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SWTOR: The Academy, Ep 15 – “Codes & Creeds”

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It’s that time again – time for another episode of The Academy. This one, episode 15, will tell you all about codes and creeds. There are many codes and creeds in the Star Wars universe so you will also see them throughout SWTOR. One of the first you will hear in the game is the Jedi Code: There is no death, there is only the Force.  There is no emotion, there is peace. There is no ignorance, there is knowledge. There is no passion, there is serenity. There is no chaos, there is harmony. There is no death, there is the Force. They then go on to tell you the code of the Sith, which is basically the opposite of the Jedi Code. Peace is a lie, there is only passion. Through passion, I gain strength. Through strength, I gain power. Through power, I gain victory. Through victory, my chains…

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Knights of the Fallen Empire – ‘Mandalore’s Revenge’ Teaser

Knights of the Fallen Empire – ‘Mandalore’s Revenge’ Teaser

BioWare posted a new teaser for the upcomming chapter of Star Wars: The old Republic Knights of the Fallen Empire. Check it out: Step into an epic story-driven adventure as your character becomes The Outlander, a veteran of the Great Galactic War, in Knights of the Fallen Empire – now live! Travel to the Outer Rim of the galaxy to come face-to-face with a new threat, Emperor Valkorion and his Eternal Empire. Choose your path, recruit Companions into your Alliance, and make choices that have power to change destinies, all at the center of your own personal Star Wars™ saga! Best of all, Subscribers of Star Wars: The Old Republic can access and play all chapters of the evolving Knights of the Fallen Empire story for free. Create your Level 60 character and play today! Join the forum discussion on this post

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The Academy, Ep 12 – “How Do Conquests Work?

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So you want to know how conquests work? The latest episode of The Academy has got you covered! Created by SWTORISTA on request of the viewers, we have Episode 12: How Do Conquests Work?  If you’re new to the game or have a friend or family member who has just started playing, this is an invaluable tool to helping you understand all the ins and outs of SWTOR. As we have already said before when covering these episodes of The Academy, they’re great for new players but even existing players who know this info can find them entertaining. They’re really well done and entertaining. They might also provide you with a refresher if it’s been awhile since you were a new player. Even if you don’t personally find them helpful, you need to know these videos exist. You can share them to other new players or just help support Swtorista…

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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 Knights of the Fallen Empire – ‘Hero’s Saga’ Trailer

SWTOR Knights of the Fallen Empire – ‘Hero’s Saga’ Trailer

BioWare just released a new trailer for the upcoming chapter of  Knights of the Fallen Empire. Check it out below: Momentum is building as the Outlander and his Alliance move closer to the ultimate confrontation in Star Wars™: The Old Republic – Knights of the Fallen Empire. The episodic adventure enters its final Chapters beginning this month. Be a part of the epic finale by activating your Chapter 1 Free* Trial and binging the story so far! The tide of battle is turning against the despotic Eternal Empire, and you alone must rally the galaxy’s greatest heroes and lead the final assault against Arcann’s forces. Join the fight today — activate your Free Trial by May 30 to gain a free Level 60 Character and instant access to Chapter 1: The Hunt! Assemble your army, fight alongside hand-picked allies, and watch your choices shape the fate of the galaxy! Plus, join us…

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The Academy Ep 10 & 11 -“Gearing and Stat Optimization in 4.0”

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Gearing and stats can be a confusing concept to a new player. This is just one more great benefit to follow The Academy series from swtorista. In the latest episodes, 10 and 11, she talks to us about these specific points. These are great episodes that delve more deeply into important aspects of enjoying SWTOR. If you know someone who is new to the game, or thinking of picking up SWTOR, we highly recommend you point them in the direction of the Academy. Even if you’ve been playing for a long time, you might still appreciate these videos so go ahead and give them a watch/listen.  Here’s what these two episodes are all about. Gearing up your character can be one of the most daunting tasks in the game. The first half of this episode talks about how to mod your gear, and the second half talks about stat optimization…

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Star Wars Fan Film Unity of the Force

Star Wars Unity of the Force (Fan Film)

Here’s a really cool fan made film we think you will enjoy. In this story, the young hero, Lak, is tasked with finding an artifact, a special lightsaber that is said to be the most powerful in existence. He is less than enthused in the beginning, which makes him different from many young Jedis. I would expect him to be chomping at the bit to take on a mission like this but instead, his attitude was one of “Can’t someone else do it?” While this annoyed me, I also thought it was kind of refreshing to see a different angle taken. So anyway, he goes on to complete this mission to find The Artifact and there are many obstacles in his way, which is no surprise. I think you’ll find it a fun little short and the ending was a bit of a surprise to me. The ending may surprise…

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SWTOR Chapter 13 – ‘Profit and Plunder’ Teaser

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The SWTOR Team over at BioWare  has just released a new teaser trailer of the upcoming Chapter, Plunder and Profit coming on May 5th: BioWare™ and Lucasfilm today announced the next chapter in the episodic storyline of Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ – Knights of the Fallen Empire. The Profit and Plunder chapter will be available on May 5 along with a new multi-level Eternal Championship challenge that requires increasingly more courage and skill as you progress. The newest chapter in Knights of the Fallen Empire gives the Outlander an opportunity to turn the tides against the Eternal Empire in a clandestine heist to plunder Arcann’s secret treasury. In a high-risk mission to recover the Eternal Empire’s vast riches, players will partner with the galaxy’s most infamous thieves: the suave Bounty Hunter, Gault Rennow, and the female Twi’lek pirate, Vette. Prepare to risk everything as you embark on a covert…

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The Best April Fools’ Gag this Year

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If you missed it the other day, you must see this trailer for Fury of Maul on Netflix. Really, if you weren’t already a Netflix lover, would this not make you subscribe immediately? “Happy April Fools’ Day! Darth Maul makes his live-action series debut on Netflix! A mysterious, dark power is butchering those on both the light and dark side of the Force.” Directed and Shot by Sean Finnegan Seriously, this looks awesome. If you didn’t know already, it was just an April Fool’s joke from IGN and that’s really too bad because it would make a great series. Star Wars fans everywhere can cry like that poor little boy who’s dad let him watch not knowing it was prank. May we all go to our beds and bawl our eyes out because this will never come to be. Honestly, April Fool’s pranks are the worst, are they not? I…

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SWTOR Chapter 12 “Visions in the Dark Teaser”

Knights of the Fallen Empire – ‘Visions in the Dark’ Teaser

Bioware released a new  the teaser video for Chapter 12 a few days ago. This chapter is named Visions in the Dark, and is available from April 5, 2016 with early access. Face your Star Wars™ destiny and the immortal Emperor Valkorion in ‘Visions in the Dark,’ coming April 7th in the episodic story, Star Wars™: The Old Republic™- Knights of the Fallen Empire. Prepare for your most intense confrontation yet as your Alliance risks everything to strike a mortal blow against the Eternal Empire. As the Outlander, unravel dangerous truths that bind you to your dark enemy and get ready to wield a powerful new weapon inspired by some of the greatest Force™ users in the galaxy. Will you rise to overcome your fate and shatter Arcann’s forces? Knights of the Fallen Empire, including ‘Visions in the Dark’ is free to all Subscribers and new players can jump right…

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