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SWTOR Around the Blogosphere – August 6 – 2019

What is happening around the internet in the world of SWTOR for the past few weeks? There’s a lot of great news happening in the world of SWTOR and we want to tell you about it, but there are some great people in the community who have already said it best. Let’s take a few moments for a roundup post to highlight these great SWTOR posts online. Here’s a look at SWTOR Around the Blogosphere: First, we have a cool post from Vulkk about SWTOR 6.0 PTS, the Spoils of War. He covers the new class abilities, gear sets and technical items coming with 6.0. Keep in mind that things from a test realm can and do change, but Vulkk is also pretty good about updating regularly and quickly when they do. It’s a good, solid resource to help you know what to expect from the new release. Onslaught PTS…

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State of the old republic: Podcast 100th Episode

The State of the Republic Podcast just posted their 100th episode and this is truly a cause for celebration! Episode 100: Spoils of War released the other day and you can have a listen here if you haven’t already. If you’re not familiar with SOTOR podcast, it’s not too late to catch up. The State Of The Old Republic (SOTOR) Podcast is hosted by Ted.  In game, he is known as a Mercenary named Strega. He also writes for a group called The Cantina Cast, and is known as Ted over there, too. He’s a fellow WoW player (like me) and goes by Darkbrew there. He also has a blog site called The Brew Hall where he sometimes writes about SWTOR as well. Here’s what he had to say about the podcast and its 100th episode: “Spoils of War” was revealed back in May. And after hearing what Eric and Charles had to…

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SWTOR: The Making of Onderon

BioWare has posted news about Onderon. What is Onderon you ask? Well it is one of the new planets players will be able to experience with the with the upcoming launch of the ‘Onslaught’ Expansion this September. If you played KOTOR 2, you know that Onderon whas one of the planets in the game. Here is an interview with art Director, Carrie Meade, about pulling back the curtain on bringing this iconic planet to SWTOR. For starters, what is your role here on the SWTOR team? On the SWTOR team I function as the Art Director – which means I am responsible for organizing and running the SWTOR art team, as well as maintaining the artistic vision for the project. I help with troubleshooting, brainstorming, idea generation, problem solving, team scheduling, swag creation and general game editor whispering. What lessons or aspects from the creation of other planets came into…

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SWTOR: In-Game Events for August

Here are the ingame invents for Star Wars: The old republic for the month of August 2019 Double Rewards EventDate: July 23 – August 20, 2019 (BEGINS AND ENDS AT 11:00AM PDT/6:00PM GMT)Requirement: None! Starting July 23rd and lasting until August 20th, there will be a month long Double Rewards event! Perfect timing to get ready for the ‘Onslaught’ Expansion coming in September. Enjoy a full month of double rewards, including XP, Command XP, and much more! Pirate IncursionDate: July 30 – August 6, 2019 (BEGINS AND ENDS AT 11:00AM PDT/6:00PM GMT)Requirement: Level 20+ The remote planet Dantooine has been thrust into the center of escalating hostilities between the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire. Spurred on in secret by covert Imperial forces, the Nova Blade pirates have staged an all-out attack on the pastoral Republic world. As the Republic scrambles to defend this key territory at the edge of Imperial space, the Empire…

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That Time Big Bang Theory Played SWTOR

That Time Big Bang Theory Played SWTOR

If you’re a fan of Big Bang Theory, you may have noticed that one episode (S05E19) where the gang all played SWTOR. In their usual hilarious manner, the gang talked “nerdy” about “that new Star Wars game” and the other games they had played in the past (remember when they played WoW?) And of course, the girlfriends didn’t understand, although Bernadette jumps in with her pink laptop to play their healer (stereotypical, but still good for a laugh). “My Howie-wowie has an owwie.” Anyway, most of it is just reference to the game, which they never actually call by name, except for one scene on Raj’s screen where we actually get to see them play. SWTOR fans have criticized this clip every time it gets brought up but I think it’s all in good fun and one player commented on a thread that he found out about the game because…

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SWTOR: First Round of Onslaught is now up on PTS

SWTOR: First Round of Onslaught is now up on PTS

The guys over at BioWare is now testing the first fase of the upcomming expansion for Star Wars: The old Repulic named Onslaught. The comming game update will be known as Game update 6.0 of the MMORPG. Check out the news below: Welcome to the first round of Public Test Server testing for the ‘Onslaught’ Expansion! Each round will be targeted to test something specific. For example, In this initial round we are going to be looking at changes to the Sorcerer, Assassin, Marauder, and Juggernaut Advanced Classes. These changes include new ‘Onslaught’ Set Bonuses, Tactical Items, an initial batch of Amplifiers, and the following new Abilities: Volt Rush (Sorcerers) – Deals energy damage to your target and energizes you for up to 5 seconds. The Energize effect can stack twice, with each stack increasing Volt Rush damage by 30%. The ability has 3 charges and a recharge timer of 10…

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SWTOR patch notes: game update 5.10.4

SWTOR Defender of Alderaan

Here are the patch notes for game update 5.10.4 Highlights Free-to-play and Preferred Status changes – More hotbars, increased credit caps, unlimited medical probes, and unlimited quick travel for all F2P and Preferred status players! ????? – There are reports of mysterious observers being spotted around the Odessen base… General Players can now move items within Guild Banks as intended. The fog of war has been lifted on Balmorra; Imperial and Republic forces will no longer appear to be fighting members of their own faction. Reduced the respawn timer for a number of the items required for the Dantooinian Culinarian Achievement. A Conqueror of Dantooine Achievement has been added. Imperial guard turrets on Ossus will no longer appear to hover above the ground. All turrets also now have stealth detection. The Achievement for defeating Izax on Master Mode difficulty now properly awards the Master Mode Trophy (was previously rewarding the Veteran Trophy)….

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SWTOR: 6.0 changes for Inquisitor and Warriors to possibly hit PTS next week.

SWTOR 6.0 changes for Inquisitor and Warriors to possibly hit PTS next week.

Eric Musco hit the forums yesterday clarifying the games PTS  schedule : Let me add some clarity to our PTS schedule and then I can let you know the current plan for getting hands-on with PTS. So, when we initially talked about when PTS would be available I don’t think we framed it very well. When we stated June, we didn’t necessarily mean playable in June, but that would we would be providing you with in-depth information where you could start providing feedback. Throughout the whole PTS process there are going to be two components: Giving you the details on the PTS forum so that you can provide your thoughts and feedback. Placing those same things as playable on PTS to get your hands-on feedback. Obviously we are at step 1 of that process right now but we definitely understand that you are all very eager to get your hands…

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SWTOR reducing some of the limitations for Free-to-Play and Preferred players

SWTOR reducing some of the limitations for Free-to-Play and Preferred players

Next month BioWare will be reducing some of the limitations for Free-to-Play and Preferred players in Star Wars: The old republic. Read all about it here: Upcoming Free-to-Play and Preferred Changes In Star Wars: The Old Republic there are three different ways players are able to enjoy the game – as a Subscriber, Free-to-Play, or Preferred. Free-to-Play– Players that have not spent any money and have access to the original storyline of the game. Preferred – Players that either used to be Subscribers or have spent money on the Cartel Market. Subscription – Players that pay a monthly amount to access all gameplay content of SWTOR. While the team is hard at work revising some systems for the ‘Onslaught’ Expansion, we also wanted to show some love to the Free-to-Play and Preferred players. Most notably these changes will be to the credit cap, Quickbar, Medical Probe, and Quick Travel limitations. Let’s take a…

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How to Optimize Graphics on SWTOR

How to Optimize Graphics on SWTOR

If you’re still playing SWTOR, or if you have returned after some time away, you may be wondering how to fully optimize your graphics in SWTOR. One of the biggest downsides to having a favorite game get old is that the graphics just don’t hold up to the newer Here is a video to show you how to do it. Tutorial Reshade + LOD Bias from r/swtor Here are some other tips to help those who are looking to get a bit more life out of SWTOR. (from KickstartComputing). I run Nvidia and I tried this myself and it helps a ton. ***This only pertains to Nvidia GPUs*** So I’ve just been following through this very useful tutorial which details how to get an RTX level of reflections present in the game, as well as better visual clarity. The guide of course is here, but I’m going to layout the basic…

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