers HQ page for SWTOR atanswers.ea.com. This move from the existing Customer Support forum will allow players to help players in a better capacity, with EA employees monitoring replies and ensuring correct and useful information is promoted, in an environment where active and helpful players are rewarded. As part of this, non-subscribers will also be eligible to receive web-based support by utilizing the Answers HQ page! We are currently planning for this transition to occur on October 5th. As of this date, these forums will be in…

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SWTOR will be releasing three Class related blogs each week for the next 4 weeks

The SWTOR developers over at BioWare, will be releasing three class related blogs for Knights of the Fallen Empire each week, for the next four weeks. Hey folks! I know there are some questions about when you are gonna have some new Fallen Empire information, so here are some scheduling tidbits on what you can expect. Our plan right now is that starting this week, over the next four weeks, we will be releasing three Class related blogs each week. One blog, will cover the Class changes which the mirrors are receiving. The other two blogs will be a full recap of those Classes stories, told from the SWTOR Encyclopedia. So, for this week you will be getting: The Class changes coming to Knights and Warriors* A recap of the Sith Warrior story.* A recap of the Jedi Knight story.* *The schedule this week will be a little different from the…

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STAR WARS History & Lore – THE GREAT GALACTIC WAR (Part 1)

  This is a Part 1 of a 3 episodes miniseries by Vulkk, explaining everything there is to know about The Great Galactic War, one of the most significant events in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. The war is seriously embedded also into Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR). For the narrations Jason or as everyone knows him Teo from OotiniCast has made yet another appearance on a Lore video by Vulkk to do the narrations. Here’s the intro in a written form. The rest you can hear and see in the video, attached in the bottom. The Great Galactic War, known as the Great War during the conflict and in the years afterward, was a war between the Sith Empire and the Galactic Republic between 3681 BBY and 3653 BBY, lasting for a total of 28 years. Also known as the Republic–Sith War, the conflict was ultimately the culmination of…

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SWTOR Basics – Gearing for Leveling, Basic Comms Usage, Fleet Vendors

SWTOR Basics guide for newer players. How to use the Basic Commendatinos, Gearing tips for leveling, Fleet Vendors location and contents, 12x vs Normal Leveling plus many more Tips and Tricks to help and guide you through your journey. Since this is a “Basics” video most of the things you will see and hear may be familiar to the veteran players. However, if you have a few minutes, stay around, watch and listen. You may discover a fact or trick you didn’t know or perhaps add to the information I shared. Some of the bullet-points covered in the video are: ♦ Location of the Basic Comms vendors on both fleets ♦ Vendor names and changes in Patch 3.2 ♦ How to best use basic comms for gearing with and without 12x ♦ Difference between orange shells and normal gear. How and what to use ♦ Crafted gear vs vewndor mods ♦…

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